Gary Oehrle  

stainless steel sculpture by Gary Oehrle

February 2021 - stainless steel sculpture

February 2021 - Gary Oehrle


About the Image(s)

Bright sun and a very hot day to capture the IR affects on this stainless steel sculpture. While I captured images moving around the sculpture, I choose this one because of the cleanest background (no cars or buildings)

I use a Canon T5I with a Super Color IR (590nm) filter from LivePixel. My IR images are uploaded using the Canon EOS Utility and viewed in Canon's Digital Photo Professional 4 where the White Balance is checked. For this Image I used exposure bracketing to select the best exposure also a custom white balance was set before the shoot.

They are converted to 16 bit .tif images and opened in PS where the image is channel swapped using a routine from LifePixel (Super Color Aerochrome). In PS the image is cropped and a general clean up for stray spots etc. Lastly,IN PS/Image/Adjustments/ Hue and Saturation the Red Boost is applied

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

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Lovely image, Gary. Good combination of composition and processing.   Posted: 02/05/2021 13:31:30

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Gary: Very nice image. Some might say it lacks an interesting sky, but I tend to think such a sky would only vie for attention and draw away from the graphic nature of the image. Good processing.   Posted: 02/06/2021 11:06:01

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
Interesting subject matter and you choose a good angle and composition. The PP to the red foliage adds pop and contrast to the sky.

To improve? Not much, it's pretty neat. Perhaps it is lightly crooked leaning to the right a tad, the road not the sculpture gives it that impression, so you could instead darken the road.   Posted: 02/20/2021 07:53:10

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
To me the 60/40 split of blue/red is a bit too much red; too unbalanced and too heavy for such a strong color and the "horizon" is a bit too central. IMHO I would suggest cropping the bottom up to include just the top row of plants below the sculpture base. This would increase the solidarity of the base and bring the horizon lower bringing more emphasis on the sculpture.

Lovely color palette, the steel blue object against the blue sky as backdrop is super. Nice tonal contrast, detail in highlights and shadows. Well processed.   Posted: 02/28/2021 08:56:43