We took a very fast trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon this week so that I could shoot the P65 under "normal" shooting conditions; besides they were calling for great skies and just could pass that up. I used a Schneider 35mm an entire day connected to the Cambo WRS figuring that was the lens that offered the most color cast and I want to see how the images would turn out.
Total equipment used with the exception of one image shown here is the Cambo WRS1000, Schneider 35mm lens (with center filter), Phase One P65 all sitting on top of a Swiss Arca Cube. One of the new (to me) features I had written about earlier and thought I wouldn't get much use of was the ability to check the horizontal plane on the back; I found I was mistaken. While the Cube is very easy to setup and fast to level, there are times when you need that extra amount of information and help. This is where the horizontal check on the back was indispensable.
The following image is a result of 2-images stitched together to form a panorama. Both are a result of processing first in C1Pro then over to CS5 to stitch and in the case of the black & white, final processing using Nik Silver Efex Pro.
We spent the better part of 2-days at the South Rim hiking to Ohh ahh Point on the South Kaibab Trail then later the next day shooting from various viewpoint along the canyon rim. We'll be posting more later on the hike and maybe more from a sunset shot we did at Mather Point. The images included in this post were all taken near the Mather Point Amphitheater.
More to follow
Hi Don, what is the reason for using the Cube in such a configuration?ReplyDelete
Great question! The major reason for having the Cube in that configuration was standing on the edge of a multiple 100 foot cliff drop off and attempting to capture a 2-shot panorama and still have the camera as level as possible. The images that follow the image in question is the result of that setup. DonReplyDelete