Åstol island, Tjörn

Ã…stol island
DP1 – Full size Original (Please view as they’re stunning at 100%)

Åstol island
Dp1 – Original

In one of our trips we went to the small island, Åstol. It has 200 inhabitants and is very beautiful. These shots I took with DP1 and DP2 – used Sigmas polarizer and Cokin ND graduated filter. And of course a tripod. :) Weather was really boring, cloudy and cold. Pretty windy too.

So, looong shutter speeds as I used maximum aperture for all nature shots. (1-4s) Why? To make water look cool! :D ISO50 and 100 used. Oh, and Adobe Lightroom 3 has developed all shots.

Ã…stol island
DP1

Åstol island
DP1 – View original

Ã…stol island
DP1

Ã…stol island
DP1 – Full size Original (Bob and Olga is sitting somewhere in this shot!)

Ã…stol island
DP2 – Full size Original

Ã…stol island
DP2 – Full size Original

Ã…stol
Åstol seen from Google Earth.

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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7 Responses to Åstol island, Tjörn

  1. Active says:

    I perfer the 6th one(with Bob and Olga)~~Is this one taken with polarizer?

  2. Carl at friends.. says:

    All of them has been taken with polarizer and ND graduated filter. That one has lots of vignetting and other Lightroom stuff applied to get that look. :)

  3. Jan says:

    Hi Carl,

    I dunno how to break this to you, but the use of Lightroom doesn’t seem to be the best choice as I really don’t like the fake color and sharpness applied to the images (looks like watercolors… somehow washed out). I think that the more natural feeling of the Foveon images comes from the better sharpening algorithm of SPP. The other programs are missing something. May it be Silkypix, Lightroom or Arcsoft Darkroom…SPP delivers the best output. You can always post process but I think the first choice (at low ISO) should always be SPP.

    Apart from that, I really like those pictures, amazing scenery!
    Give my best to your friends!

    Jan

  4. Hi Jan, I’ll try develop these with SPP (my original plan was to make this thread as a developer comparison thingi). Will be interesting to see how SPP handles these as they’re bit boring as opened and needs some work.

    And you never have to feel bad about being honest! :D Not on my site anyways. Also, do you think they have watercolor feeling even at 100% size? As I think LR3 has much improved sharpening.

  5. Pingback: Åstol, Tjörn. Redeveloped using SPP | Carl Rytterfalk Fotografi

  6. BiggyDog says:

    Hi Carl,

    Because of you, I bought an SD14 2 month ago… and 2 days ago, I bought a DP1 ! My heart love them, but my bank account… ;-)

    Serioulsy, thanks again for your great blog! Your website is the best Sigma camera advertisement media in the world ! Without you, I (and many others) would probably never dare to buy a Sigma camera, and now I absolutely do not regret it !

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