gsmith08

Lives in United States Rockville, MD, United States
Joined on Jan 9, 2009

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  • A few months back I had similar thoughts about switching from the Nikon D800e to the Leica SL and you might read comments I posted several weeks back: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57854266 M ...
  • Very nicely written and organized review coming from the learned perspective of a professional. As a long-time DSLR user and nature photographer, I became intrigued with Leica SL’s potential as a ...
  • I don't have much to add to the recommendations of others other than to crop the far right and left and which add little interest.  And, the foreground is distracting with no leading lines other ...
  • I very much like this image but as you suggested it is too saturated. Using Lightroom CC I found the white point and black point then, reduced color saturation, added some noise reduction, and ...
  • Robert, this is much better but as someone has already said maybe a touch less cyan would help the color balance in the sky. In this image the foreground is interesting and adds depth but not ...
  • Saturation is much better but placing the horizon in the middle essentially means you are giving the same importance to the foreground and background but the mountains in are obviously what are ...
  • Replied in Ece
    Not sure how helpful it is to bestow such accolades to images that are far from the best. What is immediately obvious is it was midday and sunny creating harsh shadows and blown highlights; get up ...
  • An exceptionally good image technically and I appreciate the realistic colors as you nicely avoided any hint of over processing.  I am less convinced with placing the horizon in the middle and ...
  • I have no doubt the S (007) is amazing as I recently got the SL (601) and love the images.  But are you kidding me, a $17,000 camera and all you can find to photograph is a sign and it looks like ...
  • Interesting sunsets but can be significantly improved with some PP. First, all three need to be leveled and you have significant dust spots in the upper left that only get worse at higher f-stops. ...
  • Duy, first nice shot even if the light was not ideal; lots of detail. The trees on the sides look intentional and along with the waterfall making some nice diagonals. The water gets a bit gray and ...
  • Steve, I agree the sky was too saturated.  Just for the record not because I added more blue but it occurred when the white and black points were adjusted so decided to leave it alone. ...
  • Duy, I think the composition is just fine but as noted by Tom there are bright areas in the sky (not blown when loaded into LR) and maybe worse the lake which draws the attention. Overall the ...
  • Replied in Bryce Canyon
    JD very nice images but FYI only the last photo when viewed as the original size was sharp the others look to be lower resolution. I assume this was not the case and would have been nice to see ...
  • There are many tutorials on the web on how to get the sharpest images and you have realized some already. In general: 1) use the camera's base ISO which I believe is 100 for the D5300, 2) get a ...
  • I have tried a wide range of SD cards with my SL and the 24-90mm and start times were 1 sec or less; hard to measure exactly. Also, not experienced the black EVF/LCD monitor problem. Having owned ...
  • Agreed, the National Cathedral can be a magical place especially when colored beams of light streaming in from all the stained glass windows on a sunny day. I have photographed that same window ...
  • Having started this thread I feel compelled to add that overall this "discussion" is very helpful given my original question regarding the merits of Leica R vs M lenses for the SL. Your passions ...
  • Very much appreciate your relating your experiences with M lenes and the SL. I have the Leica APO 90 Summicron and 24m Elmart so looking forward to making comparisons with the SL Elmart 24-90 ...
  • Godfrey, I greatly appreciate the detailed response and recommended "kit" with Elmar-R lenses at the wide and telephoto ends.  I could not find anyone selling new R lenses but there were many to ...
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