MikeInNJ

MikeInNJ

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Nov 3, 2010

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On challenge ARW2 Artifacts Attack! (9 comments in total)

Can you show a couple of examples? As a Sony a58 and RX100M4 user, I am unaware of said raw format artifacts.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 14:52 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On challenge - A Plaze of Zen - (Full Colours Only + Border) (7 comments in total)

Conan - This challenge looks like a repeat of an existing challenge.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 12:41 UTC as 4th comment
On challenge Linkedin Headshots (1 comment in total)

Interesting to see that people gravitated towards the photos with solid or traditional backdrops. A buddy and I are amateurs but do profile photos for people we work with. Lately we've moved away from the backdrop and do subject isolation with depth of field. Antuan, #14, is taken in a NYC office lobby with a plant in the background. #19, Susan, at a company picnic.

Are we ahead of our time or should we go back to the traditional backdrop?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 02:34 UTC as 2nd comment

The camera is fine for what I would use it for. I like that you can pop the back of this phone and change the battery and also use a MicroSD card.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 03:05 UTC as 8th comment
On photo Morning Fields of Amber Grain in the Song: Vincent (Starry Starry Night) challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

babalu: Very "vanGoghest" . This was my favourite.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 02:47 UTC
On Connect post 5 best photography apps for your Windows tablet (4 comments in total)

I also like "PhotoFunia". It's not so much of a photo editor (exposure, color, saturation, etc) but more of a photo filter app with a lot of fun framing potential. I'll access the photos on my home machine using my Microsoft Surface RT just to use PhotoFunia.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 18:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Connect post 5 best photography apps for your Windows tablet (4 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: wondering if its possible to use Windows Image Compositor Editor. (Windows ICE) .. any knowladge on that members ?

I'm a big fan of Microsoft ICE as well though it hasn't been updated since 2011. However, it's only for the full version of Windows. So it will not run on a Windows RT device. Nokia, which is in the final process of the Microsoft acquisition, has panorama stitching apps for their phones. Hopefully the talents of both Microsoft Research and Nokia's developers can be combined and we get something new and better.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/ivm/ice/

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 18:02 UTC
On Connect post Vine arrives for Windows Phone 8 (2 comments in total)

Finally! Now I'll start using it.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 16:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Connect post Nokia announces its first phablets and tablet (12 comments in total)

Might want to fix up this statement:

"Like Microsoft's Surface devices, Nokia's Lumia 2520 will exclusively run Windows Phone 8."

Actually the 2520 will run on Windows RT 8 which is different from Windows Phone 8. Though the common interface is an advantage for those with multiple devices.

I hope both formats are maintained for a while to see which is more interesting to the market.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 21:04 UTC as 3rd comment

I walk through Times Square all the time. I'm going to look for this guy!

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 02:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Extreme Biking in the world Bicycle challenge (4 comments in total)
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maboleth: Photo is action packed, no doubt about that, but that little retouched triangle on the bottom right side kind of ruins it. I have nothing against removing and editing things that aren't needed, I do it myself all the time, but this looks like "hey, you removed the ramp/hill right there." Take a little more care with retouching and all will be good and believable. :)

I used the RAW for processing but here is the original OOC jpg. I was using center focus so I cropped a bit just to provide a more appealing composition.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/2196819690/photos/2704598/z130727_balloonfestival-084-1600x1063

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 03:20 UTC
On photo Extreme Biking in the world Bicycle challenge (4 comments in total)
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maboleth: Photo is action packed, no doubt about that, but that little retouched triangle on the bottom right side kind of ruins it. I have nothing against removing and editing things that aren't needed, I do it myself all the time, but this looks like "hey, you removed the ramp/hill right there." Take a little more care with retouching and all will be good and believable. :)

Funny thing is I didn't remove anything from there! A bunch of the photos did have the inflatable landing spot and I thought maybe I cropped this one but I went back to the raw and there was nothing else there. I did crop so the bike and rider wound up in the upper third since I was using center focus.

The original raw also has the triangle shape clouds only larger as I cropped the bottom and the right side. The clouds were a bit overexposed so I toned them down but the weather that kept the balloons on the ground seemed to provide this artifact. I did notice it before posting and thought it odd but it's what was really there.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 03:14 UTC
On photo Extreme Biking in the world Bicycle challenge (4 comments in total)

Thank you challenge voters. I am humbled.

The event was the Red Bull big air challenge at the NJ Balloon Festival in Readington, NJ.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 00:44 UTC as 2nd comment

Agree with all of it.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 13:17 UTC as 36th comment

Fortunately I'm a Windows user. And a Windows Phone user. Skydrive is awesome!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 19:40 UTC as 5th comment
On Connect post Vigilante photo blog brings Insta-frauds to justice (6 comments in total)
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absentaneous: seriously? #facepalm

I mean yes, it's stupid that you use a filter and you want to hide it for god knows what reason (because someone decided that's not that cool anymore and you are yet another sheep who needs to follow the shepherd?). but it's even more stupid to bother with such people and make lists of "cheaters" and what not. I mean who really cares?

but this is a good opportunity for smart people. use filters and then ad the #nofilter hashtag to all of them. this filter fakers blogs seems like a good way to gain some exposure for your pictures. I mean see? some even ended on this site.

And they said there are no jobs for young people in this economy...

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 20:31 UTC
On Connect post 5 impressive videos shot with the Lumia 920 (8 comments in total)

Good stuff

Link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 18:55 UTC as 7th comment
On Connect post Photoshop Express available for Windows 8 tablets (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Cideway: Hey Adobe how about Lightroom for Windows RT tablets?

As an aside, Datacolour how about an app for Windows RT as well.

Photoshop Express works on both Microsoft Surface RT and Windows 8. All Windows Store apps will run on both systems. Since the the Surface RT is based on a non-Intel processor, it's not possible to run standard Windows apps (ie Lightroom) on a Surface RT device. But yes, the more apps available for Surface RT the better.

Also, take a look at MSFT stock charts.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 21:24 UTC
On Connect post Nokia's Lumia 928 news is minor upgrade but xenon flash (14 comments in total)

The Windows Phone GUI is great. I have the 8x at Verizon. Might have to see about wrangling an upgrade early.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 19:10 UTC as 5th comment

Thanks! I'll be downloading the YouTube app on my Windows Surface!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 18:19 UTC as 1st comment
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