Magic Light in the Forest

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Tom on January 13, 2010

This one from way back in the archive during the film days. Shot with a Nikkormat FT2, 55mm Micro Nikkor, Kodachrome 25 and a polarizer(I think). The road and many buildings on the Google map didn't exist at the time of this capture. Progress? Anyway it's rather fun processing these old shots. :) ~Tom

Since this is a scanned slide does the image have a different look than digital capture to you?

Herr Sonstiges on January 13, 2010

Hi Tom, I'm proud to increase your picture counter to two ;-) . The atmosphere made out of light and fog is beautiful!

For me this photo-scan makes no difference to a digital image. Often users are not aware about the correct scanning parameters and then (only then) it looks different.



Bob Engelbart on January 14, 2010

Very nice the light in this photo. Bob

Bert Alink on January 14, 2010

Magic indeed Tom, it's a beautiful photo.

Regards, Bert

tukki on January 14, 2010

The light in this shot is truely magic. I can´t say I see anything inherently different being a scanned image. FRED

Pawel Klobukowski on January 14, 2010

Tom this is another magic photo in your gallery!

greetings from Poland

laughingmackerel on January 14, 2010

old or new ..still a very atmospheric and fine shot TOm

|W| |K|U|R|Y| on January 14, 2010

i have to agree to lm. the grain in this capture doesn't matter.

Arnika1 on January 14, 2010

Fantastic photo. Greetings from Poland. Joanna

mardrl on January 14, 2010

Very mystical and very beautiful. Lovely!

Tjarko Evenboer on January 14, 2010

Beautiful shot Tom! Greetings from Holland, Tjarko

Rafal Ociepka on January 14, 2010

Another great photo of great Tom :-)


GabrieleB.77 on January 14, 2010

wonderful light!

Jose Mauri on January 14, 2010

Tom, my english excuses, I am thinking about understanding that it is an analogical photography (a slide) ancient. I think that it is a great work. Is it very treated in ps., or only the step of the analogical one to the digital?. An embrace. Jose.

Jose Mauri on January 14, 2010

Excuse me, I forgot, it is a great work, with a great light and a good setting. Jose.

Kintyre through a le… on January 14, 2010

Very Beautiful image Tom and Portfolio :)greetings Archie

Tom on January 14, 2010

Many, many thanks to H.S., Bob, Bert, Fred, kubek-77, LM, KURY, Joanna, Margot, Tjarko, Rafal, Catherine, snake, Jose Mauri and Archie for all of the great comments and compliments on this one. Very much appreciated.

This image(an 11"x14") has been framed and has been hanging on my wall for the last 25 years so I thought a digital rework and replot was in order. And I can now print a full frame(12"x18") digital aspect ratio plot of the whole image. Jose- I did some clone work to get rid of the ever present dust that is always on these slides, a slight increase in contrast and saturation and finally applied an unsharp mask. That work was done in Nikon Capture NX2. ~ Seems to still have the mood I always loved based on the responses. :)

Best regards to all from Virginia,


P.S. My feeling on the look is that it has that "soft yet sharp" look of slide film I love so much. :)

Nawitka on January 14, 2010

Tom, I'd hang that on my wall for 25 years too! If I had such a magical shot ... truly wonderful, and thanks for taking the time to scan it for us! Gold star of course!

Tom on January 14, 2010

Very kind of you Nawitka. Thank you very much. Of course a Gold Star deserves a special thank you. :)

All the best from Virginia, Tom

Dror Ben David on January 15, 2010

Outstanding! Bravo:-)

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