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Strawberry Fest by Trey Foerster

October 2019 - Strawberry Fest

October 2019 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

I processed thru Lightroom and then took the image into Topaz Studio to adjust the sky and paint. I was conflicted about the white tents at the right: bring back the highlights or leave them sun bleached, the latter being what they were in fact. Shot at f/14, 1/20 sec., 52mm, 4.5 aperture, and center weighted metering.

5 comments posted

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
For me this image creates meaning. Rochester NY is a city of summer festivals - tents like these and the crowds are seen all summer long. I feel that the balance of colors works well for this image. I believe that the exposure and depth of field are spot on.

To me the subject of the image is the festival, yet the trees and the sky dominate the image. In my opinion the cropped VF focuses more on the festival and the crowds that are attending. To my eye the highlights were overblown - as you acknowledged - and I pulled them back as well.   Posted: 10/05/2019 15:30:36
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Lou McLove   Lou McLove
I think this image really tells a story and it makes me feel like I'm involved in what I am looking at. I like the composition and the colors, I do like the way Gary cropped it. I think the paint effect you used works well with the subject   Posted: 10/12/2019 10:12:14

Sumit Basu   Sumit Basu
"Trey the painter" .I am now a fan of your PP style.You make a simple image look interesting.I even tried the same with some of my images but got very poor results .:).I like the bright colors and lovely balance .   Posted: 10/13/2019 00:44:15

Scott Messer   Scott Messer
Great colors. This could be a Norman Rockwell painting. How are you getting the "painting" effect - is that from Topaz?   Posted: 10/13/2019 09:34:26
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Yes, TopazStudio. I use a variety of painting presets, none at 100%. I overlay several, sometimes do masking so I can have a variation in strokes. Then as a final step I usually go back into LR to finish it off with selective lighting and sharpening.   Posted: 10/13/2019 09:47:24


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