Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA  

A Simple Harvest by Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA

July 2021 - A Simple Harvest

July 2021 - Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA


July 2021 - Sharon Prislipsky, PPSA

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About the Image(s)

I was wondering what corn would look like in IR so went a bought a few ears. After making a number of images I decided it ws a boring image; after giving it some thought I got some tomatoes to add and it seemed to me they added interest. I made this image with my Canon 7D 830nm conversion camera. Settings were: ISO 100; f/18 and the middle exposure that went into the HDR was at .8 sec. The other two were 1 2/3 stops above or below that.
I knew that I wanted this to be a monochrome image so after doing the channel swap I really didn't mess with CLir. I converted to monochrome in Silver Efexx Pro and I believe I chose the Intensiier Filter. I amplified blacks and whites and added a subtle glow.

10 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
A very unusual image with a lot of impact!! It looks like made from silk.
Really well done.   Posted: 07/05/2021 16:25:30
Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
Thanks, Angela. Visitors from other groups are always appreciated. IR can be risky - lots of folks just do not like it, but I think it gives us the opportunity to be more artistic. I am not sure what the future of this image is; hopefully, it will do well in exhibitons.
  Posted: 07/06/2021 10:21:07
Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
I'm sure it will be successful though judges are very fickle!!!!   Posted: 07/06/2021 10:43:25

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
(Group 48)
I think it is very cool Sharon. I don't understand IR photography but know when something is pleasing to look at and this is for sure.   Posted: 07/06/2021 10:48:38

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Wow!! I love it, don't think corn and tomatoes have ever looked so good!! Definitely think this one should be a print. Can't find any fault. Well done!!   Posted: 07/09/2021 11:46:49

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
What immediately grabs my attention is the "glow" from the corn and tomato as it makes the scene come alive. So many table top pictures that I have seen or judged do not have a sparkle and are nothing more than objects on a table casually lit by either a floodlight or window light. Your treatment really made this one stand out. it is strong enough that it just might do well in competition.   Posted: 07/10/2021 14:37:55

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
(Group 4)
To my eye you have done a fine job with what you termed initially as a "boring Subject." For me what makes the image special are 1) The way in which you peeled back the husks of the corn - you must have had much practice at it! 2) The use of the Vignette to focus the viewers' eyes on the corn and tomatos.   Posted: 07/11/2021 11:18:55
Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
Thank, Gary. I generally do not like table-top set ups but curiosity led me to try this. I haven't tried it in any exhibitons yet, but maybe I will now.   Posted: 07/11/2021 11:35:03

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
This is a lovely image Sharon, the processing you have applied really brings it alive. Did you try removing the tomato stalks?
I just wondered whether this would tidy it up a little, I find my eye being drawn to the stalks when I really want to focus on the corn. Well worth a try in competition.   Posted: 07/19/2021 03:00:04

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
A very interesting image, and idea. I've been trying to come up with different ideas for IR. The only thing I can see is there are a few bright spots that draw my eye to them, one on the bottom tomatoes, and one near the top of the corn. Very nice.   Posted: 07/20/2021 09:27:39


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