Bob Legg  


Fall Mono by Bob Legg

September 2020 - Fall Mono

September 2020 - Bob Legg

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September 2020 - Bob Legg

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About the Image(s)

This image was taken last fall in the Adirondacks of NY. Just some nice falls colors across a boggy pond. I included the Raw image that has nothing done to it. Meta data was iso 400, F7.1, 1/250sec Nikon 28-300 @ 300mm.
Color image was cropped and edited in Topaz using Glow filter, Impressionistic and Monet filters. The Mono image was created using Nik Silver Efex. I felt the image lacked tack sharpness and just needed filters to bring out the Wow factor.


10 comments posted




Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk
Bob

Nice work with the filters, you used a surgeon's hands in your rendition

Emil   Posted: 09/02/2020 16:15:58
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Emil. But its much easier than you might think. Graduated, glow, and Empressionistic filters. The combination, I think, resulted into an infrared type of image, but yet I have a color image to also use. Does it have infrared qualities? I trust your experienced eye and hands in that regard.   Posted: 09/02/2020 17:38:47
Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk
Bob

It certainly has an IR quality to it in that the trees and the grasses at the edge of the bank have a light tone, an IR characteristic

Emil   Posted: 09/03/2020 15:24:55
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Emil   Posted: 09/03/2020 15:46:04



Leah Konicki   Leah Konicki
Bob, fall is my favorite time of year and I love the fall colors, so I don't think it would occur to me to render a fall landscape into black and white. I do like the end product you have achieved, it has an almost abstract, ethereal quality. I agree that it also has an IR quality.   Posted: 09/04/2020 10:18:48
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Leah. I use BW whenever I can creat great great contrast in the scene. It wasn't until I had processed the color original in Topaz that I realized the potential for a good BW.   Posted: 09/04/2020 10:28:37



Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Bob, this is a fascinating image. It gives me the feeling of wind blowing the trees and making the boughs sway against each other. And, it definitely has an IR quality. Although I don't often use filters to dramatically modify an image, I certainly see the merit in doing it.... besides, it's fun!

Nice job.

  Posted: 09/05/2020 11:25:15



LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Bob,

It is fantastic to hear I found another user of Topaz!! I love that software more nowadays than I did a few years back. They have made great strides with AI technology.

I like how you edited using the Glow filter, Impressionistic, and Monet filters; these are all my favorites. I can see you achieved your goal from not so sharp to an image with some wow! I agree with Oliver that the boughs swaying makes the photo. Infrared photography is so intriguing; too bad, you have to convert a camera to achieve it.

I have a couple of points to consider. I see some blur in the upper left corner, upper right corner, and left and right sides just above the water that seems to be a distraction. Do you know why this is; I don't see it in original 2?

I do not have any other comment. Good work this month!

Best regards,
LuAnn   Posted: 09/12/2020 12:50:15
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks for the positive words LuAnn. Regarding the blurs. The foliage colors are different and perhaps the glow filter "glowed" them more or less. I had not noted and still have difficulty in being able to pickup those blurs. Based on words from a NH friend I had also used graduated ND filters on the top and in the water grass area, but I doubt that made the blurs stand out more, but maybe.   Posted: 09/12/2020 18:05:48



LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Bob,
Can you go over to group 3 and take a look at Maryann's picture of the cityscape with the birds in the sky at the end of the comments I added a photo and I included clouds in it which is a first for me but I thought of you right away when I did it so could you please comment on it I'm just curious what you think of how I added clouds!

Thanks
LuAnn   Posted: 09/13/2020 16:25:18



 

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