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| p.4 #19 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it? |
Tariq Gibran wrote:
Hmmm is it just me or does this look very digital. Like a digital maze pattern.
I don't know that it is in the rocks without seeing them in person as that look is not uncommon with the texture I recall when seeing these sort of rocks in the past with fossilized type surfaces. That said, it's a fairly decent bet that the crunchiness in the brush is caused by sharpening, which would also accentuate the texture in the rock. With the Sigma raw software, even when it's set to 0, it still sharpens so many who use it set it to -1 or -2 to completely turn sharpening off and then sharpen with the better tools in PS.
Doug can chime in himself on this, but having been to Joshua Tree many times myself, I can attest that the rocks do indeed look like this in person. They have a notable surface texture, with many small quartz (and feldspar) crystals about 2mm to 4mm across. It's rather famous for rock climbing.
(and now I want a dp2m... but I need a new desktop...)
Interesting note on the sharpening. Thanks for that heads-up, Tariq.