Flower; in DSC-R1.

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abiquiuense
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Flower; in DSC-R1.
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Just sharing, unless you want to change it.  Change is good.  Reproduction is my compliment.

I use Gimp.  Ok, my elbow needs grease.

If you chose to change it, describe your path.

Jerry045
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Re: Flower; in DSC-R1.

abiquiuense wrote:

Just sharing, unless you want to change it. Change is good. Reproduction is my compliment.

I use Gimp. Ok, my elbow needs grease.

If you chose to change it, describe your path.

I think this is a great shot David.

I tried to add to it, but there was not much I could do. I tweaked the levels slightly to brighten it up a bit, but it did not need much adjusting.

I thought about bringing up the background, but decided it would just take away some emphasis on the flower and gave up on that thought.

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Here's one of mine
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Here's a shot I took the other day. I thought it came out decent. What'cha think?

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abiquiuense
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Yes! G O A L !

Jerry045 wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

Just sharing, unless you want to change it. Change is good. Reproduction is my compliment.

I use Gimp. Ok, my elbow needs grease.

"'Codo duro,'/'hard elbow'" is a regionalism for "tight wad."

If you chose to change it, describe your path.

I think this is a great shot David.

I tried to add to it, but there was not much I could do. I tweaked the levels slightly to brighten it up a bit, but it did not need much adjusting.

I thought about bringing up the background, but decided it would just take away some emphasis on the flower and gave up on that thought.

abiquiuense
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Re: Here's one of mine

Jerry045 wrote:

Here's a shot I took the other day. I thought it came out decent. What'cha think?

I am enthralled by the interior.  It's the star attraction, in a play, during the "solo" opportunities.  Bring that out before curtain down, and you'll score a hit, with the rest of the cast.  Think in terms of your fine aviary captures.

Unique items with unique items.

Groupies with groupies.  I'm one of Valentina's groupies.  This is my living room floor/slab of concrete.  We boiled oats in water, seeing as how on account of because, lactose is not my thing.  Then we would sprinkle notamega, "Cinnamon; Let me in," cloves (myDad put it in his coffee, so why not?,) ginger, and sodium chloride.

Today, I have almost finished the room.  myBabe found it weather proofed, and promptly claimed it for herself.  Vale gets that silly grin every time that she sees grandma.

I think myBabe's flox fell ill, but, I liked the water droplets.  Don't forget your "mister" bottle.  Works wonders, and you don't have to irrigate them for the Gardener.

Jerry045
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Re: Here's one of mine

abiquiuense wrote:

Jerry045 wrote:

Here's a shot I took the other day. I thought it came out decent. What'cha think?

I am enthralled by the interior. It's the star attraction, in a play, during the "solo" opportunities. Bring that out before curtain down, and you'll score a hit, with the rest of the cast. Think in terms of your fine aviary captures.

Unique items with unique items.

Groupies with groupies. I'm one of Valentina's groupies. This is my living room floor/slab of concrete. We boiled oats in water, seeing as how on account of because, lactose is not my thing. Then we would sprinkle notamega, "Cinnamon; Let me in," cloves (myDad put it in his coffee, so why not?,) ginger, and sodium chloride.

Today, I have almost finished the room. myBabe found it weather proofed, and promptly claimed it for herself. Vale gets that silly grin every time that she sees grandma.

I think myBabe's flox fell ill, but, I liked the water droplets. Don't forget your "mister" bottle. Works wonders, and you don't have to irrigate them for the Gardener.

She is a cutie!!!

Good idea on the mister. I'll have to give that a try for effect.

Thanks David.

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sludge21017
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Re: Here's one of mine

Jerry045 wrote:

Here's a shot I took the other day. I thought it came out decent. What'cha think?

I like the contrasting background shade. Just different.

abiquiuense
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Re: Here's one of mine

Jerry045 wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

Jerry045 wrote:

Here's a shot I took the other day. I thought it came out decent. What'cha think?

I am enthralled by the interior. It's the star attraction, in a play, during the "solo" opportunities. Bring that out before curtain down, and you'll score a hit, with the rest of the cast. Think in terms of your fine aviary captures.

Unique items with unique items.

