RomanJohnston

RomanJohnston

Lives in United States Portland, USA, United States
Works as a Landscape Photography
Has a website at http://www.romanjohnston.com
Joined on Dec 21, 2003
About me:

Light Happens.

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On DSC_0630 V photo in RomanJohnston's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

It is a single exposure. Sorry I did not respond sooner, I rarely check my comments here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Ruben At Work in the I Work Outdoors challenge (1 comment in total)

FYI: for the judges, we are both professional landscape photographers. SO this is legitimately capturing someone at work.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 1st comment
On I Work Outdoors challenge (1 comment in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC_0630 in the Challenge : slow speed challenge (10 comments in total)

Wow...thanks everyone for the kind comments AND the votes.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 22:26 UTC as 4th comment
On Roman's Tree photo in Reilly Diefenbach's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very nicely done. Love the composition and it has all its leaves still on it. My last one has almost no leave on it.

But in your other post you mention that as THE tree...and it isn't THAT tree. The other tree your talking about is much closer to the main gate.

Roman

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 19:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Breaking the Rules article (142 comments in total)
In reply to:

JDThomas: “Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.” – Edward Weston

“The so-called rules of photographic composition are, in my opinion, invalid, irrelevant and immaterial” – Ansel Adams

In my first book I mentioned these two quotes, right afterward I pointed out this: Find me an Ansel Adams or Edward Weston image that DOESN'T follow at least ONE rule of composition. You can't. The reason why these photographers art is considered great is simply because they followed these rules intuitively.

Edward Weston didn't need to consult the rules of composition, his brain and eye naturally saw that way. Not all photographers are lucky enough to have that talent. Most of us have to think about it and work at composing compelling images. More often than not when you THINK you're breaking a rule take a closer look and you'll probably see that you have followed one of the rules of composition perfectly.

More than intuition...they LOVED what they were doing and shooting.

That is the key between good and great photographs. Rules mean nothing till you add in the human souls element.

Roman

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 16:30 UTC
On Breaking the Rules article (142 comments in total)

The greatest rule of composition is appreciation. Love what your doing....love what your shooting.

It's GOOD to know the rules of composition. these are stepping stones to fully understanding the CONCEPT of composition.

The best photography is about emotion. No rules there but exploration of self.

Shoot on my brothers and sisters!!!!......shoot on!!!!

Roman

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 16:28 UTC as 50th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Why fix what is not broken? Not a fan of the new layout.

Roman

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 15:58 UTC as 187th comment
On Emmental Sunrise in the ~ The (( 1st )) one of the (( 1st )) ~ challenge (7 comments in total)

Wow...very nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers article (176 comments in total)
In reply to:

Kampbyll Photography: PS is ok , but my view point is very simple , PS to me is an excuse not to buy better equipment , i personally would rather have the best equipment than there is no need to waste my time in PS , i have no need to go to Photo Shop , my pictures look great like they are , and those who waste time there should just upgrade there camera , better yet take better pictures!

Kampbyll Photography, that’s the silliest reply I have seen in years. I am with CSImagery.....please show us your perfection to back up your words. Hummmm I wonder why Photoshop is the industry standard for photographers all over the planet? It must be because all those professionals don’t know what they are all doing. Educate us.....show us your mastery.
I Double Dog dare ya!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 13:18 UTC
On REJ_9259 VS photo in RomanJohnston's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Thanks jalimb!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 02:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon Over The Tulips in the Sunrise sunset challenge (4 comments in total)

Thank you!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 00:13 UTC as 3rd comment
On tatra in the Roots challenge (12 comments in total)

Very nicely seen, processed very well as well. Composition is spot on. A well deserved win.

Roman

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 20:41 UTC as 1st comment

Thank you kindly Andrew!!!
Roman

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 01:28 UTC as 1st comment
On ChallengeEntry:498966 (2 comments in total)

Thank you Freima. Very nice.:~)

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 at 13:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Under The Canopy in the The Best of the Series challenge (4 comments in total)

Thank you kindly for the feedback! Wow....never thought of it like an analogy of the human anatomy, but I like that a lot.

Roman

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2011 at 21:27 UTC as 1st comment
On skyisfalling in the The Desert challenge (5 comments in total)

Wonderful capture and deserving win!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:58 UTC as 4th comment
On REJ_7496 VSD in the The Business of Photography challenge (24 comments in total)

What "same metallic paper" are you referring to?

Does Peter offer it in metallic?

Just wondering so maybe I can find an answer for you. Here is a vendor I like.

Check out Aspen Creek:
http://www.aspencreekphoto.com/

Roman

SethG wrote:
> Back around New Year's I was in Vegas and visited the Peter Lik galleries for the first time, and really liked that tree. Almost bought the framed print for $5000, but wisely decided not to.
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> One thing I took away from him is that, while there are certain photos that require resources that most of us do not possess (e.g, how many times did he visit that garden waiting for the tree and weather to be "just right" for the two photos he shot there?) others, like Antelope Canyon, are available to any yutz like myself who just goes during the right time of the year with a decent camera and tripod.
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> Does anyone know a lab that prints on that same metallic paper?
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> (btw, I know your photo predates his - it's a great one!)
> --
> - Seth -

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2011 at 16:27 UTC as 1st comment
On New York City Of Lights in the Orange, Pink, Purple, Grey: The Urban Sunset challenge (2 comments in total)

A very nice shot indeed. Worthy of the win. :)

Roman

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2011 at 03:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On REJ_7496 VSD in the The Business of Photography challenge (24 comments in total)

No need to remove it. Love trees.

And it is QUITE easy to take a bad picture in the gardens...I see them ALL the time.....lol.

Thanks again.

Roman

wwelti wrote:
> Thanks. Beautiful garden! Looks like it's almost impossible to take bad pictures in it! However I really think you got the composition perfect in the winner pricture here. Great perspective, fantastic colors. A well deserved win.
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> Now Portland is really far away for me... All I can offer are trees from Europe.
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> If you think this messes up your thread I'll remove it.
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> Regards
> Wilfried
>

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“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
~ Ernst Haas
We are officially live!!!!
http://www.commercialfineart.com/
Old Web Site
http://www.pbase.com/romansphotos/

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2011 at 17:54 UTC as 3rd comment
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