Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Simsy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:37 pm

    What can I say about the Tracy Arm Fjord but the place is truly aw inspiring we were sailing trough a narrow fjord with towering cliffs up as high as 4,000 ft on either side, here is the kicker we were in a large cruise ship carrying 3,000 passengers it amazes me that we didn't scrape all the paint of the side's. but it was truly worth the effort.

    So how close was it about this close
    Image

    And how cold was it I will let the wife show you
    Image

    Entrance island to the inner fjord
    Image

    An iceberg about the size of my house
    Image

    The Glacier itself a couple of facts this glacier is the only know glacier to be growing in Alaska all the rest are shrinking, some dimension the face of the glacier is 200ft high from the water and only a lazy 900ft below the water, it is about 12 miles lang as well.
    Image



    Image
  • User avatar
    Busiboy
    Site Admin
    Site Admin
    Posts: 3572
    Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:10 pm
    Location: SE Sydney
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Busiboy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:00 pm

    Now these are really cool

    I think the glacier shots could do with some tweaking of the exposure and such.
    *PPOK*
    C&C always welcome

    Scott
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Simsy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:06 pm

    I'm not sure I can tweak them much more these were taken in foggy conditions I guess that translates to a darker exposure bringing up the exposure much more only seem to wash out the images a bit. Post Processing is not really my strong point but I will give it a go and see what I can make of them.
  • User avatar
    Busiboy
    Site Admin
    Site Admin
    Posts: 3572
    Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:10 pm
    Location: SE Sydney
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Busiboy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:08 pm

    Here's one I had a quick play with on the ipad

    Image
    Untitled by Shottonsite, on Flickr
    *PPOK*
    C&C always welcome

    Scott
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Simsy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:13 pm

    Ok cool that will give me a bit of a guide to aim at when I get back to the computer. The whole pp thing is my biggest downfall I really need to enroll in some kind of course or something because I just don't understand most of it.
  • User avatar
    Doug
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1831
    Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:49 pm
    Location: Adelaide
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Doug » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:55 pm

    Here is another edit.
    The order of adjustment was:
    -Adjust white balance to remove the blue cast over everything to give better colour separation.
    -Add contrast to cut through that fog a bit and give more definition. The foggy look went away to a large extent with the blue cast removal. Fog can add atmosphere to a picture but I did not feel this fog was. You might see it differently having been there.
    -Highlight recovery to the sky.
    Image
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Simsy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:37 pm

    Well Im sitting here trying to figger out this PP thing and Im like why are my pics always blue I thought stuff it time for some changes or time to give up so down to the shop and a new monitor hey pics look heaps better. Now im not going to say that I will be able to improve on these but not using an old TV as a monitor might help lol. Hopefully I can get some up tonight that are better fingers crossed.
  • User avatar
    Doug
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1831
    Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:49 pm
    Location: Adelaide
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Doug » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:32 pm

    not using an old TV as a monitor might help lol.


    Not using an old television will making good editing actually possible, you don't want to put the time into making it look right on a screen that is wrong to everyone elses.

    Just look at a wall of LCD televisions at say JB HiFi and you will see the big variation in what they consider correct colour.
    A row of PC monitors in a shop will be far more consistent in colour and have a much finer dot pitch for you to judge image sharpness.

    What model monitor did you end up getting ?
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Simsy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:37 pm

    I just grabbed a cheap Samsung 24inch S24c350hl I didn't have heaps of cash Im not back to work yet.
  • User avatar
    Doug
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1831
    Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:49 pm
    Location: Adelaide
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Doug » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:33 pm

    Looks good .
    I use a 24" Sammy as well, but different model.

    The "ECO Saving" feature is new to me. I would turn it off because it saves power by reducing brightness, which is no good for judging image exposure.

    Yours is LED back lite so it should not use excessive juice anyway. I got mine before LED was main stream so mine is florescent tube type.
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Simsy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:39 pm

    Thanks doug it looks like its set to off as default anyway.
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Simsy » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:30 am

    A second bit at the cherry just a note the ice is meant to be blue the more compact the ice the bluer it gets

    Image
  • User avatar
    Busiboy
    Site Admin
    Site Admin
    Posts: 3572
    Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:10 pm
    Location: SE Sydney
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Busiboy » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:39 pm

    Looks better to me, although the is a colour cast on it. A brown tinge?

    What did you do for your second take? Did you shoot raw or jpg only?
    *PPOK*
    C&C always welcome

    Scott
  • User avatar
    CraigVTR
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1310
    Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:37 pm
    Location: Montville, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by CraigVTR » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:46 am

    I have to agree about the colour cast and it is around a stop too dark on my (calibrated) monitor. The next step after getting your new monitor is to buy a calibrator and regularly carry out calibration, I use Nec Spectraview2 hooked up to Colour Munki Photo hardware.
    Regards
    Craig
    PPok Other pics in post OK
    So many forums, so little time.
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

    by Simsy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:29 am

    These were shot in jpeg I added a bit of polarizing, vibrancy, definition, bumped the contrast and the brightness I did it in Aperture on the mac . I think the brown came from the polarizing I guess its better than the fog though. Had it not been 7am and around -10c I might of thought of putting on the polarizing filter I had in my bag but then again I might not off either. The biggest help with this PP thing so far was getting the new monitor the pics look so much better than they did b4 I will have to have a look around for that calibration thing. Because I was away and planed on taking so many pics I had limited space so I changed from RAW/Jpeg to just Jpeg probably a mistake but too late now.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest