cmb - love your Switzerland images.
And one of the current conjunctions of the planets from 13 May, when I rose extra early and instead of lazily shooting from the verandah window drove down the road to the river for this lovely shot. I wanted reflections but there was a bit of wind and ripples.
Conjunctions will be good to the end of the month with 29/30/31 May really outstanding with the crescent moon in the mix too, I'm just praying it doesn't rain!
Got a P03+ last week. Took it out on the street today, and took a few snap shots. I'm pretty happy with the results.
The set can be found here:
Took the P30+ into the studio last Friday, first shoot with it. Had a few issues. If you decide to look at the set, I seem to get a bit of moire in the windows, and I had a heck of a time with the white balance, but as I shoot for B&W, not that big of a deal.
If you decide to follow the link, it will take you to a set of female nude photos. If this is outside your work or personal preference, just don't follow the link!
Right now, I'm leaving the skin as is, I'm not a photoshop wizard, but I will be softening the skin a bit as I get some working time.
Please do feel free to C&C
I'll password protect this in a while, if you get that just drop me a PM.
As I get some time, I'll work up a post on a few issues that I'm seeing.
Woody, I really like the image in post #6461
Even the ghost town (Lake Valley, New Mexico) curator, Charlie Jurney, didn't know the story of this car, which has been sitting out in the New Mexico sun for decades, obviously one of the more recent and last signs of activity in the town before it was abandoned.
Unretouched photograph of 50+ foot gypsum sand dune in the White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico.
The colors in the sky came out only after the sun had descended and lasted less than 15 minutes.
Slightly off-center and silhouetted, is a sand-encrusted cottonwood tree buried "neck-deep" in sand. These trees access the water table three feet below the hard, gypsum surface of the White Sands, New Mexico desert, but are often nearly overtopped by sand dunes, which can be as tall as 65 feet high.
As long as the tree can keep some leaves above the dune to collect sunlight, it is able to simply wait out the passage of the dune, which "moves" at a rate of tens of feet per year.
Enjoy the P30 and the increased response times... did the ZD kit get a new home...? Did you sell it as a kit?
I look at everyones images and they range from interesting to impressive.
Thought I should put up a couple of images taken on the new Phase One P65+ back, one with the Cambo WDS and one with the 645DF. Still getting my head around the system, but that is all good.
Above image taken with the Cambo.
Here is a 100% crop from above image. Unfortunately did not write down the settings so can't tell you much except that I am still working on focus and depth of field.
The next morning I took the 645DF, left camp while still dark and walked a few Km in the dark to be down river by the time the sun came up. This is one I took which has nice colour in the sky but taken at f22, at 1/6 second, so not as sharp as I would have liked.
Brad... love that first shot from white sands... beautiful tones.
Here's a quick shot of my daughter from the other night on one of our reguar walks around the campus lakes. Finally got a new macbook pro, but no new external monitor yet, so color may be a bit off.
A slightly muted treatment. Aptus-ii 6, Mamiya 80/2.8D wide open
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Nice to have such a wonderful subject Shelby!
A little something other than rocks and ferns
An "adjusted" American Apparel ad.
Cambo RS, Schneider 72mm Digitar, P65+, 2x2 stitch.
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One from yesterday early morning at Duranbah beach far north NSW. 'Twas nice of the bird to cooperate LOL.
Love the backlit sea spray Odille.
Local Swimming Hole (P45, Cambo, 35XL):
Ed Cooley Fine Art Photography
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Cambo RS, Schneider 47mm Digitar, P65+, 2x2 stitch.
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Thanks Odille - hope the weather is good for your conjunctions series. Looks promising!
Thanks Ed for the kind words.
Some pretty dramatic clouds in the distance this evening... taken from the 3rd floor of our apartment building.
What appears to be banding in the shadows of the building is actually color differences in the brick made more apparent by messing with the red and yellow channels of the B/W tool in C1. The building is somewhat "banded" in real life as well.
First file I've ever processed in C1 (trying the demo now that I have a new MBP that will run it ). Aptus II 6 - Mamiya 210/4.
Hiked two hours in the rain hoping the weather would clear and give some good light but it didn't clear until I got back to the car.
At least the water was running even if the light stayed flat.
Bradley, love those shots!
One more... truly incredible clouds today. Looking towards campus from our apartment.
Aptus II 6, Mamiya 80/2.8D
Alan, shots like that make me want to take up studio photography!
And thanks, Shelby! The clouds you captured are awesome!
Ed: Those forest/waterfall shots look like they'd be very impressive as large prints. Very nice indeed.
Shelby: I really like the simple & clean composition of your cloud/environmental shots. Very nice!
I thought it was interesting that this shot was at the same location as Ed's.
Also shot with a P45/Cambo RS/but with a 47mm Schneider.
This is not one of my favorites. It was shot late winter with no color to speak of. Two images focus stacked.
By the way my IQ180 is supposed to be here Wednesday June 1st.
As I said in another thread, this is one special image. First the serendipity of the weather.........second the photographer with his intimate knowledge of the area..........and third the gear. I am sure that a P 65+ rendering of the scene would have been (nearly) as good but the IQ 180 is very special indeed. I am off to the framing shop today to get it mounted and framed. The wall awaits!
This two shot stitch from the same location is hanging in the gallery 72" wide. With 16" of frame and liner it makes a nice statement. I find it interesting that people tend to buy exactly the size and framing they see in the gallery.
There are so many great compositional possibilities you could spend the day there with light overcast skies. I'm usually there 3-4 hours every time I stop by. I just got my IQ180 this week and would love to steal a day to run down there.
Vintage landscapes of the Ozarks; I love it! Within an hours drive from this spot are at least 2 dozen awesome waterfalls that are all running great right now. Spring and autumn are incredible. The rest of the year - forget it!
Brad, Graham, and Ed... thanks so much for the kind words. Much appreciated!
Had been foggy here, because of the heat.
Had a morning rain shower over the weekend; decided to take the Hassy 503CWD w/extension tube and 4/50 FLE CF out in the yard for some snaps. I *love* this rig.
Waterloo plains, P40+ with Schneider 80mm, 2 shots manual pano