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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:12:13 PM »
well It was not  about the motive , it was about  that you can dig out information from one raw file with out banding and noise.
Sorry, I thought you were sharing a picture you made. My mistake... Please convey it to the photographer. I think he could learn and deliver great stuff if only he figured out geometry (3D geometry)...

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:00:00 PM »
Raw , one exposure, d800+200/2.0 at 4.0
Raw , one exposure, d800+200/2.0 at 4.0
Great picture! I like the orangish tone. However, and I am sure you figured that there was going to be a "however"... :)

The sun is on the first third (from the left), the first building (from the left) that has a chimney starts on the next third, the horizon is smack-bam right in the center! The top member of the bridge forms a boring straight line that runs along with the horizon. So what is it that you are trying to convey pictorially, except for the colour orange? And there are these branches on the top to the right of the picture - they distract me.

I was not there, hence, I could be very off in my suggestion. However (yes, another count of that word...), if I were you, I would go further up, past the bridge, then frame the picture without the chimneys and with the sun on either the first or second one-thirds position. AND the horizon would not be ambivalent - 50-50. It would frame either more sky, or water depending on  what looked better.

But then that is just me...

I hope that helps.

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Street & City / Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« on: May 08, 2013, 12:00:56 PM »

The second shot is awesome in terms of the reflections but I feel there's something ever so slightly awkward about the crop. I cant quite put my finger on it.
I like the second one because it makes the bridge look very dainty and elegant. I think it is the contrast of light and darkness that attracts me to the picture. Do you feel about the crop because it breaks the rule of thirds? I like it because it breaks that rule. I think the other thing is that a catenary is indeed a thing of beauty and this picture highlights that.


Looking again I think it might be that there's too much sky above the bridge for my taste and that has the effect of reducing the impact of the bridge and reflection... Perhaps its the small size of the picture. It might look awesome as a 40 inch print....
Yes I think it would. Like I said it broke the rule of the thirds. May be it needed to be taken with a shallower angle to the water to get some more reflection and then cut off some of the sky... Another thought came to me - the lighting is how we would have seen it so that may add to our liking it...

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They should make a camera
I second that. And with stretched DR ;)


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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 08, 2013, 11:43:22 AM »
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Most folks seem unaware there is a model of the Swiss Army Knife that has a lens cap remover in it. There's a pincer device that folds out, slips down into the lens hood and pinches the cap off quicker than you can say Swiss Bank Account! I think the knife is the "Photographer" model -- less than $100.
Yes, but you need to check it in if you are flying... ;)

Not so -- a feature of that particular model is that it can only be seen by photographers. At least that's what I've heard. I don't have one myself.
Ah! So they are made of dark matter! I want two! ;)

Edit: fixed the post for quote nesting :)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 08, 2013, 11:41:33 AM »
My attempt
Lovely! Why don't you describe it a bit.

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Street & City / Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:18:59 AM »
Anyone could have taken those photographs as there is nothing special about them.

<Snip!>

The second shot is awesome in terms of the reflections but I feel there's something ever so slightly awkward about the crop. I cant quite put my finger on it.
I like the second one because it makes the bridge look very dainty and elegant. I think it is the contrast of light and darkness that attracts me to the picture. Do you feel about the crop because it breaks the rule of thirds? I like it because it breaks that rule. I think the other thing is that a catenary is indeed a thing of beauty and this picture highlights that.

Thanks for posting ignore the morons
+10,000

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 08, 2013, 08:50:54 AM »
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Most folks seem unaware there is a model of the Swiss Army Knife that has a lens cap remover in it. There's a pincer device that folds out, slips down into the lens hood and pinches the cap off quicker than you can say Swiss Bank Account! I think the knife is the "Photographer" model -- less than $100.
Yes, but you need to check it in if you are flying... ;)

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LOL! You guys made my morning! :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 07, 2013, 09:45:51 PM »
OK so I determined that either Image Mechanic will do what I want, or it is possible to do it with some hand built stuff. Who knows maybe I'll write a nice little software around it and sell it.

Wouldn't have gone this far if Adobe hadn't pushed me. And this is the key, they're forcing customers to decide who is serious and who isn't, and I suspect they'll lose revenue from the not serious crowd.
If you make, I am willing to QA. Seriously!

Edit: Windows only setup though... And I just have Windows XP and Windows 7. Don't plan to go to Windows 8 unless the XP dies and win8 has got to SP2...

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 07, 2013, 09:32:08 PM »
I love the humor on this thread. It is obviously a slow year for Canon bodies ;)

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 07, 2013, 04:58:38 AM »
Hi nda, what is the need behind upgrading, is it aesthetics, ergonomics or mechanics, eg like body, rear lens caps, where early ones are said to create more dust?
Cheers, Graham.
You should know - it is a slow year for bodies ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 06, 2013, 09:29:38 PM »

Onward and upward dudes!  To the cloud!
Yes. But not at $50 a month! That is a ripoff. Plus it should be configurable. Just like now to pick and choose what one wants.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 06, 2013, 09:14:52 PM »
I bought my 5D3 a couple months ago with a bit of fear that I'd regret it if the 7D2 became available this summer with a significant boost in high ISO IQ.  It didn't take long to realize that the 5D3 can do a lot more than the 7D, except in the burst mode department.  (But, the 5D3 isn't shabby at burst.)

For the past year, the 7D was my primary camera.  I couldn't imagine doing without the extra reach.  Now all that has changed.  The high ISO and color depth of the 5D3 has relegated my 7D to backup status.

I really hope Canon does introduce a new king of the crop body cameras.  But, I'll be watching for refurb and rebate price deals to replace my 7D with another 5D3 body.

Funny.  For about a year, I was glued to CR for new updates on the 7D2.  I'm not so glued anymore.
Wow! I have the same exact story except that it happened a year earlier. Now I am just curious to know what the 7D2 will be like. I would like it to be my second body. But I will wait another three years (or so) for that. No hurry. I'll wait for the prices to drop. See I am already dreaming about 2016-2017... :)

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