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Dutch Newchurch: The challenge host cannot vote, but this deserves a special mention; I particularly enjoy the simple composition, the control of the depth of field, and the creation of an effective image from a simple subject.

Thanks for that!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 09:59 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

If I am honest, I did spend about as much on updating LR (every new version) and PS (every other new version, roughly) as the £10 (or $10) of the monthly subscription. So what's the worry?
Apart from Richards arguments, which I support partially (after all, even software I can buy outright, usually has a surprisingly short useful life-span), and the exposure to ever so slightly higher increases of subscription price I'd feel comfortable with, for me it is something else:
A deep, inexplicable unease to have to use something which would stop functioning the very moment I stop forking out a monthly rent. I just don't like it. It's the same reason I sleep better in a house I own than in one I rent. Definitely irrational but there it is.
I am now using Capture One for more than two years. It's got a trial period of 30 days. The basic adjustment sliders work exactly the same way as in LR.
Oh, and it's got layers - guys - layers!
Not that I'm suggesting anything...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 08:13 UTC as 168th comment
On photo DSC_4475_sRGB_1600 in the Look Up challenge (2 comments in total)
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santamonica812: Like the photo. Hate the lazy and meaningless title

Oops, you are so right. It must have been really late in the night when I posted it. I usually try to avoid this.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:38 UTC
On photo Socks in the Cat challenge II challenge (10 comments in total)
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StanRandoff: Why only F3? Smaller aperture could have given less blurry "everything other than the eyes" You had lots of iso & shutter to go with smaller aperture.

Good question. When I took the shot, I was after the eyes only and wanted the cleanest possible image. I realised only later on how strong it would look as a head portrait with those whiskers. 1/125s is actually already quite a slow shutter handheld on the D810 although the lens has VR.
Is that a good enough excuse? ;-)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
On photo Socks in the Cat challenge II challenge (10 comments in total)

Thanks for those nice comments!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 08:55 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Small Holes in the Macro - Mystery Photo challenge (3 comments in total)
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krym49: Sieve ?

Yep! Don't tell anybody ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 20:59 UTC
On photo Flying Owl in the Hooters challenge (4 comments in total)

I see, my chances are zero this time ;-)

Amazing shot, congratulations!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 19:09 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Speeeed in the Need for Speed challenge (2 comments in total)
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blosshapperter: My hugs to your son.
I would have preferred if you had stated the post processing done (looks like movement blur was performed in post).


no, the movement blur is entirely due to movement and long exposure time. The only post-proc is white-balance and contrast adjustment.

Cheers, Mat

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 16:08 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)

I have just uninstalled my 30 day LR trial version, although I had really planned to buy it. I'll continue to use CS6 as long as it's supported, but re-thinking my
workflow at the same time. I'll probably take a good look at Nikon's Capture NX2, which I've avoided so far. I guess (hope) a company that's interested in selling hardware to its customers is less likely to suddenly turn round and screw them all software-wise.
In the long run it's a shame about lot's of useful features in PS. I loved the new perspective control stuff for wide-angle lenses, for example.

Strange to see a company commit suicide like this...

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 08:59 UTC as 561st comment | 1 reply
On photo JerezChurch in the Standard Equipment - Compacts - special rules; read carefully! challenge (2 comments in total)
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blosshapperter: Amazing shot!
Looks like shot with a much heavier equipment...

As I wrote, that's an impressive little camera, everything considered. But it does need favourable conditions of course.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 20:25 UTC
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