mike100z

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
Joined on Mar 19, 2010

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  • I merged the images in Lightroom, then, once the merge was completed I did further processing in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, although I only made an adjustment to add a bit of structure which brought ...
  • I took 3 portrait mode shots to get in as much of the foreground as possible with the lens I had.  I did not have an ultra wide angle with me so I needed to go vertical then stitch the shots ...
  • Created discussion thread Canada's winter that doesn't end
    Here is another winter shot taken on March 13.  It was a glorious day with Spring like temperatures of 10C.  But today it is back to winter with another 20cm of snow. Comments and constructive ...
  • Very nice.  Film definitely has a different look,  I like the way it portrays the detail in the rock on the Beacon Hill doorway and the waterfall.  These have a very organic  feel to them as ...
  • Thank you all for your excellent comments.  I made a few adjustments after seeing Peter's adjustments.  I didn't push it quite as far as Peter but tried to provide more separation between the ...
  • Thank you,  Good advice. I originally left the background dark because it was shadowed by cloud but in looking at your adjustment It was not the right choice.  Bring up the highlights gives the ...
  • Created discussion thread A walk in the woods
    We went out today for a walk (snowshoe) in Canada's Kananaskis country.  Wispy cloud was blowing through the valleys with periods where the sun tried to peek through the cloud.  This lead to an ...
  • Replied in Am I ready?
    You sound ready.  One tip I have from my trips to France and Italy is that when you are in churches or museums you need some form of camera support.  Tripods and monopods are generally forbidden.  ...
  • Many thanks for all for your comments. I tried the first picture with a cyanotype toner but it simply isn't to my personal taste.  I can see how it could be to other's taste however. My greatest ...
  • I haven't shot much black and white in years (over 40 years) and am beginning to get back into it.   Winter in Canada seems to be a natural time to shoot in black and white so I would appreciate ...
  • My error, Sun Camera is not in Calgary,  I sent it in from Calgary.
  • My experience has been with warranty repairs to SDM motors and a faulty LCD replacement on a K3.  Sun Camera in Calgary did the work perfectly and the units function perfectly today and are still ...
  • At first glance the offer may be attractive.  I think the concept is a good one and personally I would be willing to pay for hardware upgrades (and software) if the improvements justify the ...
  • Perhaps I am lucky that two local retailers in my area stock pentax, at least the basic items (camera bodies and most popular lenses).  For less popular lenses you have to wait for the order.  I ...
  • Nicely done!   Have to put that hike on the bucket list.
  • Why would I buy it from them?  Because a marginally lower price isn't the only criteria for purchasing.  I want to see people who give service survive and for that I am willing to pay a small ...
  • The "clearance" prices are only very slightly below prices at the Camera Store in Calgary.  No real deals here and I have trouble believing they are below cost.  Most of the sale prices are a ...
  • Experiencing the Canyon and getting some great shots are not mutually exclusive.  It is certainly very difficult to recreate the grandeur and feeling of immense size you get when you first ...
  • I agree with Gary Martin the image quality will be much higher with the K1 and the 15-30,  however if it is going to limit where you go or what you do the KP with the 12-24 will be good IQ, if not ...
  • I assume the image is take from Pont de Tournelle.  We had an apartment on the Isle St. Louis for a month back in 2007 and it is a shame to see the walks along the Quai submerged.  I hope it won't ...
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