Wednesday Landscapes, 29 August 2018

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. You are invited to upload one or more of your landscape photos and, if you’d like, to accompany your image with some commentary: challenges you faced in making the image? your intent for the image? settings? post-processing decisions? why you did what you did? the place and time? or an aspect you’d like feedback on? And please feel free to ask questions of others who have posted images or to join the discussion. If you don’t feel like using words, that’s OK too—unaccompanied images (or unaccompanied words, for that matter) are also very much welcomed. As for the technicalities, the usual forum guidelines apply: files < 1 MB; image size <1000 px maximum dimension.

    That was a stunning group of photos last week—I’d have loved to have any one of them hanging on my wall.

    This week I’m still pondering the harsh light of—in this case—high noon. This particular image had fairly brief window of time in which it would work. When I got to the site about a half-hour earlier at a little past noon, the background spruce trees were nice and dark, but so were the apple trees; and about 15 minutes after I made the photo, there was enough sunlight on the spruces that the apple trees no longer glowed.

  2. Zion N.P., Utah. (Canham DLC, 90mm f/8 Schneider Super Angulon, Velvia)

  3. Pajarito Church at Black Mesa, San Idelfonso Pueblo, New Mexico. (Canjam DLC, Nikkor 75mm f/4.5 SW, Velvia)

    Note: I posted a B&W image of this same view last week, they were both made just a few minutes apart.

  4. Untitled_Panorama1.jpg Five hand held images were merged in PS, then cropped for this pano composition.
  5. capitol reef panorama navaho knobs s.jpg Another panoramic composition. This one is of the Navaho Knobs trail at Capitol Reef National Park. Seven images taken in portrait orientation using a tripod were merged in Photoshop CS5. There are seven hikers on the trail on the right side of the image, who are hard to notice, unless you are looking for them.
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  6. I am having a hard time deciding which of the color or black and white versions of the panorama I like the best. Posting the color version immediately above the black and white version tends to overwhelm the more subtle black and white version if viewed simultaneously. capitol reef panorama navaho knobs BW s.jpg
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  7. Leslie - I sometimes find that mid-day lighting works well for black and white photos (such as used in many of Edward Weston's Death Valley photos). You might try converting your lovely, as is, photo to black and white and see what you think.
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  8. A9F6B776-23F3-433B-8203-0F27DD2B6769.jpeg This is my first submission to this forum. This image was taken yesterday morning at Gravelly Point, VA. It was so humid around 6am that my windshield took all of 30 minutes to dry and the side windows took much longer. I thought I wanted to take a photo of the humidity East across the Potomac River. This is that image taken with my Canon 5D Mark IV, 100mm Prime, f/2.8, ISO 200 with no additional edits. In order for the image to be visible here I loaded it to LR and then saved the small image to my tablet. There are nine rowers in a kayak and a separate person in a motorized boat in the center of the image... I didn’t see them until I uploaded the image to LR. Hazy, hot and humid!
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  9. NM-Mission-nr-Pojoaque-BW.jpg
  10. Nikon F, 28mm-85mm Nikkor, Tri-X, EI800, D76.
    garden silhouette.jpg
  11. Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde N.P., Colorado, 1990. (Deardorff 8x10, Kodak 10" f/6.3 Wide Field Ektar, Tri-X)

  12. Pajarito Church, with Sangre de Cristo range as a backdrop, San Idelfonso Pueblo, New Mexico, 1990. (Deardorff 8x10, Kodak 10" f/6.3 Wide Field Ektar, Tri-X) This spot is just a few miles south of Hernandez, NM, where Adams made his famous Moonrise image.

  13. Leslie you put up a nice image this week. In fact I thank all the images posted are very good. I am posting a mid day image. TrailBlanchard082018_1_1.jpg
  14. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    I would like to see true monochrome - I think it would be stronger than the sepia which I see on my monitor. As to comparing - preferred hair color of S/O.
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  15. Thanks for your comments Sandy. I went with sepia toning to suggest the warm colors of the sandstone. For comparison, here is a black and white rendition that has not been toned. capitol reef panorama navaho knobs BW s no toning.jpg .
  16. Olympus XA, Kodak Pro-image 100, home C41 developing. An image from a test roll. I usually include a landscape when I test newly acquired vintage 35mm cameras. Very light post processing was done, hardly any, but sharpening was really necessary

    XA Landscape test 4 copy 2.jpg
  17. Cloud detail from ominous storm building a few miles from my apartment last night.

    Leica Monochrome, Type 246, and 135mm f3.4 APO Telyt..


    and 90mm f2 APO Summicron..


  18. Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia 18431905-orig.jpg
  19. In the vicinity of Phoenix, Arizona fullsizeoutput_3ce6copy2 copy.jpg

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