Max Burke, APSA  


Custer City 1800s Home by Max Burke, APSA

May 2022 - Custer City 1800s Home

About the Image(s)

The image I am sending is an image taken in the Summer of 2016 that may have been previously sent a few years ago to either image competition with the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs or our group. I am calling it Custer City 1800's Home".

This is another feature that is set up each Summer at this famous Idaho Ghost Town. It was photographed with a Nikon model 750D using a Nikkor 20mm 1/8 lens. I took three images with 2-stop variances, using a tripod. The camera settings were f/11 with an ISO of 25. The timings were 1/30, 1/8, and 2 seconds. Custer City was a small city about 130 or so years ago. The Idaho Parks Department in cooperation with the US Forest Service is responsible for the maintenance, operation, and staffing of volunteers during the Summer. It was processed using Photomatix Pro 6 software selecting the "realistic" setting for the final image. The normal time spent using Photoshop required adjusting lighting and attempting to straighten the room with the Transformation tool.


3 comments posted




TJ McGovern   TJ McGovern
(Group 28)
"The normal time spent using Photoshop required adjusting lighting and attempting to straighten the room with the Transformation tool."

Next time, Max, try the Perspective Warp. Amazing tool.   Posted: 05/08/2022 18:55:56



Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
Very nice result. The blend is smooth and the tones all mesh for the lighting you had. Maybe dodge the bed where lit just a touch to lock that in as the brightest point, but that is more of a nit. I wouldn't go too crazy on a structure like this as the verticals and horizontals were rarely plumb.   Posted: 05/08/2022 19:38:17



Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
A wonderful image with great color and tone that looks very natural. As Rick said, don't go crazy but you could add a little more light coming in the through the right on the floor with selective dodging.   Posted: 05/24/2022 13:21:15



 

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