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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Blinking stupid idea!

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 13:37 UTC as 22nd comment

It's an incredible piece of software for a one-off payment of $40. I was just so happy to finally ditch Adobe and move over to Affinity.

Adobe - the writing just may be on your wall.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 20:39 UTC as 16th comment
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (85 comments in total)

There are so many photographers clamouring for attention and prominance that the pressure to sensationise must be very tempting. In recent years I have noticed that in order to stand out from the (very, very large) crowd photographers have to go further, higher, more extreme and sometimes downright lie in order to capture that elusive beam of the spotlight.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 08:24 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (85 comments in total)
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QuarterToDoom: If people actually read the articles and the many comments you'd have know from day one that the places he visited the gov allowed people to go in for certain periods of time.

90% of the comment here are like Slashdot where RTFA before you post about the story.

Like it or not to me that would be quite the adventure but I guess he should have waited till Pokemon game came out then he would be a hero to all the idots staring at their phone walking around like zombies.

Nothing wrong with being a Zombie, at least you don't have to worry about death.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 08:17 UTC
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (89 comments in total)

I think it is a great image, I would be delighted to have made it myself. It is always interesting to read how people process their images. I don't use photoshop and only Affinity Photo for a tiny bit of cloning here and there. I process everything in Capture One and would love to have access to the source file to see what would happen if I processed it.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 09:19 UTC as 4th comment
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (85 comments in total)

Does this mean you'll speak with a high pitched voice when using it?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 08:09 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: Lars, I think this premise is seriously flawed. I think Motorola is missing the plot.

Most smart phone users DO NOT want or need "the best image quality." They are very happy with "pretty good image quality" for their snapshots and facebook photos.

Of course, there will always be A FEW who value the best image quality from their smart phones, but this is a tiny percentage of smart phone users. And not what anyone would consider enough of them to justify a larger, heavier or more expensive device.

I will believe that "best image quality" matters when one of these new high end phones with multiple cameras, high megapxels, or larger sensors starts to outsell the Apple iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones.

I just don't see it happening. Because almost all of the users don't need the best.

@ J A C S,

Sorry I should have said the Nikon D800 and NOT the Canon 5DIII

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
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Marty4650: Lars, I think this premise is seriously flawed. I think Motorola is missing the plot.

Most smart phone users DO NOT want or need "the best image quality." They are very happy with "pretty good image quality" for their snapshots and facebook photos.

Of course, there will always be A FEW who value the best image quality from their smart phones, but this is a tiny percentage of smart phone users. And not what anyone would consider enough of them to justify a larger, heavier or more expensive device.

I will believe that "best image quality" matters when one of these new high end phones with multiple cameras, high megapxels, or larger sensors starts to outsell the Apple iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones.

I just don't see it happening. Because almost all of the users don't need the best.

@OpticEngineer

I suppose one could argue that those parents who say "oh well, that didn't come out all that well" would also say the same thing if they were using a Canon 5DIII.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Okay, he used a microwave oven. But those weren't available until the late 1960s.

Adams had already done most of his significant work by then.

More interestingly, even back in the 1940s photographers didn't necessarily do all their own printing.

I like the variable negative illumination trick with the 30 light sources.

@Sir Corey of Deane, I wish I used a blowlamp on my prints, oh, and negatives too. They were only deserving of some blowlamp treatment.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 16:20 UTC

Producing an outstanding print in the darkroom is an immensely skilled job. Having done wet printing myself (mainly colour) I appreciate the skill set. We have it so easy using software. Ansel Adams is one of my favourite photographers together with Barry Thornton and Fay Godwin, still, provide inspiration and the standard to which I aspire. Long may their legacy live and be appreciated.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 39th comment
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Mac McCreery: Brilliant. Sick of going to concerts surrounded by idiots holding their phones in the air filming. I must say that I have had a few polite words.

Some wedding photographers (me included) will love this idea!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
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Sean65: Apple the new world police? Can't see that selling well.

They'll make a better job of it than the current or next American government.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
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princecody: Leica buyer base?
1. Retired old men with pensions
2. Trendy wannabe photographers
3. People who collect as investment
4. Luddites
5. Camera Reviewers
6. I buy for the Leica Red Dot
7. Other

I have two digital M cameras. I love them for many reasons. Money and status symbol has nothing to do with it as most, if not, all of my friends don't even know of the Leica brand, whereas they are familiar with Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
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NickyB66: Nice...I'll stick to the Acros B&W feature on my excellent X-Pro 2 camera.

I have two digital M camera. I love them for many reasons. Money and status symbol has nothing to do with it as most, if not, all of my friends don't even know of the Leica brand, whereas they are familiar with Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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Giklab: So when Pentax does it everybody laughed, now Leica does it and everybody will drool.

Here is one snob drooling!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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DanielFjall: The people hating on Leica have one thing in common as far as I know; They have never fondled a Leica.

I fondle my Leica every day. In fact, I love it so much I bought a second digital M. Use one and be convinced. And the quality of the glass. Gasp! Amazing.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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rds: Why is a camera as sublime as the Leica even sold to the ungrateful masses?

Common people should be prohibited from even seeing a Leica let alone actually touching one.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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wootpile: Here's the lesson in this: regardless of if your camera/sensor (or film if doing legacy) has deep or shallow dynamic range, make sure to expose for the right middle tones to maximize your potential to manipulate at will. Capture soft & mellow images what many call "flat", save the contrast for post process. I hear people say "bleh.. just shoot raw".. well raw can't capture that which is outside the dynamic range of your equipment - that´s where the photographer´s judgement comes in. That, imho, is what Ansel was best at, capturing the right data onto the film to be able to perform art in the darkroom.

I agree, that is what the Zone System was about essentially. Get the exposure right and maximise the amount of data on film (or sensor) and the print is easy.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
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ronniemac: It would be good to know how capable it is in handling K-1 and K-3 IIPixel Shift images - and with movement correction tool

@miles green

Stay with C1 Pro 9, it is simply the best.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: Adobe doesn't know the difference between crop and rotate. No wonder things are such a mess over there.

I get the distinct impression that you just don't like Adobe!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:44 UTC
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