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    Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Quick trip to Utah with the M8...


    90mm Cron



    75mm Lux (with b&w 92 IR filter)



    75mm Lux (with b&w 92 IR filter)



    50mm Sonnar
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utqh

    (continued)



    zeiss 18mm



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    90mm cron



    50mm sonnar

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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utqh

    ... all taken today... IR processed with capture one (beta 4), color processed with lightroom 1.3. haven't had a chance to do anything else (photoshop) with them yet.


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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    the above image, captured with an IR filter...



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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    My favorite by far: the little stone with the 90 Cron. Awesome shot!
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Jim will be our guest instructer in Moab workshop teaching how to shoot IR images so this will be a nice learning experience for those that attend.
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    from this morning, Bryce















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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    .... and this afternoon.. a short ways from the Wave
















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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    btw.. these have all been done on my laptop.. so color/contrast not ideal yet (need to wait til i get home to do final processing)

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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Jim:

    It doesn't look like you are having much luck with the weather. The flat lighting doesn't give you much sense of scale or texture. This light seems to only work in the third shot, the IR with the 75mm Summilux.

    I was in Bryce a few years back at about this time of year and the snow really adds to the picture. I was lucky and had blue skies with clouds and some snow. The blue skies contrast really well with the reddish colours of Bryce.

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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Hi Jim:

    I have to say your images look pretty flat and desaturated. I Suspect you forgot to convert to sRGB before posting?

    I pulled these posted jpegs into CS, assigned sRGB and optimised levels which also increased contrast a bit and added some saturation, but frankly if they were mine, I'd bump saturation even a little more... Anyway, I think the results are a bit improved for web view. (I also did these on my laptop, so appologies in advance if I made them worse!):
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Here's my take on one of the IR shots. Levels optimised and a local contrast increase.
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    I did this one
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    You can bump contrast, local sharpness and saturation all you want but it will still not add shadows and depth like early morning or evening sun.

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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    I just went back to look at the slides from my 2003 trip to Bryce. I learned a couple things.

    1.) The most dramatic slides are almost impossible to scan. This is where Jim's flatter lighting would have helped.

    2.) Digital is a lot quicker than film. I probably spent an hour by the time I picked a slide turned on the scanner and figured out how to scan again.

    Here is one of the images, probably shot with the 35-70mm F4 using the R9 and Kodak E100VS.


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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Robsteve is right. Good photoshop technique is important, but there is nothing like good light. I enjoy going back to landscapes several times, or until the light is what I am looking for. Regards. DR

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    You can bump contrast, local sharpness and saturation all you want but it will still not add shadows and depth like early morning or evening sun.

    Nothing beats great light. Photography is all about the light. If i do anything well in photography this is it. I need to do a workshop in this area
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Nothing beats great light. Photography is all about the light. If i do anything well in photography this is it. I need to do a workshop in this area
    I suggest Moab and Arches National Park I was there a few days after Bryce. I will see if I have any decent slides to scan.

    Here is my Bryce shot again. Guy, you need to allow a few more posts per page.



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    let me look at that you mean amount like increase to 20 posts on a page. i think you the user has that control but i will check
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    Increased to 25 posts per page and also added forum jump
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Hell getting pretty good at this software , just don't tell Jack he will make me do it all the time. ROTFLMAO
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    let me look at that you mean amount like increase to 20 posts on a page. i think you the user has that control but i will check
    Guy, who are you responding to? Posts per page is a user preference setting and 25 is a seting available. We could make it 100 posts per page, but the issue is site load speed --- as you increase the posts per page, site load speed decreases significantly, especially for folks in areas with slower connections...
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    To Robert see above
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    To Robert see above
    He can set it for himself... I still don't understand if that's what he is complaining about --- he was mentioning it before the 20 post setting had kicked in...
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    Hmmm not sure either.
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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    He can set it for himself... I still don't understand if that's what he is complaining about --- he was mentioning it before the 20 post setting had kicked in...
    I found it. I was under the control panel. Skimming through the setting expecting to see numbers like 25, so skipped over the setting which was "use forum default."

    One suggestion, if possible, can the thread load with place holders for the images, scaled to the size of the image. On a thread like this, it is hard to scroll through it because the page length keeps changing as the images load.

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    Re: Field Report from Kanab Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post

    One suggestion, if possible, can the thread load with place holders for the images, scaled to the size of the image.
    It works that way for attached images, but it cannot be set when the images are directly linked like Jim's are. Also, increasing thread count per page makes the problem WORSE instead of attenuating it, which was the main reason I set it at 20 threads per page to begin with...

    I've set us back to a default of 20, which I think is a more optimal performance/readability setting for the general membership... Individuals that want to change this, can select from 10 to 50 in increments of 5 or 10 if they prefer something different...

    Cheers,
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    Thanks Jack ,yes 25 was acting kind of strange
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