34161 - Vinalhaven

Printed 34161 from the September Peter Ralston workshop in Maine, along with a bunch of others to hang around the aerie.  Did 34161 two different ways, liked them both.  Interesting the difference in mood. Snaped from a lobster boat just before 8:00AM on a foggy Spetember 13th morning in Carver's Harbor on Vinalhaven.  5D Mk II, ISO 100, 310mm (100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS), f/5.6 at 1/800.  Printed 12x18 on the Epson 4900 with the Imageprint RIP on Epson Exhibition Fiber. Post processing principly in Alien Skin Exposure 2 and Nik Color Efex 4.  Framed 18x24, matted with Rising Museum Board cut on the Easterly SpeedMat. Stunning!


Vinalhaven sunrise

Working through new George DeWolfe book (on paper actually) B&W Printing.  Interesting also bought another of his books as an eBook, the eBook was twice the price of the paper one, delivered.  Not much linkage between cost and price here.

Anyway, lots of new finishing techniques in this for me, especially the use of the history brush for sharpening and dodge and burn.  Could be something here.

Vinalhaven boathouse sunrise

Risky business

In the first snap Peter Ralston is talking to a Vinalhaven lobster fisherman about his near tragic accident the day before. The man fishes alone without a sternman and the day before he was pulled over the side by a trap he was setting. The boat was in gear and motored off. He swam 45 minutes to a ledge where he was finally recused hours later. His boat, the Good 'Nuff, ran around on another ledge and is in the yard for repairs. Apparently one of the lucky, generally overboads perish and are rarely found.

Will post all of the Maine shots to SmugMug in the next day or so.  This post will have the link when they are up. In the mean time there are two galleries here on the blog here and here.

The SmugGalleries all WIP.

Day 1 - Portland

Day 2 - St. George's Penninsula

Day 3 - Rockport Harbor

Day 4 - Penobscot Bay

Day 5 - St. George's Penninsula

Ralston and the Lobsterman

Vinalhaven lobsterman and survivor