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EOS Bodies / Re: Aah...Ds series
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:51:24 PM »
If I gotta go with the 5D, it'll be sans the AA filter...thanks guys.     ;)

EOS Bodies / Aah...Ds series
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:17:25 PM »
There's a whole lotta hype about the new 5D and its 50 MP but...what about a new Ds body.
My 1Ds 3 is somewhat dated and am not wanting to buy a 5D if a Ds is in the pipeline.      :-\

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 02, 2015, 06:14:19 AM »
Scenario...snowstorm...using my dated 1Ds3 with a 300mm f/2.8 lens attached, shooting off a car
 window clamp. I wasn't able to manual focus because I couldn't see my target in the live view
 screen. Figured what the hey, I'm here...try the AF. Could not believe that it nailed it...Bang!

 I boosted contrast in LR and used my normal sharpening set to 100 and merged to pano...that's all!
 Full image and a 1000 pixel crop.

Technical Support / Re: DIY. How to shoot the bird from the car.
« on: January 31, 2015, 06:49:49 PM »
Make sure you gun is completely out-side the car.      :o

Gonna talk real slow...Google YouTube> request tutorials on LAB in PS...

Oops...I made the erroneous assumption that anyone reading the LuLa article and basically subscribing
to the ETTR mantra would be shooting for RAW capture and...doing his own PP.  My bad!     ::)

absolutely no benefit to having your histogram calculated on the in-camera jpg preview, rather than off the raw data
Au contraire mon can adjust the in camera picture style setting to closely approximate
that RAW image.  If you consider getting RGB numbers 245-250 close enough.

IMHO the term fuggettabodit comes to mind...a printer is the last step in the photographic process. have everything else down pat.  It is not cost effective for the occasional print.

FWIW, my technique using my 1Ds3...always shoot in live view manual mode after moving all the
in-camera picture style settings toward the left in an attempt to negate most of the jpeg nonsense
displayed on the LCD screen. My goal is to have my RAW image open in Lightroom with the histogram
closely matching what was displayed on my LCD's histogram.

This method has served me well when shooting "white stuff"/snow/egrets/white flowers as I generally
end up with RGB numbers in the 245-250 range, ideal in my mind.

When I shoot tethered using Canon Utility Software hooked to my desktop, that histogram/exposure
 needs to be backed off a bit as my images were being overexposed.  Works for me.     ;)

Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: January 28, 2015, 04:49:12 PM »
Grocery store purchase...try to figure out is bounce with two side lights.  what say you?

Killing something beautiful in nature just to take a picture of it
Hmmm...ya can't kill it for a picture...are ya allowed to take a picture of it, then eat it?      ::)

Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:22:19 AM »
My Lei
It's like this, it's an age thingy...I couldn't figure out how to bend the stems without breaking them.
Then Google told me that ya gotta snip the blooms and thread them on string and ya need lots of them.

 From my point of view, Photoshop is a lot easier!

Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:23:07 AM »
stupid idea, i'm left-handed (with everything) but you'll get used to it, now i don't know better anymore.
"I don't know better anymore"...would seem to indicate that his grammar is lacking as well.
Would appear to be the basis for the mother of Forrest Gump espousing "Stupid is as stupid does"      ::)

Okay, Okay...don't pick the damn them at your local florist like I do.      ;D

Take five minutes to peruse the magazine section of your grocery store, from "Fine Woodworking" to
 "Guns and Ammo". There are niches out there if ya wanna explore them.      ;)

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