MichaelIsGreat4: Honestly, going to Thailand and ending up taking pictures in black and white is the stupidest idea possible!!It is like some stupid idiot who would decide to still watch a black and white TV today when there are now only color TVs available, not to mention 1080p color TVs!!
More, these pictures would be SO MUCH BETTER IN COLOR!!!
There is this false idea (most of the time even snobbish, falsely "hip" idea) that quality pictures ought to be in black and white! Wrong!! It is much worse when a good picture is in black and white than if it would have been in color.Why? We live in a world full of colors, WE DO NOT LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS BLACK AND WHITE!!!!!!
When I see black and white pictures from a photographer, I think to myself "another idiot who thinks he wants to pretend being an "artistic photographer" by using black and white pictures instead of color pictures!!!"
Thanks for sharing anyway these pictures but I stopped watching them as soon as I saw that they were in B&W!!
Strange that you should reply with a black and white argument!
A Sea of Steps, Frederick Henry Evans: one of my favourite photographs. Wish Australia was closer to England!
pictureAngst: I put...
"Many of these power stations are inexorably heterogenous, places where there is a convergence, overlapping and blurring of meanings, functions and temporalities. Hopefully these images will allow the viewer to make a myriad of connections between these different temporalities at play in these sites and in the process perhaps also reflect about our relationship to and dependence on technology and the impact of this kind of technological application on our individual and social consciousness."
...into Google Translate (Philosophical Portuguese to Stupid English) and got...
"These crazy places will mess with your head and make you think those mad ancient scientific dudes had the best mojo in town'
I studied philosophy but never did I read such pretentious guff! The camera never lies but what about the photographer?
nikon power: Beautiful light show?It's more like random, unsystematic, unmethodical, arbitrary, unplanned, undirected, casual, indiscriminate, nonspecific, haphazard, stray, erratic; chance, accidental light show.
"It's more like random, unsystematic, unmethodical, arbitrary, unplanned, undirected, casual, indiscriminate, nonspecific, haphazard, stray, erratic; chance, accidental light show."
In the meanwhile you've learnt how to use a thesaurus! How methodical!
Roland Karlsson: Interesting. Beautiful. Boring.
And that standard etherical piano, that is not really a tune.
Lots of work behind it though. And an interesting twist to add longer and longer trails from stars and bugs.
So 'etherical' that you can neither spell 'ethereal' correctly nor recognise a guitar.
Superb, imaginative, romantic and illuminating.
I have just patented the use of sunlight to capture images anywhere in the world. It only applies during hours of daylight. My patent drawings show that the subject is placed in front of the capture device. The sun is positioned at any angle, according to the time of day, and at a distance of approximately ninety three million miles. By the use of large moveable clouds of water vapour between subject and sun, images may be captured with sharp shadows or shadowlessly.
I licence the system at one cent a shot.
tricpa68 tricpa68: Am I mistaken? I thought DPReview was acquired by Amazon a few years ago.
You guys should know first hand what Amazon is patenting....
Therefore I don't understand the goal of this article.
"We're editorially independent of Amazon, so we have little or no visibility into most of the company's day to day activities."
The company casts no shadow over you, nor you over them.
Such a nostalgic and evocative look at an era which has almost faded away. Thank you very much for putting this series together; I imagine it must have taken many hours. Surely this is really what photography is all about.
Brian OReilly: Pardon?"Only Supports D7000 and later DSLR"
This is a really underhand way of saying thatAccording to the timeline on this page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Nikon_DSLR_cameras
That means it does not support:D3D300D200All D2 variants
This is really poorSo - to process Nikon NEF files with Nikon Capture NX2 I will need to keep 2 different versions of the SW on a machineSame applies with Nikon Camera Control Pro2
But, I do not believe you can have 2 different versions of the SW on the same machine - so you need to have 2 different startup disks.
So much for using Nikon products and the longevity of the NEF format moving into the futureDo we need to keep legacy hardware and operating systems and Nikon SW so we can access our images?
