Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales,, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (153 comments in total)
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Maoby: For those interested !

I have here a comparison between the Olympus E-10 (2000) and the first 4/3, the Olymus E-1 (2003)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/maoby/albums/72157666927038884

Interesting comparison. Thanks for posting. I still use my E-1 and it still gives great photos.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
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Antonio De Santis: Pentax Pixel Shift Mode....It is not yet supported... :(

Get iridient! You joking? It's about ten years behind LR and C1

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
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maxnimo: What on earth is a slide-film look? The last batch of slides I shot was Kodachrome 32 and they looked pretty close to a modern DSLR photo - nice color and detail.

@entoman, the "slide film look" you describe is more like bad photographer look.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
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Gregefalk: iOS only apps are of little interest to a lot of us.

Yes, it is.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 10:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (384 comments in total)
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Fred310: I tested all three cameras: Lumix LX10, Can G7Xii and Sony RX100 V, and although I agree with most in regards to its photo and macro ability, it has bad image stabilization for those also using it for video. The Sony RX100 V and Can G7X II trump the LX10 in this feature.

Please don't mention Trump.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (384 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: The LX100 is by far the best camera of its kind. But the current sensor in it is not game anymore these days, just makes no sense. They should have a sensor in the league of the old Samsung NX and then, rule the enthusiast compact camera segment. An old generation 12MP sensor in a compact camera is laughable. Manufactures need a wake-up call that the small cameras market is dying against cell phones and they need to give EXTRA VALUE and a justification for people to go buy an extra gear just to take photos. 12MP sensors and higher are now found on just about ALL phones in the world and people don't go buy ANOTHER 12MP camera just because it has a larger M43 sensor inside and a 2x or 3x zoom. If the LX200 is to be successful, need to be with a major update: sensor+lens+for factor. But.. this is fantasy..if it gets 16/20MP + new lens will be a miracle & once again the point&shoot market will continue its slide. A few more years all these small cameras will be like camcorders.. all gone!

@Nikonandmore You're welcome!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 10:38 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (384 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: The LX100 is by far the best camera of its kind. But the current sensor in it is not game anymore these days, just makes no sense. They should have a sensor in the league of the old Samsung NX and then, rule the enthusiast compact camera segment. An old generation 12MP sensor in a compact camera is laughable. Manufactures need a wake-up call that the small cameras market is dying against cell phones and they need to give EXTRA VALUE and a justification for people to go buy an extra gear just to take photos. 12MP sensors and higher are now found on just about ALL phones in the world and people don't go buy ANOTHER 12MP camera just because it has a larger M43 sensor inside and a 2x or 3x zoom. If the LX200 is to be successful, need to be with a major update: sensor+lens+for factor. But.. this is fantasy..if it gets 16/20MP + new lens will be a miracle & once again the point&shoot market will continue its slide. A few more years all these small cameras will be like camcorders.. all gone!

@ Nikonandmore, Yeah, I knew you were going to mention crapping. I was but could not be bothered. I don't crop. The odd straighten of sloping horizons yes, cropping no. But I do understand your need for it. It's just a thing I developed (no pun) from using film - get it right in camera. That's just my method and no slight whatsoever on those who, like yourself, find yourselves cropping extensively.

I am very happy with my ancient Digilux. An amazing camera. I even shot a wedding with it earlier this year. In RAW. 6 seconds to write the file to card. I don't see that my Leica has any shortcomings at all. That is your mental limitation and not mine. The sensitivity of the Leica is ISO 100 only, the DR, metering and colour rendition is perfect. I shot the bride in strong Sun and pulled back all the highlights, even impressed me. My main camera is the XPro-1 and even when I use my in-laws' Canon 5D MkIII and 5DSR I feel no need to perpetually chase after the wind and upgrade. No tar!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (384 comments in total)

For some time, I have been looking around for a small, powerful camera and went for the Leica 109 (LX100). I know it is a personal "thing", but, for me, I need a finder, either OVF or EVF. Holding a camera at arms length with my eyesight is a definite no! As a result, I am not interested in this camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:31 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (384 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: The LX100 is by far the best camera of its kind. But the current sensor in it is not game anymore these days, just makes no sense. They should have a sensor in the league of the old Samsung NX and then, rule the enthusiast compact camera segment. An old generation 12MP sensor in a compact camera is laughable. Manufactures need a wake-up call that the small cameras market is dying against cell phones and they need to give EXTRA VALUE and a justification for people to go buy an extra gear just to take photos. 12MP sensors and higher are now found on just about ALL phones in the world and people don't go buy ANOTHER 12MP camera just because it has a larger M43 sensor inside and a 2x or 3x zoom. If the LX200 is to be successful, need to be with a major update: sensor+lens+for factor. But.. this is fantasy..if it gets 16/20MP + new lens will be a miracle & once again the point&shoot market will continue its slide. A few more years all these small cameras will be like camcorders.. all gone!

Hmmm. Interesting comment. I have recently purchased the Leica 109 (LX100) and love it. I am quite happy with the 12mp of the Leica 109 as I am with the 5mp of my Leica Digilux 2 and Olympus E-1. Even with these I can do very nice A3 prints. I do not need even 12mp.

