20 Aug Having a Second Stab at the Heather

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Last week I shared one of my images from an outing to Surprise View in the Peak District. That image was captured with the Excellent Fuji XT3 and Fuji 10-24mm lens. This week I managed a return visit to the same area but decided to take the Panasonic G9. Although I didn’t intend to shoot Surprise View again (but I did), I wanted to see how the Panasonic handled the colours of the heather and bracken.

In the past I criticised my efforts with the Panasonic G9 for not producing accurate colour. Or at least colour that I felt happy with. I thought that having shot the area with the Fuji so recently and the conditions looking similar, this might make a good comparison.

Surprise View in the Peak District. Panasonic G9 with 8-18 lens.

For this shot, I used the Panasonic G9 paired with the Panasonic Leica 8-18 lens (which I really like) set to 9mm. I had the camera mounted on a tripod although I could have managed to handhold the shot with a shutter speed was 1/50 at f/8.0 and ISO200. I also had a 0.9 Reverse ND Grad filter on the sky.

In terms of processing this time, I initially ran the RAW file through DxO PhotoLab to apply lens corrections before exporting it as a DNG. I then loaded the DNG file in Lightroom where I set the Camera Color

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