Frans Gunterus, QPSA  

Interlaken - Switzerland by Frans Gunterus, QPSA

September 2023 - Interlaken - Switzerland

September 2023 - Frans Gunterus, QPSA


About the Image(s)

Canon EOS R6, 1/350 sec at f/6.7 ISO 100. EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM. Tripod.

My post this month was so much inspired by Kathryn post last month “ August 2023.

I was a bit unfortunate visit to Switzerland in May this year - 2023. The weather was not in favor to amateur photographer like me. Most of my shots were dull, ugly and not interested. That was my real challenge on how to create beautiful image from what is available in my memory cards. I am open to any comments!

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

Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
I love the way you can twist a quite ordinary picture to something special, considering the original pic the lighting, reflections have made a great shot.   Posted: 09/02/2023 01:19:11
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Thanks for your kind words Geoff.   Posted: 09/19/2023 06:57:09

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Lovely work in creating this image. I can understand why Mendelssohn and other great musicians were inspired by this Swiss town!
Thank you for including the original. Can you describe the technique you used in this particular image?   Posted: 09/05/2023 14:43:32
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Please review my answer below.   Posted: 09/19/2023 07:53:22

Stefaan Brodelet   Stefaan Brodelet
Great creative image. Well done.

I directly wanted to travel to that place and swim or fish on that lake. :-)

Indeed as Pierre asked the HOW TO I am interrested.   Posted: 09/06/2023 01:52:55
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Stefan, please review my answer to Pierre and you below.   Posted: 09/19/2023 07:54:46

Tami Williams   Tami Williams
Great creative image. You could teach a class on creating this image.   Posted: 09/06/2023 19:50:49
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Tammy. Thanks for your encouraging comments.   Posted: 09/19/2023 07:55:21

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
I normally do general adjustment in LR then transfer to PS as a smart object.
Please review PS layers as in my screen shot (picture 1). My priority objective was to lit up the building windows. So, I set a yellow/orange as light base and masked out the window by using luminosity mask. I also superimposed the sky (original and sunset) by using luminosity mask.
Luminosity mask is my key tool in this kind of edit. There are many luminosity plugin for photoshop. In this case, I used Lumenzia. The rest of the steps including creating water reflections are very basic.   Posted: 09/19/2023 07:52:41
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Kirk Gulledge   Kirk Gulledge
Frans- I absolutely love what you have created with this picture, and want to learn how to do that myself. Thanks for giving some guidance for how you did it. My only suggestion is that it would seem stronger if the reflection of the whole hotel were included, rather than just the top part. I've tried that with the included image: see what you think.   Posted: 09/20/2023 18:28:55
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Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Kirk. Thanks for your suggestion. I like the symmetry formed by this kind of crop. Awesome.   Posted: 09/20/2023 19:46:42