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Portrait / Jack-O-Lantern Portrait
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:17:24 PM »
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It being the Halloween season...

I just realized I don't have a decent jack-o-lantern picture. The best I have is this hastily done thing with a little P&S from five years or so ago. Anyone have any good pictures? I'm going out looking the next week or so, see what I can scare up, so to speak.



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Street & City / Re: State Fairs
« on: October 22, 2014, 07:30:58 PM »
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Always one of my favorites.

County Fair, Calaveras County, CA. May 2011.


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Hi Jeff,

Good to see you here.

Welcome to CR!!


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Reviews / Re: Jeff Cable's 7D2 & High ISO Look
« on: October 22, 2014, 02:55:52 PM »

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Third Party Manufacturers / Rationale Video -- Switch to Sony from Nikon
« on: October 20, 2014, 07:13:21 PM »
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Interesting reasons why one pro photographer moved to Sony mirrorless from Nikon...

http://youtu.be/7wM_5nROeaw?list=UUDy1DrgRSUN1C29fmBLJj5g

Makes me wonder how far this will go before Nikon and Canon get some convincing product into the marketplace.

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Reviews / Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 18, 2014, 06:23:30 PM »
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Not much good to say...

http://youtu.be/_E6Mxxe_kG4

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hello FF!
« on: October 17, 2014, 11:25:33 AM »
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Congratulations on that sweet new FF!!

I'm looking forward to seeing some of your work -- especially when you get that digital enlarger.

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Canon General / Re: "11-24mm f/4" vs The Holy Grail
« on: October 16, 2014, 02:32:52 PM »
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So far you seem to be getting away with it, but you don't seem to have a grasp of the CR culture. A couple of friendly suggestions....

You bring up a NIKON product from 35 years ago you want to compare with a possible new Canon lens. That's really not done.

Then you bring up the Rockwell as a source? That's lighter fluid on the flames around here!!

Best of luck to you on that!

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 04:56:47 PM »
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Northeast Pennsylvania

Automne Rouge



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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 04:39:15 PM »
A walk in the Adirondacks... 70D & 10-22 EF-S

In fact I have a question regarding this pic: I used a polarizing filter, and I think the contrast between the dark water (due to the polarizer) and the sunlit trees on the bottom makes it look unreal. Do you think it is too much polarization-induced effect? Any way to fix it in post?

And in general, what post processing filters/masks/etc would you apply to this picture?

Since you asked...

I think the composition is wonderful -- it invites the eye in a delightfully colorful way. Two things give it the unreal look. First, the unnatural surface of the water looks like the bottom of a frying pan. No real water is that devoid of detail. Second, the distant trees lack resolution and clarity.

The causes I don't know, and as for fixing in post, I don't think anything would help much.

Still nice to look at though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Jeff Cable reviews the 7Dm2
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:40:22 PM »
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Seems like you'd want to go through and see if this hasn't already been posted here.

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Reviews / Jeff Cable's 7D2 & High ISO Look
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:30:31 AM »

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Photography Technique / A Twentieth Century Master Passes
« on: October 11, 2014, 08:56:07 PM »
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From my area, Philadelphia photographer Ray Metzker dies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/arts/artsspecial/-ray-k-metzker-art-photographer-dies-at-83.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

Given how worked up folks get on this forum, take notice they never said what kind of camera this guy used.

On your deathbed, Canon, Nikon, they really don't matter. Only your pictures matter.

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Any camera I have today would have improved this from my Kodak Pocket Instamatic 110 back in the seventies.

The challenge would have been holding and framing a 5D3 at 50 mph on the motorcycle.



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My wife threw me away!

Sadly for both of us, she deeply regretted it a year later. Maybe if she had just put me in a recycle bin, it would have ended better.

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