spitfire31

Lives in Sweden Nykoping, Sweden
Works as a Photographer and videographer, editor, producer
Joined on Jul 14, 2010

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On photo Blue Dasher in the Black & White - Macro/Closeup Challenge challenge (6 comments in total)

An alien among us – if we just look closely enough…

A great photo, perfectly composed – symmetric, yet not quite symmetric.

I can watch this picture for a long time. Thank you for 'looking' for us!

Kind regards,

Joachim S

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 14:45 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Working very hard in the Goods Transport challenge (9 comments in total)

A very well captured moment! And the composition really emphasises the enormity of the poor man's load!

I think that the image would benefit from another editing round, to bring in some detail in the sooty low level areas, such as the tricycle framework under the sacks, and the back of the pickup. The image contrast feels unnecessarily harsh to me and simply lifting 'shadows' in Camera Raw, for instance, brings out a lot of lowlight detail.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 12:48 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On photo Osprey with a Rock Bass in the My Best Photo of the Fortnight challenge (15 comments in total)

Superbly caught Rock Bass. Excellent photo, too. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2021 at 21:29 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Not available in CR 13.2. Run along, nothing to see here! ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2021 at 15:17 UTC as 58th comment
On photo Hazel dormouse - a small mammal in the Small challenge (12 comments in total)

A wonderful portrait of this lovely little creature!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 20:35 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

A profound, moving experience. I'm full of admiration for these strong women portrayed, and for Ms Ferrato and her work.

Good interview, too. Congratulations for using DPR for such a worthwhile subject.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 23:15 UTC as 6th comment
On photo denali antlers in the Bones challenge (11 comments in total)

I wouldn't have minded more mountain in the background (preferably without the lens flare) and less uninteresting turf in the foreground. A rather so-so effort, IMHO.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2020 at 09:24 UTC as 5th comment

Every single, sensitive portrait looks garish, vulgar and ridiculously processed 'after'. Yeech! Never going to be allowed in Mac.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 13:04 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Wheels Within Wheels in the Wheels challenge (13 comments in total)

Clever composition idea!

IMHV, though, the image is killed dead by that pesky placard that keeps inviting the gaze to read the text.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2020 at 21:04 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Rainbow 🌈 of Friendship 🀝 in the rainbow challenge challenge (18 comments in total)

A perfectly captured moment!
But, like David Omara, I think that the photo looks over-processed and it's a pity that the opera house roof clips in red. I hope that you have a RAW, so that you can pull back a bit on those overexposed roof 'sails'.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2020 at 18:39 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Xperia 1 Mark II sample gallery (123 comments in total)

It sounded great, until I read: "a user interface that will be familiar to Sony shooters."

Thank you very much, I'm out. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 18:09 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies

Great video, gets the creative juices flowing.

Improvising with available means is the hallmark of the creative pro (and amateur, of course).

Many years ago, I was the DP of a TV drama series. It was almost dusk, and we were tracking a close-up with a dolly in front of two walking actors. It proved difficult to dolly accurately enough to keep the focus on the actor's eyes.

The male actor asked, – Do you have a broom handle, or something?

We had, and we taped one end with gaffa tape to the dolly. The actor performed the scene while holding the other end of the broom in his hand. Perfect focus, take one was a wrap.

The actor's name was Max von Sydow.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 18:07 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

I backed the Tourbox Kickstarter campaign and I have tried to love it. The initial software release(es) made this rather difficult, but my main gripe is that it feels, to me, like a messy design with all these differently shaped physical knobs and buttons.

But then, I'm used to Shuttle Pro 2, which is a professional, very well structured and designed tool, and it's built lika a T-34 tank.. That's why Shuttle Pro lives on my workdesk and Tourbox sits on a shelf, gathering dust. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2020 at 15:20 UTC as 23rd comment
On photo bald eagle at sunset over alaska kachemak bay in the A big year - birds 2020 challenge (9 comments in total)

Magnificent.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2020 at 20:29 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

spitfire31: "In 1911, Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern captured footage of a trip to New York, resulting in more than eight minutes of video [sic]…"

Not "video". FILM! Chemical, analog FILM!

Childish retort.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 16:17 UTC

"In 1911, Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern captured footage of a trip to New York, resulting in more than eight minutes of video [sic]…"

Not "video". FILM! Chemical, analog FILM!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 13:21 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On photo Lightning Road in the Road challenge (10 comments in total)

Very evocative, sombre mood. Excellent photo, although I wouldn't have minded framing it to include a little less of the road and a bit more of the sky.

The thoughts that I get: Hey, I am Nature! Don't trifle with me.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 17:00 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Tropical Rain in the Bring your camera everywhere: Out in the rain challenge (13 comments in total)

Nice photo with a moody atmospheric perspective.

To me, the picture is mislabelled. I've had my share of tropical rains and, while this photo may technically be taken in the tropics, it looks to me more like a 'tropical drizzle', with none of the power that the phrase 'tropical rain' conjures up.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 21:13 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On photo Interactions in the Bring your camera everywhere: In public transportations challenge (5 comments in total)

Lovely photo, full of character and a mild sense of empathic humour. But for the mobile phones, it could've been taken in the 1950s.

I could look at this picture for a long time, finding new enjoyable details. And the mirror image of the intimate couple in the window add a sense of perspective, in a double meaning.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 22:12 UTC as 1st comment
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spitfire31: "The nostalgic feel of Super 8 movies is instantly recognizable in their characteristic **faded color** tone".
That's pure b..s. Super 8 was predominantly Kodachrome and Kodachrome does not fade.
"Graniness" – yes, if you underexposed.
"Jerky" – yes, if you don't observe the cinematographer's first rule of thumb: 'Hold the camera in a firm grip, so that it doesn't zoom or pan'.

The thing with Fuji Single 8 was (is…) that the film base is made of polyester – very thin and very strong. In fact, if your film projector was out of adjustment, the polyester film could actually damage the projector, and not the other way round. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 15:07 UTC
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