Melanie Hurwitz  

In The Trees by Melanie Hurwitz

December 2019 - In The Trees

December 2019 - Melanie Hurwitz


About the Image(s)

I liked this barn peeping out from the nestled trees. I was lucky with the sky. I guess this is adding to my growing collection of barns around the country. They just seem so suited to IR.
Converted using Life Pixel action for channel swapping. Silver Efex using control point to lighten and darken areas.
Topaz de noise was definitely needed here.
Canon 20 D F11 ISO 200 100mm lens

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6 comments posted

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
I like this very much, Melanie. To my eye, all the foreground whiteness is just a very effective frame for the segment of barn you are showing us. It has a mood and seems to tell us a story...well done.   Posted: 12/06/2019 12:32:58

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I agree with you on barns, Melanie, and am a fan of yours! There's a nice feeling of whimsy here, and an interesting presentation of the barn tucked off to the right. I might have cropped just a little off the left, but I get what you were after, and appreciate it just the same. Very nice.   Posted: 12/10/2019 00:56:18

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
You captured the light just right with this image. The way the light catches the trees but not the barn nicely frames in the barn. The wispy sky adds but does not draw attention away from the primary subject. It's a minor tweak, but if left side was cropped a little, the barn might not appear as tight to the right side?   Posted: 12/11/2019 20:18:57

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk
Melanie, I love your old barn shots. The white foliage contrasts with the barn facade and layer of clouds in the sky make for a great shot.

Emil   Posted: 12/17/2019 12:32:12

Ernie Brana   Ernie Brana
Hi Melanie, this image has several points of contrast that add to its appeal. I find three points of interest: the clouds, the trees, and the barn itself. Where each of these items intersect is where I find my eyes go to. The barn is framed beautifully by the trees and it emerges from the image. If there was one point to make, I would crop a little from the left to minimize the trees a little bit and give greater emphasis to the barn. Cheers!   Posted: 12/19/2019 08:21:55

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Your choice of B and W really fits this image ! And the composition is great !   Posted: 12/19/2019 15:13:36