Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA  

Irish Hillside by Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA

December 2019 - Irish Hillside

December 2019 - Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA


About the Image(s)

This was taken on our last trip to Southern Ireland, very near the coastal city of Kinsale. It was a sunny Saturday morning, sun high in the sky. Thus it seemed a perfect time for IR. I chose this composition to share as it is the full frame on the D300 DX format. I used my trusty 18-70 lens at 50mm, f11, 1/125th second exposure at ISO 400. Original converted with Silver Efex Pro and tonal contrast. I set the Levels for a pure black and white, and that was it save for a bit of noise softening. I look forward to your comments as always.

4 comments posted

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
This image is nearly three dimensional. The depth of field includes the grass in the foreground and the distant trees. The darkened cross announces the location and sets the emotional tone of the image. Cemeteries have a lot of potential for powerful IR images. This is one of them.   Posted: 12/05/2019 11:37:16
Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Thank you Charles.   Posted: 12/06/2019 12:30:34

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Nicely composed image. The dark cross in the foreground grass field grabs my eye immediately. The interesting thing I noted was my eye then went to the tombstone behind it, to the bush, to the treelike behind it leading me all the way into the shot.

I like it

Emil   Posted: 12/06/2019 12:26:57
Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Thank you Emil.   Posted: 12/06/2019 12:30:48


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