- May 22, 2020 at 6:03 pm #446307
found a couple of kits playing. one of them wanted to play hide and seek in the reeds, but one was more interested in counting his flea.
this was processed twice in lightroom. once to get the brown background tones, once for the fox. both have the same matte curve adjustment to crush the blacks.
in hsl i desaturated the blues (-60) and aquas (-42), and moved the yellow and green hues to -100.
i added some split toning to warm up the whites, but then changed my mind and got rid of it. instead i went back to my white balance and adjusted it so that the whites were white instead of slightly blue.
added a vignette, sharpened, enabled lens corrections, etc.. and exported. then increased the overall saturation, and adjusted the hue and saturation for the red and orange tones for the fox (everything else looked like crap) and exported again.
in ps i layered the two and masked in the more colorful fox.
- May 23, 2020 at 1:57 am #446334MistyisleParticipant
What were the settings on your camera, Beth. Is there some appreciable noise present?
- May 23, 2020 at 8:06 am #446346
noise on a sony a7r4? always. that’s what happens when you cram 60 megapixels onto a full frame sensor. more of an issue than noise in this one is the waviness from the out of focus leaves and grass jutting through the image at all angles, esp. at the top. it looks like something was badly cloned out of the top, but it’s just a blade or two of grass distorting things.
exif data is:
sony a7r4 & 200-600mm @ 600mm
1/1250s (handheld), f/7.1, iso 1250
- This reply was modified 1wk, 1d ago by beth.
- May 23, 2020 at 6:09 am #446342TershaKeymaster
You’ve caught a good moment Beth, and all that processing worked, it looks good!
- May 23, 2020 at 8:07 am #446348
- May 23, 2020 at 2:32 pm #446388Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Aww, that’s a lovely image Beth. Thank you for the post processing tips. Always loved your moody edits 🙂
- May 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm #446398
- May 23, 2020 at 5:44 pm #446402PatrickParticipant
I like the capture beth and thank you for going over some of your processes , you with many others here at Ls always do go that extra mile to help esp beginners like myself .. much appreciated ;).
- This reply was modified 1wk, 1d ago by Patrick.
- May 23, 2020 at 8:41 pm #446414
- May 23, 2020 at 9:50 pm #446419Graham HartParticipant
Lovely pic Beth but I am especially grateful for the processing info. Everyone has their own methods I’m sure and it’s through insights like you’ve given here that the ‘secret stuff’ is revealed from master to apprentice.
The last step about combining the two differently treated layers is gold!
- May 25, 2020 at 9:00 am #446561
thanks graham. layering two differently edited images is something i picked up doing astrophotography.
- May 24, 2020 at 11:04 pm #446534Rob Wood (Admin)Keymaster
Honestly expected to open this and read about the next piece of gear you wanted to get – lol
- May 28, 2020 at 8:50 pm #446923Anne HornsbyParticipant
I love how the fox posed for you, Beth! Great muzzle detail, too. Agree with Graham, so grateful for the processing info.
- May 28, 2020 at 9:33 pm #446929
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