Jack Florence Jr  

The Balanced Tree by Jack Florence Jr

September 2020 - The Balanced Tree

September 2020 - Jack Florence Jr


About the Image(s)

I don’t take many IR images at sunset, but in this case I really liked the sliver of light that came across the middle of the frame, right at sunset. That, and the lovely shape of this oak tree. As you can see in the original, there was a lot of stuff on the horizon which had to be cloned out. Do you like this crop? I also don’t usually process my infrareds, but in this case I ran it through Silver fx, boosting the contrast with one of the presets. f5 1/125 28mm.

7 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi John
I like the vertical crop giving more emphasis on the glowing tree. Sepia tone has also helped. I was wondering if the highlight on the grass in the middle could be toned down a fraction!   Posted: 09/02/2020 03:50:48

Gary Potts   Gary Potts

Wow! This is fantastically seen...a delight. There's so much mood and finesse in this image. Toning down the brighest of the grasses would help, and use Viveza to make it super easy to do. The vertical crop works!   Posted: 09/02/2020 14:50:00

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Elegant Image

Love the split lighting. I am guessing a cloud(s) or other obstruction were helping, always take it when offered. Cropping is spot on and I like the fact that you can see the grass the darker regions.

Emil   Posted: 09/02/2020 15:28:53

John Erve   John Erve
Jack, I can see a nice IR effect here due to the sense of glowing of the foliage. I like the detail in the path leading to the tree which also makes for a good composition and a clear focus on the tree. Your choice of cropping is a good choice as it isolates the main Oak tree. Everything works well in my opinion including the toning that you applied. Thanks for sharing this one.   Posted: 09/06/2020 16:12:01

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Jack, The lighting is just fabulous. Don't let anyone tell us that IR is only good in the middle of the day. I in turn am not so sure about the vertical crop. I would crop the bottom to just below where the light starts and a very little off the top. Tones are great as usual   Posted: 09/07/2020 11:22:47
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I like the idea, Melanie!   Posted: 09/07/2020 11:38:19

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Jack, I am inclined to agree with suggestions about cropping, but would like to recommend, if you elect to try a horizontal landscape format that you remove some of the trees at the horizon line on the left side of the image, which, IMHO, would keep the viewers eye on the lovely god-lighted tree.   Posted: 09/11/2020 16:47:46


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