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Cold Mono at Dusk

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Poster: Fred Miranda  (see this users gallery)
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Date: February 24, 2014
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It was a frigid afternoon at Mono Lake. About ten minutes after sunset, there were no colors in the sky. I was pretty tired from driving and was thinking about packing my gear and head out...

While talking to a fellow photographer, I noticed her face started to get a color glow. The pinkish dusk colors suddenly took over that section of the sky and luckily I had my gear and composition already set-up. It didn't last much because of the heavy clouds accompanying the setting of the sun right behind us but gave me enough time for two captures.
The first was focused on the immediate rocks in the foreground and the other on the distant "Tufas".

Taken with the Sony A7R and Canon TS-E 17mm f/4. (f/9, 2.5s exposure). The lens was shifted down about 5mm and no filter was used.
I hope you like it. Comments and feedback appreciated.
Fred


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February 25, 2014 4:56am

It's beautiful, Fred.
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February 25, 2014 8:12am

Beautiful indeed.
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February 25, 2014 11:52am

I really like this and it is a very different take on an area shot to death--very nice--ron s.
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February 25, 2014 6:36pm

The dynamic range of your Sony A7R images is really excellent, Fred. Do the files take large post processing adjustments well?
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February 26, 2014 8:40pm

Thanks guys!

James, the files are not that big at about 37mb (compressed) and therefore take about the same processing time as Canon's RAWs.
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February 26, 2014 9:29pm

I wasn't precise in my question...I meant - can you pull shadow detail and recover highlights by pushing the file multiple stops - without it degrading quickly?
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March 6, 2014 1:53am

James,
Yes, that is the biggest reason I'm currently shooting with the A7R: Pushing the files in post.
I'm getting the same Nikon D800 dynamic range while using my Canon tilt and shift lenses. Smile.
The bump in resolution is nice (about 20% linearly) but the biggest gain is shadow and highlight detail.
Fred