I am reading a wonderful trilogy by Rick Atkinson about the American experience in World War II. The trilogy is highly recommended. A takeaway for me is how immense our country’s industrial capacity in a war footing became. Before reading the trilogy, I had a different impression of the German might. Once America entered the war, and once its military became battle hardened, there was no question of the outcome.
On a photography note, I used a cheapish grad nd filter for making this image – I haven’t used one in a long time. This sky was worth capturing with detail. The filter cast was very bad, greenish, and I tried my best to work with it in processing. This was the best my limited skills could muster.
I have been shooting Nikon digital lately, and while I enjoy it, the intense sharpness and the clinical “feel” of the imagery including intense contrast is not to my liking. I will try to work on adjusting the camera settings to bring down the sharpness and soften the colors. I enjoy the native images from Leica digital much better. Perhaps this is because the process is slower and, for me, simpler. Lastly, I am having trouble developing Nikon RAW images in Capture One. This may be from my misuse of the program, but the problem is nagging at the moment.