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May 2021 - Russ Butler


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Wild Joker

Another light painting image. This image was one of several I was working on for the Boise Camera Club assigned subject “Willy Nelson”. This image is about playing poker with a fantasy hand & $1,000,000 funny money. So with that hand & Jokers being wild It has to be a winner. The adjustments are very minor = this image is near SOOC. Converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro 2. Taken with Fujifilm XT-3, 50/2, f/16, 20 sec, ISO 160.

6 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Nicely done. I particularly like the reflections of the cards in the glasses. Maybe the white of the cards could be a touch brighter?   Posted: 05/03/2021 22:33:55
Russ Butler   Russ Butler
Thanks Stephen, I like your suggestion.   Posted: 05/04/2021 13:35:43

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
The reflections in the sun glasses really add to the image. I do like the monochrome version much better than the color. I wish that you had put a stroke around the image to separate the black edges of the image from the black webpage. The image did seem a bit "muddy" to me, and I adjusted the levels in Photoshop.   Posted: 05/04/2021 10:48:56
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Russ Butler   Russ Butler
Your fix makes this a better image. Taking away the mud & the photoshop adjustment works for me. Thanks Tom for taking time & your help.   Posted: 05/04/2021 13:44:14

Wes Odell   Wes Odell
Yes, increasing contrast (with the white) shows an improved image.

I read somewhere that the comparison to the comment that "There are three important factors in Real Estate; and they are Location, location, and location," has a parallel in monochrome: Where the three important factors are Contrast, contrast, and contrast." This isn't dogma, but something to consider.   Posted: 05/04/2021 18:58:22
Russ Butler   Russ Butler
Thanks Wes, I always appreciate your observations   Posted: 05/04/2021 21:17:30


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