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Devil’s Tower by Jack Florence Jr

January 2022 - Devil’s Tower

January 2022 - Jack Florence Jr


January 2022 - Jack Florence Jr

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About the Image(s)

Though impressive to behold, I found Devil’s Tower in Wyoming to be difficult to photograph in an interesting or unique manner. The use of infrared here enabled me to frame it with the white trees and make a black sky, for hopefully some interest. I’ve also included an alternate version as a slightly more creative take.

Sony a7 28mm prime f9 1/320 ISO 1600

7 comments posted

Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Hi. I like the two perspectives and your post work. I may crop a bit tighter to make the tower look larger in the frame. Excellent tones and textures. Nicely done.   Posted: 01/01/2022 18:00:10

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Jack,
I think that you have captured this well, with the trees making a great frame. There are lines going through the base that lead me into the strong striations of the tower. Looking at it in levels, there is room to move both the black and white points to give more punch.
I find this more interesting than your second version.   Posted: 01/01/2022 18:02:00
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Thank you, Melanie, good point about the contrast.   Posted: 01/03/2022 10:31:39

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Jack
I like the way you have framed the Tower with trees on both sides. Your post work has been nicely handled, giving prominence to the Tower. Excellent work! .   Posted: 01/02/2022 00:11:27

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

I think your perspective of Devil's Tower is unique and works very well especially in BW where the formation and its texture is placed against the back sky. The trees framing each side make the shot

Great start to the New Year


Emil   Posted: 01/04/2022 12:22:29

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Jack,

The framing is superb...it so fits the black sky. As you know, this is my kind of boldness! As I studied it, I wondered about the sharpness of the formation and the rocks in the foreground. I selected just this part of the image, feathered it, then applied Sharpen>Lens Blur at an amount of 145, Radius 1.7, 100% noise reduction. It seems sharper/crisper now without pixellating or looking over-sharpened. See what you think.   Posted: 01/04/2022 12:40:02
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Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Thanks for taking the time, Gary, yes that's better. For some reason, it seems images lose some sharpness in the conversion from full size to the <1MB size we use, not sure why or how to avoid, but I promise you the original is sharp. I was going to show you a screen shot, but it's 8MB lol.   Posted: 01/04/2022 14:01:07


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