Pramote's fabulous shot in Mexico prompted me to rexamine some shots taken last summer. I had posted one from this series on the 645D thread, but wasn't really happy with it. Here are two different versions of the same scene taken seconds apart. Many elements of a good landscape are present: color, setting sun, cresent moon, blurred water...yet, it's not obvious to me which version is the better, so any input from the collective wisdom of this group would be appreciated.
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Tom, excellent. My preference is for the second as the foreground seem so solid compared with the dream-like quality of the rest of the image. But both are beautiful.
Thanks Tom for your complement.
The second photo is remarkable. I love the foreground, silky water leading to fiery sky and a crescent moon. Color is just perfect.
Visited Owl Head Lighthouse this afternoon. Made a quick 5-image panorama. 55mm. Handheld. Except for the stitching, the images are straight from the camera.
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is there a link to a larger image?
If you click on it, it will open up to a width of 1024 pixels. And thanks.
Near Mesquite, Nevada during the road trip to CA last summer.
Hasselblad H4D-40 with HCD 35-90mm at 43mm with 0.9 GND
ISO 100, f/32, 3 sec
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That Mesquite shot is spectacular!!!!! GND's=Thanks Graham Welland!
Thanks very much Vincent for your kind words.
From a series I am working on about everyday life:
Alpa Max + SK 72xl + P45
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Nice photo, but aren't those 2012 shirts?
"Creativity takes courage." ~ Henri Matisse
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Here are a few quick-process from the Capture Integration Miami event. Saw some old friends and made several new ones, plus we made some time to shoot a little. Worked these up on my laptop and will rework them on the big machine hopefully this week. We stopped at Clyde Butcher's studio -- his gallery of amazing B&W images was a motivator to say the least, plus he was a delightful guy to talk photography with. A memorable experience for sure!
B&W conversions all done in C1, processed as shot. The first 3 image are with the 40HR on my Arca tech cam, the last one is the 70HR on my Arca tech cam. All used tilt plus varying amounts of fall. It's pretty dark in under the swamp canopy and exposures hovered around 1 second @ f11 ISO 35. C & C welcome:
PS: Yes, I *AM* wading in about 18" of gator and water moccasin swamp with my phase kit tripod submerged to get those first three images, and yes I was a little nervous and spent a lot of my time looking behind me! But IMHO the images were worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The last image is taken from the top of a swamp buggy in a drier area.
PPS: Here is a link to Clyde's website -- lot's of amazing B&W images: http://www.clydebutcher.com/online-g...holdcategory=1
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I have never been to Clyde Butcher's studio but I have seen his books, amazing work..
Also nice images btw
One from today across the street from my home in Telluride..
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Regards . Jürgen .
As for more contrast, maybe -- but again, I need to proof them on my big monitor first. I definitely like contrast in my B&W's, but at the same time I do not like my blacks blocked up or my whites blown. They were indeed fun to make!
Sunny, warm weekend in Maine. Jefferson and Owl's Head. Both with a 55mm on a 645D.
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Here are a few more in color for fun:
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Jack, All kidding aside, these look fantastic, especially from a laptop.
I knew this would look good in B&W, the color just doesn't express the feel of the place. You had the perfect lens and processing is perfect.
Definitely had the better angle here and the color is more pleasing to me.
It's fun to see how different these are from mine (except the swamp buggie one of course since I was standing right next to you). Hopefully I can get a couple posted before heading to New York tomorrow.
Good stuff Ed and Jack. I was there in January and came away with a few good images, but I found it difficult to capture what I saw. I went to Clyde Butcher's gallery on Tamiami Trail in Grand Cypress and it was a treat to see his large prints. In fact, my favorite photo from the trip was captured from the parking lot of the gallery (see post #8356).
I received some wonderful photo advice here at GetDPI regarding a trip to Angkor Wat.
I used Dave Perkes at Peace of Angkor as our photo guide.
Here are a few photos using the Hasselblad h4d-40 and 28mm HCD.
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Very nice set Joe...
Here are a few of mine from Clyde Butcher's gallery.
Ed Cooley Fine Art Photography
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Ed, great work as usual -- I'd like to see the last pano in B&W!
Don, I just saw your shot -- nice see You were using a longer lens?
I enjoy coming onto the forum and seeing the fantastic images displayed here.
Here is an image from the rain forest near Queen Mary Falls in South East Queensland - Australia. Phase One with IQ180 with 35mm lens.
Two images overlaid with a touch of Photoshop - I guess each to his own.
Thanks for taking the time to view.
Not so good at posting the image.
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Today in the vineyard.....
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Something a little different; these were my mother's baby spoons. Mom passed in 1999, but I have lots of cherished memories that keep her close in spirit.
Arca Swiss M Line 2 + SK 120 macro @ f/11 + P45 + a little tilt
To me these are both incredible views of color and texture. The first one is bright, wispy, and shows movement. Being a horizontal, it can be a super wide of a decor piece. The second one is my favorite of the two (but darn close they are), because it has all of the first plus the added texture of the shore rocks. It really shows the crisp focus mixed in with the wispy. Because it is a vertical, to my eyes it is a slice of the total atmosphere of the place and time you were when you made these. Darn good stuff!!
Shashin, Pramotr and Darr:
Thank you all for your kind comments. I belong to an area art group and am trying to decide which of those shots to frame and hang for an open studio tour event in May.
I'll likely remain indecisive and hang both!
Darr, love the shirts, a nice change from landscapes and goes to show images are everywhere, you just have to see them..
I "warm" to your image - i see it as intimate, rather than a grand landscape, your landscape is one I can walk into, obviously the composition and technical execution is a pleasue to the fellow photographer.
By the way, living in Queensland Australia have never experienced a landscape full of snow and ice - guess I would need a jumper!
I'm new to MFD having resonantly purchased a P30 back for my old Hasselblad 500c/m system. This was taken, in Yosemite, this past Sunday (3/18/12) using a 250mm SA and it is two verticals stitched together in PS. I'm having a lot of problems with white balance but I'll ask my questions in a new thread.
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well Mr.Gale, I think you did well!