Beverly Caine  


Checkers by Beverly Caine

October 2019 - Checkers

October 2019 - Beverly Caine

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October 2019 - Beverly Caine

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October 2019 - Beverly Caine

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About the Image(s)

This is an image that I took about 25 years ago while touring mainland China. We wandered through a local park and came upon lots of people playing checkers so I caught this image and spent all morning trying to improve it. I just downloaded a sample of the newest Topaz sharpening filter and am madly in love. It's currently on sale and I don't doubt I'll buy it if they actually end it for me in a few weeks. I went to monochrome because I tried everything in my own bag of "tricks" and couldn't remove the reddish cast from their heads so I went back into Topaz Studio 2 and converted to mono which I think gave me a better result. I look forward to your feedback


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4 comments posted

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
This is a great image Beverly. It tells a nice story. I was looking at the first image and seeing how well your final versions were sharpened from that first. I hadn't read your description yet, but I wondered if you were using Topaz AI Sharpening. The checkers might use a little more sharpening, but you did a nice job in sharpening most of the photograph.

The subject and the poses really make this picture I think. I like it a lot.   Posted: 10/25/2019 14:47:55

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Thanks and yes I did use Topaz. That is probably the most amazing filter I have come across so far.   Posted: 10/25/2019 15:53:31

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I like your choice of B&W, I think it works very well with this image. Good composition and clarity.   Posted: 10/30/2019 10:06:57

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I like your choice of B&W, I think it works very well with this image. Good composition and clarity.   Posted: 11/02/2019 10:01:52