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Devil's Garden

Devil's Garden
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Copyright: Don Eason (naturalverities) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1998-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Graflex Century Graphic 2x3, Schneider 65mm F8 Super Angulon, Kodak Pro 400, Linear Polarizer
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-10 23:36
Viewed: 1467
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Arches National Monument, a fin of Entrada sandstone glows with golden late afternoon light bounced off a neighboring fin. Bounce light can intensify the color, because it picks up the color of its reflectors. In this case, with 2 bounces off of similarly colored rocks between source and camera, the color saturation is doubled, making the rock appear to glow from within.

This is a recent scan of an old exposure on negative film. The print I received of this exposure at the time of processing was so lifeless that I ignored it for 10 years. But having recently discovered how to scan "problem" negatives, I decided to attempt a salvage, and I'm glad I did!

PP: 1) scan at 4800dpi(Epson 4870 flatbed) using Epson Scan with contrast and saturation restored by individual color-channel tweaks; 2) Downsample in 3 progressive steps with sharpness restoration after each step to preserve fine detail; 3) clone out emulsion scratches and specks; 4) crop right side (dark and soft focus); 5) Add frame and watermark.

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beautiful. why branches in blue?

Another good job with the scan here Don, beautifully sharp with saturation and detail that are as crisp and clear as any high resolution digital image.

A well taken photograph too, nice composition and good balance of colour and light.


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