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High Voltage

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Rich M, May 20, 2010.

  1. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Contax G 90/2.8 (f/8, 1/250, ISO100) PP in C1/LR

    p597798923-5.
     
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  2. sinjin

    sinjin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 15, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Wow, that is beautiful. Well done.

    There's a feeling, more that a look, of softness to it that I really like.

    Can you explain your post process better, please?

    Thanks!
     
  3. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Essex UK
    Yep

    I really like that shot, tells me something.


    I would be so tempted to touch that fence just to see, of course I would put my Camera down first, wouldn't want to break it
     
  4. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    really crisp and smooth at the same time and i just like the photo overall
    thanks for sharing
     
  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Beautiful!

    Antonio
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Really nice, Rich! Great find and a super presentation.
     
  7. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Thanks all for your nice comments. It means a lot.

    Sinjin....there is not a lot of tweaking here. It was a very late in the day IR and due to the low angle of the sun and shadows, I did not expect to get a lot.

    I converted the RAW file in C1, sharpened it in CS4 and brought it back into LR where I slightly saturated the yellows/oranges. That about it.

    The subject is on an old cattle ranch where they have reclaimed crossbars from old powerlines and used it for fencing.

    Again everyone.....thanks for the comments.

    R
     
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  8. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    great stuff
     
  9. Jonas B

    Jonas B Guest

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    Apr 23, 2010
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    That's a nice image Rich.
    It grabbed my attention at first glance (the fake IR?) and then my eyes had a nice walk around it exploring details. A bit brighter?
    I like the High Voltage signs...

    Jonas
     
  10. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Thanks Jonas....actually it's "real" IR shot with my converted GH1 shot at sunset. (That might explain the muted tones).

    R
     
  11. Jonas B

    Jonas B Guest

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    Apr 23, 2010
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Real IR... OK, I just assumed it was "fake". It grabbed my attention anyway, nicely done.

    /Jonas
     
  12. sinjin

    sinjin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 15, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Pardon my ignorance! I assume "real" IR means with an IR filter and that your "converted GH1" refers to having a Contax G lens mounted (for which I'm jealous), correct? Thanks for helping me with this as I'm keen to learn!

    Cheers
     
  13. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Sinjin......a few months back, I had my GH1 converted to IR by Precision Camera in CT.....so no filters.

    Precision Camera - Infrared Digital Camera Conversion Service

    I am using the Contax G 90/2.8 with an adapter to the :43: mount.

    R
     
  14. sinjin

    sinjin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 15, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Ahh. Ok now it all falls into place. I hadn't realized such a service existed. Thanks for walking me through!
     
  15. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

    655
    Mar 14, 2010
    Toronto
    .. and a round of applause for the Zeiss Contax G90

    Bokeh D
     
  16. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    :clapping: ...........I agree.
     
  17. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Toronto
    For me the photo makes it because of the resolution in the patina of the sign, and the detail along the cutout edges of the stamped figures. From there, everything else just sorta flows. My eye keeps on coming back to this place, and if it wasn't for the foregoing this lingering return might not have happened. Weird eh?

    Bokeh D
     
  18. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Bokeh.....I wish I knew in advance what makes a good picture. I do know that after owning cameras for almost 50 years, that my level or ability as a photographer has grown more in the past year since getting into the :43: format than for any other time.

    Part of it is having a good camera and lenses always with me. Part of it is just shooting primes. I don't know what the other contributors are, but I do know that I am LOVING it.

    Thanks for your positive comments.

    R
     
  19. Richard W

    Richard W Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    Sydney Australia
    I don't necessarily know what makes a good photo either but I know I like this one.

    Thanks for showing Rich.