# Thread: Fun with MF images

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Originally Posted by GrahamWelland
I use an app called Tilt Calculator on the iPhone. Your Rodie 40 on a full frame 40x54mm sensor @f/11 and 30in from the horizontal plane does indeed come out with a calculated tilt of precisely 3 degrees to give you everything from your toes to infinity in focus.

Nice to know that the theory and practice matched
Let's see... 40mm/30in .. at 25mm/in, so 40/750, but that's in radians, so multiply by 60, so 2400/750, and that's 3. Yep 3 degrees.

You need an app for that?

If our tilt indicators had more significant digits, I could see it, but the answer is usually rounded to the nearest half degree.

Now as for what wedge will be sharp - how high up in the trees will be clear - that you need to know sensor size and f-stop. Torger posted a truly wonderful paper on focus with tilts. VERY highly recommended.

--Matt

(I am, of course, joking about doing this mentally. Any calculation made at 5am is going to be wrong. )

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sandy Hook NJ
H4D-40
F/16 1/40 Sec. 70mm

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I've posted this viewpoint before but here's Cullasaja falls in NC last weekend. Leaves had started changing and had already fallen on some of the trees. Quick edit, still need to play around with the image a bit more. H4D-40, 35-90, 80mm 1.6 sec ISO 100

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Is it my imagination or does there seem to be an explosion of work in the MF section? I thought MF was dead?

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Originally Posted by MGrayson
(I am, of course, joking about doing this mentally. Any calculation made at 5am is going to be wrong. )
Is that just after you get up or before you go to bed?

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Originally Posted by Shashin

Is it my imagination or does there seem to be an explosion of work in the MF section? I thought MF was dead?

Rebirth. LOL

I want to come back. I was in heaven shooting the tech cam for the week in Maine. I like the process.

I even enjoyed very much shooting the Leica S this time around. Nice improvements since I shot it last when it came out. Its ready for prime time for Pros now. At least for me its a system I could get into now.

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Leica S2 + 70mm + SF 58 speed light

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Rick's lovely picture of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reminded me of my own trip there - also in September! (We might have met, Rick!)

So here's more of that "Explosion of work in the MF section".

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Summit Lake, Mt. Evans, CO
Phase One IQ180/Phase One DF/Phase One 28mm AF
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Cambo AE rodi 23 260 ach

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Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein
That is one of the best landscape shots I've seen this year.
Thank you Ben. I'm very appreciative of your thoughts toward my effort.

Rick

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[QUOTE=Bill Caulfeild-Browne;544650]Rick's lovely picture of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reminded me of my own trip there - also in September! (We might have met, Rick!)

It's too bad we didn't. I would have enjoyed the meeting. I was there between the 21st and the 29th. It looks like you have had quite the road trip - You've posted some splendid images. I have yet to do the Pictured Rocks boat tour. You've come away with exactly the type of photo that I hope to do eventually. Looks like it must be Grand Portal Arch during a sunset tour. Beautiful.

Rick

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[QUOTE=Woody Campbell;544614]Leica S2 + 70mm + SF 58 speed light

Very nice. There is a lot of humanity in that photo.

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Bill,

Do you mind mentioning your camera settings on your arch photo. I would think one would have to up the ISO in order to compensate for the boat vibrations. Did you use any kind of support (bracing, tripod, monopod)? Do you think the settings you used were adequate, or would you do anything different if you did it again. Your photo looks great, but it is a lowly jpg so its hard to critically judge. Thanks in advance.

Rick

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Here's a few more from Pictured Rocks - from last year. Bill may have seen this shoreline from his boat tour. I believe that Remnant Color which is Grand Portal Point is just above Bill's shot.

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Originally Posted by WildRover
Bill,

Do you mind mentioning your camera settings on your arch photo. I would think one would have to up the ISO in order to compensate for the boat vibrations. Did you use any kind of support (bracing, tripod, monopod)? Do you think the settings you used were adequate, or would you do anything different if you did it again. Your photo looks great, but it is a lowly jpg so its hard to critically judge. Thanks in advance.

Rick
My wife and I were at the park (we stayed in Munising) the 24 and 25th September!

I don't have access to the original file on this computer but it was the Mamiya 150D lens, using 1/1000 sec (shutter speed priority), using Sensor+ which would have been ISO 800. The aperture was likely close to wide open - that lens is critically sharp at full aperture which is why I was using it. (It's the only lens I took on the boat.)

It was definitely hand held - any bracing would have transmitted the boat's vibrations. But the water was extremely calm, which really helped.

I took about a hundred shots on the boat trip - less than half were truly sharp! I find that taking two or three in quick succession increases the chance of at least one being sharp!

There are a couple of others I'll post in a few days.

Hope this helps!
Bill

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I've just seen the latest you posted, Rick - wonderful!
Bill

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Thanks Bill for your reply. Your shooting technique is about what I had figured, but wasn't quite sure if a tripod type support would help or be a hindrance. Can't wait for more of your postings.

Rick

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Originally Posted by Shashin
Is that just after you get up or before you go to bed?
Either way, it's too late or too early.

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Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne
Wow Bill, this is fantastic!!

