Out Crosby Farm Road

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by carlb, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Saint Paul, Minnesota has a number of lovely views. Today I took the X Vario along the old Crosby Farm Road. It starts up on a bluff, then makes it's way down to Upper Lake. The first two are at the top of the road, the last down Crosby Farm Trail, which heads off from where the road ends.

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    Eastmost Fort Snelling by cbmn, on Flickr

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    Pike Island overlook by cbmn, on Flickr

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    upper lake by cbmn, on Flickr

    Leica X Vario, Marumi polarizing filter. In-camera b/w, color from raw with Tiffen Dfx.
     
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  2. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Comments, suggestions welcome.

    Seems like the third could use a bit of brightening, the first a bit more contrast. Makes a difference from my editor and flickr (black backgrounds) to here (white background) ... The second I like for its quiet pristine feel. Although if you look close, there's a few bits of interest hidden in the details.

    Shooting scenery (a favorite relaxing pastime) - it's often tough finding the really interesting things to stand in front-of. :)
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    First shot must have been very overcast? Otherwise the polarizer should have darkened the sky more. What "filter" are you simulating for the conversion? I end up with deep yellow, orange, and red when playing with Silver Efex 2.
     
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  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    It was starting to go overcast. After that first color shot, there just wasn't much for the polarizer to work with.

    The black and whites were from the camera - shot b/w jpeg (camera set to push contrast and sharpness both one "notch" higher than middle). I may have to go back to the raw to see if anything better can be done.

    The one of the lake seems as if the composition could come out a bit more with the right post ... The one of the fort, may just be marginal at best, heh.