Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA  

Deep into the Woods by Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA

May 2020 - Deep into the Woods

May 2020 - Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA


About the Image(s)

I drive by this abandoned 50's home all the time and always think "I should stop and take a few IR images".
I finally did a few months ago...pre-Covid-19. It looks eery, and I used a cyanochrome treatment in ON1 Effects 10 plus a few other adjustments with ColorEfex Pro to create the final version. As always, I'll appreciate your comments and thoughts. May you all be safe and well.

5 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Gary
The image is beautifully rendered by way of post-processing, giving it a delicate touch all around. Introduction of cyan tint wherever needed has made a marked difference, thereby giving a 3-D effect. All in all a powerful image which I like immensely. Full marks!
  Posted: 05/04/2020 18:41:46

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

I like the farming of this not ever "fixer upper" and the darker periphery brings me in also. Not sure how to categorize the base tone you chose for the image, it is unique and works well here. You accomplished what you wanted to create.

Emil   Posted: 05/04/2020 19:00:40

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Gary,
As Always you have a knack with finding the old derelict structures. This one certainly has an eerie feel to it. I'm not sure about the toning though. The darkened area seem a little muddy and heavy. I I de saturated it and lightened the vignetting. What do you think?
  Posted: 05/05/2020 10:42:35
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Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Gary, the vignette that surrounds and defines the subject of your photo is splendid. I also like the spooky feel of the image rendered by your many post processing touches. The steel blue tint reinforces the mood conveyed by this image.   Posted: 05/08/2020 20:08:23

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I had to ponder the vignette for a few minutes, and feel I have a different take than Charles. While I see what you are after, and the vignette definitely brings that lovely tree branch frame into view, it just feels too heavy for such an understated image. You could take the approach that Melanie gives, or you could try just cropping the image a little so there's less of the vignette, or I suppose one could take it the other direction and make it more other-worldly. But I do like the subject of the image, and can see you've already taken it a long way from the original.   Posted: 05/09/2020 11:21:34


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