Friday Image No. 51


Bridge at Chatsworth
Bridge at Chatsworth

This weeks image is another from my walk on Monday where the weather was perfect for Infrared. The image was shot with the EM5 Infrared converted camera. Processing was then caried out using Nik Color Efex, Silver Efex Pro, Analog Efex and then back into Color Efex. It was a bit of an experimentation in all honesty. The print seems to work better than the screen image.

Hope you have a great weekend.

4 thoughts on “Friday Image No. 51

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  1. It’s all experimentation here too Robin. That’s the problem with IR and all the PP software we have at our disposal.

    I’m spending ages doing this and that and wondering if I’m missing something else.

    I’m also finding it a struggle to separate halation effects from sky to foliage. i.e. keeping the clouds nice and sharp and limiting halation for foliage.

    1. There is also always more ways than one to achieve the same result. In terms of your question about limiting halation to the foliage, the approach that I ue is to create the halation on a new layer in Photoshop. I then set the layer mask for the new layer to black wich hides the effect. I then use a soft white brush to paint on the mask in the areas of the foliage where I want the haltion to show. I will try to find some time to pull a video together as it’s a useful technique.

  2. Another beautiful image. To me, IR imaging is a process that tries to evoke impressionism in a scene rather than the literal quality that one tries to achieve in, let us say, a Nikon D800 capture with a high quality sharp lens. And the kind of impressionism I am suggesting is akin to not only the 19th century French impressionist painters, but also to the 19th and early 20th century fine art photographers. What Robin has achieved in this photo is both of these impressionist senses. The rich texture combined with ethereal softness produces this feeling. There is also a distinct relationship of Robin’s use of a blurred vignette to early photography’s limited depth of field and soft edges. This produces that feeling of nostalgia found in old photos. The subject is time immemorial as man combines function (the bridge) with art (the arches and sculpture) and the natural (water, air, and foliage). This is a brilliant achievement!

    1. Thanks you Roger for the positive feedback. A great assessment of the work also. But I do need to confess that I wasn’t thinking about any of these things when I created the image. I just thought to myself what do I like and dislike and then used these techniques to highlight the points. You are correct that there are some timeless techniques that come from the art world that we can learn a lot from and should be employing these in our image editing. I really should find time to read up more on the subject.
      All the best
      Robin

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