mosc, maybe he didn't want to have to add that 2x converter while out in the pouring rain. Photography is full of choices and compromises. He simply chose the longer range over the faster f stop. You, obviously, would make a different choice. Neither is right or wrong. It's nice to have choices.
I like to think I'm pretty open to new stuff, but I just don't get this. Maybe I AM getting old. Oh well.
Not as stable looking video as I've seem from some of the larger drones with 6 or 8 motors, and I'd be curious to see how well it handles wind, but over-all, a cute little thing.
I've been following drones since they first appeared, and I love the wonderful imagery they make possible, but I'm also troubled by some of the reports I've been reading about their misuse, which I guess is inevitable with any new technology.
Still, imagine when these become the size of a bee. Hmmmm...
I think these are incredibly beautiful images. I've noticed that no matter what, there are always folks who can't see the beauty because they are so caught up in their own drama. That's their loss.
And thank you, Nordin, for posting a bit about how you shot these. I'm a big fan of Photoshop, and your use of it here is inspired.
That's pretty amazing for $6k. Of course there are things that many folks will deride having been included or not, but wow, I'm continually impressed with Blackmagic's innovative designs. I'd love to get my hands on one of these.
I thought this was neat. A bit of lighthearted fun, and a worthy piece of gear to boot. I'll look forward to the review.
A truly historic photo. Stunning, breathtaking, and credit to the efforts of all involved. Bravo!!!
Yes, a nice video, but I was hoping to see a bit more in depth of what they are doing to preserve those photos and make them more accessible.
It was pointed out that most of them hadn't been published. Kind of a waste. I'd love to while away a few hours browsing that collection.
Absolutely gorgeous images.
I would think most on this forum would be able to appreciate the technical skill involved, but more than that, the true essence of photography (for me) is being able to express and share the emotion that the photographer felt when taking the shot, and on that level these excel, giving us a loving look at a mother's view of her children roaming wild and free.
Beautiful use of light, selective focus, and those sumptuously soft colors.
Jim Salvas: If you want weird bokeh, you can just put a coarse diffraction grate in front of a longish lens and shoot with a wide aperture. I did this pic by poking holes in a piece of black foil with a pencil. I then mounted this in a spare filter ring and put it on the front of a 100mm f2.8 lens and shot wide open.
The in-focus parts of the image stay relatively sharp and the out of focus stuff breaks up into as many images as you have holes in the grate. In between, you get beaucoup bokeh.
Jim, I really like that image, and a great idea. The bokeh of the brass lens makes me dizzy.
DanielFjall: I can only imagine how much time, effort, patience and talent it took to make this video. This really pushes the limits of what is possible with lightpainting and stopmotion.
I'm almost speechless at how beautiful that was....almost. The only word I can up with is supercalafragilisticexpealidocious.
A really nice set of photos, David. You certainly captured the flavor of the party. I just love looking at Fuji-X photos. I can't quite put my finger on it, but they almost always have a decidedly non-digital look, so natural and clean. Yours made me smile, thanks.
Beautifully soft and muted tones, and yet still vibrant enough to make me go "wow". Really, it's the wide tonal range and palette of this image that grabs me and won't let go. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Oh, I love a dark image like this. The quality of the light comes through, letting me experience the feeling of that moment. This may sound funny.... but I can "taste" images like this. Mmmm..... good!
I like everything about this shot. The composition grabs my attention and then pulls me completely into and through the image. The lighting is wonderful, giving it that deep-in-the-forest feeling, yet allowing the leaves in the foreground to really shine.
This kind of photo shows the ability to not only visualize the final image, but to also follow through with the quality technical execution needed to achieve that vision. Well done.
What a gorgeous image, and what a lovely place for somebody to call home. Wide dynamic range with rich deep black, excellent composition, and perfect exposure. A good choice for first place!