What the 'I want more pixels' brigade don't consider!

Started Feb 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 12,046
Re: What is the biggest print out you have ever made from your own photograph?

Simon Devlin wrote:

Sorry for my insensitivity Gerry, lets have a truce

Sure thing, Simon.  Until this thread all has been fine, so let's put it behind us.

Here is a photo I cropped from nearly 20 years ago with a very very basic 35mm film camera. Poor IQ but I think it is still great and captured the moment. I had to crop as the lens was anything but telephoto.

Yes, I'd put catching the moment ahead of IQ if forced to choose.  When I went from what was, effectively, P&S (an Agfa Optima) to then-high-end (Oly OM1) my output took a dip for a while because I had to think too much about technique.

Here are two of my moments.  First 1971 (Optima, scanned from slide)

Silbury Hill, Wiltshire

Then 2012 (K-5, DFA100/2.8)

RHS garden Wisley, Surrey

I picked these for their shared subject: my son Lou, now himself a proud father.

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First camera 1953, first Pentax 1985, first DSLR 2006

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