Chan Garrett  


Old Sugar Mill Ruins, New Smyrna Beach Florida. by Chan Garrett

July 2021 - Old Sugar Mill Ruins, New Smyrna Beach Florida.

July 2021 - Chan Garrett

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About the Image(s)

The first time I visited this site, I knew I had to come back with my IR camera and produce a B&W print.

Camera : Canon EOS Rebel T3i converted to IR with the 830nm. sensor filter. No external filters added.
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm.
1/125 sec. @f/8.0, ISO 100
On tripod with remote shutter release.

Processed and cropped in LrC.


13 comments posted




Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Your instincts were spot on, Chan. This is a great subject for IR. Your composition is really good.
However, the blacks feel really heavy-handed to the point of losing detail in the trees. The vignette feels similarly heavy. You might try dialing back the blacks about half-way.   Posted: 07/07/2021 13:12:46



Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
visiting...lamenting that I have not done much IR is a long while.

I love the location and how you captured it. I would remove the tiny bit of tree upper left, clone out the chians, and dodge the one black cloud...

This is a wonderful subject for IR. and I like the choice of BW.   Posted: 07/07/2021 14:31:06
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Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Lisa: Good to hear from you. You are missed. I gave some thought to cloning out the change, but finally decided to leave it in due to the fact this is a protected archaeology site and the chain seemed to be a part of the scene. However, I do like your concept. See my full color photograph of this area taken a few days later and from another viewpoint in Group 87.   Posted: 07/07/2021 16:06:57



Gary Oehrle   Gary Oehrle
Great range in the shades of grey and textures. I like Lisa's removal of the chains and it is hardly noticable that missed across part of the stump. (just being picky). there is good depth definition on the left but on the right the image seems to compress due to a wall(s) and the trees thru the right window.
If mine, I might try to shift the luminance or exposure to add some seperation between what I count is four layers of walls and trees.   Posted: 07/08/2021 12:22:21



Gary Oehrle   Gary Oehrle
Great range in the shades of grey and textures. I like Lisa's removal of the chains and it is hardly noticable that missed across part of the stump. (just being picky). There is good depth definition on the left but on the right the image seems to compress due to a wall(s) and the trees thru the right window arch.
If mine, I might try to shift the luminance or exposure to add some seperation between what I count is four layers of walls and trees.   Posted: 07/08/2021 12:22:22
Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Gary: Thank you for your critic. Yes, I agree that more separation is needed between the different layers of wall on the right. I did some work on that area, but more needs to be done.   Posted: 07/08/2021 12:31:30



Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Chan! I love this location and composition! However, I wish you had kept the stark-white (foliage) that defines the aesthetic within IR photography: in my opinion, it has been muted from the original. Otherwise, the dark contrast is a very dramatic rendering and fits this archaeological study.

On the other hand, the softer Whites of IR would also be a viable option and the one I think you were looking for: see my edited version: here I color corrected the pink-hue and then helped balance what was left of the IR aesthetic.   Posted: 07/09/2021 06:32:27
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Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Lance: Thank you for reviewing my IR image. I too like the whites of the IR, but seem to have lost some in my attempt to darken the sky in order to add more interest there. I do very much value you suggestions and comments.   Posted: 07/09/2021 07:42:16
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
I very much enjoy this rendering which enhances the IR effect by making the foliage translucent.   Posted: 07/09/2021 10:24:12



Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
For me my main interest is the arches, the translucency of the foliage, the tree upper left that mimics the shape of the arch, and all the tonality and texture of the block construction.
So I cropped Lance's edit to emphasize just those elements. Definitely a location that can be revisited many times.   Posted: 07/09/2021 10:43:34
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Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Judy, thanks for you comments. I look forward to seeing your crop of Lance's edit. It did not seem to come through in an image that will open.   Posted: 07/09/2021 12:46:55
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Wonder why is disappeared? oh well.   Posted: 07/09/2021 13:02:08
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Judy, your crop of just a section of Chan's work is right on. A very interesting frame, indeed. And of course, finding engaging scenes within a whole helps eliminate artifacts (like chain-link fences) from the composition.   Posted: 07/10/2021 01:23:35



 

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