Monday, December 7, 2009
Tree Canopy Study #2
With a DSLR we get amazing advantages and control over single frames. This is an example of a lighting situation I might have tackled with a view camera because each sheet of film can be processed individually, but would have given it a miss with roll film. I'm trying to nail the warm tone of the legendary Agfa Portriga Rapid gelatin silver paper. This is getting very close! I'm also very impressed by how the Nikkor 24-85mm zoom handled the the inclusion of the sun without flare or reduced contrast. This is a very under rated lens.
Technical: Nikon D700, AF Nikkor 24-85mm f2.8-f4, ISO 200, 24mm @ f/8.0 @ 1/250s, handheld. RAW file processed in Lightroom 2.5 to crop, adjust color, add fill light and boost blacks. Monochrome conversion in Nik Silver Efex Pro using the Warm Tone custom style. An 8x10 print on Epson Exhibition Rag looks very like 4x5 Tri-X developed in D-23 printed on Agfa Portriga developed in Neutol WA.