I continue to be impressed with the iPhone 6's image quality, here is one out of camera using the Noir process. One taken through colored glass and one of angles and shapes. I don't miss hauling around that back up camera any more.
Through Rose Colored Glass
I can get very creative if I have a camera with me all the time, the iPhone allows me to do that.
Image: 5D Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, Lee Big Stopper, f/11
Adding to my series, Coastal California. Garrapata Beach, just on the north end of Big Sur, a beautiful and more remote beach on the California coast, by remote I mean not crowded at 7:00am on the weekend.
The start of one of the most rugged and beautiful locations on the West coast, Garrapata is just south of Carmel, Big Sure stretches south roughly 90 miles and 20 miles inland. Many photographers have spent their lives documenting this area, with spectacular results.
Being new to the area I hope to capture something new and interesting, I know I could explore the area for years. The area is lined with coastal and rugged mountain trails, flowers abound in the spring, stunning beach's dot the coastline, art galleries and restaurants fit neatly into curves high above the ocean on highway 1 as it meanders its way south to San Simeon.
The Dogwoods are blooming in Yosemite valley as of 4/18/2015, by the hundreds, a great time to visit, they should be working their way in to higher elevations over the next week, still time to go and see this beautiful spectacle.
Glacier Point also opened early this year due to low snow pack.
Its not always easy to see in black and white, I use my iPhone 6 sometimes for visualizing what a scene may look like in black and white, when I set it to B and W it is a very useful tool for that.
The City by the Bay image above was a super high contrast scene that had little color other than the very bright sun, it made an ideal setting for black and white photography. My initial thought was to wait for sunset and shoot a low light scene, but this light presented itself to me, so I walked down the bank until the bridge blocked the sun and revealed the the beams that where initially hidden by the veiling glare of the bright sun.
Metering in live view helped to reduce the contrast so I could reveal detail in the bridge and still have the light beams highlighted on the city.
Another image I didn't originally see in B and W. I like both
the color and the B and W versions.
I have been to Yosemite 4 times over the last year and have not come away with anything I really like, I hate to get skunked on these trips, but I still get to enjoy the hiking and making friends with other outdoor types. I will keep hitting Yosemite until I've cracked it.
I am constantly looking for places to shoot, sometimes the light may not be great and sometimes it works out. The more I shoot a specific location the more I learn about the light and how it affects the landscape around me. This was my third trip to the Golden Gate and each time I have discovered a new angle or a preferred location, I haven't yet nailed the Gate, but with my scouting of locations, I soon will.
the EOS 5DS R, the image of the subject is first separated in the
vertical direction by Low-pass Filter 1, after which the separated
images are merged again at Low-pass Filter 2. In the case of the EOS
5DS, the subject image is separated in the horizontal direction by
Low-pass Filter 1, and in the vertical direction by Low-pass Filter 2.
newly-developed full-frame CMOS sensor is employed on both models, but
they vary significantly in the structure of the low-pass filter that is
located immediately in front of the image sensor. As with the other EOS
models, the EOS 5DS prevents false colours and moiré effect from
occurring by separating the subject image using the low-pass filter
effect. In contrast, the EOS 5DS R separates the subject image with the
low-pass filter, but merges them again using a technology uniquely
developed by Canon. Doing so successfully cancels the low-pass filter
effect to achieve an apparent resolution that is similar to that when a
low-pass filter is not used. Other than the optical LPF feature, the EOS
5DS R and the EOS 5DS are basically twins with no difference in their
functions and mechanism. Various measures have also been introduced on
both the hardware and software of the two models to address camera
shake, an issue that may become more pronounced with a high pixel count
that exceeds 50 megapixels. In the following, let us take a look at
these two cameras with “super high” image quality.
Shutter time lag can be set manually
conventional models, the shutter time lag after the mirror is locked up
can be set manually. By selecting an interval setting, both the mirror
lockup and shutter release operations can be performed successively with
a single press of the shutter button, thus helping to reduce camera
both beneficial to getting ultra sharp images. I am keeping a close eye on this camera, I have not yet decided if I will pull the trigger on it, or a new lense. I will keep you posted when news and reviews become available.