Paul Roth  

Sherman by Paul Roth

November 2021 - Sherman

About the Image(s)

The image was taken two weeks ago, at the base of a local water falls. It was taken with a Sony a7riv, and 100-400mm lens , at 1.3 sec at f 16, 100 ISO. The image was opened in Lightroom, and after basic adjustments to exposure, contrast etc, I converted the image to b/w. I did take the image with a number of different shutter speeds, but settled on this one.

5 comments posted

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
And more rocks and water! Great!
I would suggest lightening the image a touch.
I would also suggest playing about with crops as the large rock near the centre of the image is interesting.
  Posted: 11/15/2021 07:19:28

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Paul - I'm in two minds as to whether the framing of the image between the two trunks helps or hinders the image. The water and rocks are very attractive, but a little on the dark side for me.   Posted: 11/15/2021 08:52:27

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Paul: To my eye this must have been a very challenging capture. Your post processed image, to my eye seems to have a vignette additionally there appears to have a dark area going top to bottom followed by a light area going top to bottom, etc. across the image. This might have been caused somehow in post camera processing? If this were my image, I might consider a tighter crop and applying a threshold or curves adjustment as your image appears a bit dark to my eye.   Posted: 11/17/2021 11:34:04

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Paul
Love the criss cross flow of the water carrying the eye trough the image shutter speed spot on for me and looking very moody like the others I would like to see it lightened just a little.   Posted: 11/17/2021 12:00:08

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
An excellent low key image Paul. You might consider making the darkest shadows lighter either by dodging with a small brush or using NIK CEP detail extractor (which I used) to expose the detail that is present in the darkest shadows of the rocks and the small branch at the bottom. I didn't want to remove the low key aspect of the image or the vignette but just have more detail visible in the shadows.   Posted: 11/20/2021 11:24:50
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