South Lake Union, early morning edition
Phase One 645 AF : 55-110/F4.5 : Aptus-II 7
Hasselblad/Phocus would handle this scene no problem without HDR... your HDR picture is more colorful but lacks impact and res... a polarizing filter would help. Perhaps you could try more post-processing rather than HDR. Where does the gravel in the sky come from?
Have you tried Jack's MF to web downsizer plugin?
Please find attached a hi-contrast scene I took with my H3D11-50 (which I have upgraded to H4D-60). I took pictures for HDR but did not need them.
I have just re-downsized it with jack's plug-in... I like it how it is, but I could have "enhanced" the colours.
Straightening must lose some res... so the technical loss-less way to straighten is to crop after printing?
Many of the magic bells an whistles in software are juts opportunities to mess up the picture.
I avoided perspective problems by shooting horizontally - hope to use a view camera next time I am there.
Woody your having too much fun walking around NY with that TC. LOL
Color me jealous.
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
Woody: what are you doing for a viewfinder?
Absolutely stunning Woody!
I only posted the HDR as an academic exercise in pulling the detail out of an image. It is an extreme case and badly done on purpose to show the amount of detail actually hidden in a file. I would never dream of presenting that as a finished product. I had no idea Jack had a downsizer plugin. Where do I get it and for what software product does it plug into?
They did not demo focus confirmation on the back we had, so I assumed it was not enabled in this prototype. Claus Pederson (President of Phase One) assures me that it will be on the shipping backs. I had a lovely chat with him at the Phase/CI event in Miami.
Jack's set of Photoshop actions for downsizing for the Web.
Along the Merced last week.
Arca m-line 2 135mm Sironar Digital f11 stitched 4 shot (downrezed w Jack's Action script)
This is meant to be handheld. For metering I use the sunny 16 rule (and its various adjustments for shade, etc.) and check the histogram. For focusing I'm hyperfocused which with the 36 covers a lot of ground. So it's a point and shoot with an extra twitch of the thumb to cock the shutter. I keep it in one hand hanging on by the handstrap so it's always ready to use.
Shutter speads down to 1/30 are really easy. The combination is heavy - the intertia inherent in its weight helps stablize it.
I've said many times that this is the Hasselblad Superwide C for the digital age (of course 3x4 rather than square).
BTW I couldn't have gotten this with a tripod because I'm standing in the middle of the street in a small gap in the traffic. The great thing about this is the ability to shoot fast and loose - an intuitive rather than deliberative style.
About a year ago, Arches
Mamiya 645afd3, 35 mm f3.5, P30. Single frame
Woody - man.. that street shot.. wow.
RZ Pro IID + Mamiya ZD @ iso 100 + 140/4.5 L-A macro
Lit by SB900 and YN460II (and cardboard snoot..arf)
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From a little walk today:
A bit of construction near the apartment:
A bit windy at the lakes:
Spotty internet here in Australia. Here are a few from the past week:
Nice shots Ed! hey its not too bad in Aus are you coming over to the west coast?
Hi Will, Alice Springs is as close as I get. VIC, NSW, NT, and Qnsld this time.
Having a great time so far. We've got about another three weeks in the country.
Sounds like you have lots of nice shooting ahead of you enjoy!
Love the Gold Coast!!!!
I took a few days off last week to travel to the West of England, Devon and Cornwall. Here are a few images with some details below:
These unusual rock formations are at Sandy Mouth near Bude on the north Cornwall coast. Hasselblad H4D-50 with HC 50mm lens.
Hasselblad H4D-50 with 120 Macro lens
Focus stacked from 3 images: Hasselblad H4D-50 with HC 50mm lens
Sandy Mouth beach again. Focus stacked from 2 images. H4D-50, 28mm lens.
Clovelly Harbour at low tide, early AM. Focus stacked from 2 images. Hasselblad H4D-50, 28mm lens
amazing unseasonally warn March weather
Just this guy you know
Thanks - we are well, and hope you, Emma and family are too.
I forgot you had a place in Cornwall.
I spent one evening in Paignton with a coachload of pensioners from Wolverhampton. Don't ask...
I can still see your hands gripping a nice Leica S2. Hmmm...
Quentin, I really like that series!
"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."
With a couple of the images this was the first time I had seriously used focus stacking with Helicon Focus. I was looking at the Hassy HTS 1.5 to replicate LF movements, but I wonder (save for shift for archiotecture) whether this is really necessary in many cases? Focus stacking is miore versatile I would argue. The HTS 1.5 would not have been much use forthe Clovelly harbour shot, for example, whereas focus stacking was.
And the HTS 1.5 costs a shedload of cash.
Nice photos Quentin.. That's the same dilemma I'm facing with the HTS also, Would be a shame to not be able to shoot at 28mm, the HTS is not cheap either!
Thanks for your kind words. Focus stacking - well, the subjects I have used it with lend themseves to the technique pretty well.
I have been looking though the work on your website, great work and quite a variety too. A pleasure to visit.
I'd be interested to hear of any issues you have found with focus stacking (I use Helicon) in case i run in to them.... One I have had was some "ghosting" around edges, but it was a fairly quick fix.
I hope you are enjoying using your H4D-50.
It would be really, really nice if H did a firmware modification that automated focus stacking.
One of the problems is that the lens does not feed back precise values for the focus distance or the extension... but it might be possible using the focus zone info that is fed back, or, perhaps, motor run time.
Incredible, I wish I had "way to much gear" and way to much time.
Qeestion how do you power your 60mp Hasselblad back?
gorgeous images here
+1 ...as are so many other images posted here in the "Fun with MF images"
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