Subramanya CK  

Snail a Perspective by Subramanya CK

July 2021 - Snail a Perspective

July 2021 - Subramanya CK


About the Image(s)

Following are the image details :
Camera : Canon 7D MK II
Lens : Tamron 90mm Macro
f/4, 1/160, ISO-640, -2/3 EV, Evaluative Metering, No Flash

PP : B&W Conversion using NIK, Selective blur in Photoshop, Noise removal with Neat Image.

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

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Hi Subramanya, Welcome to the group. I like the concept of your image. Nature gives us the foundation for neat abstracts. I would prefer to see a more abstract look with less glare on the shell. I took the liberty of reworking your image to give you an idea. I used Topaz Studio 2, and Topaz Adjust AI, in PS I made some additional to contrast; brightness; curves; color filter; and sharpen. I encourage you to play to get an abstract look to your taste. The only one you have to please is you.   Posted: 07/09/2021 15:17:52
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Subramanya CK   Subramanya CK
Hello Sir,
Thanks a lot for your time for working on my image. I agree this has given an abstract feel to the image. I will try something different in my next post.   Posted: 07/10/2021 11:22:57
Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Welcome to the group Subramanya!

FYI you can re-post a reworked image under reply. That way we can keep the thread going and you can enter a new image next month.   Posted: 07/14/2021 16:21:45
Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Wow!   Posted: 07/18/2021 19:34:26

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Subramanya, I agree that the highlight areas with little detail are distracting. Perhaps a bit of underexposure when taking the picture would help. Then darken the larger outer ring to help bring the viewer's eye to the sharper areas. Karl   Posted: 07/12/2021 22:07:06

Subramanya CK   Subramanya CK
Hello Karl,
That's very good input. Thank You. Rains have started at this part of India and plenty of snails are found around. I will try again as per your advice.   Posted: 07/12/2021 23:18:33

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
I would have liked to see the whole snail clearly, and then something artistic done with it. Snails need some elevation. I love what Peter did.   Posted: 07/18/2021 19:36:12

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
What Peter did is masterly. It shows how much an image can be changed with inspired editing.   Posted: 07/19/2021 17:30:55

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Welcome to our dialog! You have chosen a great subject that is difficult to photograph. You might consider trying a polarizer filter on you lens to reduce glare, and to bring out more detail. I like the concept of rendering the image in B & W, but I prefer the detail and texture in the original image. Perhaps the "selective" blur was too general. As Lauren commented, you can post revisions as replies to our replies. Then next month try a different subject.   Posted: 07/19/2021 18:40:26