Stuart Bacon, QPSA  

Palouse Tree by Stuart Bacon, QPSA

December 2019 - Palouse Tree

December 2019 - Stuart Bacon, QPSA


About the Image(s)

Like others I am learning CLIR. This IR image was taken in the Palouse with my converted Nikon D50. The 18-250 lens was set at 26 mm and f8 and of the bracketed exposures I used 1/2500 for the processing image. It was opened in RAW with very few changes. Then in P/S I did the channel swap and opened the CLIR panel. Then it was trial and numerous errors until I reached this final image. Since the tree had a blue tinge I went back to P/S and used Hue/Saturation to subdue it. While I am satisfied with the results it will take a while until I'm familiar with the CLIR and feel comfortable using it.

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5 comments posted

You did a great job using CLIR! Beautiful colors and contrast, very peaceful, you can make the upper left sky even more dramatic if you like.   Posted: 12/09/2019 23:38:37

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
This is a lovely image. The tree stands out against the background and provides a strong focal point. There is plenty of interest too in the sky and the hills in the background. Maybe you could crop a little off the bottom which isn't so interesting but that is the only suggestion I can make.   Posted: 12/11/2019 04:42:17

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Ahh Stuart. This is indeed a beautiful image so gentle and subtle and to do it with CLIR. The sky is beautiful Great. I can understand only too well your frustrations, as you know, but it has been well worth the effort it in this case. Keep it up. I really can't make any criticms . This is your best to date.   Posted: 12/11/2019 09:39:33

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I really like the color toning of this image. It has a calm, peaceful feel in my opinion. I was thinking that you might try a 16:9 aspect ratio - more of a panoramic - with a little less foreground. I just got the CLiR panel and I hope I can come up with somehting as good as this to share with the group in the near future.   Posted: 12/16/2019 11:08:02

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
This is quite lovely! The sky is beautiful and contrasts nicely with the tree. I think you did very well with this image.   Posted: 12/16/2019 13:34:23