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  1. 4 points
    Sep 15 is independence day, there is a yearly fair that is done only for this weekend and at a short walking distance from my home On previous years I have taken a few long exposure to show the lights of the games moving, but this time around there were no large games, only smaller ones for kids I took just a few images all similar, black with weird light patterns, I ended up combining 2 in PS in "divide" mode 2 second exposures, handheld
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    Greetings from Spain, As much as I looked for, I didn't find a thread/forum for introductions, sorry if I missed it somehow. Been reading the site for a while now, however, I never dared to share a pic to the forum... I'm an amateur that after years of shooting randomly, found out that birding was an exciting and challenging discipline, the one that really motivated me to target something more specific and got me looking up to the skies more than ever... So here I go, with a Kingfisher shot from my portable hide using a tripod and a gimbal, supporting the D5 attached to the Sigmonster: MRC_5556 (2) Kingfisher by Marcelo Cinicola, en Flickr Exif are shown in Flickr, let me know if I should include those on the original message please? Thanks for watching! KRgds, Marcelo
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    Two images shot in Luxembourg City. Images converted to b&w with Nik Silver Efex (with use of red filter to enhance the skies). 1. Adolphe-Bréck/Pont Adolphe/Adolphe-Brücke/Adolphe Bridge (built 1900-1908) 2. One on One (by Moreno Architecture, built 2015)
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    Trees #1 Not sure whether colour or black & white is better - if you can spot the difference!😀 Trees #2 Shots from a day out to the snow at Lake Mountain. Even though it is the start of spring, there was a decent fall of between 5-10cm overnight. And once the cloud lifted.... Snowy Path All shot Fuji X-E3 with 27 f/2.8. Just hung it round my neck and stuffed it down the front of my jacket and hardly noticed it was there at all.
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    😁 sock'n'roll ... great
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    Good morning all, Earlier this year I spent a weekend shooting vultures, specifically Bearded Vultures (Gypaetus Barbatus), in the Spanish side of the Alps. This shot is taken at an adult vulture flying by the hide (with spy glass) under a clear sky but with sprinkles of snow. Here we go, hope you enjoy this one, flying by at 45 m: MRC_5846 On Air by Marcelo Cinicola, en Flickr Shot details: Nikon D5 + Sigma 300-800mm @ 621mm, f/8 - 1/4000s - ISO 4000 Brgds, Marcelo
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    Image shot during a stop on the Route National in the Asalce/Elzace region in North-East France.
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    One of the things that somehow fell by the wayside in recent years was the POTW. It had been around pretty much from the start of the original NG site and I believe it was a good community activity. In fact it got so popular that I had to form a committee to run it! These days the site is a lot less busy and so I think it would be quite a good idea for me to select my favourite shot of the week. Currently I promote all the good photos and posts to the front page of the site, but for the new POTW I will create a fresh new gallery and I'll also send out this image in a weekly email to all members who have opted in to receiving admin emails from FZ. I'll start doing this on Friday, so keep posting, and keep your eye on the home page to see which image gets chosen for the honour each week. It will have a special place on the top right column, above the ads.
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    At the market today a regular busker was being recorded as he played. What attracted my attention was the very literal interpretation of a microphone sock....
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    The Crumbling Cliffs at Valahnukamol in Iceland are a wonderful source of inspiration, and I love to explore them to find cracks with shapes complementing or mirroring the sea stacks and the clouds. Taken at sunset during a Workshop One-on-One in Iceland in February 2018 with my Leica SL, a Voigtlander 15mm and my Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra filters. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
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    You would be right at home here. Even in "winter".
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    Haha Chris yes I had the right set of clothes, three to four layers, including an NASA-like outer layer. Took me ages to dress and undress. I've now come to peace with it, I very much prefer a pair of shorts, a shirt and flip flops 😊
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    Thank you Chris, for your kind words. Robert
  16. 1 point
    Pump more contrast into it and the B&W one would be my pick. It's too flat and muddy-looking at the moment. Good old Lake Mountain - we used to go four wheel driving often there in the late '70's, before they closed off all the tracks that criss-crossed the place (mine is the third in line - 1976 Toyota FJ40 soft top, with Tor, my dog at the time, just in front. )
  17. 1 point
    ps is daunting, but once you get a bit comfortable, it will do better than lr, nowadays I mainly only use acr , the equivalent to the develop module in lr I think you did great with the bottle, and I should remember the next time I shoot a bottle
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    Great set of images Chris. My favourite is #1 for the beautiful impression of scale and natural habitat of these fantastic animals. I was in Lapland in February with temperatures as low as -15°C, truth be told I hated it and the cold had a very negative impact on my mindset during our stay. So even though I'd very much like to see it in real life no arctic cruise for me, I"ll stick to Nat Geo Wild on my TV 😉
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    One magic morning in Dorset (UK), working on the silhouette of Corfe Castle, with the sunrise light scattered by the mist. Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm @ 27mm and Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra filters. Thanks for viewing, best regards Vieri
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    Both have one card slot, but the Nikon is XQD, much superior to Canon's SD. The Nikon has IBIS, the Canon does not. Nikon sensors have in recent years had better dynamic range, not sure about the latest cameras, but traditionally a weak area for Canon. Both have excellent lens ranges. It is most unlikely that I will buy either. OTOH the X-T3 is a probablity.
