The Smoking Camera

The Smoking Camera

Lives in United States HI, United States
Has a website at www.thesmokingcamera.com
Joined on Jun 30, 2008

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  • A way with words. So true.
  • Thanks Kendall. A very cool opportunity and I am thankful. Wish I could've spent more time on the flight deck. Maybe next time.
  • Thanks. Didn't know if I could recover the shadows and the highlights, but the sensor did a better job than I expected.
  • I shoot raw, but for Sigma I need to shoot raw and jpg in order to review images. Once I select an image I tweak the image in SPP which I am still learning. Then I export to Lightroom and hope the ...
  • Thank you Andrew. It's actually a woman with a fishing net. I waited until she held the net off to her side to take the photo. Otherwise it would not have been as discernible. And yes Hawaii can ...
  • Yes in SPP.
  • Thanks all. This one will definitely be printed.
  • Neither. Just added more than usual contrast and clarity in Lightroom for effect.
  • Will give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion JLS.
  • Created discussions Aircraft Carrier
    Had an opportunity to tour an aircraft carrier and permission to take a few photos on the flight deck. Wanted something small and unobtrusive so took my Sigma Merrill Dp1m. Here are a few images. ...
  • Created discussions B&W Sky and Clouds
    Super clear day yesterday so took out the Sigma Merrill DP2M. Minor edits in SPP, converted to TIF then played with SilverEfex Pro. Red filter to darken sky. For me it's always more work than ...
  • Created discussions Weird
    Just ordered a refurbished silver J5 and 10-30 kit lens from Amazon for $399. Seems too soon for a refurbished J5 to be available. Hope it works out.
  • Replied in Bird Flippin'
    Agree with you JLS. However, this fellow had an amazingly long ride and was showboating for his onshore friends. A temporary outburst perhaps.
  • I like the super contrasty look.
  • Created discussions Bird Flippin'
    Not your ordinary bird shot. At Sandy Beach in Hawaii with Nikon V3 and 70-300cx.
  • Very cool comments everyone. Thank you. I use Lightroom for post, nothing special really. And I am fortunate to have a camera and lens that seems to capture some fun images now and then. Aloha.
  • Glad you're enjoying the photos. Lately I've used a Sigma for wide and normal shots, but the venerable 70-300cx on the V3 for reach. My post work with the V1 was mostly with aperture or silverefex ...
  • Created discussions Non-Surfing Photos 70-300cx
    Surf's down in Hawaii, so over the past few days took the 70-300cx out to the beach just for fun. A little of this and a little of that.
  • Thanks Ian. Great little tank of a camera the V1. Keep up your V2 magic!
  • Grazie Giovanni. I remember that article well. And you sir have taken stage photography with the V camera to entirely new level. Love your photos! Ciao.
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