The Image returns
I shot a lot of Panoramas on my jollies last week and , to put it mildly, most are 'bin jobs'. So rather than plough through them, the Tears of Despair flooding my keyboard, I moved on to something new.
Keen eyed viewers will have noticed that there isn't a 2022 Gallery or an addition to the Back History section concerning new work, time to change that and onto a lot of images that I've created using shots of the Scottish coast and countryside with the teeny tiny Fuji X100v
So they may look complex and even complicated images, the complexity is creating the initial image 'in camera' by multi image shooting and then combining 2 of those images in Photoshop with a blend mode of your choice. Minor fiff and faffling and photographs morph into Images. I know, personal taste, and a lot of you will don heavy shades and exit stage right but for a few of you it may be inspirational....I'll never know
Have a wander through and sooner rather than later a 2022 gallery may appear.
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10 days away up at Moray and back to all the stuff I loaded into the all new singing and dancing Lightroom version whatever before I went off on my jollies. Experimentation (again) as I tried out the different blend modes in the multi exposure setting of the Fuji X100v. Take your pick from Light, Dark Additive and Average all giving some eye watering results when used on the right (or wrong) subject matter. Maybe I should shoot one subject in the 4 different modes....maybe I will, anyway some for your viewing pleasure.
Bit of nature next then onto Moray images.
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Grinding Halt !
Having loaded all my Joiner panorama images into Lightroom I thought it would be a doddle to get them edited and then stacked straight into Photoshop but it appears I've overwhelmed the capabilities of my Graphics card and internal workings of the box and they steadfastly refuse to open with the old whirling blue wheel of death...I'll work around it
So here are a few of yesterdays in camera multis, I hadn't popped the curves and contrast in camera, save that for a wet play day so with a clarity and contrast tweak in Lightroom classic and no cropping here are a few below, I will batter these panorama joiners into some semblance of imagery, but maybe not today,
I meant to start these the other day but time and circumstances dictated otherwise, anyway the Fuji X100v....it has a lot under the hood which make it a very capable creative imaging tool.
Going in to Drive one of the options is to shoot in Panorama mode, either Left to right, right to left or up and down and yes you guessed....down and up ! so these are shot as Up to Down panoramas, I wanted to ensure the exposure set by the camera was based on a reading of the sky and a tickle in Lightroom to rescue and shadow detail loss.
Now these are shot as Jpegs, I suppose I'd better find out what a RAW/ DNG file size would be but I'm sure they would be a 'Biggie'
I created a new file in Photoshop, A2 size and exported the panoramas from Lightroom as a layer stack, dragged over to the A2 base and then dragged and moved individually into position.
Now there are no blending modes or opacity applied to these layers, just as they were from import but that's something I'm planning on doing next although the weather has a big say in this at the moment.
So this is a start not an ending with opacity, blending and up and downs overlaying left and rights.....maybe throw in some Infra Red and blur....or maybe not!!!
Here are some Wide angle Multi Joiner Panoramas from back in the day
Fuji X100v f 8 1/250th ISO auto Panorama mode.
Keen eyed followers will have already seen in a previous post the slow rumbling beginnings of some Infra red work.
Now the light is diminishing and the days shortening it's maybe time I parked the handheld high ISO stuff I've been doing and get on with some tripod based work. I know, tripods, some go a bit queasy at the mere mention of their name, but with the IR filter having a similar effect to an ND filter well it's something that has to be tackled. Before then here are a few of the handheld ones , mainly from my tree filled garden.
Now as autumn takes hold. leaves and greenery will be on the way out so if you are thinking of doing some IR work, well here in the northern hemisphere it might be time to lock and load and get out there.
Fuji X100v Hoya IR-67 filter, ISO 3200 various apertures and shutter speeds.
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...