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That second image is beautiful, but if we are into picking horses, I am rather good at getting the one that comes last

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Oh, I thought you said Racy images.

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Oh, I thought you said Racy images.

Ah... happily married man (and intend to keep it that way), don't shoot lingerie nor scantily clad nubiles...

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Nice

Racing on turf really makes it more colorful

Any of the shots hdr'd?

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Nice

Racing on turf really makes it more colorful

Any of the shots hdr'd?

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Thanks. Nope, BUT... I did use the highlight recovery and shadow recovery (less so) in Capture One. That is labeled as HDR sliders in Capture One, but it does not give (to me) an artificial look. I need to do this to cope with the harsh sunlight, contrasty scenes.

I find that Capture One, with appropriate use of the adjustments, keeps color natural. I am actually using the D3 profile in Capture One, as a starting point for the D300 files, for some reason the D300 profiles files are coming very green saturated in my system.

But, using the D3 profile, the green is balanced to normal and the other colors are rendered richly. The blue may be slightly pronounced, but will see on that.

But I am extremely happy with the colors that Capture One generates. It is especially difficult to balance colors normally in very contrasty scenes, easy to lose detail and have channels blow in recovery, or smudgy, seems to me.

But, I am getting it okay, to my eyes, with Capture One as the RAW converter. I am (rightly or wrongly) very pleased with what I am getting now, moreso than before.

Some of the files remind (me) of film prints.

Thanks for commenting, appreciated.

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That second image is beautiful, but if we are into picking horses, I am rather good at getting the one that comes last

Thanks for posting,

Ian

Thanks, in this case you got it right, he won this race. Actually that horse has placed (in one of the first four positions) in all of his last seven starts, never more than three and a quarter lengths off the winner (if you understand racing terminology), if not, that is fairly close).

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Very nice shots, Bajerunner. Makes me feel like grabbing again one of Dick Francis horse racing books. I think that I read them all.

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HRonen wrote:

Very nice shots, Bajerunner. Makes me feel like grabbing again one of Dick Francis horse racing books. I think that I read them all.

Hi Ronen,

Much thanks for the kind words and appreciated.

Yes, I also read many of his books, great stuff. Interestingly, as you probably appreciate, the real life racing events seem to have a bit of twists also, whether accidents, or betting 'games'.

Racing is a good place to learn 'wits'..  lol.

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Some very nice images!

Agree about Capture One.

After testing a whole gaggle of RAW converters I am settling on this one.

Nikon appears to have gone to sleep on Capture NX2 as well as the D300 upgrade.

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Some very nice images!

Agree about Capture One.

After testing a whole gaggle of RAW converters I am settling on this one.

Nikon appears to have gone to sleep on Capture NX2 as well as the D300 upgrade.

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Thanks!  For some fun, when you have a moment, after importing a couple of images into C1, try the different color profiles, not only the D3 one, which I like as a 'natural. realistic yet rich' profile for the D300, but the Leica M9 one and any other too, for some variation in imaging/ tones. And obviously you can play around with the tonality and saturations when trying those.

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Some really nice pictures and it really looks like great fun, makes me want to go there.

Thanks !

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Some really nice pictures and it really looks like great fun, makes me want to go there.

Thanks !

Thanks Yes, lots of fun shooting, can work the angles, static and active. Only issues are shooting in bright direct sun so.... long sleeve shirt and sunblock and also, coping with strong contrast.

Worth it though, can only help one to improve. 

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Nice images Bajerunner. I like the vintage feel of the B&W, maybe because I tend to think of horse racing as something in the past.

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I find that Capture One, with appropriate use of the adjustments, keeps color natural.

You know, it's funny you say that because like was mentioned above, I always feel your images have a HDR/hard type look to them.  Maybe it's my monitor.

Actually, I say that as a complement not a criticism.  It's come to almost be a signature look of yours that I can look at an image that you've taken and have a pretty good idea it's yours.

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Bajerunner wrote:

I find that Capture One, with appropriate use of the adjustments, keeps color natural.

You know, it's funny you say that because like was mentioned above, I always feel your images have a HDR/hard type look to them. Maybe it's my monitor.

Actually, I say that as a complement not a criticism. It's come to almost be a signature look of yours that I can look at an image that you've taken and have a pretty good idea it's yours.

Thanks. Interesting. Never thought of it like that and don't really 'think' I am going for a hard look, but whatever I output is as I see as most appropriate to the scene, dunno, maybe its just my *wiring*..

Could be related to working in contrasty scenes oftentimes, but if a general thing, maybe not.

I will muse on that a bit...makes for interesting reading and food for thought, you guys helped me 'fix' my colors (oversaturated, so calibrated, get what I see etc), so comments appreciated for further improvement.

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Nice images Bajerunner. I like the vintage feel of the B&W, maybe because I tend to think of horse racing as something in the past.

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Jim, Thanks very much. Yes, the B&W do have a bit of a nostalgic feel for me too, and yes, racing has generally seen some great days (in the West) , don't know if they can be recreated.

Interestingly, I am told that racing has taken off in the East and hence that is why British horse prices have raised i.e. bought from England by Eastern owners.

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Bajerunner wrote:

I find that Capture One, with appropriate use of the adjustments, keeps color natural.

You know, it's funny you say that because like was mentioned above, I always feel your images have a HDR/hard type look to them. Maybe it's my monitor.

Actually, I say that as a complement not a criticism. It's come to almost be a signature look of yours that I can look at an image that you've taken and have a pretty good idea it's yours.

Hi, these were a few more from the same day, the same 'look'?

Thanks for commenting! It helps and is appreciated.

All from that day are here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68347113@N04/sets/72157638474444943/

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