Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

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Dick Barbour
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Re: Here's another one

SigmaChrome wrote:

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Lousy weather today so I had to dig into the archives.

And something completely different and non-Sigma.

Wonderful, even if non-Sigma! Don't know how you could think of doing this combination.

Thanks, Dick.

Yeah, it was a weird idea. It came to me after I'd photographed the etched glass pattern - in both shadow form and directly. A few days before I'd shot some bokeh patterns near sundown from my front door - without any clear idea of how I might use them. It then became clear to me and I made two combined images using layers.

Here's the other one:

Shot with the Meyer Optik Görlitz 100mm f2.8 Trioplan and the Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS

Which do you prefer?

This one I think. The way the color bleeds from blue to green to black is very interesting, and the bokeh pattern adds the final touch. I'll have to look for photos to try this with.

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The last apple

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

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A Speckled Wood butterfly, looking fresh and new. Probably straight out of a chrysalis.

Like it.  Lovely markings.  I find butterflies really difficult to capture and you've done well.  Use a long lens and you need a decent shutter speed which means opening up the aperture and then you lose DoF.   Do you auto for manually focus?   I have the SA 135mm with the sdQH and for this type of shot I find AF very hit and miss.  Manual and focus peaking with enlargement is way better but takes tooooo long and the things flown or moved before I hit the shutter.

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

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Tulip season!

Wow, Steve, amazingly pure red petals on my sRGB monitor.

Thanks, Ted. Interesting as these Tulips (which are massive) where supposed to have a touch off orange in them. Hum.

Here is chaenomeles Japonica (Quince) which I think is proper red. Is it? It look much more blood red.  Shows how colour is very subjective.

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Are you going to use Ospho on that sucker Ted?

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

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xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

Tulip season!

Wow, Steve, amazingly pure red petals on my sRGB monitor.

Thanks, Ted. Interesting as these Tulips (which are massive) where supposed to have a touch off orange in them. Hum.

Here is chaenomeles Japonica (Quince) which I think is proper red. Is it? It look much more blood red. Shows how colour is very subjective.

Hello Steve. I must admit that my comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek.

As you know, between the spectral reflectance of flowers and the final processed image, there are many opportunities for gamut-clipping and the petals in your first image were mostly "blown" on my monitor.

The Quince on the other hand only slightly here and there and looks fine.

A couple of saturation maps for you (white=100% saturated):

Happy Easter Sunday - I've a fridge full of IPA ...

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Are you going to use Ospho on that sucker Ted?

Thought about it but didn't have enough time before the next postie visit.

But yes, sometime soon!

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

Tulip season!

Wow, Steve, amazingly pure red petals on my sRGB monitor.

Thanks, Ted. Interesting as these Tulips (which are massive) where supposed to have a touch off orange in them. Hum.

Here is chaenomeles Japonica (Quince) which I think is proper red. Is it? It look much more blood red. Shows how colour is very subjective.

Hello Steve. I must admit that my comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek.

As you know, between the spectral reflectance of flowers and the final processed image, there are many opportunities for gamut-clipping and the petals in your first image were mostly "blown" on my monitor.

The Quince on the other hand only slightly here and there and looks fine.

A couple of saturation maps for you (white=100% saturated):

Happy Easter Sunday - I've a fridge full of IPA ...

Blimey, I thought the red Tuplip wasn’t blown. I didn’t see any whiteouts in the red petals and I think I set EV TO -1.0 or -1.7. I’ll try again if the sun shines tomorrow.

IPA. From Burton on Trent? Nice. In the workshop, I found 30 litres of cider (proper stuff) and a crate of apple juice I made in 2016. Blended, it tastes fabulous.
lockdown, what lockdown?

stay well.

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020
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furtle wrote:

D Cox wrote:

A Speckled Wood butterfly, looking fresh and new. Probably straight out of a chrysalis.

