Henry Heerschap  

Arches by Henry Heerschap

August 2020 - Arches

August 2020 - Henry Heerschap


About the Image(s)

A couple of years ago my wife and I had to opportunity to spend a day in
San Juan, Puerto Rico. We wandered up to Castillo San Felipe del Morro,
a 16th century Spanish fort that's managed by the National Park Service.
It's a wonderful place to wander around with a camera, especially all
the little architectural details to be found along the way.
This series of arches caught my eye. The challenge was that each
passageway between the arches seemed be full of fellow tourists. Just as
one passage cleared, another one would fill up. I was standing there for
the better part of ten minutes contemplating mean stacks and other
Photoshop people-removal techniques when I got a few seconds of empty
arches. I got my shot and was able to move on.
The processing was done in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Silver Efex Pro. I
cleaned up some spots on the wall as well as that curved shadow on the
left edge. I dodged and burned to even out the lighting a bit.
Sony A7R II, Sony 24-105 f/4 lens. 30mm, f/14, 1/50 second, ISO 3200.
Shot handheld.

2 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Patience rewarded. And very nice work with the lighting.   Posted: 08/01/2020 14:22:21

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
(Groups 37 & 64)
What a lovely play of light and shadow! Having just joined a monochrome group, I'm perusing them all. I really like arches, and this unusual series is somehow evocative. Post processing well done for a complete tonal range.   Posted: 08/05/2020 00:52:55


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