Today’s featured photo of the day! The feature is:
Winter Weather Photos – 107th Street near Saganashkee Slough
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 a photo across 107th Street from Saganashkee Slough, near Palos Hills in Illinois–near where Wolf Rd. outlet used to be before the Forest Preserve District filled the outlet in with more trees. I do know that now, you can barely tell that there ever even was an outlet in the place these photo was taken. 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. 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 also in this case also was very also somewhat hard on the digital photo processing, because in this case the skies did not come out near natural. So in order to make the photo look acceptable, I was able to swap out and exchange the red for blue, so that the sky was not pink anymore, even though in true reality, the sky was actually grey. This photo would truly look like some poor colored artwork, therefore being lost if it were not for the processor. That would have been a real loss! Now the photo depicts yet another extremely great winter scene thanks to using the science and artistic photo processing. Date – March 20, 1983
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.
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 “Landscape bicolor 2” setting – raw, without any embellishment.
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 “Landscape bicolor 2” setting with denoising and also manual color shift to exchange the colors red with blue. Byu doing this the color and tint of snow was only handled without adding any unacceptable coloring to the snow area, yet the sky, even though they really were grey, was able to be turned a hue of blue that looks more natural. After the photo was corrected, the photo depicts closer to the normal cloudy day color photo that it should have reflected, despite the artificially blue sky.
☼FACT: As you can see in photo 3, equalization is a very important aspect of restoration. Without doing so, would have left the restore process incomplete, and a photo that people may laugh at, if not myself. Washed out, purpled out, or fogged out photos have a future because of these really great tools for restoration. As in this and most cases of 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 in this case on the “Landscape bicolor 2” 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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