color rendereing

Signature look?

Have you ever tried to create a signature look for your photos? I certainly have tried. I am pleased to my achievements for a certain time after which I will change my mind. Usually I am going back to more natural look. For that “natural” look it is very important how the camera renders the image I am going to see in my computer monitor.

For color shots I have tried out desaturated look. I think I have found quite good adjustments for that in Lightroom. But using the desaturated look for a while I am not happy anymore. I am craving colors back. Here are some examples of my desaturated look.

There are times when I am very much into B&Ws. I have made my own B&W preset in Lightroom and many times I really like the results. Here are some B&Ws processed by using my own preset.

In addition to my own B&W preset I use VSCO Film presets for post-processing. I really love those presets because they are not made through any plug-in which always generate those huge TIFF files.

So it seems to be a long road to a signature look.

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Two chaps

Two chaps, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

Found these little fellows from our backyard. This is shot at ISO 3200 in very dimly lit woods. The result is not bad, I think. Of course there is noise but it is quite pleasing in appereance and color tones are nicely produced even at high ISOs. This is one of the main things which make Fuji X100 to shine. I can use auto ISO all the time and not to worry about noise or color rendering.

And this is just a very quick snapshot. Handheld. Not any planning before shooting. Just shoot. Aperture mode f/5.6, auto ISO, no flash. JPEG.