Henry Heerschap  

Royal Palace of Madrid Courtyard by Henry Heerschap

July 2024 - Royal Palace of Madrid Courtyard

July 2024 - Henry Heerschap


About the Image(s)

Another photo from our May trip to Spain This was taken in Madrid. The Royal Palace has a huge courtyard that faces west toward scenic hills through these arches. The real star of this image is that humongous cloud hanging over the scene. For this image, I did a bit of geometry correction and BW processing in Lightroom Classic. I then took it into Photoshop and used the Remove tool to get rid of most of the tourists. As with the June image, I decided to leave
a sampling of people as I enjoy seeing them in IR.
Sony A6500 full spectrum conversion with a 590nm filter. Sony 18-135 lens. ISO 100, 18mm, f/8, 1/160 second.

6 comments posted

Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Hi Henry. I like your composition with the dramatic sky filling most of the frame, but not taking away the viewer's attention from the beautiful scene in the lower part of the frame. Very nicely captured, processed and presented picture.   Posted: 07/01/2024 07:14:49

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Henry
An ideal IR subject the way you have captured, processed and composed. Everything has come together nicely and I like it very much. Well done!   Posted: 07/02/2024 01:54:46

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hello, Henry...

Just a first impression...the 'humongous' cloud over the scene is overwhelming to my eye. I can't get down to the people and focus on the whole composition. It sure is an effective use of IR but the cloud formation simply dominates and reduces the overall impact in my humble opinion.   Posted: 07/03/2024 08:03:20

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Great image Henry with that classic IR sky. The eye then goes down to the very interesting building, and the people add a nice touch. I would disagree with Gary this time, for me, it all comes together quite well.   Posted: 07/03/2024 14:40:29

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

The sky in your scene is drama in spades and tends to overwhelm the scattered people you retained.

I humbly offer a crop to bring more emphasis to the foreground but still retain the cloud drama, at least in part.

You are the artist so go where heart leads you


Regards   Posted: 07/05/2024 11:07:11
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Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Henry, I really do understand why this was so appealing. The sky is wonderful. It does overwhelm the courtyard. Maybe some cropping along the lines as suggested by Emil. What do you think?   Posted: 07/06/2024 11:30:51


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