Greg Davenport

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Digital Black & White Conversions

Published August 26th, 2012

When I transitioned to digital imaging from 35mm film about 17 years ago, I was really disappointed by the image quality produced by the lower megapixel sized sensors and scarce post-processing software available. When I developed prints from black & white digital captures with the early model digital cameras I shot with, the prints simply just did not have the same character of B&W images I used to print with Ilford 35mm film. However the equipment I shoot with today, as well as the applications I use for post-processing are finally producing some stellar results - IMHO.

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Traveling to the North Star

Published May 20th, 2012

Decided to take a trip to Minneapolis this weekend. Not only had the opportunity to spend time with a good friend and Frat Brother from North Carolina, I also reconnected with someone I grew up with in Teaneck, New Jersey who is a Professor at The University of Minnesota (we have not seen each other since graduating from high school - got to look way back in the rear view mirror to share that!).

I hit Route 80 North and East out of Lincoln Friday afternoon. Traveled non-stop through Omaha, Council Bluffs and Des Moines (heading North on Hwy, 35 at Des Moines). Had to make a pit-stop after 4 hours of travel in Mason City (Northern Iowa). Around an hour and a half later I saw the Minneapolis skyline Friday evening...

I post-processed all the images with Adobe Lightroom and Aperture (Macintosh). I also enhanced some of the images - not the live Jazz performance captures - with Photomatix (Macintosh).

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