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Wis wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:23 am
Great pics Andrew. Cape Cod sounds wonderful.
Thanks! I’m feeling my way with B&W. it’s a different beast than color and requires a bit more forethought.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
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Great pics Andrew. Cape Cod sounds wonderful.
They are indeed. I’m inspired to do a little more digital darkroom work...monochrome and sepia can be so expressive.
Thanks!

For now, I’m shooting with a B&W preset then editing (very lightly) in either Apple Photos or Google Photos. I’m debating shooting RAW and stepping up to something more full featured like Lightroom. For now I’m going to focus on mastering exposure at the point of creation rather than trying to correct my mistakes after the fact.
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Back in the pre-digital era I had some success with a method I learnt from the great Ansel Adams on how to get the correct white balance without all that expensive technical stuff. Just measure exposure on a white sheet of paper, and open the aperture two whole steps (I think it was two). It worked like a charm.
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Back in the pre-digital era I had some success with a method I learnt from the great Ansel Adams on how to get the correct white balance without all that expensive technical stuff. Just measure exposure on a white sheet of paper, and open the aperture two whole steps (I think it was two). It worked like a charm.
Thanks for the tip! I’ll try that.
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Adams was, for me, the greatest landscape photographer of all – perhaps even the greatest photographer. The tonal range he achieved in his work was quite remarkable. I always kept a yellow filter on my camera when shooting in black and white, and occasionally would use a red filter to enhance dramatic skies.
These days I just use the iPhone camera, or occasionally a small Canon Digital. I do enjoy editing, and turning fairly average colour shots into something a lot better.

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Adams was, for me, the greatest landscape photographer of all – perhaps even the greatest photographer. The tonal range he achieved in his work was quite remarkable. I always kept a yellow filter on my camera when shooting in black and white, and occasionally would use a red filter to enhance dramatic skies.
These days I just use the iPhone camera, or occasionally a small Canon Digital. I do enjoy editing, and turning fairly average colour shots into something a lot better.


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What I love about Ansel Adams is that his work in the dark room creating the final print was just as important and a part of the process as the initial exposure.

For me, Henri Cartier-Bresson is the photographer I admire most. For contemporary photographers, Steve McCurry blows me away.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Adams was, for me, the greatest landscape photographer of all – perhaps even the greatest photographer. The tonal range he achieved in his work was quite remarkable. I always kept a yellow filter on my camera when shooting in black and white, and occasionally would use a red filter to enhance dramatic skies.
These days I just use the iPhone camera, or occasionally a small Canon Digital. I do enjoy editing, and turning fairly average colour shots into something a lot better.


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Excellent picture Steve. Very Adamsesque. I agree, his landscapes are wonderful. I must find his book that I have, with all these fabulous images.
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Wis wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Excellent picture Steve. Very Adamsesque. I agree, his landscapes are wonderful.
Thank you, Bjørn. There are lots of elements I really love working with in black-and-white, because they just work so well. Clouds are an obvious example, along with stonework, doorways and arches, chiaroscuro and the play of light on water.

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:43 pm
Wis wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Excellent picture Steve. Very Adamsesque. I agree, his landscapes are wonderful.
Thank you, Bjørn. There are lots of elements I really love working with in black-and-white, because they just work so well. Clouds are an obvious example, along with stonework, doorways and arches, chiaroscuro and the play of light on water.


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There is something special about b/w pictures. They convey the essence of the motive in a way that a colour picture struggles to do. Very fine pictures there Steve.
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