Jacob Wat  

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January 2020 - Untitled

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The photo is unedited and taken on an iphone 6s. The picture was taken in the afternoon in an arboretum near Lafayette Indiana. I want to edit it but I am unsure of what work should be done. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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6 comments posted

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Hi Jacob, Please give your pictures a title for future identification.
I have no idea what this plant is but I do find it quite interesting. It is extremely sharp for an iPhone picture. I took it into photoshop to make the following adjustments:
1)Increased the blue in hue/saturation,
2)Removed straggly branches on the right with the spot healing brush.
3) opened camera raw in the filters panel and used De Haze to about 40.
4)Crop to a vertical. Eliminated most of the distracting right side, some of the left and some from the top.
5)History brush- multiply at about 25- to darken the borders.   Posted: 01/10/2020 10:11:35
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Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Jacob,
You always surprise me with your iPhone pictures. Nice capture. I agree with the suggestions from Mervyn.
As mentioned, it would be nice to get more details. We are all learning the names of plants and animals!
Once using a "standard" camera I am always interested to have the precise set up (camera type, lens set, f stop, speed, etc....)
Nice job.   Posted: 01/10/2020 18:56:11

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
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Jacob and Mervyn, it just needed a little more light in the shadows to see more detail on the dry plant, and I added a small vignette as well.   Posted: 01/11/2020 08:31:10
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Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Jacob, Mervyn and Isaac have certainly improved the image with their edits. In the future, think about moving closer to your subject to eliminate the distractions. I cropped tighter, sharpened the seed pods with sharpen tool and added vignette.   Posted: 01/11/2020 13:13:41
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Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
Hi Everyone,

I was going to reply individually but I saw all of your changes and it really improved the photo. Gives me a lot to think about for my next photo. I was also unsure of what the plant was so I couldn't identify it. But I am amazed by what all of you had done because I tried messing around with it in photoshop but I couldn't seem to get it to work out well. I am going to try doing all the changes that all of you have done to see if I can recreate all the enhancements you all have done. Thank you again for the feedback!   Posted: 01/20/2020 13:50:40
Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Hi Jacob, I think all has been said Jacob, there have been good suggestions as to how to improve your effort. I will add one aditionall comment and that is to get the flowers to stand out against the distracting background I would have taken the camera a lot lower to get more of the sky in the shot. Good luck with your next shot.   Posted: 01/22/2020 16:21:19