knickerhawk

knickerhawk

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  • Replied in Alas...
    ...Three days is hardly enough for Venice, especially if you're a photographer.  There's so much to shoot there.  After you've quickly done the obligatory tourists sites (the number of tourists ...
  • Obviously everyone plans on getting as much as possible correct in camera. That's hardly the issue (despite Josbiker's original claim to the contrary). That's not the only difference. Regardless, ...
  • The real problem here is that many raw shooters don't know how to achieve an optimal raw exposure. They expose for the "perfect JPEG" as you put it and, therefore, do not achieve the biggest ...
  • Because you don't shoot m4/3 and otherwise provide nothing of value to the community here. You pester long-time contributors like Anders and me with personal attacks like the one you've pursued ...
  • If it gets rid of you (i.e., you agree to stop posting on this forum), I'll happily post a similar shot to the one above.  Or you could accept my challenge. Or you could get a life and stop ...
  • Sergey, it's time for you to either respond to my challenge or move on. Your constant need to replay old battles that you've lost is boring and irrelevant to those of us interested in current ...
  • Excellent!  Thanks for taking the time to look and putting together the comparison below. Got it. I've done that frequently as well with macros like this since the background is ...
  • It's "not just sharpening" if by sharpening you mean unsharp mask or some variant, but it's likely to be some kind of deconvolution-based sharpening.  I'm not convinced that the Cameralabs demo ...
  • What background? It's all dark and looks like you used a flash. If so, how was it that the shots at higher f/numbers had visible background detail but the f/2.8 version didn't? Yes, it would've ...
  • Quite a few of your insect shots in your gallery are at f/11 and even higher. Most of them don't have background disturbance either (or at least none that couldn't be further blurred to a desired ...
  • Once again, Sergey, you're quick to dredge up old arguments (none of which ended the way you seem to think they did).  Once again, you're quick to avoid accepting my challenge. Once again I'll ...
  • And my offer to do the demonstration in exchange for your agreement to stop posting on this forum still stands.  See here regarding this image you provided.  Even though it will be an easy task to ...
  • Put another way, a critical lack of subject DOF is more noticeable and less amenable to a postprocessing "fix" than one with good subject DOF but increased diffraction and less OOF background. ...
  • Replied in Well said...
    You know for someone who likes to harp on how much everyone is failing to read and absorb his posts, you've shown a breathtaking ability to completely fail to grasp what your respondents are ...
  • Replied in Well said...
    We get it. Your premise is that cameras are recording devices and, as such, they depend on the existence of something in the real world in order for them to successfully operate. You connect this ...
  • Replied in To be fair...
    According to my saintly sister he knew how to wield a 1" sable wash brush very deftly. On a more serious note, I assume you know that he actually did employ "highlighters" whose job it was to ...
  • Don't flatter yourself. We all instantly "got" it. ;-) It's just that it's so naive and such an obviously untenable basis for excluding all of photography as an art form, that we thought he was ...
  • Replied in To be fair...
    You don't understand. I am so revulsed by Thomas Kinkade paintings that I become sick to my stomach when I see one.  I've been sent to the emergency room three times as a result and I don't dare ...
  • Replied in To be fair...
    No one dislikes Kincaid's art more than I do, but I recognize that his (original) paintings fall within the broad category of art as most would define the term. Bad art, yes, but art, nonetheless. ...
  • Replied in To be fair...
    I actually sense a kernel of truth in Soufiej's argument...but only a kernel. The fact that photography depends on something preexisting does not disqualify it as a form of art. Other forms ...
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