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Perhaps Julian got my name from the comment I made about enjoying cemetery photography back a page or two... you know, Ron, Ryan, whatever. Most people call me Rob. I think Ryan is about the third most common name I get. I've also been called Paul and Greg.
Very nice light in that series Charles! Really like the last one, but all are very good.
Luka, also very nice. I like the framing in #1 and #2 reminds me of similar grasses I photographed a couple days ago, though my images didn't work out as nicely as yours.
Malkovic: Lovely. I too liked Velvia a lot and wish it had been available at 100 ISO when I was shooting film. But like Ryan, I can't see myself going back to it. Compared to digital, my analog work is way too disorganized and I'd never keep on top of it. Heck, I still have hundreds of rolls of B&W images I have yet to print/scan and the last time I shot film was in 2002.... But there is definitely a resurgence. Same with old typewriters... it's great that someone wants to keep the technology going. It just won't be me. At least not at the moment.
KL: #1 & 3 speak to me. Interesting the boy, yet the mother looks to be wondering what you're up to. How is it in Singapore with strangers photographing children? Unfortunately over here it has become a very sensitive matter as you probably know. Everyone assumes if you have a camera you're a perv or something. Unfortunately.
Ryan, very nice feel to all of those.
Shaun, yes, the change in character is interesting. I wouldn't have guessed the first one was wide open. The DoF looks deep. But #2 is definitely interesting. The Nocti will be great for keeping the M8's ISO down
Waiting for the bus at the last M2 metro stop in Lausanne. BTW, the M2 metro line is wild. It makes severe elevation changes with a maximum 12% grade. Definitely recommended for at least heading up into town, then walking back down.
M9 & ZM35C
Edit: Looks good Julian. What software are you using? I also found it to be a bit of a learning curve, though the lower ISO M9 files are very pliable. I'm frequently cranking up the contrast and curves, etc. and now, at least with Lightroom, I find I have an easier time with the M9 files than those from my Canons (1DIII and IV). Not to say the Canon files are bad. They each have their own characteristics and I'm leaning more towards the M9. Where I take issue with the M9 & LR3 is sometimes with excessive saturation (also a consequence of increasing contrast), particularly in yellow and green (which contains a lot of yellow). And I see the effects of IR contamination fairly frequently with dark clothing shifting purplish.