Jerry Paskowitz  


Costa Rica Sunset by Jerry Paskowitz

February 2021 - Costa Rica Sunset

About the Image(s)

This image was captured at Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The sunset was somewhat uninspiring so I decided to try some 'intentional blur' to give it life. I like the effect. I used my wife's backup camera for this, Olympus E-P2 and the details are: 1/60s, f/4.2, ISO 500, 18mm with an M.Zuiko 14-150mm lens.



12 comments posted




Paul Smith   Paul Smith
Welcome back! Your colors are wonderful and I'm interested in "how" you applied the blur. The blur makes it interesting. Well done   Posted: 02/03/2021 11:16:30



Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Thanks Paul. I started the chemo on January 18 and had the second of 12 rounds this past Monday. Not 'out of the woods' yet, but the doctors are hopeful that they can arrest the cancer and hopefully keep it from spreading. It will be a grind but I seem to be tolerating the meds well.

As for the blur, it was done in camera with a pan of the scene. No post processing on this image. I have used 'intentional blur' a few times with generally speaking good results.   Posted: 02/03/2021 13:10:43



Ed O’Rourke   Ed O’Rourke
This picture is, in my opinion, a great example of the value you add to our group and why we're all glad you are getting better and continue contributing. (By the way, if there is a day or two when you're not up to posting a pic I've found your website with lots of GREAT photos and I'll make sure we keep seeing samples of your work).

For me this is a very good sample of using colors and contrast to make a great image. I like the way you have alternating bands of color in the sky with the blues of the clouds along with the orange/yellow bands where the sun comes through. the way you have just enough of the horizon line to help me get a sense of perspective. And the blurring works well for me in creating a good sense of texture.   Posted: 02/16/2021 15:54:48



Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Thanks for the +ve comment, Ed. I appreciate it. I'm in the process of assembling a portfolio for submission to PSA for the BPSA designation. I'm thinking that I'll submit a selection of my waterfall images (see the Publications tab on my website - Water) For anyone who looks at it, not all of the images are 100% but I think that 10 are. And I also added technical details on the last page for each image.

I had my third chemo yesterday and there's now only 9 to go!   Posted: 02/17/2021 09:00:14
Ed O’Rourke   Ed O’Rourke
Jerry, I've checked out your collection of waterfall pics. Great work. There are lots of waterfalls where I live (you would expect that with 70+ inches of rain a year) and I've tried to see if I could get any good pics. Now you have shown me a standard I need to work my way up to.   Posted: 02/18/2021 12:10:05



Mark Bargen   Mark Bargen
Hi, Jerry, nice to meet you. It's a very nice image. At first I thought it was a long exposure, and then I noticed the clear motion on the landmass lower left. I'm guessing you were very restrained in your motion. I would find that very difficult to do. The bright areas really pull the eye in, of course, but I found I was especially intrigued by the smaller dark areas on the water. I'm guessing those were water craft?   Posted: 02/22/2021 12:47:25
Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Hi Mark and Welcome to CC93. I don't recall what was out in the water that evening, could be either small craft or maybe some waves.   Posted: 02/22/2021 15:30:33



Darcy Quimby   Darcy Quimby
Jerry
I am glad you are back. What is your website if you don't mind posting it here. I like the in camera blur it reminds me of a soft water color.   Posted: 02/22/2021 14:46:58
Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Thanks Darcy. The cancer treatment has been going reasonably well. I had another CT scan on Wednesday and get the results on Monday. I've now had 3 chemo sessions and (only) 9 to go. My site is fotomacher.ca. Thanks for the comment about the blur. The backstory is that I had brought my camera and tripod to the beach that evening and was all set up when I realized that all of my memory cards were still at the hotel. My wife had both of her camera bodies with her (and memory!) so that's why I used hers. I was not familiar with the settings so I just had to wing it. First and last time I left my memory (camera memory) behind.   Posted: 02/22/2021 15:37:06
Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Thanks Darcy. The cancer treatment has been going reasonably well. I had another CT scan on Wednesday and get the results on Monday. I've now had 3 chemo sessions and (only) 9 to go. My site is fotomacher.ca. Thanks for the comment about the blur. The backstory is that I had brought my camera and tripod to the beach that evening and was all set up when I realized that all of my memory cards were still at the hotel. My wife had both of her camera bodies with her (and memory!) so that's why I used hers. I was not familiar with the settings so I just had to wing it. First and last time I left my memory (camera memory) behind.   Posted: 02/22/2021 15:48:30



Jeff Coyle   Jeff Coyle
Welcome back Jerry! I love the colors and mood of the image. I need to start playing with intentional blur   Posted: 02/26/2021 07:43:29
Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Thanks Jeff. Maybe for March I'll post another blurry example.   Posted: 02/26/2021 12:23:39



 

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