Here’s a re-work of a shot I took in 2008 and posted here then:
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The shot was one of the few successful images I had managed to get using Rollei IR 400, but unfortunately there was just not the needed tonal separation between the foliage in the trees and foreground scrub and the clouds and grassy plain. In this re-work I rescanned the negative, ran it through Photomatix tone mapping to better balance the shadows and highlights, and then went through extensive hand toning and local dodging and burning. I think it came out pretty nice…
Unfortunately, I scanned at a low resolution and was hours into working with it before I realized that it was only about half the size of a standard 35mm scan… Hmmm - maybe that is why is came out so nice this time? Well, it makes for a very nice small print…
Taken with a Pentax LX, FA 20-35mm f4 zoom, Rollie IR 400, HC110 Dil H and Hoya R72 IR filter.
Comment from: Joe Cassino Visitor
I enjoy you photos…….I am doing a family history,
and being as we share the same last name, do
you know what part of Italy your ancestors came from?