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Sony A7R IV

Making of “View Over Alabama Hills to Wind Driven Snow on Whitney Range” (Sony A7R IV)

This image is about the structure and scale of the foothills and mountains and the dynamics of the seasonal weather. And to anyone who has climbed Mt Whitney (5 times for me), the violence and cold on those peaks made me shiver a little—I would not have wanted to be up there in those 40-50 mph gusts.

Capture: Sony A7R IV color capture
Conversion: direct conversion to B&W from RAW
Post: global contrast enhancement and tonal Curve

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View Over Alabama Hills to Wind Driven Snow on Whitney Range
f4 @ 1/1000 sec EFC shutter, ISO 50; 2020-03-24 17:20:54
Sony A7R IV + Sigma FE 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
ENV: Alabama Hills, altitude 5100 ft / 1554 m, 55°F / 12°C
RAW: LACA corrected, vignetting corrected, push 0.17 stops, +100 Shadows, -100 Highlights, +50 Whites, +88 Blacks, Color Luminance {Blues -76, Purples +100}, +40 Dehaze, +30 Clarity, Chroma NR {40,20,50}, USM {20,50,0}

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