… in the digital darkroom.
I played around with one of my shots from last Sunday’s car show over in Round Rock at Centennial Plaza. This is the badge and right front-end of a silver colored Porsche 1600/356. 1956, I’m guessing.
The original photo was color, taken using the vivid setting available in the Sony RX100M3.
I use an older version of Photoshop, CS5 Extended, or Photoshop 12. I haven’t yet fully embraced Adobe’s subscription model and this rather old version still works on my trusty old 2012 Mac Mini.
I have the free version of the NIK software bundle installed and use it often for both color and black and white edits.
I haven’t yet fully embraced their subscription model…
For this shot, I used the Silver Efex Pro 2/030 Film Noir 1 filter to make the conversion to BNW. Love the grain from this filter. There are plenty of settings to mess with, including film types, vignette, and brightness/contrast. I also removed the image border.
Next I used the Photoshop burn tool to darken up the letter “P” at the top of the badge. I was pretty much shooting into the sun at ƒ/1.8 and a it got a little blown out, but there was enough there to recover.
I like that blown-out area to the left of the badge, framed by the badge and the curve of the fender, with the trees in the background and the fender’s shadow fore.
… and lookin’ so fly.
The Shutterfly book I put together using pictures from our Portugal/Spain trip arrived in the mail last week.
Except for a few text alignment issues and me not making the shot on the front cover large enough, it turned out pretty nice.
Love the materials they used for this basic order. The cover is quite thick, nice and glossy. The pages are sturdy and semi-matte finished.
I’m happy with the results.
Not often, but…
Every once in a while an image I’ve made gets a little attention.
One of my pinhole images was published in SHOTS Magazine, Fall 2019 Issue No. 145 “The Journey.”
It’s 35/45, the picture I made with the Zero Image 6×9 and an expired roll of Fuji Acros 100. The story of this pinhole adventure/experiment is well documented in an earlier post.
I pointed to the same same post when I uploaded the image to Flickr.
To my delight, the picture in that post ended up on Flickr’s Explore, which is something that hasn’t happened for my work in a really long time.
I noticed it earlier this month. Any comments on Flickr are rare these days and the notification made me check it out. At the time there were 58 faves. Crazy. The comments indicated the picture made Explore.
I went there, scrolled through until I found the image. Verification! Pretty cool!
As of today “35/45. a little experiment” has 9,121 views, 75 faves, and
I make images to satisfy a personal need, but it certainly is nice to have this kind of reaction to my work. And I appreciate it.
Annie and I got out for her morning stroll today.
As we crossed the road that serves as one of a few main entryways into our neighborhood, I noticed this pattern in the ADA walkway at the corner on the other side of the street.
The sun was still low in the sky so the small, short bumps cast a long shadow.
They reminded me of LEGOS.
iPhone 8 + Blackie app.
Five of my favorite black and white film photographers on Instagram.
There is so much talent out there!
I’ll be using this platform for sharing some of the artists I come across on social media, people whose work I find compelling.
To kick it off, here are five photographers whose work I see regularly from my Dog Bone Soup IG account. Give them a visit, give them a follow.
> Roberto Gandolfi (@robganda)
> Dikal (@dikalphoto)
> David Johnston (@davidjohnston_diana)
> Liz Potter (@lizpotterphotography)
> Sophie Caretta (@sophiecaretta)
Mystery #1 solved.
These are the only four out of 16 exposures that came out decent from that undeveloped roll of Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 I posted about earlier.
The others were either too blurry or the light leak from the fat roll made the shot unusable.
Still pretty cool.
Spotted, picked up, then brought home while walking Annie Bell last Saturday morning. Set up in the garage on my art table using a glass jar, a couple of clips, an LED lamp, mostly natural light, and a white 15″ x 20″ art board.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 + Olympus 12-40 ƒ/2.8 Pro, 1/2 sec, ƒ/11 @ 40mm.