Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Behind the scenes with some technical details of my last image of the Acacia Tree in the Serengeti that was shot with a large format 4×5 camera.
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The original JPG that I posted yesterday is unable to show two hot air balloons just above the horizon and below the tree on the left. With this image, I cropped the original scan at a 100%, pixel-for-pixel crop of the area and overlaid it on top of the resized JPG. Only one balloon is visible in this crop, but you can clearly see how much detail the high resolution drum scan provides. The image was shot on Fuji Provia, processed by a local lab, wet mounted on a cylindrical drum, and scanned with my Howtek 4500 drum scanner at 4000dpi. This results in a RAW scan that is 1.7GB and 19647×15512 pixels at 16bit. Without resizing the image, I can print at 360 pixels/inch at roughly 43″x54″. This is at the native resolution without resizing!. Thus, the image quality is retained at any print size that I want.
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Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes collage of my previous image. This shows the steps I take from negative to drum scan to final image to print. This print is 16″ x 22″, but can easily print larger, because it was scanned at 4000dpi. However, I feel that the image speaks better and becomes more intimate at a smaller size.
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This image was shot with a Contax 645 medium format camera.
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Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Here’s a behind the scenes shot from my previous image with a Toyo 8×10 view camera setup on the roof of my truck.
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