Mary Walsh  



July 2021 - Mary Walsh


About the Image(s)

When I went to this tulip farm in the spring it was very crowded. It was difficult to get any photo without a lot of people in it. This photo had one person in the background, as well as an ugly fence and a tractor was taking people on tours and kicking up a lot of dust. I removed the person and the fence posts and used a dehazing filter on the section where there was a dust cloud

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11 comments posted

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Nice image. Love the colors. I very much like that you chose to shoot it on a somewhat diagonal plane. Well done.   Posted: 07/04/2021 20:30:49
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Bev. The version you posted was my original. I also sent an edited version where I took out the fence posts and the person in the background and removed some of the dust from a tractor on the top left portion of the shot.   Posted: 07/05/2021 10:04:10
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
It's corrected.   Posted: 07/05/2021 10:49:08
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Bev   Posted: 07/05/2021 11:02:16

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I love the flowers and that you waited for fewer people and were able to remove the distractions! I would probably have cropped off the bottom in order to get rid of the not quite sharp flowers (or used a greater depth of field) but it is still a lovely shot.   Posted: 07/05/2021 09:13:48
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Margaret. Thanks for the tips. Next time I'll try a smaller aperture.   Posted: 07/05/2021 10:06:51

Nilmini De Silva   Nilmini De Silva
Beautiful colours Mary and I also like that you have removed the distractions. I agree with Margaret that the foreground is not sharp. You could also try focus stacking. Focus on a few different areas, then align and blend in Photoshop. Some newer cameras also allow you to do this in camera.   Posted: 07/05/2021 17:58:38

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
I also like this image. It seems to be soft throughout which might be more about the exporting process than the image itself. How big is file?   Posted: 07/05/2021 22:17:02
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Lloyd, the original raw file is 61MB. The file I sent to Bev is 763KB. I looked at my original in Lightroom and the sharpest focus is in the middle of the image where the row of multicolored tulips is. I think I figured out what I did wrong. I was using a 24-200 lens and I had it out to 200mm. I checked my aperture again and it was F18. I think my mistake was taking the shot from too far away which affected the depth of field. I'm not sure if that's correct or not. If you have suggestions on exporting the image, I would appreciate them.   Posted: 07/06/2021 17:54:34

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Love all these lovely brilliant flowers. Glad you removed the distractions. I need to learn how to make photos like this sharper and more in focus throughout.   Posted: 07/06/2021 10:40:02
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Jamie. I have the same issue. Nilmini suggested focus stacking, which would have helped, but I didn't have a tripod with me.   Posted: 07/06/2021 17:58:17