Judy Murphy  

Sheldon Church by Judy Murphy

August 2019 - Sheldon Church

August 2019 - Judy Murphy

Original 1

August 2019 - Judy Murphy

Original 2

About the Image(s)

This image was taken of the Sheldon Church ruins in S. Carolina on Sony a7r converted by LifePixel to 590 nm. I believe that’s Super Color. Image taken on tripod with 16mm 2.8 lens @F11 speed 1/200 ISO 100.

Imported with Capture One for Sony and white balance set. Then edited in PS just for channel swap action. Then return to LR for basic adjustments.

Hi Lisa,
First off thanks for agreeing to administer this new IR Study Group. I’m quite excited as I am new to Infrared. I’ve never even used IR filters. Enjoy the IR work of Tony Sweet and Deborah Sandidge and so had my Sony a7r converted to 590nm by Lifepixel this April.

My current workflow is: I flounder around trying to set custom wb in camera on green grass so I can see what I’m shooting, then ingest images from my card with Capture One for Sony which is a brand new program for me and where I set the white balance for the images. Then I send image to PS for channel swapping- I’m not at all familiar with PS but am able to apply the channel swap actions and pick the one I prefer. Then finally I open image in LR as I am very comfy with it and do all my editing there.

Not a very streamlined method. Am trying to spend more time with Capture One and ACR in PS to develop images but for me LR rules.

Thanks again.

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

Rick Pranitis
Hi Judy,
This is really a nice image. I love the light and shadow in the forefront. I do get a bit lost in the detail where the branches meet with the structure. It seems a bit confusing to me. However the color rendering is spot on.   Posted: 08/08/2019 12:18:56
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Thanks Rick. You're so right; it's all overlapping & does seem confusing and messy. There are all those huge oaks behind the ruins and flanking it and my focus was on the overhead branches. I see I should have moved a bit to include some separating sky up above to keep all the foliage from merging. The brightest foliage is behind, so perhaps I'll try to darken it and brighten the foreground branches.......... thanks.   Posted: 08/08/2019 14:01:49

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
I sure like the background but think I would have kept the 'grey' version of the building............original2   Posted: 08/10/2019 16:26:22
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
That's definitely worth considering. Thanks Mark! My focus was on making the foliage golden, but in original2 the building seems much stronger.   Posted: 08/16/2019 14:14:40

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
Thanks for all the details Judy! Everyone, the more details about the image, IR, conversion, post-processing that you can give the more that we will all learn!

Judy I also love the supercolor 590 from LifePixell, my favorite!

"Then I send image to PS for channel swapping- I'm not at all familiar with PS but am able to apply the channel swap actions""
FYI, what Judy is referring to here...LifePixel provides actions for channel swapping!   Posted: 08/18/2019 23:45:12

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I like the scene!
Did you try any distortion correction to straighten the vericals in LR?

I like the explanation. I actually love the orig 2 version
but can see the trees in the final version enticed you to show off the IR trees.

There is some haloing and chromatic aberration in the tree-sky areas, especially the upper left.
  Posted: 08/18/2019 23:47:39

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
(Groups 11 & 18)
I love the composition and the IR conversion. I seldom am able to get the colors shown in you image so I end up with my IR photos being mono. I will have to work more on my conversions.   Posted: 08/21/2019 06:31:07