Rick Pranitis  

construction in my community by Rick Pranitis

October 2019 - construction in my community

October 2019 - Rick Pranitis


About the Image(s)

Here’s my images for the October collection. The SOOC image is of the ongoing construction in my community and how its encroaching on the protected green space here.

Specific images details: The camera is a Nikon D7100 with a full spectrum Kolari modification. Shoot at 1/160 sec @ f:20 ISO 200. I was using a 24mm lens with a 720nM filter. The only post-production adjustments were done in Lightroom; image cropping, setting the WB to 2000, adjusting the exposure, texture and the red and blue saturation. I also applied a very slight vignette to the image and added my watermark.

3 comments posted

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I like the image crop and composition. It does tell your story of human beings encroaching on green and open space. The juxtaposition is striking.

Your conversion method for WB is interesting, so many styles, glad to see details about what we are all doing in-camera and in post-processing.

Personally I would have cloned out the dust-spot and the tree pieces in the UR.   Posted: 10/09/2019 00:50:57

Jeff Fleisher   Jeff Fleisher
I like the tight cropping from the original, it focuses our attention on the tension between the water and landscape in the foreground versus the construction.

Doing the white balance in Lightroom may be limiting since it cannot go below 2000K. Try downloading (if you don't have it already) Nikon's NX-D program and use that software to white balance the image. This version is free unlike NX-2. It has much more latitude than Lightroom for white balance modification.   Posted: 10/09/2019 21:39:23

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
This image shows a nice park-like setting or greenspace, the crop effectively removed the distracting walkway & rubbish receptacle. Agree the bits of tree branches upper right are distracting and grabbing my eye.

Unfortunately LR does not allow enough range for proper setting of WB; try importing with Nikon's NX-D program to set your WB. I believe you'll get a better starting point.

As the leaves continue to fall this construction will certainly continue to encroach on this green space.

Nice documentary image to continue to update as time goes by.
  Posted: 10/17/2019 11:34:52


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