Mill On The Rye - revisited by netkonnexion

Mill On The Rye - revisited

A new page in the Photokonnexion.com Glossary today...

See: Definition: Composite image or photograph

I wrote a new definition in the glossary of my blog and re-used this old image from 2012. There was of course a reason for this new insight. Read the new definition and find out what its all about.

[P.S. You might want to visit here too. Grin.]

Find out more about Pann Mill (Wycombe Rye).
Such a lovely scene with beautiful light
December 22nd, 2020  
Charming
December 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful
December 22nd, 2020  
What a peaceful country scene! And it is rather a fine mill house. Is it inhabited?
December 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful scene
December 22nd, 2020  
A beautiful rural scene !
December 22nd, 2020  
A lovely scene of the water wheel and mill! Interesting take on composite. So, unless it's SOOC - it's basically a composite then. I usually thought layers for a composite then flattened for the final result.
December 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful capture.
December 22nd, 2020  
Lovely!
December 22nd, 2020  
@will_wooderson - Not occupied, no. It is run by a local historical society. They make flour there three days a year.
Find out more about Pann Mill (Wycombe Rye) at: https://www.pannmill.org.uk/
December 22nd, 2020  
Great job on the composite, I wouldn't have known it was one
December 22nd, 2020  
@marlboromaam - no, not really. If you read the article you will see that the sky is not the original and in this version the duck is also put in as a composite element. Layers are a general purpose tool. Not just for compositing. The composite origin is about the introduction of additional photo-elements (sky and duck in this case). Actually there were 12 layers in the edits for this image.
December 22nd, 2020  
A beautiful scene, nicely enhanced by the low sunlight - fav!

Ian
December 22nd, 2020  
The duck really does lighten the water area, good info too. Thanks for sharing.
December 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful rural scene. Fav
December 22nd, 2020  
@netkonnexion Interesting! That's a whole lot of layers. I've often wanted to change a white sky to blue, but too much for my under-skilled abilities with Photoshop.
December 22nd, 2020  
A beautiful scene.Fav🙂
December 22nd, 2020  
interesting how my eye goes directly to the duck .
December 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful scenery and capture
December 22nd, 2020  
Such a lovely composition
December 22nd, 2020  
A wonderful capture.
December 22nd, 2020  
Fantastic composition
December 22nd, 2020  
Awesome composition.
December 22nd, 2020  
A great shot of this lovely watermill in the sun.
December 22nd, 2020  
it is a classic scene to photograph ...nice light
December 22nd, 2020  
Good processing technique
December 23rd, 2020  
@marlboromaam There are a number of techniques for swapping out sky. It really depends on what is in the scene in order to choose the best method. This one uses a high contrast technique to turn the trees into silhouettes then you create a mask which matches every branch. It does take a lot of steps. There are other ways to do it - and some shots are a lot easier than this one for exchanging sky. Still, it can be fun - but terribly time consuming!
December 23rd, 2020  
@lesip Ah ha! That is why I put it there. It really lifts a dark spot in the image. Even my wife agrees and she normally hates me doing composites! LOL.
December 23rd, 2020  
Neat image and explanation. Thank you
December 23rd, 2020  
A gorgeous scene from the past. Delightful shot. Fav.
December 23rd, 2020  
It’s a beautiful image but it’s a shame it’s not real.
December 23rd, 2020  
What a quaint spot!
December 24th, 2020  
@susiemc - Interesting. That raises all sorts of questions.

Can you categorically say that ANY image from a camera is real? There are at least 10 intervention points in the formation of every shot that distort 'reality'. And, that is before the manufacturer's software imposes its algorithm to change the shot you have taken and make a file from it. That algorithm does all sorts of things to the original data. It makes edits you can only guess at but have agreed to by sanction (by owning the camera). But you do not control them. Given all that, what is the nature of the 'reality' of a photograph?

The point is that no image is 'real'. Photography is all about the manipulation of light. Even SOOC is only that, SOOC. It is not reality! The only thing that really matters in the outcome of a photograph is how the viewer feels about it, what they experience from seeing the image.

Composites are an art form. I enjoy my art and others enjoy my works. That is a pleasing thing, a good thing. I don't feel any shame about the art I make.

Good comment. Thank you.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
December 24th, 2020  
Very nice shot
December 24th, 2020  
Nicely done- the new sky and addition of the duck adds some nice touches to the scene. I love composite work!
December 24th, 2020  
@netkonnexion I get your point Net and I hope I didn’t offend you. Sorry if I did. I guess photography means different things to different people and I accept that I have a very simple view of it. I just like taking pictures which document and represent my daily life so for me it’s important that I don’t change the pictures too much. Sorry again if I caused offence.
December 24th, 2020  
@susiemc - Gosh! No offense. It is actually an interesting point. I have encountered this argument many times. Often it stems from people thinking that composites are 'cheating' or 'not really photography'. Both cases are questionable. Working with composites, like editing, colour adjustment, and cropping, is just another form of working toward a desired outcome for your image. As you can see, the image above was actually taken in 2012. It has taken me all this time to get comfortable with it. I think it now shows what I want the viewer to see.
Composites are just another part of 'doing photography'. They are not right or wrong, just another technique.

By the way, your view of photography is just as legitimate as mine. Make no apologies for what you enjoy. Just go ahead and enjoy what you do. Yeeha!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
December 24th, 2020  
@netkonnexion Thanks Net. You too have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 😁
December 24th, 2020  
merry Christmas, damon. i hope you have a wonderful day today with your family.
December 25th, 2020  
Happy Christmas to you and yours! 🎄
December 25th, 2020  
Lovely image with great light.
December 29th, 2020  
@summerfield - Sorry! I missed this seasonal message. Thank you. Have a very Happy New Year.
January 27th, 2021  
@vesna0210 - thank you! Have a very Happy New Year.
January 27th, 2021  
It's fascinating how much difference the addition of even the smallest element can make to a composition. Your incomer duck really pulls everything together. Lovely light in this, I especially like the way it's highlighting the bit of Cotoneaster? in the foreground
January 28th, 2021  
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