Mike Fewster

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Joined on Oct 13, 2003
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Sony A900, Nex 5, Nex 5n, Rx100, Minolta 5D, Minolta a2, Minolta G4, Konica hexar, Minolta XD7, Mamiya C330, Kodak 290Z

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  • I see no point at all in carrying a heavy zoom wa plus 24-105. One wa such as the Batis 188mm will get the wa that the 24 -105 cant handle and it will also be good for star shots. I see no point ...
  • Replied in Astoria Sunset
    OK Mike, 'fess up. You waited for that bird or you just happened to find it when you checked the photo later? It's tricky shooting straight at the sun, especially with a big tele and then retaining ...
  • It is easy to see why you couldn't resist. Definitely takes the "cuteness" award of the week. The contrast with the background, both in tones and texture gives extra pop to your subject. For my ...
  • Is this one of the new A I aps that decides what photo you really want to take and does it for you? The effect is really quite pleasing. I play around a bit with moving the camera while taking ...
  • Shot one. Ie the top shot. The dark lower section gets the viewer moving into the bright area and I feel that this creates interest and engagement which is what you want with a titling photo for a ...
  • Those birds were absent because they were sitting quietly taking in the morning as well. This is one of those visual statements where we don't get all analytical or dramatic. We just enjoy sharing ...
  • Replied in Iris
    It has to be springtime up north and the irises are rampant. It's a pleasure to have two such different interpretations to enjoy this week. I can't add much to the comments already made here except ...
  • Replied in Cocoon
    If it wasn't for the title, I'd have given up here. It gave me a starting point, otherwise I was lost in dadaist meanderings. A youth still to emerge as an adult. Completely in his own world and I ...
  • Replied in Iris..
    A masterly inspired signature treatment for all the reasons others have said. I find it slightly macabre but I am not saying that in any sense critically. A couple of things seem to create that ...
  • Replied in Ex-Posing
    I agree with Lou's observation on the  careful lining up of the main figure and the background. There are several vertical lines and rectangular shapes, including the coat sleeves  and the man has ...
  • Hi Lou, I hadn't read all the posts when I made my comment below. I saw your heading and assumed that you were just removing the lines and posting the result. Now I see that you and I are in ...
  • When I first looked, I wanted to eliminate the lines but I have changed my mind. The contrast between the tower and the rural setting is central to the image. The lines spoiling the view are ...
  • If I had to take just one lens that would be my choice as well for just those reasons and a few more. That lens camera combination is so good it is very croppable for longer reach. You are not ...
  • I agree that the slt was a market fail but it was technology brilliance. And that has been a Sony pattern. Ever used one of those Slt cameras.?

  • Yes and no. Computational photography is where it is all going. Camera phone technology is actually leading the way and regular cameras will begin to pick up on things like multi lenses in the...

  • It was spring cleaning files time yesterday and I came across this in my records for culling. Taken earlier this year. I was about to throw it out when I thought about how incredible it was. To me ...
  • You have got it. This entire discussion misses the fastest developing section of photography. Computational software. The cutting edge of sensor and lens design will come from computational...

  • I have the Zony 24-70 F4 and the 16-35FE F4. I am beginning to think that the 24-105 FE F4 plus the Laowa F2 15 mm might be a better combination. The Laowa wil be better for low light and astro ...
  • It sure does but I accept that other people may work differently. It depends on how much overlap of focal length or gap in focal length is compatible with your shooting style and choice of ...
  • G'day Steven, I don't recall meeting you here before but then, I have been away a little recently and so apologies if I missed you. The railways of the USA always seem neglected to me and relics of ...
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