Emil Davidzuk  

Missouri Museum of Mines by Emil Davidzuk

March 2023 - Missouri Museum of Mines

March 2023 - Emil Davidzuk


About the Image(s)

The former mining site of the St. Joseph Lead Company has been developed into a museum recounting Missouri's mining history. Fun place to photograph.
Workflow: I used NIK Silver Efex for BW, added a levels adjustment layer in PS CC for mood, a little of dodging and burning using LR filters. I flipped the image
horizontally so the top edge metal frame in the foreground would act as a leading line.
Camera: 720nm Canon 7d, 24-105 Canon lens at 24mm, 1/30 sec at f11, ISO 100 +8 EV

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

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
I love photographing stuff like this in IR. I really like this image and your processing. Your compositional flipping really works well.   Posted: 03/01/2023 16:33:48

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Emil
Everything is going for this image and I like it immensely. Flipping the image has done the trick. Well done!   Posted: 03/01/2023 23:55:27

Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Hi. Great find and an interesting picture. I like the processing with the higher contrast. I may open up the shadows and show some details. The grasses add a lot to the scene in IR. Considering that I grew up in Israel, where things go from right to left and live in the US, I'm fine with either direction.   Posted: 03/02/2023 07:53:26

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Emil,
This place needs to be on my bucket list! I like the composition and can easily go with left or right. What troubled me was the tilting of the tower, so in my adjusted version, it's straightened. I also applied Detail Extractor and lighted up some of the darker areas to give a bit more detail. I agree, you want to keep it dark and moody, but you don't want it to go toward being a silhouette. See what you think of this version.
Gary   Posted: 03/02/2023 09:26:36
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Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I was having a little trouble with this one, until I came to Gary's version; now I can appreciate what you were after, very nice; your version is just a little too dark, or heavy for me. There's beautiful texture and tones in the building which are revealed, and the sky adds the overall foreboding mood.   Posted: 03/05/2023 11:59:57

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

I should have added a sentence or two in my Workflow description on what my vision was for my March image. I wanted it to create a post sunset dark scene with a small shaft of light from a source out of frame that runs from top right to lower left corner. Just trying to create something a little different for you to review

Emil   Posted: 03/07/2023 11:07:47

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Emil,
Great view point. The angles all work so well and a lucky, wonderful sky. Flipping was a win. t does seem a little heavy in that there is detail that has been lost. Levels will fix that.   Posted: 03/08/2023 16:55:43