Went out today with the intend to do some shooting with my friend Bengt Werner – while on my way I stumbled upon another photographer which tried desperately to find the little kingfisher that had hidden himself somewhere.. I took him with me and off we went all three into the wilderness of sweden and finally there (around the corner from anywhere) we found an Emu.. (Dromaius novaehollandiae) And of course I had to take a few shots – I’ll show you one..
Now. The thing I really wanted to talk about wasn’t this bird – but those colors when dealing with ISO400 and above – using Silkypix! And the strangest thing was when I imported some shots taken just before entering home – standing at my door I shot some small birds sitting in a bush – light was bad and I switched to ISO400 and OS on – these shots looked pretty bad opened in Lightroom but instead of crying I tried opening one of them in Silkypix and what a sight! It was really like day and night – never seen such direct difference before.
I did know that Lightroom processed my Dp1x files pretty bad but didn’t know it could mess up my SD15 files this much! Oh, and yes, I’m ok with some noise so LR3 has normal noise reduction turned on while Silkypix has very little of it. Still.
All photos below shot using 50-500 with OS and ISo400+ (some came out darker and had to be pushed some)
And as always – they are all viewable at it’s full glory at my 2011 spring set at flickr. I might also add that I also tried to open one of the shots using Sigma Photo Pro and it came out beautiful as well, so no need to get Silkypix just because of these birds.. :) SPP is still free!