Kathleen Sims, APSA  

Himalayan Snub Nose Monkey by Kathleen Sims, APSA

January 2022 - Himalayan Snub Nose Monkey

January 2022 - Kathleen Sims, APSA


About the Image(s)

This is the first image I took using Live View on my new I-Phone 13 Pro Max taken as a screen shot from my Samsung TV on a Nature channel. I was captivated by the footage and wondered what I could capture with my I-Phone. Post processing was done using the built in App. I made slight adjustments of exposure, brilliance, but increased the highlights quite a bit. Then I continued to make slight adjustments to contrast, brightness, black point, saturation, vibrance, sharpness, definition and noise reduction. I then moved the image to the Snapseed App to clone out the overexposed hairs near his ears. This was just a fun exercise and not intended for competition. Could you tell this was a screen shot?

5 comments posted

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Beautiful. I liked the cmposition. The image has nice colors, sharpness and lighting. The catch light is interesting. Your post processing is excellent. Nice work with a mobile.   Posted: 01/05/2022 07:42:12

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Good experiment. As you admit it is not suitable for competition being a photo of someone else's photo. Good post processing. The green is a distraction and could have saturation reduced. Very good choice of image.   Posted: 01/07/2022 10:27:03

Bud Ralston   Bud Ralston
Hi Kathleen: I love the 13 Pro Max and it's my pocket camera at all times. Capable of phenomenal images. I think you did turn a sow's ear into a silk purse here but I think you let the saturation and vibrance sliders get away from you a bit. The greens, blues, and reds are overdone for my taste making a cute little monkey into a clown. If you backed those off somewhat, you would have a great image.   Posted: 01/07/2022 13:39:55

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Kathleen, you did a great job capturing and editing this image. No, you can not tell that it was taken from a TV screen. I feel that because of cropping so much, your final version is somewhat pixelated. I do believe that there is an app that can add more pixels to an image. I am wondering if it could be used on this image or future images you take that require cropping. You are getting better and better at using your IPhone as your main camera. Keep up the good work!   Posted: 01/16/2022 18:04:52

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Good editing of a screen capture. The face is compelling - enhanced with the highlights in the eyes. I would take down the saturation and luminosity of the greens and crop off some of the top.   Posted: 01/17/2022 07:12:06


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