Printing the Night
So you've seen me print photos that were shot in the day like this guy we did And then this one so they're not super hard photos to print. Not easy but not super hard. And now I thought it'd be time to tackle a night photo shot only with the moonlight. So let's do it. So I have this photo shot in Iceland a few years ago where you can see the light of the moon hitting the mountains. I mean hitting caressing the mountains back there. It's a photo that historically has been tricky to print. So I've had it printed by labs in the past without much success like always too dark. And I printed it myself in the bigger printer with much better success on matt. And now today I'm gonna print it on luster for the first time. I've always talked about luster. So let's do let's bring it to life. Let's print this one on some good old luster paper. Get going with the soft roofing. I'm gonna select the right profile always for a step. It looks pretty good already let's see. Yeah, it's made for luster not...
losing too much losing a bit of brightness. I'm seeing, I was looking at the highlights and see how they suffer. Okay let's get a little more exposure since we're doing master. Okay now that rooms made a virtual copy of it of my proof automatically. It was a nice feature. You're gonna lose a bit of saturation printing, bring it here so you see it here in the lights of the defender how printing will affect it and actually don't mind because I think it's a little too much on screen. I could even make it lower, more pronounced. Let's see what we get. Okay, so you seen up Not awfully far off. I am starting to be concerned about this corners here. I usually touch these corners up because they might show on the luster but let's see how they roll. I'm gonna try them first before I correct these. This vignette here, somebody close here. Maybe a smidge more contrast. Mhm. Yeah, a few points get five. Okay, command p cuba's letter. I got my paper loaded. I gotta pick my luster, sharpening standard is good on this guy. Um 16 Bit. Alright, We're good sprint. All right, wow. I'm saying why? Because it looks good on luster. Yeah. The paper is really working out, there's a lot of good detail in the mountains, colors are good too, not too much magenta. Always picky when it comes to the green and I'm seeing it too much magenta here but very slight. I think it looks good. I think I'm bothered by the vignette. It's not much of a workshop if we get it right the first time though, but this is what you get with practice and correction each time I can feel it how it's gonna come out, how the paper's gonna play and luster. Also it's a very easy paper to start with. So She's drinking for one easy paper to start Luster. I think we could correct some things. I think the vignette we could make it a little more subtle although it's like that on screen. That's how that's how the photo is. Just for just for the purpose of this. Let's settle this vineyard here reprint and that's it, Wow this was 1635 for sure. Hmm, interesting. And lacking that. 1620 verse 70. Yeah sure. So let's see without with and without a little too much. So you wanna keep that correct that vignette there. All right reprint. Okay. V. two is out. V. two vineyard corrected. Yeah, much more subtle. It's good to see the side by side sharpness there. Now let's see if we can pick which one is which you know. Nice clothes. Okay. Got to look at them in the daylight left isn't corrected. Right. Is the vineyard corrected? I like right looking at the line there because you know we had for some profile correction going on like some distortion correction. Yeah, it looks better to correcting that distortion of the lens. Other was already corrected in print. I think it's more accentuated. Alright Let's make it a big one now let's print this in 1319 luster man. P. Now let's do the pace set up first three A three plus there is Landscape Scale 100 and I Gotta change my cell size. Let's keep it a bit breathing room. It's good right there. There you go, repeatable. It's good to make it repeatable. Okay, sharpening I'm gonna give it a high note because we're running a bigger size media type on media type. Let it just be mad because clusters between glossy and matte. I think Matt does a better job on the last 16 bit. We're good here. Ready to adjust the print Pre flight. Check here with the right size up here. Got the right sharpening. 300 p. p. I. Printing big ones out. Ooh. Mhm. Yeah keep always wanting to remove these things but those stars gotta leave them. You look a little too close. Could look a little over sharpened but again 13 x 19. You don't look at it that close you know arm length at least. Okay we've got our print man. I'm stoked we got our print. I'm really happy.