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Marlyn

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« on: January 29, 2008, 09:15:24 PM »

I'd like to share my favourite shot from a Recent trip to Central Australia.



Shooting Info:
Toyo 4x5 View Camera,  Nikkor 135mm lens and 6x12 Horseman Roll film Holder with Fuji Velvia 100F / 120 Roll film

Shot is a pair of 6x12 slides, scanned on epson v700 and stiched in Photoshop.  I "think" it was f22 at approx 3 seconds.

Image has been printed on 36" Canvas at 24"x88"  and looks amazing (to me).


Regards

Mark.



PS: Whilst I love the result,  Would enjoy comments that could make it 'better'.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 09:06:04 AM »

I think its a touch saturated for my taste.  The natural saturation of this type of light is normally enough for me on its own. IŽd also like to see a bit more info on the left of the image, maybe where the hill ends, then crop.  Solid image overall though.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 09:09:56 AM »

So, I just opened this up in photoshop and adjusted a little the saturation-contrast to my taste to illustrate what I was saying.  Hope you take no offense in me touching your file.
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Marlyn

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2008, 04:56:13 PM »

Thanks for your comments, no problem playing with the file. I appreciate the effort.

The Saturation of the rock is actually as-shot, it hasn't been boosted, but of course it was shot on Velvia-100F which tends to saturate quite a lot anyway.    I agree it looks overly-saturated though on the web.  Whats interesting is on paper (canvas) it looks a lot better.

As they say in the cookbooks 'season to taste' !

Mark.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 12:59:05 AM »

nice look,Marlyn  What canvas and printer?
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 07:40:59 AM »

Epson Premier Art, Water resistant Canvas,   printed on an Epson 11880 printer.

Looks great, now I just need to figure out what to do with it !.  

Mark
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008, 05:43:06 PM »

I have done the trip up through central Australia and across the top end through the Kimberley. The colours are very saturated in that region, particularily around sunset. Here is an example. This colour only lasted about 10 minutes at sunset.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008, 05:52:54 PM »

Have just had a look at my image on a different (uncalibrated) monitor and it looks very muddy. So not sure if the saturated reds will be seen by all.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2008, 02:46:31 AM »

Rainbow valley, nice spot.

Here is one I took of the same location last trip, however I really want to go back there at a better time of day, and especially if I can time it for after some rain in the salt lake.

Canon 5D,  Crop from a 6 Shot pano stitch.

Your right about the colour though, on Chambers pillar it lasted maybe 10 mins, if that.


Mark
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 04:36:39 PM »

Quote from: condit79,Jan 30 2008, 02:06 PM
I think its a touch saturated for my taste.  The natural saturation of this type of light is normally enough for me on its own.

Hi condit79,
I'm not sure where you are, but if you have not been to Central Australia you may not realise how saturated the colours are. No industry, few people means very clear air- almost impossible in the Northern Hemisphere or SE Asia. High mineral content sometimes makes the landscape look like it is painted with pure pigment. Forget Adobe RGB.
Cheers,
Brian
www.pharoseditions.com.au
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2008, 02:38:37 PM »

This is my first posting to this forum having just joined.

We were just in West Australia and I can concur that the lighting is such that saturation is not a problem . The shot enclosed was done in mid day near Cerventes on the coast South of Kalbarri.

While in Fremantle, I stumbled upon the Adam Monk  Gallery[/URL]www.adammonk.com] and his panoramas on film are very saturated and spectacular.

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