M9 in Napa

Started Nov 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Jared Willson
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M9 in Napa
Nov 29, 2012

I love the lighting in the Stag's Leap district of Napa County, California.  Especially in the late afternoon.  Even more especially in late October when the colors of the grape leaves change.

Here is one I took this past weekend (slightly after peak colors, unfortunately).  Taken with an M9 at ISO 160 with a 35mm Summicron ASPH set to f/4, 1/500s shutter speed.  White balance set manually.  I loved the waxing gibbous moon rising over the hills, too.  Probably should have shot it at f/8 to get just a touch more depth of field (or done a better job managing my focus point).  Still, I really like the way the Summicron/M9 combination renders.  No cropping, no saturation adjustments, very slight contrast adjustment using the curves tool in Photoshop.  In short, really minimal post processing.  Let me know your thoughts...


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