Ernie Brana  

Salamanca by Ernie Brana

August 2019 - Salamanca

August 2019 - Ernie Brana


About the Image(s)

Converted Sony A7 to 850nm by KolariVision 15mm f4.5 lens 1/30s | f4.5 | ISO 100
This image is an early morning view of a street in Salamanca, Spain with the Cathedral at the end. Image processed in PhotoShop, Nik Viveza, Nik Silver Effex and Topaz Studio. Any thoughts on processing or composition would be most welcome. Cheers!

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6 comments posted

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Ernie,

Whatever you did to the's magical. I like this scene/image very much...great lead down the street to the cathedral. Good blacks and contrast. I have nothing to say to improve it...well done.   Posted: 08/02/2019 10:23:11

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Ernie
You've done a terrific job in portraying the street scene in IR. Addition of clouds is a fine touch.
On a minor point though ... Is it possible to avoid the fringing that has resulted when adding the sky. Perhaps feathering the selection by 2 to 3 pixels may help!
A fine shot, nonetheless.
  Posted: 08/06/2019 01:14:54

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Ernie, what an exceptional translation from the original image. Deleting the humans draws more attention to the geometric shapes and lines. Did you paste in another sky? Even with f/4.5, the 15mm lens gave you great depth of field. Did you use a tripod?   Posted: 08/06/2019 17:34:06

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
The detail that you have managed to extract from your image is extraordinary. Fantastic. There is a graphic quality within all the textures. I am drawn in right down the alley...and I want to go! I do not care for your sky. I think it competes with the magic in the rest of the image.   Posted: 08/11/2019 16:23:58

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I would have to echo Melanie's comments entirely Ernie. I'm highly impressed by the tonalities you've managed to bring out, the textures, just beautiful and so well done. Even the slanting black line which my mind wants to see as horizontal still works, just adds to the edginess of this. Unfortunately the sky looks like it was added in, and detracts from the gritty reality of the rest of the image.   Posted: 08/16/2019 15:44:58

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Nice BW city scape with a path for my eye to follow to the cathedral. Super foreground detail in the street and the buildings forces me to look closer at your shot.   Posted: 08/19/2019 10:27:51