Judy Murphy  

Along the Blueridge Parkway by Judy Murphy

October 2019 - Along the Blueridge Parkway

October 2019 - Judy Murphy


About the Image(s)

mage shot on my Sony a7r converted to 560nm Infrared.
55mm lens 1/125 f22 ISO 100.
Custom white balance set in camera on grass. Imported with Capture One for Sony where I reset white balance. Sent to PS for channel swapping, then exported back to LR for pp adjustments and conversion to B&W.

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

Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
The infrared effects nicely enhance this image which would probably look very ordinary in plain black & white. The simplicity of the composition and the rich sky all work together here. Very nice!   Posted: 10/09/2019 20:15:57

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Judy,
I really like this IR capture. It feels really dynamic with the combination of cumulus and nimbus clouds that offers guiding lines. These lines are merging very far to the right (pass the frame of this image) by joining the fence line. I believe that is increased the depth of the scene.
I agree with you and Lamar that in this image it is difficult to distinguish between what a B/W conversion of a color image and this IR image. The clouds, sky, fence and trees can look very similar in B/W.
Maybe you can directly convert your initial capture in B/W without swapping and see if it would give you more of the IR feel.   Posted: 10/19/2019 08:38:58
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Hi Pierre,
Here is the conversion of original SOOC IR image done in LR by picking a B&W profile. Plus dust spots! my bad.
I don't see as much of a difference as I would have thought.   Posted: 10/27/2019 14:29:08
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Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Judy, It's awesome, awesome and awesome. It's almost perfect set to me. My only suggestion is to rotate the whole image clockwise the get horizontal horizon.   Posted: 10/20/2019 22:24:00
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Hi Frans,
I've straightened the horizon; expected the tree to be leaning but low and behold it's not. Thanks for giving me the courage to try it!
  Posted: 10/27/2019 14:49:26
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Hi Judy. Changing to mono has really improved this image. You have positioned the tree well and the fence has created an interesting foreground. The white clouds against the dark sky has been well handled. Can't think of any improvements. Well Done. Cheers Glenn   Posted: 10/21/2019 19:02:53
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Thanks Glen.   Posted: 10/27/2019 14:50:06

Todd Paige   Todd Paige
Wow, I really like the sky in the B&W version. Curiously I also like the strange colors of the original! One minor quibble is that the grasses on the far side of the fence look a touch soft I don't know if this is due to a slight breeze or if that area is a little light. The IR genre looks very interesting! Your placement of the tree and fence are just perfect!   Posted: 10/24/2019 13:52:11
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Hi Todd,
I fooled around with the original colors some more. Couldn't get the deep blue sky but blue foliage instead.   Posted: 10/28/2019 10:17:55
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Todd Paige   Todd Paige
I watched a few tutorials on IR editing today and it looks real interesting. Maybe I need to convert a camera!   Posted: 10/29/2019 15:54:48
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Welcome to the land of Oz!   Posted: 10/29/2019 15:58:49