Daily Image - Mar 2014 Archive - sonofjohan
04 Mar 14.  Roughly 5 miles north from where yesterday's image was taken is found Lower Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pot. There is a boardwalk that takes you around the Paint Pot grouping of geysers which is handicapped accessible and thus easily reconnoitered, with lots of opportunity for getting some nice images, maybe even some great ones depending on the timing of your visit, the weather, and the cooperation of the thermal bed beneath your feet. The link above will provide you with a plethora of images from the area all in magnificent color, but color can sometimes distract from what is there. So I've taken the original color and converted it to B & W for today's submission. Now for those of you who go back a bit photographically, the mention of the Zone System, accredited to Ansel Adams, will be quite familiar, and for those of you who don't, here is a link to some background on the subject. If you are not familiar, I think you just might find this link to be of interest. Generally, this approach has been applied to film photography, but there is no reason why it shouldn't be equally applied in the digital world. One of the major players in the digital HDR realm has recently introduced his version of the Zone System approach to digital photography, which he discusses on his web page called Zone-Edit. For those of you who are seriously interested in digital B&W photography, may I subtly suggest you take a look at what he has to offer. I visited his web page a couple of weeks ago and decided that it was something I felt to be worthwhile; the submission for today is a result of spending some time with his material. What you see is the result of applying a curves adjustment layer for each zone in the image. I think the results should be obvious. This isn't going to be for everyone, but I feel certain that there are several of you who will find this material to be of value in your work. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/2000 sec @ f /10.

04 Mar 14. Roughly 5 miles north from where yesterday's image was taken is found Lower Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pot. There is a boardwalk that takes you around the Paint Pot grouping of geysers which is handicapped accessible and thus easily reconnoitered, with lots of opportunity for getting some nice images, maybe even some great ones depending on the timing of your visit, the weather, and the cooperation of the thermal bed beneath your feet. The link above will provide you with a plethora of images from the area all in magnificent color, but color can sometimes distract from what is there. So I've taken the original color and converted it to B & W for today's submission. Now for those of you who go back a bit photographically, the mention of the Zone System, accredited to Ansel Adams, will be quite familiar, and for those of you who don't, here is a link to some background on the subject. If you are not familiar, I think you just might find this link to be of interest. Generally, this approach has been applied to film photography, but there is no reason why it shouldn't be equally applied in the digital world. One of the major players in the digital HDR realm has recently introduced his version of the Zone System approach to digital photography, which he discusses on his web page called Zone-Edit. For those of you who are seriously interested in digital B&W photography, may I subtly suggest you take a look at what he has to offer. I visited his web page a couple of weeks ago and decided that it was something I felt to be worthwhile; the submission for today is a result of spending some time with his material. What you see is the result of applying a curves adjustment layer for each zone in the image. I think the results should be obvious. This isn't going to be for everyone, but I feel certain that there are several of you who will find this material to be of value in your work. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/2000 sec @ f /10.

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