Henry Heerschap  

Palouse Shacks by Henry Heerschap

October 2020 - Palouse Shacks

October 2020 - Henry Heerschap


About the Image(s)

My wife and I were in the Palouse region of Washington and Idaho in June
of last year. As we headed back home to Seattle, we saw this scene off
to the left of the highway. The combination of trees, the textures of
the plowed fields and the tumbledown shacks worked together nicely.
After trying a number of different processes, I finally settled on this
monochrome rendering. I decided to flip the image horizontally to "read"
more left to right. I cropped in a bit, cloned out the oil spots in the
gravel and a bright area in the sky. I used a black and white adjustment
layer in Photoshop to convert it and did a bit of dodging and burning to
add a bit of dimensionality to the trees and the gravel road. I darkened
the sky a bit with a luminosity mask and finally added a slight vignette.
Sony A7R III, 24-105 f/4 lens. Shot handheld f/14, 1/40 second, ISO 250,

2 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Nicely balanced elements: driveway and tractor trails, near and far trees, rolling hills and soft clouds.   Posted: 10/06/2020 17:16:35

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
A great photo. To me it was amazing that flipping the image so greatly improved the image. I have no suggestions - just wonderful.   Posted: 10/11/2020 20:52:43


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