Five Pictures - four hours
how to achieve this beautiful Thorsten Overgaard / Ming Thein look without Leica Cameras or Lightroom
Wolfgang did his work - I did mine
It is just three days ago that Ming Thein posted his highly recommended review of the Olympus OM-D EM-5
Some of the pictures he has posted were so breathtaking and incredible good in terms of natureness, that I began to think about taking part to the discussion that Wolfgang Lonien has with Bill Bebee and Ming Thein and me since many weeks via eMail and weblog messages in a deeper way. Bill has questioned Wolfang, how to achiefe those deep blacks in the black and white postproduction. Wolfgang started his in Terms of deepnss of black 100 % succesfull experiments just two days ago (target reached yesterday).
But I, I thought about the colours, mostley the colours that as an example Thorsten Overgaard reached in his shooting of the royal danish family, or -as another example- the genious Ming Thein reached in his review of the famous little Leica X 2.
I did ask myself: How did he done this?
Well I have no adobe Lightroom stuff, and I am even not a Leica owner, but I want to have those colours nontheless.
As you might know, I like to shoot all of my pictures I am able to shoot in RAW -in RAW (Olympus ORF -files). I also have special reasons to put the Colour space to "adobeRGB".
What can I hope to receive as an result (if I spend some time in postproducion) in terms of deeper blacks AND perfect colours?
So, take a look, Wolfgang, this is what I ´ve got:
I shot the first four pics during a walk before noon within just 21 minutes
|Running Businesman Bodrum, Turkey, 2012-04-25 8.39 Universal Standard Time (UTC) focal length 18 mm f 1: 5.6 1/ 1600 s|
|Laundry Bodrum, Turkey, 2012-04-25 8.52 UTC focal length 29 mm f 1_5.6 1/1250 s|
|Bright colors (Anzac Day!) Bodrum 2012-04-25 8.58 UTC focal length 14 mm f 1: 5.6 1/1600 s|
|Electricians Bodrum 2012-04-25 9.00 UTC focal length 18 mm f 1: 5.6 1/2000s|
This shot was taken some 29 minutes later
| Blue Minaret 2012-04-25 9.29 UTC focal length 14 mm f 1: 7.1 1/1000s|