Henry Roberts  

Minneapolis Stone Bridge Promenade by Henry Roberts

July 2021 - Minneapolis Stone Bridge Promenade

July 2021 - Henry Roberts


About the Image(s)

How I did it:

I sat on a rock beside the Stone Bridge Promenade across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my tripod and camera low to the ground and enjoyed photographing people out for a walk. In Photoshop Camera Raw I played with the sliders, then opened in Photoshop and played with the filters using cut out and find edges (I think) to get this result.

What would you do differently and what do you think?

Canon EOS 5D III
Canon EF 24-105 f 4
1/500 f8
ISO 400

6 comments posted

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Henry, I've spent hours playing around with filters, it can be addicting. The choice of find edges works nicely with this image given all the edges. I find this image lacks of focal point as the very tall building on the right draws the eye up away from the interesting people at the bottom left. It's also a little distracting as it is cut off at the crane. I cropped your image to bring the attention to the woman walking her dog next to the interesting lamp post as another way to frame this image.   Posted: 07/07/2021 20:14:18
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Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Brad, good suggestion for an alternative. And yes, it is distracting that I cut off the crane but I didn't realize it until I was in post processing 150 miles away. Which says to me "while taking a scene, take a moment to examine the image before leaving. And also include more than what you want at the edges because it is easier to crop than add.

"Here's my thinking for my version. Often I want something in the background that viewers can also spend some time contemplating and that sets the overall scene of the image which here is some of the varied Minneapolis skyline.

I also was unhappy with the upper left blank area but did not have the time to fill it with something such as some gulls or maybe a plane or cloud.   Posted: 07/08/2021 16:03:31

Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Cool technique. One idea: Clone in the original image of the woman and dog into the altered image. It would give you a subject to look at.   Posted: 07/08/2021 13:50:39
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Hi Tom. I take it you mean to clone in the woman and dog as originally photographed after applying the filters to the rest of the scene which would make the woman and dog stand out. I hadn't thought of that. Good idea!   Posted: 07/08/2021 16:08:52
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Exactly   Posted: 07/08/2021 16:21:19

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Henry, I like your spirit of play!
I agree with Brad and like his crop which helps us focus on a subject and keep us in the photo.
  Posted: 07/17/2021 22:52:21


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