Beach/Ocean: Lets see yours.

MiguelATF

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It's my last evening at the shore after five weeks. Our place will basically be finished by tomorrow afternoon so I'm heading back, excited as hell to see it, but enjoying the last days here too. Tonight I had the Nikon gear all packed up and ready to head home tomorrow, so I just pulled out the RX1. And was reminded all over again just how much I love this little camera and why.

Two at the beach shortly before sunset, one of the sunset over the bay. Walking from beach to bay on this part of the island is less than 10 minutes...

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Last Night Sunset-15-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

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Last Night Sunset-22-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

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Last Night Sunset-131-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

-Ray

There's something about the quality of the images the RX1 produces which really astounds me. Not sure what it is. But these are quite fabulous, Ray....

My favorite is the first one, with the blueish/greenish tonality, and the bird incongruously flying, right in the middle of the frame.
 

MiguelATF

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bartjeej

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Two pictures taken on a gray, cloudy day at Cape Lookout, on the Oregon coast. Both taken with the LX7....

The second shot focuses more on the wild grasses at the edge of the sand -
Love them both, a bit different from the usual beach shot! :thumbsup:

At the "armpit" of the Dakhla Peninsula (Western Sahara), the beach stretches to the horizon at low tide

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shallow-water horizon by bartjeej, on Flickr

Back in Morocco proper, my taxi driver was kind enough to take an after-sunset walk on the beach with me
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aziz by bartjeej, on Flickr
 

Ray Sachs

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There's something about the quality of the images the RX1 produces which really astounds me. Not sure what it is. But these are quite fabulous, Ray....

My favorite is the first one, with the blueish/greenish tonality, and the bird incongruously flying, right in the middle of the frame.

Miguel, I feel that way pretty much every time I see an RX1 image on my computer I want to work on, and then I open it up and start working, and the adjectives start flowing. I shot with a D610 for a while (same sensor as the RX1) and own a Df (a bit worse at low ISO, a bit more than a bit better at high ISO) and there's STILL something about the RX1 files that wow me more. Part of it is the Zeiss lens, which is the best lens I've ever owned. And part of it is probably just how every componenet of that camera was designed to work with all of the others. It's pretty special. Here's one more from the same evening I just processed.

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Last Shots from LBI by ramboorider1, on Flickr

BTW, nice to see my old LX7 being put to good use - particularly like that shot with the grasses in it!

-Ray
 

MiguelATF

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Miguel, I feel that way pretty much every time I see an RX1 image on my computer I want to work on, and then I open it up and start working, and the adjectives start flowing. I shot with a D610 for a while (same sensor as the RX1) and own a Df (a bit worse at low ISO, a bit more than a bit better at high ISO) and there's STILL something about the RX1 files that wow me more. Part of it is the Zeiss lens, which is the best lens I've ever owned.

I have to agree with you about the Zeiss lens. From what I've seen of it, it's simply....astounding. I have a friend who's a professional cinematographer and photographer and owns quite a stable of hardware, but the stuff he does with his RX1 seems to be head and shoulders above his other work - and he also thinks it has to do with the quality of the lens. And the fact that the lens is so perfectly 'mated' to the hardware, as you mention.

And part of it is probably just how every componenet of that camera was designed to work with all of the others. It's pretty special.
Yep. But they didn't just 'design' it that way....they actually got it right - so it works.

Here's one more from the same evening I just processed.

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Last Shots from LBI by ramboorider1, on Flickr

This photo, too, has for me that sense of an almost multidimensional intensity to its rendering. Not just the colors but the perspective as well. It's got some 'painterly' qualities as well (a good thing, in my subjective opinion).

BTW, nice to see my old LX7 being put to good use - particularly like that shot with the grasses in it!

Yes, it is being put to good - and regular - use. I've been discovering its limits and some of its hidden strengths. No less a luminary than Ming Thein raved some years ago about the LX7 lens (albeit in a review of its Leica identical twin, the D6) - but it does some things better than others. Some of its rendering abilities are remarkable at the lowest ISO's. And its built-in macro abilities are much cooler than I ever realized at first. Plus it just feels good in the hand.
 

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