The God Fathers..

The God FathersOriginal

I will not post much until next release of SPP5 is out. It’s just an amazing amount of work to get anything right and out without looking too off from your original idea. But please enjoy this small selection.

All images taken using the Sigma SD1 + 18-50 2.8 macro.

Afternoon tea

Sleeping fighter..Original

Look closer!!Original (look closer)

prepping pepperOriginal

did you hear that..Original

Look, there!

colors, a difficult matter.Original


Mao on the wallOriginal

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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12 Responses to The God Fathers..

  1. Jeff says:

    Thanks for the images. I do like what you’ve done with the B&W photos, are these from an SD1?

  2. Jeff says:

    NM… re-read your post, SD1 it is.

    Now I just need to find a way to justify such a beast.

    • SD1 it is, and it’s truly great files to work with. Now, if only I had some other software than SPP to start with!! AAArgh! I’m not used to work in Aperture as well, and no Lightroom installed on this machine. (not mine)

      • I might add that “x3 fill light” has been used quite a lot in order to make those Black and white shots come out nicely. They’re under exposed in order to save sky.

  3. person says:

    Amazing shots Carl, keeps getting better.

    I try to keep fill light to an absolute minimum, then use Photoshop shadow/highlight tool instead – because it does the same thing and has far more controls.

    I don’t like the way SPP fill light leaves halos and does not allow control of the radius or tonal width.

  4. Andre says:

    Very impressive b/w work, Carl. I love the tonality. That 18-50 2.8 is one sweet lens, the resolution and sharpness is impressive. I really love these candid shots. We’d better call you Carltier Bressofalk ;-)

    What did you think, if I may ask, of Reichmann’s assessment? I am (very) tempted to get me one (and some lenses) but the price still hurts.

    • Hi Andre, I have deep respect for Michael Reichmann and I agree in many of the things he writes. I think that he makes some truly good points that I hope Sigma listens to, in particular about SPP and other raw developing softwares. I also know that we share the same thoughts about sharpening in SPP and I know that Sigma is working really hard to make a much improved routine.

      But also the fact that the camera becomes hesitant while saving shots – and it’s often difficult for it to do two things at ones. I was hoping Sigma would add another processor for that type of needy realtime operations but it seems as everything shares the same pipe which is a pity and makes me ANGRY and FRUSTRATED at times. Even the SD9 could do two things at ones back in 2002.

      The grip is fantastic and it’s a true joy to hold, even with heavy wight lenses on such as the 120-300 which Michael points out. :) We also share the same entusiasm for the 120-300 – it’s SUCH a great lens! It should come bundled with the SD1 at the current price!

      I have not yet tried my SD1 against any other cam except my own SD’s and I’d love to make a real comparison with some impossibly detailed city scene of some sort against some MF type of camera. Just to see if Michael is right or not. ;) When looking at his examples at 100% It doesn’t look like he’s sweet spotting anything – it’s not as sharp looking as I’m used to. I think there are too few lenses truly capable of resolving that pixel true sharpness – 18-50 being one of them even if it’s only in the center.

      I also ordered a 64GB UDMA6 CF card from Photofast – with real world data speeds up to 90mb/s in read and 80mb/s and I hope to see some speed improvements over my cheap 16GB thing I’m using right now.

      I have 140GB of RAW images from China alone right now and it’s a pain not being able to really play with them.

  5. person says:

    Yes, as an SD1 user I feel like Mike is not getting the best out of the camera.

    It can get a lot more detail than that, and I think he made a user error with the color chart test. (also all his images seem to have the sRGB bug)

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