gsmith08

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

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  • Replied in C&C Please
    You said please so I will comment. Your second 30 sec exposure photo suffers badly from camera shake thus is blurred over the entire image. The beach photo I like for the most part but would have ...
  • I agree with others that I would be proud to have taken this photo.  Excellent composition with leading diagonal lines pointing to the sunset.  What I found might be improved were blown highlights ...
  • I fear that this too is not any better with respect to looking over processed relative to your initial effort so I decided to have a go. First, you have about the same amount of space for the ...
  • Not that I am any kind of a expert in landscape photographer but been learning since well before digital so thought you might like another CC. The one you thought had not enough background and ...
  • Agree, excellent advise as blown highlights can be impossible to recover in post.  I have a Leica SL and not an M240 but would assume there is a setting where overexposed areas are blinking in the ...
  • Rather harsh critique but honest and changing setting to improve jpg images from the camera is going to help.  However, we can perhaps also give some advice regarding composition and exposure.  ...
  • I would have preferred the photo without all of the photoshoped images inserted; I get you were adding humor but not my cup of tea. I would perhaps be more forgiving if you cropped both sides and ...
  • Not sure I can be of much help given I don't have the X Vario Leica or Sigma SD1M DSLR but what I did comment on above is how well the Zeiss zf.2 lenses, and especially the 135mm APO, work on the ...
  • Vieri, what you suggest makes a good deal of sense; as primarily a landscape photographer the SL 24-90 Elmarit covers exceptionally well the majority of what I need. However, I have been weighing ...
  • Very nice review of the S-adapter for the Leica SL and you make a good argument for why if you already own wonderful S lenses the SL could a good back up camera to the S camera. However, you didn't ...
  • 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. ...
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