DP1 8s at ISO800

Stopped the car and brought my little buddy out in the winter night. It’s cold he said and asked me to make it quick – I thought to myself – ISO800 could work. He looked at me with his big black eye – scared that I would go all the way to 15s but I smiled and said I would make it painless. 8s later I took him into the warm car and we drove home.

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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17 Responses to DP1 8s at ISO800

  1. Linn says:

    Where is me??????????????????ME!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was there, too! but somebody forgot that~~~~

    Poor little Linn

  2. Great shot, Carl. Glad to see that our black eyed friend can take the cold.

  3. MF says:

    I was looking at some night-shots on http://ricoh.grfan.net/showthread.php?t=3700 (bottom of the page) and I noticed the “weird” behaviour of the DP1 on light sources and light trails.
    The same applies to your shot.

    Compare http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2001/2331452218_303d5cd0fe.jpg
    with http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2330377457_6cbc63c824.jpg.
    Are the “solid trails” the tradeoff for a clearer/lighter and overall much better picture?

  4. spalbird says:

    Linn, without you either more or less pictures ;)

  5. MF says:

    I was looking at some night-shots on http://ricoh.grfan.net/showthread.php?t=3700 (bottom of the page) and I noticed the “weird” behaviour of the DP1 on light sources and light trails.
    The same applies to your shot

    Compare http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2001/2331452218_303d5cd0fe.jpg
    with http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2330377457_6cbc63c824.jpg.
    Are the “solid trails” the tradeoff for a clearer/lighter and overall much better picture?

  6. yeah – poor Linn. She was beside me freezing her cute butt off. hmm.. I better include her next time. :)

  7. st8ic says:

    It’s really interesting whether the DP1 noise on ISO800 is reduced comparing to SD14?

  8. I don’t think so. It’s more about SPP3.1 being better. But haven’t tested them against each other yet.

  9. MF says:

    I was looking at some night-shots on http://ricoh.grfan.net/showthread.php?t=3700 (bottom of the page) and I noticed the “weird” behaviour of the DP1 on light sources and light trails.
    The same applies to your shot

    Compare http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2001/2331452218_303d5cd0fe.jpg
    with http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2330377457_6cbc63c824.jpg.
    Are the “solid trails” the tradeoff for a clearer/lighter and overall much better picture?

  10. Carl: I see stars. I see light sparkles on the snow. Just stunning.

  11. Ed says:

    Wow, that looks great! Did you do much post processing, or is that straight out of the camera?

  12. petr says:

    It´s nice. How you do it? I would like to see exif data (not available) or straight x3f.
    My experience with SD14 is that it´s unusable for this type of shots over ISO200 (irregular splashes – not spots like Bayer sensors – of heavy noise, resistant to noise reduction), developed whether in SPP or Lightroom or Photoshop CS3.

  13. Carl R says:

    Hi Ed, (and petr) it’s more or less straight out of camera (looked very nice on the LCD) – processing is all SPP3.1 and some sliders here and there. I made a movie on what the workflow looks like before. The trick in this particular shot is to find a good white balance. And I played around a lot before I was satisfied. I could have gone for white snow but I think bluish tint gives a cool feeling that is suitable for this type of shot.

    I might make some night shot raw available. :)

  14. Carl: Good choice on the white balance. It’s my observation that snow at night is a reflection of the deep blue sky and not actually white.

  15. Diego says:

    Hi, great site

    I’m considering the DP1.
    What are those white dots on the lower left part of the image???

    regards,

    Diego

  16. Carl R says:

    Charles: Thanks. And I think you’re right. :)

    Diego: It’s reflections in the snow from stars and cars. Glitter or what you say in English. It was pretty cold when I took this shot. Maybe around -5C or something.

  17. MF, first – my site said you probably where SPAM because of two links in a post. :) so this is a late reply.

    secondly. I think this light effect comes from the UV filter – which is necessary – it’s not to often seen and pretty easy to avoid. And it’s not a common scenario at least not for me. If it is for you, then maybe you should consider another camera.

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