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03-21-2007, 12:01 PM   #1
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Pentax K10D at Lumas Galleries

I have an exhibition of Limited Edition images at Lumas Galleries in New York, Germany and worldwide over the internet. They just contacted me. They wish to expose four of my images from the "Divine Inspiration" series shot with the Pentax K10D that will be blown up, as usual to 1.20 x.0.80 meters. They are 171 mega per image. Now if that is not a thumbs up for the K10D and it's quality, I don't know what!

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And a thumbs up to your artisitc vision and skill with the camera. Thanks for sharing.
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What did you/they use to up-size the image that large? I printed some 20"x30" shots for a local pastry shop (from my 6-mp *ist DS, no less) and I was disappointed with them - I attribute it to poor up-sizing on my part, using Photoshop CS2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by carpents Quote
What did you/they use to up-size the image that large? I printed some 20"x30" shots for a local pastry shop (from my 6-mp *ist DS, no less) and I was disappointed with them - I attribute it to poor up-sizing on my part, using Photoshop CS2.
As I did for all of the images being exposed at Lumas Galleries, I up-sized them in PS2 using Bicubic Softer and upsizing in three stages. They ask for a 200 dpi print out. The quality is really quite surprising. The artist proofs they sent me for my first group of 10 images x 100 were at 1.20 x 0.80 meters they were shot with the Canon 10D and were amazing. I get to keep the No.1 artist proofs. Printed on High Gloss Fuji Paper. Imagine the quality on the K10D. I added a bit of unsharp mask at the end at 0.3 pixels at 120 to 180 percent.

It really depends on the output. As I stated on several occasions, viewing distance is very important. One of the images I shot on the Canon 10D was blown up to 5 x 3 meters or about 20 x 12 feet. No problem. It was at 25 dpi.


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That's interesting, I might have guessed that you used something other than Photoshop. I did not learn about the step method until after I got the prints. I wonder if anyone has done any tests against (for example) Genuine Fractals to see if they can get even better results.

Congratulations on your selection.

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Congratulations on your latest exhibition!
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ben,
love your images. can you tell me how to get $500 for mine????
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ben,
love your images. can you tell me how to get $500 for mine????
Very simple..Just sell them for 500.00 Dollars. Just don't feel embarrassed or guilty for doing so!

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Ben, How long is your show running in NYC? I'd like to go see it but the next couple of weeks are pretty hectic for me. Will it still be on after Easter? (4/8/07)
I notice that Lumas in down in Soho, but fortunately on the east side so it's pretty easy for me to get to. But that is still a 3 hr train ride there and back.

NaCl(I like where I live but it makes getting downtown a chore)H2O
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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
Ben, How long is your show running in NYC? I'd like to go see it but the next couple of weeks are pretty hectic for me. Will it still be on after Easter? (4/8/07)
I notice that Lumas in down in Soho, but fortunately on the east side so it's pretty easy for me to get to. But that is still a 3 hr train ride there and back.

NaCl(I like where I live but it makes getting downtown a chore)H2O
The show is indefinite. As it is a Limited Edition show and since I am under contract with Lumas, you can go in any time..Here is a photo from the opening of a couple of my images on the right called "Black Sky White Soul"

Here is the info in case you don't have it:

LUMAS New York - SoHo
77 Wooster Street, New York, NY
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 7pm, Saturday 11am - 8pm, Sunday 11am - 7pm
Phone: +1 (212) 219.9497

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Congratulations, Benjamin. I wish I could get to NYC to see the images.
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Thanks Ben, I'll get downtown one of these days and poke my head in there. It's not too far away from some of my favorite downtown stomping grounds. In fact I used to work right around the corner from the gallery.

NaCl(now all I need is time)H2O
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Congrats

Ben,

I've always been impressed by your art and abilities ... it seems some others are also giving you some well deserved recognition.
Congratulations and my very best,

... dave
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