madeinxyz: In all fairness, I wish want to point out at a time where so many people were using pirated ADOBE CS software. For anyone who has a clean conscience, good for you, but even you probably knew someone who hadn't had a clean vest.
Another thing: Many companies that I worked for tried not to upgrade their CS for as long as they could, because of course, it costs money. Sometimes, I meet people working in companies that still use CS3. Which is their right, of course.
Adobe has to grow as a company and deliver more products that can enable artists to do even more. Technology is rapidly changing and so are the skills that handle technology. For Adobe it is alpha and omega to be ready to face those changes and expectations. A subscription based fee model allows them to better calculate investments.
Dare I say that if you only use it occasionally, then PS or CC is not really the product for you - to use your analogy - you can't have your cake and eat it too!! I held off on CC for some time, but now use the $9.99 (AUD) per month option especially since NX2 and OS10.10 don't talk to one another. Have you considered DxO Optics Pro??
Peter Del: Many good pictures, but I am surprised that dpr have not made a comment on multiple entries.If there are 1200 entries and you post 1 picture, you stand a 1 in 1200 chance of it being selected, but if you post 25 pictures your chances have unfairly increased to 1 in 48!!!!!!!
Yeah - the real challenge is finding "my best shot"!!
Badger1952: would love to but I cannot be bothered resizing 36Mp images from D800 - tried twice to upload and was told that a 6.8Mb file was too big - so I will sit back and enjoy all the other posts from my fellow shutterbugs :-)
Thanks guys - enjoyed all your replies (lol) - my comment was a little tongue in cheek (Australian!!) and not meant to be taken seriously - I did upload an image that I resized in PS CC - I use DxO and the saved files end up up to 60Mb - I was just being lazy
would love to but I cannot be bothered resizing 36Mp images from D800 - tried twice to upload and was told that a 6.8Mb file was too big - so I will sit back and enjoy all the other posts from my fellow shutterbugs :-)
Common sense, not the law, should prevail - as is pointed out below, the monkey clearly cannot own or have copyright to the images, copyright bellows to Mr Slate. We all know that the law is an ass!!!!
And then there are the ugly Nikon lens caps with Nikon plastered on the front so that you don't have anywhere to stick this thing - anyway you want to tell the world that you are shooting with Nikon optics so why cover it up -- lol!!
captivating - thanks for posting
I have been told by Nikon that 2.4.5 is not ready to run with OS Mavericks- I have it running on MacBoook Pro running OSX 10.9 but it installs and crashes on macbook Air running 10.9 - is there are work around?
Great images, but I can't help but wonder whether the ones with the leaping people have been superimposed - why no splash from jumping out of the water - unless they are reincarnations of Bob Beaman!
On the facade of the Uffizi - "all art was modern once" - but these - hmm, best left in the can! Philistine I may be - but the images don't COMMUNICATE anything to me and hence are worthless.
Enough has been said and written about Facebook and similar social networking sites/apps and the rise of narcissism to make me shudder at the thought of another app that puts "me" out there in the ether!!!
Nice pic - but never seen water fall at that angle before!!
For enthusiasts like me (and probably most of the DPR readers) Adobe's CC offering is the last straw - just downloaded and started to use DxO Optic Pro 8 processing files from D800 - WOW!!! - between that and Capture NX2 it covers most of my procession needs - for Silver Efex 2 and HDR procession, however, CS5 will stay in my library for the immediate future. Sadly NIK/Google does not seem to be interested in the plug-ins for Capture - what about it guys?
One can't help but wonder whether these have been created for a niche that doesn't exist. When there are so many excellent compacts out there and entry level DSLRs that will outperform mirrorless on price and performance, why spend $1000 plus on one of these?Steve Jobs created the market for smart phones and tablets - perhaps the marketing hype for these will bear fruit in time!!
I for one am not going to be suckered into joining a dowload site that I know nothing about - thanks for the offer of a free download, but it Rapidshare is the only option - not going there!!! V. disappointed
As one who has been using Zenfolio for some time - I think anyone serious about this would edit in PS or NX2 and then upload on the web - Zenfolio app is useful for viewing and basic editing. As Ross Murphy says, you need an account, but if you are serious, why not - have a look at how it works on https://notefield.zenfolio.com
Love the pun and the composition and the light - one of those images that makes you think - what, where and who??!!