Stanley Selkow  

Galapagos Green Turtle by Stanley Selkow

April 2021 - Galapagos Green Turtle

About the Image(s)

Narrative: While in a zodiac in the Galapagos this Galapagos Green Turtle swam right up to us. My personal reaction, which I tried to capture just by taking the picture, is that I was strongly moved to be in touch with an animal with such a long history.
The camera was a handheld Panasonic DMC-ZS40, focal length 41.4 mm, ISO 500, 1/500 sec at f/5.6. Because the image was not captured in RAW, I did light edits in Lightroom by adjusting white balance, increasing clarity a bit, and denoising and sharpening in the detail panel.

6 comments posted

Jeffrey Pawlan   Jeffrey Pawlan
I would like to see it with other natural objects in the frame.
  Posted: 04/01/2021 10:58:15

Stanley Selkow   Stanley Selkow
I totally agree, Jeffrey. But, not as an excuse, I didn't have much control on the composition as I was sitting in a Zodiac.   Posted: 04/01/2021 13:56:03

Thorro Jones   Thorro Jones
Stan I love that you had the opportunity to take a photo of this wonderful looking turtle. This is a nice closeup of the Galapagos Green Turtle and I like how the turtle is framed in the photo. As I am sure you are already aware that the photo is grainy and looks slightly out of focus, I am not sure what kind of feedback you are looking for from us.   Posted: 04/03/2021 10:42:16
Stanley Selkow   Stanley Selkow
I encourage all criticism and feedback of what I can do. It's grainy and out of focus and doesn't have a lot of pixels, but I don't know how to fix that. I tried sharpening in Lightroom and in Topaz AI Sharpen, to no avail. Is there anything I can do now? I doubt that I'll ever be back there, so I'd really like to find something to do in the wealth of photos I already have, but I'm clueless.
  Posted: 04/03/2021 11:17:59
Thorro Jones   Thorro Jones
Stan if you find a solution to sharpen your photos let me know. I have a lot of old JPEG photos in the same boat.   Posted: 04/03/2021 12:27:22

Sophia Schade   Sophia Schade
Stanley, I wish one day I get to go.. I always use my cell phone when I am in situations like this. I quickly put it thru Denoise and got a lot of the grain out. I am having a issue with the program so I will play with it over the weekend. I love Denoise and it works with Jpegs   Posted: 04/15/2021 19:28:07


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