Jim Hagan  

The Soda fountain by Jim Hagan

May 2021 - The Soda fountain

May 2021 - Jim Hagan


About the Image(s)

Near Toledo is Sauder Village where they have created a 1910 pharmacy which includes a soda fountain. I photographed the fountain with a 24mm lens, at 1/40, f 7.1 and ISO at 400. I thought my original image was interesting but that it was too “busy.” In Photoshop I selected just the soda fountains and related parts, converted them to mono and used a filter which added an outline to those parts. Then I blurred the background and cropped the image so that the fountains were more prominent.

9 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
The original image is fascinating and I think that by isolating the pumps you have improved the picture successfully. Could you tell me what filter you used to create the outline, please, as I would like to try it! Great job!   Posted: 05/08/2021 04:11:46
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I set up a new layer and used a Topaz 2 heavy metal filter which I applied at about 70%.   Posted: 05/13/2021 06:32:40

David Blass   David Blass
I think you did a great job isolating and emphasizing the pumps, really iconic of a soda fountain.   Posted: 05/08/2021 07:47:55

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Good job with the cropping.......Maybe tone down the top left corner even more??   Posted: 05/09/2021 12:58:32
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Thanks for the suggestion. Please see my final revision.   Posted: 05/13/2021 06:33:37

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
That is a really effective treatment you have applied to the pumps which has provided a detailed effect which is not apparrent in the original. A slight crop off the top edge would remove most of the bright ara top left.   Posted: 05/10/2021 03:28:36
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Thanks for the suggestion. Please see my final revision.   Posted: 05/13/2021 06:33:50

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
In creating The Soda Fountain, I did not like my color version or my mono version. So, in my final version I had one layer in Photoshop in mono and another layer above it in color which I kept at 55% to allow the mono version to dull the colors. And in the top layer I had just the soda fountain items which I kept in the original color and added a slight amount of Topaz heavy metal filter. I also cropped the image much tighter. Thanks for your suggestions.   Posted: 05/13/2021 06:36:07
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Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Good job done. Isn't is often that we miss details in our image that someone else sees. Well done for responding to the comments of members.   Posted: 05/13/2021 08:34:24


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