I got this idea yesterday and decided to composite 2 images to make it a reality. First I took an unprocessed iceberg image that I took on Lago Argentina and blended it with an image I made of President Jackson's eye from a $20 US bill that I had shot much earlier creating the very first EYEceberg!
Iceberg shot with D700 and 17-35 mm f/2.8 @ 35 mm. f/7.1, 1/200, ISO 360. Jacksons eye was shot with D200 and 200 mm micro Nikkor f/4. f/22, ISO 200, 8.0 sec. Each image was processed in CNX2 and then moved to PS CS6 extended where they were composited.
Sun 16-Mar-14 03:28 PM | edited Sun 16-Mar-14 03:29 PM by Bump57
"is it interesting enough without the eye"
I greatly think so! For one it is a scene I have never seen before and I am sure others as well, and two I would have never guess you could produce the tones and colors of the background mountains with the colors and tones of the iceberg in the same frame. If I had seen this elsewhere and not from you here on Nikonians I would have surly thought it was a composite. The strong difference between foreground & background make it very compelling for me. Do you have any more room right & left?
Sun 16-Mar-14 03:55 PM | edited Sun 16-Mar-14 04:11 PM by robsb
I have some space. The crop was mostly on the bottom. The series of images I took on the Lago were from a day boat, so I have many images where I approached and passed massive icebergs, some of which I processed and posted. Since I was immersed in the scenery, I thought nothing of the contrast of the brown hills to the blue iceberg.
I guess I will have to revisit what I have posted vs. What I didn't. Thank you all for the comments. Perhaps some "blind" icebergs will be posted.
Added note: I looked at my other posts and I did post an image of this iceberg from further away with a boat nearby for scale. But it is not as compelling as this closer view on second look. It just goes to show that we should revisit our image decisions from time to time and more importantly fill the frame with your subject. So I will most likely take anther wack at a straight version of this.
Thanks Carman, I think it comes from my early days in photography. About 3 years after I got my first Nikon I got a darkroom setup and I got into a lot of experimentation as I was teaching myself how to use the equipment. There were lots of good books on darkroom manipulation of images. I only had a set up darkroom for about 6 years in Montana and after that constant moves and a lack of a permanent darkroom got me away from it because it was such a pain to set up and tear down each time. When I moved to digital and saw how easy it was to create what were very difficult things in a chemical darkroom I started to experiment again. So while I do enjoy straight photography, after all I shot lots of slide film, manipulation of images and composites have always been an interest to me.