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 Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (93 comments in total)
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JimWiltschko: I entered the coordinates from the drone log into Google Earth and there’s no doubt you were on National Park land. In fact you were at the base of the Pali between two kipukas that cannot be mistaken for being outside the National Park. Either you were mislead or chose to ignore that you were violating the law. I take this hike twice a year when I visit the Big Island and was just there a few weeks ago.

@biggercountry, you need thick skin and a high tolerance for stupidity and ignorance if you're to be a professional artist of any kind, no doubt. For me it is indeed very worth it.
I just wish people wouldn't have this "I don't like the fact that you got these sweet shots so you're not allowed to do it!" attitude, it's so childish isn't it.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (93 comments in total)
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JimWiltschko: I entered the coordinates from the drone log into Google Earth and there’s no doubt you were on National Park land. In fact you were at the base of the Pali between two kipukas that cannot be mistaken for being outside the National Park. Either you were mislead or chose to ignore that you were violating the law. I take this hike twice a year when I visit the Big Island and was just there a few weeks ago.

They always "know". They've always "been there" and are experts in the area.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (93 comments in total)
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JimWiltschko: I entered the coordinates from the drone log into Google Earth and there’s no doubt you were on National Park land. In fact you were at the base of the Pali between two kipukas that cannot be mistaken for being outside the National Park. Either you were mislead or chose to ignore that you were violating the law. I take this hike twice a year when I visit the Big Island and was just there a few weeks ago.

Sigh...
https://imgur.com/a/w2ArD

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (93 comments in total)
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ovlov: Pele got the last laugh.

Pele and DJI's lab ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (93 comments in total)
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matt1941: There is a shot where it looks there are 2 drones (one framinng the other)

The other was my friend's. We kept a good safety distance from each other :)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (93 comments in total)
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muppix: Why include “the log” from just 36 seconds into the flight?

The whole flight is marked there, it's just too small to see, since I wanted to show where I was flying in relation to the NP.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (93 comments in total)
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Mikity: As a resident of the Big Island, who is tired of all the dare-devil idiots coming to the volcano and making the situation more dangerous for everyone, I'm really grateful you stayed away from the National Park area. Which I'm sure you totally did (nudge nudge, wink wink).

I did shoot from outside the NP, no winking needed.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 10:20 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Colors of the Arctic (107 comments in total)
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aftab: Exif says, the picture was taken with 5DsR, not 5D III.

Indeed it was taken with my 5DsR, sorry for the mistake.
Michael was attending my workshop and we shooting together on that hill. I try to help my participants get the composition I consider optimal, so it makes sense he has a similar image.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 09:06 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Torment (74 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 story 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 story 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 story 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 story 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 story of the week: The Shining (76 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 story of the week: The Shining (76 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 story of the week: The Shining (76 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 story of the week: The Shining (76 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 story of the week: The Shining (76 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 story of the week: The Shining (76 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 story of the week: The Shining (76 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
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