Lorna Zaback  

Untitled by Lorna Zaback

October 2021 - Untitled

October 2021 - Lorna Zaback


About the Image(s)

I shot the original of this image in the Domkerk (cathedral) in Utrecht, Holland in February 2020. I thought I would try something a little different for the conversion, converted to BW in LR with a few adjustments added. I took the edited version into Nik Silver Efex Pro, applied a high dynamic range preset (again with a few adjustments) and a vignette. I am not generally a fan of light vignettes, but thought I would try something a little outside of my comfort zone here. Finally took the Silver Efex image back into LR and added some texture, contrast and luminance smoothing.
The original short with Fujifilm X-T10 1/18 sec, f/3.5 ISO 1600. Natural (window) light, hand held.

7 comments posted

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
This abstract is very interesting, but for me it loses the identity of a cathedral. When I opened the issue the outside light coming in defined it as a cathedral, but when I came to the final image, it turned into an abstract. Although well done, I prefer the original.   Posted: 10/09/2021 14:37:15
Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Hi Bev,
Thanks for your feedback. I was similarly torn about this version of the cathedral interior. just for fun, I have uploaded a shot I entered in one of our photo club competitions recently...I tried converting this one to BW, but think it works better in colour.   Posted: 10/11/2021 16:41:12
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I find your artistic version so much more iteresting. I really like the treatment you have added. It draws my eye up and into the frame. The lines are now the main focus. I like the light vignette around the edges, too. Nice job being out of your comfort zone!   Posted: 10/11/2021 12:19:33
Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Thanks, Cindy!   Posted: 10/11/2021 16:48:40

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Of the three I like your original best of all.   Posted: 10/11/2021 20:26:34

Kerry Koenig
Hello Lorna. I really like the perspective you chose in taking you photo. The result is very dynamic and interesting. Your abstract reminds of looking up at trees in a forest and their intertwining branches. I really enjoy all the lines in the original contributing to and enhancing the chosen perspective. You could, if you choose, take the abstract further and layer and blend the image with trees or whatever and wherever your creative heart desires. :)   Posted: 10/15/2021 12:29:35

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
I like both your original and your edited version of this image. The perspective in which you took the photo really highlights the lines and the light in the original. I think you have two very nice images here. In the edited version, you might want to take down the brightness around the outer edges a bit. Very nice images.   Posted: 10/15/2021 18:03:13


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