Trey Ratcliff's D800 samples

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Tom_Bruno
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Trey Ratcliff's D800 samples
Apr 21, 2012

If you haven't seen them yet, check out Trey Ratcliff's amazing photos made with the D800.

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/nikon-d800-review/

Click through till you get the full size originals, and view full screen. A few direct links to those are:

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Portfolio-The-Best/your-favorites/10668747_nxsXfB/1772453613_rLpM4rF/A# !i=1778071732&k=8jrr9HL&lb=1&s=O

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Portfolio-The-Best/your-favorites/10668747_nxsXfB/1772453613_rLpM4rF/A# !i=1773617058&k=szJx5wc&lb=1&s=O

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Other/Website-NonPort-Images/11211552_stVBTX/1776503734_7gJQkKw/A# !i=1776503734&k=7gJQkKw&lb=1&s=O

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Portfolio-The-Best/your-favorites/10668747_nxsXfB/1772453613_rLpM4rF/A# !i=1772453613&k=rLpM4rF&lb=1&s=O

Sure, Trey is an artist and a master HDR technician, but before the D800 he never got anything remotely close to this level of detail and sharpness. These are simply mind-blowing shots at full size, and will make your fingers start twitching to get ahold of a D800.

Enjoy.

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Too much HDR
In reply to Tom_Bruno, Apr 21, 2012

I like seeing good old fashioned landscape images, well composed and natural.

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In reply to Tom_Bruno, Apr 21, 2012

HDR way overdone for my taste.

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In reply to Zlik, Apr 21, 2012

...can be done with ANY camera...

and... is this supposed to be a D800 portrait or an hystamatic Iphone shot :

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Portfolio-The-Best/your-favorites/10668747_nxsXfB/1772453613_rLpM4rF/A# !i=1762867397&k=7XvkB7w&lb=1&s=A

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He's supposed to switch to NEX, m4/3, whatever by now.
In reply to Tom_Bruno, Apr 22, 2012

Back in Jan., he blogged he no longer buys Nikon DSLR.

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/01/04/dslrs-are-a-dying-breed-3rd-gen-cameras-are-the-future/

After this strong statement, how on the earth you can buy D800? I don't trust him any more

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In reply to Deleted-pending, Apr 22, 2012

Too right!
Grotesquely surreal.

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In reply to Tom_Bruno, Apr 22, 2012

Tom_Bruno wrote:

If you haven't seen them yet, check out Trey Ratcliff's amazing photos

Ouch, my eyes!

"Amazing" is not the word I'd use for Mr. Ratcliff's photography..

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In reply to coudet, Apr 22, 2012

Thanks for posting, but they are absolutely horrible

Artifacts EVERYWHERE. This HDR stuff is a total joke. I can't understand why people do it.

Look at the the tractor pic at 100%. Weird blotches of blue smoothness and speckly artifacting. Halos around the tractor itself. Purple fringes everywhere too which are accentuated by the HDR.

It makes the d800 look terrible, and he didn't need a d800 to do this

Soft, artifacts, purple and green fringes:

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In reply to coudet, Apr 22, 2012

Wow... If I paid 1800 bucks for a gallery wrap canvas I would want it to be perfect. And, I WOULD pixel peep if I did. So when you look at the original image, there is chromatic aberration galore, ghosting of birds, inconsistent softness throughout... I usually like his work, but I think the HDR treatment at this size is causing more problems than it is worth... I'm surprised he put these up, in my opinion kind of rubbish... Time for people to pull the reins back on photomatix and start embracing the awesomeness of Lightroom 4. Just my opinion.
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In reply to Zlik, Apr 22, 2012

Zlik wrote:

HDR way overdone for my taste.

Me too.
I forgot how much I hate HDR.

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Myallegro31 wrote:

Wow... If I paid 1800 bucks for a gallery wrap canvas I would want it to be perfect. And, I WOULD pixel peep if I did. So when you look at the original image, there is chromatic aberration galore, ghosting of birds, inconsistent softness throughout... I usually like his work, but I think the HDR treatment at this size is causing more problems than it is worth... I'm surprised he put these up, in my opinion kind of rubbish... Time for people to pull the reins back on photomatix and start embracing the awesomeness of Lightroom 4. Just my opinion.
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Yup. And the craziest thing is that the result isn't even something you couldn't achieve with a proper exposure and some shadow fill in lightroom. No halos, no artifacts and no random noisy/smooth patterns.

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In reply to u007, Apr 22, 2012

Always amusing to see the venom spew when somone links to Ratcliff images.

"terrible images / clown vomit / worst things ever done with a camera / his photos killed my dog"

His site isn't called Stuck in Customs because of delays he experiences during travel to foreign countries.

But express your hatred by all means. It will make you feel better about yourself as a photog while Ratcliff travels the world making terrible images that the unwashed prefer over your much better images. Cruel is the world that prefers his sick-making pics to your masterpieces. But the hateful zinger you posted to a gear site will let that world know how much better you are. Warm your weary (and under-appreciated) bones in glow that your spewed venom radiates.

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Good work OO7 vomit everywhere!

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Dean Baird wrote:

Always amusing to see the venom spew when somone links to Ratcliff images.

"terrible images / clown vomit / worst things ever done with a camera / his photos killed my dog"

His site isn't called Stuck in Customs because of delays he experiences during travel to foreign countries.

But express your hatred by all means. It will make you feel better about yourself as a photog while Ratcliff travels the world making terrible images that the unwashed prefer over your much better images. Cruel is the world that prefers his sick-making pics to your masterpieces. But the hateful zinger you posted to a gear site will let that world know how much better you are. Warm your weary (and under-appreciated) bones in glow that your spewed venom radiates.

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Well said. to each their own.

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Zlik wrote:

HDR way overdone for my taste.

Yup, thrice cooked and THEN some

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Major Major wrote:

while Ratcliff travels the world making terrible images that the unwashed prefer over your much better images.

I am not saying mine are better. But keep in mind that the 'unwashed' prefer 'saturation slider at 11' and he certainly delivers. We each are free to judge by own standards.

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You've mistakenly quoted me.

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In reply to Major Major, Apr 22, 2012

Hmmm; overdone HDR makes the old tobacco grad filters of the 1970's look positively classy!

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In reply to Nakiphoto, Apr 22, 2012

I do not like those over processed images. Makes me feel I'm having seasickness.
I'm probably minority here...

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plasnu wrote:

I do not like those over processed images. ... I'm probably minority here...

Indeed you are. Everyone else in the thread has been tripping over themselves heaping praise on this Trey Ratcliff character. Embarrassing, really.
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