Collin J Örthner – Photographer

November 23, 2012

Thinking Time

Filed under: Architecture, Documentary, Hand of Man, Night, People, Sigma DP2 Merrill, Sigma DP2M, Winter — collin j örthner @ 11:11 pm

After enjoying my own Vanilla Latte this evening, I noticed this fellow through the window of our car and quickly rolled down the window to grab an image. I cranked up the cameras ISO to 800 and managed a 1/10 sec shot. I figured it would be a total failure as hand holding such a long exposure in a car that was running didn’t seem possible. Looking at the image on the review screen it appeared sharp but I had badly blown the highlights of the painting on the wall behind him. With nothing to lose I fired up SPP (Sigma Photo Pro) to see if the RAW data held any details. Wow! I easily pulled back at least a full stop if not more and the resulting image is completely acceptable to me. It’s also very sharp!




[Sigma DP2 Merrill]





  1. During the winter I tend to hang up my camera on a hook, so to speak, and therefore forget about it till spring. But these past images always serve to remind me that there is always something to find, that you can keep the spirit alive even in the cold. Collin has told me before that winter is not the time to quit, but he puts substance to his words. I shall take heart.

    Comment by gahiebert — November 24, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    • Nice to hear from you Gord! And thanks for the comment. Some nice fog this a.m. on the S.E. side of town, this may be your chance to get out. 🙂

      Comment by collin orthner — November 24, 2012 @ 8:18 am

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