12.20.2019 Whitetail Fog Friday

Here is another shot that had been in the bad kids corner until today. Still not the class valedictorian, but much better behaved.

I’ve posted another from this day previously.  But hadn’t shared this because of some motion blur.  It is still a bit blurry but much better after another time trying the trial version of Topaz Sharpen AI. I probably should mask out the tree effect from the sharpen layer. It was a bit breezy although the deer was slightly moving as he checked me out.

Before and after crops and processing the after

The after would still have limited use but is improved.  I do think this is a useful program and the purse is opening but the coins are still inside.  🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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26 Responses to 12.20.2019 Whitetail Fog Friday

  1. shoreacres says:

    The deer’s raised tail is a nice complement to the ‘verticality’ of the tree and grasses, and even its antlers.

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  2. melissabluefineart says:

    Linda has such a good eye. The tail caught my attention as well. I liked that… the purse is opening but the coins are still inside.

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    • Ann Mackay says:

      It’s a great phrase – and a situation I’ve been in many a time! 🙂

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    • I am actually a bit of a spend thrift but am growing more impecunious in my semi-retirement. 🙂
      Yes, Linda often sees things in my images that I do not.

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      • melissabluefineart says:

        And in my paintings. 🙂
        Semi-retired, eh? Are you loving it? We are squeezing pennies more here too because we’re starting to dream of retirement. Well, not me. I’ll never retire. I’m planning to take my brushes with me when I go!

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      • Well, I will probably go before Mary Beth because, although she does have MS, she is much healthier and conscientious about self-care and then she can recoup some of the small fortune I’ve invested in camera gear. 🙂 But until then I’ll be exposing digital sensors until my last breath.
        Yes, I am enjoying having more time to myself. But it is only one additional day as I work 4 days, 7 hours/day. Three years of car payments and then I’ll be even more retired but probably not entirely.

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      • melissabluefineart says:

        Aw, I’m sorry to hear she has MS. That is tough. I guess none of us gets out of this living business unscathed, do we? Here’s to more time for doing what we love.

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      • I thought you were aware, Melissa. Sorry to just toss it in there. She has had MS for 42 years and manages it quite well. Matter of fact, she takes such good care of herself that I am sure I will pre-decease her.
        Yeah, age takes its toll on us in one way or another.

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      • melissabluefineart says:

        It sure does. I’m so happy to hear that she takes such good care of herself. It’s so weird to be thinking of the end of the road but it’s a’comin.

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      • Yep, the end is the one certainty in life but when and how is a mystery. 🙂 It’s funny how when a kid it didn’t seem life would ever end, then as an adult I knew it would but it was still far off and at times I worried about how I would face it. Now as a somewhat elderly person I am resolved that it will come in the nearing future. Funny how last year, as I lay in the hospital, it never occurred to me that my time might be up. Of course, as my boss noticed just prior to my being out of work, I was a bit delirious. 🙂

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      • melissabluefineart says:

        I’ve always thought we’ll sense it when our time to go comes, and it just wasn’t that time yet for you. Thank goodness for that! You would be missed.

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      • Thanks, Melissa. I hope the time for being missed is far off for the both of us as well as all our friends and loved ones.

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      • melissabluefineart says:

        Me too!

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  3. And the distant branches. A study In verticality. I’ll quote you on the phrase.

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  4. At least at this size, the improvement in sharpness is noticeable. Seems like it’s time to hear those coins jingling.

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    • I think so. At some point 30 days will arrive and the software will notify me that I need to pay up. Of course, I could not make shaky images but that’s isn’t always possible if the subject is moving.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    Actually, I think this particular photo does not need to be very sharp. The overall effect is all about softness, with the fog, the muted colors, the haze of leaves on the tree, etc. I think in keeping with that, there’s no need to worry about getting the details sharp. I could even imagine it with a bit of reduction in clarity, a bit of glow. Not to say it isn’t a great idea to test the program, and it does seem to give nice results. Just my opinion, you know I admire your work. 🙂

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    • I agree, Lynn. There have been times when I go negative with the clarity slider to enhance the softness of an image. I think it was more effective with the feeding bunnies but when I looked closely at this I thought it would be a good image to try. And the other one I linked to had been somewhat sharp yet still with some foggy softness.
      I appreciate your enjoyment of my work. I feel the same about yours and am always impressed, not only with the quality and collection of images you share, but your writing as well. I find that part of blogging a lot more challenging so admire both you and Linda for the ability to write informative and interesting posts.I don’t always comment in a timely manner as I often have to read them a few times to get an idea of how I want to respond.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        You are gracious and generous, Steve. Thank you – and please never worry about the timing of comments. As you know, I get WAY behind! I appreciate knowing that you might even read through a post twice. 😉

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      • 🙂
        Sadly, my attention span has shortened considerably and reading often puts me to sleep which is disappointing. I used to sit for too many hours reading historical biographies and now can’t make it through a magazine article without having to start over. But I enjoy your posts and re-reading them is a pleasure. Not quite the same thing as sharing the walks in person but most likely as close as we will get. ❤

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  6. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful, tranquil image, Steve. Adrian

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