Good Light.

Good Light.

Went for a walk around Linn Park – another park a few minutes from the house (parks in Glasgow are like tube stations in London). This is one of my first trips out with shooting Raw instead of JPEG, and I have to admit it does give far far more control over the final image. I’m officially a convert now.

The image I captured was a little washed out and somewhat lacking in punch, however with the help of Nikon Capture I was able to tweak it to get things just the way I wanted.

September 25, 2005

Comments.

Andy
September 26th, 2005

Wow, that is good light. I like the golden orange reflection off the water.

Andrew
September 26th, 2005

I’m still not convinced about RAW; I appreciate it gives you loads more flexibility, but for the time it takes to process etc, I’m just not sure I can be bothered. Maybe I just don’t like CaptureOne ;)

I won’t move over to RAW until I have a shoot where i think ‘man, i really feel limited by high quality jpeg’.

alan
September 26th, 2005

Last night was an experiment in using RAW rather than JPEG.

My analysis so far is that, unless you’re measurebating, there’s no real difference between the formats out-of-the-box.

However, I have realised that for post-processing, using Nikon Capture, the RAW file has allowed me far greater opportunities in fine-tuning the resulting image.

Thats my tuppence-worth on the touchy subject!

RW
September 26th, 2005

Pretty cool end result achieved here, but me thinks you may have been a touch over zealous with the flexibility of the RAW “flexibility”.

Anyway, still a great scene.

CurlyToes
September 30th, 2005

Very interesting shot. Is this an available light shot? The water and clouds look blurred, as they would, and the orange light suggests street lighting. Really like it though – it’s quite surreal.

Personally I would never not shoot RAW now. I use Bibble and with it I can often get back detail that was lost in blown out areas that with JPEG you just can’t do (because it truncates to 8 bits – so there’s no residual data in those blown out bits).

alan
September 30th, 2005

My goodness Inspector Curly Toes, you’re damn right. Exposure was around 90 seconds in very poor lighting. There were 2 sodium street lamp light sources, one over each of my shoulders.

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