Keith Parris  

City of Tyler, Texas Christmas Tree by Keith Parris

November 2021 - City of Tyler, Texas Christmas Tree

November 2021 - Keith Parris


About the Image(s)

I am thinking about using this photograph on our Christmas card this year; printing will be done from either a .tiff or .psd file on my Canon PIXMA Pro-10 printer. I am reasonably sure that the white specks in the sky are stars; therefore, I did not take these out in post processing.

Date Photographed: 12 December 2020
Event: East Texas Camera Club photowalk in place of the December club meeting
Location: Tyler, Texas downtown square
Camera: Nikon D750 (digital single-lens reflex)
Lens: Nikkor 24-120 mm f/4.0
Focal Length: 38.0 mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/100
ISO: 5000
Image Format: RAW
Bit Depth: 16

Luminar AI to straighten, crop, and process image
Luminar 4 for watermark, Topaz DeNoise AI and Topaz Sharpen AI plugins; this appears to have greatly reduced the .jpg file size; it had been just under 1 MB. I might need to go back to the RAW image file, on a SD memory card, and reprocess this photograph.
Processed this photograph on my new LinuxCertified PC running Windows 10 Professional with 32 GB RAM and 1 TB solid-state drive.

4 comments posted

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Your image will make a nice Christmas Card. The tree is well positioned in front of the building and the green lights are very festive. Capturing the people decorating the tree adds interest.   Posted: 11/03/2021 18:25:42

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
The green lights on the building are nicely positioned with respect to the tree. The people are OK, but I don't think that they are decorating the tree. I like the image more when I've significantly brightened it. Reprocessing might then be a good idea.   Posted: 11/04/2021 11:59:07

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Your image will make a nice Christmas Card. I would agree with Robert that the image should be a little brightened. If you want you can crop out the man on the right side or remove him from the image.   Posted: 11/05/2021 10:14:33

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I FIND THE PERSON ON THE RIGHT TO BE DISTRACTING. The image is a little dark and on my screen is not sharp.   Posted: 11/10/2021 09:53:26


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