stretchman

Lives in United States SAN DIEGO, United States
Joined on May 21, 2007

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On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (207 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: It's interesting how just about all the photos are Very heavily processed.

As a very long-term flickr user, I can say with certainty that popularity often does not equal quality in any way. Just yesterday I was marveling at a highly pixelated small size crop of an image where you could just barely make out a zoom in on an animal, and it got over 60 likes and lots of comments on how wonderful of a photograph and what great quality it was. Many people just comment and "like" got get comments and likes back, like on facebook.

The above quote wasn't mine but I do agree with it. I suck at P.P. and I understand that there are "old school" photographers that distain anything that's not straight out of the camera and that's fine with me.

The tools of digital photography are changing faster then most of us can keep up with but I see no reason why people get all bent out of shape because someone is well versed in the P.P. area.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (207 comments in total)
In reply to:

OrdinarilyInordinate: It's interesting how just about all the photos are Very heavily processed.

As a very long-term flickr user, I can say with certainty that popularity often does not equal quality in any way. Just yesterday I was marveling at a highly pixelated small size crop of an image where you could just barely make out a zoom in on an animal, and it got over 60 likes and lots of comments on how wonderful of a photograph and what great quality it was. Many people just comment and "like" got get comments and likes back, like on facebook.

See above comment:

And to all the haters about post-processing: this is part of your job, as a photographer, now more than ever. If you aren't any good at post-processing (or developing, in the early days), that's your own problem and it's an area you need to work on in order to stand out.
Hate the game, not the player.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
On photo The Worker in the environmental portrait challenge (7 comments in total)

I don't think it's "over- done" as far as the HDR goes at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 20:09 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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virtualreality: Built for speed? My 6 year old ($450) Nex-5n does 10 fps without additional battery grip.

It can do 30fps @ 8.6mp

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 23:00 UTC
On photo Spring Wildflowers in the Abstract - Seasons challenge (10 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Where on Earth you find colours like these? Nice shot.

It's Carrizo Plain National Monument.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
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Angrymagpie: Truly excellent photos. It's a shame that we can't view them in higher quality files.

What's an artifact? :)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
On photo A Kentucky morning.... in the Landscape - Colour #4 challenge (5 comments in total)

Very nice image!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 00:18 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo North Lake, Nevada in the Foreground, middle ground, and background challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice image, but North Lake is in California.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 15:48 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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stretchman: Wonderful images! How do you go about focusing in the dark?

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 17:41 UTC

Wonderful images! How do you go about focusing in the dark?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 23:39 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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moimoi: Interestingly, albeit I like Ansel Adams's work (he is not among my favorite photographers but one master once being in a dark room), I don't find this photo particularly striking.

This is of course subjectivity that speaks...

I agree that the Teton image is a fantastic image.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
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moimoi: Interestingly, albeit I like Ansel Adams's work (he is not among my favorite photographers but one master once being in a dark room), I don't find this photo particularly striking.

This is of course subjectivity that speaks...

I get it. I guess if we were back in 1945 more people would be looking at it as something revolutionary and not just as another photograph.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
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moimoi: Interestingly, albeit I like Ansel Adams's work (he is not among my favorite photographers but one master once being in a dark room), I don't find this photo particularly striking.

This is of course subjectivity that speaks...

This photo was taken in 1941. It's easy to say in 2016 that the photo isn't all that wonderful with all of the digital help we have today but try getting something like this today using the technics AA had to use in 1941.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Nikhil Shahi (40 comments in total)

#3 For me. Grauman’s Chinese Theater from a new view. Nice!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 4th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Tudor ApMadoc (41 comments in total)
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stretchman: They are all very nice. I may have done a little tighter cropping on Hunts Mesa images. Night photography takes lots of patients and practice. I may have done a light "light painting" on the windmill but thats just me. :)

I mean "patience". :(

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 22:50 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tudor ApMadoc (41 comments in total)

They are all very nice. I may have done a little tighter cropping on Hunts Mesa images. Night photography takes lots of patients and practice. I may have done a light "light painting" on the windmill but thats just me. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 17:46 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream (103 comments in total)

I've seen this image on 500px. More technical info here to help understand the processing procedure.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 15th comment
On article FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review (33 comments in total)

I'm now using the "magic cloth" technique for my wide lenses.
http://icelandaurora.com/blog/category/magic-cloth-technique/

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 02:57 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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