Daily Image - Apr 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
19 Apr 11.  During my youth watching the magical paper turn from pure white to a B&W image was not the only magic. I also recall watching in admiration as my father occasionally cautiously added a bit of color to (hand tinted) a few of the prints that were of family members. A tricky process, and unlike what I can do digitally, one simple mistake rendered the print a ruin and necessitated starting all over from scratch. So it was a meticulous process and perhaps even a bit nerve racking with the chillin standing too close and asking too many questions. But it got done and occasionally made it into a frame. Now days the process is very different, but the results are equally beautiful in their own way. The image today began as a 5 shot HDR color image, which then I converted with a B&W adjustment layer which was then desaturated just enough to get back the weak overall color. To that was applied a hue/saturation masked layer to pull out the deep blues, and then finally another masked adjustment layer to allow for the red and blues on the vessel Heidi. Then of course all was flattened and converted to a jpg image. An extremely simple process when compared to what Dad had to do, and one in which any mistake is readily, and simply, corrected. I often wonder what he would have done had he lived to see these possibilities. ISO 200; 1/30 sec @ f / 9 (middle image of the 5) on a tripod.

19 Apr 11. During my youth watching the magical paper turn from pure white to a B&W image was not the only magic. I also recall watching in admiration as my father occasionally cautiously added a bit of color to (hand tinted) a few of the prints that were of family members. A tricky process, and unlike what I can do digitally, one simple mistake rendered the print a ruin and necessitated starting all over from scratch. So it was a meticulous process and perhaps even a bit nerve racking with the chillin standing too close and asking too many questions. But it got done and occasionally made it into a frame. Now days the process is very different, but the results are equally beautiful in their own way. The image today began as a 5 shot HDR color image, which then I converted with a B&W adjustment layer which was then desaturated just enough to get back the weak overall color. To that was applied a hue/saturation masked layer to pull out the deep blues, and then finally another masked adjustment layer to allow for the red and blues on the vessel Heidi. Then of course all was flattened and converted to a jpg image. An extremely simple process when compared to what Dad had to do, and one in which any mistake is readily, and simply, corrected. I often wonder what he would have done had he lived to see these possibilities. ISO 200; 1/30 sec @ f / 9 (middle image of the 5) on a tripod.

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