  21. 1 point
    Possibly I'd stick with Nikon for the familiarity, however, if I were in the market for that level of camera (and maybe I'm mixing up the Z6 and Z7), I'd also be waiting to see what the Fuji GFX50R looks like.
  22. 1 point
    What puzzles me is how blind society at large is to the rapid unfolding of this situation on an apparently global scale. A couple of days ago there was an article on BBC's website (it's the only news website I use these days for international news) describing the differences between today's generation of young adults, the infamous millennials, and those of us who are older. There are some staggering statistics to be seen in that piece. It all points to the imminent collapse of capitalism in my opinion. Our world cannot sustain this path of growth at all costs. It just can't, because the faster the train goes the more people get left behind at the station. Something has to change. We now have Jeff Bezos as the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune of over $160 billion dollars launching a so-called benevolence fund of $2bn while people working in his warehouses can't even pay for the heating in their houses during winter (true story told to me from a close friend who worked in one in the UK last year). How can one person ever spend $1bn in their lifetime let alone $160bn? How can any social system on this earth allow such a disparity to not only exist, but become "aspirational"?
  23. 1 point
    Photoshop does that - it's called the History Panel (Multiple Undo), and you can nominate how many "states" it'll save before it starts overwriting, so it saves every move as you go, and gives you an access interface to choose to which state you'd like to return to at any time. This way all you have to do is click on any one of those states and you're instantly returned to that part of the work. If you're not sure this is what you want, you "save as..." first and then revert and try an altered workflow you think might be better - if it leads you up a blind alley, then just open the "saved as" file and you're back at that point again, and still have your just completed history preserved if you leave that file open as well. You can also save a record of those steps if you want. Call it multiple redundancy, if you will. What you're describing here for Lr is a similar thing, with fewer options. The earliest versions of Ps (0.07-4.0) had a single step ctrl+Z backstep which is probably why they had "save as" in the first place. Thankfully they left that choice when they introduced the history panel to widen the options available. Ps isn't complicated, it's just very full-featured. Lr always was and always will be, a pared-down, simplified program that combined Bridge and Elements into one program for those who didn't have the need to, learn the considerably weightier feature set of Photoshop. Once you've sorted what you need and don't need in Ps, it becomes very user friendly and, most of all, extremely quick to use. That said, the other thing aside from a Wacom that should be considered essential is a second screen (I've had a two-monitor setup since 2000). With all the panels you need open and on display in the second screen, and the working image taking up the whole main screen, everything is immediately at hand, just as my palette, dyes, airbrush, gouache, spotting brushes and scalpels were prior to digital. As to the mention of someone's complicated methodology, that workflow often left me scratching my head as to why the most complex route possible was being taken. A slavish adherence to "smart objects" I think was probably picked up from a Jeff Schewe tutorial and often (mostly) incorporated regardless of need to do so might have had a lot to do with it. As a retoucher I never use smart objects as my need for vector & raster images and multiple layers each with numerous modification steps that might need changing (or any other automated things, for that matter) is almost zero. Just be aware that perhaps the most liberating thing about Ps is that there are usually multiple ways to go about something, and in retouching I find it best to finish one complete part of the overall task before moving to the next, so at best I'll probably have the background image, a background copy layer and maybe a mask layer above that, period. Whan I finish that task, I'll merge the copy and mask layers, and proceed to the next task, more than likely "saving as" before merging. I never professed that Ps is everybody's answer for everything, and you'll be aware for how long I've looked unsuccessfully for a substitute to get me out of Adobe altogether, although it is perhaps pertinent to point out that I saw no reason to embark on Rent-a-Shop and stuck with CS6 (actually CS3 would have been all I needed had they not completely stuffed up the printing module and then taken a typically Adobe stance of denial, dodging, weaving, obfuscating, reluctant admission, begrudging attempts at repair before finally getting it right by CS6). I'm old school in that I utilise Ps tools in much the same way as I would have used dodging, burning-in, freehand brush and airbrush and/or knifing as I did when things really were completely devoid of digital content. I appreciate that most retouchers today never even learnt those skills and are purely software born and raised, so there are probably methods they use that I haven't even discovered myself yet, but then neither do I (or will I) have to. Point is, there is no substitute for the actual use of these tools in most software programs these days, which is why Photoshop is still essential. Much and all as it is easy to wish this stuff away, there are many things you simply cannot do without these tools, and is probably why I find all other attempts at "retouching" programs inadequate by comparison. It's obvious that the software writers have no idea of the use of those tools, so they just leave them out, favouring instead the path of presets, filters and automation.
  24. 1 point
    Tried using a made up rifle sights to get more keepers did it work need more practice keepers about same but allows you to keep both eyes open.
  25. 1 point
    Iceland in winter is amazing, looking for ice and snow patterns on the black sand at Reynisdrangar is extremely inspiring and makes enduring the cold definitely worth it. We had a great time during my Workshop there last February! Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm @ 24mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra. Thanks for viewing, best regards Vieri
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