Paul Roth  

Africa by Paul Roth

January 2022 - Africa

About the Image(s)

The image of the two cheetahs is a re-worked image from a trip to Tanzania. The image was taken with a Nikon D5, using 200-400 lens with a 1.4 x adapter, at 1/160 sec. f13, 1000iso. I opened the raw image in Lightroom, after basic adjustments, I converted the image to b/w. I did make several adjustments after the conversion. I did add a slight vignette.

7 comments posted

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
HI Paul: Double WOW! For two cheetahs. To my eye just a beautiful image! I believe your choice of a slight vignette is perfect for this image.   Posted: 01/07/2022 07:57:07

Ed Ries
Very impressive Paul. A double portrait timed exactly right. The cheetahs seem to be looking right at you, very effective.
Amazing capture.   Posted: 01/07/2022 11:28:41

Nick Delany   Nick Delany
I envy you this capture ! The composition is great and that you are able to seem to be at eye level is awesome. The great contradiction of wildlife is they have coats designed to blend in with their environment but here I am going to suggest to you that you darken it to make them stand out. Can I suggest that you create a brush with settings of -0.2 to 0.4 exposure and a flow of 4 to rub the grass around the cheetahs. It is a slow way of applying a burn but it will appear more natural than deepening your excellently done vignette.   Posted: 01/07/2022 19:08:42

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Paul - a stunning image of these magnificent creatures enhanced by the apparent eye contact with the photographer. I agree with Nick that a slight darkening of the background would be beneficial but I would take a more simplistic approach to this task - an overall Curves adjustment with the cheetahs masked out, fine tuned via the mask opacity.   Posted: 01/10/2022 07:06:13
Nick Delany   Nick Delany
Peter....I'm sure that would work well, I need to try that method myself   Posted: 01/10/2022 11:44:59

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Paul, an interesting choice for mono but it really works!
Well done for realising that.
Well photographed and also well processed.   Posted: 01/11/2022 03:36:07

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Paul
You have posted some amazing nature images over the years but for me this tops the lot its just perfect you should be very very proud of this image.   Posted: 01/16/2022 12:42:11


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