Something different this week. A side by side comparison Part I (Mamiya 6 vs Holga), and a little Photoshop Fun!
First the comparison, which is really not fair at all:
Above: Holga with Orange Filter and standard 60 mm lens; Below Mamiya 6 with orange filter and 75mm Normal Lens. Obviously the plastic Holga filters don’t quite measure up to a real contrast filter.
The Tallest Peak visible above is Mount Meeker.
Now for some Photoshop Fun with Photomerge. I had promised a better image of the Flatirons Mountains near my home. With the 6X6 format that is only possible by building a panorama using the Photomerge option. Below the finished product, a Panorama of the Flatirons taken from Legions Park east of Boulder, Colorado:
I had wondered how Photomerge would handle the vignette effect. As you see below, it left a bit of the shading. So above, I did a little clone stamping to minimize this.
Both of the images above were cropped from the original Merge, of four images shown below:
The view includes a 1920’s era power plant and cooling pond. Still operational, but converted from coal to natural gas.
Tech Info: Holga (Ilford Delta 400), Mamiya 6 (T-Max 400). Developed and scanned by Old School Photolab.