Zorpie

Zorpie

Lives in United Kingdom West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired Electronics Engineer
Joined on Sep 16, 2002
About me:

I now use a Nikon D800 (used to own a D100, a D70S, three (banding) D200's, a D2X a D3 and now, the D800). Nikkor lenses: 16mm Fisheye, 50mm F1.8, 16-35mm F4, 24-70mm, Sigma 150mm Macro, 70-200mm VRII, a couple of SB900 speedlights. All fitted in between a Billingham bag and a Lowepro slingshot backpack.

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  • Hello Ray, Nice photo - very relaxed and natural. Here's two versions: and a monochrome version: Regards, Richard
  • Hi Steve, We're glad to be of service !! Every photo is a challenge sometimes. But then it's also fun - that's why we do it !! So next time you happen to fly this way maybe I could cadge a lift !!...
  • Hi Claude, The pleasure is all MINE !! I assure you. I see Steve (OP) likes it anyway !! So maybe he'll take us a trip in his plane one day !! Regards, Richard
  • Hi Claude, Here's the retouch on the mouth with your edit: What do you think ?? See what Steve (OP) thinks when he next checks in. Regards, Richard
  • Hi Claude, Yes - maybe if I can do your edit justice by closing the mouth - then it will be a combined effort !! Must be worth a try perhaps !! Regards, Richard
  • Hi Claude, Nice one !! Now maybe Steve will prefer that - looks a cool dude !!! Regards, Richard
  • Hi Steve, Original (enlarged and de-noised) is here: http://upload.pbase.com/zorpie/image/154360765/original Hope that helps. Regards, Richard
  • Replied in Bigger image.
    Hi Steve, The version I 'manipulated' and posted was the same size as the original (ie 1920 X 1080 pixels and upped to 300dpi) but I have increased the size to 3840 X 2160 pixels and at 300dpi...
  • Hi Daviskw, That's not bad either !!! How did you do it - always interested to know ?? Regards, Richard
  • Hello Claude, Thanks for the comment - I did it with the Liquify Tool in Photoshop of course !! But it is a pretty low res image so not a lot of work in reality ;-) - took about 10...
  • Hi Steve, Best I could do !!! No doubt there are others who will do much better !! Regards, Richard
  • Replied in Another play.
    Hi Ray, I thought I'd do another - very slight HDR from the first attempt and added a slight vignette. Hope you don't mind - but I quite like this image and it gives a lot of scope for...
  • Replied in Thank you !!
    Hi Toermaljin, Thank you very much for the links - very useful !! Regards, Richard
  • Hello Ray, Nice photo - thought I'd give it two goes !!! Hope this finds you well ?? I see you have a D800 - me too got it back in November last year - great minds think alike !! Regards, Richard
  • Hello Crosstype, A good and informative post. Thanks for taking the time to do these tests. As a D800 owner I have been following all the posts on this topic. I will admit that in real life...
  • Hi Zoso777, I use a Rocket Blower on the dried swabs - don't blow them off when they are wet as the dust particles you may have picked up on your sensor will stick to the damp swab. I blow them...
  • Hi Soloryb, Been following the thread but not been online for a few days what with Christmas and New Year committments. Yes - you can use the sensor swab twice - you actually flip it over. One swab...
  • Hi Soloryb, Yes - that's one thing about using brushes on the sensor - you rapidly find that the bristle splay is the problem. The only one (as I mentioned) that I use and comes in at a reasonable...
  • Hi, A loupe will not show up the smaller dust specks. I have learned this from experience and now do not use a loupe at all. It might be OK for the bigger dust bunnies and oil specks but it is of...
  • Hi, I find the same thing - my D800 AF seems to perform pretty flawlessly in low light but then I don't have any unltra-fast F1.4 lenses. I use (mainly) the 24-70mm F2.8, often wide open at F2.8. I...
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