Barry Pearson

Barry Pearson

Lives in United Kingdom Stockport, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired computer systems engineer
Joined on Sep 24, 2005
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Photographic qualifications: LRPS, CPAGB

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  • Oh, boy! What super photos! In 2001 I spent a month in Quebec Province on business. It was a great time, even with the business. I spent some time in Quebec City itself. What a fascinating place! Y ...
  • I tackled the problem of changing lenses in bad conditions, in this forum: Changing and using lenses in bad conditions
  • Replied in Depends
    I think that includes rectangular grads? I recently put all my rectangular grads into storage, in preference to taking bracketed exposures while on a tripod, then merging them in Photoshop (or ...
  • Yes! Very well photographed. Is that because of what appears to be ISO-noise? I've just tried using Lightroom's noise reduction on the JPEG. The background became smooth while remaining appropriate ...
  • I don't know if you were including me in that. I've repeatedly said that I intend to hire one to see if it would be valuable to me. I'm waiting for SRS to make it available for hire . I'm in ...
  • I suspect she lives rather a long way from England! What does she think of it? I've seen criticisms about it, but it has been OK for me as a photographer. I've got lots of good photos from it.
  • I nearly always provide the technical details of how I achieved my results. Camera setting, software used, etc. (And, of course, the Exif data helps). I also try to remember to provide links to the ...
  • No. Since I don't appear to have a significant use for any 50mm prime lens, having an f/1.4 50mm lens doesn't appear to be a win! I've already said earlier today: Below are the number of times I've ...
  • First, I don't think I'll often be in situations where I would be using any 50mm lens. I've been using the Lightroom Metadata analysis tool to see what focal lengths I've used in the past, and ...
  • I'm not convinced that all photographers act like that. In fact, I know they don't. This forum is largely populated by people who are involved with a particular set of hardware, Pentax SLRs. That ...
  • I belong to Model Mayhem. (I've seen criticisms of it, but I can't comment about those). https://www.modelmayhem.com/BarryPearson https://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/2873490/viewall#/32161647 Her ...
  • Context is important. The print doesn't shows those artifacts. And the judge didn't care in the slightest whether or not he had been pasted in! Probably the judge enjoyed using Photoshop anyway. ...
  • No. (I get emails from across the world inviting me to enter competitions / exhibitions / salons that I've entered, with varying degrees of success or failure, in the past. I've just examined a few). ...
  • That one was. The others weren't. (I rarely use more than one image in that manner, although I sometimes do panorama stitching). What mattered to me at the time was that, whether or not the judge ...
  • Replied in Barry
    The two important Lightroom development controls in this case are the "Transform" panel, followed by a Crop. Most of the change was to reduce the backward tilt. (I left a slight amount there, ...
  • The amount of background blur is obviously variable, and different amount are needed for printing, for web-display, or for projecting on a large screen in front of a large audience. Here is one ...
  • What did I fake? The version below is based on the original raw file without significant manipulation: I agree that the selection wasn't perfect. I didn't enter this for a competition, so I never ...
  • So do I! (I normally buy Pentax if they have what I want). Perhaps the reason you commented on the last photo is because the others were tilted back. (Even this lens sometimes isn't wide enough!) T ...
  • It depends on who is viewing, and whether they are expecting it and so scrutinise it. Most people wouldn't notice. Note that this sort of thing is common in the UK photo club scene. Except for ...
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