Sunrise 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.