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Old October 13th, 2014, 02:24 PM
moltogordo moltogordo is offline
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Re: The Nechako River on XP2

Thanks for your reply. Believe it or not, this shot was taken very close to 11:00 PM. I live pretty far up north, so we have an extended twilight in the summer (I think I took this shot in July). The sun was actually down.

In this situation the sky is very bright, but the shadows get dark really quickly. There really isn't much shadow detail to record - it really looks pretty much like you see here. The sky and reflections are bright, but as the forest is illuminated solely by reflection, it remains pretty dark. As this is a machine print scan, I could only wring out a touch of shadow detail with a curves adjustment. I'll be interested myself to see what a darkroom print will look like - but the negative in the tree area is pretty clear so I'm not expecting much.

This area of the Nechako has always fascinated me . . . . I've photographed it many times. This is the first time I have a shot that isn't boring. It's one of those spots that looks beautiful but doesn't seem to want to look good on film or sensor, try as I might.

Your comment about color/black and white is well taken - this shot wouldn't have looked much different in color!

Last edited by moltogordo; October 13th, 2014 at 02:32 PM.