Jan Lightfoot  

Shall We Dance? by Jan Lightfoot

November 2021 - Shall We Dance?

November 2021 - Jan Lightfoot


About the Image(s)

This is a territorial dispute between egrets that I photographed earlier this year. I applied a texture in PS and tried various presets to get the look I wanted.

8 comments posted

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
would love more detail -- presets in PS? I know about presets in lightroom and in ACR, but tell me more about presets in PS.

Where were the textures from? your own or purchased? what blend mode?

The two birds are positioned well and interacting with each other and your choice of textures lightens the image and changes the feel.   Posted: 11/12/2021 22:18:45
Jan Lightfoot   Jan Lightfoot
I brought in a texture that I had purchased in my collection, but then I took it back into LR and played with the presets there. I should have included it with the original. The texture is one from Matt Kloskowski's collection. Blend mode was normal, I just lightened the texture so that it was barely visible.   Posted: 11/19/2021 16:22:25

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Jan, Perfect. Print and hang this on your wall.   Posted: 11/14/2021 12:05:32
Jan Lightfoot   Jan Lightfoot
Thank you Brad! I've done just that.   Posted: 11/19/2021 16:22:59

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Jan, such a simple image using egrets in a territorial dispute along with a texture to create a dramatic picture!

I don't have any suggestions to improve this.   Posted: 11/17/2021 14:21:06

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
I'm right with you in loving these opportunities to shoot and artistically create a beautiful final image. You've certainly done that here.
I really like how you've handled the light and added the texture which enhances the overall look.   Posted: 11/19/2021 15:59:17

Susan Ashford   Susan Ashford
Hi Jan,
I just love everything about his image, the light on the Egrets and their position in the frame is super, as is the texture. Beautiful .   Posted: 11/20/2021 17:52:59

Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Hi Jan,
Lovely image. Your post editing work is excellent. Which presets were you using?   Posted: 11/22/2021 12:50:26


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