Iceland Overlook

I have now left Iceland but not without making new friends as well as some great images.  One of the fellows on the trip was a Master Geek Guy, so I had an opportunity to Photoshop geek out with Shaun.  I learned a great deal just sitting across from him in the beast watching him use luminosity processing like I had not seen before.  Thanks Shaun!

One of the wonderful things about the Hasselblad is its ability to resolve an incredible amount of detail thanks to a true 16 bit file as well as its’ ability to capture a full 14 stop range of exposure in any given image (assuming you properly expose the image).

The image below is one of many typical viewing spots throughout Iceland that only require pulling off of the road and taking a short stroll.  I selected this image to demonstrate the amount of detail I can get with this camera system.  The image is comprised of 4 images (each image about is 75MBs compressed and before cropping) stitched together in Photoshop using the new pano function in CC 2015.  Taken from an overlook, I decided to crop out the bottom of the image to de-clutter it and add focus to the stream and mountains.  Ordinarily, I would not crop to such a ratio however, I didn’t want to detract from the mountains nor their immediate foreground.  Click on the image for a much larger view and to gain an appreciation of the detail in this capture.

Shooting data: Hasselblad H5D50c, HCD 28mm f/4, ISO 100, 1/500 sec @ f/8

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