Friday, January 10, 2014

Spend my whole day in the quest

On January 2nd I went to northwest corner of Luukki, to the parking place near Halkolampi, walked towards north along the west side of lake Väärälampi, explored the forests north of lake Väärälampi, where I haven't been before, and returned via lake Mustlampi and east side of lake Väärälampi. The noise from the road carries surprisingly far to the forests, but otherwise it was very quiet.

(Posting title is from the poem Love in a Life by Robert Browning.)


John Marshall said...

The "Stream" pictures are wonderful. When viewing your images, is it possible to access the Exif data associated with them. If so, how? I am not so naïve to think that by knowing the parameters of your shooting, my images will be of similar quality. But, as an LX7 owner I thought I might learn from knowing your choices when shooting.

Juha Haataja said...

The EXIF data is available on Flickr, but they have made it increasingly difficult to find it, and it depends on the view mode as well, so you may have to hunt for it a bit. However, the original full resolution version is available, and the EXIF info is contained in the file.

In any case, here is some info for the first photograph:

Exposure 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture f/2.0
Focal Length 5.1 mm
ISO Speed 160
Exposure Bias -0.33 EV

During the dark time I have mostly been using two settings, both at -1/3 EV, the other having ISO 160 and the other ISO 400. I'm not fond of going past ISO 400 with the LX5, but the OIS system is good enough to allow taking photographs even at 1/2 second exposure (at 24 mm equiv.).

I would like to use other EV settings, but as the click wheel is stuck on my LX5, I'm using only the two settings I have stored in my custom settings (-1/3 EV and +2/3 EV). Sometimes this is a bit inconvenient, but mostly it is ok.

When setting up the camera I worked with the film mode a bit, trying to get rid of the oversaturation that is the default on most cameras.

And I'm allowing the JPEG file to be a bit soft (not using the sharpest settings on the LX5), and instead adding a little bit of definition when importing the photographs as a batch to Aperture.