Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by Duane Pandorf, Nov 13, 2013.
Dining with a View - Grove Park Inn Asheville | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH
Wow, the foreground looks like a nice glowing photograph, but between the gorgeous light and the shallow DOF, the background looks almost literally like a painting. Really gorgeous!
Note to self - never EVER shoot with a high end Leica setup unless you're prepared to buy it!
This is really beautiful!
I was going to say it almost looks like a painting too. But not in an artificial HDR kind of way.
Fabulous range of colours and almost a 3d effect
Almost looks like a painting.
It almost doesn't look real because of the balance between the illumination on the diners and the background.
Did you do anything to light the scene or is it as you found it?
Ray has it right -- don't shoot with a Leica unless you are prepared to buy it. In fact, don't even think about shooting with a Leica . . . (whoops . . . too late!)
Thanks Jock. The photo was taken with existing light. I was able to expose for the sky in the background and pull some shadow detail out of the foreground in LR. I find its pretty easy to recover shadow details with the M9/M-E CCD sensor. I did use the Gradient Tool in LR for the sky to help it out and really didn't add much clarity at all and just a boost in the Vibrance slider.
it's almost like an hallucination. Nice work, Duane.
I'll echo what everyone else has said - it's beautiful.
Has the restaurant management seen it?
they have seen another photo I took from the hotel that they want to use on Facebook. I'm traveling for work and haven't connected with their rep about it.
Fascinating image. I can't really tell if anything is in focus or indeed if anything needs to be but there is some kind of cinematic quality to it.
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