Sorry for the rant - but this is really disappointingBrian
Only with regard to the white balance Auto 1 option. Of course you can still process any NEF file but certain features of the software cannot be applied to images taken on older cameras.
Jonathan F/2: A bunch of whiners on here. If you make any money with your camera gear, buy first party batteries or use AAs in a vertical grip.
"A bunch of whiners on here. If you make any money with your camera gear, buy first party batteries or use AAs in a vertical grip"
Is this the official Nikon line or just your moral indignation? Perhaps you need to get a grip of yourself, with or without AAs.
rfsIII: I find it very interesting that so many people now say they need to buy two camera systems, one for "serious" shooting and one for casual shooting as though you could split the two.
But my real question is whether this is a genuine need or something that we've been coaxed into believing by the camera industry. And why? Isn't one system enough? Presuming you're not a full-time professional, what is the unfulfilled psychological need we're addressing by owning two camera systems rather than one? I love new gear, and love that we have so many choices, but this seems excessive.
By T3 ...
"Do you just have one pair of shoes? (Okay, maybe you do. But a lot of us do have different pairs of shoes for different occasions.) "
You mean you have a pair with a camera mounted on them?
Peter Hayward: I just wish Nikon would fix how 'tabs' work in their dialog boxes in Capture NX. Reported previously over last three years or so. No feedback. Not yet done. So simple to fix. Pity.
Could you explain what you mean by 'tabs'? Thanks.
CeleryBeats: Intrestingly I red that this photograph was likely staged.
"Intrestingly I red that this photograph was likely staged."
As in nature being red in tooth and claw?
'If you have A-mount lenses laying around, those too will ...'?
Lay golden eggs?
Or do you mean:
'If you have A-mount lenses lying around, those too will ...'?
JohnEwing: Otus regrets...
Is this like buyer's remorse?
larrytusaz: Why do most articles have you click each picture to read each item on the list? Why not make it one long page so you can click it once & just read, not "next, next, next, next, next, next, nex....."
I agree (even if this is the only case in which dpreview have used it). The format is irritating and pointless. Indeed, less attractive. The internet should be quick to use. For a relatively simple article one should be able to review the whole at a glance, perhaps with items set out in tabular form. The BBC News website takes the annoyance one step further by overlaying captions on top of pictures instead of underneath. One has to click a button to see images without overlaid semi-transparent captions.
Mike Sivcevic: Adobe is screwing Australian customers yet again. LR5 costs $149 on the US site and $186 on Australian site. Same product, same server, same credit card gateway, 25% difference.
They've constantly been screwing us up, most notably with the CS6 that is about twice the price here comparing to the US pricing. It is cheaper to board the plane, fly from Australia to USA, buy a boxed copy in store and fly back.
Greedy corporate morons!
"Is the price you of $186 you are quoting for Australia with or without VAT ?"
GST (Goods and Services Tax (=VAT) is levied at !0% in Australia but not on foreign purchases under $1000, hence nothing on Lightroom. Price is in Australian dollars.
"Australians get ripped off because they are prepared to pay more (because wages and salaries are generally higher)."
Agreed, but many, such as myself, are not well off and, having spent much of my life in the UK, I am frugal. Many Australians have absolutely no idea of the value of anything. On Gumtree (classified ads) one regularly sees second hand cameras being offered for only a little less than the price of a brand new one from online sellers because they have paid an extortionate price from a local shop.
Actually, the Aussie price is equal to US$175 (AUD$186, 'GST not payable') thus the difference is +17.5% at the current exchange rate. Not quite as bad as the OP calculated but, nonetheless, unjustifiable.
Well, I live in Western Australia and I am in complete agreement with you. However, the cost of living in and around Perth, W.A. is extortionate. I just returned from the pub where a pint costs A$10! Cost of living here is said to be higher than London or New York. So Adobe are just following suit. Sadly, most people have no idea that they're being ripped off.