Harriet Ciccone  

Untitled by Harriet Ciccone

May 2022 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

I took this image of my llama Dr. Doolittle with an infrared converted point and shoot. I adjusted the contrast a bit and also the structure of the pixels. The small sensor and the conversion lent this image a certain graininess which remains me of B&W film.
F5.0 7.4mm ISO 400

4 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Yes, grain is a feature of many B&W films that modern software like Silver Efex actually has filters to create. Clearly this is a positive thing with many monochrome photographers. Excellent sky. The top of that thunderhead is important to the image, or I would crop in some to get the llama larger, but with the thunderhead, I would not. The llama seems a little soft, perhaps a product of the small sensor or the camera it is in.   Posted: 05/06/2022 19:40:27

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Harriet,
Dr Doolittle posed nicely for his portrait. I like everything about this composition. The grain, sepia tone, and frame adds the finishing touch. The sky adds impact.   Posted: 05/10/2022 09:49:54

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Harriet,

A nice environmental portrait of Dr. Doolittle. It can be tough to do any portrait with IR but you pulled it off well!My only suggestion would be to try and lighten the dark part of coat on Dr. D. This may or may not be possible depending on the IR filter used (probably easier with a 590nm or 720nm versus an 850 nm (deep IR).
Norm   Posted: 05/10/2022 12:30:07

John Hackett   John Hackett
Mr Doolittle has posed for you in the right spot and then turned to look at you. Put that together with a great sky.
The inclusion of the flag seems a bit at odds with the rest of the scene. I like the frame you have used on the picture, and it looks great in monochrome.   Posted: 05/16/2022 07:17:17


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