Timothy Morton, APSA  


September 2021 - THE WOODS OF DUNDURN

About the Image(s)

Prior to COVID-19 my local camera club we had special photographic opportunities every other year to visit Dundurn Castle which was this taken from the room where we keep our coats. For those not familiar with Dundurn Castle is a historic mansion in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada which was completed in 1835, currently owned by the City with Duchess of Cornwall, a descendant of Sir Allan MacNab, is the Royal Patron of Dundurn Castle who is second wife of Charles Philip Arthur George (Charles, Prince of Wales) and Heir apparent to become King of Canada.

With COVID-19, and various lock downs I have not gone out to shot many Landscape shots as I am doing mostly urban shots within WALKING DISTANCE of my apartment / flat in downtown Hamilton so I took this image I captured back in 2015.

Pentax *ist DL2 in LANDSCAPE MODE
Pentax 18-55 mm at 31 mm (’ 6.3 @ 1/80 second with ISO 200)

- Opened the Pentax RAW file in Camera-in-the-RAW in my edition of Adobe Photoshop Elements where I tweaked the Colour Balance / Tint along with straighten the image up taken thought the window.

- Being happy them I then moved the CONTRAST TAB to + 100, then I moved the SATURATION TAB to - 100, then moved the BLACK TAB to + 10 and then opened in Adobe Photoshop Elements where re-sized the width to 100 pixies and saved as JPEG for one all to see.

9 comments posted

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Nice treatment with the black and white conversion, it makes the scene look almost like a sketch. Lots of gradations from black to white.   Posted: 09/19/2021 17:54:01
Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
Glad you enjoyed it.   Posted: 09/20/2021 04:18:19

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Tim, I like the effect that you have created, it is very different, the heavy contrast has created a strong black and white with the light and shadows on the trees defined very well, the centre area leads you in straight down to the end to a wall of dark trees, would make a great backdrop for something medieval.   Posted: 09/19/2021 17:57:06
Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
Didn't think of medieval when uploading and may should had a knight or NOT.   Posted: 09/20/2021 04:19:39

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
The avenue of trees, receding into the distance, converted to B&W works very well. It's not sharp, but that doesn't matter, whether that was created by you or not, as it adds an extra depth to the image.   Posted: 09/27/2021 06:04:52
Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
Glad you enjoyed.   Posted: 09/27/2021 06:56:18

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
Tim - one of your best yet. I really like the texture of the sidewalk and the composition is very nice.   Posted: 09/27/2021 16:47:51

Fat Chen   Fat Chen
Sketch style with sufficient gradation is my favourite !!   Posted: 09/28/2021 02:54:12
Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
Thank you   Posted: 09/28/2021 05:46:33


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