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| p.58 #12 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it? |
And so very nice. What a space.
Do you have a tripod on a bridge?
Thank you. Yes, I used a tripod on a walking bridge, which was actually swinging a bit. No perfect stabilization possible there
If you wish to do it in Silver Efex you gonna need one regular and one +1 or +2 eV shot and merge them together. Silver Efex works a lot with tonal contrast and that really shows this kind of flaws in sensor.
You might try to break patterns with added noise.. They are more visible when photo is "clean".
So it seems. Thanks for the bracketing tip, I'll be sure to try that! Silver Efex was a bit more forgiving on Fuji X100, but here it shows the flaws in original image very harshly. I thought of adding noise also, we'll see how it goes
marcus riley wrote:
How much is the picture pushed/processed though? With the glow around the trees, it seems like there is at least some pushing. Can you see the banding in the original raw? USUALLY for me, if I'm shooting at ISO 100, I'll first try to process with Chroma and Banding noise options at the highest, and the Luminance on the second. That usually let's me keep the detail I want but also keeps the skys smooth.
I really hope you get it sorted out though. I feel like the kind of pictures you take fit this camera/sensor perfectly. If you wouldn't mind letting me privately take a look at the RAW (I promise not to post or share it anywhere), I'd love to take a look. Not because I know anything you don't already know, but to compare it to the banding I've seen from time to time on my DP2m.
Hang in there bro
I'll send you my email if you be interested in sharing the RAW. I understand if you'd rather not.
The picture was pushed a bit in Silver Efex, but the result happened mostly because the lines are there in converted tiff file also. I tried several presets just to see what is the effect, and basically the results were all disappointing. I can provide you with the raw file if you wish!
What needs to be done is to really pay attention with SPP noise removal and sharpness (thank you all for the comments and tips!). What I did on the second version was to use Chroma and Luminance noise sliders on the second highest and Banding noise on the highest setting. I set sharpness to -0,5, but kept the other settings the same (exposure +0,1 contrast -0,2 x3f fill +0,3). The lines can be seen, but to a much lesser extent.
Then I used Silver Efex, and while I couldn't remember the exact settings I used in the first image, found the result more pleasing this time. I tried the same settings with the original tiff file, and it was awful in comparison! Little less pushing here, but the latter file has a lot more room for that if wanted!
January flow, without banding and full resolution
Post processing is a bitch for long exposures. I really have to pay attention with SPP settings and the resulting tiff before continuing my workflow. So it's basically a two part preview process, as SPP doesn't support Retina displays. I've been too careful not to use too much noise removal in SPP, but I rather have an image less sharp than fighting with those lines in later phases of the workflow.