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  1. Looks like you are still having fun. Eterna is one of the colour profiles that hasn't caught my eye yet - i'm still shooting a lot of Velvia. How are you finding the adapter to Nikon lenses? Which adapter are you using.
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    Luc, Dallas & Mike, you might have convinced me. The lighter one is growing on me.
  3. I would guess that when I first arrived just over 15 years ago, there would have been only a few exceeding the Cathedral spire. I'll have to revisit my photos and find some more old skylines. The building is Swanston Square on the old brewery site. The internet tells me the face is William Barrak, a significant Aboriginal figure from early Melbourne. These are the first few shots that I've bothered adding a little sharpening and clarity to since going Fuji. Normally, I haven't needed anything of the sort, but the lighting was a bit soft - only just after sunrise with an overcast sky. And Hugh, there is something about civil engineers! 😉
  4. If you are after heavy processing, be careful of relying on some of the cross platform benchmarks. Some of them don’t run long enough to thermally stress the processors. You will probably find that the fanless processors in the iPad will throttle back earlier than a laptop.
  5. Whilst scouting out the barracks (see here if you are wondering why), I thought I'd better get some other photos too, so as not to look too suspicious.😎 DSCF4353 This is Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance. For all the tall buildings visible from here, planning restrictions prevent towers from as much as casting a shadow across this view. DSCF4364 And closer. Then turning around .... DSCF4361 DSCF4367 Shot with Fuji X-E3 and 27 f/2.8 or 55-200.
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    Here we go... DSCF4325 1 Is that what you were thinking of or even lighter? My thought is that it isn't quite as strong an image, but I can understand that there is a large area of black in there too which may not appeal. Perhaps a tighter crop like the other picture is needed, but then I'd loose the cranes and I only had one lens with me and couldn't get them in from the other side of the river.
  7. Looks good. If you do go back for more, remember to watch out for the shadows - too early or too late and long converging shadows could give your game away.
  8. I think a lot of the iPad Pro features are now available on the lower cost iPads too nowadays. You can even use the first generation apple pencil. Unless you really need the screen size or the processing power, take a look at the rest of the range too. Unless, of course, come September, some of the new OS features are indeed restricted to the iPad Pro.
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    Skyline by Night

    I had a chance to walk past this morning and I don't think it will be possible anymore - there is an extra taller wing to the barracks that looks like it will block the view. I'd be standing on the road behind the righthand chimney on the Lindt picture. And from another angle, probably down below Lindt's right shoulder, assuming he used a similar posture to modern photographers.
  10. I’m with the don’t clone side, but I’m probably a bit too lazy and impatient to make a good job of it if I did want to do it.
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    I did try it, but wasn't sure about it. As you've asked, I will give it another try.
  12. Perhaps this could be a challenge everyone could try - your hometown 100 years ago and now.
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    Skyline by Night

    They are both at the point where Studley Park Road crosses over Yarra Boulevard. The first of these two new shots is from the small hill between Studley Park Road and the entry ramp from Yarra Boulevard and the second shot is from where the crowd of people in the first shot are standing (at the opposite end of the bench to the shots that started the post). It is a zoomed in view of centre right of the big image right at the top. Google Map Link
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    Having failed to capture some decent sunset pictures the other evening (as noted in the later entries to this post), I decided to go for sunrise instead. DSCF4322 DSCF4323 OK, I cheated a little bit - the white balance is set to 'daylight fluorescent', which makes it even more golden looking.
  15. Following Alan's challenge to recreate a historic view of Melbourne, I started searching the State Library's online photo archive to find a slightly easier one than blagging my way onto the roof of Victoria Barracks. This one caught my eye, as I walk through this scene each day when I walk back to the station from my office. The library catalogue suggests a date of 1870-1880 and looking at the smoke from the chimney of the Sir Charles Hotham Hotel, there must have been a fair breeze blowing that day. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out quite so easy. Whilst I reckon I could find the spot where the photo was taken from, the current view isn't quite as attractive.... DSCF4349. I did try a shot from in the other side of the bridge, but didn't have a wide enough lens and have had to put together a bit of a panorama instead. city But then a bit more library searching came up with this image... This is probably right in the middle of the intersection, but nearer in terms of angle to what I can access today. The library catalogue dates this between 1910 and 1914. The tram route now comes straight along out of the picture, but if I keep an eye on the traffic lights and take the wider lens with me, I might just get something close to this second image.
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