Something from this afternoon using the Nikon 58mm 1.4.at 1.4
Something from this afternoon using the Nikon 58mm 1.4.at 1.4
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What are the conditions there now? Are the falls flowing?
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday,
I was thinking of going there this spring for the thaw but it looks now that there'll not be much of a show.
Almost no water anywhere
Some alternate location shots, playing around with my 17-35 Nikkor zoom on the D800E in Hornitos, CA:
St Catherine's Chapel, 19mm at f5.6, processed as-shot in C1:
Fencepost tensioner detail at 35mm f2.8, little extra vignette added in C1:
St Catherine's, 17mm f5.6, B&W split-tone wm-cool conversion in C1:
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Here is Guy taking a "before" shot of our new classroom facility -- 17-35 at 25mm f5.6 (This image is laser sharp, but is also one that looks soft on a Retina display):
Remnants from the Rim fire that devastated several hundred square miles of forest in California last Summer. Taken with the D800E and 28/1.4 at 5.6, handheld, processed in C1:
The next two were taken with the D800E and Lomography Petzval lens (85mm) with the f2.8 waterstop. Converted to B&W sepia with C1:
The instructors sipping sarsaparillas in nearby Columbia. All taken with the 28/1,4 on the D800E:
Having fun with processing, a period style Chinese apothecary shop:
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"A very precious liquid."
Good eye Stephen! Guy is actually taking a pic of the cash register with the 50/1.2 Nikkor wide open on his A7r -- I'm hoping he'll process and post it soon.
My eye was on there cash. LOL
Shot with Jacks Nikon 50mm 1.2 AIS wide open which I am really liking a lot shot on the Sony A7r
Here is a crop
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While Jack and Guy were chimping I had my eye on the girl.
Bob - Glad to see that someone had their priorities right
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Been keeping my eyes out for a Land Rover overloaded with photographers and camera gear but have yet to see it
Seriously, keep an eye out for us, we're a group -- and since it's been a while since you've seen us, I'm still tallish but now more silver haired, and still driving a silver Touareg
Just got in to Yosemite lodge this evening. I was somewhat chastened by the trip along 120 through the fire route. Some lucky home and business owners east of Groveland!
Watch out for an overloaded silver Land Rover
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Well I'm sure Graham's silver Land Rover beats my sort of slightly beat up old and worn AA yellow Disco. As for it being loaded to the gills with photo equipment, no doubt Graham wins by a landslide..no contest..LOL! Of course we'll never know unless I get in my car and immediately start driving 3000 miles. Would love though to join you all. Sound like it's going to be good times.
Load it up Dave and start the trek. You know our LRs have an affinity for each other wherever you go!
LOL...How right you are Graham! Just one thing...will you all still be there by the time I complete my trek . Seriously, looking forward to seeing all your great images.
Playing around with a pano:
Another set of Rim Fire victims:
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One more, my quick take on possibly the most iconic shot from Yosemite:
Valley view sunset, from three paces to the left of Jack
Question is, how many of you folks ended up on your butt slipping on that ice sheet you were all standing on?
LOL, yes it was certainly nasty footing there, but fortunately none of us fell prey to it -- and of course we were all lamenting we'd left our Yak Trax at home because of no snow
i thought they had pre-drilled holes there for your tripods...
A couple more from yesterday in the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias:
D800E with 17-35 at 35:
D800E with 17-35 at 17:
Barn Nikkor 24-120 f/4, D800e f/8
We need Rain and Snow! California and Yosemite is going to dry up.
Here is a shot from last Christmas, and it wasn't a heavy rain/snow year.
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Church at Chinese Camp
What lies beneath
Finally getting around to processing some up I plan on printing:
Merced Reflections #1:
One question though; Jack and Bob took the same Valley View shot from the same place(well, three steps apart), basically at the same time with the same type body/lens combo, but the colors are pretty far apart, any explanation?
Just wondering which is what?
Jack and I differ in our preferences in basic white balance, Jack prefers somewhat warmer and I prefer somewhat cooler. Since we were standing there for a fairly long time taking and re-taking this image, we both have several copies taken over that interval. I think mine is a few minutes later. Light is always changing, and there is plenty of room for personal interpretation of color and processing
Having been there the day before you folks I can tell you that at 5:09pm El Capitan is much redder than 5:04pm and also it's washed out at 5:11pm. As Bob said, it's also interpretive. My Phase One base images looked bland OOC as I'm sure Bob & Jack's DSLR images did (to a lesser degree perhaps).
I concur that often all it takes it a few minutes time difference for the dynamic lighting of a landscape to dramatically change. Often it's all about capturing that moment.
I'm aware of the light changes very rapidly, especially during sunset. The whole show disappears within a few minutes. But Bob and Jack's images were taken only a few seconds(21 seconds) apart, so was the question.
I have been at this "Valley View" scene numerous times, it's almost unbelievable not seeing any hint of snow/ice & mist in the images taken this time of year. Wondering if the horsetail falls(aka fire falls) will be visible next month.
Sparky16: 21 seconds is a lifetime ... But I'd agree that it's all about post processing and interpretation as Bob said.
I'd be sure to check water levels before making a trek for the fire fall shot. Right now the falls are very light compared to normal.
The way you're asking the question, it seems maybe you've never processed a raw file? (Or maybe you process with LR instead of C1 ----- KIDDING! )
In this kind of light, a tiny change to WB can make a significant appearance difference. Also, images are processed to render a look the artist wants or at the very least, how they remember the scene. If you want to know what the scene really looked like to the camera, here is the paired jpeg for my first frame straight out of the cam which is set to auto WB, manual exposure for full histo and no processing other than downsizing -- but be advised this is no more accurate than our processed versions above:
Correct WB in landscape is something you do not want . Every sunrise and sunset image ever shot would be mostly blue tone or 5600 kelvin. Not something you want. Written from the Mojave Desert sitting on a white throne. Back to driving. 8 hours to go. Sucks
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
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What was the white balance on your throne? Guessing it was way in the warm range. As far as eight hours from Yosemite, I have little sympathy given my own location... not to mention my current temperature in Maine. At least you were on the white throne for a while. Rock on.