Friday, March 29, 2013

Moon Rise with Poplars


It is great to have the time to grab a few shots again.  This a view from our bedroom, March 27, 2013.  This picture is the result of three hand held 1-stop bracketed shots processed in Nik HDR Efex 2, with minor touch up and cropping in Photoshop CS6.


New to OnOne Perfect Suite 7 is Perfect B&W.  This picture was made the Albumen Print preset, after which I applied a sepia/blue split tone in Photoshop CS6.  I'm fascinated by the look of early photographic processes and it is nice to have tools that support exploring them easily.

Technical
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Exposure: Three 1-stop brackets around f/2.8 @ 1/15s @ ISO 1600
Support: Handheld
Software: DxO Optics Pro, Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik HDR Efex, Perfect B&W

Saturday, January 26, 2013

PRESTON PAGE photography: Tree of Influences Redux


PRESTON PAGE photography: Tree of Influences Redux: Irving Penn, 1949 In his wonderful book,  "A Notebook At Random , Irving Penn shared his "tree of influence" sketch.  The exercise is r...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Testing the Nikon D4: High ISO


This shot of two Ring-tailed Lemurs was captured in low light at ISO 12,800. The linked image is a 100% crop jpg. Processing is standard Lightroom 4 input sharpening and no noise reduction or output sharpening. Nikkor 300/f4 with TCII14 = 420mm, 1/80 @ f/5.6, 12,800 ISO

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

photography Preston Page: Nikon D800 ISO 12800 Test


See: photography Preston Page: Nikon D800 ISO 12800 Test: The Nikon D800 at ISO 12,800 can produce very usable images, at least for certain types of pictures and videos.  This is a quick clip o...

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Fabulous Fox Theater


This shot of the Fox Theater is the last picture I made with the legendary Nikon D700, snapped during the Grand Center Art Walk.  The camera is on its way to an eBay buyer, replaced by a Nikon D800.  Introduced in 2008, using the same FX sensor as the Nikon D3, the D700 rapidly became a game changer as the first affordable full frame DSLR.


This blue/sepia split tone version was created in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
Exposure: ISO 800 @ f/4.0 @ 1/60s Auto WB, hand held while walking.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nikon D800/D800E News Update

photography Preston Page: Amazon.com's latest estimated delivery date form m...: Amazon.com's latest estimated delivery date form my D800 of April 30 came and went with no camera on my doorstep, so rather than taking p...