Kerry McFarlane  

Calypso by Kerry McFarlane

September 2021 - Calypso

September 2021 - Kerry McFarlane


About the Image(s)

Calyspo is located near Mount Isa, western Queensland in Australia. The edited image shows the colours typical of this area. Red orange gibbler rocks, white gum trees and colourful sunsets.

Nikon D500
Tamron 24 -70
1/25 sec f2.8 ISO640 38mm

4 comments posted

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I like the composition you have chosen as well as the colors and textures that you have captured.

Personally, I prefer the colors and lighting of the original image. To me, it feels more like a sunset and there is a lot more detail in the highlight areas of the tree trunk.

  Posted: 09/14/2021 10:42:35
Kerry McFarlane
Thank you for your comments Walter, I have to agree with the loss of detail as you pointed out. With this image I was attempting to edit in the style of a very well respected landscape photographer here in Australia, I really enjoy the colours he brings to his images. In my next attempt I will tone the colours back and take more notice of the textures. Thanx again for your comments, as always I have learnt from your experience   Posted: 09/24/2021 17:18:38

Frank St-Pierre   Frank St-Pierre
Australia has some harsh landscapes, as this pic demonstrates. I'd agree the original has more detail and more natural looking colors. A very slow shutter speed, and some clipped highlights on the tree in the original suggests too slow? Also (I'm assuming) handheld, which might have induced some of the blur. I'm not sure if you intentionally added blur the foreground in post, but the rock detail in the original is interesting.   Posted: 09/18/2021 11:56:54
Kerry McFarlane
Thank you for your comments Frank. You are correct the image was shot handheld, blur was unintentional. I was intending to edit in the style of a very well respected landscape photographer here in Australia, whose work I enjoy. My results show I need a lot more practice to achieve perfection. I have to admit I got carried away with the colour and did not consider the texture and detail I was losing. And right back at the beginning I should have had a tripod to obtain a better base shot. Thanx again for your comments Frank, much appreciated   Posted: 09/24/2021 17:25:45


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