paqman

paqman

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On Behind the Shot: Shredded article (84 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Well, let's see now. It's the wrong lens and the ice and mountain are way too far apart, BECAUSE the decision was made to use the wrong lens-hence story about risks and water, etc, quite unnecessarty (a new word?)

I would be lower down and further back with another lens, allowing the light catching the ice to have greater contrast and texture than from too far above, as here. This would close the gap between the mountain and the ice itself, also giving me more time (not going into the water) and the option to shoot horizontal AND vertical, and wait for the light to change, shooting at intervals.

I check out the best lens once I had EXACTLY the viewpoint I wanted.

I dont manipulate in PP except to raise contrast maybe and reduce noise (not a "creative photographer" Reality is Sacred!)

And I might use APS-C to get that depth of field, but filters, no, they ruin so many documentaries on TV already, j'en ai horreur de ca.

But then, it's not my picture

we are not worthy to create a stunner such as yours. http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1890936599/photos/1740933/20080206-_mg_0009

maybe you used the wrong lens. ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Shredded article (84 comments in total)
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Lawrence33: "God must have loved the amateur, he made so many."

I think that some of the Ego's here, need to get out from behind their,
'Wiz-Bang' Cameras. And take a look at the world around them.
Been at it since 1948. Earned a living at it from 1960.
By the way, what have you done lately ?

Critics are a dime apiece. Keep the change.

"God must have loved critics too" ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)

methinks if this had a nikon sticker on it dp would have gushed and not focused (sic) on its 'flaws'. :}

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips article (88 comments in total)
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groucher: "I keep one hand on the mouse or tablet stylus as much as possible, and use the other hand "

That says it all - you have to maintain an uncomfortable and awkward seated position because Adobe hasn't the nouse to write software that utilises the RH mouse control. Simple things such as just zooming in/out or setting clone point/cloning are a pain in Photo$hop. These can be done single handed in Corel - a particular advantage in cloning which needs precision.

Adobe needs a clip round the ear for producing expensive and antiquated software that can't even manage memory successfully. Try the Gimp, Corel and NX2 (the last for superior RAW processing if you're a Nikon user).

was with corel psp for years, got tired of it crashing
went photoshop - hard learning curve, but worth it, and rock solid

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 20:28 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (414 comments in total)

nothing 'vexing' about this - another ludirously biased high score for nikon, for a ludicrously expensive mediocre lens

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 15:04 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 comments in total)

you never give bad reviews to nikon, and this is no exception. this camera is pretty lame or at least shouldn't get "81%"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Note II camera review post (82 comments in total)

nice review, but if you can't get reviews out sooner than this for phone it's almost not worth bothering.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 07:21 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)
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Ingloryon: wow... this is a real specific article. I do use the gradient tool for a hundred of situations, and the guy give us just only one.

Nice, I'm sure this helps a lot of people. NOT.

oh and very nice article jean, thank you. even though i use photoshop ever day, this was helpful.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 23:12 UTC
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)
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Ingloryon: wow... this is a real specific article. I do use the gradient tool for a hundred of situations, and the guy give us just only one.

Nice, I'm sure this helps a lot of people. NOT.

it's easier to be a critic than an author.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 23:05 UTC
On The iPad Workflow post (76 comments in total)

eye-fi doesn't support sd-to-cf adapters and there's endless reports of problems. too bad and hard to believe no one makes a cf wifi card.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 02:54 UTC as 20th comment

have watched that first video 4 times and have no idea what it's showing. what's with the whole video going blank/black a couple of times?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 03:42 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On Variation Facts and Fallacies article (231 comments in total)

EXCLLENT article - thank you! have suspected major take aways for years but you've given all the backup.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:32 UTC as 35th comment
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