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Despite all claims about improved satelite images, Google Earth's 3D rendering has become near useless over the past 2 years. The rendering used to be choppy but overall photographically useful, in the sense that it reproduced land masses in relatively correct proportions and allowed me to scout locations. The new rendering is smooth and visually more pleasing, but bears almost no resemblance to reality.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 08:10 UTC as 2nd comment

I struggle with this article, because my left brain tells me that the use of the terms "objective" and "subjective" is totally... subjective and contradictory to their common meanings.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 23:10 UTC as 37th comment
On article Photo Tip: Five for Five (111 comments in total)

Works only for certain types of photography. The 5 second "rule" is a good one to consider... and break, particularly if you have a fast moving light, as is the case with most transition weather. The time to apply this "rule" is while picking out locations in broad daylight.

Another way to slow yourself down, suggested by Thom Hogan, is to name all your shots BEFORE pressing the shutter. This forces you to examine what is important, and subsequently guide you in the choice of composition.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 23:05 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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WT21: What if you want the option for selective focus OR deep DOF. Not selective focus on only one or the other subject. Can you do that? Look at, say, the climber in focus, or all of it focus?

You can do it if they give you more access to the computation engine. They do say that initially they will take the Apple approach - dumb down everything to the lowest common denominator. Which is why some of us don't touch Apple products.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 04:06 UTC
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love_them_all: This kind of effect can be easily "copied" by a software. Take a picture with the max DOF, then in post the software can burr out zones of the picture...

Nor is it easy to generate a smooth and believable transition between the sharp and blurred area. However, I find something deeply unsatisfying in the images posted for experimentation. The refocussed area never looks truly sharp, even in the highly downsized images they provide. Good enough for Facebook? Sure, but so is my crappy cell phone camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 04:05 UTC
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