Pat Centeno  

Vineyard by Pat Centeno

September 2020 - Vineyard

September 2020 - Pat Centeno

Original 1

September 2020 - Pat Centeno

Original 2

About the Image(s)

Last weekend, we attended a charity dinner outdoors in a local private vineyard. Fortunately, the tables were under tents because strong winds were followed by a heavy rain. I had wanted to photograph the vineyards up close before the sun set, so I was the only person traipsing around getting wet feet after the rain passed. I chose 2 close-ups taken about 6:30PM with my iPhone. The wet leaves were shot at f/1.8, 1/120sec, ISO50, 4mm (equiv. 54mmlens), no flash, HDR mode. The purple and green grapes were shot at similar settings f/1.8, 1/30 sec, ISO 32, 64mm equiv. lens, pattern meter mode, no flash. After compositing the grapes into the leaf photo, I used the Topaz Glow "Dream" filter, modifying the Vignette settings to .48, Vignette strength .82, Transition .25 and Roundness .85. I used the Dream filter because other filters I tried to "paint" with kept eliminating the raindrops which were the reason I chose those leaves.

3 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
You have created a wonderful composite. It came together seamlessly. And then the painting techniques you used created a wonderful mood and appeal. The sharpness of the main leaf and main grape cluster really appeals to me; I like that the surrounding leaves are rendered as more out of focus. And, I too, love the raindrops on the leaf. Great job!   Posted: 09/11/2020 10:06:32

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
I think this very creative and it took some special initiative to identify with this image and create this unusual artwork. Yes I too like the rain drops and the main leaf with the grapes get one's attention drawn "into the picture" so to speak. Well worth getting your feet wet .   Posted: 09/13/2020 00:44:32

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
I have really become a fan of what you do with Topaz filters. You are successful in the composite image and the rain drops certainly add to the impact. The image has a faint stained glass look and I wonder what it might look like with some backlighting (anyone know how to do that in post processing?). The image might also make a great label for a winery!   Posted: 09/18/2020 12:02:09


Please log in to post a comment