Erez Marom

DPReview Contributor
Lives in Israel Israel
Has a website at www.erezmarom.com
Joined on Sep 5, 2010

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On article Photo of the week: Torment (70 comments in total)
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tko: It's manipulated! Altered and presented as truth. Not even one image, but four! Fire that photographer immediately! And I'm sure Photoshop was used somewhere. According to some DPR members, it's cheating to post process for contests. We need to train the public to spot fakes like this before its too late.

At least it you believe the news from DPR . . .

:)

VisualFX, I'm intrigued. What makes you think I reverted to "completely manipulating and adding in scenery, in this case, making the sand look like nature painted those trees"?
Nature most certainly did make the trees. There was no transforming or warping, no addition or subtraction of elements, nothing much except a contrast boost, some vignetting and focus stacking.
This beach makes these trees all the time. It actually makes much better, bigger and more elaborate ones quite often. I understand that you haven't seen it and it might be a bit hard to believe, but why is your premise that I've faked it all?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night (21 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: A classic Erez shot! Gotta love it. ;)

Thanks man, happy to read your comments! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night (21 comments in total)
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sunilkumar: Great shot and beautiful light.one thing which I would correct is right hand side is more twisted and makes it look like horizon is not leveled.(even if it is).i would transform it a bit.

Thanks Sunil,
Ideally, I try not to transform things just because they don't fall perfectly into place. Glad you liked it!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 11:34 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night (21 comments in total)
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KevinG: Hi Perez, a great shot indeed!! I never tire of sunrise or sunset shots. Just wondering if you needed to use split ND's or blending shots to get this. It's great regardless!!

Kevin in CT

Thanks Kevin, It's Erez :)
No split NDs or blending , all one shot. I did correct the global contrast in post, but not substantially.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night (21 comments in total)
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baran: Nice image..
Since the image was taken from a boat I was wondering which exposure times were possible without introducing blur. Just curious.
Congrats on the scene.

1/100 sec. The water was very calm so no serious problem with stability.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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D7000ShooterUK: Striking image, however something does not look quite right to me. If you look at the right hand edge of the pool against the rock, it does not look right and leads me to suspect that the water has been Photoshopped in. Am I alone in thinking this, I wonder?

But the water is taken from one shot (why wouldn't it be?!).

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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semorg: This is an illegal photo and you endangered people below you.
There is a sign forbidding photographers to go where you were standing. Because when you walk there you cause rock slides that could fall and actually kill people.
A visitor had died there recently due to rock fall.

Had you been better informed you'd know that it's the climb from the lagoon straight to the moraine that's prohibited, not standing on the moraine. There are signs to prevent people from going the dangerous way, not standing where we stood, which is perfectly safe. We had an official park guide with us - do you think he'd support an illegal activity?!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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D7000ShooterUK: Striking image, however something does not look quite right to me. If you look at the right hand edge of the pool against the rock, it does not look right and leads me to suspect that the water has been Photoshopped in. Am I alone in thinking this, I wonder?

How can manual stacking leave artifacts where there's no seam? That makes no sense.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: Focus Stacking is not "almost untouched".
It is, however, a beautiful image.

500px unfortunately compresses images quite violently...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: Focus Stacking is not "almost untouched".
It is, however, a beautiful image.

I don't have a Flickr site, so not sure where you checked, but let me assure you the mountains are sharp. Perhaps they seem less sharp due to relative lack of contrast. Glad you liked the image.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 13:56 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: Focus Stacking is not "almost untouched".
It is, however, a beautiful image.

1. You guys do realize that the image is resized by DPR to fit the page width? Do you seriously think I'd allow an image like this to be unsharp in a way that would show at this tiny size?!
2. Stacking doesn't have any "side effects" other than the image being sharp across the frame.
3. TS-E probably wouldn't work that well here, and in any case, stacking easily solves the DOF problem. Why would I carry a 1kg lens on my already-aching shoulders through a long hike and a steep climb when the problem can easily be solved with the equipment I have? That just doesn't make any sense at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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D7000ShooterUK: Striking image, however something does not look quite right to me. If you look at the right hand edge of the pool against the rock, it does not look right and leads me to suspect that the water has been Photoshopped in. Am I alone in thinking this, I wonder?

I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I certainly didn't photoshop the water in :)

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Got up at 4:30 a.m.??? Another story that proves the single most important piece of equipment that all photographers MUST have if they want to capture great images…is a reliable alarm clock.

It's actually very easy when you go to bed at 20:00 in the evening :)

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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michou12001: Erez, your photos always thrill me! Always!
Can you elaborate a bit about focus stacking in the real world? When you focus the second shot, does it not alter slightly the size of the image. I am not familiar with the technique and now I understand a bit why your photos, taken at very wide apertures at night, are always sharp everywhere (I know, I know it's a wide lens but still!)
Thank you
Michel (a HUGE fan)

Hi Michel,
There's not much to it, focus stacking is quite simple. The first shot was focused on the closer front subject (the patterns in the stream) and the second on the sky. I then stitched them in Photoshop.
In this focal length and subject distance, the size change is negligible.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: Erez,

Is the water-pattern sand submerged or just wet?
Was the water flowing in a constant, even motion across the whole of the sand in the river?
I realise the exposures were 8 seconds, but has the river part of this lovely picture been monkeyed with in post?
Thanks!

There's good reason why this is my favorite beach in Lofoten :)
Thank you Andy.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: Erez,

Is the water-pattern sand submerged or just wet?
Was the water flowing in a constant, even motion across the whole of the sand in the river?
I realise the exposures were 8 seconds, but has the river part of this lovely picture been monkeyed with in post?
Thanks!

Hi Andrew,
The patterns are all submerged, and change over time, that's why parts are blurred. I actually like it, it shows the movement.
No monkey business at all, excluding a bit of cloning to remove the camera's moon-shadow at the very bottom.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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Jorginho: You just need to see the very small pic when you browse through new articles and new some seriously good photography is available too at dpreview. As usual, it is from Erez. Everything is done well. I need another 100 yrs to equal that.
Oh and isn't Canon really needy when it comes to IQ.....I am very impressed with 5DMark4 images either in this sort of shooting or landscapes. And the system has the lenses to get you the most out of it. Unlike some other systems with some serious letdowns but let's not discuss those just be in constant awe with marginally better sensor right..
I am eager to see how well that 6dmark2 will do.

Anyways...looking forward to the next article from Erez and may be dpreview could have an interview with him and in it a lot of shots by him over the years so we can may be see how he has developped his shooting and he can comment what he thinks about it?

Almost nothing about photography is very technically difficult, is it? It's all about composition.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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Rutgerbus: Need to level out the horizon! But great picture it is!

It's completely leveled.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 06:49 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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APenza: Having never seen the Nortern Lights would my wife be disappointed if they didn't look as spectacular to her naked eye as they do in this beautiful photograph?

@APenza:
Your wife and you will definitely not be disappointed on a clear night with active Aurora. That said, nobody can promise that.
If your wife is hesitant about the cold weather, the Lofoten Islands would be a better choice than Iceland. It's higher north so Aurora is usually better, plus it's right next to the sea so temperatures are not very low. It does get cloudy sometimes and you need to be lucky to get a good show, but when it's good, it's really good.
Good luck!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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MarioV: Nice photo. Needs to be straightened a bit.

Nope, it's completely straight. The slanted lines might have fooled you there :)

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 09:39 UTC
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