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Well, Granger got some exposure.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G7 X First Test
« on: Today at 08:54:48 AM »
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Did it pass the test?

Let's call a promotional video what it is -- advertising. Don't slobber all over my sensor and tell me it's an abstract!

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PowerShot / Re: Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:32:03 PM »
Impressive.  Finally I have a reason to sell my s95.

I don't think I've used my S95 all this year. Never occurred to me that anyone might buy it. How much value could it possibly have?

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Photography Technique / Re: Timelapse
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:46:33 AM »
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I watched this B&H vid last year. It was enough to convince me not to try it...


http://youtu.be/vGFnrOsdobw

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PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:50:01 PM »
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And the picture (looking very manipulated) seems to even show a touch of red swoosh. Can we turn that into a merger rumor???

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PowerShot / Re: SX-60 coming at Photokina!
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:00:38 PM »
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I'm guessing that 2000mm is with digital. I'd be surprised if optical zoom went beyond 1200mm.

Either way, I'm probably going to get one. Looks like lots of fun, and the images I've seen are more than adequate for what it is. What will my old S95 say?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Pablo Escobar, Canon Shooter
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:36:12 PM »

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:22:59 PM »
Hi distant star.
Very nice, you sure you didn't fiddle the sliders  ;D seriously that is a stunning sky, wish we got them like that, or when we do that I'd notice they are out there instead of watching the goggle box.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks, Graham. Just usual processing for clarity, sharpness, etc., but the intensity and color, if anything, had to be toned down. I had shot some more classic sunset shots, like this...


then I went inside and sat down for a few minutes. When we were close to docking I went out on deck and was greeted with this amazing scene. Everyone on the ferry, including crew, were shooting it. Wish I'd had my 17-40.

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PowerShot / Re: SX-60 coming at Photokina!
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:08:40 PM »
4000 shutter speed?

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:18:21 PM »
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One of the most intense I've ever seen. Cape May-Lewes Ferry arriving at Cape May, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.


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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:27:50 PM »
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Nice. Always a treat to see one of your images!! Thanks.



yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:21:33 PM »
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Well, doctor, it makes me feel like when I was a child and mommy told me I was going to school and would have to stay away from her all day.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:26:14 PM »
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Pronunciation, so fraught with danger, especially when gender politics are involved.

Many years ago I was on a date. In the Italian restaurant, she asked me how to correctly say "minestrone." I don't recall that night having a happy ending.

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:24:14 AM »
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Coming out of the world of print media, this question is like asking if you breathe.

The most interesting "crop" I ever saw... A manufacturing company sent me a PR pic of their product mounted to a truck. They had used an X-acto knife to cut out the name of the trucking company on the side of the truck, leaving a hole in the print. Media relations had a long way to go in those days!

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Photography Technique / Re: Finding your Specialty
« on: September 09, 2014, 10:17:29 AM »
I'm sounding like some esoteric douche there ;) )

I don't think esoteric douche is posting here anymore. His forum membership was suspended over a controversy related to flushing chemistry or some such thing. I could be wrong.

Anyway, sounds to me like somebody may be watching too much Scott Kelby. While I have great respect for Kelby and what he has created and done for photography, he has a tendency to go overboard. He seems to think even people who don't make a living in photography need to have a specialty area. I don't agree.

The first thing you have to do is take the kinds of pictures you want to look at. I like social documentary, candid portrait and such so I do a lot of that. Sometimes I like to look at pictures of flowers, so sometimes I'll take pictures of flowers. I have a whole gallery of boxcar graffiti. Some days I go over to the waterfront and take pictures of ships and boats. Sometimes I'll go out at night and see what I can see interesting in the contrast of dark and lights.

If you like a particular type of image, devote most of your time and energy to that. Do whatever it takes to satisfy your need for what you think is a good picture. Photography is not like marriage -- you don't have to wed a certain specialty and just look at all the others, you get to have them all!

Imagine how dreary the world would be if you didn't take a picture of your family on a beach in front of a glorious sunset because "My specialty is shooting stamp collections."

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