Terry Walters, PPSA  

Rest in Peace by Terry Walters, PPSA

July 2021 - Rest in Peace

July 2021 - Terry Walters, PPSA


About the Image(s)

Canon R6, RF85mm prime @ F2, 1/800 sec, iso 4000 and handheld as no tripod.

This in completely outside my comfort zone but my local camera club has a competition for images taken on specific evenings in specified locations, so the pressure is on to come back with something. The location was uninspiring and the sky was dark and threatening rain, the wind was gusting so I went with my new 85mm F2 lens just to test it out but with minimal expectations. I’ve called it “Resting Together In Peace” and it may become a part of a series of “couples” .

I’ve run it through Topaz Denoise, and Sharpen, then Dehaze with the Raw Converter, switching to mono with a green filter, and finally using Levels to brighten it a bit.

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

Helen Warnod   Helen Warnod
I like both versions of this image Terry, although
I think the mono version conveys a stronger message.
I like the vegetation screen in front of the subject. It works. I might try a few shots like that myself.
Congrats   Posted: 07/02/2021 04:45:53

Sunil Mehta   Sunil Mehta

Very well processed, changing to monochrome looks better.
  Posted: 07/02/2021 11:27:27

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Terry, I think you've had a good shoot with limited resources. I like the whole concept. Some thoughts this generated...would a high pass over the grave stones show them up a bit? And I'm wondering if some darkening of the light spots in the background that distracts us from the gravestones might help make the story more clear? There are a couple bright spots on the edges that are a bit distracting, in my opinion. I love how clever your shoot was and I'm not sure my ideas make it as strong as your original is.   Posted: 07/03/2021 21:12:25
Terry Walters   Terry Walters
Thanks Brenda for spotting the bright areas on the edges, but that's what comes from rushing so they've been darkened down now.   Posted: 07/04/2021 10:08:49

Mitch Ross   Mitch Ross
Nice job Terry - I like it a lot, definitely agree with the mono approach. Love the approach of your camera club to challenge people to make the best out of a given set of circumstances! Well done :)   Posted: 07/06/2021 09:41:37

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the concept, the image and your conversion. But I felt the left side of the image added little to the overall concept so in my revision I cropped it out. I also brightened the white foliage and darkened the mid tones.   Posted: 07/08/2021 06:26:13
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Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Congrats on the 85mm f/2. I imagine that will be a fine lens. As with Helen's photo this month, this is pretty nice for a tester image.

It feels peaceful to me and I get that sense of a couple together for eternity. Even more so I think in your processing than the original.

I would also agree with cropping a little off the left side though perhaps not as much as Jim suggested. Maybe somewhere in between.   Posted: 07/15/2021 13:45:47