Sydney Opera House. Panasonic LX-1. 12 mm. ISO 400. 1/1600 sec at f/7.1. Copyright 2013 Joanne Mason.
Here’s another old image as I continue cleaning out old drives. This is the iconic opera house in Sydney, NSW Australia. From almost any viewpoint and angle, the opera house is spectacular. But I think I like it best from a distance, as it rises from the landscape .
Lake. Nikon D200. 105mm Micro Nikkor. ISO 800. 1/200 sec at f/16. April 2013. Copyright Joanne Mason 2013.
Here is a pleasant country lake scene in spring. (Click for larger.)
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Tagged 105 f/2.8 micro nikkor, Bruce Park, daffodils, flowering trees, greenwich connecticut, lake, Photography, Spring
Fence. Nikon D200. 105mm Micro Nikkor. ISO 800. 1/2500 sec at f/4.8. April 2013. Copyright Joanne Mason 2013.
There’s something about a dirty old fence that gives it more character than a shiny freshly painted one. (Click for larger.)
San Francisco Peaks, Arizona. Copyright Joanne Mason
The San Francisco Peaks are the remnants of ancient (and not so ancient) volcanoes near Flagstaff Arizona and south of the Grand Canyon. They are very picturesque, especially in winter. I have posted numerous images from this region before. Recently, I’ve been working with an app on the iPad, Snapseed. I post this here as an example.
Snapseed was developed by Nik, about which I’ve spoken of very highly before (Nik here). Nik was recently bought by Google. There are now iPad, Windows, and Mac versions of Snapseed. The iPad version is free. Snapseed is an extremely efficient, slick, easy to use, and powerful photo-editing program. The iPad version makes some compromises. But the iPad provides an efficient and easy to use tool for photographers, especially in the field. So I have been playing around with it.
Here is the original image of the San Francisco Peaks.
(Click on the images for larger views.) This image was shot with the Fuji X100 and saved as a raw image. The image was then transferred to the iPad with the iPad camera connection kit and subsequently opened in Snapseed. The iPad retains the raw format and makes possible viewing of the raw image in the camera roll. Snapseed then does the raw conversion to a jpg. (Snapseed will only convert raw files if the images have been transferred with the camera connection kit.)
For the image above, and roughly in order: The image was straightened a few degrees with the Alignment tool, then cropped. Then converted to black and white. In the black and white conversion, several profiles can be applied; a “Contrast” profile was applied. In the black and white tool, brightness and contrast can be adjusted independently, and both were boosted. A red color filter was applied. Finally, a substantial degree of sharpening was done using the Details tool. The image was then exported back to the iPad film roll as a jpg.
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Tagged Arizona, Black and White Photography, Fuji X100, iPad, iPad apps, mountains, photo editing, San Francisco peaks, Snapseed, software
Bruce Park. January 2013. Copyright Joanne Mason.
Bruce Park is a lovely park in Greenwich Connecticut. I liked how this gazebo stands out against the trees in winter. Shot with Fuji X100, edited with Snapseed on iPad.
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Tagged Black and White Photography, Bruce Park, Connecticut, Fuji X100, gazebo, greenwich connecticut, Photography, winter
The Blue Ridge, Late Summer, Early Morning. September 2012. Copyright Joanne Mason
This is shot from the Blue Ridge of Virginia, looking at the morning fog that has settled into the Shenandoah Valley. Shot with the Fuji X100, edited in Snapseed on the iPad.
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Tagged Black and White Photography, Blue Ridge, Fog, Fuji X100, morning fog, mountains, Photography, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Old Fountain. Nikon D200. 12-24mm Nikkor f/4. 24mm. ISO 800. 1/250 sec at f/19. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.
Here is another image of the fountain I’ve shot several times recently, again altered to emulate a vintage and aged film print. (Click image for larger.)
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Tagged faded, film emulation, fountain, gardens, old, Photography, print, vintage, water