Debbie Perez  

Passage by Debbie Perez

November 2019 - Passage

November 2019 - Debbie Perez


About the Image(s)

Boat trip in some part of the Florida panhandle found what I thought was a lovely scene of arched trees and reflections.
Did a swap in LR, moved over to PS and added a a B&W layer which tweaked to get some additional tonality. Went into ColorEfex (NiK) used the Detail Extractor, then back to PS for a bit of levels and that was it. Quick and easy but really happy to find some interesting IR potential!

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5 comments posted

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
A very nice scene. The ripples in the water distort the trees so they aren't a mirror reflection. I particularly like the white tree on the left as it compliments the larger dark trees. You did a good job in the conversioiin from IR to B/W.   Posted: 11/13/2019 08:19:03

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Lovely shaped trees and nicely reflected in the ripples. Delicately processed and I like the way the tonal range goes from darker at the right hand side to lighter where the trees diminish at the left. Only crit is that I find the bright area on the left at the water's edge could be toned down very slightly. all in all a lovely delicate and tranquil scene.   Posted: 11/17/2019 04:25:29

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
This reminds me of a boat trip I took through the Everglades where the mangroves grow thick as these trees do. This image for me has a very restful feel. I think you have captured the reflections well. One problem for me, though, is the brightness on the left which keeps pulling my eye over there, looking for something to settle on. I wish there was a boat or an alligator there to add some interest.   Posted: 11/18/2019 08:35:44

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
This is a lovely tranquil scene but I do find it lacking a little in contrast. I would suggest darkening the tree trunks and lightening the foliage, just a little, to give the image more impact. I also agree with Sharon in that a boat or something would add interest to the image and would provide a focal point.   Posted: 11/20/2019 08:15:08

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Very nice, I like the reflections in the water.
The only I might try to improve would be trying to add a little more blacks.   Posted: 11/20/2019 09:52:41