Today’s featured photo of the day! The feature is:
Winter Weather Photos – Saganashkee Slough Photo 2

Here is today’s featured photo presentation of winter weather photos, with today’s presentation another of a set of photos of a snowy scene of the largest Chicago area snow of the year 1983 season of Saganashkee Slough near Palos Hills in Illinois. To brighten up these late winter days, I am featuring fine photos of winter weather, so we can wish the winter weather was just in the photo, and that we wouldn’t have to live it. If you remember the days of film, it was really a great idea to develop your film while the photos were freshly taken. If you did not, yet even more of the following example of the finished photo was a direct result. Looking at the negative, it shows up fogged out and even has a color fogging, shifting an area of the photo over into a different part of the spectrum. Such fogging really compromises the quality of the finished photo. This case also was very hard on the digital photo processing, meaning the fogging was so intense even the best of processing was hard. Yet even though we had inverse tinting and unacceptable color hue, after a little manual tinkering within the program there was hope! See below where I used the program HDR Project 2018 by Franzis Verlag to rescue these color photos. The HDR Algorithms were in complete need to denoise the photo, and this photo would have been lost if it were not for the processor, and what a real loss! The photo depicts yet another extremely great winter scene. Date – March 20, 1983

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Photo #1 taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/30th second, loaded with Konica Fast ISO (ASA) 400 Color 135-20 Negative Film (stale film) processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.

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Photo #2 is the same above photo, digitally rescued by the software program HDR Project 2018 (64-bit) – Version 6.64.02783 by Franzis Verlag on the “Architecture Faded Structure” setting – raw, without any embellishment.

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Photo #3 is the final draft photo, digitally rescued by the software program HDR Project 2018 (64-bit) – Version 6.64.02783 by Franzis Verlag on the “Architecture Faded Structure” setting with denoising and also manual color shift to exchange some of the tint to make the fog spot an acceptable and more unnoticeable hue and tint. After the photo was corrected, the photo depicts closer to the normal cloudy day color photo that it should have reflected. Also, the level was straightened as after you could see the horizon clearly, it was able to be fixed, despite a light loss of pixels.

FACT:  As you can see in photo 3, this was a very highly fogged photo, yet not impossible to restore. The photo was not only washed out , but purpled out, because the layer on the negative was effected first with fog and with the compensation of the most sensitive colors, in this and most cases the stale developing of the film, it shows a purple layer over the whole photo while trying to develop the photo. The case in this case results in a purple hue, although depending on the case of light effect can range anywhere on the spectrum, depending on which light shows through. There are very nice programs out there, including the one I use, which is HDR Project 2018 (64-bit) – Version 6.64.02783 by Franzis Verlag on the “Architecture Faded Structure” setting. This German company in addition to this great program, also offers many great photo processing programs that are great, including two other ones that I use frequently, BLACK WHITE Projects 5 and ANALOG Projects 3. All of these programs are well worth the money, unless you are fortunate to see them available on the Daily Software: Giveaway of the Day. The process of digital restoration of photos is an art, at the same time using science, and opens up a vast array of features to level your object’s virtual essence without compensating total loss of color. I will be featuring rescued photos for the duration of this year’s winter scenes.

Another fine snowy view photograph to follow including the great scenic beauty of winter weather. It is going to be quite an end to winter, so join me all the way until the first day of spring! 


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5 thoughts on “Featured Photo: Winter Weather Special – Saganashkee Slough Photo 2

  1. I’m very glad you posted these pics of Saganashee Slough. And I really like the filtered picture too! It’s been some time since I’ve been down that way unfortunately . So even if pics are from a while ago. Still very happy to see them.

  2. You are right to say photo processing like this is an art but it does require a scientific understanding of image processing too and not many people have both scientific skill and artistic flare.

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