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    My first DP-1 shots

    Hi everyone,

    A friend of mine decided to end his love and hate relationship with DP-1 and gave it me. I always had faith in the Foveon sensor in spite of my unhappy adventures with SD-14 and was more than eager to give this camera a try.

    I was very positively impressed with the results. I tried not to focus on its shortcomings and used it in varying light conditions. I humbly present my first steps into the DP-1 world. Criticisms are very welcome.

    Kind regards,

    Osman

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Osman,

    Your off to a good start with a great camera.
    Enjoy Sir....
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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Thank you for the encouragement, Don. This is what I got on my way back from lunch:

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Well,
    it seems you found your camera. It's definately working
    for you......
    Last edited by Streetshooter; 11th August 2009 at 04:28. Reason: Spellnig

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    Hi everyone,

    A friend of mine decided to end his love and hate relationship with DP-1 and gave it me. I always had faith in the Foveon sensor in spite of my unhappy adventures with SD-14 and was more than eager to give this camera a try.

    I was very positively impressed with the results. I tried not to focus on its shortcomings and used it in varying light conditions. I humbly present my first steps into the DP-1 world. Criticisms are very welcome.

    Kind regards,

    Osman
    Osman, The images here look wonderful and as long as there are no complaints from you about using the camera?, I think it looks like a win for you.

    I have the DP2 and am still coming to grips with it, seems you are faster than me!

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    Osman,

    Nice photos, especially the low light shots. Did you use SPP to process?

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Osman, The images here look wonderful and as long as there are no complaints from you about using the camera?, I think it looks like a win for you.

    I have the DP2 and am still coming to grips with it, seems you are faster than me!
    Tim, it was love at first sight, so I am overlooking its flaws.

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Quote Originally Posted by bbodine9 View Post
    Osman,

    Nice photos, especially the low light shots. Did you use SPP to process?
    Yes I used SPP 3.3 (Mac) to convert to 16-bit TIFF, then PS CS4 to make minor adjustments like correcting the horizontal, levels fine tuning,etc. Glad you liked them.

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    guitarist with those ads for the well-paid performers just classic. great first day out.

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    Thank you Wayne, you can take my word that those guys in the ads are not well-paid, but astronomically paid! The guitarist as OK.
    Osman

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Just trying...

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    Hi Osman,

    I think you need to add this camera to your "signature list" since it seems to be working fine for you. Don't ever give it back to your friend because seriously any photographer with enough patience couldn't have disliked the camera. He is either impatient or just a P+S photographer.

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    Thanks Steven,

    I did as you told me and changed my signature. I think my friend is a little impatient. Well, you know how young people sometimes are

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenkania View Post
    Hi Osman,

    He is either impatient or just a P+S photographer.

    Steven
    Osman,

    Thanks. I also prefer to be called impatient, given only 2 choices.

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Hmmmmm,
    Impatient......
    There's another word they use for me especially.
    FOOL.... I sold my DP1 but loved it and miss it.
    Yeppers, "Like the fool on the hill".

    Shooter ..... With a shot and missed...

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    Seyhun, you would be the last person I'd call impatient. I understand that DP-1 did not measure up to your exacting standards. As for me, you know it is always a hunch, a feeling that this or that camera is just for me. Anyway, I'm glad you didn't like it, otherwise I would not be able to use this wonder of a camera. Thanks again...

    Shooter, I think I understand what you feel; exchanging my Nikon D2x for a D300 which I exchanged for a D700 which I rarely use. Not that it is a bad camera, but I never liked it the way I did my D2x.

    By the way, DP-1 constantly gives me the 'itch'; I went home in a very roundabout way today:

    Best,
    Osman

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    Osman...it's very easy to see that your suffering with that camera....

    I'm feeling for ya man.....

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    hi osman,
    there seems to be a huge prejudice against postprocessling, yet many famous photos are crops: lange's migrant woman, hcb's puddle jumper, kertesz's photo of his wife's face with his hand on her shoulder. and all the great view camera people have dodged and burned like crazy: weston, adams, and so on.
    i've made no secret of playing with these plugins

    http://www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro/usa/entry.php?

    i've tried hundreds of plugins (literally) and this set the one i use almost exclusively these days, along with neat image and focus magic.

    this last pic a perfect one to work on. you can use the demo for two weeks.

    i envy you istanbul. i haven't been there in forty years but the images still indelible. (do you have webb's recent book on the city?) i think in the digital darkroom is where you will find your own, special vision of it. you've already great raw material. who was it said you don't take a picture, you make it?

    all the best,
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    ps. i love the guitarist picture. i think you could really emphasis an interpreation of what you're seeing: focus, detail, etc. they do not have to be major changes. tiny ones matter a lot.

