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Cartoon Art (Three Photographs)

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This week all the photographs have been processed with Photolemeur and Luminar. The scenes here are HDR in Photoshop and adjusted with the above software. To some degree I think Skylum took a step back when it concentrated its efforts on Luminar rather than the separate apps of the Creative Kit. But in reality things move on. More comments as the week goes on.

A Smile or a Grin

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I just wanted to end this week on a smile or a grin. For a lot of reasons many of us could use a bit of that this time of year. In Canada one can expect rough winters and by the time February rolls around, you can be forgiven for having had enough of the snow and cold. But sometimes, fingers crossed, March turns out to be quite fine.

Wall Art and “Personal Work” (Three Photographs)

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A Photo Editor, that is a person who hires photographers for commercial work was asked what they look at in a new photographer and one of those things mentioned was “personal work,” Work that is uninfluenced by creative direction of a magazine or advertising agency. Having been in photographic studios where the photographer was directed, I still think personal work and amateur photography is where the fun is even if you don’t make any money at it.

Tulips (Two Photographs)

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I take a significant number of Tulip photographs ( all one day of a festival). I then work on them throughout the year. They seem popular. I like the ability to work with multiple elements in a photo and highlight a specific subject. Fun to work with, a delight for the eye.

Mallards

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Some days if it weren’t for the mallards there would be nothing to shoot. Getting them in interesting light is a bonus I make use of. The more time I spend taking photographs and processing them the more I learn about light and how to take advantage of it, such as careful tuning of highlights in post-processing to get even lighting.

Purpose (Two Photographs)

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I may have shot this scene before but with the door open and with people in it. Just a lovely bit of scenery. I wanted to do it justice in both colour and black and white, though my preference is the black and white, given the detail and texture.

 

A Floral Arrangement (Two Photographs)

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I took these in a wild garden, the flowers are not curated or gardened. The bouquet is natural. I liked how the flowers were positioned as well as the lighting, just a touch macabre in black and white.

 

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