Keith Parris  


 Historic 1901 Harrison Country Courthouse by Keith Parris

January 2022 - Historic 1901 Harrison Country Courthouse

January 2022 - Keith Parris

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Mon, Dec 27, 2021, 12:00 AM (8 days ago)


My wife, Laurie, and I made it to the Wonderland-of-Lights in Marshall, Texas on Thursday night 23 December 2021. The historic courthouse is the focal point of the lights display.
https://www.marshalltexas.net/483/Wonderland-of-Lights-2021

I felt too rushed to use my tirpod as I should have done; therefore, I made photographs handheld. I used my Nikon D750 camera with 24-120 mm lens, 24 mm focal length, white balance 5600 K set in camera, ISO 5000, shutter speed 1/125 second, and f/5.6 aperture. Post processing was done in Luminar 4 with Topaz DeNoise AI and Topaz Sharpen AI plugins. (I have Luminar AI, but am not comfortable using it just yet. Luminar AI does not provide layers like Luminar 4, and I use an image layer in Luminar 4 for my signature or watermark. I purchased the package with both Luminar AI and Luminar Neo and am waiting for Luminar Neo to be released.)
Lens & Geometry: Auto Distortion Correction
Lens & Geometry: Remove Chromatic Distortion
Lens & Geometry: Defringe
Lens & Geometry: Vertical correction
Topaz DeNoise AI
Light Exposure
Cropped to remove traffic cones and other distractions on left and right
Light: Smart Contrast
Light: Highlights lowered
Light: Shadows +95
AI Enhance
AI Structure: Amount +35
AI Structure: Boost +20
Details Enhancer: Small Details +35
Details Enhancer: Medium Details +25
Details Enhancer: Large Details +15
Erased bright spots in sky
Added my signature or watermark
Topaz Sharpen AI
Export to .jpg


My wife, Laurie, and I made it to the Wonderland-of-Lights in Marshall, Texas on Thursday night 23 December 2021. The historic courthouse is the focal point of the lights display.
https://www.marshalltexas.net/483/Wonderland-of-Lights-2021

I felt too rushed to use my tirpod as I should have done; therefore, I made photographs handheld. I used my Nikon D750 camera with 24-120 mm lens, 24 mm focal length, white balance 5600 K set in camera, ISO 5000, shutter speed 1/125 second, and f/5.6 aperture. Post processing was done in Luminar 4 with Topaz DeNoise AI and Topaz Sharpen AI plugins. (I have Luminar AI, but am not comfortable using it just yet. Luminar AI does not provide layers like Luminar 4, and I use an image layer in Luminar 4 for my signature or watermark. I purchased the package with both Luminar AI and Luminar Neo and am waiting for Luminar Neo to be released.)
Lens & Geometry: Auto Distortion Correction
Lens & Geometry: Remove Chromatic Distortion
Lens & Geometry: Defringe
Lens & Geometry: Vertical correction
Topaz DeNoise AI
Light Exposure
Cropped to remove traffic cones and other distractions on left and right
Light: Smart Contrast
Light: Highlights lowered
Light: Shadows +95
AI Enhance
AI Structure: Amount +35
AI Structure: Boost +20
Details Enhancer: Small Details +35
Details Enhancer: Medium Details +25
Details Enhancer: Large Details +15
Erased bright spots in sky
Added my signature or watermark
Topaz Sharpen AI
Export to .jpg


8 comments posted




Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
beautiful image of the holiday season. I would clone out some of the brightest lights.   Posted: 01/04/2022 18:35:27
Keith Parris   Keith Parris
I will try to lower the overall brightness. I don't think I have the patience and dexterity to clone out the brightest lights. Now that I look at this image again after being away from it a few days, I agree it is too bright. Although, all those lights provided a low level of illumination for the entire city square.   Posted: 01/06/2022 21:48:51



Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is a beautiful building in its architecture and illumination, and a good shot, with no problem that you hand-held it.
The lights in your original are very delicate, but somewhat overwhelmed with brightness in your finished version, which announces "I am postprocessed." I agree with Michael that you might consider backing off the brightness a little.   Posted: 01/06/2022 20:43:00
Keith Parris   Keith Parris
Thank you. I agree that I need to lower the brightness some.   Posted: 01/06/2022 21:40:17



Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
excellent shot. Hand held doesn't make any diffrence,Nice detail.   Posted: 01/07/2022 14:02:54



Keith Parris   Keith Parris
I used Adobe Camera RAW and lowered the exposure by one stop, lowered the saturation, and raised the vibrance.   Posted: 01/08/2022 00:06:03
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Heather-Dawn Joseph   Heather-Dawn Joseph
I like what Keith did by toning down the bright lights. You did a good job, especially hand held.   Posted: 01/08/2022 19:41:25



Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
Yes, I, too, like what Keith did. Your detailed description of the processing didn't include the exposure information. Does your camera have image stabilization, and what was the ISO of this shot.
Looking at this, I can't help wondering how it would look had it not been taken head on.   Posted: 01/09/2022 11:26:17



 

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