Process a photo through Silver Efex, and you're an artist. Process a photo through Photomatix and you're a hack.
Steve in GA: These pictures (I would hesitate to call them photos) are interesting, and some are beautiful. And, I would certainly classify these pictures as, "art".
But, to me these pics stray from portraying things as they are, and instead show things as the artist interprets them. Again to me, that's not really photography. That's art that just happens to be made using an expensive electronic box, software and finely ground glass.
Maybe my opinions about art are one of the reasons I don't own a Picasso. (Well, of course, there's also the deal about the money.)
"Things as they are? You must hate long exposures, bokeh, startrails,etc...
R N: Hey, Canon shooter here: that 200-500 looks pretty awesome, especially at the price. Hard to understand some of the caterwauling and griping.
You must be new here...
Nice to see some excellent images of my homeland, Newfoundland. Would you believe while i was living there i never saw one aurora? You were lucky to get those clear skies ;)
Tom Goodman: I cannot comment on the astrophotographic correctness of these images but I can say they are utterly fungible with thousands of other similar pictures and, thus, are eminently forgettable. As far as I am concerned they fail the three major tests for memorable work:
1. Did I wish I took the picture?2. Do I wish I owned the picture?3. Did I go out into the world after seeing the picture and see the world as the photographer did?
No on all three counts.
What's predictable is for every DPreview article, no matter how great the photos, someone who knows better will always chime in.
JameOl: All photoshopped as a hell )
Hardly. But someone had to say it I guess.
dgeugene1: Timelapse can be stomach churning. Judging from the trashy NPR documentaries that overuse this technique I guess viewers these days lack the patience to enjoy the serenity of a still image.
Video makes for better TV viewing I find.
Truly excellent work, unique and refreshing.
Oh Really: pathetic .............. every entry looks dull and lifeless much like the voters
He made an account just to write a stupid comment. That's "pathetic".
David Kinston: I just dusted off my D80. (I have D300, D7000, D750).
All modern cameras are great. Results are 1% camera - 99% you.The D750 is a brilliant piece of equipment.
IMO anyone who cannot pick up a D80 and be 99% satisfied is not a photographer - just a pedantic nitpicker and whinger.
If you were 99% satisfied why did you buy 3 other cameras?
eyeport: Let me summarize...
This is one of the most popular subjects shown on DPR. I wonder what's so special about this ghost town house? Sand in the house with a bit of sunlight shining through...we've probably seen similar angle and similar HDR technique about a thousand times that it feels like vacation photos to me now.
One other frequent top on DPR is how to photograph and process iceberg in iceland!
Would like to see more unique subjects and fresh perspectives.
It wasn't HDR...
makofoto: The couple doing this last year was killed by a car inThailand. How romantic ...
A tragic accident. People die every day. What's your point?
(unknown member): 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture."
I wouldn't call it "humble" to think you can actually "travel to the heart of any culture" just because you are on a bike. I'd call that naive and rather arrogant.The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.
That you find the photographer arrogant probably reflects more on yourself than him.
Wasn't #5 part of a real time video?
As an out of warranty D600 owner, with the dust issue, this is good news. I've been planning to send it in and hope for the best, but this is a relief. Yes, a little late in coming, but I'll take what I can get.
It's going to interesting in the future if/when CS6 doesn't support the latest cameras. Something will have to give...
Segaman: Interesting, i,m going to think twice about buying Nikoń´s D600, maybe just going to wait or get in the meanwhile a D7100
About the only reason to get a d600 now is the discount, which may or may not be worth it to some.
LarH: Sorry Nokia, your dng files don't open in photoshop cs3.
Sorry, your CS3 doesn't open Nokia dng files.