A Topiary Dream…

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 πŸ™‚ Β Also my entry for Monochrome Madness, week 29 hosted by Leanne Cole.Β 


As always click in for a larger view.

23 Responses to “A Topiary Dream…”

    • lisakimmorley

      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 πŸ™‚

  1. Rach

    Neat lines,structure and comfort in the formality. I believe we are all going to come to love your new IR shoots!

    • lisakimmorley

      I’m really glad you liked it πŸ™‚ 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!

      • infraredrobert

        The sky always yields surprises. You may be new at the IR imaging, but your captures certainly are that of an old pro πŸ™‚

  2. JUDE

    ditto as other comments Lisa. I could easily believe I was in a crystal garden…amazing!

  3. LensScaper

    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.

    • lisakimmorley

      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 πŸ™‚

  4. Noeline Smith

    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?! πŸ˜€

    • lisakimmorley

      Lol -I always appreciate your feedback Noeline πŸ™‚ 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.


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