Keith Parris  

Swamp Tours on Caddo Lake by Keith Parris

June 2022 - Swamp Tours on Caddo Lake

June 2022 - Keith Parris


About the Image(s)

I made this photograph from the pontoon tour boat operated by Capt. Ron's Swamp Tours on Caddo Lake near Karnack, Texas. My wife and I were on an outing with the Marvin Ventures group from Marvin United Methodist Church for this tour and lunch. I sat as close to the bow of the boat as possible.

I plan to print this photograph and enter it in the East Texas Print Competition.

My workflow to process this photograph was:
1. Adobe Camera Raw for lens profile corrections, remove chromatic aberrations, perspective corrections, and crop to 11 inches by 14 inches.
2. Open in Adobe Photoshop.
3. Apply Topaz Labs DeNoise AI filter.
4. Apply Skylum Luminar Neo filter for Enhance: Accent and Sky Enhancer; Develop: Smart Contrast, Highlights, and Shadows; Erase: Remove Dust Spots; Color: Saturation, Vibrance, and Remove Color Cast; Details, and Landscape: Dehaze and Foliage Enhancer.
5. Apply Topaz Labs Sharpen AI filter.
6. Save .psd.
7. Reopen in Adobe Photoshop.
8. Apply image resize.
9. Save as .jpg.

Model NIKON D750
Shutter Speed 1/250 s
F-Number f/7.1
Exposure Bias Value 0.00 eV
Metering Mode Pattern
Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal Length 30 mm
Lens Model 24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0
White Balance Details 5810k
Date/Time Original 5/20/2022 12:24:27 PM

7 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
It is a most peaceful and interesting scene. It might appeal still more to me if it were cropped so that the focal point were not right in the middle of the image.
To me, the greens are much too intense. It seems like I make this point every month for your images, but I never hear a response or explanation or see a correction in the following month. Since other's images don't look this way, I'm tentatively concluding that the issue lies at your end. One thing that could produce this effect would be if the green channel on your monitor or screen were too weak or low. When you then adjusted images to your liking, the greens would appear normal on your monitor but too intense on everyone else's. I think the same thing might also occur if your visual system were somewhat insensitive to the green part of the spectrum.   Posted: 06/03/2022 14:01:57

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Beautiful swamp photo. Sky has some color and appears very natural. You might consider cropping to move the focal point off center one way or another. I would suggest dialing down the greens as well. I agree with Robert that they are too intense.   Posted: 06/10/2022 14:50:53

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
This has potential but us way too bright. Check your histogram always.   Posted: 06/10/2022 18:32:19

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Nice peaceful landscape scene. I agree with others that the greens are saturated.   Posted: 06/13/2022 13:05:04

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I am not sure if they are too saturated. The swamp can be deceiving.   Posted: 06/13/2022 15:12:37

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
For sure the green is too bright.

  Posted: 06/13/2022 15:13:48

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
I agree that the Green is to green. I would try to do something with sky, it looks washed out. Try adding a little blue sky to the picture.   Posted: 06/14/2022 20:05:46


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