Seahster: Too little and far too late ... I've abandoned Aperture for Lightroom nearly 6 months ago due to the non existent support for Fuji RAW files.
I hear that. Had the same dilemma 2-3 years ago, resorted to LR to get by while I waited, and Ap slowly fell out of favor. No regrets, though it's a darn shame.
If you think so - it dates the both of us [g]
StayClassy: There's a major flaw with this exercise; he lives in a beautiful area. Some of us live in urban settings where things are generally disgusting to look at, and while we can capture the "urban jungle", you'll most likely get punched in the face.
Maybe flawed thinking. If your locale is that dangerous or not suitable for your photographic sensibilities, expand the range and pick any site you'd return to more than once. You know that phrase? Making something extraordinary out of the ordinary. . . that can be done anywhere if one is open to the possibilities.
The hardest thing for me is to find compelling photographs in the city w/o wanting to engage and pursue the popular street candids. Entropy is an innate attraction, but where that most often is found safety is a conflicting concern. I've done the landmarks to death. It takes blind determnation to go out there with no objective to see if something will reveal itself. Some outings never give cause to press shutter, even once. I just tell myself I needed the walk anyway. But when passing something that inspires opening the bag for the camera, I surprise myself with what I never realized was right there all along.
Hey, it's - you! Thanks for the kudos. Negative votes happens, and as these challenges go I'm pleased just to be in the top 10, or 20, or 30. . . [g]
Does either have a dedicated AEB button, and can it AF on my kids under TV light?
[chuckle] Topic title reminds me of "All your base are belong to us."
Thanks, all. Much appreciated. Others are more deserving IMO, but it goes like this with broad based challenges of this nature (same image can rank very high and very low in two different challenges).
I have to admit I posted a recent one that I personally liked, but before the challenge was over on 2nd glance at some of the entries thought this one more challenge-worthy (my fav vs. what I thought the sensibility of the audience here might appreciate more). Bad form?
Editing - a series of 7 or so exposures, first touched to resolve CA and fringing in Lightroom, then exported to be stitched with PTgui. Back in Lightroom a crop and developing finishes were applied.
WirenL: Neat shot, care to share where this LH is?
This is under the NY side of the George Washington Bridge (that's the Palisades in Fort Lee NJ, across the Hudson River). Purple lights on the bridge signify Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Roland Karlsson: Some posters says this is important and some says its irrelevant. Like both of those poster categories, I have not either read the book. Which of course make opinions somewhat uncertain.
I have used the zone system for B&W film. There it works fine. But - later I started to use multi grade papers and a color head and I could compensate in the post processing, and the zone system became less important. But - of course - understanding zones makes it easier to visualize the result.
Using digital is more like using multi grade paper. Its not necessary to expose and develop the "negative" correctly any more. You can fix it in post processing. Its still important to understand zones though.
It helps you to see what images are worth taking. A mish mash of tones will probably not look good. Pure and nice areas of simple constant zones is probably going to look better.
I'd suggest it IS important to get the exposure right with the RAW 'negative'. At least, if one wants to get the most out of their sensor's capabilities. I don't believe an intimate knowledge and practice of the Zone System is necessary with digital, though a good sense of a simplified zone system can help one visualize what they are asking of their sensor for the challenge at hand.
You've wanted me gone for years, it's no secret. When I joined DPR I had 20/20 eyesight, more stamina, and less gray. Yet, I remain despite the life being slowly but surely sucked out of my shell.
Now THIS? Pffft. It's going to take more than this forum change to get rid of me. Do your best.
When the behavior of embedded images (particularly DPR gallery images) is resolved (filed a report) I'll be better able to appreciate/assess everything else (which I'm looking forward to, in general - we needed a change in a big way, and I think this applies [g]).
pen araneae: Very impressive photo. The IR produced such wonderful crisp image with rich tonality. What is more, the perspective was so well corrected. Straight lines are straight and verticals are vertical. I think this photo deserves a higher score.
Thank you, Pen. Though, I'm not sure this invokes B.A.'s style, so not sure if the placing relates to the challenge as much as other submissions.
also el: great framing with surroundings being illuminated. main bolt looks fuzzy but i understand there are multiple flashes during what we see as one.
I was seeking activity 10-20 miles away. This I thought hit the porch, but afterwards I thought it struck on the lawn. Only the image shows it hit a 1/2 mile away or more.
Fuzzy? I'm just happy to be alive. [g]. I doubt I'll ever get to capture anything as close or nice, a once in a lifetime opportunity for the small 'window' on the sky this position offers.
I feel validated.
Street work for me isn't as easy as scenics, for a self-conscious trait. So honing skills were done with the landscape study. With a thirst after a time for something more, turning to the streets. . . for other than fleeting moments I often I raise the camera, and it will be about a minute before the shutter is pressed, sometimes it's just the beginning of working a scene for it's potential. I'll stand waiting until an element moves out of, or to a particular location within the composition.
While all this is going on, still a part of me wonders how odd that might look, what other photographers and observers about might think of it. But that's not as significant a distraction as it used to be, for the practice.
And it's time for more of that. . .
Funny about this . . . I was on a power line mountain for sunset. While chllin' I turned to the tower(s) and worked them over. Just passing time, practicing the eye, nothing as purposeful as what I was hoping to shoot. Mainly, didn't think this would be well regarded, but I was basically glad to have discovered it while in a whole other frame of mind.
/'Well, sometimes the magic works. . . Sometimes, it doesn't.'/ - Little Big Man
I still find it astounding how the most common of chores can be so engagingly depicted, with the right eye to it. Transforming the common into the exceptional - Respect!
It becomes difficult to asses the ratings in a general type of challenge, such as this one.
FWIW - otherwise, an impressive series. It opens my eye for subjects I don't currently chase, through the perspective you present (and so well, at that). :)
Well deserved win here. Respect. :)
And here I thought it was just something that had a personal attraction, not more than that. Like the images I'm ready to trash, but my wife wants a print.
Much appreciated. :)
Just happened to be walking where I usually don't, rather disappointed for not being very engaged on the long walk, until turning the corner. That repeating pattern is quite a nice "hook", and the light was a bonus.
Not sure it deserves a higher rating than the runners up, but I'll take it. ;)