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In the middle of Centennial Park in the inner east of Sydney is a restaurant and kiosk where sometimes one can find musos like this.
Grayscale conversion to simulated infra red.
Featured in Jazzed Up Art Group 2009
white, black, park, australia, music, sydney, musicians, centennial
This is an excellent shot. The black and white really adds to the Jazz feel.
Thanks Daniel. The original in colour just did not excite me but I thought the textures would lend themselves to a grayscale conversion. The real trick here was to soften the image a little giving it a timeless feel.
– Alex Howen
Thanks Mindy. Now I have discovered you, I will more closely at your interesting images.
really fantastic work Alex
Thanks. I hope I can generate more work worthy of that description.
Nice looking image Alex.
I was interested in you saying you softened the image a little to add a timeless look. One thing that puts me off about digital is the edges are sometimes too defined compared to film. I shoot both film and digital.
That is exactly my point. I do not shoot film now although I have a crate full of my old gear. I miss film in some ways but love the flexibility of digital. Paradoxically, I often try to emulate film. Anyway, here I used the clarity control in Adobe Lightroom, decreasing “clarity”. I found this simple tool useful. For more complex changes I head to Photoshop.
Thanks for looking and commenting. I enjoyed the interaction.
Thanks. I am very pleased with this one.
Really nice! Love the IR effect.
Thanks Denis. I do not have an IR converted digital camera body, so I have to resort to simulation.
Excellent photo, the musicians have heaps of personality and they look great against the backdrop of the park.
Thanks Ian. I only had few minutes to get the shots as a function was about to start in the outside area. I was dressed in cycling gear as I regularly cycle around the park. I was curious about the music, checked it out and got the shot. The management were most suspicious of this smelly guy. Note I nearly always carry a camera.
Really lovely work Alex!
Thank you. Hard to keep up with you stunning Finish sunrise images! I still love musicians and sunrises.
Thanks for the feature. I love photographing musicians, particularly jazz musicians. I am pleased to be in such good company in the JazzedUp Art group.
Thank you for the feature. Your gallery is one of my favourites.