Welcome to Big Mountain Photography with a Hodge-Podge collection of recent film and digital images. Effective 2016-12-09, I stopped posting my images on Facebook as this is my homepage. FOLLOW if you like.
Last Sunday morning, I took a brief photowalk around the local Mylapore Temple with a Lensbaby lens on my Fuji X-Pro2 to experiment with its Tilt and Swing features in moving the plane of focus. It’s a creative lens, i.e. miniature effect, selective focus…
Surprisingly the most difficult focus was to bring the lens back to its neutral position with a full focus plane. Shooting in manual mode with a mirrorless allows using “focus peaking” was a breeze as one clearly understands where the slice of focus is moving.
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As I listen to Petula Clark – Who? Yes, Ms. Downtown herself; I thought I’d finish off this post given I’ve been waiting for my film scans from The FIND Lab in UT, US.
It’s a 3-week turnaround from mailing to downloading the TIFF files at 98Mb each, i.e. that’s medium format at 4x the size of a 35mm. The FIND Lab does an excellent job film processing and delivering scans with helpful guidance for correcting errors and/or enhancing images.
For my Image Gallery, I’ve combined both analog film (something special about that non-random grain) and digital mirrorless images for your viewing pleasure.
Note: (1) I’m driving standardized workflow with the using titles for each image as a prelude to Photographic Salon Competition and (2) At the bottom of the page, I’ve included an Opinion POLL. Feedback appreciated.
Side Bar: I used Iridient Developer for the Fuji RAW files. Iridient is a new RAW processor I started using in place of Lightroom to stop, minimize the muddy look of the details with LR. Fuji RAW files are X-Trans in design unlike all other sensors using a non-random Bayer design
I’m still shifting my LH logic side of the brain over to the RH artistic side with the addition of frames. Ever see an old master’s image without a frame? No, the frame is part of the total presentation.
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120 Medium Format Film
My Film Journey
My learning continues with “getting it right in-camera” as never before has this phrase meant so much. I’ve made silly errors like rolling the take-up spool the wrong way thus allowing light leaks to occur, soft-focusing (my eyes need a +2 diopter added to the rangefinder) and composing (need to back-up to get what I seek in the frame).
As for focusing, I’ve changed to the use of a monopod when doing “street photography” yet know the tripod is the ultimate choice. When forced to use the GF670 hand-held like for the temple shots below as no …pods allowed, I’ve added a Thumbs Up grip similar to the one use for my X-Pro2.
If you made this far down the page, I have a new camera coming, i.e. a 6×17 pano “pinhole” camera. I look forward to trying the basic Camera Obscura.