Landscapes, Not my Forte

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by raconteur, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    Thought I would give landscapes a try with the RX1R. Not what I normally photograph. Any advice is welcome.

    Sandbar-Sunset-Clearing-Storm.jpg

    Beach-Clearing-Storm.jpg
     
  2. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Think you got it!
     
  3. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2013
    The wide dynamic range of the RX1/R sensor is an absolute boon for Lanscape, imho.

    Nice captures!

    LouisB
     
  4. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Did you really boost the contrast and saturation on the first shot? There's a lot more clipping and speckling than I would expect out of an RX1R.
     
  5. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    I like the second one alot. The first one looks a tad baked, but if the sensor truly caught that...
     
  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    If you're not looking purely for technical/processing comments, I think landscape photos deserve quite a lot of land in them ... :smile:
     
  7. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    Clairty and saturation slider to 9 in LR5. Contrast-from memory was +17 if I remember correctly. I prefer drama but not over-cooked. Thanks for the comment and critique.
     
  8. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    Similar comment to yours below and I gave the relevant settings. The second required more dynamic range adjustment to water and beach areas. Sky is ah-natural and what I exposed for.
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The first is pretty spectacular but I get the feeling I'm on the slightest of tilts to the right.
     
  10. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Luke's right, there is a slight list...

    Possibly unhelpful, but I was thinking that with the second if you crop just above the chair rail, landscape as opposed to portrait, that sky on its own makes for a stunning photo. Not the aim perhaps, but a beautiful side effect. Alternatively but on the same lines, crop so that the land disappears but you get the seat in frame, makes a squarer image.

    Always on hand to derail your plans, no need to thank me ;-)
     
  11. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    Thanks for the suggestions. I will give them a try to see how they work.