Jack Florence Jr  

Devil’s Cornfield by Jack Florence Jr

November 2020 - Devil’s Cornfield

November 2020 - Jack Florence Jr


About the Image(s)

As John knows from Group 47, Death Valley is my favorite subject, and while recently there and wanting to do some IR photography, found unsurprisingly that there isn’t much green to work with there!

I’m hoping this image conveys a sense of place, vast, withering, desolate. Any tips on how I might have taken it differently are appreciated.

28mm f11 /160

This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Jack
Considering pros and cons, you've done well in portraying the IR landscape. There is ample separation of tones which gives both depth and sense of space.
On a minor point though, the overlapping IR foliage immediately behind the center bush is a slight distraction ... which I've removed. See what you think!   Posted: 11/05/2020 20:03:27
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Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Yes, I saw that too after posting, Palli, good catch! I try to set up just right, but missed it this time. Your edit corrects it, thanks!   Posted: 11/05/2020 20:22:58

John Erve   John Erve
Jack, this is a nice landscape and the contrast between the bright foreground and the dark sky in the background creates for me an ominous feeling about what may be coming, although it may in fact be receding so I guess it depends on one's individual mindset regards that interpretation. The separation of the shrubbery is good and the removal of the overlapping shrubbery with the foremost bush is a nice improvement. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 11/07/2020 15:51:09

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Jack, The stark feeling achieved gives such a lonely feel, which is totally in keeping. You have managed to highlight some of the bushes well. But it is the depth of the image that strikes me. Yes I do agree with Palli's removal. Beautifully toned as usual.   Posted: 11/08/2020 11:25:22

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Your love of the great desert shows in this image. I think the layers are perfect, well lit foreground with a bush front and center, the barren mid ground a little darker and then the rocky background that wraps around the image. I like the light streak in the background tells there is more to see past the bushes.

The vastness of this place is there for us to enjoy

Emil   Posted: 11/10/2020 11:25:01

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Jack, if you were looking to capture "desolate" you definitely succeeded. This image has the feel of a photo taken on a dead planet, like those captured by Rover, the Mars probe. Palli's modification, makes even more so.   Posted: 11/11/2020 12:23:53

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Jack,

I've been here many a time...and you captured it wonderfully. Palli already commented on the minor merge. You've noted it too...otherwise...a stunner! IR is a great medium for this scene and the portrayal of desolation. Wonder how hot it was when you were there to take this one. I assume it wasn't July or August!!!   Posted: 11/13/2020 07:04:06
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
This was just this past October, Gary, and it was still reaching the upper 90s!
Thanks for all the comments everyone.   Posted: 11/13/2020 10:42:53
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
This was just this past October, Gary, and it was still reaching the upper 90s!
Thanks for all the comments everyone.   Posted: 11/13/2020 10:47:20