Posts tagged “Nature

Turtle (Two Photographs) and Some Fun with Processing

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There is no harm in occasionally trying new things in software, of course the only danger is going further than you want and having to start again. In this week’s post I have tried a few new things to see where they will go. One thing that has always intrigued me is adding fake lights to a photo. Luminar has a filter called sun rays and you can see it best in the black and white.


Lupine (Three Photographs)

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Using Skylum’s Luminar my objective was to get the same tonal contrast and detail as I get in Intensity CK Skylum’s discontinued legacy software. The old preset of Even Balance is something I will miss when it no longer works on MacOS. These Lupine flowers were developed with my replacement preset.


Leopard Frog (Two Photographs)

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Leopard frogs can be quite patient subjects, not moving a muscle for long periods. In this case I was quite far back with a long lens. If the frog saw me I would surprised but it certainly heard me. Processed with Skylum’s Photolemeur and Luminar.


Flowers Done in Luminar 2018 (Two Photographs)

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Most modern software apart from Lightroom and Photoshop, automatically apply too much colour saturation for my taste. Though I suspect this is because that is what the majority of photographers want. You just have to pull back the sliders to avoid this. I have tried these flowers with a bit more saturation to see how it goes. By the way, a photograph to be processed in black and white will benefit from a bit more contrast and saturation.

 


It Waved Goodbye! (Three Photographs)

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This is a Yellow-rumped warbler taken in early summer. Applying my own special sauce in Luminar 2018 for sharpening and tonal contrast to enhance the background as you see here. Some branches were removed in Photoshop. I have had a problem with Luminar in finding a way to do tonal contrast the way I used to do it in Intensity CK (an old Skylum product). I created an approximation with a preset and have used it on all the photos this week.

 

 


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.


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.