2024-05-21 Photographers Choice

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29 Responses to 2024-05-21 Photographers Choice

  1. Henri says:

    I was out at the Zoo today to try out my new 100 – 500 mm zoom. In the African Savanna building the big roll-up doors were wide open so I was able to get a “High Key” image of one of the giraffe heads. Because of the giraffe being inside the contrast with the sky was extreme. I opened the image in Photoshop Raw and pushed quite a few sliders, but mostly the “shadows”, “texture”, “clarity” and “dehaze” sliders.

  2. Henri says:

    I thought I’d try the B&W adjustment layers after the excellent discussion we had last Zoom meeting. I really played around with the color channels to get this effect.

  3. Henri says:

    My next thought was to try the “Sketch” trick Paul showed with his starling. After considerable experimenting I arrived at a look I liked, however I was unable to export it as shown. For some reason photoshop did not like the layering. So I did a screen copy. I like this even better that the B&W above.

  4. Henri says:

    Wolf Portrait – Distractions removed with AI and Cloning tool – Denoised with Photoshop Camera Raw. Taken at 500 mm, 1/800 sec, f/8, ISO 3200

  5. Nick says:

    Some photos, one just has to shoot for the story they tell. In this case it is a mystery. Name of this store is “GLOVES ALBERTA”. By the articles in the window on the right, it sells winter gloves…like one would find at Hudson’s Bay on Stephen Ave. BUT, I shot this photo in central ROME (Italy). The small, hand-written sign translates literally as ‘store hours 10 – 18:30 without interruption or interval’, meaning they do not close mid-afternoon like the typical Italian store. Clearly they are (almost) CANADIAN store hours. I want to know what this store is all about. BUT they follow Italian holiday practise because the big sign says they are closed for vacations until August 26th? Ahhh! Maddening. I want to talk to these people. What’s going on?

  6. Nick says:

    Another photo with a story and a bit of mystery. Pretty evident we are in a museum. Shouldn’t the guy be walking around gawking at art. What’s he doing sitting down seemingly reading a paper. Again, I want to talk to that fellow. Can I perhaps shout at him across that big space and ask “Hey! You! Whatcha ‘ou doin’?”

  7. Henri says:

    The Scream – found in Carburn Park

  8. Nick says:

    Good one, Henri. Now I recall seeing it but missed seeing “The Scream”.

  9. Paul Fesko says:

    I was trying some double exposure flower photography. I like the effect but still a lot to learn. The trickiest part is which image should be first.

    Shot with a 100mm macro lens.
    This image 1/640s, f 5.0, ISO 400
    Edited in LR and sharpened in Topaz Photo AI.

  10. Paul Fesko says:

    My second flower

    1/500s, f2.8, ISO 100
    Edited in LR

  11. Pierre D says:

    Just returned from Ireland bike trip, and took a few shots with my Samsung A54 phone, on the fly.

  12. Pierre D says:

    The view from the top of a big climbing day on Ring of Kerry, committing the heaps of tourists up on the hill who got there by bus!

  13. della says:

    I was away last few weeks. This yellow rumped warbler was seen about three weeks ago .1/640 f111 1/1000 400mm

  14. della says:

    I was happy to get images of Anna hummingbird with mh Sony RX100 while in SF ISO 800 f4.5 1/640 72mm

  15. Bill Stilwell says:

    Goose leading the 3 goslings out of a slough and up the slope. I liked the mostly hidden goslings with the diagonal angle.
    f 6.3, ss 1/320 s.

  16. Doug Stewart says:

    More photos from Point Pelee Park. Green Heron, patiently waiting for a meal. The heron looks quite compact in this pose, and the next photo shows what happens when a meal appears. Sony RX-10, f4, 1/100sec, ISO 160, 600mm.

  17. Doug Stewart says:

    The Green Heron has an amazing ability to telescope its neck out when it sees a meal! Sony RX-10, f4, 1/100sec, ISO 160, 600mm. Denoised in Topaz photo AI.

  18. Beth A Hetherington says:

    When I was at Dale Hodges park, this robin seemed to be guarding the path with a crazed look. Shot with my 100-400 lens at f/9, 1/80 sec, ISO 25o

  19. Beth A Hetherington says:

    I spent last week at Yellowstone National Park. Spotted this little bird walking through a field of volcanic rock. Shot at f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 250 with my 70-300 lens with a 1/4 extender.

  20. sue says:

    Calypso Orchid on the Castle Mountain outlook trail.

    Taken with my iphone

  21. sue says:

    Lady Slipper Orchids on the Paskapoo Slopes.

    Taken with my iphone

  22. tony campos says:

    Taken last summer in Glenmore park
    f/4.5, 1/400, iso-80

  23. Frankie says:

    Wood duck in Inglewood
    ISO 800, 240 mm, f/10, 1/1600

  24. Robert says:

    Lilacs at River Park
    Samsung S23 f2.4 1/800 ISO25
    telephoto setting, cropped, removed branch and leaves in sky, tweaked colour

  25. Frankie says:

    ISO 400, 265 mm, f/6.3, 1/1600

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