Gregory Waldron  

Harsh Mid-day Light by Gregory Waldron

November 2023 - Harsh Mid-day Light

November 2023 - Gregory Waldron


About the Image(s)

The image was taken in August 2023 at a local Renaissance Fair. My goal was to try to capture an image of one of the Crusaders where I could see his eyes. Being seated in a viewing stand I tried to find a composition where I would be able to use Photoshop to isolate the Crusader. The image was shot on a Sony A6400 and a 18-105 lens. The settings were ISO 200, Shutter 1/1600, Aperture 5.6, and focal length was 105. The image was processed in Photoshop and Topaz Denoise. Your comments and feedback are welcome.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
12 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Greg. Well processed image particularly from the starting image which appears to be extremely messy, you have done a good job of isolating this Knight from the background. Your choice to go monotone I think works extremely well, with a nice full tonal range in the image itself. Not much I can suggest to change in this image all in all I think it looks good.   Posted: 11/06/2023 23:19:06
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Tom,
Thanks for your comments and feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 11/19/2023 15:24:26

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Greg - What a creative final image you created from the original! It has all the elements most would look for in a successful art piece. Good choices all around; well done!   Posted: 11/17/2023 21:37:42
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Darcy,
Thanks for your comments and feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 11/19/2023 15:25:26

Karen Davis   Karen Davis
Hi Greg,

Wow - you've done a terrific job of extracting that knight from an incredibly busy background. The only thing I might suggest is to see if you can tone down those bright spots in the face mask.

What a great image. Congrats.
Karen   Posted: 11/19/2023 23:00:23
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Karen,
Thank you for your comments and feedback. I need to do a little more work on the hot spots.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 11/24/2023 04:42:28

Erin Browne   Erin Browne
Hi Greg - I would never have guessed what the original looked like if you had not posted it. This is a much more dramatic photo than the original capture and I love the emotion it brings. He looks ready for battle   Posted: 11/20/2023 11:10:37
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Erin,
Thank you for your feedback. I was surprised how much contact they made during the performance. I spent some time after the performance and asked them about their headgear. There was a lot of contact in the head area and the told me that the headgear was super padded to absorb the sword play.
Best regards,
Greg Posted: 11/24/2023 04:48:02   Posted: 11/24/2023 04:48:40

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
Hi Greg. This is very interesting and unusual image and your decision to isolate the figure from the busy background was very well handled. The black and white treatment really adds to the drama and graphic nature of the composition. I agree that eliminating the bright spots on the face mask would be
beneficial, but overall I think that this a wonderful and artistic image!   Posted: 11/20/2023 12:30:44
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Ingrid,
Thank you for your feedback. I need to work a little more on the hot spots.
Best regards,
Greg Posted: 11/24/2023 04:50:35   Posted: 11/24/2023 04:51:00

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Greg,
Greetings my friend.
I am sure you have achieved, what you have focused from the beginning. The eyes are captured and the black background works well with the image too. The image is well captured and well processed. Thank you for sharing something such a distant past. Well done.
Kindest regards.
Kamal.   Posted: 11/22/2023 03:06:30
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Kamal,
Thank you for your feedback and comments.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 11/24/2023 04:52:27