Terry Clark  

First Place by Terry Clark

September 2021 - First Place

September 2021 - Terry Clark


About the Image(s)

It is the season for Fairs and that means produce competitions. This arrangement won at a great small town fair in Lisbon, Iowa, They have held their Sauerkraut Days for over 100 years. Camera: Canon 5D mk iii, with lens at 45mm, f7.1, exposure 1/125 second. ISO 5000. Lighting: Fluorescent.

Original passed through the DAP Watercolour template and blended back with the original in Normal mode. Adjustments with HSL and Selective Colour to get the final image.

6 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
A watercolor effect was perfect for this image, and you have really mastered the watercolor painting techniques. The white, sparse watercolor border that was given to this image sets off the subject matter nicely. I love that the colors in the images were rendered as vibrantly as the original. I wouldn't change a thing. The original arrangement won a first place at the fair, and now I'd award your painting a first place as well.   Posted: 09/14/2021 16:55:24

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
What, no cabbage in the basket for Sauerkraut Days! I really, really like your choice of watercolor for this, makes it more nostalgic. The burlaps adds a nice contrast to the shapes of the veggies and your choice of a bright yellow adds much to the framing of the image. Beautifully done!   Posted: 09/18/2021 09:57:58

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
Brilliant and well executed. Pity about the ribbon label as I believe it detracts from your lovely artwork.   Posted: 09/21/2021 02:12:10

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Lovely bright and cheery image. Love the wonderful storytelling element and feel the bright blue ribbon is an integral part to your story. To enhance the strong saturation of the image and not distract from its impact, I reduced the saturation along the top a bit more and along the right side. Your watercolor technique really adds to your painting. Fun image   Posted: 09/24/2021 19:08:22
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Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
With all the intense colors, this photo really shouts "county fair!" This painting contains a rainbow in a basket. The finish with the white edges looks great.   Posted: 09/26/2021 16:15:35
Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Yeah I have had to ride the saturation down several times while processing this image. But it starts looking like the flat original if I push too far. So I am happy with this.

  Posted: 09/26/2021 18:18:11


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