Lauren Heerschap  


Great St. Martin Church, Cologne, Germany by Lauren Heerschap

June 2022 - Great St. Martin Church, Cologne, Germany

About the Image(s)

This infrared shot was taken in Cologne, Germany of the Great St. Martin Cathedral. I processed it with a red-blue swap and then used On1 to sharpen it, give a slight vignette, and bring out color dynamics.. It was converted to black and white with Silver Efex Pro. I used a Fine Arts filter. I recently saw the works of Ansel Adams at an exhibit in the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, and have been inspired to using my infrared camera for monochrome. Adams certainly processed his photos in the dark room with many adjustments too.


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6 comments posted




Chuck Nauman   Chuck Nauman
Lauren -- Nice image. I like the fact that there is no keystoning, the purely vertical building edges. Would be nice to know the lens and focal length used.   Posted: 06/10/2022 17:40:38



Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Hi Chuck, I shoot a 590 converted Olympus camera and at the time was using my 12 - 40 mm lens on it; which converts to 24 - 80 mm since it is micro 4/3. Sorry I forgot to post the original, I did send it later to Debbie but she said it was too difficult and time consuming to add it. Here is the original:   Posted: 06/10/2022 19:45:22
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Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Thanks! I would have to erase the entire post and put it back so this was the easiest way of getting your original in.   Posted: 06/20/2022 12:25:12



Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
The perspective is a good one with the line of trees leading to the church. My only suggestion would be to move the left edge in to eliminate that white framework as being white pulls the eye away from going into the scene. While you are doing this add more contrast which will make everything stand out more.   Posted: 06/18/2022 07:56:55



Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
This is the sweet scene from the Cathedral you showed us last month, right?? Lovely scene. There is some sort of squiggle in the clouds near the tree on the left, sensor "dust" maybe? I think the vignette on the bottom and lower sides could be darkened so that you draw the viewer's eye up the walk and towards the Cathedral (which is quite impressive). Looks like a very lovely place to walk!   Posted: 06/20/2022 12:31:00
Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Thanks, I caught the squiggle after posting. It was raining, and I think that might be water on my lens!   Posted: 06/20/2022 22:27:47