Winter sun in Israel, Aptus-II 8, SK 55mm LS, vignett added in C1;
The image I posted is a crop from a seven shot stitch showing more of the range.
Food shot at a 1 star Michelin restaurant. Hasselblad 500cm, 180CF, F8, Fuji Provia, Nikon Coolscan 8000
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Wide angle view of Moss Glenn Falls in the Vermont Green Mountains.
Cambo RS, P65+, 24XL
I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz
That's a postcard. Nice work
Horsetail Falls lit up this week on Tuesday night. Not much was seen by the likely couple hundred photographers last night.
On my screen, the JPEG looks a bit more red than the PSD file, but at times the falls went from orange to red at the right angle of viewing.
Awesome capture Steve, congratulations!!! IIRC, isn't February 19th is the mid-point of the best capture times, which I think last for about one week total?
Thanks for the compliments as well Jack and Guy (that is if a postcard compliment is no longer a slam ). It is hard not to take a great image of Moss Glenn falls when it is colored like that.
Thanks for the encouragement!
The Falls did not light up on Wed or Thurs and, with the storm moving in, the feeling this am was that it was done for the year.
It seems I was lucky and at the right place at the right time. As they say, better lucky than good sometimes.
I also love the Moss Glenn Falls photo. I've never been to that part of the country-maybe a workshop location at some future date?
Jim, excellent !
That third guy needs to grow a beard!
Carsten - Website
Steve, can you explain why the waterfall is lit up? Do they light it? It does not look like it could be sunset light, as wouldn't that reflect on the rest of the wall as well?
Here are two from my jazz series. Both with 500CM and 100CF and Trix
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Jim, that homeless series is simply amazing ---
I'm not Steve but I'll answer with what I know...
There is one week per year (actually two) when the angle of the Sun as it's setting is just right so that the light comes right up the valley and glances along the side of El Capitan. If there's been rain or snow and warm weather, then there is enough water for a small fall to form, and when it does it resembles a horse's tail -- hence the name. But there is nothing to hold water up there, so the fall only lasts a few hours after a rainstorm, or if there's enough snow-pack and daytime warmth to create a sufficient melt to feed it. Anyway, now you need a confluence of rain and/or snow and warmth and clear enough skies for the Sun to have a clear path to light the falls, and all this happen during the third week of February when the Sun is at the proper angle to get this shot, so it doesn't happen very frequently. (Theoretically it can also happen around the last week in October, but there's usually not any water to create the fall.)
As Jack said. The Sun has to be at the proper angle and atmospheric conditions around the bay area have to be devoid of clouds or fog banks that would diffuse the sunlight as it moves eastward. At the right time (the proper orbital positions of the Earth and Sun), the Sun's angle on the horizon is such the water is lit, but the rock face behind it is not. The color can be gray-gold-orange-pink-red, depending on the atmospheric conditions, such as particulates that scatter shorter wavelengths.
I posted a photo with red, but I'll process some of the others that were bright orange on Tues. On Wed, the Falls failed to really light, but what was there was pink.
This is an HDR I shot Wed pm. The color is quite different, more yellow, and only lasted a minute or so. I tried an HDR as the sun went down and the dynamic range went up with sunlight on the falls and shadows elsewhere that didn't come out with one photo well. It was getting dark as I shot these.
Mindblowing images, Steve. Bet you can hardly wait to print them (large!).
Jim, these are wonderful. The DOF and processing is great but what really makes them are the fantastic subjects.
Getting caught up on processing last years images for my gallery opening.
Smoke from forest fires west of the park made for some interesting light. Normally my attempts at including the sun in the frame don't work out but I kind of like this one so I thought I would share it.
Reynolds Creek, Glacier National Park
Cambo RS 1000, 35XL, P45DB
I can say I've been there, Ed, but never took any shots as good as yours! I can look at this one for hours.
Well done Ed!
From a recent shooting:
Love the first one, Felipe - very captivating. The second looks a bit awkward, like she's scratching an itch....
But great images!
I finally get to join in on the MF image fun. An eclectic mix from the last few days.
Congratulations, Mark !
I'll look forward to seeing more.
Thank you Dale. I have a lot to learn with a new camera - from capture to processing.
What Mark isn t telling you is that he really lives in 116 ..ever since his wife found the Amex bill for his S2.
The images are great ..looks like you are picking up the S2 pretty quickly. If you would like to visit FL again ..I am sure David K and I could set you up with plenty of subject matter. Plus we want to use your S2!
Haha Roger! You aren't too far off. My wife wasn't too happy with me about spending so much for a camera, but she took it prett well. She was kidding me about the purchase again yesterday and I reminder her that I never claimed it was a smart decision. She is going to get some mileage out of it. That's OK because I am happy with S2.
Guy, I like your idea about the workshop. I wish I could attend - unfortunately timing doesn't work yet again. It is good of Leica to support your workshop by sending an S2. It gives folks a chance for hands-on use and determine of it feels better or worse than other options.
After buying a Dremel tool at Bauhaus today i was finally able to modify a Sinar lens plate to accept the digital back. This combination works quite well but needs getting used to.
The setup looks like this:
Nice work Philipp, thanks for posting. I like the second one much better than the first. It doesn't look awkward to me.
Mark, I like all of these but your first image is an outstanding image of fine art photography. The last two have incredible DR which speaks well of the S2.
Thank you for the compliment Ed.
I have been watching this thread for a long time and there is some great stuff here. Now knowing just how much more the actual files have over the web size photos, I really wished it were possible to see many of the images posted here printed large.
Jack, in know where there is a similar scene to your junk car retaining wall not too far from me. As soon as the road is opened back up from the rock slide I plan on getting the shot. The detour is over 100 miles right now so I can wait for the road to re-open.
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Mark, your sign images reminded me of a route 66 sign I photographed last summer.