Joan Field, FPSA  

Bison and calf, Near Great Salt Lake by Joan Field, FPSA

July 2024 - Bison and calf, Near Great Salt Lake

July 2024 - Joan Field, FPSA


About the Image(s)

The original had a very bland white sky. My main change was to replace the sky with a more cirrus type cloudy sky, which helped a great deal. I also sharpened the image using Topaz AI Sharpening. Cropping was also done and a bison on the left cut in half was removed using the clone tool in Photoshop.

3 comments posted

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Hi Joan. I really like your composition. The main bison is in nice sharp focus which fades away to a beautifully soft background and the image has nice color balance. The two bison are well-placed in the frame and your choice of camera angle further enhances the composition. Well done!

I am, however, questioning the need for a sky replacement. I think your original image has plenty of clouds to work with and all it needs is some additional, careful post-processing. To my eye the sky replacement does not look natural.   Posted: 07/07/2024 23:42:09

Ruth Sprain   Ruth Sprain
Joan, I like the majestic look of the bison that you captured. Your sharpening on the close bison worked well to give detail to his head. The slightly more blurred second bison along with the hazy background give a pleasing composition and sense of place. I agree with Michael that a sky replacement wasn't necessary. I think a bit of adjustment just on the sky would give the improvement you wanted while keeping the sky appropriate for the scene.   Posted: 07/11/2024 12:27:20

Andres Valdespino   Andres Valdespino
Wonderful photo. Excellent angle and composition. Your enhancing edits worked very well. I too think you did not need to change the sky.   Posted: 07/11/2024 15:29:38


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