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On a photo walk with an “old friend”

After all the photo walks with Art Lenses and the DP2 Quattro, it was time again to take the DP3 Merrill for a walk. From Sunday on it’s supposed to get a lot colder, so today’s photo walk is likely to have been the last chance for a few macros this year. As soon as ...

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Is the heat getting to you as well?

Since this heat has really been getting to me recently, I have only gone taking pictures rather sporadically. In the last weeks it was too hot and too muggy, even late in the afternoon, to go on longer photo tours. It wasn’t even a whole lot of fun when I was just taking the DP3M ...

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Motifs from neighbour’s garden

As is well known the grass is always greener on the other side. In my case it’s not the grass, but rather the interesting photo motifs that every so often make me look jealously in the direction of my neighbour’s garden. 🙂 Lush vegetation, all kinds of insects and pets racing around – my neighbour, ...

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Something different for a change: black and white macros

I’ve been thinking about going to London for three or four days, but after almost an entire week of the typical London weather here in Belgrade I pretty much dumped the idea. Why spend money if I can get the London flair – which I can only stomach in small doses at a time anyway ...

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Macro photography is not like riding a bicycle

It’s said you never forget how to ride a bike. Unfortunately, macro-photography is not like riding a bike – at least, that is not my impression, after the first two macro sessions of the season. I do know that I have to close the aperture a bit more – something the reader Jürgen Rötzsch pointed ...

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The macro-season is open!

If anybody is like me, tends to develop winter fat during winter, and wants to get rid of it again as soon as possible, they should try macro-photography. 😉 No, I’m not kidding: living the life of the couch-potato during the cold months, it is easy to forget how exhausting hunting six- and eight-legged creatures ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (Part 2)

In the first part of this comparison I tested the sharpness of the two cameras, or rather of the two lenses, at a very short distance to the motif (~1.8m). Even though the 50/2.8 is an extraordinary lens, it had to bow to the “beast”. The 50mm 1.4 DG HSM Art, being much bigger, much ...

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Sigma DP2Q vs DP3M: Color Saturation in the Shadows

It is no secret that the color saturation in the shadows is comparatively low for 15 MP Foveon sensor used in Merrills. The uninitiated may take a look at the following sample image taken with the DP3 Merrill: For comparison, look at this photo taken under similar lighting conditions with the DP2 Quattro. Compare the ...

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Tortula Muralis and Snowdrops – Surprisingly Interesting Subjects

It can be incredibly hard to find interesting subjects in winter. Even if you happen to find some, the thick blanket of clouds complicates the “painting with light”. Last time I was lucky, but that was the exception that proves the rule. Typical of this time of year is the soft, diffuse light, here you ...

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Optimizing color processing in SPP

In the past few days I have tried to further optimize my SPP 6.2 color processing workflow, I introduced in this blog entry. What I particularly like about those settings is that they deliver reproducible results for photos taken in sunny conditions, cloudy skies and light shadows and that the colors appear very vibrant. In ...