Lauren Heerschap  

Untitled by Lauren Heerschap

November 2023 - Untitled

November 2023 - Lauren Heerschap


About the Image(s)

We just got back from New Mexico, and this is the Unesco Pueblo site in Taos. We took their tour, and there are still Taos people living here, about 10 families. ISO 1600, 66mm, f14, 1/200, on my converted Olympus
camera. I processed this in Lightroom, then in Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro. I also used Topaz denoise. It was a challenge getting the midtones with sky, vegetation, trees and buildings balanced. All suggestions welcome.

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7 comments posted

Susan Quinn   Susan Quinn
I agree with your regarding the mid-tones. I would suggest a vignette to bring your eyes more to the inner portion of the image. Perhaps brighten the trees. Once that is done, not sure what I would try on the hills. Perhaps just darken a bit. Will be interesting to see what others think would enhance this image. Susan   Posted: 11/13/2023 19:04:45

Debbie Rubin   Debbie Rubin
What a lovely find, but the composition lacks interest. I think you have lost the texture and contrast in your conversion. I would add texture to the buildings and brighten the white trees above the structure. If you add some light to the top edges of the building where there is grass or weeds growing, it might add some interest as well. The foreground would benefit from contrast as well. Since the composition is all about the structure, you could eliminate the sky as it does not give added value.   Posted: 11/19/2023 10:28:32

Tatu Korhonen   Tatu Korhonen
This is a well balaced landscape photo but I would like to see some more contrast and dark shades. An interesting picture! Actually I like the original in colors more...   Posted: 11/19/2023 14:08:16
Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Considering all the comments above, I had the same thought, that the original with colors in infrared might be a better option.   Posted: 11/20/2023 00:56:53

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Very nice sharp image.Everything is in focus.   Posted: 11/20/2023 15:50:27

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
I've been to the Taos Pueblo several times and it is quite unusual. The strength of your image is the building itself and so uncommon that it does attract attention. It is fascinating just looking at the construction, the ladders etc. My only suggestion is to eliminate some of the mountains, keeping the trees, of course. They are important but a smaller amount would be fine.   Posted: 11/24/2023 08:53:48
Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
thanks Stuart. I'm off to another trip, but plan to work on this when I get back. I appreciate all of your help and everyone's comments!   Posted: 11/27/2023 12:22:02