Daily Image - Oct 2013 Archive - sonofjohan
15 Oct 13.  There is an old saying in photography that goes "after you've taken the perfect photo you're after, turn around, and have another look." There are likely several versions of this, but they all convey the same message. Returning from our visit to the National Bison Range, driving along the Clark Fork river, I was paying particular attention to the reflections in the river and finally reached a bend in the road where I could no longer tolerate just looking at them and had to get out and shoot a few images. After so doing, I turned around to walk the few feet back to the SUV and saw the real photos of which today's submission is one. I wanted to share something dramatic today for B&W Tuesday and was flipping through the shots from the Bison Range visit; when I got to this series I immediately thought that one of them might be appropriate. I began by evaluating the color impact when converted to B&W, but quickly found that idea to be less practical than just doing an immediate quick conversion to a simple B&W and looking at that. Once I found the shot I felt would best convey the idea of being there, I just moved forward working solely in B&W. This is the result. To get the final image I started with the original layer in color, added a layer in which I both converted to B&W and added some detail enhancement, and then employed some noise reduction to add a little softness over all. Then followed the standard conversion to appropriate file size and color correction for web & monitors. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f /8.

15 Oct 13. There is an old saying in photography that goes "after you've taken the perfect photo you're after, turn around, and have another look." There are likely several versions of this, but they all convey the same message. Returning from our visit to the National Bison Range, driving along the Clark Fork river, I was paying particular attention to the reflections in the river and finally reached a bend in the road where I could no longer tolerate just looking at them and had to get out and shoot a few images. After so doing, I turned around to walk the few feet back to the SUV and saw the real photos of which today's submission is one. I wanted to share something dramatic today for B&W Tuesday and was flipping through the shots from the Bison Range visit; when I got to this series I immediately thought that one of them might be appropriate. I began by evaluating the color impact when converted to B&W, but quickly found that idea to be less practical than just doing an immediate quick conversion to a simple B&W and looking at that. Once I found the shot I felt would best convey the idea of being there, I just moved forward working solely in B&W. This is the result. To get the final image I started with the original layer in color, added a layer in which I both converted to B&W and added some detail enhancement, and then employed some noise reduction to add a little softness over all. Then followed the standard conversion to appropriate file size and color correction for web & monitors. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f /8.

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