Critique Welcomed Grain Elevator Study V

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    On sunny days I've been shooting a lot of infrared monochrome images lately. This is image number 5 of a grain elevator adjacent to Centennial Park in Seattle. (I humour myself by calling the series a "study;" I was simply on a stroll and tried to achieve some interesting angles that contrasted the white architecture against the dark sky.)

    Sigma Quattro SD, Sigma 30/1.4 and Hoya R72 filter.

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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    OK, Brian, you are really winning me over to IR. Very attractive for a pretentious art shot ;-)

    I'm thinking one needs to live in a sunny part of the world, to get the best out of IR.
     
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    That is impressive indeed and works so well in IR. Love the detail in the underside of the elevator. Those faint vertical lines in the sky are intriguing and I guess some sort of artefact of the sensor (or the fabric of the universe: hasty job, done in just 7 days and didn't get a chance to iron the sky!).
     
  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks ya cheeky bugger!

    I agree. So far I haven't seen anything interesting about IR monochrome shot in overcast conditions. Clouds with sky between them works very well, though.
     
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  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Ol' Hawkeye's at it again! I don't see those fabric of the universe lines in the sky. I'll have to have a closer look on a bigger monitor.

    Thanks, Pete!
     
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    You'll be telling me you can't see Dark Matter next! ;)
     
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  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I'm sure I saw a Dark Matter Lives march on TV...

    Not PC?
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I think you're getting confused with the Philip Pullman series, Rob! ;)
     
  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    ah...
     
  10. Milan Vjestica

    Milan Vjestica Well-Known Member

    Very nice Brian. It does make we want to try IR. Especially as I too live in a sunny part of the world! :)
     
  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thank you Milan. The convenience of an easily-removable IR cut filter on the Quattro SD makes digital IR far more accessible than if one were to have a camera converted or a very dark filter on the lens. With the IR cut filter removed and my Hoya R72 filter I can shoot IR hand-held. Absent the convenience of the easily-removable IR cut filter, I wouldn't be shooting IR.

    (By the way I've recently relocated to Seattle. Haven't seen the sun much for a couple of weeks now, so no more IR for the time being.)

    Thanks again Milan.
     

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