Dining with a View

Discussion in 'Leica' started by Duane Pandorf, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf All-Pro

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Dining with a View - Grove Park Inn Asheville | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    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!

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  3. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    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.
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  4. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Fabulous range of colours and almost a 3d effect :)
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  5. Almost looks like a painting.
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  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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  7. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    beautiful indeed!
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  8. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    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!)

    Cheers, Jock
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  9. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf All-Pro

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    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.
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  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    it's almost like an hallucination. Nice work, Duane.
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  11. Yeats

    Yeats All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    I'll echo what everyone else has said - it's beautiful.

    Has the restaurant management seen it?
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  12. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf All-Pro

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    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.
  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    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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