In the Canyon

This is a 14 image 42.6 megapixel pano of the Wahclella Falls gorge near the Bonneville dam on the Columbia River. We try to get out here pretty regularly as it's a fairly easy hike with a nice loop through this canyon with a view of Wahclella falls at the apex. You can click the link under the photo to see a full size section up close.

I've mentioned (I think) that I got my hands on a Sony RX1r on New Years Day and have been carrying it daily along with a film camera. It has a similar sensor to the one on my Sony A7ii, but no anti-alias filter which I'm noticing produces greater detail overall.

I really like how this photo captures the energy in the river, the thin veiling of the undulating moisture in the air and the warmth of the winter sun cutting into this secluded space.

St Johns Pano




You may notice that I posted another version of this same scene a few weeks ago taken on film with my Hasselblad. I find the basic color profiles so different and wonder how much of it is due to the film choice (Ektar 100) and/ or metering.

I didn't really fiddle with the colors much on either and the Sony is pretty much spot on, though perhaps just a little punchier due to some basic curves adjustments. The film shot however, has a noticeable orange and aqua cast with some reddish pink in the highlights.

I really need to work through the color thing on my film work so that I understand it and can consistently come in where I want it. That's one area where digital is a lot more straightforward at least for me.