Exploratorius Redux

Atelier Aquarell & Fotografie

After The Tourons Have Left


Buildings on Greene Street
Silverton, Colorado — December 2009
Leica D-LUX 4 + 24-60mm

6 thoughts on “After The Tourons Have Left

  1. P

    Mitch, great shot depicting the beauty of a small town. Despite being shot digitally, this still has a very film-like look to it (which I’m sure you’ve gathered by now based on my previous comments, I like). Did you apply post-processing to achieve this or is that simply how the Leica D-LUX 4 renders images? Regardless, it looks great.

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Thanks! This image is the result of a long-ish exposure on a tripod and careful post-processing within Lightroom. I don’t ever use any digital filters to replicate film, as I still don’t think they fully duplicate the random grain results that silver halide coatings deliver.

      If you look closely (click on the image to embiggen), you can actually see the surrounding mountains in the background.

      This whole shoot made me fully aware for the first time of just how much detail can be pulled from the shadows of digital images, versus the details that can be pulled from the highlights of film negatives.


  2. P

    I “embiggened” the image (I always do with your photos because they’re all so exceptional) and can see the mountains you pointed out; it is truly amazing. It’s fascinating to me how film and digital have so many “reversed characteristics.”


    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      I agree. The newer imaging chips from Sony are nothing short of phenomenal for detail recovery in the shadow regions. Likewise, I’ve got film negs that look almost totally clear that I can pull detail out of… unbelievable!


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