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on Apr 23, 2019 in Landscape Photography

Processing Mark?

Mt Tom
captured by Z6 / Z24-70f2.8

The East Face & Mt Tom were simply gorgeous this morning! It was truly hard to keep my eyes on the road as the sun rose over the Whites lighting up the face. In fact, the pressure got to me so I stopped to shoot. With the drama in the light and the romance of the scene, going B&W was a given so that meant shooting with the Z6 as it does B&W so amazingly and then added to that, the razor sharp. Z24-70f2.8. But that wasn’t the real dilemma, including that one element was. Or was it?

Mt Tom
captured by Z6 / Z24-70f2.8

If look really, really closely in the lower photograph in the upper right corner, you’ll see the moon. While standing there it was obvious but as soon as the eye goes to the viewfinder, it appears like what we called in film days, a processing mark. It was really simple for me, the upper photo shows off the drama in the early light so going wide to include the moon wasn’t an option. But many include that moon because, well, I don’t know why. If I didn’t point it out, you probably wouldn’t see it. So including it diminishes the drama that being together brings. It’s just something to think about when the moon is out but real tiny in the frame, appearing like a processing mark.

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