New Software - New Camera

November 06, 2014  •  2 Comments

Italy 2014 0877_DxOSunrise in ItalyMazzaro Beach, Taormina, Sicily

Earlier in May I posted regarding new software and revisiting images. This image was taken on Mazzaro Beach last April during our trip to Sicily. I had just repositioned my tripod to locate the sun under the cliff overhang when I noticed a fisherman heading out from the bay to my left. Lucky for me he passed right by the cliff. But I was never happy with the processing I did of the image. The dynamic range of the image stretches the capability of my micro 4/3 sensor on the Olympus E-M5 and my existing software just could not deal with the limitations of the image file. Of course, with a little money (actually a lot) I could upgrade my camera and lens to a full frame camera with a wider dynamic range and better noise levels. But I would suggest that unless you are printing very large images, you can upgrade your camera with software (much cheaper than a new camera) designed to maximize the image quality from the raw data held in the file. In my case, I have adopted DxO as a raw processor for special images as their software adapts to your specific camera and lens combination. In this case what resulted was a very clean file that I would not hesitate to print to 30 inches on the long side. Olympus OM-D E-M5, m.zuiko 9-18mm@11mm, ISO 200, 1/200 s, f6.3.


Comments

Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
I agree with Edie that saw the picture before I did. As I take it all in, I can almost hear the sound of the water lapping at the edge it is so vibrant and real. Good job of keeping us coming back to see what else you are rediscovering (as if we wouldn't anyway with the old software). We love your work!
Edie(non-registered)
Beautiful color and texture - deserves framing, and prominent display.
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