Fern Canyon

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  • Rand Scott Adams
    Rand Scott Adams
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    on: May 1, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA

    GFX 100,  hand held w/ IBIS – what’s amazing is that this is ISO 6400.  The GFX still makes my jaw drop with how versatile it is.

    Rand

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    Paul Sokal
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    Re: Fern Canyon
    Reply #1 on: May 1, 2021 at 9:28 am

    The tonality and detail are beautiful. I remember the first time I looked at shots I’d taken with the 100 and I was giddy with how beautiful they were.

    Rand Scott Adams
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    Re: Fern Canyon
    Reply #2 on: May 1, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Paul,

    Yes, indeed.  I have other cameras, but looking at their files is always a bit disappointing, compared to the GFX.  And the prints….  Holy Mackerel!  Obviously “horses for courses” but the GFX makes me want to “stay on course” (terrible pun) with its strengths.

    Thanks for the kind word.  Candidly, I was shocked at how useable the file is at 6400.

    Rand

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    Jeremy Roussak
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    Re: Fern Canyon
    Reply #3 on: May 2, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    The B&W tonality you are getting from that camera almost makes me want to buy one (then I look at my bank balance).

    Jeremy

    Rand Scott Adams
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    Re: Fern Canyon
    Reply #4 on: May 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    The B&W tonality you are getting from that camera almost makes me want to buy one (then I look at my bank balance).

    Jeremy

    Jeremy,

    To be candid, most of the “tonality” is the result of Charles Cramer’s brilliant approach / instruction.  His Fine Art Print Workshop really rocked my world.  The workbook he provides in advance is worth the price of admission, alone.  He talks a lot about tonal separation and how to achieve it.  And what he calls “mysterious blacks” that contain a hint of detail and how to figure that out with prints (it’s mostly lost on internet posts – much of the subtlety in shadow areas is crushed to death).  He recommends “sneaking up on”  both contrast and saturation – as both “once seen cannot be un-seen!”  As a result I work up both very slowly and have learned to appreciate tonal separation, appropriate contrast, etc., in ways that I frankly didn’t see before.

    Thanks for the kind comment.  You should combine your next trip to the Southwest of the US w/ one of Charlie’s workshops!!!  I’ll come say hello.

    Rand

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