You voted on my 10 print candidates and I took 4 of them to be printed in ‘intermediate size’. I wanted to look at them again, larger than postcard but not yet as big as I intend to print for framing. I wanted to check colour, dust bunnies, and of course review composition again.
I tweaked the upper one before printing and I think the latest version is better than what you see here. The watermarks are gone of course. I could see on reprint a couple of motion blurs that look odd and so I shall heal those.
The lower one just looks excellent.
The other two give me problems:
The first prints much better than it looks here with strong shadow detail and a beautiful tone. Bear in mind these are currently going through a 1 hour local photo-lab. Amazing. The problem is the light at the top of the cloister opening near right. It looks as if it is suffering from chromatic aberration, colour fringing. I took this into LR’s Develop Module and examined at 8:1, checked for purple or green fringes and there are none. The dynamic range is fine. It just looks wrong to me. Perhaps it is supposed to flare like that? I don’t like it. So unless somebody can suggest a cure I won’t print this. The last one prints nicely too but the blues look wrong. This is down to either the lab or my screen being wrongly calibrated. The sky looks to have a magenta cast. On my screen it looks darker and more contrasty. I may try again with this one but I was disappointed.Nevertheless you have found me two images that look really pleasing and I am happy with them. Thank you very much! The screen does not do them justice. For a non DSLR, not even full frame sensor, I would be surprised if you could tell the difference between these and a Leica M9. The Fuji X-T1 has done me proud.