Sony DSC-V3 colour processed

In keeping with my current exploration of what I can get out of my Sony DSC-V3 I’ve been using it a lot more lately.  In combination with Lightroom 3’s new noise processing and shooting in RAW I am able to get good clean images that I am pleased with.  I can even get some depth of field separation when I use the camera in certain ways.  With the lens zoomed most of the way out and by forcing the smallest available aperture I can get a shallow enough depth of field and quite good bokeh.  Of course once I had my nice clean images I processed them in a way that defeated the whole purpose.

3 Responses to “Sony DSC-V3 colour processed”

  • Nikhil Ramkarran Says:

    I know exactly what you mean. I took a photo recently, deliberately using ISO100 (I usually keep it at 400) it ended up beautifully smooth and grain free. As soon as I got it in lightroom I used my medium grain b&w preset to mess it up a bit 🙂
    I find recently that I prefer the slight imperfections of a little grain, or a break in symmetry or a subtle tilt to a straight line. Gives the photo a relaxed feel that somehow makes it better.
    Sensational photos, as usual. I have to go with the solitary tree as my favourite this time.

  • dave Says:

    this is not a question necessarily related to your post, but do you know what the cross-processing setting in the k-5 is for? does the k-7 have that as well? what does cross processing do?
    anyway, i like the bark on the tree photo, what did you do to get that effect?

  • Wallace Says:

    Cross processing refers to developing film in chemicals intended for a different film type. The results are large changes in colour and colour casts. It’s an effect that I prefer to do post capture either in the camera or in Lightroom if I am going to do it at all. I was going to write a quick reply to your other question but it is better answered visually so I will do a quick post about that one.

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