Stuart Bacon, QPSA  

Lagoon Reflection by Stuart Bacon, QPSA

January 2020 - Lagoon Reflection

January 2020 - Stuart Bacon, QPSA


About the Image(s)

This is another "trial and error" with CLIR. The water is a lagoon with a paved path around it, a favorite walk especially for people staying in the nearby hotels and office buildings who want some exercise. On one walk I brought my converted Nikon D50.
The reflection of the Hilton Hotel appealed. Exposure was 1/640 at f8. The 18 - 250 mm lens was set at 35mm. The image was opened in RAW and contrast added, then in Photoshop channels were switched. The CLIR Panel was opened but has so many options that I kept clicking on buttons until I got a result that I liked.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
I like the blue and orange tones in this image so your experimentation for me has been successful. However I wonder if the composition would have been stronger if you had only included part of the reflection. There also seems to be quite a bit of noise in the sky and I wonder whether this is the result of using CLIR.   Posted: 01/12/2020 17:33:20

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
I think your experimentation with CLiR is doing well. You seem to be getting to grips with the system, although I know there is no real rules, as it's all experimentation. However
I think this is a great effort. This is a strong image Love the colours and the way you have presented them. Sky looks a bit grainy but there are other ways to de noise in PS, Topaz etc., if you felt you wanted to smooth it out.   Posted: 01/13/2020 08:30:28

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I like the color toning you have achieved here. I someitimess find the orange that we get in the sky with IR disconcerting, but here it work well for me. In my opinion you were correct to include the entire reflection rather than cropping it at the bottom. I would suggest cloning out the white dots that appear in the water. My mentor, Mark Hilliard, taught me to always denoise my IR images as soon as I do the RAW conversion and to me that has proved to be good advice.   Posted: 01/14/2020 11:16:11

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
I haven't seen many IR photos with this color combination that I like but think this works! I really like how the building reflects orange in the windows and reverses in the reflection. Julie may have hit on CLiR creating the noise. Have had that happen a time or two. There are some great programs that will remove it for you and agree with Sharon (and Mark) that it works well after leaving raw.   Posted: 01/20/2020 14:00:51

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Nice color tone of the image. Like the reflections in the water. I would maybe bring down the saturation just a little. I noticed a bit of noise, I would try and denoise the image in the sky.   Posted: 01/23/2020 10:30:08