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jtouboul

Tarzana, US
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jtouboul Registered since 30th Oct 2002
Mon 21-Apr-03 02:17 AM

I shoot strictly RAW with my D100 and while I get great pictures of buildings or defined shapes like people, cars, etc. (things with definite contrast) I've encountered a weird issue when shooting nature images (and that's most of my work). For example, I went to New England last fall and shot over 1500 film and digital images under various lighting conditions (sunny, light cloud coverage, heavy cloud coverage, etc.) Invariably on the digital most images with leaves that were turning yellow or of a very light colors (in other word most of them) were "muddy" for lack of better word. It's hard to discribe but it looked almost as if they were from a painting. It's nothing major and I used many of these pictures in my show but it bugged me. Since I was relativelly new with this camera I though that it was me, except that I continue to have this problem with various settings, curves, etc.

I'm not sure where it comes from since it appears in the exact same way regardless of the lens I use. I'm not even sure if it is not me being paranoid or screwing up something since I am still relativelly new to digital.

At any rate I attached a couple of pictures for your curiosity and comments on this problem. They both represent a 100% crop of a small area of pictures (center of image to avoid any lens distortion) with various degrees of this "muddy" effect.

I'd appreciate any comments, ideas, recommendations.

Thanks,

JT

JTouboul

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