Masset ZMT


Another set of tone mapped images this time from the Masset Airport (ZMT) while cooling my heels waiting for a late flight to depart. There are plans to replace the airport terminal – this is probably also a military installation, constructed originally as part of the Masset CFS, feature in a couple of earlier posts, including yesterday’s similar post production treatment of similar buildings.

It occurs to me that these are all over processed, now that I see them against the black background of my blog they look different. But, it is what I have prepared for today, and they do have some merit, even if a bit further from perfect than I would like. Maybe some day I will tackle them again, and make more of them, at least those that are worth the effort (the top one and the bike one are the ones I think with a bit of a future, if treated nicely).

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Canon 5Dii, Nikkor-N 24mm/f2.8 lens, ISO 100. All tone mapped from single exposures.

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12 thoughts on “Masset ZMT

    • I am sure you do *have* to agree, but from what I can see of the writing you both do, I am also sure that you are both naturally in agreement much of the time 😉
      I like the bike too, I should have taken a few more frames of that setting, up closer, different angles, I can see some possibilities in that photo now that I was not paying attention to in the field.

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    • Hi James. I am imagining that the tone mapping works in similar ways, essentially making multiple exposures from the “hidden” data in the image. I wonder how it would work on a small sensor camera with not as good definition of the lower light areas, etc. Maybe I will try some side by side shots sometime with a point and shoot.

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  1. Years ago I did a series of high contrast Black and White photos and they were always special to me. Back then, working with film and paper, I had to work pretty hard to get this kind of contrast and now I might have to take another look into the process after seeing these. Very nice!!!

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    • Thanks a lot Ken. I am using Photomatix Pro 4.2.3 for the tone mapping and sometimes some minor tweaks in Lightroom, though that last part should not be necessary once I learn more control in Photomatix. I found 15% discounts on various photography webpages.

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    • Thanks Karen – vibrant is a good word – especially applicable to the plywood detail which in the early 70’s some of my friends would have said about it things like cool and far out and trippy man for the way it made their senses vibrate.

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  2. I really like the second shot with the hoses dangling over the empty box and the shiny bike underneath. I also love the clutter of the last one, with both hanging baskets and old wheels as decorations. Really interesting shots!

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    • Good morning Mrs. Toad – that shed is interesting – I am guessing it is associated with a residence for an airport employee or watchman of some kind. I like the bike too – I cropped that shot quite a bit to get a person out, but really the bike was the shot when I was framing it, and only later did I notice the hose.

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