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Parkland 4

Parkland 4

Continuing to explore the contrast of light and shade with the IR method
(click 'Next' for previous examples) ...
Here I have darkened a duplicated layer using Curves
followed by selective erasure in the highlight areas to bring the contrast into greater relief.

Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom
0.62s f/5.6 at 18.0mm
Hoya R72 IR filter full exif

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Soenda27-Oct-2007 20:24
Your adjustments heighten the sense of "here in the shade" and "there in the light." It makes me wonder if IR photos sometimes lack as great a sense of depth, of existing in three dimensional space, as conventional photography approaches.

I appreciate your explanation of the procedure you applied. That makes it possible for me to compare to some of my own efforts. Of late I have been using brushes to adjust localized areas for light and darkness, saturation and even hue. I find that these work particularly well with foliage, which tends to be forgiving about edges.

In this image, the variegated bark of the tree takes especially well to the IR treatment. It's a reprise of the dappling in the leaf canopy as well as on the grass. It's interesting to try to compare the ultimate impact of these IR shots to desaturated BW. They're similar, but not the same. One tends to better appreciate line and shape in both. However, the reversals present in IR shots, like bits of black sky, still put its effects outside of normal visual experience. Beautifully so.
marie-jose wolff27-Oct-2007 16:00
wonderful tree and great tones! V
Andrew Vincent27-Oct-2007 10:37
Nice work Brian. It really does create beautiful contrasts and tones. One of those things I have to try. VOTE!
laine8227-Oct-2007 07:42
Very intense V
QUERIDO27-Oct-2007 06:06
Excellent shot,vote
Yvonne27-Oct-2007 04:46
Another magnificent tree Brian! Fabulous contrasts, vote
Guest 27-Oct-2007 04:32
Very nice work. Great tone!
Char27-Oct-2007 01:28
Hi Brian,
Stunning! I love your IR pictures. \/
Cindi Smith27-Oct-2007 01:20
Another stunner! V
Noel Saratan26-Oct-2007 23:36
Excellent! v
Silvia Roitman26-Oct-2007 22:15
very nice!
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