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photoblog image Belo Horizonte, Brazil - city park

Belo Horizonte, Brazil - city park

 

A scanned slide from 1979.  This is the park in which I saw a capybara - the world's largest living rodent  - it was about the size a fox terrier, or a bit larger, exploring the waste bins in the park's maintenance depot.  At the time I had no idea what it was, and steered well clear!

 

The photo was processed in Lightroom and Luminar - I'm trying out the latter and this photo demonstrates its sky replacement tool - pretty clever!

Belo Horizonte, Brazil - city park

 

A scanned slide from 1979.  This is the park in which I saw a capybara - the world's largest living rodent  - it was about the size a fox terrier, or a bit larger, exploring the waste bins in the park's maintenance depot.  At the time I had no idea what it was, and steered well clear!

 

The photo was processed in Lightroom and Luminar - I'm trying out the latter and this photo demonstrates its sky replacement tool - pretty clever!

comments (11)

Quel joli jardin !
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
It looks a great place Tom. Not surprised you steered clear !
Tom Wilson: The city park was quite remarkable - and highly frequented by all the apartment dwellers at the weekend.
What a pretty park!
Tom Wilson: Very attractive
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jun 2020, 05:11
Your experience must have given you a shock Tom, a capybara is a big thing. Although probably harmless..
Tom Wilson: Yes, they are pretty well harmless, and, I gather, quite friendly towards humans - but I'd never seen anything like it before!
Apart from the scare from the capybara, it looks like you've found a new toy in Luminar, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It's very effective for a number of things and works very well in interaction with Lightroom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jun 2020, 06:35
I think you did a great job here, Tom and what a beautiful garden as well.
I think you will like this youtube, Tom... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMUOsf2QNc
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Astrid - that's an interesting video. The capybara I saw seemed to have longer legs and wasn't as plump - it looked more dog-like than guinea pig like smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 3 Jun 2020, 07:45
I think I would steer clear too.
Tom Wilson: My Brazilian colleagues were amused when I reported what I had seen - they are apparently, harmless.
  • Louis
  • South+Africa
  • 3 Jun 2020, 08:36
Definitely larger than a fox terrier, as the capybara weigh in from 40 to 60 kgs. My mastiff-like dog weighs 60 kg and a St Bernhard about 65 kg. Our largest rodent type is the porcupine.

The sky in your picture, rejuvenates the picture quite a bit.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Louis - the sky struck me as more tropical than the cloud-covered original.
A fine scan Tom, I'd thought about having a look at Luminar.
Tom Wilson: It's well worth a trial, Brian - I find it works very well in harness with Lightroom.
The colour between the two halves is so different but certainly it is fun to play with a sky replacer.
Tom Wilson: Actually the sky is rather like the skies I recall when I was in Brazil smile
Exotic looking Tom! The sky does look good smile

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