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    Yeah....
    What Wayne said....

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    [QUOTE=smokysun;125889]hi osman,
    there seems to be a huge prejudice against postprocessling, yet many famous photos are crops: lange's migrant woman, hcb's puddle jumper, kertesz's photo of his wife's face with his hand on her shoulder. and all the great view camera people have dodged and burned like crazy: weston, adams, and so on.
    i've made no secret of playing with these plugins

    http://www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro/usa/entry.php?

    i've tried hundreds of plugins (literally) and this set the one i use almost exclusively these days, along with neat image and focus magic.


    Hi Wayne,

    I completely agree with you on the subject of post-processing, maybe for slightly different reasons. I think the photographer has every right to utilize whatever technique he can to achieve the results he has in mind. I never shun any attempt, saying that the image was heavily manipulated, though I retouch my images only slightly.

    My personal perspective is this: After recovering from a very advanced case of cataract in both eyes, I went literally to tears upon rediscovering the beauty of things; the color, the texture, play of light on things, the majesty of nature and man-made wonders. Being a very latecomer in photography, I only had a beginner's insight to taking photographs. I was very fortunate to have Seyhun, my very good friend and a very knowledged photographer to help me limp along on this bumpy road. But still a long way to go...

    So, in comes the magical world of post-processing. Only then I can come close to producing images of the things I see with my new eyes, because my raw files leave a lot to be desired. (Learning became a steeper climb for me in my fifties). I think; "If I can really capture the beauty of the Topkapi Palace as I SEE IT, I shall be able to share my amazement with others through my photographs".

    I know this message has become painfully long, so I'll end with sincere thanks to you and Shooter for taking an interest in my photographs and providing me valued insight. I downloaded the demo version from Nik Software and shall give it a try today.

    Best,

    Osman

    P.S.: Thanks for your kind words about my city. You'd find it changed considerably during the past forty years.

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    My first tries with Color Efex Pro 3.0:




    Criticism most welcome.

    Best,
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    otumay I really like these! The subject and composition, superb, the three treatments all add in their own ways.

    Post processing photographic images in the digital age has opened up a whole new art form or perhaps made what was previously a specialist form of photography accessible to all, photography as creative expression rather than a mere reproduction of what is in front of you. Sooper Tramp on flickr is a good example.

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    very nice, osman. you've taken right to it!
    best,
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    Love the door pictures. Great work...
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    Thanks for all the encouragement. This camera urges me to go out and venture...
    Friday evening, while walking on a street I saw a cute little girl lying on her back on a window sill (protected from falling by window grilles) and singing merrily to herself. I quickly pointed my DP-1 at the scene but alas, during the time it took to auto-focus she spotted me and sat up straight. Assuming her ladylike manners, she acted as if she didn't notice me. This is what came of it:


    When they start learning all this, I wonder...

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    My first tries with Color Efex Pro 3.0:

    Criticism most welcome.

    Best,
    Osman
    Dear Osman,

    The middle photo is magical. Keep on working

    I'm so glad that the DP-1 found some use, and it sure fits your hands well.


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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Hi everyone,

    I'm on vacation in a North Aegean island and trying my new DP-1 alongside my Leica M8. I feel closer to DP-1 every day. I wish to share three treatments of a shot from the island. Hope you like them.

    Best regards,

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    hi osman,
    i'm envious. lived on rhodes for eight months, long before the dp1 was even a twinkle in an engineer's eye. keep up the lovely work.
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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Thank you Wayne, my grandfather was from Rhodes. By the way, the island I'm on is Bozcaada (Tenedos).

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    Excellent work, Otumay

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    Thank you Lili, just returned home with over 800 photos. I'll try to post some if they come out well.
    Osman

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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Hi,
    Just back from Bozcaada island. Thought I'd share a few shots from the ferry.
    Sigma DP-1, pp by Color EfexPro 3.0.
    Best,
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    hi osman,
    love them. they bring back a lot of memories.
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    I like the second one best.
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    Re: My first DP-1 shots

    Quote Originally Posted by s.agar View Post
    I like the second one best.
    Funny how the DP-1 turns ordinary images into artistic ones. I hope you won't regret giving me this camera

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