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Glenwood Cemetery - Comments Please

Discussion in 'Non-Nikon System Cameras' started by jbird, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. jbird


    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Hi, With the new camera, I got a subscription to Lightroom CC. It is my first foray into using it. I would appreciate your comments on the photos below.
    The first is the photo as shot (jpg) straight out of the camera without any adjustments.
    43819592112_d60eacd6cf_c. L1000024

    The second is converting to B&W with minor lighting adjustments. The largest was for contrast.
    30132165878_091cfb3789_c. L1000024-2

    The 3rd is a cropped version of the second. I must admit that it is my favorite of the 3. I like the way in intensifies or focuses on the facial expression. I think it enhances the sadness.
    29063242277_ba63a74274_c. L1000024 by Jay OConnor, on Flickr

    Please let me know which you prefer an why.
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  2. Growltiger

    Growltiger Administrator Administrator

    There is nothing wrong with the photos as photos, but I dislike the subject. Idealised soppy near-naked children are a rather revolting art form.
    Let's see something else.
  3. rick_reno


    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
    I like the third one best too. Some vignette might make the subject pop out a bit more, but I wouldn’t overdo it.
  4. I like third best because I think the point of interest is the eyes looking down.
  5. crazy


    Feb 5, 2009
    #3 is my preference, with crop and b&w processing being the driving factors.
  6. jbird


    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Thank you for the comments. The next outing I will be looking for subjects with bright colors. I want to evaluate the difference between the jpg color profiles. I am thinking of possibly Galveston and some of the old homes there.

    I have found Lightroom easy enough to use. But I think I will get the subscription for Lightroom Classic so that I can have the additional features.
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