Epson 7900 Printer

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The blog image shows my new Epson 7900 printer on the right and taking up quite a bit of room in my office.  This is an early Christmas present to myself.  The image is a 4-shot panorama captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at 24mm and f/8.  The 4 images were merged into the panorama with Photoshop CC with final post-processing in Lightroom.  The image dimensions are slightly skewed shooting the panorama up close with a relatively wide lens.

I have had many print customers asking if I offered prints larger than the 16×24 canvas prints that I sell and decided it is about time to provide that capability.  The Epson 7900 will print up to 24 inches wide, and has roll-feed unlike my existing Epson 3880.

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BV Plein Air – Haskell Barn

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Although I did not print this image for the Plein Air reception, I like the composition and texture of the stone garage, which runs right along Rt 100 in Chadds Ford, PA.  The blog image is an HDR panorama made up of 20 images (5-shot HDR images at 3 different positions).  The images were captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/10 and 70mm.  HDR processing was done with Nik’s HDR Efex Pro.  The HDR images were merged into the panorama with Photoshop CC.  Final post-processing was done with Lightroom, Nik’s Color Efex Pro and Topaz Simplify.

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BV Plein Air – Marshall Street Park

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As part of the Plein Air, the Renovation Committee for Marshall St. Park offered a $500 prize for the best photograph and the best painting of of the park.  While my photo above was in the running, it did not make the final choice.  This is a 7-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/10 and 24mm.  HDR processing was done with Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.

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BV Plein Air – Milner Estate

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The blog image was captured at the Milner Estate, located at the entrance to Stroud’s Preserve in West Chester, PA.  This is a 5-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/10 and 70mm.  HDR processing was done with Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom followed by Topaz Labs Simplify to provide a slight painterly look.

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BV Plein Air – Haskell Market #2

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The blog image was shot at Haskell Market on Rt. 100, south of Rt 1, in Chadds Ford, PA.   This is an HDR panorama made up of 20 images (4, 5-shot HDR images at different horizontal positions).  HDR processing was done with Nik’s HDR Efex Pro.  The 4, HDR images were merged into the panorama using Photoshop CC.  Final post-processing was done in Lightroom and Nik’s Color Efex Pro followed by Topaz Simplify to provide the slight painterly look.  If you look closely at the left center of the image, you can see Denise Vitolio, one of the Plein Air painters capturing part of the market scene.

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BV Plein Air – Haskell Horses

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The blog image of horses on the Haskell Farm was shot in the rain.  As I was walking up the road toward the stables I saw this scene in which the horses seemed to be having a conversation.  With the stables in the background and the framing from the tree I could not resist capturing this image.  The image is a 3-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/10 and 36 mm.  HDR processing was done with Nik’s HDR Efex Pro followed by final post-processing in Lightroom.

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BV Plein Air – Nielsen Estate

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The Nielsen estate in Chadds Ford is less than 1/4 mile from my house and nestled behind the Poston farm which I posted about 2 days ago.  You cannot see this estate from High Ridge Rd and I did not even know it existed until the Plein Air.  There is a hill in front of the estate which overlooks Smith Bridge Rd and Granogue, the DuPont estate which was part of the Plein Air last year.  Several horses on the estate were not visible in this particular shot.

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