Robbin Haigler  

Neighborhood Lights by Robbin Haigler

November 2023 - Neighborhood Lights

About the Image(s)

Canon 5D Mark III ~ Canon 24-105mm ~ Tripod ~ (M) ~ ISO 160 ~ 5sec ~ f/6.3

Taken in a neighbor's yard ~ 7:15 pm during the Blue Hour

Processing Software is On1 (2023) Basic tone adjustments & dynamic contrast

This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Fun yard display. I think it needs some sharpening of the lighted items and some emphasis on the red skeleton in the tree. Thoughts?   Posted: 11/17/2023 12:46:18
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Robbin Haigler   Robbin Haigler
Thanks, Tom - I appreciate your guidance and agree with your changes (improvements)!   Posted: 11/19/2023 08:13:11

Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Welcome Robbin,
Halloween decorations add to seasonal fun as the days shorten. Suggest experimenting with cropping. I'd begin with the house on the far right. Agree with Tom on the skeleton.   Posted: 11/17/2023 13:11:51

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
Delightful capture of this charming display. I'm enjoying exploring the lanterns, and wondered if doing them as a pano if it would tell their story even more fully.   Posted: 11/17/2023 13:30:08
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Robbin Haigler   Robbin Haigler
I appreciate your suggestion and have to agree that the crop helps highlight the characters   Posted: 11/19/2023 08:15:28

Brian Chen   Brian Chen
I feel those funny faces under the blue hour is a big plus. It adds some mysteries to the image. So I would keep the sky. also I would like to keep some of the faces sharp but not all of them.   Posted: 11/26/2023 05:48:50

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Really well done; I would just crop out the little shack or garage on the left   Posted: 11/26/2023 16:05:16

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
I tried darkening the house & garage to put more emphasis on the lanterns but keep the context   Posted: 11/27/2023 03:51:48
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Robbin Haigler   Robbin Haigler
Thanks everyone for your input; interesting to see everyone's take. I believe I like Tom's suggestions most as it keeps my intention of documenting neighborhood halloween displays. The blue hour was intentional and important as well as the houses - it defines the neighborhood environment for this particular display. Looking forward to the next discussion!   Posted: 11/27/2023 06:14:00