OCOLOY Week 4

For this week I've gone with the suggestion to stick with just one processing preset in Capture One – Robert Boyer's Tri-X +2, which is a grainy, contrasty and 'vintage' look that I really like. Admittedly, it's a bit... dishonest, perhpas? I mean, the output from the X-E1 is nowhere near as coarse-grained – the picture below shows a 100% crop comparing the normal Tri-X preset (with grain amount and granularity reduced to 10% or so) to the Tri-X +2 preset at its default: this is from 'slow country lane', below It's a bit of a conundrum really: I like the grainy »

OCOLOY Week 3

Gosh what an uninspiring week! Perhaps it's just the initial excitement of starting a New Project wearing off, or perhaps lack of sleep, but this week I really struggled to find motiviation, and on a couple of days didn't even bother to get out of the house for a walk. Sidenote: I'm still using Capture One 8 for my pictures, but I'm trying out Robert Boyer's B&W film presets, specifically Tri-X and Tri-X +2. Not sure this week's pictures really do the presets justice, although I do like the more contrasty shadows based on what I've seen so »