John Roach  

Along the Nishisakawick Creek by John Roach

August 2019 - Along the Nishisakawick Creek

About the Image(s)

During a recent Photography Trip to Eastern Pennsylvania, Western New Jersey and Cape May, New Jersey. This was taken with my IR converted camera along a creek in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Nikon D90 IR 590nm Converted Camera with 18-200mm Nikkor Lens at 18mm, ISO 200, 1/80s, f/11, -0.7 EV, AP, Nikon Capture NX 2 for White Balance and Exposure adjustments, Photoshop for Channel Swap, levels, curves, tonal adjustment and monochrome conversion, as well as Lightroom for final toning and presentation.

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7 comments posted

Don York   Don York
I would like to see a vertical format with cropping of both left and right sides. For me, the whites are overwhelming.   Posted: 08/04/2019 19:48:19

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
The crisp details of the tree trunks and branches and the buildings is very appealing to me. I like the fact that you were able to provide separation between the tree leaves and the clouds. I get a sense of how nice it would be to live in the houses along the creek.   Posted: 08/09/2019 10:16:08

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Oh dear, sorry, as I might have said before, IR always leaves me cold. Unless I pretend that it's snow on the trees! Then it's quite pretty.

Taking that stance, I agree with Don, the white is a bit overpowering. The tree trunks on the left are nice and give interest for me, but the trees on the right are a bit less interesting and I would crop them to put the houses on the 1/3.   Posted: 08/09/2019 11:07:00

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I too would like to see more separation of tones between the whites of the trees and the clouds. Perhaps I would prefer a vertical format and crop some off the top. Obviously, each of us have different tastes.   Posted: 08/12/2019 18:49:21
John Roach   John Roach
IR is not everyone's taste. Perhaps, it is best for me not to share such monochrome imaginations! I will take note of that for the future. Regarding an alternative vertical view point, I have that and it is attached, although that was not my chosen selection for discussion. I find them entirely different in feel, but pleasing. The compression of the scene with the reflections in the vertical image tells a different story.   Posted: 08/13/2019 18:09:58
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Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
What you say is true. Everyone has personal preferences. I prefer your vertical image as being more balanced to my eye and I would enjoy seeing more IR images.   Posted: 08/14/2019 17:58:44

Abhijeet Banerjee   Abhijeet Banerjee
I have seen your other IR works and liked them. But this one, as others pointed out, the whites dominate the image. You cannot make out separation between different layers. A darker sky would have helped in isolating the trees from the background.   Posted: 08/29/2019 04:19:57