LIVING ROOM

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Paris, France

Posted by Gaël Soucheleau on 2019-10-08 17:52:00

Tagged: , france , paris , summer , light , portrait , lisa , people , friend , girl , women , cactus , home , living , room , sun , sunrise , sunset , homesweethome , cosy , lifestyle , computer , mac , apple , canon , sigma , art , lens , Photography , photograph , artofvisual , 35mm , parisian , parisianlife , folk , black , BlackandWhite , noiretblanc , dust , architecture

Faux 4×5

Faux 4x5

Well, I think I have the technique down now. This is at least as good technically as any 4×5 I ever shot.

It’s an HDR composite of 63 exposures on the 5D, three rows of seven frames at -2, 0 and +2EV. Stitched in PTGui, tonemapped in CS3. The full resolution image is about 150 MP or so. I uploaded a fairly big version so that anyone who’s interested can check it out. View large or huge (>3000 pixels).

A few notes: making these images is fairly labour intensive. It’s certainly not an ‘easy alternative’ to 4×5. In fact, in terms of difficulty, it’s a wash. There are a billion things that can go wrong when you’re shooting 4×5 and the same is true here. You have to learn a ton of technical stuff to shoot and process 4×5 properly, and the same here.

If you want to shoot RAW, you’re using about a gigabyte of storage for every composite. That’s eight shots if you carry an 8 gig card into the field. Practically speaking, you don’t really lose any quality by shooting big jpegs because of the huge dynamic range BUT you lose the ability to forego HDR (if movement ruins the shot, say) and pull the RAWs from the 0EV exposure. You just have to pray your JPEGs are good enough.

A few more tech details. Camera shake is a potential problem. I am using a Nodal Ninja which is borderline for the 5D at low shutter speeds. Anything under 1/60 I stead it with my hand. Under 1/30 I use mirror lockup. I always use a cable release.

Another wrinkle is the speed of the camera when writing to the card. With jpegs, you’re usually okay. The camera dumps the images about as fast as you shoot them. But with RAWs there’s no way the camera can keep up. So you end up waiting with your finger on the cable release as the camera churns through the -2, 0, 2 EV brackets. It’s boring.

Batteries are something of an issue. I left the kit in my car one night and the next day went out to shoot in -10C weather. The camera wouldn’t even turn on. I guess I could have warmed up the batteries next to my body but instead I went home.

Finally, it’s not obvious, but I’m not framing these in any conventional sense. I’m just picking a spot, trying to figure out where the center of the picture is, and framing in my head. My standard 7 horizontal x 3 vertical shot matrix (15 degree increments horizontally, 20 vertically, with the camera vertical) is designed to capture as close as I can to a 90mm on 4×5’s field of view with a bit of wiggle room for slight reframing. I’ve thought about taking a 4×5 finder into the field. I will probably do that from now on.

Having said all that, there are some real advantages over 4×5. The kit is massively easier to carry around. You can postpone a lot of editorial judgements (BW or color? Filtration? Exposure?) until you are sitting at your computer. I don’t have to fight SCSI to get my 4×5 scanner going. I don’t have to do dust spotting. I don’t have to buy or process film.

And, maybe most important, I can shoot for different formats in the field. If it looks like a 4×5, I can shoot a 4×5. But if it looks square I can shoot it square. If it looks like a Noblex shot, I can shoot that. If it’s a 360, I can shoot that. For a camera whore like me that’s nice.

Posted by John Brownlow on 2008-04-07 13:40:45

Tagged: , indian , brook , thornbury , ontario , canada , tree , trees , forest , wood , woods , wild , tangle , bramble , blackandwhite , bw , monochrome , 400 , stitch , stitched , panorama , composite , ptgui , HDR , tonemapped , cs3 , pinkheadedbug , bestviewedlarge , viewbigplease

Key no. /852

Key no. /852

Choose your own path even it’s dusty

Posted by pcbackup154 on 2015-05-01 19:20:44

Tagged: , abstract , photography , abstractphtography , amazing , beautiful , black , and , white , andwhite , blackandwhite , computer , dust , dusty , focus , indoor , key , keyboard , wired , /852

Day 00010 – Cobwebbed Heat Sink

Day 00010 - Cobwebbed Heat Sink

Day 2 of the 30 day challenge the theme is Computer Macro’s.
Day 245 of the 365 day challenge, which has had various themes.

