Michael Nath  

IR-Nibley by Michael Nath

May 2020 - IR-Nibley

About the Image(s)

It is an infrared image of a pasture in Nibley, Utah taken at mid-day. Image taken with a converted Pentax K-10 at F8 , 1/125 s , 35mm setting of zoom lens. Processed using NIK vivenza and Topaz black & white.

9 comments posted

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Hi Michael - a pastoral image well suited to the use of infrared.The sky is great, but I feel that it is over emphasized in that the blacks would benefit from lifting a bit to add delicacy to that area.

I don't know what your views are re. removing items from an image(when permitted, i.e. not in PT), but I felt that the image would be more balanced by the removal of the cows on the right. Just my take on the image, see rough edit below ....   Posted: 05/08/2020 04:12:27
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Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Its amazing Peter, how the removal of a few cows has that much of an effect on improving the image. I believe that you as well brightened the image as well?   Posted: 05/08/2020 15:38:12
Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Yes Paul - I made a few subtle adjustments to lift the blacks in the sky and to lighten the remainder of the image   Posted: 05/08/2020 15:44:00

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
It made a significant improvement Peter, well done.   Posted: 05/08/2020 16:01:50

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Hi Michael... beautiful image... since Peter is the go to with post processing, I do believe his tweaks and suggestions make for an over-all improvement to an already beautiful image.   Posted: 05/09/2020 11:10:12

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Michael
Love the effect IR gives this image fantastic lighting and detail in the trees I think Peters removal of the cows on the right has really balanced it up but a really pleasing image.   Posted: 05/09/2020 14:44:20

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
You have chosen an excellent subject for IR and the resulting image is also excellent.

I like the image as submitted but Peter's removal of the cow has made an amazing difference.   Posted: 05/11/2020 04:04:36

Ed Ries
I like the choice of subject for an infrared image. I agree with Peter's suggestions. Nice work.   Posted: 05/11/2020 12:10:54

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
I agree that removal of the two cows on the right would improve the image. However, my skills at removing them in photoshop are not up to the task. I generally print my better photographs at 11"x14"" or larger and any mistakes are greatly enhanced at large print sizes and are all too visible. Therefore the cows remain.

My solution should have been to redo the image and rotate the camera slightly to the right so the cows are better placed. I appreciate everyone's comments and suggestions.   Posted: 05/19/2020 11:23:47


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