Judy Merson  

China Aster Mono by Judy Merson

August 2022 - China Aster Mono

About the Image(s)

I took this handheld with my iPhone 12 Pro Max native Camera app, 5.1mm (1- or 26mm-equivalant) main camera at f/1.6 ISO 160 speed 1/60 I took it into Lightroom Used Lightroom basic Then I went into Photoshop Opened Topaz Studio 2 and used AI clear Noise and Sharpen Then back into PSCC where I used gradient map to change from color to mono
Then I cloned out some white spots on bottom and reduced the brightness with a brightness /contrast adjustment I sized it and added a stroke

6 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
This looks very nice in B&W. I found that I liked it even more after increasing the contrast a bit. When I zoom in somewhat, the image looks a bit posterized. It might be worth looking at each step in your processing to see which introduced it, and then perhaps back off just a bit on that transformation.   Posted: 08/01/2022 09:38:41
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Thank you I will do that   Posted: 08/01/2022 14:23:25

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I like the placement of the flower in the image. Your lighting is well done as well. I agree with Robert that it feels over-processed.   Posted: 08/01/2022 18:10:30

Jody Coker   Jody Coker
I like this Judy. I think Robert and Dorinda have covered my thoughts.   Posted: 08/02/2022 12:25:44

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Nothing to say and nothing to change, great picture   Posted: 08/05/2022 16:35:07

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
I like very much the symmetry of the image and you choice of lighting and the presentation in black and white. To me, the upper right hand corner of the image doesn't fit the pattern set with the other petals and I would mask it out and paint it black to preserve the symmetry with the lower RH corner.   Posted: 08/08/2022 15:20:26


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