Ruth Holt  

Howdy by Ruth Holt

January 2022 - Howdy

January 2022 - Ruth Holt


About the Image(s)

This image was taken about two weeks ago at Bolora, which is a 5 mile ride through Christmas lights. I set the camera on night lighting. In Post work, I used cloning to get rid of the wires/pipes holding up the design. Auto contrast brought out the FG and the BG. Wishing everyone a Healthy, Happy New Year!

6 comments posted

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Happy, Healthy New Year! What a great job you did editing and removing all the structure around the sign! I haven't experimented with the night setting but I should. You got very nice, colorful results. Five miles of lights is quite a ride!   Posted: 01/02/2022 16:33:52

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
You did a better job with the night exposure than I usually do, Ruth. It's a good one for the season, and I like the pretty purple light.   Posted: 01/03/2022 11:58:33

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
You did a nice job in shooting the Night mode using your mobile phone!
Apple website says that the night mode automatically turns on when the camera detects a low-light environment. When taking images at low light recently, I totally forgot that it has that function. Now reading your description, I regret that I did not check the Night mode to have more controls.
Your post processing is also excellent by removing all the wires and frames, and it gives you a wonderful image for the holiday season.
My question is: Did you shoot this scene through your car window or by getting out of your car ?

  Posted: 01/07/2022 05:00:48
Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Thank you for your comments, The window was down, but I think this shot was through the front windshield, while the truck was barely moving...   Posted: 01/08/2022 10:02:39

Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Great image Ruth considering night shot, taken through the windshield of a moving vehicle!!! Nice job cloning out the structural elements. My only suggestion is a tight crop to highlight the subject.   Posted: 01/08/2022 17:41:23
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Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Thanks, Gene, You are right; the crop does look better...   Posted: 01/09/2022 12:06:35


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