wgosma

wgosma

Lives in United States oceanside, CA, United States
Works as a retired
Has a website at www.billgosmaphotography.com
Joined on Nov 23, 2008
About me:

Get OUT and shoot more photos and improve my skills!

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  • Hi Doug, Thanks for the info; I may give the DIY route per the link posted in this thread a try - tho I'm at a bit of a loss to grasp how the mechanism can 'bind' or seize up, but apparently from ...
  • Replied in try this link
    Soheil, Thanks for the link; this might in fact be worth a try and does not look too bad to attempt partial disassembly/reassembly.   I dealt with replacing a couple of batteries in iPhones and my ...
  • Created question thread repair of 60-250mm lens
    Folks, It appears that the auto-focus function in this lens has ceased to operate; I presume there is a motor in the lens that is defective(?). What can you advise on repair options? Is this a ...
  • I ended up purchasing a Cokin-P sized holder from HiTech (a UK company).  With that aluminum holder I am able to place one ND filter virtually flat against the face of the holder, thus no light ...
  • ...risky business using the shirt.  I'd suggest loading up the gear and heading to the nearest semiconductor assembly facility that's equipped with Class 10 or better clean room for a lens swap ;)
  • Stacking creates some issues, vingetting is more prevalent as the light that comes into the lens from the sides/top/bottom is passing thru a thicker portion of the ND filter(s) as it's coming into ...
  • +1.....I basically have same utilization.  And although I admittadly know how to use the tools in LR better than Silver Efex Pro I find LR is a bit 'kinder' on some b/w conversions and tends to ...
  • Thanks, this is good info re: NIK, etc.  I know I have not spent the time using Sliver Efex Pro to 'master' the tools and I have seen webinars of people who really know the software and it's ...
  • The NIK software can be tricky to work with....seems there is always a 'loss' (like the pier sharpness you noted) or an 'add' (of say 'noise') when one moves the image from LR to NIK. Thanks/Bill
  • Replied in B&W
    Nice shooting and xlnt post processing.  Yes, NIK is nice and it can do things in b/w that one cannot in LR, but it can be touchy - easy to overdue and sometimes it can intro 'noise'. Your ...
  • Thanks!  The EXIF on this site for some reason won't pickup the actual 239 sec. exp. time (it does show correctly in my LR5 EXIF). I think doing a pixel shift with this long of an exposure would ...
  • I worked on it a bit more and this to me looks better, bit more 'pop' without losing much of the overall smoothness that I liked: NIK Sliver Efex Pro conversion
  • Well, maybe like this...tho sky is perhaps bit too dark?
  • Thanks and yes I know what you mean about a more 'punchy' image via more contrast.  I might pull this one into NIK Silver Efex Pro and give that a try.  I actually found that I lightened up the ...
  • I see the same thing, my LR5 shows the correct/true exposure time but for some reason it won't pull up onto this site.  When I upload images to my Zenfolio website it pulls in the correct exposure ...
  • Ed Maybe your camera works like mine: when in bulb mode my camera registers 30 second exposure.....which I presume is due to 30 seconds being the longest time if one operates in normal manual ...
  • Created photo thread K3 II long exposure
    Shot mid day at the beach in SoCal yesterday - this is a 4 minute exposure with a stack of 10+6 Haida ND filters in front of the lens. Experimentation and getting some pretty good results so far. C ...
  • Hi Steve, Thanks, appreciate your comments.  Yes, the Pentax will only show max. 30 seconds regardless of actual exposure time.  I did stack a 6 and 10 stop (Haida) filter set into a Cokin-P ...
  • Created photo thread love this guy's camera....
    Now this is not much in terms of a quality photo, I shot this with a Minolta X700 flim camera and scanned the image from a small print.  Pic was taken near Tiananmen Square while I was on a ...
  • Replied in Tired Graves
    This is great!  Where is the location?  (We don't have stuff like this to shoot in Southern California) Regards/Bill
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