by Kelly Landrum

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Gallery: Photos

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2010-12-27 01:50:37
Focal Length : 24/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/1
Exposure Time : 7/10
Aperture Value : 4.0
F Number : 4.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 800
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 6
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Monday 27th of December 2010 04:01:46 AM


Janis OKelley

Love this shot Lannie!  The lighting is wonderful.  Nice job! j

Diane Hooper

What a great shot - and every window lit. Well worth a walk in the cold!


Jamie Kraft
looks very natural

but from the technical information, it seems that you did a selective desaturation.  i think it worked beautifully.  really nice image.  best, j

deb cloud
I can feel the warmth... I have always liked the sight of window light in homes. It makes a house seem alive and warm. This one is especially nice because of the snow! It gives me a wonderful sense of warmth just viewing it. deb

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Jamie.  The two outdoor lamps (one to the right, not visible) gave off a yellow light that ruined the entire thing.

So, the steps I used were as follows:

(1) total desaturation;

(2) use of the history brush to bring back the original color of the windows;

(3) addition of a small amount of blue over the entire file.

But you knew that. . . .

The actual scene was so much better than anything that I managed to capture.


Stephen Penland

Great seasonal shot!  The lights in the windows really have that warm feeling, that that you have a Christmas tree in the main window is icing on the cake.  I like the lighting on the snow and the trees -- very muted and mellow, just like I've experienced it in my walks around the neighborhoods at this time of year.  Very nice work.

Jamie Kraft

it looks great, and you thought of a good way to make it look more like it appeared to you than the actual crumby light from the (presumably) sodium lamps.  happy new year!!  j

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Stephen.


Tom Wiggins

Lannie: Nicely done night photo.  Tom

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Tom.

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Janis and Samme.  This shot of the house across the street was made the day after our first white Christmas in over a hundred years.  How most of the snow managed to stay on the trees for a full day I will never know, since it had been a pretty windy day.


Pnina Evental

Very nice composition ,what makes it so nice is the different lights in the windows,vs. the dim light still keeping the trees form in the surrounding.well executed.

Landrum Kelly
Warmth .

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