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Skyline Drive, VA: trip #5
Skyline Drive, VA: trip #5
[Nikon N80 Tamron 28-80 F8 -1eV eval CVS ISO400 color negative film > Epson V300 > Gimp] That's not bad at all for a significantly-underexposed wide-angle landscape shot shot on cheap ISO400 film on a scene which made it extremely-difficult to get a good AF. I could hardly have screwed this up worse in terms of shooting it. It's terribly bright here at this time of day, so the exposure came out halfway-decent despite my best efforts to screw it up. With a digital camera I definitely would have had to shoot it a stop down to save the highlights. Film isn't digital. For a scene like this with film, now, I *might* take a shot at -1/2eV just in case, but 99 times out of 100 the proper exposure with film is 0eV evaluative and if you get a stop below that you're just going to get a ghost shot with film where with digital you'd probably get something that you can save just by pushing (and if you shoot jpeg or use a generic RC you might not even notice because the raw-converter will fix the exposure for you). With film at -1eV evaluative I was lucky to get something even this good...that's just how bright it was up there with the sun just off the corner of the image and the clouds to catch and scatter the light. *wrt geo-tagging, I'm not sure exactly where I shot this, somewhere looking east on Skyline Drive near the highest part, the middle part, of the first section south of Front Royal. It's pretty hard to miss this scene, it's fairly unique for that section. It's only 32 miles long or thereabouts, and after you go through it a few-dozen times you get to know it pretty well. I'd still have to go out there again to shoot it right, and that's just 32 miles of a 200-odd mile Skyline Drive. Not counting sunrise to sunset, clear, cloudy or overcast days...there are a lot of good shots up there. Same for 81 south down through Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas, a lot of very-beautiful hill-country. There are a lot of great shots out there. It's *really* hard to shoot them if you have to drop a ton of money into the gear just to take the shots and the gear weighs a ton and you need a suitcase to carry it. It's hard to go traveling when you're broke and it's a pain in the ass to deal with big, heavy gear even when you're flush with cash. Even if it takes great shots, you still have to get there and back with it and take it out and store it when you use it and the bigger and heavier it is the more of a pain in the ass it is, and the more of a pain in the ass it is the less that you want to shoot it, no matter how good it is. So it is just as important that it is easy to afford, carry & manage as it is that it takes good shots. Let's put it this way: performance matters up to a point, and beyond that point all that matters is how big & heavy it is. And the same goes for small size & light weight: I don't care how small, cheap and light it is if I can't get good results from it on a consistent basis, under a wide variety of lighting conditions, on a wide variety of scenes. And the same thing goes for cost. I put all these factors together and the Minolta 500si & Tamron 28-300 still comes out as my best rig. And I'm talking out of, like, 30 different cameras & lenses. I'm very happy with it. Throw the Tamron 19-35 into the mix and it's no contest. I can probably get better shots "technically" with the G9 from say 10mm to 50mm effective, and certainly the 5D & D700 are better for handheld shooting at high ISO in low light especially with a Tamron 28-300VC, but we're talking extreme cases. The D70 is good, certainly better than the A200, but not *that* good, and to shoot it, for the time being, I have to strap the Tamron 28300VC on it, which is like shooting with a cinderblock on my arm. That may change when the Cosina comes in but even then I can see the D70 has trouble with strong highlights, it tends to clip very, very abruptly and it has a sweet spot in the middle of the exposure-range plus it abruptly and inconsistently goes cold in low light and the colors always have that digital "tartness" to them. It's not bad but not "stellar". The 500si can produce some really stellar shots and I never have to worry about the lens getting annoyingly short or not wide enough or the shot or AF going soft at long focal-lengths or the shot getting full of chroma-noise even at low ISO. I just have to do extra work cleaning the dust out of the shots but once that is done the sky is the limit. It all depends on how good my post-processing is. True it's much harder to do true "HDR" with film than with digital, but once you have done it with digital, what do you have? A good, crisp, clean digital shot with good overall dynamic-range but still with digital-camera color and additional digital processing on top of that. I don't really want to do HDR and I don't really want to shoot digital. I really just want cheap film. Not "a cheap digital camera".
