Donald Darling Jr  


SNOWY TRIO by Donald Darling Jr

May 2023 - SNOWY TRIO

About the Image(s)

It was taken in my back yard using my D750 and a 28-105 lens zoomed out to 105 mm. Natural lighting. Camera was on a tripod. Aperture was 7.1 with a 1/60th of a second shutter speed. The ISO was 160. I was using DXO 9 at the time for my raw conversions and used that software to increase contrast, reduce the exposure a little (to darken the background) and boost the saturation of the flower. I cropped and sharpened the image with the High Pass filter in Capture NX2.


15 comments posted




Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Don, this group really has some talented photographers. This is absolutely beautiful!. Wish I could say something constructive to change but I can't. Maybe just a slight crop at the top but not much. Very nice.   Posted: 05/01/2023 13:47:33
Donald Darling Jr
Tom,

Thank you for your comment!!!

Don   Posted: 05/02/2023 19:26:06



Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Donald, what a beautiful shot! After your edits, it should be printed and hung on your wall as a lovely piece of art. Nice job!   Posted: 05/01/2023 16:50:38
Donald Darling Jr
Mary,

Thank you so much for the comment!

Don   Posted: 05/02/2023 19:26:49



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Well done, Don
I love the overall composition and the colors with the dark background. I feel that the contrast and the saturation is a little overdone. They don't look quite natural to me.   Posted: 05/02/2023 12:25:25
Donald Darling Jr
Lloyd,

I did boost the saturation, possibly too much.

Attached is close to the original capture for comparison!

Don   Posted: 05/02/2023 19:29:22
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Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Thanks for showing the original. We all get to choose how we dress up our images.   Posted: 05/02/2023 22:31:54



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I know I can always count on you for phenomenal images. Hope you're enjoying the group as much as I'm enjoying seeing your work.   Posted: 05/05/2023 11:32:23
Donald Darling Jr
Bev, thank you for the comment.

I've been out scouting some candidates from the yard. Darned if the black flies have hatched out! Bit of a miserable enterprise to compose an image whilst a half-dozen biting pests are trying to feast on me!!!

I am enjoying this group. One image per month works well!   Posted: 05/05/2023 13:45:20



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I know I can always count on you for phenomenal images. Hope you're enjoying the group as much as I'm enjoying seeing your work.   Posted: 05/05/2023 11:32:23
Donald Darling Jr
Bev - This format works well for me. It does give me a chance to put more work into the candidate image!   Posted: 05/27/2023 16:45:30



Paul Jenkins   Paul Jenkins
Nice job. We must have been on the same wave length. I like the way you applied the vignette.   Posted: 05/17/2023 10:39:20
Donald Darling Jr
Paul,- Thank you very much!   Posted: 05/27/2023 16:44:33



Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Groups 22 & 61)
Beautiful shot. I like your enhancement of the colors and the position of the crop. Nice job.
Does your group not publish originals? I see you added it in the remarks. If it was posted next to the final, it would be easy to see the remarkable difference.   Posted: 05/27/2023 16:05:16
Donald Darling Jr
Marti - Thank you for y=the comment. I agree that it may be useful to post the original image. This would be especially true for the image I'll post for the next round.....   Posted: 05/27/2023 16:44:04



 

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