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Was It Something I Said? by Tom Pickering

September 2020 - Was It Something I Said?

September 2020 - Tom Pickering


About the Image(s)

Specs: Nikon D50, Nikkor 70-300mm, F7.1, 1/40s, ISO 400, Monopod, Natural Light

Same trip as the image for last month - still finding gems in a lost folder. This image needed lots of help, but I think it has potential.

I leveled this on the horizon in ACR, then opened it in Affinity Photo. Filtered it first with Topaz Sharpen AI to make the people clearer. Next, into Luminar 4 to replace the sky and do some tonal adjustments. Finally, back in Affinity Photo, removed some of the junk in the water and on the beach. What should I do next?

11 comments posted

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Good job on the colors of the water and sky. I might crop an inch off the bottom.

Add a shark fin?   Posted: 09/07/2020 15:52:59
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Wouldn't they have different expressions if there was a shark fin? d;¬{D   Posted: 09/07/2020 17:35:58
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Enjoy your sense of humor Tom.   Posted: 09/16/2020 18:12:53
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
See my reply to Rusty at the bottom.   Posted: 09/17/2020 00:05:54

MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
This is really a great treatment . Love the tome of the photo.   Posted: 09/07/2020 20:03:59

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
What should you do next? Frame it 😀
  Posted: 09/13/2020 05:46:32

Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Love the possibilities for a story. Lighting of the sky and water are spot on. Agree with Dan on cropping off some the sand at the bottom.   Posted: 09/16/2020 18:12:15
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Okay - 2 votes for cropping, so here it is. Yes? No?   Posted: 09/17/2020 00:05:09
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Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
I like your crop.
  Posted: 09/17/2020 01:12:39
MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Yes this one look better   Posted: 09/17/2020 15:48:08

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
I vote yes on the crop, too. Great treatment and a fun story.   Posted: 09/17/2020 09:15:12


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