This is the heat sink of a PCI Graphics Card in a Celeron 1000. When I opened the case I was amazed at the amount of cobwebs and dust, especially as it was running ok. The cobwebs were very easy to clean off.

Posted by EssjayNZ on 2010-09-02 01:00:05

Tagged: , computer , macro , 30daySeptChallenge , Worth1000 , 365day , challenge , essjaynz , 2010 , blackandwhite , colour

turpanzhan

turpanzhan

On 9/11 I was traveling in Xingjiang Province in China, waiting for the night train from Turpan Zhan to Dunhuang. By chance, there was an Internet cafe next to the train station, so I went in and found a computer between some Chinese soldiers and a young Uyghur man chatting online with friends. Most Western news organizations were blocked in China, but Excite.com, where I had an email account, somehow got past the censors. When the page loaded, I saw the news that the WTC had been hit by a plane.

It just so happened that my girlfriend in Japan (now my wife) was online and so she relayed to me the news she was watching on her television. Occasionally, I would look around, only to find that the Chinese world was still unaware of what was happening on the other side of the planet.

When it came time to board my train, I was left in the dark. How many more planes were out there? Who was doing it? What would the world look like when I had a chance to check the Internet the next day. Looking around at the Chinese web surfers, I knew that nobody within hundreds of miles had heard the news. In fact, it would be another day before the Muslim inhabitants of Western China were allowed to hear about the attacks. And so, I had only my dark thoughts on that long, lonely trip.

Posted by zanzo on 2007-01-26 09:09:25

Tagged: , 911 , 2001 , 2006 , 91101 , 200605 , 9112001 , 20060516 , aerial , aftermath , america , attack , backintheday , blackandwhite , broadway , brooklyn , building , cbs , center , charges , chelsea , cleanup , cloud , clouds , controlled , cuba2006 , cutter , destruction , dust , firefighter , flight175 , foxnews , free , gasmask , geolat40701602 , geolat4070285 , geolon7399463 , geolon74049450 , geotagged , gothamist , greenwichvillage , groundzero , havana , investigation , jr , liberty , malencon , manhattan , mask , memorial , new , newyork , newyorkcity , notreal , ny , nyc , nyfd , park , pentagon , people , photos , preplaced , recovery , recruitment , redcross , retro , screenshot , sept11 , sept112001 , september , september11 , september112001 , september11th , skyline , slides , smoke , terror , terrorism , theworldtradecenter , top20history , towers , trade , travel , tributeinlight , tributes , twin , twintowers , unionsquare , unitedstates , us , usa , video , washingtonsquarepark , world , worldtradecenter , worldtradecentre , wtc , wtc7 , wtcmemorials , york , google earth , geotagging , folksonomy , folksonomies , travel log , tagging , mashup , tagcloud

Eat my dust

Eat my dust

‘Eat my dust’ On Black

I had a major hard disk crash today. I managed to save most of my data, including a massive amount of raw files (phew!). This means working all weekend to get my computer running again, because on this laptop here, it’s no fun to edit the pictures at all…

What do I learn from that?
– Do backups more often
– Keep your important data on a different hard drive than your windows installation
– Think about buying an analog camera 🙂

Posted by Andreas Reinhold on 2006-07-14 23:19:09

Tagged: , 123bw , bw , sw , black , white , blackandwhite , truck , mine , mining , stones , rocks , rock , dust , dusty , road , gravel , huge , bergischesland , wuppertal , dornap , mettmann , smoke

Tribute to Flickrites

Tribute to Flickrites

So i decided to tag alot on this to make up for all the tagging i don’t do. (i hate it) i wish i could post this into like 20 groups like some poeple do on flickr. this is a tribute to all of them out there. post your pictures put some tags (3 to 6 at most) add it to about 2 to 3 groups and then shoot some more than waste you time on here…. off the soap box now….

