Chuck Nauman  

Along the Trail by Chuck Nauman

May 2022 - Along the Trail

May 2022 - Chuck Nauman


About the Image(s)

The shrubby tree at the center of this image is a Mountain Mahogany, growing near the North Loop Trail to Mt Charleston peak, not far from Las Vegas, NV. It was recorded in April of 2022 with a Panasonic DMC-G7 that had been converted to IR with a 50 nm Supercolor filter, 12-60 mm Lumix lens at 12mm. Basic processing was with PhotoShop, including some cropping and application of a channel swap action and minor exposure adjustments. This is one of the larger specimens I’ve seen; its setting and size appealed to me.

3 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
I have never heard of Mountain Mahogany, but what a beautiful tree. Infrared has brought out the detail and the shadow. I also like the sky color, I assume from your swap. Good choice. I would suggest taking out the other trees on the right side to focus the viewer on the main subject. Nice detail from the infrared.   Posted: 05/08/2022 18:09:36

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
Without your information about the tree it would be a "ho hum" image but it is interesting due to it being so unusual. As a subject, it appears it is one of many so it was probably difficult to separate one from the surrounding trees. Also, within the tree there is a lot of light and shadows so it is a bit confusing. However from an IR standpoint I liek your conversion from the original as the blue sky gives the scene a somewhat normal appearance.   Posted: 05/15/2022 07:55:47

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
I like both versions of your photo, colors work well in both. Will say I wish there was more separation between the tree of interest and the rest of the scene. Maybe some selective vignetting??? I often use control points in either Nik Silver Efex or Viveza to create some separation. Think you could lose the chunk of branches on viewer's right as they don't add to the photo..... Never heard of that type of tree so that's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!   Posted: 05/20/2022 11:28:56


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