Aaro

Aaro

Lives in Finland Lumijoki, Finland
Has a website at www.lumisoft.fi/gallery
Joined on Dec 12, 2003

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Interesting targets scattered around, between very large to 1:1.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.85889,-117.713013&ll=34.873539,-117.647438&spn=0.277442,0.528374&num=1&t=h&z=12

See big bad troll.

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Aaro

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 08:23 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

semorg: I'll wait an see if they are truly f/2.8 at the 1:1 ratio position or if the the 2.8 is at longer range. Also I would be curious about the diaphragm design and the kind of bokeh this lens can produce. For me the best 180 lens and probably the best lens created remains to be leica 180/2.8 apo.

"The macro lens has a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to create an attractive blur to the image’s out-of-focus areas."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 08:45 UTC
On Window of an cold house photo in Raija Vyrynen's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Future of the Windows Phone!?

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 15:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Twinflower (Linnea borealis). in the Tiny Flowers challenge (2 comments in total)

Onittelut Raijalle tosi hienosta otoksesta. Pitäis varata aika kurssille;-)

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Aaro

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 15:13 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On _DSC9785 in the Portraits using extreme filters challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

IcyVeins: What is the "extreme" filter here? Looks like just a brown/sepia overlay to me.

Agree, one of the least extreme in this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 09:01 UTC
On Macro with Fire challenge (6 comments in total)

Maybe 10 are macro shots. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2011 at 19:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Sigma DP series II challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

scrabble666: Hi there

Is using SPP4.2 considered as post processing?
Because I never took a jpg shot with my camera.

greetz from Oliver

You have to process your raw. And using SPP is Ok.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2011 at 19:02 UTC
On Early moon in the Impression III, Landscape at Dusk challenge (2 comments in total)

Congrats to winner. An excellent picture with breat composition. Also it was different from the main stream where most was shot to sundown horizon.

And the photo really fits the Soft Light series;-)

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Aaro

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:44 UTC as 2nd comment
On Impression III, Landscape at Dusk challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

John of Brisbane: I'm amazed that you would DQ my entry on the basis that 'Dusk is the beginning of darkness in the evening, and occurs after twilight, when the Sun is under the local horizon. " and the sun was clearly below the horizon and yet there are clearly at least 5 other photos here that look almost exactly like mine. Could you please explain how YOU can tell that the sun is not below the horizon when a shot it taken directly AT the horizon and the sun is GONE. There is even one shot on this page where the sun is clearly visible well above the horizon. If you are going to DQ entries then please be consistent.

If one thinks DQ was unfair one can allways submit the same or other image, or send a message to host. Host may do mistakes as we all do.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 15:29 UTC
On Impression III, Landscape at Dusk challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

mirrorrorrim: I think that about 80% of the entries are not technically dusk, but rather sunsets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusk

People seems ignore the rules, sometimes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 15:27 UTC
On Impression III, Landscape at Dusk challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

John of Brisbane: There are some which are obviously taken in broad daylight as well. It would have been helpful to include the definition in the rules. But if not, then consistent rather than selective DQ'ing should be applied. Challenge owner is very quiet on this .. even in the forum.

I try to be as consistent as possible.

If you see an image against rules you can make a complaint.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 15:25 UTC
On Impression III, Landscape at Dusk challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

Roland Karlsson: RULES IN PHOTO CONTESTS

I have never seen any open/free contest (like this one) where images not following the theme are disqualified - unfortunately.

So - a sunset might win this dusk competition.

Thats a sad fact.

So - just send a charming picture of a cute dog or baby in the broad day sun. It might just win!

Roland, have you missed the word 'not'?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 15:23 UTC
On Impression III, Landscape at Dusk challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

kevinlundoh: Does editing-in-camera count for post-processing?

Yes

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 15:22 UTC
On 20103069 in the Impression III, Landscape at Dusk challenge (2 comments in total)

If the camera makes the the panorama it is ok. If it stitched in pc then it is postprocessing. I will judge it this way.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 18:53 UTC as 1st comment
On P1070044r-2 in the National Geographic challenge (1 comment in total)

id these are visible during voting

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2010 at 14:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Lower Calf Creek in the Velvet Waterfalls challenge (2 comments in total)

Just stupid.

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'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication'.
http://www.lumisoft.fi/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/thumb_IMG03387%7E0.jpg
www.lumisoft.fi/gallery

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Japanese Cutleaf Maple in the Garden: Whole and Detail challenge (2 comments in total)

Just fantastic challenge as a whole and deail. ;-)

Host

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2010 at 06:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On Beachwood in the The best Sigma SD10 Image for photokina 2010 challenge (1 comment in total)

What a master. Excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2010 at 07:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Historical Breath in the SIGMA DP series. Blow me away. challenge (1 comment in total)

Specially to winner.

Somehow I cannot add comments to winning entry, a new feature maybe in dp.

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Aaro

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2010 at 09:53 UTC as 1st comment

Hi

You may know this but anyways:

It was for a reason Monet build the garden and the ponds exactly as he wanted them to be. A perfect scene to be painted later after it had matured inspecial filtered and reflected light.

So he put effort to get what he wanted, and if there was/is not a perfect scene or object to capture it must be made.

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Aaro
--
'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication'.
http://www.lumisoft.fi/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/thumb_IMG03387%7E0.jpg
www.lumisoft.fi/gallery

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2010 at 16:58 UTC as 1st comment
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