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Headlamp Abstract

I've been having a bit of bad luck with my photo equipment lately. Within the last month a Sigma 50mm f1.4 stopped working, as did my Sony A900. My Nikon D3 has started giving unreliable exposures and worst of all my Samsung NX30, a camera which just seems to suit me and which I love using, gave up the ghost completely. I'll eventually get round to having most of them repaired (the NX30 might be a problem as Samsung has abandoned the camera division) but by way of compensation when I saw a Sigma DP3 Quattro at what seemed a very advantageous price I couldn't resist it.


As it turned out the price was actually a mistake but although I offered to split the difference, the vendor wouldn't hear of it and honoured the deal. What a gent!


It's generally acknowledged that Sigma cameras need to be shot in Raw and that the jpegs are hopeless. However whereas my Photoshop ability is limited, my knowledge of Sigma SPP is non existent so these first efforts are from jpegs. I'm pleasantly surprised with the results. I had a go at SPP to see if I could improve on the jpegs but it is totally beyond me - certainly not intuitive and painfully slow. I'll have another go but I'm not the most patient of people.


This is my van headlamp tightly cropped to create a sort of abstract.



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Taken on December 25, 2015