Sorry if this had been said before:Don't like the name "Photoshop Fix." Suggests that you did something wrong in camera. Unless that is Adobe's message: "You don't need to be a good photographer. Just buy our product and we'll give you professional-looking results."
Post processing is not rescue and repair.
Dr_Jon: I have both Retrospective 5 and 10 (Pinestone) which are mostly great, but they are quite heavy and don't have padding in the base, in case you put them down a bit too quickly, which makes it hard to justify the cost IMHO. They do look good though...(I put some of the Velcro dividers horizontally at the bottom to help with impacts.)What are the weights for the leather versions and is their any impact protection at the bottom of the bag?
My Retro 7 came from factory with the inserts padded along the bottom. I figured this was default config.
I knew I was splurging when I bought my Gitzo Systematic 3 + Acratech GP head. I have not regretted it one bit. I won't shout out that my setup is doing anything better than something 1/2 the price. Sometimes, I want to support innovative companies. Other times, I'm ok with copycats, especially if the copycats do it a bit better. Such is the free market.
Well this is good news, if I continue to keep the 14-24mm. My cheating' heart has been looking at the Zeiss Distagon 21mm lately.
BTW, I didn't know the Big Stopper is 150mm. I thought it was for the smaller 4x4 format only.
I will remain on the sidelines to see if the Tamron is a home run or not. I don't think my 14-24mm is the best copy, probably average. I have to stay away from either ends of the focal range and step down to at least f5.6 if I want the corners to look good. Lack of a filter holder do not put me off the Tammy. I built my own lightproof option for the Nikon because the Lee SW150 leaks light. I can do the same for the Tammy should I acquire one.
I didn't grow up in the film era so these types of camera are not for me. No LCD, no metering......basically less for more money.....and tell customers it is "pure." Incredible build I'm sure, but only Leica can get away with it. Canikon leaves out one tiny feature and people go ballistic.
Ironically, the more understated they make it, the more it stands out. And despite what owners say, they wanna be seen with one. If you really wanna blend in, make it look like a DSLR.
I'm glad I switched to LR years ago.
I guess the US has fully recovered from the recession.
Is B&W allowed?
Telling the truth and being upfront about your mistakes will always cost you less in the end. I treat all my patients this way and so far it has served me well.
Like the 35mm, the new aesthetic oozes sex appeal.
Allen Yang: Great lens！ Much better than my 50 1.8D LOL
At 7x the cost, it better be.
It did. In fact, it took so many that i gave up looking for the perfect shot. I had to composite the final from two shots. The bubble looked great on one, the watch looked good on another.
Thanks for sharing Erez! I enjoy your processing walk thru and I agree with your thought process vs the untouched RAW file.
Look forward to meeting you in Jan 2014.
Again, interesting shot. Interesting subject. But no way will you find me anywhere near such madness.
Thanks for sharing! Iceland has been on my bucket list for sometime and it can't come soon enough! I enjoy your thoughts on PP as I enjoy PP as much as field work. I disagree with those who say it's "overcooked." I often turn to images (both in photography and film) as an escape to another world, and a certain amount of PP is required to transport me there. Unless it's wildlife or sports, I have little interest in replicating the natural world as my eyes see it.
Awesome shot! Perfectly exposed! Even the amount of water lifted on each side is near symmetrical!! I can't help but think of improving the composition a bit. Square frame, put the model's head directly behind her head, so the at the sun radiate out evenly.
Well deserved 1st place!
Nice composition, particularly the use of color. I like the fade from Blue to yellow in the sky, and also the blue in the planes to balance the amount of blue in the entire photo. It would be better if both smoke trails started just right of the upper corner.
I can't help but think what would it look like if the girls showed the exact same expression or wore the same necklace . Nice lighting.
I think a vertical composition or square is better. The water on the left and right doesn't add to the photo. Great position and timing though!