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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: cjogo on March 21, 2014, 01:06:34 AM

Title: TAOS
Post by: cjogo on March 21, 2014, 01:06:34 AM
Walking the Tribes Path
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Post by: cjogo on March 21, 2014, 01:14:40 AM
To the Church ...........
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Post by: cjogo on March 21, 2014, 01:17:39 AM
Only had 3 rolls of colour slide -- 12 exposure  
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Post by: cjogo on March 21, 2014, 01:32:46 AM
Main Adobe Dwelling
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Post by: cjogo on March 21, 2014, 01:43:59 AM
Some Detail along the Entry ways
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Post by: Chris Calohan on March 23, 2014, 09:51:22 AM
To the Church ...........

This looks more like Chimayo. I've shot this many-many times making Salt prints.
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Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on March 23, 2014, 11:25:30 AM
1 and 4 kick ass when b/w converted with darkening blue channel and playing with reds and yellows.
2 and 3 sort of as well.
5 - not sure.

Cheers
~Chris
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: cjogo on March 23, 2014, 01:53:14 PM
This looks more like Chimayo. I've shot this many-many times making Salt prints.

Just the TAOS area -- I think the Church was in CHIMAYO ---- I just drove for a day --- North of Sante Fe
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: cjogo on March 23, 2014, 01:57:02 PM
1 and 4 kick ass when b/w converted with darkening blue channel and playing with reds and yellows.
2 and 3 sort of as well.
5 - not sure.

Cheers
~Chris

I have all of these on B&W film , of course   ( swapping backs through the day ) --Just a had a few rolls of color  > for fun that trip.
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on March 23, 2014, 02:22:07 PM
Allow me to introduce a variation I pulled from your color file.
I flipped it to make it comparable to the b/w file.
I made 2 different color adjustments and blended these - sky was converted differently than the lower part.
I also used a local curves on the bright path in the front.
For a final version I might to it a little bit brighter, but I'll stop here and keep the surreal look.
Cheers
~Chris
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: RSL on March 23, 2014, 02:28:36 PM
Yes, the church is in Chimayo but the pueblo looks like Taos Pueblo.
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: cjogo on March 23, 2014, 02:34:21 PM
Allow me to introduce a variation I pulled from your color file.
I flipped it to make it comparable to the b/w file.
I made 2 different color adjustments and blended these - sky was converted differently than the lower part.
I also used a local curves on the bright path in the front.
For a final version I might to it a little bit brighter, but I'll stop here and keep the surreal look.
Cheers
~Chris


Guess I should had used a Red R25 or a polarizer :-)
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on March 23, 2014, 02:40:12 PM
Guess I should had used a Red R25 or a polarizer :-)

That's why I needed two conversions mixed together, the black sky conversion ruined the pueblos.
I also needed to convert the file to 16 bit, add grain to the sky and then blur it to get rid of dust bunnies and banding.
Cheers
~Chris
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: cjogo on March 23, 2014, 02:44:39 PM
One of my favorites from that trip ....
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Post by: cjogo on March 23, 2014, 02:46:27 PM
That's why I needed two conversions mixed together, the black sky conversion ruined the pueblos.
I also needed to convert the file to 16 bit, add grain to the sky and then blur it to get rid of dust bunnies and banding.
Cheers
~Chris

Lots of good tricks CHRIS ~!   -- guess I'm too old school ...  I shot it the natural way :::: never thinking that 10 years later they would have Photoshop :-)
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: cjogo on March 23, 2014, 03:00:31 PM
Just happened to be scanning '89 Switzerland trip -- grabbed some clouds  :-) 
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Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on March 23, 2014, 03:19:23 PM
Just happened to be scanning '89 Switzerland trip -- grabbed some clouds  :-) 

Welcome to the new world of digital photography ....
Cheers
~Chris
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: cjogo on March 23, 2014, 04:03:27 PM
Welcome to the new world of digital photography ....
Cheers
~Chris

I've learned a few tricks -- add one or two a year ::  scanning techniques are discovered every few years ";}
Title: Re: TAOS
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 23, 2014, 04:52:26 PM
One of my favorites from that trip ....

I like it.  You did a good job of saddling the white horse with the shadow.
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Post by: James Clark on March 23, 2014, 08:58:41 PM
Looks like you took the High Road?  I love that trip. Thanks for sharing the pix!