David Strachan

David Strachan

Lives in Australia Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Works as a retired Geologist/Environmental Scientist
Joined on Jan 20, 2002
About me:

Loved boats and sailing, croquet, exploration and nature, camera collecting and dark rooms, big gardens, astronomy, macro,stereo and pinhole and IR, community clubs and sailing events, love life with loved ones.

David Strachan's recent activity

  • How do you get frames for A3+ size? I've found it difficult to find anything except custom made frames. Any ideas?? cheers Dave S
  • "The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book" "Adobe  Photoshop CS4 for Photographers" Not PS6 as I said above. These are the editions of the software I use, the books are a great help to understanding ...
  • Ooops, yes Martin Evening...very good...very sensible...one of the best computer learnig books ever.  I have since got his Photoshop 6 book as well.  Excellent. cheers  Dave S :-)
  • Hi Adam Looks much better, in my view. Colour and contrast are very subjective, but these two images have some nice pop. Well done. Another edited further up, has very vivid grass...verging on ...
  • I'm in Adelaide suburbs too. Koalas come out during the day. I've seen them walking down the road at midday. But they prefer their arboreal somnambulism and a long chew on Eucalyptus leaves. They ...
  • Misha works mainly in the mid-curve. His contrasts are low and very understated…as opposed to most popular stuff today. Some people work with very high contrasts, particularly in B&W (see “Lambda” ...
  • Hi Adam your last images still look flat...no zing. If you have trouble with LR try FastStone.  Just give your images a little contrast would help a lot.  Keep any saturation under control. ...
  • Replied in anonymity
    As titled, your slight underexposure and anonymity...one of your signatures.  I like this one.  Allows the viewer to interpret, rather than having a forced interpretation thrust upon them. "Greek ...
  • Thanks for your input Jeff.  Sounds cheaper too, rather than using special sensor size cut swabs! cheers  Dave S :-)
  • Replied in Display
    Goodonya Jim.  I'll keep a watch, Dave S
  • Replied in Display
    Jim Got any pictures of your pump jacks or oil wells? cheers Dave S
  • Replied in WATE
    Nice lens Jim, in the hands of an expert. Good to see it working so well with the M. All best Dave S
  • All sounds fishy Salah, including your post. If you didn't do some reading, and at least know it was a cropped sensor. You sound very new to Leica, so what's with the 35mm Leica lens? Whole story ...
  • Macro is best done with manual focus.  So why not a nice old Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5? These lenses were always considered top notch...and mine still performs very well on my Fuji XE1 (only APSC ...
  • Hi Uber and Jerry Yes, I'd love to get some decent star stuff onto the Fuji sensor. I've tried a variety of lenses and photo techniques to focus, but rarely get it nailed. If the slightest bit OOF ...
  • Replied in As I See It!
    Hi Emil you are using a Fuji body in a Leica Forum, so I suppose you are using Leica lenses?? Love to know what you are using. cheers  Dave S
  • Replied in Fuji <3
    Al, You must spoil yourself with an XF18mm f2.  A really super compact lens on the XE1, even has aperture markings! cheers  Dave S
  • That's what I use on my XE1. I just set the right aperture and speed and blast away without looking at the viewfinder or the screen. It's discreet too. Fantastic lens, good to work "hyperfocal" and ...
  • I used to hate grain and any sort of noise in my film days, so always shot around 100 ISO.  When I started with digital it was a revelation, and time has seen huge leaps with high ISO, and very ...
  • HI Kev I have Leica M8's and love the optical viewfinder....very engaging with your subject.  My other fav camera is an XE1, because of it's excellent sensor and ability to take just about any ...
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