© 2011 Jacco


Ik weet ‘t gewoon niet. Experiment deel twee, maar ‘t geeft me nog niet het goede gevoel. Wat is het experiment dan? Ik zal het maar zeggen: een ander foto(na)bewerkingsprogramma. Maar als je jaren het ene gewend bent, waarom zou je dan overstappen op het andere…? Heb het gevoel dat ik meer met “schuifjes” aan het spelen ben dan dat ik echt weet wat ik doe. Dat heb ik in de doka nou maar zelden…

Dus nu concreter: commentaar, voor deze keer niet zozeer op de “artistieke inhoud”, maar meer op zaken als contrast, grijstinten, etc., is welkom. Is dit anders dan anders, beter, slechter, moet ik doorzetten, of gewoon terug naar wat ik al kende? Ik lees ‘t graag.

I just don’t know. Experiment part deux, but I’m not quite getting the good vibe yet. What’s the experiment then? I’ll tell you: another piece of photo editor software. Used to one for years, I wonder why I would actually want to change to another one. I have a feeling I’m now just fiddling with the dials instead of (sort-of) knowing what I’m doing. In the darkroom, this rarely ever happens….

So, time for more concrete comments from you. I’m not looking for comment on “artistic value” this time, but I’d like to hear what you think about things like contrast, shades of grey, tonality, etc. Is it different than usual? Better? Worse? Should I keep fiddling the dials, or just go back to my good old workhorse? Let me know…

Bessa R3M, Ilford PAN-100


  1. Posted February 9, 2011 at 17:26 | #

    I don't see any apparent problems with contrast, shades, what have you not.
    Maybe there are blownout highlights in the cloud (upper right), but those could very well be related to the scan being limited in dynamic range.

    The question you should be asking yourself is: am I getting the look, atmosphere, … that I would like to have for this picture? It doesn't really matter with which program you achieve this, I think.

    Or do you have the feeling that you are not (yet) able to get the look you desire with the new program, where this would have been possible with the old program?
    That would be a problem…

  2. Posted February 10, 2011 at 08:53 | #

    Thanks for commenting. Well… I'll have to think about that. (Which makes your comment a thought-provoking comment…)
    Maybe I'm not focusing enough on the image, because I'm focused too much on trying to get it right.
    I mean… would I have posted this image if I had just used PWP ("my usual piece of software")? Is the image itself good enough? Am I losing sight of that because I'm having a hard time getting used to the other piece of software?…

    So… thought-provoking. Yes.

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