A kids portrait.

This is Joakim and I shot him today with my SD14 + my good old 30mm.
And yes, it was really cold when I took this shot, and bit of warm reflector comes in from the right.


It’s really an amazing picture, not because of the lens or camera per se, but because I one hour earlier dropped both my camera and lens onto the asphalt from chest level. It’s my first time like that, and I didn’t just trop it, I almost threw it away doing some stupid move when moving it from hand to shoulder. I can still hear that heavy sound..

Everything works and it now have this beautiful dent on top that likely will make it more valuable the day I decide to sell. :D

Double size output original..

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 A kids portrait.

  1. uri says:

    hello carl

    nice pic !!

    i have to compare it to the 5dmk2 to see the difference!

    this pic does not look crisp as the original sd14 output.

    have a nice day

  2. Manuel says:

    Very great picture, carl. I like the way you shot portraits very much. How do you achieve such a blurry background? 30 mm are pretty next to the 28 mm of my DP1s, but I never get the blurryness as strong as this. And… I hope it wasn’t your new camera :X.

  3. pedro says:

    I hope the attempted suicide by your sd14 is not the pay-off for your dalliance with the d5. Just jealousy? ;)


  4. Pedro, I was laughing out loud when reading your comment, and I was in a meeting. haha.. You’re probably right, my SD14 WAS suicidal. :D

    And Manuel, it’s the huge aperture possible plus the fact that I stand pretty close to the little boy. You get something similar with the DP2 if you use full open aperture (2.8) and put the boy (or cat) within 2-30cm from the lens.

  5. Uri,

    It’s shot at f1,8 which makes focus very narrow plus not as sharp as it would be if I used a smaller aperture such as 2,8 or more. But yes, the 5D Mark 2 will bring more detail none the less! (but with a different look)

  6. Uri C says:

    carl look at this it’s shot in Sraw2 at ISO 1600.

    look at the pillow !!
    what do you think ?

    thank you

  7. Uri C says:

    this is at iso 800.

    sharpness excellent



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