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Condensation Presentation by Bob Legg

May 2022 - Condensation Presentation

May 2022 - Bob Legg


About the Image(s)

This is an older image taken back in 2012 in NH at my local back yard frog pond. So when it rained I could go right out and capture the drops before they dried up. I processed the original image for a color critique. I used a different editing path by using Ps Glowing Edges filter, and then combined a layer from the original image and the Glowing Edges. I failed to make note of the blending mode but similar images used differential, linear or overlay. Somewhere in that process the water drops become more contrasty and pop. The B&W was an easy convert from color to BW in LrC. My data was iso 640, 185mm on my 28-300 on my D300 at f13 at 1/250 sec. Yes, I consider it an abstract.

11 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Bob, this is wonderful! You've made an intriguing and well-composed abstract out of a well-done but fairly boring photograph. I really like it and think you should enter it in a competition.

My only (small) suggestion is that you add just a bit more to the top and complete the large bubble that is cut off.

Nicely done!

  Posted: 05/07/2022 13:58:40

Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
Hi Bob,
Pond leaves have never looked so good! Your processing did a wonderful job of bringing out all the small droplets, resulting in a very pleasing texture. The intersecting lines and the circular shape of the largest bubbles provide interest and balance, and draw my eye throughout the image. Well done!   Posted: 05/07/2022 22:29:35

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Bunny.   Posted: 05/08/2022 09:50:16

Israel Yosef   Israel Yosef
Hi Bob,

You really did a great job.
Everything is like in the tutorial, there are lines and shapes and texture.
I loved it.
Well done!



  Posted: 05/08/2022 11:45:38

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
I love your beautiful abstract photograph, Bob. I commend you for your effort and hard work; thanks for sharing your technique! I would have never seen this outcome in a pond leaf had I not seen it done.

I have no corrections to offer. Now you have given me a second reason to get out of the house! Thank you!!

LT   Posted: 05/12/2022 09:19:46

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

This is an amazing creation. The large drops and the numerous small sizes give your eye plenty to examine, and the leaf edges act as leading lines.

Stunning photograph

Emil   Posted: 05/13/2022 15:28:23
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thank you Emil. I appreciate your comments.   Posted: 05/14/2022 09:57:22

Nick Ruxandu   Nick Ruxandu
Hi Bob,
The b&w treatment you applied to this picture enhanced the impact on the viewer for sure. I certainly like to have this image hang out on my wall! I have no comments that could help, just personal preferences.

  Posted: 05/13/2022 18:05:13
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Nick.   Posted: 05/14/2022 09:58:55

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Bob, I keep coming back to your image. It fascinates me for some reason. Part of it, I think, is that it is both beautiful (in an abstract way) and yet looks like it could be an example of polluted water. The human mind is STRANGE. (Or, maybe it's just mine.)   Posted: 05/16/2022 16:32:11

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Hi Pete. Yes, I understand my mind plays tricks on me regularly. The water was rain and even though it was in NH they get plenty of polluted air from the mid&western parts, the water very clear. Unlike the water that was under the lily pad that was unhealthy. It's just reinforces me to look for the unseen and then be creative with it.   Posted: 05/16/2022 21:07:13


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