Close of the day.
Close of the day.
To Guy and Jack!
I am really sorry I could not participate this time, but the results I can see here and all the positive comments make me kind of fix starter for one of your next workshops.
Really enjoy to read and watch here
Great work and great team!
Well, I made the airport! Here is one I just processed while waiting for my plane in Phoenix. Guy and I saw this on the drive home this morning, the back side of Monument Valley shortly after sunrise. (Moab to Phoenix took us 7 hours with stops for food, gas and shots like this one.) BTW, this is a hand-held capture, 7 frames total, M8 with 90 Summarit, stitched in photoshop --- again, all hand-held with no tripod.
The level of detail in the final image is stunning and it will print to 8 feet wide pretty easily and maintain good print detail; you get a good idea of the detail even in the jpeg I posted. (Tell me again why I need a medium format digital camera? ) I used a clickable link as this pano is large, about 400 pixels high and 2400 wide --- click once for 900px wide, click a second time for the 2400px wide version:
"all hand-held with no tripod."
Jack, I am interested to know a bit of what it took in the way of handholding style to accomplish this shot without a tripod.
I do a lot of panoramas with my M8 and have never ventured off tripod to try and achieve a good stitch that lines up.
Nice shot and even more impressive when you hear no tripod was used!
This is one of the things I demonstrate on a workshop and also one that would take 3 pages to describe in writing and about 30 seconds to show you. But the short version is you still pivot the camera around the lens nodal point as closely as possible while keeping it as level as possible
Hey bud, I made it home put everything away and now i hit the wall. LOL
Nap time , but what a wonderful shot .
Just a public thanks you to all that came to Moab and also a thank you to Leica with Jim and Linda and there support. I also want to thank everyone on the forum for looking in on us and watching the workshop unfold with images. The workshop was a huge success and we had a great time and everyone really enjoyed it very much . The good bye's were tough to do , we all really bonded very nicely and the images these folks cranked out are amazing. Next is Carmel California starting on March 26th through the 29th I believe , please pencil this in and we will also include a complete printing modules with 3 large format printers. so this will be a shoot and print workshop in the beautiful setting of Carmel california and surrounding area's. More hard details coming in the next several days so please keep a eye out for that and don't forget San Juan Puerto Rico in early May. Thanks again and more images will be posted as everyone get's settled in to there homes. Thanks Guy. It's nap time for me. LOL
Made it home safely. Downloading images now. Hope to be up all night processing
Nice pano Jack! Get some rest Guy, you deserve it.
Off to Photoshop to play.
Guy & Jack count me in for Carmel. Let me know what I need to do to sign up? I will be coming with my wife and new born baby. Finally will be able to meet you guys. Have you guys thought about talking to Sean at Camera West to see if he would like to be involved?
Already contacted Sean about it and he is very interested in promoting the workshop at his stores there and being a part of it. Sean is a good friend of mine and Jacks although we have never meet he has taken good care of everyone I have sent to him for gear and i lost a college fund there myself. LOL
I've bought all my gear from Sean as well...count me in.
website under construction
Great Mike and Joseph, really look forward to you guys being there.
I have purchased all of my photo gear from him as well. His Leica selection is unmatched. Every time we go in my wife says I act like a kid at a candy store. Please let me know when to make my deposit for the workshop.
Right now somewhere in America Fedex has a my package from Sean....he HAD a mint 50 lux pre-asph until I had a G.A.S. attack and called from the breakfast table at the Moab Diner and bought it.
I had nothing to do with this purchase , I swear
Couple more shots as i go through this.
50 lux. This is a sharp lens , no sharpening
I saw the 50 last week you are going to love it.
Cold morning light.
I am sure my 50 cron, which I still love, will find a new home soon.
Looks like you made it home and are back on the computer as well.
I like this shot a lot including the little bit of flare through the bush.
I'm moving all my images to my desktop and processing tonight as well. Working on the IR shot right now.
Hope to see you again soon.
I like the IR shots. I was wondering if the only time you can shot IR is first thing in the morning?
Here is the Green River Overlook with a revision in the processing (originally posted on page 2 of this thread).
Guy, your skies are looking fabulous!
Thanks Charlie , Green overlook looks much better after your adjustments. Nice work
The 12mm Cv and Zeiss 18mm have a lot of contrast which you do have to watch a little but it does add drama
Leica 21mm . Balance Rock
Couple more IR shots , just playing around here
My IR and IR/color merge attempt.... feedback welcome not sure if I did it right!!!! It was definitely not done at the optimal time of day as you can see from the color shot.
IR - Grayscale Conversion
Regular Color Shot
Terry looks like the IR shot has too much visible light in it and washed out your sky.
The only IR shots I took were unfortunately in the late afternoon. So the effect just looks like I desaturated the color image. I may try and get out in Central Park before sunrise one morning and try it again....or get up early in Carmel . I think I at least understand the merging process.
Off to bed...and then off to work I go. Gotta afford that second body
Last edited by Terry; 10th February 2008 at 18:44.
We will do more in Carmel together in the morning. I want to do more myself there. I am also going to do the desert here one morning when i get some time.
You can shoot IR all day long, it's just that later day the IR overpowers most of the color that seeps through the 720 cut filter so you get more of the grayscale tones. In the 30 to 60 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, you get (IMO) the most interesting effects for landscapes.
We announced Carmel workshop for those interested http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=738
I shot that angle also along with Charlie, really liked this view of the Arch. I shot mine with a Zeiss 18mm
Terry, Charlie and Jack, thank you for you comments. That little canyon was magical. Here's two more pines from there: first one is a Juniper the second a Pinon.(I don't know how to put the ~ over the middle n in Pinyon)
Last edited by MikeScecina; 11th February 2008 at 08:28. Reason: punctuation
Just different white balances Robert. I see no advantage from the DMR over the M8 sorry my friend. Go back and look at my M8 images throughout this thread and there killer with color. Remember i shot both and love the DMR but the DMR also is very warm coming out of the box about 400 kelvin warm. Just a matter a different WB on this image , i did not WB mine and not sure Charlie did either. Bottom line there both extremely good at what they do. Also he shot a Leica lens and i shot a Zeiss which there is a big difference between the two with color.
here is another 18mm Zeiss shot and this time i WB off the shadow snow
It is something we would have to really test.
True Terry and c1 tends to be warm . But here is a CV 12mm
Okay I cheated i threw snow in there.
I had a great time, and truly enjoyed meeting all of you. As usual, Jack and Guy did a tremendous job to make this workshop successful. Thanks for incluing me!
I'm home now, and starting to process some images. I thought I'd start here by throwing up some of the portraits of workshop members. I'm not sure how you all feel about me posting your images, so I'm not going to put any specific names with the images - but we all know who we are
One of my favorite parts of the workshop was haning out in the restaurants, after either the morning shoot or evening shoot, and talking about photography. I really enjoyed these conversations. Most of these shots are from those "restaurant meetings". Some are shot with the R 80 Lux, and some with my Canon 135 f2.
Last edited by Mike Hatam; 11th February 2008 at 09:02.
Sony A99, RX1, RX100
And some more "Restaurant Moments"...
Sony A99, RX1, RX100
A few "action shots" from shooting in the park...
Sony A99, RX1, RX100
Hey Mike H,
Kinda looks to me like you had that special infrared filter on when you shot my pic. Can't think of any other possible explanation as to why my hair would seem so gray!!!!!!