2024-03-12 Photographers Choice

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25 Responses to 2024-03-12 Photographers Choice

  1. Bill Stilwell says:

    These 2 images are of the same largest member of the onion family. The first as resized from iPhone no processing.
    Notice how close the subject and background are. Both the conifers and frame used to hold up the plant could not be arranged differently due to the location in a yard with narrow straight on access.

  2. Bill Stilwell says:

    This is the same photo having been processed with the online service provided by photo room that removes the background.

  3. Bill Stilwell says:

    The last of this image with no remnants after using erase tool in Luminar 4

  4. Henri says:

    Comparison of SOOC and Post Processing of the Wind Break image at the Calgary Zoo. Wires and Branches removed with healing brush – Colour enhanced with Vibrance and Saturation sliders. Quite an aesthetic difference I think.

    • Paul says:

      Another way to do this would be to use the generative fill tool box in Photoshop. 1. Select subject
      2. Invert the mask
      3. Type in “remove wires”. Takes maybe ten seconds. It takes the tree out too

  5. Nick says:

    Night Photography at vacation locations. The tourists have retreated to their hotels, mostly. The locals are not interested in the local sites and sights. A chance to shoot sans people. St Peter’s Basilica from Umberto I bridge (I think), shortly before midnight.

  6. Henri says:

    Here is the SOOC versus the post processed comparison. I used camera raw to adjust contrast shadows and blacks then in photoshop proper I used the levels tool to narrow the histogram by eliminating the section in the dark area that had no information in it.

  7. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    pussy willow with darkened background
    ISO 640 1/100 200mm f10

  8. Fred Schwering says:

    A clear view of the Rockies from Fish Creek Park today.
    Taken with my Pixel phone.

  9. Nick says:

    Panning Photo in SOOC Adjusted via Light Room

  10. Paul Fesko says:

    T-Mobile Arena where the Las Vegas Golden Knights play
    1/13 s, f4.0, ISO 800;
    25mm with RF 14-35 F4 L IS
    Edited in LR
    Denoised and sharpened in Topaz Photo AI

  11. Paul Fesko says:

    Las Vegas Strip with The Sphere in the frame.
    1/60s, F2.8, ISO 640
    iPhone 15 Pro Max
    Edited in LR, Sharpened in Topaz Photo AI

  12. tony campos says:

    The ‘Green Monster’ in Kananaskis.
    Taken with my samsung phone

  13. tony campos says:

    Mount Kidd taken from the Evans-Thomas trail. i liked the ‘curtain’ of trees in front of it.

  14. Debbie McCluskey says:

    When doing the “symmetry” assignment, I realized I had missed the mark when looking at my pictures. Hence a redo on the assignment. This was one of my original photos as I had thought symmetry was similar shapes. It did get me out of practicing my guitar. This was with my macro lens, F5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 6400. I cropped, removed the reflective spot from the headlamp light and turned to black and white, but changed the tint.

  15. Joe Horler says:

    I am still intrigued with what one can learn from the SOOC challenge. Sunday Mar 23rdd two images captured in Fujifilm Classic Negative jpeg while walking with our “granddog{ to the Currie off leash dog park.
    First image (4×3) attempt to capture running dog at ISO 650/ F 8 /SS@1/2000.
    After shooting over 100 images, my on-computer review highlighted importance of seeking out a clean uncluttered background. and framing carefully (hard to do on burst).

  16. Joe Horler says:

    My second image SOOC was of one of the former military homes at Alexandria Park, part of the Currie walking path system.
    Mid-morning sun came out making the fresh snow look beautiful. BUT on review could have managed the framing and composition better to avoid part of fire hydrant on left, ensured tree top in frame and black spot on right. Great exercise.
    ISO 200/F 22.0/ SS@ 1/160 (hand held).

  17. della says:

    An eagle with a fresh kill ISO 320 f5.6 1/2500 400mm cropped sensor

  18. Ron says:

    Adjusted version of SOOC snowshoeing shot.

  19. sue says:

    At the end of February, I returned from the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia. This picture is taken with a 600 mm lens on a tripod, 1/640, f 7.1, iso 1250 at a distance of about 600 m. This picture isn’t edited but the second one is cropped and edited slightly. Can you see the snow leopard?

  20. sue says:

    Edited version

  21. Frankie Thornhill says:

    My favourite portrait of my eccentric Dutch uncle, age 81, at home in Oosterbeek, Netherlands. He’d just had knee surgery when I was there in November. His pride and joy is his Hanomag, a former German army truck he lovingly converted into a camper and painted Mondrian style. It’s so beloved that when he got married (for the first time) in his late 60s, he had a marzipan replica made of “Hani” for the top of the wedding cake.
    iPhone 12 wide angle lens.

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