Death Valley

jotloob

MFF-Patron
Gary

Thank you for posting theses two nature images .
The first one is just great . I love it very much .

Somehow , I do not get that brilliance into the images I post .
How do you prepare your images for posting ? ? ?

Jürgen
 

bensonga

MFF-Patron
Hi Jurgen,

I just take the TIFF image I've worked up for making a print (which is what I'm mainly interested in doing with my photography) and then re-size it to 72dpi at whatever image size (inches, cm or pixels) that I want for the web and save it as a jpg file. That's it. Infrequently, I will add just a touch more sharpening to the jpg file.....never more than 50% at 1 pixel radius. I prefer to undersharpen than risk oversharpening.

Gary
 

jotloob

MFF-Patron
Gary

When I do so , I find the image is always too dark and has a low contrast .

Is there any good recommended procedure to avaiod this ? ? ?
How do other members prepare there images for posting ? ? ?

Jürgen
 

vandevantersh

New Member
Gary

When I do so , I find the image is always too dark and has a low contrast .

Is there any good recommended procedure to avaiod this ? ? ?
How do other members prepare there images for posting ? ? ?

Jürgen
My postings don't look quite right either. Maybe one of the "posting' experts could outline general parameters for posting pics. of several different file sizes. Where to "cut corners" with image quality to get the best results for a given file size.

Steve
 

bensonga

MFF-Patron
Forgot..503CWD + 50mm CF

Steve
Hi Steve. I like your panoramic stitch! Can you tell me how you do it....equipment, software etc. Are you using a tripod head or rail that allows you to shift the camera left and right? I'm thinking I'd like to give this a try.

Gary Benson
Eagle River, Alaska
503CWD-II
 

vandevantersh

New Member
Gary:

I don't do that many..The Zion was a quick one from the side of the road using a tripod and ball head. If you are shooting at infinity, parallax is not much of a problem. If you have CS3, it does very good pano's. (HDR is not good). If not, there are free trials of pano software such at pt-gui. Just set up your CWD on a tripod, level, and rotate with ~30% image overlap.

Another fun software, if you haven't tried it, is Helicon Focus, also available for free trial. It let's you do reconstructions using variable DOF. Great for Landscapes, (without motion). I posted a Helicon reconstruction in the "MACRO" section and one in "City, Still life,etc). I am just a hobbyist having some fun.*g*

Steve
 

Swissblad

Member
That 1st image is amazing - congrats
Swissblad

Any other photos from Death Valley National Park out there?

These were taken with a Pentax 67, 75mm or 105mm lenses and Fuji Provia 100. Scanned with an Epson 2450 a few years ago.

Gary Benson
Eagle River, Alaska
 
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