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.

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11 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
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Many thanks for your comment. Yes, the building needs to be straightened.   Posted: 08/21/2019 05:38:40

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
  Posted: 08/10/2019 16:40:21
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Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Many thanks. Jim   Posted: 08/21/2019 05:44:19

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
Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
Thank you Judy for making comments about infrared radiation from the sun and time of day and chlorophyll.
In addition to the capture, the processing, we want to all learn as much about IR as possible, and everyone giving tips like this will help all of us -- and any visitors that we get. Thanks!   Posted: 08/18/2019 23:26:24

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I love the leading lines!

Mark, thank you for the needed distortion correction.

I am curious as to how people are converting the SOOC images to processed images, seems like desaturating and plugins are popular.   Posted: 08/18/2019 23:28:19

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
"My camera is a converted Sony mirrorless. "

Jim, tell us more, who converted it and to what?
There are so many types of conversions.
Mine was converted by LifePixel https://tinyurl.com/Lifepixel-IR.
I did a full spectrum conversion so that I can put a visible filter back on if I wanted to bring the IR as a backup camera. I then use one of these two filters, either of which I can also convert to BW.
Filter Band:Hyper Color Infrared (470nm)
Filter Band:Super Color Infrared (590nm)

https://tinyurl.com/Lifepixel-IR and then go to start here and filter choices
see more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvVZLGg0LC8 (does not have some of the newer filter choices but is a good video)   Posted: 08/18/2019 23:41:50
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I use a Sony 6000 mirrorless camera which was converted by Life Pixels using their super color conversion, 590. I shoot in RAW and bracket my exposures as I want to work with a near perfect exposure and it costs nothing to bracket. After making some adjustments in Photo Shop I then usually go to NIK and use one of the silver effect options.
  Posted: 08/21/2019 05:57:48

Jim Berger
I love this image. IR should be dramatic, and this image shows this very well. I like love everything about it. The leading lines, the detail on the bricks and the angle of the building. The foliage was converted perfectly.   Posted: 08/27/2019 10:59:29