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  1. Anthony

    Frames From My Week

    Thanks, Dallas, very interesting.
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    Frames From My Week

    These are very good. I recently shot a friend's flat for an AirBnB listing, and found it much more of a challenge than I expected. Everything has to be perfect, and any dust or minor blemishes in paint seems to stand out in the photograph. One of the issues was that there was a strong afternoon sun, which affected the white balance of certain areas. From one angle a brushed steel surface looked like brushed steel, and from another angle the low warm sun made it seem slightly gold. This was fairly easy to correct in Photoshop, but other things were more difficult. One strange feature was that the blue of the sky was a different shade through different, adjacent windows. I can only suppose that the glass was not identical in each frame. A sliding glass door was partly open, leading to another shade of blue where the two glass doors overlapped. I tried to do HDR to capture both the sky and the interior, but found it difficult to get a good result. I will be interested to read your comments on Aurora. And, yes, I did use a tripod. Overall, the results were much better than my friend had before, so she was very happy.
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    The End Of A Grey Day

    Dark skies can make a great photo, as here.
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    Is That My Seat?

    I like this, mysterious and slightly menacing.
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    Photo-Displaying sites

    SmugMug has been around for years. I was a subscriber for many years but moved on for reasons not related to the quality of the site.
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    For The Aviation Lovers

    What a great experience, good light as well, thanks for the photographs.
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    Todays Dove

    I don't think that the branch behind the bird is quite right... Also, the bottom of the branch is partially obscured by clouds.
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    That dummy wind on lever.

    My comments were certainly not aimed at you, or at any other individual on this site. I do not even know what you shoot with, although I could probably find out by searching back. It may be that the thumb grip works really well. It seems that the camera needs something like that to enable people to hold it firmly. My point is that designing to look like a film advance lever is retro carried to the point of silliness.
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    That dummy wind on lever.

    I do find it odd that makers produce cameras which, for retro reasons, are so badly designed that the users have to stick things on them to make them easier to hold properly. Adding a dummy film wind lever to rectify this defect would be a joke if it was not so tragic. Why is it that some people cannot be adult enough to accept that old designs can be improved without compromising the integrity of the original? Cameras like the Fuji X-Series and the Nikon Df do not fall into this category of foolishness, because there are ergonomic reasons for their designs. Making a thumb grip look like a film rewind lever is pretentious.
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    The monochrome image is much better IMHO, the colour version is, frankly, not very interesting. The monochrome has, of course, had quite a lot of pp work while the colour appears to have had little or none. So no doubt the colour could be worked up. But the comparison shows that removal of colour can actually enhance some images and enable the viewer to concentrate on tone and mood. Having said all that, I normally much prefer colour and agree with Mike that many b&w images are poor - but not here.
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    Barcelona, Casa Batlló and Park Guell

    I think that Sagrada Familia is one of the world's greatest buildings. I am not so keen on Gaudi's other buildings.
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    Barcelona, Casa Batlló and Park Guell

    Thanks, Aguinaldo, she is very amused by the coincidence, and no need at all to remove the picture.
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    Barcelona, Casa Batlló and Park Guell

    Extraordinary coincidence! The lady in red in §6 is a good friend of mine from London who was recently in Barcelona! We live in a connected world.
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    Gouda #1

    Thanks, Mike, it is interesting that the format of the screen has influenced Dallas to compose in a format which uses less than the whole of what is already a small sensor.
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    Gouda #1

    Interesting, that seems a bit of a design fault.
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    The Map Project

    Fascinating project, and congratulations on such a good result. It would be interesting to know how the overlay of the photo on the map works.
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    Gouda #3

    Interesting, I think there is some benefit in perspective correction, but perhaps the first image was a little overdone.
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    Gouda #1

    Are you saying that the rear LCD does not show the full native format of the sensor?
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    Aiguille du Midi, France

    I know that mountain. This is an exceptional photograph.
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    Köln, yesterday, color.

    Very good use of colour in the scenes.
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    MacOS Mojave Anyone?

    I updated yesterday, with the same experience as Mike. I do not like dark mode at all.
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    Review: New Peak Design Leash

    Both are in stock today https://www.wexphotovideo.com/camera-accessories/#esp_category_cf=Manufacturer&esp_category_filter_Manufacturer=Peak Design
  23. Anthony

    Review: New Peak Design Leash

    The Cuff is still on the PD website. Wex stocks it. Same with the Clutch.
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    On Fuji forums there are several reports of off brand batteries swelling in the camera, and other problems. Although no brand is perfect, battery technology is not yet fully developed. Lithium Ion batteries have been known to combust spontaneously, which is why airlines require spare batteries to be carried in hand luggage, not in the hold. Major companies have had to issue recalls for battery failure, and if they cannot guarantee performance then the off brand cheaper batteries are less likely to be safe. It is a matter of level of risk, but this is an area where I do not wish to compromise
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    I have never considered a powerbank and would want to check carefully before using one. It is worth having one spare battery with any camera, as there is no means of knowing when a battery will fail. I find that turning off the camera immediately after shooting, unless another shot is to follow almost immediately, considerably improves battery life compared with leaving the camera on. I do not know how quickly your camera starts up, but the X-T2 is very fast. I have also find that I get around three times as many frames when shooting CH, which is helpful at sporting events.

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