Brenda Fishbaugh  


Sunset by Brenda Fishbaugh

December 2019 - Sunset

December 2019 - Brenda Fishbaugh

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This photo is a big experiment. I recently purchased the Canon 5D Mark IV, which is full frame and supposed to be good in poor light.

This is my first pic of the view by our new Snowbird home, in central Florida. I took some pix earlier during the sunset. As I was leaving, the sun was really down, but the sky was gorgeous. I ran my ISO all the way up, and then reduced my f/stop number and speed to let more light in.

The photo was incredibly noisy, as you can see by untouched original. I cropped in from the right to get rid of a light on a dock. And then I ran Topaz AI DeNoise, which is artificial intelligence software to remove the noise, which worked very well, without softening too much. I then used Topaz Clarity, to bring in a bit more color.

Of course, its not a winning photo, since it was handheld and at crap ISO and with not a great subject. But any thoughts with those limitations?


7 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Group 67)
This has lots of interest. The sky is lovely. There is a goo natural frame at the top. You have a foreground with detail and it all ties together well. I would consider cropping off the area on the left side including at least half of the big dark tree and serves only to chop up the scene.   Posted: 12/01/2019 14:01:35
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
I think your tree crop idea is a good one. I went back and forth on that and think I made a poor decision trying to keep it more a wider landscape. Thanks for stopping by! We love visitors!!   Posted: 12/01/2019 16:51:26
Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Group 67)
Glad you like the idea. I think when it comes to cropping we too often fall into the trap of trying to save the whole thing (you know--keep all those pixels we paid for) or we fall for one of the standard size formats (8x10, 11x14, etc) When the image is displayed digitally, we are free to get it perfect, so why not. I recently read an article by some noted photographer who said that most of the time we can crop 1/2 of the foreground from most images and not even miss it. I have thought about that quite a bit over the last few months---it works more than you think.

If you send me an email address, I'd like to comment about your snow leopard shot, I just saw it tonight. treadwl@comcast.net

Anyway---you still have a great image.   Posted: 12/01/2019 19:45:21
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
  Posted: 12/02/2019 19:59:38

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
The colours are great Brenda, I like the reflections. I agree that cropping the tree would be a good idea.   Posted: 12/01/2019 21:40:07

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
How's it look with the crop, Larry? I will pay attention to my foregrounds, although I've learned I can bring wild animals closer by cropping out the foreground. My email is BrendaFishbaugh@gmail.com. I look forward to your thoughts on my snow leopard.   Posted: 12/02/2019 20:07:32
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Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Group 67)
Brenda
Here is the crop I had in mind. I also made a few adjusted to the image. I was working from a screen capture so the quality is not the best.

I'm traveling right now--- I'll comment on the snow leopard when I get home.   Posted: 12/02/2019 20:23:59
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