Debbie Rubin  

Untitled by Debbie Rubin

September 2023 - Untitled

September 2023 - Debbie Rubin


About the Image(s)

This was taken with my converted Nikon Z camera. I wanted it to be more of an intimate landscape. I liked the degradations in the sky and the ’snow-capped’ mountains. I brought it into LR and converted it to b&w, added contrast.

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9 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Debbie, this is a lovely landscape with a flower foreground and mountains. I think that LR can convert OK, (I prefer Nik Silver Efex Pro) but you have clouds that are blown out. The best conversion to black and white starts with range of tones you have in color. I would suggest that in LR you isolate the sky with the new masking tool your infared image, bring down the highlights and exposure, then convert it to Black and white. Right now your sky is blending into the mountains. There are also ways to swap the colors in an infared sky, but it is complicated.   Posted: 09/08/2023 12:21:10
Debbie Rubin   Debbie Rubin
Hi Lauren, thanks for your critique. I reworked it.   Posted: 09/09/2023 15:26:40
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Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
That looks much better!   Posted: 09/09/2023 18:56:04
Debbie Rubin   Debbie Rubin
Thank you.
  Posted: 09/09/2023 19:35:08

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
There is a lot of potential here to make the image stand out and Lauren wrote it. There isn't anything that I can add.   Posted: 09/17/2023 08:36:05

Susan Quinn   Susan Quinn
I always evaluate the image and then look at the comments from others. I agree with Lauren re the clouds especially the ones in the left hand. The rework is great. Susan   Posted: 09/17/2023 17:50:30

Tatu Korhonen   Tatu Korhonen
The landscape and the framing is very nice, but I too think that the sky should be darker so that the dark sky and the cloud structures are more visible.   Posted: 09/18/2023 04:12:17

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I like the way the little flowers in the front, stand out against the hills in the background.
  Posted: 09/19/2023 11:09:48
Debbie Rubin   Debbie Rubin
Thank you, Nelson. I was wondering about the remake that I did and the little flowers that are caught in the rocks. Are you talking about those?   Posted: 09/19/2023 16:01:45