Peter Del

Lives in United Kingdom Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a retired
Joined on Jan 19, 2006

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I tried the free trial to change the sky. I thought it was rather good, but you can only use, say, the night sky or midday sky once, because if it appears in more than one photo, Camera Club Members will notice!!!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 35th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I prefer the original, less stressful for my old eyes.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:31 UTC as 489th comment
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Keith Cooper: With a lot of people new to the software I hope this info is of help. I still use them regularly, with Sharpener Pro being a frequent part of my print workflow from small snaps to 3 metre prints. I've written up details of how I use many of the plugins.

Hope it helps?

Silver Efex Pro
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/silver_efex_2.html

Sharpener
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/sharpening_nik3.html

Viveza
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/viveza-2.html

Color Efex filters
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/color-efex-pro4.html

Noise
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/dfine_2.html

HDR
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/plugins/hdr-efex-pro2.html

Other uses

SFX and halos
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/photo-tips/sfx-halo.html

SFX with dull colour images
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/tutorial_pages/sfx-colour.html

Thanks Keith, your articles will be very, very helpful.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1101 comments in total)

"History Repeating". I hope not, the original half-frame pen had half the size image, half the quality with grain twice the size!! I'm surprised Olympus alluded to any of them!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 232nd comment
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (163 comments in total)

What's the point? 'The Petzval lens was developed in 1840 by Joseph Petzval.', a century later The Russians brought out the Jupiter 3, a Zeiss clone!!!!! Why bother to buy either>

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 13:40 UTC as 60th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews (45 comments in total)

1 and 3 are the same

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 13:07 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
On photo Slide Rule Math in the Numbers challenge (2 comments in total)

Peter Mark Roget M.D (1779-1869) described his log.log slide rule in 1815, however the actual invention of the slide rule is open to debate.
Logarithms were invented in 1614 by John Napier (1550-1617) and three years later Edmund Gunter (1581-1626) put these numbers, in a line, on the limb of his navigational instrument. Who chose to slide two of these scales together to make a slide rule is confusing. Some writers ascribe it to Edmund Wingate (1593-1656) others to Seth Partridge (1603-1686)!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 00:56 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo My first camera in the Gear Porn challenge (2 comments in total)

Ken, the Hong Kong made camera was first introduced in 1959, around which time I probably received it as a present from my parents, as an alternative to a bicycle, which proved to be too physically demanding. Like yourself, this kindled a life long interest and is the only camera I kept!

The first image in your Gallery is quite beautiful.

Peter Del

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8804053911

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 10:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Two colours in the Read the friendly manual challenge (4 comments in total)

Magic

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 00:47 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Concentration in the At the office challenge (4 comments in total)

A great picture that reminds my of my visit to a cloisonne factory in China during my honeymoon, 35 years ago!!
Peter Del
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8804053911

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 4th comment
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Tom Goodman: Sorry, he isn't "redefining what it means to be a modern photographer". Indeed, he isn't redefining anything. These are technical tours de force and little more. What they define is the inability of artifice and method alone to make enduring work. They are forgettable images.

' They are forgettable images.'

Depends upon how good ones' memory is.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 15:25 UTC

Genius

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 12:43 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (393 comments in total)

Is this old hat? See:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/04/27/photo-gear-history-with-the-multiplying-camera-the-more-lenses-the-better

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 22:44 UTC as 124th comment | 4 replies
On article SmugMug Films: Renee Robyn's digital domain (18 comments in total)

Many wonderful images (and on her website), thanks Allison.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 18:29 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Sony a7II with 55mm/1.8 in the Gear Porn challenge (1 comment in total)

5 points for the smile

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 1st comment
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Dr_Jon: Rather strangely I imagine if middle-aged men went to that much trouble to photograph a more random two year old child they would get in more trouble.

Also people talk of supply and demand, the public would like all sort of stuff, as the recent leaks of nude celebrity photographs showed. Does that mean you'd be fine with photographers hiding cameras in celeb's bathrooms?

I think it's not unreasonable to want a two year old to have a normal life, it's not like they don't show him to the press and public on reasonably frequent occasions.

Finally the Prime Minister runs the country, an elected head of state wouldn't have any power so what's the point, jobs for the politicians cronies probably.

I'm so glad you're an American.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 23:46 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Rather strangely I imagine if middle-aged men went to that much trouble to photograph a more random two year old child they would get in more trouble.

Also people talk of supply and demand, the public would like all sort of stuff, as the recent leaks of nude celebrity photographs showed. Does that mean you'd be fine with photographers hiding cameras in celeb's bathrooms?

I think it's not unreasonable to want a two year old to have a normal life, it's not like they don't show him to the press and public on reasonably frequent occasions.

Finally the Prime Minister runs the country, an elected head of state wouldn't have any power so what's the point, jobs for the politicians cronies probably.

Tom, he is not jut being opinionated, which is acceptable, but offensive as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
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JaimeA: Talking about photography:
This image lacks class. The family is too orderly, predictable in a bourgeois setting, aligned in an unimaginative way, obviously following instructions [now face the camera! smile!]. The good queen looks diminished. Not a hint of excitement or artistry. Testino has made many memorable images. Not this one. Paging Horst, Beaton!

Thanks for that, I thought it a little strange.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Rather strangely I imagine if middle-aged men went to that much trouble to photograph a more random two year old child they would get in more trouble.

Also people talk of supply and demand, the public would like all sort of stuff, as the recent leaks of nude celebrity photographs showed. Does that mean you'd be fine with photographers hiding cameras in celeb's bathrooms?

I think it's not unreasonable to want a two year old to have a normal life, it's not like they don't show him to the press and public on reasonably frequent occasions.

Finally the Prime Minister runs the country, an elected head of state wouldn't have any power so what's the point, jobs for the politicians cronies probably.

Carver, your comments are offensive, the Moderator should ban you.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
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JaimeA: Talking about photography:
This image lacks class. The family is too orderly, predictable in a bourgeois setting, aligned in an unimaginative way, obviously following instructions [now face the camera! smile!]. The good queen looks diminished. Not a hint of excitement or artistry. Testino has made many memorable images. Not this one. Paging Horst, Beaton!

The photographer, Mario Testino, was probably chosen because he often produces somewhat bland images, which is what was required here. The picture was taken for use by magazine and newspapers such as Hello! and The Sun, not for portraiture aficionados.
However, the cutting off of feet and shoulders should not have happened.
Her Majesty always carries a handbag; on the two occasions when I met her, she had a handbag, even though it was not really necessary.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 15:25 UTC
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