Posted by rych on 2006-07-08 01:00:49

Tagged: , landscape , nashville , red , white , kalonick , me , girl , stupid , car , thing , earth , smail , computer , nothing , boy , dog , star , pillow , flickr , rich , rych , july , summer , coffee , tree , flower , rust , green , purple , apple , pear , salad , shower , rain , fall , that , this , tag , tags , hola , look , picture , camera , 2.8 , macro , lensbabies , world , usa , soccer , football , event , cameraphone , yellow , wood , rotten , socks , fan , baseball , digital , web , canon , nikon , pentax , lomo , noise , grain , film , focus , tuna , river , lake , airport , nice , comp , RGB , gusty , weather , blue , flood , boat , sail , moble , music , rap , indy , emo , photo , photography , 37212 , jim , jason , pete , hate , sad , beach , towel , jeans , soap , pink , shirt , sandals , wire , tv , tlc , love , tape , weeds , rock , safari , lion , meat , steak , butter , more , rice , plate , deleteme , 123group , mostviews , 1000views , 500views , 1view , 90points , 80points , saveme , safe , ball , color , b&w , blackandwhite , info , frown , sapppy , woof , meow , done , finish , tagme , tagyou , home , apt , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , yours , mine , his , there , theris , video , dvd , movie , pic , jpeg , raw , cr2 , cs2 , sepia , h20 , 10d , 20d , 30 , d1s , markII , d100 , d200 , d2x , d1x , d2h , d2xs , rainbow , path , mountain , hill , stream , creek , peacan , life , happy , joy , crazy , PMS , excercise , cars , drums , mr. wiggles , my blue heaven , exhaustion , can I think of any other weird stuff?

saltcoats

saltcoats

Better on black – please press "L".

I first got a 35mm SLR about thirty odd years ago and used to use slide films and develop and print my own black and white films.

I then drifted away from photography before getting my first DSLR about 18 months ago.

I’ve been curious as to how film compares with modern digital cameras for quite a while now. Things have changed – we didn’t have 10 stop neutral density filters etc in those days for one thing. Or computers and Photoshop for the most part.

So I bought a second hand Bronica medium format camera and decided to have a go with film again. I also dusted off my old Pentax ME Super and K1000 to see how 35mm films stood up too.

This was taken with the Pentax ME Super (a tiny 35mm SLR) handheld. The film was Ilford FP4 Plus (when I last bought this it was just FP4 – dunno what they changed when they added the "Plus") pulled one stop to hopefully control the grain and contrast. The negative was scanned using an Epson Perfection V750 that I found in the office at work (result!).

The result is nowhere near as clean as my last post of a similar subject, but there are many factors contributing to this. I like it anyway for all its faults. For 35mm format this was probably the wrong film to use here. It looks much smoother in medium format however.

I have still to experiment with other slower films – Pan F Plus and also "modern emulsion" films like TMax or Ilford’s Delta 100 – which I always treated with the greatest of suspicion years ago! – but I’m looking for smooth grain now.
This was taken while I wandered about the beach waiting for the Bronica to complete a 22 minute exposure based on my questionable calculations regarding 10 stop filters and reciprocity law failure… The Nikon D7000 would only have needed about 2 minutes, but what would 22 minutes on film produce?

Pentax ME Super.
Ilford FP4 Plus at ISO 50.
1/1000 second (I think) f11 (I think).
Developed in Ilford DDX 8 minutes.
Epson V750 Scanner at 4800 dpi.
Photoshop CS6 split toned.

Posted by donaldwcross on 2012-10-29 22:33:45

Tagged: , ayrshire , ayrshirecoast , beach , blackandwhite , landscape , mono , monochrome , saltcoats , scotland , scottish , sea , sunny , analog , film , Ilford , FP4+ , FP4 Plus , DDX