Groupies with groupies. I'm one of Valentina's groupies. This is my living room floor/slab of concrete. We boiled oats in water, seeing as how on account of because, lactose is not my thing. Then we would sprinkle notamega, "Cinnamon; Let me in," cloves (myDad put it in his coffee, so why not?,) ginger, and sodium chloride.

Today, I have almost finished the room. myBabe found it weather proofed, and promptly claimed it for herself. Vale gets that silly grin every time that she sees grandma.

I think myBabe's flox fell ill, but, I liked the water droplets. Don't forget your "mister" bottle. Works wonders, and you don't have to irrigate them for the Gardener.

She is a cutie!!!

Good idea on the mister. I'll have to give that a try for effect.

Thanks David.

No, thank you.

Bill Borne
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I took 2 cracks at it
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abiquiuense wrote:

Just sharing, unless you want to change it. Change is good. Reproduction is my compliment.

I use Gimp. Ok, my elbow needs grease.

If you chose to change it, describe your path.

1 Sharpened flower only

2 sharpened flower and converted background to B&W

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Jerry R
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Re: Flower; in DSC-R1.

Very nice, don't know why Sony discontinued the R1line.

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Jerry R
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Great pic, colors and contrast.

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Dak on cam
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Re: Flower; in DSC-R1.
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Jerry R wrote:

Very nice, don't know why Sony discontinued the R1line.

Because it would have made no marketing sense.  They were late to the game with interchangeable lens cameras, just having taken over Minolta.  The DSC-R1 was a "stay-with-Sony" compact intended to keep people from buying other people's interchangeable lens cameras.

They needed something in the prosumer compact segment to follow the DSC-F828.  The DSC-F828 had been a failed color experiment with its RGBE Bayer filter matrix.  It had a 2/3" CCD sensor.  Sony wanted to move to CMOS (but their first Sony Alpha model still had a CCD sensor), but CMOS was not yet backside illuminated and had rather moderate light yield.  The DSC-R1 has very nice color, but that kind of color selectivity requires somewhat narrow filter ranges that reduce the available luminosity, making for worse sensititity (today's Bayer filters are optimised more for ISO than color separation, in contrast).  To offset the light loss due to several technology changes and get to test-drive CMOS sensor use, they went whole-hog with a sensor in APS-C size range.  Compared to the kind of ISO sensitivities of APS-C range sensors today, the camera is ridiculously insensitive.

They had to reduce reach (the F828 goes to 28mm–200mm equiv rather than the DSC-R1's 24mm–120mm), the sensor size meant that they had to give up on the detachable-lens design started with the DSC-F505(?) and it would have become impractical to find the space for folding the IR filter in and out in order to provide night framing and night vision.

The design is hobbled down in a few manners: the data transfer rates are ridiculous (particularly with CF), the LCD screen is rather limited in size at 2" (but placed very nicely), the autofocus is not all that great, they did not even bother with video, and the built-in image/JPEG processing is not at the same level as that of ILC cameras of the time.

The lens is way above in quality to what kit lenses at the time were.  With the good image quality but lots of oddities, it kept people on the brand while preparing them to move to Sony ILC cameras once they got around.

As the trends in color filters enabled higher ISO and BSI CMOS sensors also moved to higher ISO, it just made no sense to continue a "compact" prosumer line with a full-size APS-C sensor any more.  So the RX1 went back to 1".

Now the nostalgia buffs would eat up a DSC-R2 with the same lens but a modern sensor and processing hardware and media and screen/finder resolutions (even while keeping the same size) and video, but new users would seriously question the point of a large thing like that without interchangeable lenses.

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The DSC-R1 'swan dive.'

Bill Borne wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

sharpened flower and converted background to B&W

Your illustration, and Member Dak's totally serious treatise, best sums up why myCopy of the R-1 sits as a beautiful paperweight; "legacy", I dare say.

Unless there is a very simple, "select relevant area automatically button" on your post processor, Bill, this took a lot of meticulous work.  Thank you for the compliment.

When I found myCopy, it was hanging in a thrift store, operated for a hospice program.  I had no idea what digital was about.  The price tag read; $400.00 used.  The sign outside the facility, which store was crammed with lots and lots of goodies, read "Today; 50% OFF." My one hundredth visit to the store became my best experience (camera experience, mind you.)

