[img] SD14 and 30 seconds.. Two images.

Long exposures is something I haven’t done much so here comes some of my first. Maybe it’s the SD14 that begs me to start.. ;) This particular shot was tough, it was so dark that I couldn’t really see anything thru the viewfinder. I tried to focus on some straw, I think I got close. :) Click to see full size image.

I used a little bit of level correction in photoshop, nothing more. The Raw is truly beautiful. Oh, the full image isn’t cropped, this smaller one is. You wanna read the thread about these images over at Dpreview? Click!
30 seconds with SD14

A little earlier the same evening, this time developed with Lightroom 1.0. Observe that Lightroom don’t have native support for SD14 Raw files yet so I don’t give you the full, only a little bit more. :) Click to view.

[EDIT] Street light IS YELLOW! It’s super duper yellow, even daytime you see the plastic yellow cover. :)
10 seconds with SD14

It’s hard to know how to select correct temperature. Anyone have good ideas?! I don’t want it to look like daylight, Which I easily could.

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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9 Responses to [img] SD14 and 30 seconds.. Two images.

  1. Paulo Ferreira says:

    The temperature WB seems to be good for the first photo (snow is almost white with some tints of yellow from artificial light).

    The second is not so good. Snow is blue and lights are yellow. It is hard to get a custom WB in the dark but pointing the camera at the snow could be a good start. Use the camera flash on manual with something like 1/60 f/5.6 or faster to get a not too bright exposure.

  2. Oh, light IS yellow. It's those foggy light things with ONLY REALLY YELLOW light. even daytime, when you look at them it's bright yellow cover. :)

    I was thinking that maybe the blue would go nice when it's a night picture. :)

    flash?! Are we talking the same thing here? I never heard of night/nature photography with flash used, can you maybe show an example?

    Thanks for comment.

  3. Dr.Riton says:

    Hi Carl,

    very nice, demonstrative long-exposure shots.

    Colorwise, they're great.

    Focuswise (2nd) and tilt wise (1st), well… is it an artistic choice ? :-)

    thanks for showing,


  4. Dr.Riton says:

    Hi Carl,

    very nice and demonstrative long-exposure shots.

    Colorwise, they are great.

    Tiltwise (1st) and focuswise (2nd), well, is it an artistic choice ? ;-)

    Thanks for sharing,


  5. Thanks Dr.Riton

    Only demonstrating. Focus is bad on both. As I said, I could only focus on street light really. And I didn't want that. So focus came too close on the second and abit too far away on the first. :)

    One day I will become a GREAT nature photographer.

  6. thechebb says:

    IMPRESSIVE…30 sec exposure…WOW can't wait!!!!

  7. Yep, I wanna do so much more..

    I really think one minute or more wouldn't be a problem. As long as you have "natural" light it seams to work perfect! I can't find any noise what so ever really. And this image is brightened from original so if there where noise you would really see it. And sharpness. it's really unbelievable how sharp some of my long exposure images are. One pixel sharpness.

    I'm very happy about this. :)

    I guess, landscapes or ocean images etc would be perfect scenes for this camera.

  8. thechebb says:

    Hi Carl,
    Was going over some of your earlier posts – it seems like someone's spamming you with nasty messages….whay are some people such jerks?

  9. problem is that the list is now containing over 4-5000 messages like that and they're coming fast. :( Not sure how to delete in a easy way.

    I will take a couple of hour soon.

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