Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:05 pm
by Erik Danielsen
mdvaden wrote:
Erik Danielsen wrote:Beautiful images! I've also been working to hone a technique of portraitizing trees (though my east-coast subjects are far less massive) by way of multiframe stitching, particularly seeking to recreate the subject isolation that can be achieved for larger subjects using a wide aperture lens on a large capture medium like 4x5 or 8x10 film. I've contemplated what it might take to achieve that with significantly large trees- probably multiple frames through a fast telephoto wide open at a moderate distance, something I don't really have the glass for at present.

I don't think it would do much good for a large tree unless you could print or display it huge. Say ... like the 40 in. x 60 in. canvas I just hung in a Crescent City gallery.

Agreed, physically large prints are really quite necessary for viewer impact (and because the subject separation the technique aims for simply is not apparent if the sharp details are not printed large enough to physically distinguish from the defocused elements). I would want to print that little hemlock at a minimum of 24x24, ideally up to 40x40. The trick is finding a reasonably affordable place to do large prints, really.