Arik Gorban  

Natirar Park in IR by Arik Gorban

July 2024 - Natirar Park in IR

July 2024 - Arik Gorban


About the Image(s)

Natirar is a small county park near me. Besides walking there with the dog, it’s my preferred location for family shoots in the fall. Both the east and west sides of it have hills with trees that turn orange in the fall, so I have a nice background any time of the day. This picture is pretty much a straight shot with tonal adjustments in ACR and Photoshop. Noise reduction and sharpening were done in Topaz DeNoise AI.

Taken with the Nikon D300, set to ISO 100, 1/50 sec, f13, EV -0.33.

8 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Arik
It's amazing what you come up with each month! The 3-D composition + the blue coloring of the sky has worked well, and I really like the overall effect. Nicely processed and presented. Top marks!   Posted: 07/01/2024 18:40:52

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Greetings, Arik...

Just beautiful...simple, fantastic composition and superbly processed with the addition of the blue sky. The leading tree with the snow in patches really catches my eye and leads me through the frame. A fine art image in my book!   Posted: 07/03/2024 07:22:04
Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Thanks you. It was 90 degrees outside. The patches are moss on the bark. We rarely have snow when there are leaves on the trees.   Posted: 07/03/2024 14:27:02

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Along the lines of what Gary said, what I believe is patches of moss on the front tree trunk makes this for me, brings me into the scene. I'm guessing this is one of those faux snowy scenes made possible by infrared, or maybe there is actually some snow? The fact I have a hard time discerning this shows how effective this is. Great mood, very enjoyable image for me especially now in the throes of summer.   Posted: 07/03/2024 14:22:48
Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Thanks you. You are correct about the moss. It was 90 degrees outside. Usually, the leaves here fall before we get snow.   Posted: 07/03/2024 14:28:10

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Really nicely done. At the risk of seeming overly whimsical, the composition brings to mind an army of trees (Ents?) following a battle-scarred general while the villagers stand at the sidelines. The color IR helps give it an other-worldly feel.   Posted: 07/04/2024 11:25:42

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Not a lot I should or need to say except "Frame it"

Emil   Posted: 07/05/2024 11:09:35

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Arik, This is truly beautiful. The tones you have chosen are perfect. The light and moss on the foreground tree just draws me right in. Perfect "snow" scene for IR.   Posted: 07/06/2024 10:55:39


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