A few from the Canadian Rockies

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  1. Steph

    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Those pictures were taken a while ago (October 2007) in the Canadian Rockies (Banff and Jasper national parks) and it took me ages to put some on TPF for C&C.

    Those were taken with a Pentax Spotmatic F on Fuji Reala (colour negative film) with a Pentax SMC 28mm f3.5 and a Pentax SMC 50mm f1.4. Negatives were scanned at time of processing (by www.peak-imaging.com). No post-processing other that cloning a few dust specks.

    Those are representative of my landscape shots that I consider to be half decent: I like to have something striking in the foreground (boulder, plant, driftwood...) and quite a lot of depth, with the landscape in the background. That often means that I use a vertical composition for landscape shots!!

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    Any comments and/or criticisms welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. BoblyBill

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    :hail:Great captures! The exposures are perfect in my book. Some of those shots have huge dynamic ranges and you did a good job of not blowing out but not getting too dark either. #1 is my favorite.
     
  3. Steph

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    Thank you. I guess that it is easier to manage a large dynamic range with negative films than with digital. Those were metered for a midtone in the foreground and a 2 stops ND grad filter was used on the sky.

    Anyone else?
     
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    Great Pic's! I love the area. I've been to Banff area many times during winter months to ski.
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup: Very beautiful Steph. Lovin your comps and exposures on these. Some very excellent shooting. :D
     
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    I like the look and the conditions. Love the look you gave those conditions! Very nice shots.
     
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    Those are great! I love #2, it's my favourite. I'm a big fan of vertical shots, they have a nice feel to them.
     
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    Very nice, I recognize all of those locations except the last one...where was that one, if you remember?

    You missed the meet up we had out there, by only a couple months. Too bad, it would have been nice to have you along.

    I also have several landscape shots that are in vertical orientation to include something in the foreground.
     
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    Great series of photos. #1 and #3 could easily be faves.
     
  10. Steph

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    Thank you all for the kind comments

    1-Patricia Lake (Jasper)
    2&3-Moraine Lake (Banff)
    4-Cascade Amphitheatre (Banff): this one required a long and quite difficult hike up the mountain but it was well worth it.
     

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