Jamie Carrier  

Ducks by Jamie Carrier

June 2022 - Ducks

About the Image(s)

This was taken last week in the Tetons. Mt Moran is always majestic and changes from day to day, hour to hour. I wasn't sure about black and white vs color. Black and white won. Should I have cropped it more? I know I tend to process dark. Hopefully not this time.

12 comments posted

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Would you like to share the colour version of this with us please?   Posted: 06/11/2022 08:40:22

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Attached is the color version for Jamie's June entry.   Posted: 06/13/2022 02:00:58
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Don Hill   Don Hill
Hey Jamie, I took a long look at your submission. I love black and white landscapes. Yours has a nice feel and it made me want to put a jacket on (nice when you can feel an image). I am glad Andrew asked for the original. I looked at it and it was very blue (the color) I worked on the tempreature and did some minor cropping and used the highlights to enhance the sky and then went in the selective mask in Adobe Camera Raw, and lightened the foreground along the water. I then opened it in Color efex and played with the tonality. I then opened it in Silver Efex and applied some structure. I went back to Adobe Camera Raw and looked at the black and white presets, but liked Silver efex better. I upened up the clarity slider to make the water look wetter (is that a word?). So here is what I came up with. Your black and white image was very good and set a great mood, but It seemed a little flat, so I punched it up. Just my take. Thanks for sharing. don't be afraid to push your sliders, if you are using Photoshop or lightroom. you can always go back.   Posted: 06/15/2022 10:34:34
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Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
Thanks Don! Good suggestions! We go to the Tetons a lot and a favorite (but too crowded is Oxbow Bend.)   Posted: 06/23/2022 15:31:46

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I love what black and white does to the drama of clouds and what it does for the snow on the mountains. Don's suggestions are awesome and helps balance the picture very well.
I really love your leading lines and movement through the picture. Well seen.   Posted: 06/17/2022 07:59:07
Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
Thank you Catherine.   Posted: 06/23/2022 15:32:39

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I think you've done a good treatment of the mono version (nice crop), but I think I prefer Don's version.
Thanks for sharing the original. I like the colour version but not as much. I think it has a blue cast (put it through "auto WB" in Lightroom as opposed to "as shot") and I think it is 1 stop underexposed, so still worth a look as a colour image.   Posted: 06/19/2022 12:32:14

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Another comment, at the top left corner is a grey cloud with a couple of dark spots underneath it. Probably perfectly natural but it catches the eye and I just wonder about cloning them out. Just a thought.   Posted: 06/19/2022 12:36:58
Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
Thanks!! I failed to see the dots. I will work on it!!!   Posted: 06/23/2022 15:34:08

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
  Posted: 06/23/2022 15:32:52

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Jamie, I really like your image which is iconic in black and white. My taste, I would lighten it slightly to imply a sunlit day with passing thunderhead clouds.

I think the original color version also has some possibilities after some post processing.

I like Don Hill's comments because he goes so far in his post processing. It challenges me to do more.   Posted: 06/24/2022 09:48:21
Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
I agree Henry. I will work on the color version as well as the B and W! So much to learn!!!
  Posted: 06/24/2022 12:23:40


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