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Subject: IMG: RE: [Leica] IMG: Hoppies in Yosemite, the last photo set
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Tue Jan 13 06:22:34 2009
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On Jan 12, 2009, at 11:33 PM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:

> Alastair, I was looking for shadows and modelling directional light  
> with a
> view to BW conversions. The contrast range certainly was high, between
> overcast and dark forest and rock. I bracketed and also tried to  
> take the
> snow into consideration. In the end most of those exposed mainly for  
> the
> trees gave me the most useful information range to start working up  
> the
> photos from. A lot, I thought, benefit from the subtle colour in  
> parts,
> sometimes helping to distinguish tones too. I'm not familiar with John
> Sexton. Seems like another worthy source to try  to learn from. I'll  
> look
> again at what I shot too, thanks.
> Two more uploaded, this one (link or tinyURL) and the next shot in the
> album. That one is rendered as greyscale.
> <>

I find these two extraordinarilly beautiful Geoff, took my breath away  


> Or
> Dissect away. Comments from anyone else welcome, of course.
> Cheers
> Geoff
> Pick up your camera and make the best photo you can.
> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: RE: [Leica] IMG: Hoppies in Yosemite, the last photo set
> One comment you made earlier was that it was not good light for b/w: I
> disagree. John Sexton talks about "quiet light" and some of his  
> images are
> just wonderful. Contrast range is so much greater than you at first  
> imagine
> in dull overcast conditions. One of the problems I have with  
> landscapes in
> Australia is the LACK of cloudy days: bring on the mist and rain I  
> say ;-)
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In reply to: Message from afirkin at (Alastair Firkin) ([Leica] IMG: Hoppies in Yosemite, the last photo set)
Message from hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson) (IMG: RE: [Leica] IMG: Hoppies in Yosemite, the last photo set)