It may be my monitor, but I am seeing lots of sharpening artifacts in the high-frequency areas that B&W xpixel, like it is WAYYYYY over-sharpenend with a detail routine. You may want to take a look at your sharpening workflow.
Agreed. We all have different tastes and aesthetics, but that is clearly at the far upper end of sharpening.
But it's a spectacular shot...please post again when you've decided what to do sharpening-wise!
One of my favourite views of London. Looking South-East from Alexandra Palace:
Aptus-II 12, 645DF with 80mm LS, the buildings in the crop are 12 kilometres away...
Thomas, I have to admit that your scan of Velvia is looking better than I remember it being for me
A few more Yosemite photographs...this one of Stonebridge
More at: http://peter-chong.blogspot.com/2010...-yosemite.html
Here two shots from today, nothing special except the lens ;-)
P65 Single Image
P65 Two Images stitched in landscape oriantation.
1:1 right bottom corner ( 15mm shift )
All 1:1 are sharpened at 35/0,4.
Jack - how is that b&w conversion process going? ))))) (wink wink - nudge nudge)..
Let's just say something in the wind or on a wing if you prefer. LOL
Here is the less sharpend version...
This version is certainly beautiful, but I also liked something in the unrealistic look of the (over)sharpened image. It made the branches appear harder and vaguely threatening, almost crystalline.
I must read too much sci-fi.
Seriously if you really want to see how good your files are and that goes for any MF files get a wide gamut monitor. A world of difference between these NEC, Eizo VS the Mac monitors .
To be fair to xpixel, I woke up to a similar snowy scene this morning, and guess what, suddenly the world does look too contrasty and very over-sharpened!
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Thank you Thomas, settings were 35mm iso 100 F/16 sh 1/4 sec, used a GND and Polarizer too.
Adriatic sea - M645AFDIII.,Has.4/40 CFE IF
May I ask how much the light falloff is at f11?
And what do you think about handling the lens regarding its weight. Cambo told me you should pack the lens wrapped and and stored in a separate box (holding the lens on four sides) as otherwise the shutter may break due to vibration during transport.
Have fun! Looking forward to your "review"
Ushuaia, Argentina killing time waiting to sail for Antarctica tomorrow.
P65, 645DF, 55-110mm, f/8
Have an awesome trip Ed!!!
Here you go, we can finally share: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21544
Note that "Split-Toning" is a traditional B&W printing process that toned highlights and shadows differently; some chemicals reacted more heavily on the paper stock while others toned more heavily on the activated silver parts. So by combining the base paper color with various chemical baths during the rinse cycles, you would get enhanced tones across the "monochromatic" image, giving it an added impression of depth.
Jack, guys, thank you all for the kind words! Here's another one taken in the Alaskan wilderness with Phase One DF + Leaf Aptus II 10 with Mamiya 300 4.5. I named it "Life is good!" :-))))
Very nice!! Especially considering you were pretty close to those bears with a 300 on MF...
Bears : wow.
Playing with the new BW tool in CaptureOne 6.
Still shooting with my P25+, and I don't to uprgrade in anything : the more I use it , the more I like it.
This a split toning preset.
A picture of a bald eagle getting ready to take off.
Phase One DF+ Leaf Aptus II 10 + Mamiya 300 mm f 4.5 :
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