Salvage Saturday

Ben Egbert

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Pile on with your reprocessed archive images.

I will kick this off with a Teton image from a few years back. When exposed for the sky, the rest of the image was near black. I had previously tried multi image stacks but never could get a pleasing brightness balance or a decent mask. That tree extending into the sky was a real problem. The latest Photoshop sky mask is a great feature. Doing the image from one raw helps maintain the integrity of the colors and brightness.


This is about what I saw in person.

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AlanLichty

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I dug around and found an image on my iPhone from an evening Ben might remember. I met up with Ben, Rick, and Jim a few years back to shoot around the Tetons but was unable to keep going with them for a sunset shooting session. Turned out to be a nuclear sunset and I wandered down to the beach at Jackson Lake near my campsite and took some iPhone shots since I couldn't grip my DSLR anymore that day.

The iPhone (an iPhone 7) didn't handle the dynamic range all that well so I had to do some patching to fix around the blown skies just above the mountains. Not the world's finest recovery job working from my laptop but I gave it a shot anyway.

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Ben Egbert

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Great job Dan, I have been trying to scan old film images on a printer/scanner, not much luck. Guess I need to go for a real scanner. But I am not sure the originals are worth it.
 

AlanLichty

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Alan, looks pretty good to me. Great sky & reflection
I've only got an iPhone 7. Thinking about an iPhone 11 or iPhone 13 now
If you have the option go for the 13 Pro - its has a pretty serious camera and you can get RAW output if you wish. The iPhone 11 Pro has a better camera than the 7 but it's not in the same league as the 13 Pro.
 

AlanLichty

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Alan, I would like to try a photo trip, just using the iPhone 13.
Heck, everybody else does 🤣
Mine has become my camera of choice for macro shots and wet weather photography. Its rated for 30 minutes at 3 meters depth underwater so I can shoot in stupid rain/wind conditions (I did earlier today) when I would never even bother bringing out my other gear. I still like having access to my DSLR. Each platform has its own niche since neither can quite do what the other one can depending on the situation at hand.
 
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