Avoiding cliche'd sunsets - another old slide hits the scanner...

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by mark.thomas.7, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. So, how do *you* folk avoid cliche'd sunsets?

    I'm not saying this one isn't - it's just another shot I found in a
    box of potential rejects...

    (Ricoh KR10M, 28-80 kit lens, Kodachrome 64)

    It probably serves only to demonstrate my (bad?) habit of chronically
    and deliberately underexposing slides, and calling the results 'low-
    key' or 'moody'..

    I don't care what they say - it's my image and that's how I wanted it
    to look!

    mark.thomas.7, Jun 26, 2007
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  2. mark.thomas.7

    Noons Guest

    Well said. Quite frankly, I like the shot. Any lighter and it
    wouldn't have
    those gorgeous, deep, strong colours.

    This is my 2006 version with new Velvia100:


    hey: I like it, so there!

    on the other hand the "new" Jupiter9 is pissing me off,
    mostly because of that awful flare:


    that hazy spot in the middle is a damn nuisance. If the sun is
    anywhere outside of in my back, it flares. Heck, it even flares
    with bright sky! Works fine at night or in deep shade.

    It's being looked at by a techo to adjust focusing, after that it gets
    permanent hood and that's how it's gonna stay after that...
    Noons, Jun 26, 2007
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  3. I like it too, although the dark area is a little unbalanced for me.
    I'm not sure how I would have done it differently, though..
    Eurgh! that *is* a bit disturbing, and the shot doesn't look like an
    obvious candidate for flare problems.

    You'd have to wonder if there was a nice shiny, polished bit of
    aluminium barrel inside the lens, designed specifically to do
    that... If that techo is going to have it in bits, why not ask if
    there is something internal that could be the cause?

    Hope the hood works, but if, as you say, it even happens with a bit of
    bright sky, you might be pushing it uphill..

    mark.thomas.7, Jun 27, 2007
  4. mark.thomas.7

    Noons Guest

    Reframe. If I had to do it again, I'd have used
    less dark area. Probably go a bit nearer to crop out
    a bit off the left and bottom and leave the right the same.
    Then again, this light only lasted a few seconds
    so I better hurry up! :)

    it's the iris: all shiny metal. Right behind the front element,
    which is coated on the outside only!...
    The techo is checking the focus and then will have a looksee
    to figure a fix.

    but I reckon it's just the nature of the beast: it's a 85mm f2 Leica
    screw mount, so I think I better reserve it for face shots in dark or
    shade, it should be OK there. Or shots in normal light, wide open:
    with slow film. Then it works fine. Definitely a specialty lens.
    yeah. but at the price... ;-)
    Noons, Jun 27, 2007
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