Like it. Lovely markings. I find butterflies really difficult to capture and you've done well. Use a long lens and you need a decent shutter speed which means opening up the aperture and then you lose DoF. Do you auto for manually focus? I have the SA 135mm with the sdQH and for this type of shot I find AF very hit and miss. Manual and focus peaking with enlargement is way better but takes tooooo long and the things flown or moved before I hit the shutter.

I use auto focus, but there is always a chance that the insect will have flown away while the 105mm is focussing. Just don't expect a high success rate with insects.

Sometimes I use flash, which allows a smaller aperture, but that's more for the smaller creatures. The depth of field when using the 105mm close is too small to get the whole of most insects in focus.

There are some brilliant insect photographers on the Macro forum.

A White from a couple of years ago. I see I used ISO 400, which seems to be OK.

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

Tulip season!

Wow, Steve, amazingly pure red petals on my sRGB monitor.

Thanks, Ted. Interesting as these Tulips (which are massive) where supposed to have a touch off orange in them. Hum.

Here is chaenomeles Japonica (Quince) which I think is proper red. Is it? It look much more blood red. Shows how colour is very subjective.

Hello Steve. I must admit that my comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek.

As you know, between the spectral reflectance of flowers and the final processed image, there are many opportunities for gamut-clipping and the petals in your first image were mostly "blown" on my monitor.

The Quince on the other hand only slightly here and there and looks fine.

A couple of saturation maps for you (white=100% saturated):

Happy Easter Sunday - I've a fridge full of IPA ...

Blimey, I thought the red Tuplip wasn’t blown. I didn’t see any whiteouts in the red petals and I think I set EV TO -1.0 or -1.7. I’ll try again if the sun shines tomorrow.

No, I didn't mean blown in the exposure sense, which is why I put it in inverted commas. If the original tulip shot was raw, I'll bet it can be processed without clipping the sRGB gamut.

In SPP set the working space to sRGB, not Adobe, not ProPhoto. Set the color mode to Standard or even Neutral. Starting with all sliders in the middle, run the color-picker around the petals and look for greens and/or blues at zero. If a lot found, like in your posted image, lower the saturation slider to say -0.2 and look again. What happens is that subtle color detail and constrast re-appears to the discerning eye (I do mean subtle).

IPA. From Burton on Trent?

I wish! However the IPAs here are popular especially from the local mini-breweries. "Rodeo Clown" from Karbach is double-brewed and a tasty 9% by volume.

Nice. In the workshop, I found 30 litres of cider (proper stuff)

Ooh-Aar, memories of Zumerzet where the zoider apples grow ...

and a crate of apple juice I made in 2016. Blended, it tastes fabulous.
lockdown, what lockdown?

stay well.

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Re: It can only get better .....
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Good to see your face again, George!

Thanks Vitee, must say  I was shocked to see my own face in that huge mirror ...

I must be a quite a relief to be out of hospital and back in lock down (irony).

  in fact, lockdown pretty well corresponds to my lifestyle for the last 6 months or so, no problem there.  More limiting is that I've now  got an internal tube/catheter from near my heart to an exit at upper arm and the infusion pump has to be changed daily. For ever.

That's the bit that is totally depressing at the moment  but given a few more days ... we'll see

It's not easy keep trying to find photos to work on or re-work. For me it's like cooking up new ways to prepare food. And it's been cold and wet here.

My philosophy is that we are surrounded by subjects, we just have to see them..........

Hopefully you can get some time outside to enjoy the warming weather.

Stay safe, mate.

Cheers!  After much deep and sometimes heated discussion with various specialists I'm allowed beer ...    now and then:-(

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

Tulip season!

Wow, Steve, amazingly pure red petals on my sRGB monitor.

Thanks, Ted. Interesting as these Tulips (which are massive) where supposed to have a touch off orange in them. Hum.

Here is chaenomeles Japonica (Quince) which I think is proper red. Is it? It look much more blood red. Shows how colour is very subjective.

Hello Steve. I must admit that my comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek.

As you know, between the spectral reflectance of flowers and the final processed image, there are many opportunities for gamut-clipping and the petals in your first image were mostly "blown" on my monitor.

