Great shot. And what a subject! No aspersions, but IMO with such a charismatic bird, it's almost like cheating. ;) Beautiful!
Well, this seems useful and important.
Snarkiness aside, my _personal_ taste is that these would be better with a lot less HDR processing. Subtlety can convey a lot of mood and atmosphere.
imsilly: Is there anything worse then bad HDR processing?
Squishing kittens in a vise while having your balls set on fire and listening to Sammy Davis sing "The Candy Man" on a wobbly 45? Other than that, no, I don't think so.
It's so strange how for a long time, the world was black and white, then suddenly rolled over into terrifyingly overcooked HD.
The corrected one looks better, but it's pretty artificial looking when viewed up close.
Leandros S: Given Nikon's extremely poor track record with its "waterproof" Coolpix AW cameras (AW100, AW110), there may be some hesitation towards this new offering.
I have an AW110. It's never leaked.
It's not "analog" photography. It's film photography. That said, this project is beyond stupid.
photosen: Cool story.
Jim Evidon: Finally, a camera that is auto-everything; relieving the photographer even of the burden of actually having to take pictures. Ain't progress wonderful?
All it needs to do now is auto-delete and we are golden.
Iz teh sok.
Paul Janders: Only in the art world can you bastardize someone else's work and be rewarded for it.
Only in art, business, politics, science, cooking, fashion, writing, music...
Falconest174: Bought this to replace the kit lens I had been using on my D7100( So I could sell that lens with the D7000). Does the job quite well. Even used it to shoot a wedding.
Definitely a nice upgrade from the 18-55 Nikon kit lens.
I had its predecessor, and got great shots with it. I sold it because I was simplifying my lens collection...had Nikon, Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina, and standardized on Sigma because their mid-to-high-end lenses are really good, and a good value. They do seem to have intermittent problems with autofocus in Live View on a Nikon camera, but that's no hindrance for me. Nikon body + Sigma lens works for me.
I was interested (a little) in this when it first came out. And then, I had a big fat case of "meh."
Paul Storm: a lot of evan's works are fairly flat, most subjects are in a single plane. there seems to be an obsession with structure & form. interesting but limiting. i just can't see why, nor buy into the idea of him being some sort of understated / objective genius.
Everyone will remember your photos in 75 years. I'm sure they will.
BruceBorowski: Ooooooooooh special ............. ooh........... specialy modified ooh......... nothing special about modifications..... people do them every day
Here's a hug.