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Revisiting Hale Farm


Exposure was 2 seconds at f22. Lee 0.6 hard NDG. Gitzo 1325/Acratech ball head. Cropped. Levels adjusted in Ektaspace using Photoshop CS2.

Awarded First Place for Color Pictorial in the 2008 Erie Shores Photography Contest.

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Thanks Sean. I was getting a bit tired of Winter so I dredged this one up from last year. Regards.
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Wow Walter!! You are sandbagging bigtime to keep this in the vault. I would have been working this file the day the slide came back and posting it ASAP. The reeds in the water break up the reflection in a positive way. One might think we are listing to the left, but I think the hillside on the right gives that impression. This is a complete photo story. My only jab is maybe it could use a pinch of contrast locally on the land portion. I would'nt touch the sky. Great moment you have preserved. BTW, a 6/6 was the highest rating P.N. would allow me to give (you were gracious enough to give me a 7 recently). If I gave you a 3/3 without an explanation, that would be OK though.
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Well Mark, I simply must review my future rating policies so as to not hinder the accrual of high ratings on my noble efforts ;0) That rating must have been on your Red Wall photograph.


Seriously, though, I appreciate your visit and comment. Regarding the contrast, I would be interested in knowing on what kind of monitor you are viewing this on. At home, I have a CRT that I calibrated and profiled with my Eye1 colorimeter just prior to the workup of this image. I am fairly happy with the gamma level in the midground. At the office I have an LCD and the gamma is probably a good 0.2 point higher, not to mention a much higher luminance value; the resultant image contrast looks awful on that monitor. Well, awful may be too strong, but it is at least not as I intended it to look. For example, at home I have good definition throughout the sky, but at the office the extreme highlight in the upper right quadrant is blowing out. I may make a trial Chromira print of this and that will be the proof of the pudding, so to say.


Now, I want you to promise me to come back here in two weeks so that you may properly correct your rating to that well deserved 7/7! Regards.

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Thanks Kim, hope you are well. How is your property sale progressing? I hope all is well in that department, too.


I was discussing this photograph with a colleague today at the office. He, and others, have me almost convinced that I should apply a somewhat stronger S-curve to this. But here I am, at home, looking at this again on my monitor and I can't really bring myself to do that. I like the subtle midground contrast level. But as a test, I will aquiesce and try the suggested S-curve in the accompanying attachment. In addition, I am resubmitting the original upload with a small color correction on the steeple but with the contrast unchanged, and I cloned out an objectionable bit of weed in the foreground. Regards.

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To me, it was perfect as posted. Now if our property looked like this, we would have it sold already! :) We are currently maintaining TWO mortgages, not much fun, but the market has slowed considerably in S Texas. We LOVE the new place, though. Being 10 minutes from work is great. The only birds here are blackbirds & sandhill cranes (so far) and for animals, cows close by. Will have to get out with my camera soon.
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Well, hang in there Kim. Spring is just around the corner and the housing market should be improving. I've been through the 2-mortage wringer, so I empathize with you. Regards.
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Whoa! I missed it ... I had been checking back every few days to see if you had new "stuff". :-)


I love the perfect exposure on this and the fabulous colors. It's gorgeous!!

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Lou Ann, your comment is much appreciated! Thank you, too, Sumon Regards.
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Dave and Mark, I am especially pleased by your visits and comments since I consider both of you examples to learn from. I am also pleased with your comment Marsha, as well. Kind of all of you to stop by. Regards to all.
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