Quang Phan  

Apollo Statue by Quang Phan

March 2023 - Apollo Statue

March 2023 - Quang Phan


March 2023 - Quang Phan

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About the Image(s)

This is the first time I tried to use iphone (12pro) for still life . I took a small statue of Apollo on my piano and tried to take a picture from a dark place, I painted with a led stick. I used a phone app to edit contrast and change to B&W. After that I edited by DistressedFX+ App to make skin and color as a real statue. On DistreessedFX+ I used Overlay:Float and Sif (see screenshot on the right). Thank you

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7 comments posted

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Quang: Interesting image - well done/creative. I like the lighting - with one side of the statue fading into darkness. This relates a sense of reality, depth and interest!

I like your processing - it apppears natural to me and the subtle colors are what imagine an old statue might look like.

Few minor suggestions:
1) Can you remove the item(s) on the piano to the left of the statue. They are a distraction.
2) I'd include (or add) a bit more room below the statue. It's now too close to the edge of the frame and the bottom is cut off.
3) When an image like this is viewed against a black background (like this DPI site), it's impossible for a viewer to tell where the image ends. Consider adding a fine white border to separate the image from the larger screen.
4) Is the statue angled? What's that intentional? I think I'd prefer it perfectly vertical.

  Posted: 03/08/2023 03:22:00
Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Thank you, I am pleased to receive your positive comments. I took this photo in a rush as I was excited to experiment with the capabilities of my phone   Posted: 03/25/2023 22:15:18

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
This is a great exercise in lighting and post processing, Quang. Looking at the original, I'd say you did an excellent job. Other than that, I can only echo Steven's excellent comments.   Posted: 03/11/2023 10:25:49

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Hi Quang,
It's amazing to capture a still life photo using light painting by a LED stick and an iphone. The statue is very sharp with the nice lighting. The added color using Distressed FX is also well done that adds more interest to the subject.
I'd prefer to see a separation between the statue and the background. I'd suggest to lighten the background a tad.
My question is: Do you need to set up long exposure in your phone when you shoot it?   Posted: 03/25/2023 07:25:46
Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Hi Kieu Hanh, thanks for your comments. I forgot to mention. I shot this with NightCap app. This app I use to do light painting photography few years ago. Thanks   Posted: 03/25/2023 22:12:14
Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Thanks, Quang, for your information!   Posted: 03/29/2023 23:51:35

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Quang, this is certainly a way to add interest to an otherwise darker, flatter, monotone image. I would not have guessed this was a smaller subject, as it looks like something that commands ones' attention after the SIF and other filters you used on it. The resulting "skin tones" look like an attractive stone statue.   Posted: 03/28/2023 12:26:47