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***September 2023 Image and Video Thread

Parcevall Hall Gardens with the Sigma fp L and 17mm f/4


Terraced Garden and Hall


Colin's Garden

Parcevall Hall is the retreat house of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds. It's located in the Yorkshire Dales near Appletreewick, surrounded by farmland and some wild moors. It's all rather unexpected compared to the surrounding countryside!
 
Some of my favorite frames from my trip to Switzerland and Germany this summer. I have a few others in the 65:24 thread as well. If you have any specific feedback on technique or post-processing, I'm always open to honing my skills so please share.

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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 88.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/320 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 200
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 105.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/160 sec
  • Pattern
  • Manual exposure
  • ISO 320
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 51.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/320 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • -0.3
  • ISO 6400
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 53.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/1250 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • -0.3
  • ISO 100
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 40.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/1250 sec
  • Pattern
  • Manual exposure
  • ISO 400
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 28.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/400 sec
  • Pattern
  • Manual exposure
  • ISO 250
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/5
  • 1/160 sec
  • Pattern
  • Manual exposure
  • ISO 10000
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 45.0 mm
  • ƒ/5
  • 1/500 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 100
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 25.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/50 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 3200
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 105.0 mm
  • ƒ/9
  • 1/500 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 100
 

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All Saints Church, Kirk Deighton, Sigma fp L and 17mm f/4.



I took this one some time ago and have been experimenting with Sigma Pro Photo to see whether it'd be usable as a RAW processor. Probably not: it's very slow, even on my 2021 16" M1 MacBook Pro, but the quality of the output is rather nice, as are some of the alternate colour modes: this is Foveon Classic Blue.
 
Locomotive 473 of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, photographed in Durango last July.

I tried to get some shots as it was underway, but they didn't work out. Certainly want to go back and photograph it again.P1165785_4k 1.jpg
  • Panasonic - DC-S5
  • LUMIX S 20-60/F3.5-5.6
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/8
  • 1/125 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 100
 
Pictures taken this summer with the S5 and the 20-60mm in Austria, somewhere between the Alps and the Danube River:

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  • Panasonic - DC-S5
  • LUMIX S 20-60/F3.5-5.6
  • 60.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/100 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • -0.7
  • ISO 100



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  • Panasonic - DC-S5
  • LUMIX S 20-60/F3.5-5.6
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/3.8
  • 1/60 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 1250



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  • Panasonic - DC-S5
  • LUMIX S 20-60/F3.5-5.6
  • 60.0 mm
  • ƒ/7.1
  • 1/160 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • -0.3
  • ISO 100



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  • Panasonic - DC-S5
  • LUMIX S 20-60/F3.5-5.6
  • 39.0 mm
  • ƒ/8
  • 1/320 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • -0.3
  • ISO 100



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  • Panasonic - DC-S5
  • LUMIX S 20-60/F3.5-5.6
  • 60.0 mm
  • ƒ/9
  • 1/320 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • -1
  • ISO 100
 
Trying to get into more street portraits/documentary photography. I think there's a lot of unwritten history here that is rapidly disappearing. I have been talking about it for ages but finally got up the nerve to ask a stranger for a photo. She actually approached me first to chat (people here are very social). I just told her I wanted to take her photo to document what life is like here in Central Asia for people back in the west who don't know anything about the region. I know I've been way too in my head about this - because she actually didn't really seem to care why I wanted a photo. She just seemed tickled that I would want to photograph her.

Looking for critique/advice especially on the last two images which one you think is the stronger image and why. I had about 5 seconds to quickly raise the camera and grab two frames, and I ended up doing a tight head and shoulders crop even though the original image is a full body shot that showed her bags she was carrying of recyclables. At her age, she walks many miles collecting bottles to make money. In the end, I decided the tighter crop showed more of her character - yes you lose some context - but she was also very affable with a sweet smile that kind of got lost in the business and details of the bigger image. In retrospect, I also regret not getting her hands in the photo because they were just as full of character as her face.

The two men here are watching a wedding take place, and I just loved the blues juxtaposed with the pale yellow of the building.

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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 105.0 mm
  • ƒ/5
  • 1/1000 sec
  • Pattern
  • Manual exposure
  • ISO 100
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 32.0 mm
  • ƒ/5
  • 1/1000 sec
  • Pattern
  • Manual exposure
  • ISO 100
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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 32.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/1000 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 100
 
Great photos Nate!

I really like the b&w shot the best, because it draws me to the woman's face. In the colour shot, the colours actually distract me from her face.
Agreed. The color on her face is so strong, it distracts and gives me the impression the colors are pushed a little, although I can't be sure what her complexion really was. The men in the other pictures seem to have a similar complexion.
 
Locomotive 473 of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, photographed in Durango last July.

I tried to get some shots as it was underway, but they didn't work out. Certainly want to go back and photograph it again.View attachment 1088
OK, I'm commenting on my own post. So sue me.

These old locomotives are marvels of mechanical engineering. 100% mechanical - no electricity. Kind of like the old Hasselblad 501 C/M I am currently dusting off. It's so crazy to be able to take a picture with a camera that has no battery.
 
Agreed. The color on her face is so strong, it distracts and gives me the impression the colors are pushed a little, although I can't be sure what her complexion really was. The men in the other pictures seem to have a similar complexion.
Great photos Nate!

I really like the b&w shot the best, because it draws me to the woman's face. In the colour shot, the colours actually distract me from her face.


Thanks for the feedback! believe it or not - on the color image that's Portrait profile with 0 vibrance 0 saturation on LR. The image of the men was Standard profile with -7 saturation to the reds on the HSL sliders. I'm using the camera's auto white balance. I just checked right now to make sure it was true AWB and not AWB warm. In-camera, I have all my color/curves stuff at default 0, so I'm not sure where all that red/magenta came from. I might need to create a custom preset for handling skin tones here. One thing I plan to upgrade next year is my laptop and hopefully getting one with a calibrated monitor because I'm not the most confident in the color reproduction of my current one.
 
Locomotive 473 of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, photographed in Durango last July.

I tried to get some shots as it was underway, but they didn't work out. Certainly want to go back and photograph it again.View attachment 1088

I don't know how I missed seeing this photo when you first posted it George. Given that I am a rail fan of course I absolutely love it!

It has that unmistakeable Mikado styling and was built by ALCO, a former locomotive manufacturer and giant of the industry. There are still many diesel ALCO locomotives in active service around the world.
 
OK, I'm commenting on my own post. So sue me.

These old locomotives are marvels of mechanical engineering. 100% mechanical - no electricity. Kind of like the old Hasselblad 501 C/M I am currently dusting off. It's so crazy to be able to take a picture with a camera that has no battery.
Sorry for not commenting. Since I was raised in Western Colorado I rode that train several times as a kid, and of course really enjoyed it. So your shot brings back those memories; thanks!!
 
I went back to the drawing board with my edits of the lady - I think I ended up with some looks that are a bit more engaging. What do you guys think? I'm leaning a bit towards the color version because I think it captures a bit better her character which is bright and cheerful.

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  • Panasonic - DC-S5M2
  • LUMIX S 24-105/F4
  • 32.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/1000 sec
  • Pattern
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 100
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