Ella Schreiber, QPSA, APSA  

Homer Landscape by Ella Schreiber, QPSA, APSA

June 2022 - Homer Landscape

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June 22 Submittal by Ella Schreiber
I attended a wild life workshop in Homer, Alaska in March. We were there to capture images of bald eagles B U T the landscapes were so spectacular I had to grab a few shots. While taking a little hike near the hotel, I came across this gent riding his bike. “Wow”, says I and grabbed this shot. He was quite a distance away and when I looked at the shot he was just a dark speck. In post camera processing, I selected that distant bike rider and enlarged him a bit so the viewer could tell it was a person on a bike. He could have easily been deleted, but, to my eye, the bike rider adds a bit of interest to the image. It was converted to BW using NIK, and selectively burned and dodged some areas, added a slight vignette and 3 pix grey stroke and called it done. Camera was FF, with a 17-400 lens, F10, 1/160, ISO 100 - hand held. Something cool to look at on a warm summer day

7 comments posted

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Ella - your image reminds me very much of Iceland. I like the 'S' curve in the foreground and the detail in the sky. You were absolutely right to retain the cyclist who gives a sense of scale to the landscape. Nice tonal range throughout the image.   Posted: 06/09/2022 05:31:51

Nick Delany   Nick Delany
Ella...I do enjoy this image and it conveys the size and grandure of Alaska well. Your inclusion of the cyclist helps the viewer comprehend the scale and was a good call. I think your processing and tonal separation is excellent. I am wondering whether you considered the option of leaving the foreground bushes out of the image flipping the image from left to right??   Posted: 06/12/2022 18:17:41
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Nick Delany   Nick Delany
Ella - separate question.....what is "adding a 3 pix grey stroke " , how is it done and what desired effect does it apply?....thanks   Posted: 06/12/2022 18:21:24
Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Nick I added a 3 pixel stroke and use the marquee tool Ctl A, in Photoshop and under Edit, Stroke, I usually use a grey stroke rather than white b/c to my eye, the grey is not as "in your face" as white. In my view, a white stroke can subtract rather than add to the image... whereas the grey is more suttle. I hope that helps.   Posted: 06/12/2022 20:20:36

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Ella, an super landscape.
I do not usually subscribe to the inclusion of a figure to give scale but, in this case, it does just that!
Something for me to consider in my work...
I really like the layers in the image   Posted: 06/14/2022 03:44:12

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Ella
If I were in surroundings like this a whole flock of eagles could fly past me and I would not notice them its breathtaking,my opinion I would leave well alone the foreground gives wonderful depth to the image,tonally superb the light on the distant mountains is beautifully handled and gives wonderful definition,then the clowning glory the cyclist,do yourself a big favour Ella get it printed framed and on your wall and return to that moment you took it every time you look at it.   Posted: 06/16/2022 15:08:01
Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Hi Ian: thank you for your kind remarks. the image is in the printer at this moment!   Posted: 06/16/2022 15:32:55


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