Hattie Stamer  

A Good Participant by Hattie Stamer

October 2019 - A Good Participant

October 2019 - Hattie Stamer


About the Image(s)

During 4th of July parade, our local police having fun participating. He was helping to create an extra barrier for the jumper. LR basic adjustment, then Nik for conversion. I use the color bars to adjust to get desired shades of grey. Still learning.

Nikon D850, f/5, 1/2000, ISO 1600, 26mm

7 comments posted

Gary Stiger   Gary Stiger
But you are learning well Hattie - great action shot of a leap that I know I will never attempt. I bet you like that D850 - nice image.   Posted: 10/06/2019 22:01:28

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Hattie, I agree with Gary. This is a difficult leap and an interesting action shot! I like how you've cropped out the extraneous elements. Nicely done.

Even with your cropping, I still find it a bit confusing to look at. I played with your original a bit but couldn't do anything that "worked" for me as a monochrome. Thus, I cheated... smiles. What do you think?

  Posted: 10/10/2019 16:27:22
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Hattie Stamer   Hattie Stamer
Oliver, you could be right about the B/W version. I did have problem have the right subjects to stand out. This might be better off with color. It's interesting how you used partial color. Thanks.   Posted: 10/14/2019 11:41:20

Israel Yosef   Israel Yosef
Hi Hattie,
In my opinion a very interesting photo, there is movement and energy.
Your cropping photo creates an imaginable triangle, it's cool.
I like Oliver's idea to convert the photo to monochrome and leave the color red. Very interesting how is this done?   Posted: 10/11/2019 08:06:11
Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Israel, there are numerous ways to do this. I was exploring some of the capabilities of Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2. Do you have the Nik collection of filters? If so, the control points allow for Selective Color (SC). The control points in general are extremely powerful ways to manipulate your image. If you use a control point, you'll find a tiny "down arrow" at the bottom of the various controls. Clicking on that opens up additional controls, including SC.

I hope this helps!

  Posted: 10/11/2019 08:34:04
Israel Yosef   Israel Yosef
Oliver thanks.
I tried.
Very interesting.   Posted: 10/11/2019 08:51:08

Hattie Stamer   Hattie Stamer
Hum, I don't know why my image seems so small compare to others. I must got the size wrong.   Posted: 10/15/2019 22:32:48


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