2023-01-10 Photographers Choice

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18 Responses to 2023-01-10 Photographers Choice

Dwight Adams says:
January 13, 2023 at 5:06 pm
These were taken in White Sands NP NM the first is of Molly standing on the gypsum dune. I cloned out her leash as it is against the rules to have yo dog off-leash.

Dwight Adams says:
January 13, 2023 at 5:09 pm
This was also in the Park a long shot over some dunes to the Bathroom building. I used the healing brush to take out some of the bits of vegetation and whitening the sky.

Henri says:
January 15, 2023 at 7:10 am
Good example of “High Key” photography. You should have place it under the High Key challenge!

Paul Fesko says:
January 16, 2023 at 1:10 pm
Isn’t the High Key challenge reserved for images that we try while the challenge is open?

Dwight Adams says:
January 16, 2023 at 4:24 pm
I will challenge myself to get some images in the 2 weeks.

Henri says:
January 17, 2023 at 9:03 am
You are right Paul. Only new images are to be placed in the “Challenge” theme.

Frankie says:
January 15, 2023 at 11:38 am
ISO 800, 400 mm, f/11, 1/1000 sec. Did not have to enlarge much.
The lilac breasted roller is “the most beautiful bird in all of Africa” according to my safari guide in Tanzania (2017). Backlit on a cloudy day, edited in Apple Photos to make it high key.
I was lucky three people had cancelled last minute, so I only had to share the vehicle with one couple from Oregon. Then they left, so for the last two days I had the guide all to myself. He was a bird guy, so he was happy I wanted to stop for birds as well as animals.

Henri says:
January 19, 2023 at 9:08 am
I really like this composition. In my mind this is definitely “High Key”

Frankie says:
January 21, 2023 at 7:52 am
Great, thanks!

Frankie says:
January 17, 2023 at 11:47 am
ISO 1600, 240 mm (fully zoomed), f/16, 1/4000 sec, ev -.67 (My ev is almost always set at this to make sure highlights don’t get blown out and to saturate colours.)
In this case, the hawk was backlit on a bright cloudy day, so it’s very grainy after editing.

Henri says:
January 19, 2023 at 9:10 am
Amazing detail recovered from the image below. You can smooth the grain out with a de-noising app such as Topaz.

Frankie says:
January 17, 2023 at 12:02 pm
I think it’s high key, forgot to mention that. I took it this summer near Cardston.
Here’s the unedited shot. I wanted to show that I actually cloned out the trees on the right! Not really true cloning in Apple Photos. You can drag to eliminate spots, etc., but you can only copy the texture of another part of the photo, not the colour. (Found that out today after much frustration.) So I had to drag over and over to get rid of the treetops.

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
January 22, 2023 at 8:00 am
This was taken a while ago at the Silver Springs Botanical Gardens. I was practicing hi-key shots. Then I noticed the crab spider on the flower. I don’t have the settings as this was done a while ago.

Beth says:
January 22, 2023 at 6:57 pm
Went down to China Town for the New Years celebration. This arch is the entrance to an apartment building close to the Cultural Centre. I really liked the reflections in the arch and the wolf standing guard. Taken with my 18-55 lens at F/2.8, 1/4000 sec, ISO 250. I had put my camera on aperture priority for some practice so the speed was set by the camera.

Beth says:
January 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm
These ladies were waiting to go on stage at the Chinese Cultural Centre. They were having such a great time. Taken with my 18-55 mm lens at f/2.8, 1/30 sec, ISO 25o

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
January 23, 2023 at 8:01 am
This was taken a few years ago after a photography course at SAIT. I know this was taken in Riley Park but I do not have the settings.

Ron says:
January 23, 2023 at 3:25 pm
Another high key shot of a weed sticking out of the snow, taken in Confederation park last week. ISO 200, f/8, 1/125.