Debbie Perez  

St Francis by Debbie Perez

November 2021 - St Francis

November 2021 - Debbie Perez


About the Image(s)

This was taken in a family graveyard that was located not far from the house the owners lived in. There were quite a few old buildings there as well. I used my usual preset in CLiR (2) then added a dodge and burn layer where I did some dodging on the statue and some burning around the photo edges.

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4 comments posted

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
Some may object to having the leaves block the statue but for me they make the scene more then a record shot. The pale blue of the background and its brightness is a distraction and should be toned down. A viewer's eyes are usually drawn to the brightest area before looking at the rest of the scene. Subduing the background would eliminate that tendency.   Posted: 11/20/2021 16:28:02

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
St. Francis belongs outdoors, with plants and where the animals live. I like this shot against the texture of the tree, but I think you could switch the light onto the statue and darken the background more. Use that dodge and burn layer in Photoshop? I think it would make the statue stand out as the subject.   Posted: 11/21/2021 14:49:49

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I do like the blue colors in the background. I might try to brighten up the statue in the middle a bit.   Posted: 11/24/2021 10:34:13

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
This is a lovely statue but I feel it is too small in the image and the background is a little distracting. You could crop the background out all together so as to focus on the figure with just the tree trunk behind it. I like the leaves in the foreground so I would leave these in.   Posted: 11/25/2021 11:29:25