Deborah Milburn  

Unknown First Family by Deborah Milburn

May 2023 - Unknown First Family

May 2023 - Deborah Milburn


May 2023 - Deborah Milburn

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About the Image(s)

In October I was in Fairbanks, Alaska to photograph the northern lights. It is always magical to see the lights perform. The statue of the Unknown First Family is in downtown Fairbanks. As you can see, I captured the image in the daylight. I combined the lights image with the statue. I finished the image in topaz and added a texture.

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12 comments posted

Fred Giese   Fred Giese
Deb, great image which tells a great story. I like that you added a texture which brought it all together.   Posted: 05/03/2023 17:56:33
Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Thanks - It was the story I wanted to tell.   Posted: 05/03/2023 21:51:22

RH Samarakone   RH Samarakone
Great job...colours, texture, source images...all work well.   Posted: 05/03/2023 20:54:40
Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Thanks - I appreciate the comments.   Posted: 05/03/2023 21:51:50

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Well put together and the northern lights behind the statue makes it really stand out. Well done.   Posted: 05/04/2023 11:20:59
Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Thanks!   Posted: 05/04/2023 11:32:39

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Very well done.... This really tells a very strong story of the area....I never knew this statue existed when I was there many years ago...or, I would have taken a photo of it too...   Posted: 05/14/2023 16:53:20

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Thanks so much. It is fun to explore.   Posted: 05/14/2023 17:06:49

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Thanks so much. It is fun to explore.   Posted: 05/14/2023 17:06:51

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Excellent compositing, excellent story and I just have one suggestion. I would consider pulling the statue forward (lighten) and pushing the background back (darken.) I just used the LR masks.   Posted: 05/16/2023 11:40:36
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Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
I really like that. Thanks for the suggestion. I do think it adds alot to the image   Posted: 05/16/2023 13:44:53
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
You're welcome. Justs adds a little depth to a well done composite.   Posted: 05/16/2023 21:14:05