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Originally Posted by WildRover
Here's a few more from Pictured Rocks - from last year. Bill may have seen this shoreline from his boat tour. I believe that Remnant Color which is Grand Portal Point is just above Bill's shot.
Like to go here someday. Looks very interesting to me

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Guy,

First off, thanks for a wonderful site. This is a nice place to visit, hang out and share our work.

Pictured Rocks is a special place, for me anyway. It has some ext ordinary rock and sand features, long stretches of sand shoreline, waterfalls, inland lakes, a quiet deep woods charm, and most compelling is Lake Superior itself. Although there are a fair amount of sites close to the road, it's not really a road touring park. You have to get out and do the hikes. Generally, the hikes are easy compared to high elevation western areas. Some are short, but the best cliff areas near Mosquito and Chapel beach are about a three mile hike from the trailhead. Another mile and a half to the Grand Portal Point area. The park is easiest to photograph at sunset because it is canted to the west and the cliffs light up beautifully at sunset. This means that if you want to photograph some of the best cliff and shore areas, then it's either backcountry camping, or what I do, a long hike out with a headlamp. I've had a couple occasions of close by rustling, snorting and then a wild crashing through the underbrush - not me, but the night creatures I've come across.

Pictured Rocks is tucked away high in the midwest between Lakes Superior and Michigan and is far away from either coast. I think this helps to keep the visitation relatively low. A new super highway has been built between Munising and Grand Marais (compared to the twisting, narrow, rutted, washboarded, sandy, dusty, beautiful adventure of a road that once was). Zip, zip, and you can be from one end to the other in no time. What a shame. Anyway......if you ever decide to do some photography here, let me know. I might be able to help you plan your trip.

Rick

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H2/CF-39/120macro

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Full moon rising over Glen Canyon and Navajo Mountain, Utah.
Cambo WRS, Leaf Aptus II 7, SK 120 Aspheric.

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Originally Posted by WildRover
Here's a few more from Pictured Rocks - from last year. Bill may have seen this shoreline from his boat tour. I believe that Remnant Color which is Grand Portal Point is just above Bill's shot.
Thumbs up Rick!
Thanks for sharing.
Pramote

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Barr Lake State Park, CO
Phase One IQ180/Phase One DF/SK 55mm AF
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Hasselblad H4D-50 | HCD 4/28 | f4 | 0,5s | iso 50

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H3D-31 HC 28mm
Taken on June 2012
Lake Nockamixon, PA

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some days ago we had beautiful weather here in austria.
the fog gave the woods some sort of peace

all done with h3d.

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Roxborough State Park, CO
Phase One IQ180/Phase One DF/Phase One 75-150mm AF
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Originally Posted by photomgraphy
some days ago we had beautiful weather here in austria.
the fog gave the woods some sort of peace

all done with h3d.

Lovely shots, all of them! Congratulations!
Bill

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Ouimet Canyon, Ontario.

Sorry it's so tall!

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Some black and white from.........guess

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Originally Posted by WildRover
Some black and white from.........guess
Unusually nice B&W. Almost looks like film

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Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang
Unusually nice B&W. Almost looks like film
Jorgen,

Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you could find your way out of the Solar quagmire to take a peak over here.

These were with the Pentax 645D, so I'm glad you think they look traditional or classical - film like. Just processed in Lightroom and then to Photoshop. With Ghost Forest I did the black and white conversion with Silver Effects Pro. It's a new program for me, so I'm not too comfortable with it yet. To me, Ghost Forest and The Crowd seem a bit muddy, due only to my decision making while processing.

I took a short workshop with Charlie Cramer some years ago, and one of the things I remember is that after the image is processed with no clipping, he would do a lock down curve and then purposely clip the very darkest tones so as to produce a bit of total black. Also, something Jeff Schewe does is to add a very small amount of grain in Lightroom (1 or 2 setting - lots of roughness) which he says adds the appearance of more sharpness and also adds the look of grain. Lastly, as I've mentioned before in previous posts, I use Tony Kuypers TK Actions which really seems like cheating because it's so easy and has tremendous effect. I also do luminosity masking using his actions.

I only have the ability to print these small at the time, so not real sure what they will look like properly presented.

Rick

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First few shots from this year's Sculptures by the Sea exhibition in Bondi:

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_IGP4504Step7sRGBSMALL by Ed Hurst, Spiffing Pics, on Flickr[/IMG]

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_IGP4505Step8sRGBSMALL by Ed Hurst, Spiffing Pics, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Castaño Santo - in the national park of Sierra las Nieves, Spain.

Hasselblad H4D-50 | HC 3,5/35 | f16 | 2.0s | iso 50

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From this mornings walk in the woods. Ixpress 528C, 500cm, 50mm CFi

Another...

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Denver City Hall
Phase One IQ260/Cambo WRS AE/Rodie 23mm HRS
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Converted in SEP 2, not sure about the conversion.

S2 + 70mm

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Dog's eye view. S2 + 70mm.

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Denver Art Museum
Phase One IQ180/Cambo WRS AE/Rodie 23mm HRS
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Pramote
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"At the pool of memory" - one of my psychological landscape series - IQ180 55mm iso35, f22 at .3 of a second handheld in a wavy sort of way.

Mal