But more megapixels the better is the perception of the "great unwashed" a lie perpetrated by the media. I just wonder where it will all end. Will we see 25mp, 30mp, 50mp in a compact! Asolutely ridiculous! But if the photo media can generate and perpetuate megapixel envy and the camera companies can flog it to you, then, they will.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
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Wye Photography: Love the photos. Very colourful. Love the ones of the cats!

@Michael Bonocore HURRAH!!!! More cats please!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
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Nikonandmore: Great shots & kudos for Michael Bonocore's brilliant work! Thanks for this share and inspiring photos!

But sorry folks, I have an iPhone 7 Plus and the reality goes like this:

Looking at VGA size photos on the web, all looks sharp, detailed and dandy. However, blow them up on the screen, print them any larger than pint size, or shoot in anything out of pitch-ideal lighting conditions (specially using the much slower and not-stabilized telephoto secondary lens), and the iPhone 7 camera/s fall apart like a fly squashed by an elephant's foot. Just about most current 1-inch sensor points-and shoot and some M43 pocket wonders like the LX100, for LESS than the cost of an iPhone 7 plus, eat it for breakfast, digest it for lunch and burp it for dinner.

This endless marketing obsession and ridiculous overblown hype about the iPhone, makes me sick. Reality bites and the truth stinks!

Don't you think all companies (over)hype their products? They would be stupid not too! It is just that Apple is pretty good at it. The hype is part of the "free market" economy. You hype or die.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 15:58 UTC

Love the photos. Very colourful. Love the ones of the cats!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 15:51 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On photo Fingle Woods in the Infrared challenge (7 comments in total)

Fab picture!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:18 UTC as 4th comment
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quietrich: As with the "Take a View", which is the UK version of this competition, the usalpoty was founded by Charlie Waite (light and land). It's sponsored by Amazon and DPR - so commercial interests being paramount it's difficult to imagine a more fitting set of images to enhance the brand image of the businesses involved. Not the Guggenheim, Tate or Moma, but big business is behind this, and it shows.
In August the International Geological Congress declared that a new epoch - the Anthropocene - started in the 1950's. An age when human activity surpassed nature as the dominant force on the planet. The true condition of our landscapes is characterised by poverty, pollution, industrialisation, erosion and toxicity. The age of the 'natural sublime', as depicted in most of these photographs, is in the past, these images don't depict the reality of our landscapes. We are being sold a pup. Check out Richard Misrach's "Petrochemical America", Burtynsky's "Oil", Robert Adams' "The New West" etc.

@quietrich, The USA photographer of the year comp is the US version of Take-a-view, the British comp being the first and original of the two.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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Wye Photography: Some negative comments about photoshop...

I used to quite enjoy wet printing from colour negs. There was very little you could do in post processing unless you were a skilled airbrusher. If the neg was bad you got a bad print. End of.

Digital gives you absolute and total control over every single pixel. BUT, the same principle applies. If your original, be it jpg or RAW is bad or the composition is screwed or it is technically poor, then no ammount of "photoshopping" will give you a prize winning image. In fact, the better the original image the less post processing it needs.

Photoshop gives the photographer a tool for realising his/her vision, a vision that, to various degrees, is divorced from reality. Photography today is taking the 3D reality and transforming it into a 2D artistic representation. Vision and imagination realised.

PP today is a fact of life. You have the choice of how much or how little you incorporate in your own image making. Don't b**ch at what others do!

@emfor, Personally I do not like PP and I minimise the use myself.

If you look for layers, lines, shade and contrast then photography then will become much more formulaic than it is now.

I think before one criticises another's work, one should, at least, have a body of work equally as good (even if in one's own mind).

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
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kingslayer: Honestly, I don't find any of these pictures very outstanding or interesting. I see better stuff on 500px every day.

I think before one criticises another's work, one should, at least, have a body of work equally as good.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
On photo Short Ear Owl in the Medium-Sized Birds challenge (11 comments in total)

Superb photo!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 2nd comment
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Utterlyotter: There´s an awful lot of very sour grapes from some (insecure?) people here...

@kingslayer I don't think you will find one single picture that will please everyone. Fact of life. So you don't like the winners! You think they are too Photoshopped! So what! What is it to you? I don't particularly care for the UK winning selection. Makes no difference to me or in fact anybody else. Art is subjective, always has been and always will. There will always be much more art that you don't like than actually like. B**ching about what you don't like is not very constructive, it is a waste of time. Yours mainly.

I am sure the judges are very well aware of the issues surrounding PP and "photoshopping". Competitions like this are what contemporary landscape photography is all about. You don't have to like it.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
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pdoteter: here goes my entry for next year... I too have a shot like this from Mt Rainier, from almost the same location... Still have to process these from my 4 week trip in Washington and Oregon. So I happy for Alex that he won, and I know I've got a good shot too :)

Love to see it when processed.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Nice images, all of them.

No 10 I think is quite irresponsible though (if it is not photoshopped). Lots of people have died doing stunt photos at heights, both subject and photographers.

That excellent photo gives me instant virtigo!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:31 UTC
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