Monday, May 25, 2009

St. Louis Study #8

Color version of the earlier sepia version.  For statues, I'm starting to favor muted colors and pumped up contrast over monochrome conversions.  The mood is more striking for some subjects.  Nikon D700, ISO 200, 50mm, f/8.0 @ 1/400s.  RAW processed in Lightroom 2.3 using Mike Lao's "300 v2" develop preset as a starting point.  I've been printing the series on Museo Silver Rag.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bridge Girder Study #3

An abstraction of the train bridge over the Meramec river near 44 and 141.  The fact that it is still functional despite decades of obvious neglect is a testament to the original builders.  RAW file cropped and processed in Lightroom 2.  Nikon D700, 60mm, ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/1000s, handheld. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bridge Girder with Contrail

An new entry for my Futurism Redux series, this is a view of the train bridge in Valley Park, MO the runs parallel to Hwy. 141.
Technical: Nikon D700, Nikon 24-84mm f2.8-f4.0, ISO 200 70mm@f/8.0@1/500s.  RAW file processed in Lightroom 2 usign crop and my custom develop preset intended to mimic the image color of Selenium toned Afga Portriga Rapid.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Goddess #2 - St. Louis Art Museum

Detail of an Art Nouveau goddess new to the St. Louis Art Museum.  Nikon D700, ISO 1000, Nikon 24-85mm f2.8-f4.0 AF-D, 85mm, f/4.0@1/45s.  RAW file processed in Lightroom 2 includes crop and custom sepia conversion.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bridge Girder Study #2, Platinum Treatment

I've always admired the soft tonality of platinum prints, but cop to being too lazy to make my own paper.  Considerably less work is an Lightroom 2 Develop module preset that gets pretty darn close, as with this photo.  Technical: Nikon D100, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8, f/16 @ 1/8s, Hoya Infrared filter.  

Bridge Girders, Chain of Rocks Bridge

Wow, it has been quite some time since any of us posted a picture.  Most of my photography time recently has been devoted to regaining the ability to make art prints with accurate color and contrast.  I am now a big fan of the ColorMunki from X-Rite.  This picture is one that I found to be difficult to print, but after using the ColorMunki Photo to calibrate my monitor and crate custom paper profiles, my prints are very close to the monitor.
Technical: Nikon D100, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 AF-D, f/16 @ 1/15s, Cokin circular polarizer, Nikon Landscape/Vivid profile, processed in Lightroom 2.3.