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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: April 22, 2012, 01:53:31 PM »
My attempt in Sliver Efex Pro 2
There are many on this list who are much better than me with this software

Black & White / Re: So..what sucks about this shot?
« on: April 15, 2012, 04:04:45 PM »
For me the best way to respond is to recrop and slightly reprocess your image. I do think there is an emotional connection in the image that gives it worth beyond simply those who know the two people in the image. I see the love of a mother/grandmother for her child. I do think that going B&W is a good way to go so that the distracting colors are removed from the essential content of the image. I toned the image as I think it gives the image a more emotional feel. I used to never tone my images and then started at first with more subtle ones and now go bold. The tone I used here is one that replicates the Silver Gelatin look.
I really like how you've reprocessed, cropped and toned this shot.... However - perhaps the reprocess has also really highlighted the hand - which was perhaps a little problematic already - lightening the hand might help?
I also agree that there was already a good emotional connection in the original

Landscape / Re: Back in the Lake District and a glorious morning!
« on: April 15, 2012, 09:53:09 AM »
That was definitely worth getting out of bed for!

Black & White / Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« on: April 14, 2012, 10:14:44 AM »
This technique appears so often in the "Youarenotaphotographer" blog that I am both fascinated by and scared of it....
The idea was "killer eyes" - so I made the eyes colour slightly colder than on the original
Done in Nik Silver Efex Pro
Any pointers to improve and avoid ending up a 'Fauxtographer' welcome!

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: March 26, 2012, 04:14:28 AM »
5D2 24-105 1/640 f10 ISO400
Shot in RAW - NikSoft RAW presharpener and Dfine. Cropped

Thank you for all that information!
2 questions:
i) how much of a pain is it that the Rayflash blocks the focus assist?
ii) Anyone able to pro/con the Rayflash versus the Opteka RL-600 E-TTL II Macro Twin Ring Lite Flash?

Thanks again

Could someone give me their impressions (and post a sample?) of the Rayflash Ringflash Adapter for Canon 580EX
Thanks in advance

Animal Kingdom / Re: Horses
« on: March 22, 2012, 05:55:49 AM »

This sia a beautfil photo, captures the delicate idea of the mother and offspring relationship wonderfully!

Where was this taken? on a farm?
Thank you
Was taken at a veterinary hospital (high risk pregnancy with a good outcome)
It was a slight snap as I was there to be the vet, not take pictures... it would have been great to get the flash off the camera for the shot but there wasn't time

Software & Accessories / Aperture update and RAW for G1 X
« on: March 14, 2012, 06:00:25 PM »
2 new updates for Apple users:
New RAW support, including for Canon G1 X (7.8MB on my MacBook Pro)
Aperture 3.2.3 - allows photos to be deleted from Photostream (550.8MB)

Animal Kingdom / Horses
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:54:01 PM »
We've had dogs and cats - so I thought I'd begin a horse thread at the beginning...
5D2 24-105 @67mm 1/100 f4 ISO400 580EX2 ETTL HSS

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: IPAD 3 = Lame
« on: March 08, 2012, 02:59:57 PM »
Ordered the iPad 3 this morning
One man's lame is another's essential tool.....

EOS Bodies / Re: No press invite yet for March 2nd
« on: February 28, 2012, 12:48:37 PM »
Apple keeps stuff ridiculously under wraps

Apple have issued press invitations for the rumored iPad3 launch March 7th
Is Canon really that much better at keeping press invitations under wraps?

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:44:06 PM »
I may have slightly overdone the HDR....

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:21:54 AM »

Candaba Sunset by alabang, on Flickr
You're repeating yourself! (nice shot though)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 12, 2012, 02:42:45 PM »

I really like this shot - great depiction of winter sun

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