Jim Hagan  


August 2019 - SINGER CASTLE

August 2019 - Jim Hagan


About the Image(s)

This photo is of the 28 room Singer Castle which is located on Dark Island in the St. Lawrence Seaway. The photo was shot at 21mm, 1/50 at 5.6 and 200 ISO at noon. My camera is a converted Sony mirrorless. I would have greatly preferred some time other than noon so that there would have been some interesting shadows. I made my initial conversion using one of the NIK filters. Then I selected the sky and darkened it and dodged some of the dark shadow area. I also cropped some off the right side to emphasize the leading line of the sidewalk.

4 comments posted

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
This is one sweet image and you have made it terrific but it needs to be straightened.   Posted: 08/10/2019 16:35:10

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
  Posted: 08/10/2019 16:40:21
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Rick Pranitis
Great contrast and light balance. I agree with Mark. Your verticals are off.   Posted: 08/10/2019 17:20:48

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
It was pointed out to me by a knowledgeable photo friend when I got my camera converted that the amount of infrared radiation from the sun is highest at noon, but the proportion of infrared radiation to light is highest just after dawn and just before sunset. Noon sun will also result in more of the deep-red/near-infrared fluorescence from chlorophyll. So if you find yourself wanting to shoot at noon, do it in IR!

I like this dramatic sky and the texture of the castle walls and Mark's corrected perspective. Nice composition. Clear white points and black points; pleasing contrast. Very nice.
  Posted: 08/16/2019 14:06:42


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