View Full Version : Road to the Easternmost Point in the Continental US

Michael Pancier
06-12-2010, 11:23 PM

infrared shot of the West Quoddy Light in Lubec Maine. Stumbled across it in my archives and processed it with a lot of the Nik plug ins I have now that I didn't have back in 2008 when I took it - esp. the structure setting in viveza 2 which I used on the clouds. The land on the otherside of the inlet is Canada.

20d IR
10-22 Canon
ISO 100

Robert Amoruso
06-13-2010, 09:45 AM
Well composed with the road as leading line to the lighthouse and proper inclusion of the pleasing cloud formation. Good use of Nik Viveza Structure's settings.

Overall, I feel a contrast tweek is needed. I tried a mild s-curve (Linear Contrast preset in PSCS4) and that was just enough IME.

Dave Mills
06-13-2010, 01:22 PM
Hi Michael, as mentioned good leading line with enough interest in the sky to carry that much space. The use of infrared giving the image a different look which IMO adds to the overall...

Roman Kurywczak
06-13-2010, 02:06 PM
Hey Michael,
know the lighthouse well.....I think the IR did add a nice look to this that is mostly lacking in color versions! I would exlore bringing up the lighthouse itself a touch more....even if it is the shadow side....just to bring it more into focus. Very nicely composed using the leading lines very effectively!

Michael Pancier
06-13-2010, 08:08 PM
here's a repost with some of the suggestions...

Myer Bornstein
06-13-2010, 08:25 PM
Wonderful image, It definitely looks better than some of my color photos

Kobus Tollig
06-14-2010, 03:58 AM
Second post looks much better. Great shot well done

Nick Palmieri
06-16-2010, 07:17 AM
Love the IR. I like the composition a lot and nice job with the conversion. It appears to me that the re-post has a lot more noise/grain in the sky. Will be going up to this place in a few weeks...