Kathleen Sims, APSA  

"Short Time Bull Ride" by Kathleen Sims, APSA

June 2021 - "Short Time Bull Ride"

June 2021 - Kathleen Sims, APSA


About the Image(s)

This image was taken two weeks ago at a local rodeo which I shot with my I-Phone 11 Pro Max mounted on a handheld DJI Gimbal stabilizer. Post processing was done using the camera edit program. Adjustments were made using the sliders for auto exposure, brilliance, highlights, shadows, contrast, brightness, black point, saturation, vibrance, sharpness and... noise reduction. I then moved the image to Photoshop CC to resize and crop. I also selected the helmet to adjust the shadows and highlights to lighten the face.

3 comments posted

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
WOW! Kathleen you definitely caught this rider at the peak moment of action. I like the color saturation of the original better than the edited. Just a few minor suggestions you may want to consider: cloning out the hat directly behind the steer & rider; straightening a bit; further cropping and adding a vignette. This would make a wonderful print... Well done!   Posted: 06/10/2021 11:45:28
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Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Smart phone cameras and getting so good and you made good use of one. Using a stabilizer that I think was made for a drone is a good idea.

I agree with Terry on everything.

  Posted: 06/13/2021 16:49:50

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Very good action photo. The image is shrp for a mobile camera. I too liked the saturation in the original than the edited one. The image needs a little horizon correction, similar to what Terry has done. My one suggestion is that when you use noice reduction, try to use recover details in the same application. The originality of the skin of the bull is lost in the processed image (I use Topaz denoice and it has the option. Don't know whether other applications have this option)   Posted: 06/16/2021 03:25:25


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