Danny: Very beautiful, but these kind of images could have been done much easier imho, studio shots with some wind and wires, then post processing, if done well no-one will ever tell the difference.
Even better, the entire image could be computer generated. Photo real. Hell, pretty soon computers will generate images like this without any human input at all!
Kodachrome200: who the heck cares about this. thousands of photo students a year graduate with work this nice most better. if you want to highlight photographers work on this page why not do movers and shakers in the industry.
Always amusing to see the embittered oldies spew their poison for anyone receiving a bit of recognition. It's just a shame that they can't extend their repertoire of criticism beyond; "Awwww, I've seen MUCH better than that".
Roland Karlsson: Interesting. Beautiful. Boring.
And that standard etherical piano, that is not really a tune.
Lots of work behind it though. And an interesting twist to add longer and longer trails from stars and bugs.
You sound pretty up on this music malarky. Tell me, what precisely would constitute a "tune" on that there piano-thingy?
I for one welcome our new bloodsucking overlords and look forward to losing any illusion I once had towards actual ownership and control of a product I pay for.
Focus peaking, wifi, 100ISO. Shame that the excellent styling is so spoiled by the absolutely necessary evf.
Think I'll be sticking with my OM for a while longer.
Ollie 2: Well, my two cents is that grading images is hardly altering or manipulating their "authenticity".
...and in my opinion the two images on this page were more effective prior to the alterations. So what do I know?
Looks like half-baked HDR to me...but I can see what you're saying.
Indeed. And the hooded figure is a far more surprising/shocking element when perceived in such a (more or less) "normal" atmosphere. I have a tendency to overcook my images...but I hate it when pros do it ;)
Well, my two cents is that grading images is hardly altering or manipulating their "authenticity".
masterofdeception: I try to avoid Dpreview, for the simple reason that the people here seem to know (or care) very little about photography, but seem to enjoy positing on the next great thing in terms of technology. This thread is a perfect example of why I feel this way. I posted a long time ago about why I loved the Jpegs from my X-Pro 1, and nothing has changed for me. I don't claim anything special for my pictures, but you lot can keep on bickering about your pixels in your RAW files and it won't matter a damn to me. You're still all wondering why your camera didn't make you a great photographer, and why the latest C1, LR, Silkypix, DXO, ACR .220.127.116.11 update didn't make any difference to your terrible (soft/over sharpened/ "slightly milky") pictures of your cat? Well, I guess you'll never get the point!
You "try to avoid"?
I had no idea that certain sites held such an overwhelming compulsion to return to for some.
Your comments apply to some of us, not all of us. Interesting that in making such blanket categorical statements you yourself display precisely the same form of myopia of those you condemn.
Benarm: 9 out of 10 photographers on DPR envy this guy, but would never dare to do anything like this in a million years. Hence the hate. :)
"Desecrating a world monument"?
Take it easy. Where's the "desecration"?
wlachan: Way overrated band.
Ahh, words of wisdom from the wise. In my experience, "overrated" is a term that is generally applied to great things by people who feel underrated.
micronean: It's kind of pathetic to see grown men pouting over their toy that wasn't voted most popular.
I'd hate to see how they were in high school, ugh....
...and yet all the whiney agro is coming from non-mft guys.
dkadc: Hey! Check out all the idiots whining about an update being available before their camera arrives!
They must think the software engineers stop working the day the product ships to the first customer.
They must think every software flaw is known and fixed before the first camera is shipped, and version 1.0 is all anyone will ever need.
Maybe they want Olympus to delay software updates until everyone who pre-ordered an OM-D gets one.
Maybe they think Olympus shouldn't have shipped a single OM-D until Oly built enough of them to fill every pre-order in the world.
Thanks for posting precisely what I was thinking.
T I Wood: APPLE please buy Adobe and NIK software!!!
Ahh, nothing like visiting DP review and reading the thoughts of a sensitive, empathetic soul such as your good self enjoying the passing of another human being. Thanks for that.