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    DP1 Takes to the Air

    Here's the view from seat 30A coming back from PMA. The DP1 is small enough to easily fit in my briefcase. I pack the camera in a Kata C-54 padded pouch, so I don't have to worry about it being crushed.



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    Re: DP1 Takes to the Air

    Here are two more. Different planes, same camera.



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    Re: DP1 Takes to the Air

    David, all of them are excellent but the first one is superb, no crud on the window, not even any reflections!!!! Did you use a Polarizer by any chance?

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    Re: DP1 Takes to the Air

    Nice color in the first one.
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    Re: DP1 Takes to the Air

    That first one really is good!

    I often use polarized sunglasses when taking plane window shots which helps but puts a tint on the image.

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    Re: DP1 Takes to the Air

    Thanks, Lili, HiredArm, and Will.

    I didn't use a polarized filter, though I might try that. The third one was on a flight from Friday, and I remember the window had two panes of glass (or plastic?) that were scratched. Other factors might be the relative level of pollution and the angle of light (early morning and late afternoon seem best for 3-D-like shadows). For whatever reason (probably all of the above), the resulting files differed in the amount of detail and contrast I could pull from them.

    To illustrate how much post production can draw from an image that has the right elements, here is a straight RAW-to-JPG transfer of that first image. Then that same image after going through SPP. Then that same image after more image enhancements within Lightroom. I tried to do the same with the other two shots but wasn't able to do as much with them.



    This might also be of interest. It's a heavily processed window shot taken with another camera (a Leica M8.2). I'm not sure if the gray blobs are from the window or the camera sensor. More of a work-in-progress. The unprocessed version follows it.




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    Re: DP1 Takes to the Air

    Here's the view from seat 30A heading out to Los Angeles. I like to sit near the back so I can be sure to get my bag on board.



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    Re: DP1 Takes to the Air

    This is how my DP1 takes to the air.;-) The picture actually showed my Nikon D60 with a 20 mm lens. The aerial was taken with the DP1.
    Last edited by HansenTsang; 24th April 2009 at 00:24.

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