Bill Borne
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Re: The DSC-R1 'swan dive.'

abiquiuense wrote:

Bill Borne wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

sharpened flower and converted background to B&W

Your illustration, and Member Dak's totally serious treatise, best sums up why myCopy of the R-1 sits as a beautiful paperweight; "legacy", I dare say.

Unless there is a very simple, "select relevant area automatically button" on your post processor, Bill, this took a lot of meticulous work. Thank you for the compliment.

When I found myCopy, it was hanging in a thrift store, operated for a hospice program. I had no idea what digital was about. The price tag read; $400.00 used. The sign outside the facility, which store was crammed with lots and lots of goodies, read "Today; 50% OFF." My one hundredth visit to the store became my best experience (camera experience, mind you.)

It did take some time to do and $400 is what I paid for my 2nd R1. I still have 2 of them

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abiquiuense
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Re: The DSC-R1 'swan dive.'

Bill Borne wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

Bill Borne wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

sharpened flower and converted background to B&W

Your illustration, and Member Dak's totally serious treatise, best sums up why myCopy of the R-1 sits as a beautiful paperweight; "legacy", I dare say.

Unless there is a very simple, "select relevant area automatically button" on your post processor, Bill, this took a lot of meticulous work. Thank you for the compliment.

When I found myCopy, it was hanging in a thrift store, operated for a hospice program. I had no idea what digital was about. The price tag read; $400.00 used. The sign outside the facility, which store was crammed with lots and lots of goodies, read "Today; 50% OFF." My one hundredth visit to the store became my best experience (camera experience, mind you.)

It did take some time to do and $400 is what I paid for my 2nd R1. I still have 2 of them

While we extol the virtues of this camera, and while we are looking at this beauty and the fine, fluffy stuff that makes it a flower, I was reminded of how the one feature, which distinguishes this camera, from the other largish sensor cameras, and not mentioned by the essayist, is that it is dust-free. No pollen; no sneezing, no dust mites.

This attachment was accomplished with a different camera.

Our wild cherries had a bug this year.

Dak on cam
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Re: The DSC-R1 'swan dive.'

abiquiuense wrote:

Bill Borne wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

Bill Borne wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

sharpened flower and converted background to B&W

Your illustration, and Member Dak's totally serious treatise, best sums up why myCopy of the R-1 sits as a beautiful paperweight; "legacy", I dare say.

Unless there is a very simple, "select relevant area automatically button" on your post processor, Bill, this took a lot of meticulous work. Thank you for the compliment.

When I found myCopy, it was hanging in a thrift store, operated for a hospice program. I had no idea what digital was about. The price tag read; $400.00 used. The sign outside the facility, which store was crammed with lots and lots of goodies, read "Today; 50% OFF." My one hundredth visit to the store became my best experience (camera experience, mind you.)

It did take some time to do and $400 is what I paid for my 2nd R1. I still have 2 of them

While we extol the virtues of this camera, and while we are looking at this beauty and the fine, fluffy stuff that makes it a flower, I was reminded of how the one feature, which distinguishes this camera, from the other largish sensor cameras, and not mentioned by the essayist, is that it is dust-free. No pollen; no sneezing, no dust mites.

You wish.

Right side, about 30% up.  Cannot get rid of it.

To be comparatively dust-proof, you need an internal zoom, like with the Panasonic DMC-FZ50.  Otherwise every zoom operation requires an exchange of air.

This attachment was accomplished with a different camera.

Our wild cherries had a bug this year.

Too bad.

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Jerry R
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Re: Flower; in DSC-R1.

I agree with this last paragraph, except for the limited market.

The design of the R1 was unique "a mini medium format feel". With todays sensors, EVF, and original lens it would be an alternative to the 1" Sony super zooms and RF APSC cameras.

"Now the nostalgia buffs would eat up a DSC-R2 with the same lens but a modern sensor and processing hardware and media and screen/finder resolutions (even while keeping the same size) and video, but new users would seriously question the point of a large thing like that without interchangeable lenses."

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