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Old Feb 12, 2007, 4:15 PM   #1
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This is a recent snapshot taken on the Ogeechee River near Guyton Georgia on January 21, 2007 with a Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D using a Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5.

Even though it was shot in raw + jpeg, I liked the shadow detail this dark (it prints a tad better than a screen renders it, and you can see the moss in the right middle), versus trying to combine a lighter and darker exposure from raw conversion later.

Shot in raw and converted with digiKam version 0.9.0 using the AHD ((adaptive homogeneity-directed) algorithm.

What do you think?


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Old Feb 12, 2007, 7:59 PM   #2
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wow thats nice; and, very interesting exif.

Steichen would love it.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 8:28 PM   #3
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I Liked it.It reminds me of a painting someone has done on "Corel Draw"
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 10:35 PM   #4
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The picture works. Leave it alone.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:46 PM   #5
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I could never imagine being good enough to take a photo like that.

I'm a fan of sometimes having shadow perhaps a bit deeper or more expansive than in reality. A photo doesn't always need to show everything.
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 8:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the comments.

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...very interesting exif
Here's the full EXIF and makernotes. Of course, only the Minolta engineers privy to the design know what all of the proprietary tags mean, and some of it doesn't appear to translate properly with the tool I used (for example: standard EXIF tags shows the correct aperture of f/10, makernote tags show 61). lol

Standard EXIF Tags
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>>> Photograph Information <<<

Brightness : 12.37
Color Space : sRGB
ComponentsConfiguration : YCbCr
Contrast : Normal
Custom Rendered : Normal process
Date and Time (digitized) : 2007:01:21 15:54:43
Date and Time (original) : 2007:01:21 15:54:43
Digital Zoom Ratio : 0.0
Exif Version : 48 50 50 49
Exposure Bias : +3/10
Exposure Mode : Auto
ExposureProgram : Aperture priority
Exposure Time : 1/4000 s
FNumber : F10
Flash : No, compulsory
FlashPixVersion : 48 49 48 48
Focal Length : 24.0 mm
Focal Length In 35mm Film : 36.0 mm
Gain Control : Low gain up
ISO Speed Ratings : 400
InteroperabilityIFDPointer : 12712
Light Source : Unknown
MaxApertureValue : F3.5
Metering Mode : Center weighted average
PixelXDimension : 640
PixelYDimension : 961
Saturation : Normal
Scene Capture Type : Standard
Sharpness : Normal
Subject Area : 1504 1000 256 304
User Comment :
White Balance : Auto


>>> Image Information <<<

Compression : Uncompressed
Date and Time : 2007:01:21 15:54:43
Document Name : PICT1684Web720w.jpg
ExifIFDPointer : 444
Image Description : KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
Image Length : 961
Image Width : 640
Manufacturer : KONICA MINOLTA
Model : MAXXUM 5D
Orientation : top, left
Resolution Unit : inch
Software : digiKam-0.9.0
x-Resolution : 72
y-Resolution : 72


>>> Embedded Thumbnail <<<

Compression : JPEG (old-style)
JPEG Interchange Format : 0
JPEG Interchange Format Length : 2240


>>> Interoperability <<<

InteroperabilityIndex : R98
InteroperabilityVersion : 48 49 48 48


MakerNote EXIF Tags
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>>> MinoltaCs5D <<<

AF Mode : AF-S
Color Temperature : 0
Contrast : 10
Exposure Compensation : 0.33
Exposure Manual Bias : 0.33
Exposure Mode : Aperture Priority
Exposure Revision : 112
Exposure Time : 144
Flash : Did not fire
FNumber : 61
Focus Area : Selection
Focus Mode : AF
Focus Position : Central
Free Memory Card Images : 0
Image Number : 1683
Image Quality : Raw+Jpeg
Image Size : Large
Image Stabilization : On
ISO Speed Mode : 400
Metering Mode : Center weighted
Noise Reduction : On
Rotation : (0)
Saturation : 10
Sharpness : 10
White Balance : Auto


>>> Minolta <<<

Color Mode : Natural+ sRGB
Color Temperature : 0
Compressed Image Size : 0
Image Quality : Raw
Image Stabilization data : 39 130 0 201 0 181 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 16 11 1 0 12 246 60 160 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 0 3 0 50 0 2 17 17 0 0 0 0 ...
Lens ID : AF24-85mm F3.5-4.5
Makernote Version : 77 76 84 48
Thumbnail Length : 37516
Thumbnail Offset : 65399
Zone Matching : ISO Setting Used

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 5:47 AM   #7
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nice work jim

reflection worksa treat

nice

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 8:33 AM   #8
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Thanks Ken.

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 9:49 AM   #9
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The photo (and you called it a snapshot!) really shows mood and mystery. It's great. it's easy to imagine that your shot will inspire many of us to get out there and get our feet wet.
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 8:30 AM   #10
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Fantastic picture! the reflecton make's it look like two photos merged, I got tricked when I looked at it for the first time and thats what make's it interesting.:|

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