Deer Street

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  • Frank Loehner
    Frank Loehner
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    on: September 12, 2020 at 7:20 am

    I was testing out a (to me) new lens the other day, when I got this shot. I really liked the undulating landscape and the patterns of the freshly cropped fields. Through the viewfinder I noticed there was a deer on the green strip between the fields. As I didn’t have my super telephoto with me, I had no choice but go with the 200mm equivalent focal length.

    It was only when I got home and looked at the photo at 100% that I noticed there was not just one, but many deer on the green strip! I counted 37 animals!

    Any comments welcome…

    Frank

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    Re: Deer Street
    Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020 at 8:39 am

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    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Overall I like it. My only quibble would be that the sky is too bland in comparison to the rest of the scene, and the shift in both hue and luminance makes it stand out too much from the rest of the image. My eye is drawn there, looking for something interesting (a few wisps of clouds…) then moves back, only to be drawn away again. I’m not a big fan of sky replacement, so if it was mine I’d crop out most of the sky.

    Nicely done.

    Mike.

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    Frank Loehner
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    Re: Deer Street
    Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks Mike,

    I had another look at the image and have done some adjustments. I mainly changed the saturation and contrast of the sky. While doing that I noticed th eimage can actually be broken down into three distinct zones: 1. The sky (blue); 2. The midground with the animals (yellow) and 3. The foreground (green-ish). I also increased the saturation of the foreground to bring out this zoning a bit better. And I confess I couldn’t resist to mask over that little bare bush half way up the upper right slope. Now there are two trees in the middle, as well as well as some shrubs to the left and a bush to the right. I think its better than before. Any thoughts? Thanks again, Frank

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    Re: Deer Street
    Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Much more balanced, at least to my eye…

    Mike.

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