Rick Cloran, HonPSA, MPSA  

Long Forgotten by Rick Cloran, HonPSA, MPSA

November 2021 - Long Forgotten

About the Image(s)

Made during the recent Rapid City Photo Festival at an old abandoned town called Owanka. I was using my Canon R5 and tried the HDR bracket feature which provided some interesting results. This shot is based on a three shot bracket controlled by the camera. The “metered” exposure was 1/250 at F 11 iso 800. The dark exposure was 1/250 F 11 at iso 200. The light exposure was 1/60 F 11 iso 800. I’m assuming that the internal program changing the iso rather than the shutter speed for the dark exposure is because a lower iso would result in less noise in theory. The lens was a Canon 24-105 at 32mm. The blend is actually based on the jpegs it made of the bracket sequence rather than the raw files. It was done in Aurora as I didn’t feel there was any ghosting or chromatic aberration to speak of. All in all I thought it came out fairly good for something where I let the camera run the bracket computation. A little cloning to remove a few odd items in the field behind and a HSL to pull back on the cyan color that showed up in the roof, but little else other than sharpening beyond that.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
3 comments posted

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
Marilyn has already had me pushing this. Less yellow in the greens and more oomph in the reds.   Posted: 11/03/2021 12:50:49
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Max Burke   Max Burke
This is the kind of images I always look for, a truck alone with an old building some distance behind it. The truck, of course is the main subject. If it were my image I would attempt an increase contrast, just enough to give it just that. Everything else in the image makes this a good image.   Posted: 11/15/2021 17:56:41

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Cool truck and I agree with Max, it could use a little more contrast. I think Marilyn might have pushed you a little too much, those reds are really saturated. Maybe cropped a little tight since the surrounding areas adds interest to the old truck.   Posted: 11/16/2021 09:31:27