I’ve been too busy to really play with the near IR camera but now I have a week off…I found the website for this garden, Alowyn Gardens, in Yarra Glen, and immediately thought of IR for the topiary (I have a BIG weakness for formal gardens!)…so here is the first of a few 🙂 Also my entry for Monochrome Madness, week 29 hosted by Leanne Cole.
23 thoughts on “A Topiary Dream…”
Very nice, Lisa.
I like the formal composition and the light hitting the topiary.
Thanks Vicki. The garden was amazing, there is a full on Wisteria ‘tunnel’ that isn’t far off from flowering, so will try and go back for it 🙂
Neat lines,structure and comfort in the formality. I believe we are all going to come to love your new IR shoots!
Thanks Rach and I hope so!
Formal gardens render amazingly in IR and the sky here is just perfect. Great spot, great capture!
I’m really glad you liked it 🙂 As an IR newbie I’m finding the whole sky thing amazing..as you would know, this sky looked nice and then I saw the RAW image!
The sky always yields surprises. You may be new at the IR imaging, but your captures certainly are that of an old pro 🙂
Wow that’s impressive! Looks great in monochrome too 🙂
Thanks Sarah, it’s an impressive garden 🙂
Absolutely wonderful, certainly getting into the surreal! A
Thanks Adrian, and yes it is!
Amazing image. Absoultely stunning.
That’s very kind, thank you so much.
Great monochrome! Awesome capture!
Thank you Amy 🙂
Great pic .. Amazing garden!
Hi Julie, thanks and it is an amazing garden!
ditto as other comments Lisa. I could easily believe I was in a crystal garden…amazing!
Glad you liked it 🙂
That really is a ‘fantasy’ image – and I mean that in a complimentary way, Lisa. IR has really transformed this. One suggestion: I think it could be even more striking if you could darken the shadow areas.I think that additional contrast would really make it something very special.
Thanks and thank you for the suggestion Andy. I’m still finding my feet a bit with processing of these images so all suggestions welcome 🙂
There is something very compelling about formal gardens like this – having said that, I’d rather visit them than live with them!
Lenscaper has a point about the shadows (and sky?). I also think that the strong shadow down the path provides an imbalance to an otherwise very balanced image – maybe a different time of day?
I know it’s an awful cheek of me to critique as I’m not an IR fan ….. but shock, horror – I actually quite like this IR version! Maybe you’ll be able to convert me after all?! 😀
Lol -I always appreciate your feedback Noeline 🙂 Yes I probably would process this slightly differently now I’ve got more used to the IR. I also agree about the path shadow but this place gets incredibly busy and they don’t open til mid-morning, but in summer the sun position might be better.