B&W from yesterday by the San Miguel River
B&W from yesterday by the San Miguel River
LOVE the composition, but personally speaking, I would like to see the shadows opened up a bit to show some detail.
Hunting for aspen golds last night ... some small patches but still a few days away. Did find this nice stand of aspen trunks ... this is Alpine Loop in Utah on the Sundance side
PhaseDF/IQ180 with 75-150 at 125mm, f/11, 1.3 seconds, ISO 35 (3 shot focus stack)
Thanks for the great shots Wayne. Fall colors in my own backyard very well could've passed me by without your help.
Silver Lake Area - Alpine Loop, Utah (Aspens still need a little more time but Maples and Oakbrush is great)
Cambo WDS, 72mm, P45+, 2 image stitch (still need a more processing, but I'm headed to the NW for a week)
Here is another Utah image. Wildflowers at sunrise in the upper meadows of Mt. Timpanogos, from the Timponeeke Trail. Pentax 645D, 55mm, F22, three frame vertical stitch with a bit of dodging.
Steve, I like the drama in the San Miguel River shot. Love the light to dark ratio, leave it alone.
Love the Aspen trunks shot!
Want back to Acadia to shoot the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain. Unfortunately the peak was in the clouds so I hurried down to otter cliffs. Shot waves until this one came in and soaked me.
Cambo RS, IQ180, HR32, two shot stitch
Jungles in Singapore?
Well, not quite...we are mainly an urban landscape...but what do you guys think? HDR or not?
I do admit, the HDR is not tweaked well...but here it goes...the HDR, H3D-39 with HCD4/28.
and the non-HDR
and a bit more discussion at my blog entry.
I thought I would inject a little humanity into this thread of great landscapes and scenics.
By the way Ed, the Otter cliffs photograph is absolutely magnificent. I tried to catch the sunrise one summer on Cadillac and I was punked by heavy cloud cover. A truly brilliant image.
I was out working on my monument project when I spotted this two cuties posing for their Dad at the feet of the Teddy Roosevelt statue here in D.C. The juxtaposition leveled me.
Pentax 645D 150 3.5
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ok, my new Leaf back is up and running now after a false start. Took it out for a spin today:
I'm pretty impressed with the image quality. Here's a 100% crop from the third image:
iso 50, f5.7, 1/200, hand-held
Those are terrific Graham!
Love the color rendering.
that portrait has an amazing, engaging quality. very nice
The portrait has great color and as jlm mentioned, very engaging.
Congrats on the new back.
Since this thread is about fun, a little abuse of tilts and swings ....
P45+/CamboWide RS/70mm Rode w tilt lens panel
Reds from this fall in Utah certainly seem better than I remember for some time. They are quickly fading, and the aspens are coming on strong. Here's another one I like. Phase DF/IQ180, 75-150 at 135, 1 sec at f/11, ISO 200. (Not quite done with post on this shot, still a few things to touch up before printing).
Beautiful images Wayne.
Wonderful portrait Graham.
So many great photos here.
Rain clouds over Kahului Bay in Maui.
Great images on this page everyone!
I hate to put this right after Ed's great shot, but I would like some advice from the collective skill of members of this thread. What's wrong with these shots?! I took them last evening and it's the sort of image I like, but this one fall flat and I don't really know why. No true point of interest? I know they need more post work, but it doesn't seem worth the effort.
Thanks for any ideas,
Untitled_Panorama22 by tsjanik47, on Flickr
Untitled_Panorama23 by tsjanik47, on Flickr
In the first one I think that the horizon too evenly divides the frame which makes it look static and without focus.
There is also no real subject at the golden mean position on the left where it would belong.
It does not take much, crashing wave, a pattern of light (or I would use a silhouette of a nice young lady).
The second one has as the subject the smell of the sea, the freshening breeze coming off the water and the rapid change of the light; none of which are actually in the image.
It is not clear what your intent is with the image is it the sky or the rocks?
Crop a version like this maybe?
Tom, sometime you can do everything right, and for one reason or another, the image is just not there. Mostly I find it is the light. I find over time the light dictates the images I make rather than the scene, if that makes sense.
wonderful stuff everyone!
An old image (while I'm waiting on my adapter plate for my RZ, I have no camera to shoot with )... but I decided to give the History Brush technique described in the latest article at LuLa a shot to try to give a pretty flat shot a bit more dimension.
My first attempt is a bit heavy handed in places, but I think it's a technique I'd like to explore further.
Aptus II-6, Mamiya 80/2.8D
I especially love this image, is it polarized?
I have been after something similar: vibrant red, white aspen or birch trunks with rich greens to complete the feel for years and it just hasn't happened - yet!
I'm pretty much in line with Bob's comments (especially on the second image) but sometimes it just doesn't happen for us. I've been cruising around New England for the past week and got zip. The week before I got several good looks but only frustration the past week.
The top image has some potential but it is a little too static with the horizon and red clouds smack in the middle of the image. Moody light and sky but the foreground just isn't working. There needs to be lines in the foreground shapes to help the composition which just isn't there and the cliff and silhouette foliage is stealing interest from the sky.
I might have tried getting lower and using a longer shutter speed to isolate the rocks in the foreground from the water. A blend or hard edge ND would help improve the detail in the foreground as well. Probably advisable to move the sun or red clouds away from dead center.
Wow! Many, many high caliber images posted here since I last visited just a few days ago. Wish I had something to add, but nothing comes close. Better get to work!
It's been over a year since I fired up the 503CWD......I need to get out with the CFV-16 more often.
CFV-16 II and 40mm CFE IF lens.
Crop from first shot
(for people who didn't get it the first time, I posted some shots of Tareq with his Hasselblad, and he just posted photos of me, crop included)