Kaylyn Franks  

Momma Watched Me by Kaylyn Franks

October 2021 - Momma Watched Me

October 2021 - Kaylyn Franks


About the Image(s)

Attached is the original and final of "Momma Watched Me" taken at the Art of the Cowgirl in Bozeman, MT. Taken with EOS R5, Canon 100-400, handheld, f/4.5, 1/600, ISO 160. Processed in LR with basic adjustments and cropping, then into PS for cloning cleanup, then to Topaz Studio 2 to apply abstract filter.

4 comments posted

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Kaylyn, I think that your treatment of Topaz Studio 2 works perfectly with this picture, however, I also think that it is worth to take the time to clean up the electronic waves from the boy's back, shoulders and hair. This would give the appearance that the boy is not effected by the electronic waves he has walked into.   Posted: 10/04/2021 10:13:07

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I have to agree with Joe. I think the radiance on this image is just a bit overdone - - it makes him look like he's being electrocuted. A tone down of the radiance would improve the photo. I like the image's use of blues and grays and limiting the number of clashing colors and contrasts.   Posted: 10/09/2021 10:40:37

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
The Topaz is a nice finish, but I think that the story of your picture is the boy enjoying a walk through the mud while momma looks on. And that story pretty much disappears with the Topaz filter. I'd try cropping it to include momma and her reaction to him. I know that leaves kind of a messy background with the vehicles, but it preserves your very cute story.   Posted: 10/09/2021 11:06:25

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
I see this as a nice use of your imagination and I think you intended a complete fantasy look and feel. This could be a science fiction type of image, as if the child was being captured in a force field and is about to be sent to a mysterious dimension. Beam me up, Scotty! Apart from the effects, I enjoy looking at the way you have handled the composition, which has essentially three parts: the dark mud, the light sand receding off into the distance, and of course, the child. I like also the subtle neutral colors -- the sand and pale blues go well together. One could argue that you should try avoiding taking shots of the subject from behind, but I think it works here.   Posted: 10/09/2021 16:57:02


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