03.30.2020 A Hidden Gem

Another that got overlooked.  I only made this one exposure and at first glance I wasn’t impressed.  But I decided to follow Michael Scandling‘s lead (if you aren’t following Mike’s posts you are missing some fine work, abstract and otherwise) and do some pixel wrangling. Half the image was overly bright and there were a lot of distractions. Much dodging and burning, a bunch of targeted contrast adjustments, and this is the result.

I think it was worth the effort and reminds me a bit of autumn reflections.

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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33 Responses to 03.30.2020 A Hidden Gem

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    So beautiful Steve. All that extra effort certainly paid off!

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  2. eremophila says:

    Very tactile, I want to run my hands over it.

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  3. eremophila says:

    Thanks, I had a look at his work, and it’s very nice. The poppy shots are stunning, but then I’m a sucker when it comes to poppies😀

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  4. The lower-central part suggests a feather. You’ve done a good job balancing the light and dark. If you ever want a pseudonym, you can call yourself Abel Wrangler.

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  5. Nice Steve! Beautiful image!

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  6. Coolly tactile, but with color both hot and cold. Bold. You’re an excellent pixel wrangler.

    And thanks for the link. 🙏

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  7. Beautifully done, Steve. It is like stained glass.

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  8. krikitarts says:

    It makes me think more of frost on a windowpane than ice on a pond. Wonderful work, Steve, and well worth the extra effort..

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, fantastic abstract, Steve!

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  10. Hannah Keene says:

    I love this, Steve! Definitely worth the effort.

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  11. Littlesundog says:

    Wow! Steve, I love this image. It looks like stained glass.

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  12. Ann Mackay says:

    I like your pixel-wrangling! The image almost looks as if it’s been carved.

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  13. Dave Ply says:

    Amazing what you can do with pixel wrangling, if you’ve mastered the lariat. Nice job.

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  14. bluebrightly says:

    It’s very cool, and it was worth the effort from my point of view.

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