calson

calson

Lives in United States Elkhorn, United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Nov 14, 2005

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Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7
On Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge (24 comments in total)

Overall this is a very nice image. I think it would be stronger with more space to the left of the locomotive. It would give more of a feel that the train is heading off to distant places in the night. It needs more room to run in the image.

The selection of the trestle crossing was a very good choice as the old wood ties in very nicely with the ancient locomotive and this works very well as a B&W image that adds to the old times feel of the image.

Brilliant concept that would be fun to play with, both variations of the shot and alterations to the post processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 18:14 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Great Egret and Chicks in the Bird Homes In Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

Great image. Not sure about the caption as it is a little late to be nest building.

Personally I would have tried shooting with smaller apertures with a shorter shutter speed as 1/2500 seems like overkill for birds sitting in a nest and f4 is marginal with a 400mm lens. Would have liked to compare this image with ones shot at f5.6 and f8 to the one posted.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 01:50 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Going Home in the The American Cowboy challenge (8 comments in total)

Image had potential but it is cropped poorly with the horse and rancher dead center in the frame. The cropping takes away a lot of the potential impact. Appears to be a bit overexposed as well and this also takes away some of the atmosphere of the overall environment.

Hopefully this was captured as a raw image file and it is not so tightly cropped. Shows the importance of taking a series of shots at different zoom settings so as to have options later in post processing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 19:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1933 comments in total)

What was overlooked is how when changes are made to camera settings such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. the entire rear LCD screen displays everything and uses a very large font that is more than 10x what one would usually see on a rear or top display on a Nikon camera.

It is interesting that Nikon put the tilt LCD screen on the D750 but not on the premier landscape photography camera from Nikon, the D810. With landscape shooting and in particular when using live view and a PC-E lens the ability to tilt the display with the tripod mounted camera is a tremendous benefit. Somebody's ego got in the way of adding this feature and functionality to the D8xx cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 23:40 UTC as 266th comment | 10 replies
On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (77 comments in total)

I want GPS for auto geotagging of pictures. Wifi is of no value to anyone with a SD card reader.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 23:33 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CS6: Top 5 Features for Photographers article (98 comments in total)
In reply to:

curlyone: I was using photoshop 3 about 20 years ago,

Problems arise when a company has a monopoly and needs to raise revenue by forcing people to buy upgrades. Get a new digital camera and you have to purchase the latest version of Photoshop. My first version of Photoshop was 3 and that was because Adobe bought out the software company whose product I was using and killed the software. They did that with the company that produced the product that became Lightroom, Adobe did it with Pagemaker, and they did it with Macromedia which produced Freehand and Flash. Adobe has through the years bought up its competition until now there are no competitors for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc. and Apple is not really a competitor when they only produce software versions that will run only on Apple computers.

This is reflected in the price of the Adobe software and their low level of customer service.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 20:06 UTC
On Just posted: Our in-depth review of the Olympus E-P3 article (81 comments in total)

The AF improvements are going to be of little or no value in real world situations. One still has to select the point of focus, only now with a finger, and then reframe the shot which is not going to be practical for photographing anything that moves.

Both an optical viewfinder and a separate focus point selector button is needed to make this type of camera truly practical for shooting moving subjects. For now a small DSLR is far superior in these two aspects and are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2011 at 21:59 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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