Raw:  Jury’s Out.

Raw: Jury’s Out.

I’ve been rather enjoying playing with RAW images on the Nikon, however it slows things down. A lot. Quicker out taking photos, lots slower processing things at home.

I’ve read a number of interesting articles where the author vehemently insists that his opinion is correct, and to do anything else would just be stupid… You know you’ve found a contentious issue when Ken Rockwell’s article on the subject appears fair and unbiased (!!).

For now, as I am definitely a hobbyist taking a few shots a day, I think I’ll stick with Raw for a while.

Took this shot tonight – it’s Glasgow’s River Clyde, at the point it passes closest to the city centre, beside the Jury’s Inn, Central Station, and the High Court.

September 27, 2005


September 28th, 2005

You really nailed the exposure on this one. The blue lights under the bridge are awesome.

September 28th, 2005

Yeah, several of the bridges over the river have those blue lights… they’re lovely!

September 28th, 2005

That’s a total corker – reminded me how much that view’s changed since I worked there.

Am v jealous now.

September 30th, 2005

Really great image. As has been said, those blue lights are incredible. The composition is great too with that crane balancing out the buildings and perfectly framed by the clouds. It’s incredibly clear too.

I don’t find processing takes any longer once I get back – unless of course you don’t process your jpegs. My philosophy is why limit myself when shooting raw gives maximum flexibility. I took some shots in jpeg at a dance event once, because I only had a small memory card at the time. For some reason (still not sure why) that night the flash on the camera over-exposed nearly all the photos – everyone’s face came out white. Had I shot raw, I probably would have been ok, but as I’d shot jpeg I had no options – just crap photos!

September 30th, 2005

Yeah, am realising exactly the same thing. Its actually quicker, in the grand scheme of things, to shoot RAW.

October 1st, 2005

It’s amazing, you can pass through Glasgow at night a lot and forget just how lovely it really is. Well, perhaps except the neds and drunks.

Love that pic.

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