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01-18-2019, 06:48 PM - 12 Likes   #22351
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Both of those are excellent. I should not want to be asked to select the better one, but the antique look of the sepia monotone, as well as the misty rendering of the water surface in the long exposure give the second image a slightly other-worldly look that makes it particularly memorable.

Popped into my head as an afterthought. Experiment adding a little vignetting to the second image. It might enhance the impression of having been taken with an old view camera.
Thanks for the intriguing suggestion on the vignetting. Here's a version with vignetting:



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Thanks for the intriguing suggestion on the vignetting. Here's a version with vignetting:

It's your photo and your call, but I like that a little better. During darkroom days, adding a little vignetting was very common, almost universal for portraits. I have the impression that the technique has fallen out of fashion in the digital era. Photographers are now more concerned with eliminating vignetting, regarding it as a lens aberration. Perhaps other Pentaxians will comment.
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Two images of the Mary D. Hume, the first shot with the DFA 28-105, the second, a long exposure shot, with the FA-J 75-300:


WOW! awesome shot, I love both versions!
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
It's your photo and your call, but I like that a little better. During darkroom days, adding a little vignetting was very common, almost universal for portraits. I have the impression that the technique has fallen out of fashion in the digital era. Photographers are now more concerned with eliminating vignetting, regarding it as a lens aberration. Perhaps other Pentaxians will comment.
Vignetting can be a very useful. A bit of vignetting helps reinforce the centrality of the primary subject, enclose it in its own little universe, invoke a nostalgic memory that is fuzzy/dark at the edges, and perhaps even add a hint of voyeurism.

On the other hand, it can harm some types of images that seek to create a more open or boundless feeling. For example, with a landscape, you might want to convey a sense that the forest, mountains, clouds, etc. extend on forever out of the frame. Enclosing such a scene would make it seem smaller and less grand. Or if the focal person in the image is looking out of the frame, a vignette would tend to break their gaze.

Like every method or rule in photography, vignetting has it's uses but can be easily over used.

P.S. I do really like the vignetting for northcoastgreg's image in reinforcing the loneliness of the derelict ship and bring forth the notion of old memories of it's past service on the seas.

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I agree that the vignetting helps the ship image, and am rather surprised it wasn't included in the "Antique" Lightroom preset that I used on it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photoptimist Quote
Vignetting can be a very useful. A bit of vignetting helps reinforce the centrality of the primary subject, enclose it in its own little universe, invoke a nostalgic memory that is fuzzy/dark at the edges, and perhaps even add a hint of voyeurism.

On the other hand, it can harm some types of images that seek to create a more open or boundless feeling. For example, with a landscape, you might want to convey a sense that the forest, mountains, clouds, etc. extend on forever out of the frame. Enclosing such a scene would make it seem smaller and less grand. Or if the focal person in the image is looking out of the frame, a vignette would tend to break their gaze.

Like every method or rule in photography, vignetting has it's uses but can be easily over used.

P.S. I do really like the vignetting for northcoastgreg's image in reinforcing the loneliness of the derelict ship and bring forth the notion of old memories of it's past service on the seas.
I agree that the small amount of vignetting added to that image enhances it. I often use vignetting for exactly those reasons, and with the same cautionary approach to the subject.

On an allied note, on shots that have a panoramic quality (ie the main interest is around a central horizontal line) Iíll often crop top and bottom to increase the aspect ratio and emphasise the panoramic nature, but Iíll add a gradient filter to both where I want to preserve the aspect ratio at 3:2, for exactly the same reasons.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photoptimist Quote
... seek to create a more open or boundless feeling.
To enhance such feelings I sometimes use negative vignette. At least possible in Capture One Pro.

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