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pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3003
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Confessions of a post processing addict. My "Ray of Light" image was NOT natural light. It was done with the new radial filter in LR5. But thanks for the kind comments.


I never use such features



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3003
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote: The only thing I find odd about the image is the Budweiser sign behind the performer, looks almost solarized... Other than that, I like both! (I can't get my brain around using the adjustment brush in ACR, I always wait until I pull the image into PS)

I spend 95% of my image editing in ACR, and the local adjustment brush is where most of the time is spent in images that need some help. It is like I am back in the darkroom, just without the chemical smell all around me. Auto-mask is still something I haven't figured out yet - when does it work and when does it not? There's little explanation as to what it users to determine the mask, so I usually do it manually with a lot of zooming. The part I hate is that you cannot scroll around in a large image while zoomed in - only up/down with the mouse wheel - have yet to figure out how to go left right without leaving the tool and starting a new brush once I adjust the view.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5059
Country: Sweden

Thanks guys
Really great shots Leighton ,Mark ,Peter ,Philippe, Ray ,Georg, Rafael, and kevin


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

OK, inspired. Time to take out my 180mm.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Beautiful pano Peter
Ronnie you continue to amaze with the 180mm



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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raboof wrote:
OK, inspired. Time to take out my 180mm.


I have to look away - am saving for that 600mm and really don't need a 180ED, I think... maybe I just want a dog like that.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
24 shot pano - Franschoek Autumn vineyards. Probably more undetected dust bunnies.....

Beautiful country Peter! And no, I don't see any dust in this one.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
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pburke wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Confessions of a post processing addict. My "Ray of Light" image was NOT natural light. It was done with the new radial filter in LR5. But thanks for the kind comments.


I never use such features




leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks guys
Really great shots Leighton ,Mark ,Peter ,Philippe, Ray ,Georg, Rafael, and kevin


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Nitro sure is a photogenic!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
raboof wrote:
OK, inspired. Time to take out my 180mm.


I have to look away - am saving for that 600mm and really don't need a 180ED, I think... maybe I just want a dog like that.


Too bad, because this looks like a very nice one with a good price.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikkor-by-Nikon-180mm-f2-8-AIS-ED-Prime-Beautiful-with-Manual-/221229468841?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item33824dcca9



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4678
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks guys
Really great shots Leighton ,Mark ,Peter ,Philippe, Ray ,Georg, Rafael, and kevin


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr
The sharpness you achieve is nothing less than staggering to me...



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3003
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
pburke wrote:
raboof wrote:
OK, inspired. Time to take out my 180mm.


I have to look away - am saving for that 600mm and really don't need a 180ED, I think... maybe I just want a dog like that.


Too bad, because this looks like a very nice one with a good price.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikkor-by-Nikon-180mm-f2-8-AIS-ED-Prime-Beautiful-with-Manual-/221229468841?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item33824dcca9


nice lens - but it falls into a range I rarely use. I have a AI'd 135mm f2.8 and have never taken a shot with it on the D600 - maybe I need to take that one out for a 15 minute photo challenge first





Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2927
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:

Jorge cool shots -what camera is the young lad using?



I gave him an F6 Treats it like it's the last camera on earth.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4678
Country: United States

Jorge Torralba wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:

Jorge cool shots -what camera is the young lad using?



I gave him an F6 Treats it like it's the last camera on earth.

Awesome. That was a great shot too!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Ronny, your Nitro-portraits are all amazing. The light on the last one is fantastic.

Peter from Knysna, that's a wonderful country you're living in and you're fine pictures are reflecting this.

Leighton, very cool example of your LR-magic!
I just discovered the adjustment-brush (or however it's called) in Camera Raw and feel like lightyears behind when it comes to modern image processing-technique ;-)

Ray, I like your moody portrait.
A slightly "richer" exposure would bring a bit more detail into the dark parts of his face. But the light in clubs is usually tricky.
Sometimes (musical) notes can make a nice reflector and bring some light into the musicians face.
I really like the flowing curves/shapes in your fisheye-set - well done!

Philippe, I like the slightly off-centered composition of your architecture-shot. Although I'm not a great fan of glassy facades I'm thankful for the photographic opportunities they offer.

Peter from Madison, it's kinda funny that I've shot a picture of "West-Berlin" from the "Fernsehturm" (TV-Tower) that is hidden behind the tree at the left side of your wall-image.
I don't recall the year, it could have been 1986 too. I had a TLR back then, and also a Werra for traveling (a well made camera from East-Germany).
I'm more than happy to live in a democracy now, but growing up in a so called "communist state" is a part of my life I don't wanna "raze out" of my memory.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Peter & Peter, Paul, Leighton, Ray and Ray, Jeff and Philippe - thanks for your comments! I'm really glad you like the architecture-shots.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3003
Country: United States

georgms wrote: Peter from Madison, it's kinda funny that I've shot a picture of "West-Berlin" from the "Fernsehturm" (TV-Tower) that is hidden behind the tree at the left side of your wall-image.
I don't recall the year, it could have been 1986 too. I had a TLR back then, and also a Werra for traveling (a well made camera from East-Germany).
I'm more than happy to live in a democracy now, but growing up in a so called "communist state" is a part of my life I don't wanna "raze out" of my memory.



My first camera was a "communist made" Exakta SLR with a set of M42 lenses - all manual. It fell apart in about 2 years of light use. The 50mm lens was an f/2.8 and it wasn't a macro lens!

The used early 70s Nikkormat I bought later was all I could afford and I still have it today. The light seals are rotted away, so I can't use it any longer. Tried to repair it but it is rather tedious and my first attempt to fix it myself was a complete fail.

Funny that today on ebay, the Exakta cameras list for much more than the Nikkormat, probably because they look a lot more "vintage"



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
kwoodard wrote: The only thing I find odd about the image is the Budweiser sign behind the performer, looks almost solarized... Other than that, I like both! (I can't get my brain around using the adjustment brush in ACR, I always wait until I pull the image into PS)

I spend 95% of my image editing in ACR, and the local adjustment brush is where most of the time is spent in images that need some help. It is like I am back in the darkroom, just without the chemical smell all around me. Auto-mask is still something I haven't figured out yet - when does it work and when does it not? There's little explanation as to what it users to determine the mask, so I usually do it manually with a lot of zooming. The part I hate is that you cannot scroll around in a large image while zoomed in - only up/down with the mouse wheel - have yet to figure out how to go left right without leaving the tool and starting a new brush once I adjust the view.


If you are on a PC, hold down the spacebar, and you can pan around with the mouse.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Jeff's pine shot makes me remember this one taken in Provence with the 50/1.8 ais :



Lovely castle and tree Philippe!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
I got out for a little bit last night after the rain, around our complex. Using the D600 and the 16mm 3.5. I loved this lens on my D7000 and I think I love it as much on the D600.





Ray I like the colors and contrast in this one.



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