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Ladies and Gents Who Lunch photos
At The Old Coffee Mill on Grand Lake in Oakland

April 23rd, 2004

Without Film, Maybe
Odd. When I'm shooting with the ISO cranked way up in low light, say a 1000 or more, I can't really bring the image into PhotoShop using the wider color range Adobe RGB the digital camera produces, but have to convert it to the Adobe default sRGB IEC61966-2.1 (I know, I know) before I can get anything close to decent color. The photograph above is straight Adobe RGB, no conversion, no brightness adjustments made to the original RAW image in the Nikon D2h PhotoShop plug-in, no adjustment using curves or setting color. Yes, I know you don't need to know this, but I need to know this and I don't really know what I'm talking about yet. Which is at least minimally disconcerting, what with all these photographs I supposedly take day in and day out. But I guess I digress.

Friday, good. The weather, good. The weekend (ahead), good. I'm told there's a concert downtown tomorrow and the Cherry Blossom Festival parade forms up in San Francisco on Sunday. The plot congeals. (Early Monday morning the hernia operation, but we'll deal with that later.) I want to get some shooting in while I'm still able to pack a camera.

You're cameras all weigh less than ten pounds. That's the limit, right?

Without film, maybe.

The photograph was taken at At The Old Coffee Mill on Grand Lake in Oakland recently with a Nikon D2h mounted with a 28 - 70mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens.