Soon we will have artificial eyes. Expect artificial eyes in the near future which will eliminate the need for smartphone's with screens altogether. We will all have our natural eyes removed and have artificial 4D electronic robot eyes installed. We will have smart chips implanted in our brains which will be Wi-Fi enabled and have build in smartphone technology. We will be able to upload and download directly into our brains which will in essence become our main computer thus eliminating all cloud technology at the same time. Camera's will become obsolete as we will be able to photograph with our robot eyes. These robot eyes will be insect like with millions of little receptors. TV screens will become obsolete as we will be able to view TV programs directly with our new eyes. It will be like we are really there because the images are transferred directly into our brain. What we see will be like we are really there. That will be called 4D or total reality.
Grappig...mijn inschrijving is van dit zelfde kasteel.
JustFred: Not too long now and DSLR's, mirrorless,compacts and every other type of camera will be relegated to museums. The future is smartphones like it or not. Their quality will soon surpass those of even the best current DSLR. And a little bit further down the road even smartphones as we know them now will be gone and it will be all types and forms of Google Glass type camera's. Eventually even those will disappear and we will have microchips implanted in our brains with the most advanced camera and processing software and our eyes will become the lenses.
Not too long now and DSLR's, mirrorless,compacts and every other type of camera will be relegated to museums. The future is smartphones like it or not. Their quality will soon surpass those of even the best current DSLR. And a little bit further down the road even smartphones as we know them now will be gone and it will be all types and forms of Google Glass type camera's. Eventually even those will disappear and we will have microchips implanted in our brains with the most advanced camera and processing software and our eyes will become the lenses.
The future is Smartphone camera's. It's the end of DSLRs, Compacts, Bridge Camera's, Mirrorless Camera's and all other types of camera's. People laughed when this was first suggested soon after Smartphones came onto the market but the technoloy is so rapid and with ever more improvements. The same story as with the desktop computer which is also almost obsolete. It's all tablets now, even laptops are on the way out.
Even this years World Press Photo winner was enhanced.http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-exploring-the-limits-of-digital-enhancement-fotostrecke-96446.html
Just some simple tonemapping has been done by the looks of it...don't see what all the hullabalooo is about actually.
Great shot. I really love this :)
JustFred: That sure looks like the Maluti mountains in the Free State somewhere around Clarence or Ficksburg.
Well that's amazing because it is exactly the same scenery one finds in South Africa in the Orange Freestate province. Even the Cypress trees and the shape of the mountains...everything is the same. I will post some photo's from South Africa for you just now so you can see what I mean.
That sure looks like the Maluti mountains in the Free State somewhere around Clarence or Ficksburg.
The LightZone photo editor I use has this ZoneMapper feature. It is in a way similar to Curves but much better and gives you much better control too. Such a pity that the owner stopped his project and went to work for Apple. The zonemapper is a brilliant tool. Here is more about the Zone Mapper. Other photo editors should pick up on it. To see what it is and how it functions and how versatile it is check out this article describing how it works and how to use the functions. In one word...brilliant.
Edward Sargent: It would also be nice to have a view that strips off the advertising so I can browse DPReview without people at work wondering why I'm not working :)
May I suggest Ad-Block. Works a treat. You need to be using Firefox browser though. I don;t know if Ad-Block works for other browsers. I am using it right now and I do not see even one single advertisement anywhere on this page.
I am definitely 100% sure that within a few years DSLR's, mirrorless and compact camera's will have become obsolete and the camera market will be dominated by cellphone camera's. There will only be fullframe DSLR type camera's for serious studio and astro photography and some other specialised fields. But photographic stores will disappear as there won't be any demand at all anymore as everything will be cellphone camera orientated. The cellphone camera's will become richer with features and ability as well. That's the way forward. Even professional journalist photographers will do away with their cumbersome dinosaur DSLR's as Ben Lowy's case proves already. More will follow.
Well here's one of two girlfriends of mine were the pose went a little awry. :)http://i.imgur.com/kT2ya.jpg
brenton on sea
hey that's castle rock at brenton on sea...i know it so well and often fished from that rock. i lived in knysna from 1978 to 1994
Not as far as I can see. There's no mention about borders in the rules for this challenge. In any case all I did was add a plain white border to the image. PP was minimal. The zebra background was handpainted with watercolors by myself onto a cardboard background. Took the photo with the vase and flowers set against that background and cropped the photo after very minimal processing (highlights and shadows slider and some sharpening) Then added a plain white border and resized. That's all. But all you did was question whether the image didn't break the rules. Nothing else? Like or don't like or something?
Lekker lekker man! Waar's die Klippies met Coke en die Castle?
I love it. Delioghtful and sublime.