Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA  

Delta Grain Bins by Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA

January 2021 - Delta Grain Bins

January 2021 - Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA


January 2021 - Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA

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January 2021 - Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA

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About the Image(s)

The Delta Region of Arkansas produces fifty percent of all the rice consumed in the US and exports rice all over the world. Consequently,the region has many grain storage bins, some many times large than the one in this image. I have always thought the bins had potential to make a strong graphic image; on this particular day I was driving through the Delta, when in my rearview mirror I caught the storm clouds moving in. It was actually the cloudscape that made me decide to stop and capture the scene.
It seems I always use the D7 camera these days which is an 830nm conversion - probably a good choice for a cloudscape in any case. I made three exposures and combined them in NIK HDR Pro. I initially choise one of the swaps in CLir, and made selective adjustments as needed; but most of the color work was done in Color Efex Pro. I added a slight radience glow in OnOne Effects. I wil be interested in your thoughts about how I have presented this and what ideas you have that might improve the image.

6 comments posted

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
This is utterly fantastic in every way. I would not have thought of processing a building like this in such a subtle way but it has worked out very well and has a certain beauty which I would not have thought possible with a building of this bulk and size. You did the correct thing stopping to take this because of the cloudscape, and the way you have processed this, the subtle grey tones of the sky complement the subtle pink tones of the building. Lovely image.   Posted: 01/11/2021 06:01:19
Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
Thanks, Helen. I would love to try this in an exhibiton or a print contest, but as alwsy IR is risky. I may do it locally first just to see what kind of a reaction it generates.   Posted: 01/15/2021 10:38:05

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
This is wonderful! The sky is great and all the lines to the buildings and supports just make this an excellent piece. Your processing gives this an almost otherworldly feel. The color is different but I feel it adds to the appeal. Well done!!   Posted: 01/13/2021 13:29:29
Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
Thanks, Debbie. With having to stay closer to home this last year I find I consider subjects I would formerly pass by. Maybe it is a good thing to look closer to what is right around us.   Posted: 01/15/2021 10:39:23

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
This is a delightful image. The building is really interesting and the subtle colours you've used enhance it. Maybe you could have cloned out the wires leading out of the picture to the left and right but they do lead the eye to the high level platform so I am not sure whether this would be the right thing to do. A lovely image and well worth trying in an exhibition.   Posted: 01/17/2021 03:51:53

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
It certainly is an interesting structure as it has a triangular shape which more or less ties the different shaped facets together. In this instance I don't feel the color adds to the presentation. The lines of the various parts are so graphic that a straight b/w would stand out. Were it mine I'd experiment with adding contrast to make some of the structure really stand out. After all, it is not a "pretty" building as it was built for a specific neded.   Posted: 01/18/2021 08:45:32


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