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The main reason why I photograph with a Leica camera:

“I want simplification, not amplification or complication…I just want light controls … because photography is about light.” – Thorsten Overgaard

“A camera that gives me the joy of ownership and the joy of shooting is much more important than one with the highest number of megapixels or highest ISO performance.” – Yukio Uchida

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ― Ansel Adams

“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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12 comments on “Raven Cliff Falls Trail Loop – 09.15.2014

  1. dg says:

    Duane, how did you process the shot of your sons with their backs towards you (the one in portrait orientation)? I love the tones and I haven’t gotten such from my M-E yet. If you use Lightroom, would you share your secret sauce? Thanks!


    1. Morning dg. I’m not at my computer with Lightroom as I’m on my iPhone replying but I don’t normally use any plugins as in this case too. First of all the conditions were perfect for these tones. We’re at elevation and technically in the clouds not fog so to speak. The camera’s meter is going to underexpose by at least a stop since it is so grey. I’m also shooting wide open and focused on my sons. Did I say I love this lens yet? At f1.4 the out of focus areas help in revving out the tones I believe. I also made nothing was clipped in the histogram in the highlights. Plus I have my camera configured shooting RAW+JPG where the JPG is set to B&W. That way I see B&W when I review the image on the camera’s LCD. Later I will do a screen capture of my settings and email you if you’d like.


      1. dorugavril says:

        Thanks, Duane. If it’s not too much trouble, yes, it’d be terrific to see your LR settings.


        1. Streetshooter says:

          Real nice Duane……


          1. Thanks Don. Anytime I can have the boys away from all the distractions that get in the way is special in today’s fast lane.


  2. wonderful black and white images.


    1. Thank you so much jmersforeman!


  3. Dan says:

    Very nice work, and what a great time with the sons. Reminds me of times when mine were younger.


    1. Thanks Dan sorry it took me this long to respond. It was a great morning for a walk.


  4. Fantastic images, full of atmosphere and mystery, and great processing too!


    1. Thank you Gonzalo. The couple hours I had a chance to walk with my sons was special. The atmosphere was perfect for that time together!


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