The Quince on the other hand only slightly here and there and looks fine.

A couple of saturation maps for you (white=100% saturated):

Happy Easter Sunday - I've a fridge full of IPA ...

Blimey, I thought the red Tuplip wasn’t blown. I didn’t see any whiteouts in the red petals and I think I set EV TO -1.0 or -1.7. I’ll try again if the sun shines tomorrow.

No, I didn't mean blown in the exposure sense, which is why I put it in inverted commas. If the original tulip shot was raw, I'll bet it can be processed without clipping the sRGB gamut.

In SPP set the working space to sRGB, not Adobe, not ProPhoto. Set the color mode to Standard or even Neutral. Starting with all sliders in the middle, run the color-picker around the petals and look for greens and/or blues at zero. If a lot found, like in your posted image, lower the saturation slider to say -0.2 and look again. What happens is that subtle color detail and constrast re-appears to the discerning eye (I do mean subtle).

IPA. From Burton on Trent?

I wish! However the IPAs here are popular especially from the local mini-breweries. "Rodeo Clown" from Karbach is double-brewed and a tasty 9% by volume.

Nice. In the workshop, I found 30 litres of cider (proper stuff)

Ooh-Aar, memories of Zumerzet where the zoider apples grow ...

and a crate of apple juice I made in 2016. Blended, it tastes fabulous.
lockdown, what lockdown?

stay well.

Thanks, Ted. I try a bit of re-processing with your advice.

Now..... IPA at 9% alcohol by volume is rocket fuel (steady...) and pretty much the upper limit for beer. Examples would be Barley wine, some Belgium beers and Winter warmers. However, I thought in the USA, drink alcohol is measured in proof. So, 9% proof would be 4.5% alchohol by volume (ABV.) So, maybe something is lost in translation becaue 4.5% ABV is normal for beer, in spite of the original Burton on Trent IPA brewed for export to India being  probably 6 - 7 % ABV in order for it to survive the sea shipping time without spoiling. The British sailing clippers sailed to the Empire full of beer as ballast and returned with loot.

Best, Steve

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

Here proof is defined as double the abv without a % designator.  Triple IPA's can exceed 10% ABV.

Mike (who hasn't had a drink for @15 years but boy did he like it when he did )

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

IPA. From Burton on Trent?

I wish! However the IPAs here are popular especially from the local mini-breweries. "Rodeo Clown" from Karbach is double-brewed and a tasty 9% by volume.

Nice. In the workshop, I found 30 litres of cider (proper stuff)

Ooh-Aar, memories of Zumerzet where the zoider apples grow ...

and a crate of apple juice I made in 2016. Blended, it tastes fabulous.
lockdown, what lockdown?

stay well.

Thanks, Ted. I try a bit of re-processing with your advice.

Now..... IPA at 9% alcohol by volume is rocket fuel (steady...) and pretty much the upper limit for beer.

Yep, over 9% alcohol by volume; apparently it's double fermented.

https://www.karbachbrewing.com/beer/rodeo-clown/

However, I thought in the USA, drink alcohol is measured in proof. So, 9% proof would be 4.5% alchohol by volume (ABV.)

Over here, ABV is used generally for everything but spirits.

So, maybe something is lost in translation because 4.5% ABV is normal for beer

American beer is about 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 % ABV, sometimes more, sometimes less.

The US pint is a bit sad though.

, in spite of the original Burton on Trent IPA brewed for export to India being probably 6 - 7 % ABV in order for it to survive the sea shipping time without spoiling. The British sailing clippers sailed to the Empire full of beer as ballast and returned with loot.

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Well, it's not one I shot this week, but I feel like posting something, and I came across this one, which I just might print:

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Joris1632 wrote:

SigmaChrome wrote:

Good to see your face again, George!

Thanks Vitee, must say I was shocked to see my own face in that huge mirror ...

I must be a quite a relief to be out of hospital and back in lock down (irony).

in fact, lockdown pretty well corresponds to my lifestyle for the last 6 months or so, no problem there. More limiting is that I've now got an internal tube/catheter from near my heart to an exit at upper arm and the infusion pump has to be changed daily. For ever.

That's the bit that is totally depressing at the moment but given a few more days ... we'll see

It's not easy keep trying to find photos to work on or re-work. For me it's like cooking up new ways to prepare food. And it's been cold and wet here.

My philosophy is that we are surrounded by subjects, we just have to see them..........

Yes indeed. There are forms, colours and light everywhere.

A photo from 1964 or 1965:

Hopefully you can get some time outside to enjoy the warming weather.

Stay safe, mate.

Cheers! After much deep and sometimes heated discussion with various specialists I'm allowed beer ... now and then:-(

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Sunset colour pallet SOOC jpeg

DP3 Q with 1.2 x conversion lens

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Eyes everywhere

Initial work in SPP then cropping via Irfanview. Sometimes it will crop and remove areas outside the crop and sometimes it will make those areas black. As a bonus this time Ctrl-S stopped working for Save. Programs, they're so predictable.

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

Tulip season!

Wow, Steve, amazingly pure red petals on my sRGB monitor.

Thanks, Ted. Interesting as these Tulips (which are massive) where supposed to have a touch off orange in them. Hum.

Here is chaenomeles Japonica (Quince) which I think is proper red. Is it? It look much more blood red. Shows how colour is very subjective.

Hello Steve. I must admit that my comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek.

As you know, between the spectral reflectance of flowers and the final processed image, there are many opportunities for gamut-clipping and the petals in your first image were mostly "blown" on my monitor.

The Quince on the other hand only slightly here and there and looks fine.

A couple of saturation maps for you (white=100% saturated):

Happy Easter Sunday - I've a fridge full of IPA ...

Blimey, I thought the red Tuplip wasn’t blown. I didn’t see any whiteouts in the red petals and I think I set EV TO -1.0 or -1.7. I’ll try again if the sun shines tomorrow.

No, I didn't mean blown in the exposure sense, which is why I put it in inverted commas. If the original tulip shot was raw, I'll bet it can be processed without clipping the sRGB gamut.

In SPP set the working space to sRGB, not Adobe, not ProPhoto. Set the color mode to Standard or even Neutral. Starting with all sliders in the middle, run the color-picker around the petals and look for greens and/or blues at zero. If a lot found, like in your posted image, lower the saturation slider to say -0.2 and look again. What happens is that subtle color detail and constrast re-appears to the discerning eye (I do mean subtle).

Ok, I've reprocessed using your suggestions.

Original first and underneath with Ted's adjustments (only if I understood).  I think this is better

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Re: Pix for the Week Ending April 10th to 12th, 2020

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

furtle wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

The Quince on the other hand only slightly here and there and looks fine.

A couple of saturation maps for you (white=100% saturated):

Happy Easter Sunday - I've a fridge full of IPA ...

Blimey, I thought the red Tuplip wasn’t blown. I didn’t see any whiteouts in the red petals and I think I set EV TO -1.0 or -1.7. I’ll try again if the sun shines tomorrow.

No, I didn't mean blown in the exposure sense, which is why I put it in inverted commas. If the original tulip shot was raw, I'll bet it can be processed without clipping the sRGB gamut.

In SPP set the working space to sRGB, not Adobe, not ProPhoto. Set the color mode to Standard or even Neutral. Starting with all sliders in the middle, run the color-picker around the petals and look for greens and/or blues at zero. If a lot found, like in your posted image, lower the saturation slider to say -0.2 and look again. What happens is that subtle color detail and constrast re-appears to the discerning eye (I do mean subtle).

Ok, I've reprocessed using your suggestions.

Original first and underneath with Ted's adjustments (only if I understood). I think this is better

Hmmm ....

The original (left) looks better! I am distraught with puzzlement!

Any chance of posting the X3F downloadable? I'd like to try it in SPP 5.5.3 ...

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