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Foggy morning at Paines Creek Beach

Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:37 am

Foggy morning at PCB (1 of 1).jpg


The tide was slowly rising and fog slowly lifting when I arrived this misty and muggy morning. Stayed just long enough for half a dozen shots. Wish the green heron were on the tuft on the left; its nest is in the grasses behind it. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:07 pm

A serene setting Matt well done....

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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:13 pm

Thanks, junkie. Matt
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Post by rmalarz » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:07 pm

Very peaceful and calming scene. Matt.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:39 am

rmalarz wrote:Very peaceful and calming scene. Matt.
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Thanks Bob. Yes, my daily dose.
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Post by minniev » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:29 pm

Pleasing image with good balance of elements both across the scene and through it using the water as a leading line. I was going to question the blocked up blacks, but they do serve a function in the balancing of the tones, so I understand your choice. Good one.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:19 am

minniev wrote:Pleasing image with good balance of elements both across the scene and through it using the water as a leading line. I was going to question the blocked up blacks, but they do serve a function in the balancing of the tones, so I understand your choice. Good one.


Thanks, Minnie. I did go back and forth on the blacks and settled for what's there for the reason you noted. I kept waiting for the little green heron to appear, but I didn't stay long enough. Always stop by on the way to somewhere else; someday, someday I'll take the time to stay. Thanks for your comment, Minnie. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:57 am

Matt Quinn wrote:Foggy morning at PCB ...

Wow this must have been a hard one to shoot with the strong variance in tones, from the rich blacks to the stark whites. Such a serene setting. S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:23 pm

Thanks Steve. I tend to rely a lot on the camera, a Leica M Monochrom. I set aperture then expose for the palm of my hand then a darker section then a lighter until I get the histogram where I want then rip off several shots. Not very sophisticated but it sometimes works. Here it did. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:52 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:Thanks Steve. I tend to rely a lot on the camera, a Leica M Monochrom. I set aperture then expose for the palm of my hand then a darker section then a lighter until I get the histogram where I want then rip off several shots. Not very sophisticated but it sometimes works. Here it did. Matt

I've heard of this before and would like to more about it. Are you essentially bracketing, or at an even deeper level following Ansel's tone rules?

If I understand right, you find a subject, compose it, meter off the palm of your hand, then check the darks and lights. What do you do if the darks and lights are so far apart you can't find a happy middle, do you bracket your shots? This is where I get a little confused. S-
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