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Accidentally Watercolors

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by Gubrz, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    OOPS!
    went for a night walk around downtown Georgetown, TX
    they have a cute lil town square around the courthouse
    i got to the car and realized i had been shooting in watercolor mode the whole time
    i must have miscounted my clicks to get back to standard after showing my niece stuff earlier
    *rolls eyes at self*

    heres a few that still turned out decentish/ at least interesting! lol


    ok this one was after i got back into the car and fixed my painting issue.. lol
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    hope you enjoyed them
    or at least got a chuckle out of my blunder :)

    either way, have a great night everyone!
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Believe it or not, i think you just sold me on this camera. I'm too lazy to do real watercolors ;)

    Now where did I leave that spare $3k?
     
  3. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    hey i saw yer comment on f8 blog! thanks so much!!! youre a kick ass guy supa luke! :D
     
  4. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    That looks like a really fun filter. Hope you aren't too disappointed, they are pretty cool photo!
     
  5. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    there were a few that i adjusted the exposure compensation down for dark moodiness... and they didnt turn out too well
    but some of them came out prolly better than normal
    so it all balances out :)

    theres also a "illustration" mode
    its basically watercolor, but with black outlines around all the colors... i actually prefer that one generally... tho watercolor could be amazing for landscapes with lotsa colors id imagine!

    quick! find me a flower field!
    :D

    thanks Iso!
     
  6. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

    223
    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    I love these,especially gas pump and road closed.Wish I had it.
     
  7. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    hey thanks david!
    i think art filters, or whatever, can be pretty fun, and can also get some creative juices flowing for non art filter times as well!

    im really getting used to this camera
    the af speed isnt even bugging me (unless i use it right after my em5, then im in need of a hug... lol)

    have you gotten to play with one in person yet?
     
  8. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Wow! Great set. But I really like the first. Some really nice little towns, in that region of Texas, especially the old court houses. That "onion dome" is much like the Orthodox church domes seen in Alaska.
     
  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'd be bummed if I did that to a whole evening's worth of shooting, but I gotta say, a few of them REALLY work. There's a lot of rustic Americana in the second one and I love the colors in the dress shop (with the two red chairs) and the last couple as well. If you're gonna screw up, may as well screw up interestingly!

    -Ray
     
  10. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    yeah, it was weird when i moved to texas and saw all these little towns with courthouse squares... i felt like i was in mayberry or something, lol

    i was bummed, but what can you do... and it was only like an hour of my time, and a 12 min drive away.. so i can always go back :) with proper settings! or at least jpg+raw! *rolls eyes at self* lol!
    i agree strongly on the screw up interestingly! :D
     
  11. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    There are some excellent shots there worth using as a basis springboard for a real painting

    Have to say I don't see the point of having this option on camera though & I'd probably never use it
     
  12. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

    223
    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    I haven't yet Eliot.I'm kind of afraid to actually.I mean, what's not to like.I have always thought I needed to have a vf on a camera but I'm finding more and more I'm using the lcd on my O-MD.That one does articulate up which is great for street,but I think I could live without, especially a super high res lcd like yours.I actually think the price is fair,still lots of moola.
     
  13. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    its fun :) and the more fun the better!

    yeah i use the lcd a lot on my em5. im trying to force myself to use the evf more on my rx1 now, i think it helps me with some courage for street, lol
    its like the people are looking at the camera, and not me. i tend to smile when i get uncomfortable, so if i use the lcd lower than my face, i just BEEM at the people and they inevitably look right at me, like "why are you smiling at me, CREEPER!" lol!!!
     
  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    just one question. How in the world did you get all these shots and NOT realize you had this option on? Do you never review your shots or does the auto review just show the capture and the effects are processed as it writes to the card?

    I think I'd use this function a LOT, but I would use RAW + JPEG so if I wanted a straight shot, I'd still have it.
     
  15. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    i shut off the instant review so i wouldnt be obsessing and id be shooting
    i shut off raw because i only ever had to use the raw in the rx1 files like 3 times total, so it just is hogging up space! lol and i was obsessing on that...
    i must do things to eliminate obsessing... haha

    i kinda wish it had the art filter bracketting like the em5
    not that you always want 5 copies of every pic, but sometimes its neat to see how the camera sees things so you can work it in as needed later
     
  16. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    These make for a very interesting set of pictures, the sharpness of the lens still manages to shine through oddly enough. I like the figure on the bench.
     
  17. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    thats because this lens is made partially out of ground unicorn horn
    i swear you could rub butter on it and still manage a sharp photo
     
  18. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

    223
    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    I assumed you didn't have the evf for it.Now we ARE talking big bucks!
     
  19. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    No I got he evf as well. I talked myself into thinking of it as a sign that the store had both, so I must buy the camera(since so many online were flipping out trying to find an evf in stock) lol
    I'm mental like that. :D
     
  20. jamh

    jamh New to SC

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    Mar 25, 2013
    I had no idea! Thanks for pointing this out. Usually I don't bother with effects, but these are very painterly.