The guy pointing in the air the whole time was really useful - I think he was shouting, "Fire!"
ljmac: It just doesn't work for me - it looks like he's superimposed translucent strips of colour over a base image or something. And given that you have a single set of fireworks stretching over three time periods (for example), this is obviously true to an extent. The clouds are the same throughout the first image too. If he wants it to work, he should do what he says he is doing without this trickery.
I was wondering about the tides in one of the photos. There seems to be little movement, which made me wonder what kind of time lapse is he working with. I also suspect a bit of trickery here, too.
I went to the picture style page put up by Canon. It looks like it was designed for a 12" screen by somebody who is really starting to get the hang of html.
trac63: Here in Canada we're constantly force-fed Brian Adams' photography, and quite frankly the guy's portraits are not very good.
A good portrait evokes a sense of who the subject is. Adams does the opposite: he masks his subject with phoney costumes, make-up and backgrounds, then clobbers the entire image with harsh, one-dimensional lighting.
I had a look at his photos and they look over-processed.
Great effort - achieving effects like this with a low budget will inspire others. In a few years we will be seeing a whole new wave of cinema, with low budgets and great results (and a shitload of crap, of course). Isn't that what every filmmaker dreams of?
A powerful image, beautifully captured.
SeeRoy: I feel confident that The Young General always makes the correct decisions in the interests of His People. I see this as continuing the implementation of Juche as pioneered by his predecessors - The Dear Leader and of course The Great Leader, Kim Il Sung. The recent visit to the PRK of the notable American intellectual sports star Dennis Rodman shows us that the Young General is eager to share his nation's cultural wealth with less fortunate countries.
Cultural wealth - thank god! Now if only they could eat it.
Nothing is certain but death, taxes... and haters.
Camediadude: Out of morbid curiosity, I went over and took a look at the tablet 'article' on connect. I saw a short rundown there that was thin on substance, and of course, apple taking home the highest ratings from dpreview, which was no surprise. I closed what would be the last tab of dpreview 'connect' I ever open up on my browser. Please stick to covering cameras ... It is not too late to fix this morass that you have been mophing into. We can do this togther, just take small steps! Step one: We need to try to go one entire month without mentioning apple, facebook or instagram on this front page. We can do it, I have faith in you, dpreview!
Wow, your apology was very refreshing. Well done! DPR made the decision to separate mobile photography. Right now they obviously want to give it plenty of attention and drive traffic there. Maybe later the mobile stuff will get less of a mention on this site.
Isca: The snobbery of the "real" photographers using "real" cameras is astounding. The best camera is the one that you have with you, ever heard that phrase before? I've been shooting a photo a day for 6 weeks, many times when the other 3 "real" cameras are at home. The iPhone forces me to look at subjects differently so I welcome this refreshing direction that dept has taken (this post typed on my Canon 5D Mk 2).
I bet you haven't taken up my offer to look at the fantastic photos taken by Dean Holland with the iPhone 4S. He left his pro gear at home because he was on a short but sentimental trip with his wife, who would have been very unimpressed by his lugging around big cameras and lenses. Exactly when a half decent phone camera can fill the gap.
The fact is, pictures taken by mobile phones are improving all the time, to the point where they are good enough to take great photos. Take a look at any collection of classic photos, and you will see some examples of poorer qualities in almost every aspect - more blur, less resolution, etc. Does that detract from the shots? One day, mobile phones will take better photos than many DSLR's of today. There'll still be a larrytusaz type spitting hatred at DUMB phones, because the DSLR's will also be that much better...
Larrytusaz wants to protect tradition more than anything else. Check out these great photos at connect.com:
I don't like some of the HDR, but the photos speak for themselves.
Wow! They're great photos. The last one is a bit too heavily processed for my taste, but it shows again that the mind behind the lens is more important than the gear being used.
Am I missing something here? Maybe the other were even less interesting?
gwales: Curiosity isn't on Mars to take pictures...
Taking pictures is different to getting the best images for scientific work. They will always try to use the appropriate tools for the job, rather than please pixel peepers. Of course we all want to see great pictures of Mars, but that's not the priority for NASA, of course.
Curiosity isn't on Mars to take pictures...
dpreview forums reminds me of this song:
Home of the brave, land of the freewhy won't you let him be what he wants to be
The kids all laugh at his hair and funny clothes.And more than once he's gone home with a bloody nosehe's not like them and they can't ignore it. So they all hate him for it.
It really burns me up, when they put him downHe's the only one whose saying something in this whole townInstead of those the trouble they hand him, why don't they try to understandhim.
Do I have to rotate my monitor?
DioCanon: ALERT!run Apple boys, run! ALERT!new toy to show off!!!ALERT!
We need to invent a word for "the time it takes someone to bring up (a usually negative comment about) Apple in a thread that is not actually about Apple".