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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2019 at 07:09
I'm a sucker for low key photos, and I think I like this even more than the colour photo you posted earlier. Just enough light to show everything important, super shot.
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Harbour
DSC00258-Edit-2.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr
A99ii and CZ Distagon 21mm 2.8

Waterfall
DSC06036-Edit.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr
A7iii and CZ Distagon 21mm 2.8

both processed for grayscale in Exposure X4
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These are two beautiful images - I love the first one in particular (I first thought it was St. Ives or S. Michael's Mount, but it's somewhere else - isn't it?).

The B/W-processing is superb. Alien Skin's Exposure X4 is not that well-known as a photo app. Is it worth to be considered?

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Hi, thank you, the first is the harbour at St. Michaels Mount in Cornwall, well spotted.

I`ve been using alien skin for just over a week and compared to others I have used including Silver Effex, Capture One, LR basic functions and additional presets ranging from poor to good/very good such as Greater than Gatsby...I`d say it`s better than all of them in terms of out of the box usability, UI and impact on images.
I`ve tried to process that Harbour image a few times in other apps but never been 100% happy with it, editing with your LR settings is easy and intuitive. The film presets are superior to Capture One and GTG, maybe not as extensive yet but more accurate/pro in appearance, not as many appear "overcooked" meaning tweaking is easy.

The micro contrast in the foliage in the second is astonishing on flickr, less so on the forum version. X4 really brought out the best of the Distagon,nicely surprised and very happy with it so far.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2019 at 21:43
Thank you for the comments on Exposure X4 - very instructive.

When I saw the "Harbour" image I immediately supposed it to be a Distagon shot - there is a unique rendering with this lens (its 18mm brother comes close). And it is quite amazing that the software can make the best of it.

Hope to see more such images! All the best!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Macca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2019 at 21:34
Another couple for Harald using X4.Perhaps the colour presets aren`t quite as good but rarley are in any software IMO, though some are nice and very usable with some tweaking. I`m also having a regular problem with Flickr oversaturating my colour exports and have no idea why.Seems to be mainly since latest updates.

Anyway..

Coastal path
DSC06219-Edit.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr

Deserted place
DSC06216-Edit.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr

Both A7iii and CZ Batis 85mm 1.8, processed in Exposure X4
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2019 at 21:40
Yup, again two admirable images, Chris!

The qualities of the Batis lens shine particularly bright in the first one, IMO (which is also an excellent composition). The rocks that are located left to the path and below the house are a very fine example of Zeiss micro-contrast (you see that in the second images as well, but it immediately struck me looking at the first one)! And the PP is excellent, again!

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