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Vixpix



Registered: June 2009
Posts: 19
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Taken very early one February morning in the first hints of pre-dawn light. At f16, the exposure as metered by the camera was 30sec, so very borderline for reciprocity failure. I set a manual exposure of 35 sec to try to avoid this but i'm not sure i managed to completely avoid it?? But i like the blue cast for this scene!
Film; Fuji Velvia 50
Exposure; 35sec at f16.
Filter; ND grad.
Scanned on a Nikon coolscan IVED.
· Date: Sat September 26, 2009 · Views: 365 ·
Keywords: Pre-dawn light (2)
Camera Make / Model: Canon EOS 3
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 70-200 f4L
Filters / Type Used: ND Grad
State / County / Area Image Taken: Dyfed Wales.
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
Processing Software Applications Used
Adobe photoshop and Extensis intelehance pro 4

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olddingo

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Sat September 26, 2009 10:49am

I actually prefer this to number 1 Vic. The mix of colours is quite stunning and the detail superb. Well captured,
Dave
Sat September 26, 2009 11:06am

Hi Vic,
I really like the blue tones here with the hit of copper on the trees, nice work and well worth the early morning.
Well done
Regards Andy
lrw1966

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Sat September 26, 2009 2:33pm

Vic Hi:


Very impressive, I do like the effect of the copper coloring on the trees. Excellent capture.


Thanks
Larry
Tincup

Registered: September 2009
Sat September 26, 2009 7:01pm

Looks like your hunch of 35 sec was spot on, or as good as it gets for this kind of lighting. I confess, I had to look up 'reciprocity failure.' It's something all of us have experienced - no doubt, but just didn't know the term for it. I like this as well as #1. The copper-lit trees add a very strong focal point to this extraordinary scene.
mortcdz

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 40
Sat September 26, 2009 8:05pm

Personally I think the blue tones and the idea of pre-dawn light work well, and like Patricia I had to scuttle off to the glossary to read up on reciprocity failure - learn something new every day! So thanks for the image and for the lesson.
Cheers......Mark
Sat September 26, 2009 8:11pm

Love the soft colors.
Zebedee

Registered: June 2009
Posts: 22
Sat September 26, 2009 10:31pm

Hi Vic - love the blue cast of early morning on this one too. I had to go look up "reciprocity failure" too - everydays a school day!!
Thanks great shot Paula
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Mon September 28, 2009 2:36pm

The results of reciprocity failure on film (especially Velvia),were unpredictable but could turn out some exceptional images. This one is a winner for me.
Helkoryo
Site Admin

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Tue September 29, 2009 8:51pm

I have to say I simply couldnt choose between the two and I woujld have them side by side framed and on the wall.. both superb photographs my friend again here the lines and tones along with the lighting and detail make this a very special image.
Thank you for posting
kind regards Helen
Wanda

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 10
Tue September 29, 2009 11:04pm

As always the photography of both is super, but for me this is a big winner. The cold tones with the hints of warmth is very appealing. Artistic and lovely and yes very well should be framed and displayed so everyone can see. Excellent.
Regards
Wanda

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