Skyline Drive: trip #4 -1eV V100cae aec0 g2.2
Skyline Drive: trip #4 -1eV V100cae aec0 g2.2
CVS ISO400 the previous shot with AWB after all was said and done ...one other note: no way I would have wanted to take these shots at ISO400 with a subframe. Of course I probably wouldn't have had to especially with IS but that's another story. But all and all these came out ok...I had to make a slight change in my post-processing, to sharpen the foreground at one strength and the background at another. Otherwise I'd bring out too much of the "white haze" with not a big difference in the background actuance. And of course you would mask out the sky in the USM, This one was processed with a single mask over all the foreground and background, excluding the sky. So of course I have other edits coming with the new "technique". Also I'd still have to say that I'm not happy with the sky, it's too white and again the blow-out near the horizon is just not making me happy. The dust and fibers, on the other hand, are just not that much of a problem to clone out, and the grain doesn't bother me much. I just would want to see more punch in the sky and less overload near the horizon. Still this is at least as good as what I was getting with the G9 because if I shot it jpeg all the fine-detail was gone and the sky was purely toast, and if I shot it raw then there was a ton of luminance-noise that obliterated the background even at ISO80 and then I had to deal with the colors being wrong from all the issues with exposure, contrast, gamma and brightness. This was just a bitch of a scene to get right with the G9 short of shooting a pano, and I totally forgot to get out here with the A200 before I sold it. But even then at 10MP what would I have gotten out of this. I would have had to stitch it to get decent resolution. You're looking at unfettered, unblurred detail from a 3-year-old scanner at a mere 3200dpi, a measly 10MP image from a scanner that can produce a 300MP scan, a 115kdpi overscan, of this shot in 15 minutes...of course I said this 3 hours before I remembered that I've thrown out my last roll of film shot at Lake Artemesia and Buddy Attick Park, simply because I had to store it rolled-up because I cut it to 6 frames/strip and it took up too much space. Luckily I threw it away on a Friday and in our neighborhood the trash doesn't get picked up until Tuesday. So ok choosing between keeping film or not keeping film is going to be an issue. If I can get a book for it fine, if not...I mean, 36 frames per roll of 35mm film that's going to stack up sooner or later, and the more the film is handled the more it gets scratched. Another reason I need to get this scanner under control. But can you imagine scanning every slide to the highest-possible resolution and then storing that in 16-bit uncompressed tiff, just for an archive? An easy 100MB per image at 4800dpi, 3.5GB of image-data per roll. And *then* saving the film. I can shoot a pano of this with film, scan the film to some ridiculous resolution and then stitch *that*. Indeed with some of my earlier runs out there with film in a disposable camera I planned to do just that. That film has yet to see the Epson. It's nowhere near as easy as just shooting it raw with the G9, dumping the raw files into AutoPano Pro and waiting for it to spit out a high-res pano. I have to actually scan the film to 16-bit tiff first :) [and hope that APP isn't confused by the crap on the film] so yea in the old days if you wanted a good shot of this you'd come out with film and either a nice wide-angle lens or a pano head and shoot multiple shots and stitch them together. Now you can come out with a point & shoot with a 24mm effective lens and shoot it. If you've been paying attention you know just what you would get if you did that. Either a nice, clean wide-angle camera jpeg of this scene with virtually no fine-detail in the valley, or a raw shot with as much noise as fine-detail. It is easy to point a camera at something and take a picture. It's very hard to get a good picture of it if it isn't big and bright and right in front of the camera. Scenes like this demand either low-noise cameras or high-resolution panos, and again this is a single ISO400 shot with 35mm film. Hardly optimal. Still better than what I got with the G9, though admittedly maybe not as good as what I would have gotten with an A700 at ISO100. Of course the A700 is still running $700 on eBay. Whoops, there's one for $600 now, buy-now. And likewise there's no point in shooting it wide-angle with any camera like the D300 with a strong low-pass filer, because that will remove the fine-detail in the valley. You can then say, "well is it really worth it to sweat taking a shot like this?" but don't think about that while you're paying-off the credit-card bill for your new DSLR, even if you just got the kit lens for 10% over the cost of the body alone. This is again why it is simply not worth it to buy any recent DSLR much less a new one retail, and this goes for both subfram

how to clean off your hard drive
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