11.20.2020 Friday Flashback 2

Facebook reminded me of this image that I posted a while back on this date but I don’t think I shared it here. Even if I did and it seems like I would have, this is a re-edit starting from Raw and using the newer tools in both Lightroom and Photoshop CC 2021.ย  One tool I did not use and am unsure as to whether I ever will is the new Sky Replacement feature. On a day like the one in this post the sky isn’t an asset but I’d rather share what I saw in reality even if my imagination wanted to be expressed.

T.G.I.F.ย  Have a great weekend!

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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22 Responses to 11.20.2020 Friday Flashback 2

  1. Now if only there were a tool to change the actual sky while we’re out taking pictures.

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  2. I LOVE this image…just the way it is. The leading line of the log and the placement of the golden center tree are ideal. Even the reflection forms a leading line to continue to carry your eye up to the subject matter. The gray sky with lack of detail makes your eye stop dead on the foliage. To replace the sky would clutter this image and draw away from the element that makes this image a KILLER.
    (In my humble opinion, great job of leaving the sky alone).

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    • Thanks, Bob. I mentioned the tool but have little if any intent on ever using it. I’ve never even tried to replace a sky or rarely any other element of a shot for that matter…aside from cloning out the occasional beer can that I was unable to remove by hand at the moment of making the image. The only composite I have ever done was shooting two images, one for the moon and another for the landscape although not the case in my other Flashback image.. I appreciate your judge’s eye and critique.


  3. Eliza Waters says:

    My thoughts echo the above comment… the log is a great leading line. Nice one… have a great weekend, looks like decent weather.

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  4. Very nice Steve! I agree I would not use sky replacement.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I recently came across a person who’d used that sky replacement feature. I loved the photo, but he happened to post both the before and after, and it made me laugh. The ‘before’ (i.e., natural) photo was ever more attractive. This one’s a knockout, and proof that not every sky needs to be blue.

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    • Thanks, Linda. I can’t speak for the image you saw elsewhere, but I agree here. I don’t think I’d enjoy something that wasn’t true despite how attractive or popular it might be which is why I don’t do composites.


  6. krikitarts says:

    Echo time: That log is simply one gigantic, pointing finger and not following it is quite out of the question. And nice lily pads too–was this the location of some of our froggy portraits?

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    • It was hard to not use that fallen tree. No, I’ve not shot a frog at this pond. Not sure why. Many have come from Moosehorn Pond which is one town to the west, New Salem. Quite a number of my ice abstracts have been made at this pond, especially last winter.

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  7. Ann Mackay says:

    I think changing the sky would have spoiled the photograph. It has a rather brooding atmosphere and a quiet, rather closed-in feeling from the dark sky…that gives (for me) a lot of power to the image.

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  8. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful composition, Steve. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Great … effective leading line. I appreciate the overcast light … makes it feel like fall!

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  10. What depth! Good job, Steve!

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