I find this image very exciting. Now before you think I have lost the plot I need to explain a little about why I’m excited. It’s not the content or the composition, although I do quite like the scene, it’s actually the quality that’s exciting me.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the fine detail viewed at 100% magnification.
And from a little further in the distance.
I’m sure you will agree that the image quality is very good and that the camera has resolved the fine detail in this scene well.
Now the exciting thing for me is the camera I used for this shot. It’s actually a Canon 300D using a Sigma 10-20 lens and was shot in September 2006. But what I find really remarkable is that the reason for the quality is not the camera but today’s software. Somehow the software we have now appears to pull much better image quality from these old RAW files.