Vulcanrider

Vulcanrider

Lives in United States NE, OK, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Feb 12, 2009
About me:

GH1, MF: Hexanon 40/1.8 and 50/1.4
Sony 717

Comments

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On P1000389 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

Combatmedic870: Could you let her know she needs to shave. ;)

Stupid and hurtful comment. She's beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 17:56 UTC
On P1030189 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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MrTaikitso: Passes my (shiny) nose dimples test. Yes, really! Whenever I test a camera, (for portraits), I check that when pixel peeping the face, those shiny dimples on the nose are detailed and 'real' looking, no noise or other artefacts to detract. You feel as if you could reach out and touch the nose! First started doing this when viewing a picture I took of an Egyptian tour guide in 2004 using my at the time state of the art Sony F717 swivel body camera. I realised that his shiny nose best showed off the superb IQ of the Carl Zeiss lens on the f717. Have been using store staff as nose models ever since! The GH2 comes highly recommended for a good nose job too! Hence I bought one. :)

Still shoot my F717. Love that lens! Let us know how you like the GX7 lens - I hope it's as good as the Zeiss.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 16:17 UTC
On 9713798354_da41514408_b photo in igor peftiev's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Igor,
My compliments! Absolutely stunning photo that comes very close to expressing the incomprehensible.

Alan, USA.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 16:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Evolution of an image article (123 comments in total)

Thank you for posting your thoughts, ideas and work flow. Look forward to the next installment!
Alan

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 5th comment
On Legs_dpr photo in RobertoMerlino's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very evocative with a "do not open 'till Christmas" tease.
Alan

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Lightroom 4 Review article (469 comments in total)

Thanks, Amadou. Very helpful review.
I welcome the Book module and I'm really glad for the video handling.
Video represents about 10% of my photo/video work but it consumes 20% of my time. Having the LR interface for both is a great way to streamline workflow and save some time. Synergy!
I will upgrade from LR3.

Best,
Alan

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 03:13 UTC as 50th comment
On Kelsey Hansen in the SIDE LIT FEMALE PORTRAIT "COLOR " challenge (4 comments in total)

Beautiful! Please clarify: " ..speedlight and a softbox " Does this mean a flash WITHIN the softbox (ie ONE light)? (as opposed to a flash and a constant light)?

...I'm Learning...

Very Nice!

Alan

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 00:52 UTC as 3rd comment
On Street Musician at San Francisco's Union Square in the Strings challenge (10 comments in total)

Terrific! Well done! I hope you can get a copy to her? She'll Love it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 00:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Replacing my Sony DSC F717 article (2 comments in total)

I can't help you much in your decision but I also own the 717. I migrated to the Panasonic GH1 in May 2010, but man I love that 717!

Among the top reasons for the GH1 was the articulating LCD screen. The 717 spoiled me for shooting at odd angles, low and high and to the side, and I resolved to have that ability again.

Best to you in the search!

Alan

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2011 at 05:50 UTC as 2nd comment
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walter marshall: I went on a photography course years ago and the guy who was running it said to confirm our pictures worked was to hold them upside and look at them in a mirror, of course that would be the same as looking at a large format ground glass screen, I had forgotten all about it till I read this article.

Walter.

The validity of B. Thomas' hypothesis is not the take-home message from this fine post. The Op presents some very useful reminders on how our brains can/will over-analyze (my term) and lead us away from a photo (or sketching, painting) opportunity.

Read (and practice) the first couple chapters of her book. Then consider the Op's message.

Best,
Alan

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 20:22 UTC
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