G3 at a Civil War Encampment

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by RonSmith, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. RonSmith

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  2. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Love the detail that the G3 can capture, and have long been attracted to that lens - but all credit to the photographer. Very good.
     
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  3. crsnydertx

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    #1 is my favorite - the black-and-white treatment definitely gives it an historical feel.

    But...I like 'em all!
     
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  4. ssgreenley

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    Isn't it against the law to put up civil war photos without giving any of them the Sepia treatment?!?
     
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  5. RonSmith

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    Only when they are actively engaged in combat.
     
  6. Duke Mac

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    Great Pictures! Thanks for Sharing.
     
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  7. sLorenzi

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    I saw them on flickr yesterday, and like them a lot, being number one my favourite. Excellent tones and perfect dynamic range control.
     
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  8. RT_Panther

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    Yep,
    You can do some great stuff with the Leica! :thumbup:
     
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  9. Iconindustries

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    Very clear images Ron. I really like the white hair shine in the black and white ones.
     
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  10. RonSmith

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  11. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Ron,

    I loved your set. I'm a history buff anyhow, this was right up my ally, and the images were beautiful.

    I'm actually in Manassas, Va now and took several photos at The Manassas Battleground Park yesterday. I think most casual observers know it as the Battle of Bull Run.

    Thanks for the great set.

    Alan
     
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  12. RonSmith

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  13. pjohngren

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    These are all terrific. I have not had a chance to use my G3 with the Pan/Leica 45 but will definately do so soon. I especially liked the black and white images. The detail is amazing and the backgrounds only enhance everything.

    Did you use a black and white setting, or did you do the black and white in post processing?
     
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  14. John M Flores

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    Excellent photos Ron!
     
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  15. RonSmith

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    Thanks! These are all processed from RAW. At the moment, pending the anticipated ACR update, I'm using the trial version of Capture One, converting the RAW to a TIFF, which I then open in CS5. I do the B&W conversion in ACR, open in Photoshop and do some various adjustments, USM and cropping.

    I'm going to try shooting some B&W JPEGs and compare them to B&W processed from RAW to see how much difference there is in detail and tone. Should be interesting.
     
  16. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I will be very interested in what you find out. Thanks!
     
  17. c5karl

    c5karl Mu-43 Regular

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    I managed to wangle press credentials for the 150th anniversary re-enactment of First Manassas in July, which means I got a nice platform to shoot from (and just as importantly, preferential parking).

    These were all shot handheld with my 45-200 & G2.

    The biggest challenge was keeping reminders of modernity like power lines out of frame.

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