Foveon Landscapes!

Challenge #2 in the Insights series. Hosted by SigmaChrome.
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Show us your very best Landscape -- and Seascape -- photographs taken with a camera that uses a Foveon sensor. The challenge is to depict 'Realism' and the natural 'mood' of the scene. The 'Insight' aspect of the challenge is to demonstrate your understanding and mastery of this sometimes demanding technology. For those who aren’t technically minded about these matters: Most digital cameras use a Bayer sensor, which captures red, green and blue light (RGB) using a Colour Filter Array -- one colour at each photosite. The Foveon sensor captures RGB at each and every photosite. This is a very different way of capturing an image that produces pictures with great colour depth and sharpness. For more information, see:
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Church Sunset, Real de Catorce
by dlj
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The sun no longer lit the church & foreground, but still brilliantly lit the mountain behind, causing two drastic colour balances and a pretty broad dynamic range, all of which the Foveon sensors handle well. This is exactly how it appeared to the eye, except the polarizer makes this image a speck darker to the right.. Incidentally, the temperature dropped by about 20C in 20 minutes right after this shot, and I picked up a nasty cold before making it back to my hotel room!
Submitted: Sunday, 6th September, 2009 06:45 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 1st December, 2008
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 3/10 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 50
Notes: All post-processing edits were global (colour temp, slight curves optimization) - zero touchups. Shot using Induro tripod and with Sigma DG low-profile circular polarizer. SD14 Firmware 1.07, and Sigma Photo Pro 3.52 to sRGB TIFF16, CaptureOne4 to JPG.
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