John Erve  

No Worries by John Erve

May 2020 - No Worries

May 2020 - John Erve


About the Image(s)

I rented an IR camera and was interested in seeing how it did with people. I read that IR affects skin appearance and will look different than with visible light. Does anyone see anything noticeably different? I took this portrait with available light on a sunny day with the subject in the shade. Nikon 5500 shot at 1/80 sec. f/4 55mm with a 720 nm filter. Processed using Silver Effex and Topaz AI.

5 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I love the effect of the IR here, John. It's said that it gives people a mannequin - like appearance, reminds me of a subject in a wax museum in this case, very nice. Also, a good example of nearly perfect portrait lighting.   Posted: 05/09/2020 10:51:36

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I like the way you have given your subject a healthy glow to her skin. I bet she will really like the image.   Posted: 05/18/2020 13:27:00

Don Crow   Don Crow
I saw the image first then read your description. I wondered how you got the face so soft and not her clothes. IR seems to do a very job of that. Nice portrait.   Posted: 05/23/2020 13:15:56

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
She looks a really interesting character John and your title seems very apt! You also seem to have chosen the perfect person to use the IR technique as this look helps to add to her character somehow.

If anything, I find her face just a fraction bright and wonder if to lessen this without adding to the contrast would make a difference. Thank you for posting this.   Posted: 05/23/2020 13:20:26

Ed Ford   Ed Ford
This, to me is a wonderful portrait shot. Looking at both the original and the mono version, I find the monos version very much better. The original left me with a rather creepy feeling - to my eye it just looks very strange. I believe the conversion was a wonderful decision - at least to my eye.

What I like the most is the rather serene expression followed very closely by the very smooth skin. Too, her eyes make a wonderful part of the image to me.

A great shot and, in to me, a wonderfully processed image. Thank you for sharing it with us John.   Posted: 05/23/2020 21:42:00


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