Friday, March 29, 2013
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.
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
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: 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
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
photography Preston Page: Full Moon, June 2012 - DxO Optics Pro Test 6: The full moon for June 2012 provided an interesting opportunity to see how DxO Optics Pro works without a lens profile. Captured with ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
photography Preston Page: Nikon D800 News Update 2012-5-30: The week is only half over, but there are quite a few technical updates related to the Nikon D800. Nikon D800 Firmware Update A 1.00/B ...
Monday, May 28, 2012
photography Preston Page: DxO Optics Pro Quick Review and Test 2: To give DxO Optics Pro a quick test, I picked a shot from a series I'd already processed to get a feel for the difference in workflow. ...
Sunday, May 27, 2012
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
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
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...