Terry Clark  

Bench View by Terry Clark

November 2020 - Bench View

November 2020 - Terry Clark


About the Image(s)

Original image created at the Mission de San Xavier near Tucson, Arizona. Original taken with Fuji x-T2 converted to full spectrum with 590nm filtration.
After cropping the image was treated with Silver Effects Pro. Further enhancement with the Color Effects Pro Detail Extractor and Selective Color adjustments applied in the White. Neutral, and Black bands.

6 comments posted

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
Another image from one of my favorite locations! I was hoping to get back there this year but...
I think your post processing has resulted in good tonal range. My eye is pulled into the far distance as seen from the "window." The texture of the stucco provides me with a sense of how old this structure is. I especially like that spike vegitaton at the bottom agains the black background Everything looks sharp.
I wonder why I don't get those very magenta originals with my 590mm conversion? Mine ususally looks more gold and teal. I sometimes wonder if it is actually 590nm or if some error ewas made at Life Pixel. Who knows?   Posted: 11/14/2020 08:35:28

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
A strong image with a good range of tones. Being very picky there are just a couple of things I find distracting. There is part of a cactus behind the left hand side of the arch which could be cloned out. There is also a defective area at the left of the arch which at first looks like a light switch although I am sure it's not. I'd also like to see the ground at the left bottom of the image slightly lightened to reveal more detail. These are just minor imperfections in an otherwise good image.

  Posted: 11/15/2020 13:49:13
Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Always glad to hear your input Julie.
I agree the half cactus on the left should be removed. While I was looking I also now want to take out the two spikes in front of the group of cactus on the right.
I think the area on the left arch is a chink in the corner of the stucco.
I intentionally darkened the left lower edge to force the viewer up to the more interesting arch and beyond.

  Posted: 11/15/2020 16:31:26

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
The idea is good but the objects outside the window aren't distinctive enough to hold the interest. You only see part of the cacti and a sky full of clouds and my eye "jumps" back and forth from one to the other. There needs to be something really significant to look at.   Posted: 11/16/2020 08:28:23

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
I zoomed in to take a better look (I work on a 15" laptop) and there is a lot of beautiful textural detail that I did not initially see. I really like the cracks and dings on the stucco. I agree with Julie's assessment of removing the cactus on the left and the spike tips. I suspect there might be some detail in the mountain area but because of my screen, all I see is a large white zone which pulls me away from the cacti rather quickly. Looking at your original, there are elements that I wished you had kept because it makes the the Mission more of main focus.   Posted: 11/16/2020 11:03:24

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I liked the window used to frame the background subjects.
I might also like to see other angels to see what else is out there. I might try a tighter crop.
Very nice
  Posted: 11/19/2020 11:16:01


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