Mervyn Hurwitz  

Bridge in Central Park by Mervyn Hurwitz

August 2019 - Bridge in Central Park

About the Image(s)

Bridge in Central Park, was taken in bright sunlight in the late afternoon in Infra Red. Converted in Photoshop and Nik Silver Effex.
Canon 20D converted for infra red. 44mm lens, ISO 200, f11, 1/60secs.

8 comments posted

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
I am a sucker for IR. This has a nice mystical quality. I think the duck on the left helps the image from being center static. I wonder if some vignetting (or more) might help? Also, could you tone down the highlights slightly? (Without making them grey)   Posted: 08/02/2019 14:39:47

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
I love the IR effect and certainly enjoy the nostalgia of Central Park. That said, I think those huge trees somewhat overpower the main subject; so in my feedback,I cropped some of that out an gave it a panoramic effect with the focus on the water and underside of the bridge.   Posted: 08/04/2019 21:50:40
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Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Fantastic! Love the IR look. It glitters and glows. I prefer it exactly as is. If you want to remove a sliver across the top, you get rid of most sky and that might be ok; and, I do see how a very tight crop (squaring it more) could emphasize the bridge, so perhaps there are more images from this one. Still, I like it as is.   Posted: 08/06/2019 15:22:26

Dave Roth   Dave Roth
Usually, I don't enjoy IR, but this one really grabbed my attention..........wonderful image. I especially enjoy the ducks and the moment you snapped the shot, the duck was taking off causing the water ripples. Very cool!   Posted: 08/07/2019 08:10:39

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
(Group 4)
I love it! My only suggestion would be to tone down the trees top right a little to reduce brightness and bring out more detail.   Posted: 08/09/2019 11:32:28

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Thanks for all the feedback. IR generally does brighten all foliage is it renders green to white. However I have followed your advice and toned down the highlights as much as possible.   Posted: 08/11/2019 13:54:40
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Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Very interesting rendition through infrared. It is a nice composition, with the ducks (in particular the one taking off) complementing the whole scene. I agree that the bright trees need to be toned down (which you did), but I'm not so sure about the cropping from the top. A tighter crop emphasizes the bridge, but I do like the two triangles with the sky.   Posted: 08/11/2019 19:13:21

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
I really like IR. This is in my opinion very well done, particularly in the version with the toned down high lights.
I would try a tighter crop of the left and the bottom   Posted: 08/11/2019 20:00:50


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