Trip to Shangeri-la. SD1 shots.

SDIM4498 Original from the window of my car..

For the last four days I’ve been on vacation on my vacation to the north of Yunnan province, to a place named Shangeri-la.. I used ISO200 in order to get the entire scene without having to bracket (take three or more shots with different exposures). So in order to get sky and foreground in one shot I used x3 fill light which works remarkably well with SD1 images, very different from my past experience.

Now, the colorbug within SPP5 isn’t yet fixed and I have to fight the magenta touch in Aperture and I feel/fear that I loose density because of this fight. Anyways. Don’t forget to click the boy shot and the water shot as they’re both incredibly detailed.

Some additional info can be found in my Dpreview Sigma forum thread.

SDIM4480 Original Fill light used and cropped as well. Have a look at the original as it’s super-detailed. 18-50 macro at it’s best!

SDIM4327 Original

SDIM4581 Original Driving at Tiger Leaping Gorge

SDIM4603 Original <– Look at this one at full resolution!

And last a shot from when I passed a waterfall just beside the road, Linn opened the window to touch the water. :P


There will be more!

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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4 Responses to Trip to Shangeri-la. SD1 shots.

  1. Dan says:

    All photos are really well done, and but I especially love the third one. It is full of poetry and has a hidden beauty. She is going towards the light….
    Great work!

  2. Kostia says:

    I wonder how it will looks macro pictures taken with SD1 oO

  3. Great work Carl. I am glad to see the SD1 has great dynamic range at base ISO of 200 like the SD14. Having an extra stop of sensitivity would be awesome( I would have a SD1 except for THE ISSUE).
    That classic dynamic range in the 3rd shot is a hallmark of what make the X3 so compelling along with the unsmudged details in the face of the boy in the second shot. Those 2 shots make a very compelling case for the technology.
    Great job wrangling the color quirks of the SD1 pretty quick considering it took me 2 years to finally get my SD14s color completly where I want it.
    Sounds like its time to pick up a external USB hard drive for all those huge files.

  4. Andre says:

    Great work, Carl, as usual. You have “the eye”. The amount of detail resolved is really amazing – the water shot is stunning, and not only from a viewpoint of fluid dynamics. I do see some mild CA in the latticework behind the subjects in the first shot of the lady and the girl. Alas, nothing is perfect in this world – but what a great lens it is. And with a truly remarkable sensor like this, only the very best optics will do.

    Keep up the good work! This is exquisite work and I love to see it.

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