Karen Botvin  

Chikasaw by Karen Botvin

August 2022 - Chikasaw

August 2022 - Karen Botvin


August 2022 - Karen Botvin

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About the Image(s)

My image for the month of August was made in March of this year at the Chickasaw State Park in Tennessee. The first is directly out of camera. The second has my edits from LR which include adjusting highlights, shadows, contrast, a bit of clarity & dehaze. I also adjusted the hue and color temperature at bit. I used my Nikon Z7 with the Nikon 24-200mm lens at 115mm, ISO 160, f/8 at 1/500sec. When I was satisfied with the edits in LR, I sent the image into PS and created my version of the Adamski effect. With the original layer I made 2 copies so that I had 3 layers. Using the first copied layer I applied a motion blur in the horizonal format that suited my taste. Using the second copied layer, I applied a motion blur in the vertical format. I then masked out the vertical blur from the bridge’s railings. Finally, I added some birds, Skimmers, that I captured at the beach here in Florida. This was a fun project as I watched the transformation of my image. As always, let me know what you think.

10 comments posted

Martin Newland   Martin Newland
I really like your final image and I will have to do some research into the Adamski Effect. It is really creative.
With your original image I would maybe reduce the amount of foreground water and remove the sky by cropping them out, thereby making a panorama. You have been cursed by the flat light during your visit which is a pity!   Posted: 08/03/2022 22:06:38
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Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Thanks, Martin! Yes, I was cursed with flat light that day. My final photo with the Adamski Effect is the one to comment on. The one that's posted large was straight out of camera.

Just google the Adamski effect. It is fun to watch a drab image turn into a creative work!   Posted: 08/06/2022 07:23:48

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
Before making any comments, I need help. Your Original 2 is showing the ducks with the blurred background. Is that supposed to be your final picture? Are they swapped? Confused.   Posted: 08/04/2022 15:21:50
Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Yes, Shirley, they are swapped!   Posted: 08/06/2022 07:20:09

Jaqueline Whalen   Jaqueline Whalen
Wow! I was totally confused too! I kept looking at the large picture thinking where was all that work???? Anyway, how creative and fun the final image is. I love the addition of the birds and plan to google that Adamski Effect. What a great project!   Posted: 08/06/2022 08:46:53
Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Thanks so much, Jaqueline! It is a great project that can have many outcomes. Glad you liked it.   Posted: 08/08/2022 14:35:29

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
Great result!! Amazing what you can do with PS motion blur without moving the camera at slow shutter speed. I guess you can also go back with a low opacity brush to bring back parts of the original.   Posted: 08/06/2022 11:41:04
Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Thanks, Piers! You are absolutely correct about PS. Its possibilities seem endless.   Posted: 08/08/2022 14:36:38

Jim Wulpi   Jim Wulpi
What fun!!!
I, also, have not been aquatinted with the Adamski Effect - until now.
I like what your end result turned into - especially with the addition of the flock of Skimmers.
I'll have to give that technique a try.   Posted: 08/06/2022 15:17:03
Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Thanks, Jim. I'm glad you like it. Give it a try as I know you like to be creative.   Posted: 08/08/2022 14:37:49


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