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Posted January 17, 2011
Very nice. Love the reflection of the grass. Ben
Posted January 18, 2011
Exquisite colours and reflections of the grass and with such a variety of colour and texture in the background trees too. It would be interesting to a see a portrait version of this shot also.
Very well done!
Posted January 19, 2011
Thanks everyone for your comments. The low sun was really cooperating that day. That always helps. Not sure what you had in mind Alf, but here's a vertical. Alan.
Posted January 20, 2011
The original is a very nice image, nice colors, but the second vertical composition has more stronger effect on the subject. The fallen wood and less foreground highlighting the composition more. It has a more positive focal point. IMHO.
Posted February 1, 2011
I'm in agreement with most of the positive comments above and have a couple of my own. First, it's good to see you having fun with the RB67, a camera I used to own, which I foolishly sold at a low moment many years ago. My shot of the ship launch in my 20th Century folder was taken with this camera. As for this shot, I find the saturation a tad high & I was wondering if you were using Portra 160VC or 400VC. (or some other high saturation film) I tend to favour the NC version (lower saturation), adding any saturation if required in Photoshop. I also favour your vertical version as I think the dead wood branches fall at a better place in the frame in it and reduces or minimizes the strong effect of your much brighter foreground grasses. One other opinion to ponder. Best, LM.
Posted February 2, 2011
Len: thanks for your comments. The vertical does have it's qualities. I can't decide which one I like more so I'll keep both! The film was old Velvia 50 which really saturated a lot. It was taken about 15 years ago, I believe with a 350mm so I could zoom in. It was quite bright that late in the day. The grass in the background was glowing orange although I probably added a little saturation PP, maybe a little too much. Here's a shot of the area taken from the camera position. This shot was with a 50mm. You can see the orange grass in the background and notice it was very orange.
I picked up some Portra 160vc and 160nc to play around with, but not yet the new Portra 400. I haven't had a chance to get out there yet to shoot. I came very close to getting rid of my RB67 too; it's been sitting in the closet for years, declining in value by leaps and bounds. Reading the photo forums about film and having scanned my old films have sparked a re-interest in shooting it again. I always liked the slow and deliberate way of shooting with the RB67 on a tripod. My photography definitely improves. Alan
Posted February 13, 2011
La segunda versión me gusta mucho, excelente color y luz. Te felicito.
Un cordial saludo, Joaquín.
Posted March 1, 2011
Wonderfull shot, great explosion of colours and tones. I like the composition with the foreground water reads and then the water to forest background a very well sort picture and great that you shot it on film. I also have a Mamiya RZ67. I look foreward to using it again soon. Best regards Carl
Posted April 19, 2011
I like how the colors interact with the composition here, great work.
Best regards Tore
Posted May 27, 2011
Very beautiful!! I love it.
Posted June 4, 2011
There is nothing like the results from using larger format photography. Outstanding !
I like both presentations that you have posted here.
Posted March 4, 2012
WOW that is a very cool picture. Eye catching!
Andrew. Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated. The low sun on the right really made the colors "pop". Alan.
Posted February 8, 2019
Wonderful picture. I love the colors and the difference in textures between the grass/water and leaves.
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