Ken Weaver, MPSA2  

Tranquil Orangatun by Ken Weaver, MPSA2

September 2023 - Tranquil Orangatun

September 2023 - Ken Weaver, MPSA2


About the Image(s)

Shoot at the Greenville, SC Zoo through plexiglass.

Meta Data:

1/320 sec, F/9,ISO 6400, Pattern Metering

Nikkor Lens 700 mm (Nikkor PF 500mm with 1.4 converter}

Nikon D610 Body

How I processed the image:

Shot in RAW and converted with ADOBE Camera Raw in Photoshop

Used masking tool in ACR to darken background, shadow and black slider to maximum

Adjusted overall exposure in ACR

Adjusted clarity, texture, white and highlight in ACR

Removed light reflection spots on chest caused by plexiglass

Ran Image through Topaz DeNoise Ai

Ran Image through Topaz Sharpen Ai

Used NIK Color Efex 5

Detail Extractor Tool
Brilliance/Warmth Tool
Vignette Tool
Increased Brightness

Turned image 90 degrees counter clockwise

6 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
The vignetting is very effective. I also like the overall illumination level as it has brought out the very nice colors.   Posted: 09/02/2023 08:34:29

James Troeger   James Troeger
Your edits and re-imagining of this photo are incredible, Ken! Similar to your cowgal photo a couple months ago, your ability to isolate the subject and modify the perspective in a way to really draw the viewer into the subject and dwell there is amazing.I have nothing to offer on this ... it's wonderful.   Posted: 09/02/2023 18:25:00

Sunil Mehta   Sunil Mehta

Wow...this is good. Very well pressed. Liked it.   Posted: 09/03/2023 21:22:44

Ed Ogle   Ed Ogle
This is just amazing. I wouldn't change a thing. You are a real portrait photographer.   Posted: 09/04/2023 20:18:28

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
What a wonderful image. It is amazing the effect you've created by brightening some areas and darkening other areas. The overall effect is amazing. I have no suggestions.   Posted: 09/10/2023 21:00:27

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Wow, I have to agree with everyone that you took a ho-hum image and made a fantastic portrait. I would never have thought to rotate the image, and that made all the difference. It really shows how post-processing can make a huge difference. Bravo! I have no ideas for you, and that never happens!   Posted: 09/14/2023 13:04:16


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