Lisa Cuchara  

Purple Palouse by Lisa Cuchara

November 2019 - Purple Palouse

About the Image(s)

Taken with an Olympus EM1 mark II and14-150mm lens @90mm. ISO200. The camera was converted by LifePixel ( to full spectrum and a Hyper Color Infrared (470nm) filter was used with a custom WB in camera. Minimal editng was done (set white point and back point, decreased highlights a tad).

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4 comments posted

Jeff Fleisher   Jeff Fleisher
To my eye, the color harmony between the building and the overall pink-ish landscape creates a very positive emotional appeal. The contrast between the landscape and the sky is also very striking. I think the composition is excellent especially with having the peak of the building placed just below the boundary between the mountain and the sky. In my opinion, if the peak had gone over the boundary and into the sky it would have ruined the effect. The pink color really shows the effect that you get with IR photography.

The only part of the image I do not understand is the band about 1/3 the way up from the bottom that is out of focus. The foreground is in focus and the rest of the image is in focus so I'm not sure why that band is out of focus. Is it the image I am seeing or is that on the original?   Posted: 11/14/2019 19:59:09
Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
Yes, I was conscious of the peak not breaking the horizon. I took this image and then also images from both sides, but this composition held the roofline inside the hills.

The fields are always moving out there, so that line of wheat must have been moving for the blur.   Posted: 11/18/2019 10:44:13

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
(Groups 11 & 18 & 78)
I like this image a lot an enjoy the blue sky with a hint of purple. And, I like the barn with some mono and also purple tinges. But, I am bothered by the blurred area about 1/3 from the bottom of the photo. To me it looks like two different photos being merged - a landscape and a wheat field close up.   Posted: 11/18/2019 13:21:40

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
I like this color palette and that the barn fits under the peak of the hills but also am distracted by the OOF wheat.   Posted: 11/29/2019 15:51:36