Stills V3

February 28, 2016

In the yard

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 22:52

In the yard

After a 3 year hiatus I have, this week, plugged my Epson in for the first time and found it has remained clog free and tonight have just done my first scan in 3 years. A quick frame from my Mamiya 7 dating back to before the break. The vignetting is Lightroom, not the Mamiya!



  1. Well I think you have earned a Photographic Welcome Back, printer and scanner up and running! :-)
    Pixel picking, is that a scanning artefact top left?
    What workflow do you use in LR to produce your mono? I use Silver Efex which I love but I went to a lecture and was shown how to do conversion using ACR, which is built into LR, and was blown away by what the lecturer achieved. However I think the quick lecture didn’t actually convey how much skill and knowledge he used to do his conversion. Silver Efex provides a shortcut to those skills.
    I have been producing more and more monos to the point I have started to think in mono again. :-)
    Pack Horse Bridge has just won an RPS DI Group comp and Corner as a print has been picked as a top 30 print in a DI Group travelling print exhibition.

    Comment by Rex — February 29, 2016 @ 21:54

    • Hi rex

      This is a scan of a medium format Ilford FP4 frame, so no mono conversion necessary. Actually very little treatment here – just scan, set highlights and shadows and a bit of contrast boost – then a LR split tone.

      For colour files I just use LR – no SEfex or anything. I’m happier working with the tools than the adjusting presets to be honest.


      Comment by sojournerphoto — March 6, 2016 @ 12:54

      • I went to a lecture and the chap used ACR to produce his mono image. He said he did not like Silver Efex and preferred to use ACR (which is built into LR) to get the image he desired. He did some final tweaks using PS. I watched him turn a really nondescript image of some sea ice in Iceland into a stunning mono using his workflow. It opened my eyes to the power of ACR but so far I’ve stuck to the tool I know. I need to be a bit more adventurous and leave a bit more time between starting on an image and needing it as a print!

        Comment by Rex — March 18, 2016 @ 21:38

  2. The warm tone suits the subject very well.

    Comment by Christina — March 12, 2016 @ 05:10

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