Jason Kravitz  

Homesteaders by Jason Kravitz

May 2021 - Homesteaders

May 2021 - Jason Kravitz


About the Image(s)

EXIF: Panasonic DC-G9 1/800 second F/5.0 ISO 100 100 mm

I had been out hiking in the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and on the way driving out noticed these light rays would make a great sky, I just needed a good foreground which I found in this recently restored ranger cabin. I pulled over and got a few snaps and as you can see in the original, the sky was nearly blown out to get the foreground exposed.

I used a graduated ND in Lightroom to pull back details along with some other shadow/highlight editing.

11 comments posted

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
Hi Jason, super location and the foreground with that tree between the buildings was well spotted. You've brought up the exposure on the foreground and I feel there is still room for a bit more saturation on the grasses bottom right.

Catching those sun rays is a real challenge, and the filter you have now used seems to add a purple tint to the clouds, so I tried more contrast and a bit of desaturation to bring them out more.

  Posted: 05/02/2021 09:06:42
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Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thank you Terry for the ideas and suggested edit. Good thinking on the desaturation of that purplish tone.   Posted: 05/08/2021 10:56:08

Mitch Ross   Mitch Ross
Jason, great job - love the choice of location, your foreground really makes the shot! Might bring up your shadows a bit more, but not a lot to add. Really well done!
  Posted: 05/02/2021 16:47:44
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Mitch.   Posted: 05/08/2021 10:54:54

Helen Warnod   Helen Warnod
This is a great shot Jason! Lucky, lucky you.
I am the viewer of a beautiful image and am not able to suggest any further improvements. Congratulations!   Posted: 05/05/2021 03:53:06
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Helen !   Posted: 05/08/2021 10:54:25

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like your image a lot but the white door really bothers me. In my revision I "painted" the door. One other minor point is that I would have preferred less vignetting. Great image.   Posted: 05/05/2021 21:08:26
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Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Jim for your suggestions. I didn't notice the vignette as much until I started seeing the smaller thumbnail views from the other people's edits and was also thinking it was way too much!

Interesting about the white door. I didn't consider this one either until you brought it up, but can see how it could be distracting for the rest of the scene.   Posted: 05/08/2021 10:54:09

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Oh, I would love to have this shot! I do like Jim painting the bright white door. I think I like Terry's version without the purple, but that is just personal preference. Great shot!   Posted: 05/07/2021 20:32:59
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Brenda!   Posted: 05/08/2021 12:36:36
Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Thanks Brenda!   Posted: 05/08/2021 12:36:36


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