Tevor Harvey  

The long walk home by Tevor Harvey

April 2021 - The long walk home

April 2021 - Tevor Harvey


About the Image(s)

The image was taken on a Nikon D750 with a 24-70 f2.8 lens at f7.1 1/320th. I processed the image in Lightroom and NIK Effects. I was trying to lines converging to the distance and give the impression of a boy walking home along a country lane. I was attempting to hold detail in the snow whilst still getting a good tonal range in the image.

I opened the image in lightroom classic, and cropped the image to a portrait crop as I thought it gave a better lead into the image, I then opened the image in Colour Effex pro to pull out a little more detail in the clouds and water and change the highlight on the building. I opened the modified image in Silver Effex pro to do the mono conversion. Finally, I applied a slight adjustment with curves in photoshop.

14 comments posted

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Tevor,
Thank you for sharing.
first of all, your cropping and making it portrait style was successful to achieve your goal. It emphasize the depth and strengthen the story you wanted to tell. Showing the detail of snow is very difficult - I am not good at it - it sometimes end up being dark and lost the brightness if you focus on the detail of snow. But here you managed well. I feel a bit it is in dark side, but this is ok in my view. The contrast of dark tone of boys cloth is outstanding against the white snow covered road, which is also nice.
Overall your post processing strategy works to enhance your story telling, I think. Good work.

  Posted: 04/03/2021 20:17:23
Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
Thank you, appreciate the feedback   Posted: 04/22/2021 16:21:47

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
You have succeeded very well in telling the story, Tevor. I like the curved line in the path that is copied in the footsteps of the boy. The cropping enhances the story by focusing on the boy. Well done!   Posted: 04/04/2021 02:39:38
Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
Thank you   Posted: 04/22/2021 16:22:19

Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Nice shot with story telling and texture.
I recommend keeping the beautiful shadows in the original film.   Posted: 04/04/2021 18:45:42
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Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
Thank you, I have done some more work on the image and have darkened the shadows a bit   Posted: 04/22/2021 16:23:07

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Like Ying Shi, I prefer the framing in the original. He likes the shadows, but I think it shows the receding road better. Also, in harmony with the title, "The Long Walk Home," making the child a bit smaller in the frame places them smaller in nature and emphasizes the "Long Walk."   Posted: 04/07/2021 13:01:19
Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
Thank, I think I have another couple of shots with him smaller but the only problem was that he was in the shadow rather than the light.   Posted: 04/22/2021 16:24:22

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Hi Trevor, welcome to the group. How peaceful countryside shot and God Bless our children. I lived in the Cotswolds for 4 years and there's no better place to be than the British & Irish countryside. I agree with Ying and Stephen about framing and grains in the sky could be reduced during bnw conversion. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 04/08/2021 07:35:11
Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
I'll work on the grain to see if I can reduce it. Thank you
  Posted: 04/22/2021 16:25:26

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Welcome to the group, Trevor.
I'm also in agreement with Ying, Stephen and Ata that the shadows enhance the story-telling. I think lightening the path in the upper left would also show more of the "long walk".   Posted: 04/15/2021 13:21:35
Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
Again Bill thanks, I'll work on the upper left   Posted: 04/22/2021 16:25:56

Dick Knudson   Dick Knudson
Hi Trevor. Put me in the cropped camp. The vertical image has a grittiness that conveys an unpleasant walk ahead. The soft focus ahead of the boy and the fact we are seeing only the subject's backside reinforce that grittiness.   Posted: 04/21/2021 14:13:08
Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
Thanks Dick, appreciate the feedback   Posted: 04/22/2021 16:26:42


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