So I Had A Problem

Dear Reader,

This is an update to the orignial post of Oct. 5.  Thank you for the feedback KC.  The before shot has been added.

I have been doing a little bit of exploring recently in between trying to finish off the summer outdoor projects.  If you are a regular visitor, you know I take pleasure in detail.  There is though a problem.  Sometimes the detail I am interested in gets lost in background noise.  So I recently took a series of photos with the idea of removing the noise.  The first photo is as shot with no LIghtroom adjustments except sizing.  The second shot is my first shareable attempt at getting rid of the distracting elements. As always, comments are welcome and sought.



Cheers, Sean


2 Replies to “So I Had A Problem”

  1. I’m back, after seeing the before. If the task was to remove the buildings because they are the distracting elements, then you have succeeded. I don’t know if the pink has is an inevitable byproduct, or something you put there. In any case, without the buildings one now focuses on the cricket club and cast iron looking thingie.

    Lately I have been asking myself questions when I look at a photo. Wondering what the photographer intended and how closely the photo matches their vision. Wondering what I would have done had I been with the photographer; not saying I’d produce a better image, just a different one. I’ve not done this kind of wholesale manipulation of images to remove elements deemed objectionable, mainly because I don’t know how to do it. The photographer I am today, would probably play with depth of field to put the cricket club and CILT in sharp focus, and the background buildings subtly (or not so subtly) out of focus. The photographer I will be next week might do something else entirely.

  2. I think I need a before and after to see something to comment on. So, for example, if you removed a giant puffin that was perched on top of what looks like a cast iron thingie beside the cricket club, congratulations. You’ve succeeded. If your task was to remove the pink cloudy haze, then there is further work to be done.

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