Mark Metternich ReMarkable Landscape Photography
Wonderful photos always originate from moments of rare and wonderful light, never a computer!
Only the most pioneering and cutting edge capture, development and print processes are used in the Mark Metternich fine art photography collection. Images are interpreted, developed and color corrected in the digital darkroom using a strict code of conduct.
The images in the collection (a small portion of the collection is displayed online) have been captured on a wide variety of cameras and equipment including (but not limited to):
*Hasselblad H4D - 60, 50, and 40 Medium Format Digital SLR Camera
*Top end 35mm DSLR's (Canon and Nikon)
*Various film cameras including medium and larger formats
Sometimes to produce the highest possible resolution prints, digital stitching and, or focus bracketing is employed. These techniques can allow for matching and even surpassing the resolution and quality of even the largest film formats.
*Though we routinely render/develop our images within the general parameters of popular vivid/contrasty slide films that have been used for decades in landscape photography (such as the beloved Fuji-chrome Velvia) as well as with some "old school" traditional darkroom-like techniques (fine tuned color/tone correction by subtle Dodging, Burning, Contrast Masking, Unsharp Masking...) we do not, in any way, consider this norm either "manipulation" or "Photo-shopping" (faking photos) often extremely ambiguous terms used to over-simplistically discount photography.
With the exception of an occasional *noted artistic liberty (disclosed under the image preview) the unusual moments of "wild light" captured in the collection are NOT "Photo-shopped" (digital creations or faked photos by employing Photoshop trickery)
No artificial lighting, unnatural color filtration, or color lens filters are used in the development of these photographs.
Waiting for many hours, days, or even sometimes years for "wild light" is the foundational method employed.
*A DVD series, coming soon, will outline post production/development work.
ReMarkable Landscape Photography