Wednesday Landscapes, 7 October 2020

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Oct 7, 2020.

  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.

    This January I had decided to post more non-landscape-orientation landscape photos this year, and I just realized that I’m beginning to run out of year. So as a start, I dove back into the archives to see what I had. This is a (far) upstream view on my local river, and is a scan of a Superia 400 negative from about 20 yrs ago. I had a surprising amount of trouble color-correcting the Superia scans. I once again resorted to editing in Lab mode in PS, and this version is very close to the colors in the original print.

  2. No trouble at all with the color correction - I just converted to B&W :) Especially in images of landscapes with fog, I often find the color information distracting.
  3. Really nice image. From time to time I also open up my old negative and transparency files and occasionally scan one or two.. Sometimes I think I was a better photographer then than I am now.
    As convenient as digital is, the old manual film equipment forced one to think and take time before shooting. I suppose that is why, in the last year, I have been re-acquiring
    film camera equipment, mostly in medium and large format. This Covid-19 lockdown has put a crimp in my efforts, so I am patiently waiting to crawl out of hiding and get to shooting.
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  4. One of my favorite images from the redwood forests of Del Norte County, CA.

    Landscape 10-7-20.JPG
  5. grand canyon cactus 10Scan-190921-0005.jpg
    Photo taken on a 1999 Colorado River trip through the Grand Canyon, Canon F1 camera using 35mm Kodak Gold 100 negative film, DSLR "scan".

    I too have a hard time getting the colors right. I use Viewscan software to invert the negative image and then Photoshop CC for further color correction. I usually start with "auto color" and then fiddle with "hue/saturation" for the various colors. My old Kodachrome slides are much easier to deal with, but Grand Canyon landscapes typically have areas of deep shadows combined with areas of bright sunshine, so color negative film, with it's wider exposure latitude, worked better back in the film era.

    If I ever get back to using film it will be with my 4x5 Wista field camera using black and white film, and for the reasons that jamesevidon expresses. I can develop the film myself and then make DSLR "scans", which are easy to invert in Photoshop. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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  6. Glenn, by ‘right’, do you mean accurate or pleasing?
  7. try not to go up the mountain if there is a storm o_O
    009LAN El Lobo-Tormenta-Rayos C28.jpg Canon F-1n. Canon FD 28. Ektachrome 400
  8. Hopefully, both. In the case of this photo, I would go for pleasing. Perhaps a little less yellow and the greens of the cactus being more saturated?
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  9. Granite Dells. Prescott,Arizona IMG_99_2-reduced.jpg
  10. Koli, North Karelia, Finland

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