SigmaChrome

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Publisher/Technical Writer
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/vitee
Joined on Aug 4, 2007

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Dragonrider: Actually, it makes more sense to let Darwin do his work. There are too many people in the world anyway.

Woah! ... Darwin is still alive and working!? What's he working on - a theory of stupidity?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 02:10 UTC
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SigmaChrome: Should we not DRIVE on the train tracks as well...?

Dang! You all missed the reference to 'Groundhog Day'.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:31 UTC

Should we not DRIVE on the train tracks as well...?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 23:02 UTC as 212th comment | 4 replies

A neural network that misuses the word 'awesome' - again ... really? If that's an "awesome" portrait then I'll go back to using a pinhole camera and a great big old Metz on-camera flash for my portraits.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 05:44 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On photo Come Home To Morder Poster in the A postcard from Middle Earth challenge (1 comment in total)

How can I book?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 00:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Aermacchi 339 in the Trainer aircraft challenge (2 comments in total)

Great catch, Trevor. Framing is wonderful.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 04:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Maui-5945 in the long exposure 5 sec. or more challenge (2 comments in total)

Fascinating capture, Jean. Love the subject and the quality of the light.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Milford Sound in the long exposure 5 sec. or more challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice image. I like the way you have captured both the LMC and SMC, plus the wonderful vista of the Milky way. Three galaxies in one shot from Earth. Puts our little home in the Cosmos neatly into perspective.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 23:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (108 comments in total)
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SigmaChrome: I have so much trouble reading the explanatory text in this article because the pictures tell their own story, using their own language. Providing a deconstruction for each photo is like trying to explain language itself - kinda futile. But, hey, thanks for trying.

"The quiver trees are thereby humanized, and the anthropomorphism makes the viewer identify and feel a deeper emotional connection to the trees and to the image as a whole, which is turn achieves our goal as photographers: having the viewer look at the image a bit more carefully, and take meaning from it."

The quiver trees will NEVER be "humanized" for me. My brain simply doesn't work that way. I already see myself as a part of nature. Imposing your rules for interpreting an image on me just makes me want to fight back.

Erez, I do enjoy your shots; they're excellent. But I AM "the viewer" - and your words don't MAKE me see them the way you do. If you were to say, 'invites the viewer...' to see your image a certain way - your way, that would be different.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (108 comments in total)

I have so much trouble reading the explanatory text in this article because the pictures tell their own story, using their own language. Providing a deconstruction for each photo is like trying to explain language itself - kinda futile. But, hey, thanks for trying.

"The quiver trees are thereby humanized, and the anthropomorphism makes the viewer identify and feel a deeper emotional connection to the trees and to the image as a whole, which is turn achieves our goal as photographers: having the viewer look at the image a bit more carefully, and take meaning from it."

The quiver trees will NEVER be "humanized" for me. My brain simply doesn't work that way. I already see myself as a part of nature. Imposing your rules for interpreting an image on me just makes me want to fight back.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 13:09 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
On photo Snake in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 19, S challenge (10 comments in total)

Outstanding capture.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 05:11 UTC as 6th comment

So I shouldn't click the Subscribe link on the Popular Photography website right now...?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 05:34 UTC as 128th comment
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Igor_Sorkin: Well, yes, Smart Phones can replace compact cameras...

Maybe they can replace tiny-sensor compacts but not 4/3 and up.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 22:28 UTC
On photo Following the lead in the Seafaring shots. challenge (1 comment in total)

A minor classic. Love the composition.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 02:55 UTC as 1st comment

Depth of Field and Hyperfocal scales. Nice.
Would love to see some full size shots.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 19th comment

This actually looks like a really useful design. If it's rugged enough, it would be a great addition to the kit of the serious portrait photographer.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 01:06 UTC as 8th comment
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Johannes Zander: So if I buy a cheap round reflector and cut out a round sphere in the center, will it work the same way?
If so, way pay 130 bucks?

"round sphere"? Is there some other kind of sphere? Let us know if you can do that. I'd be really impressed.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 01:03 UTC
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LFPCPH: As others have already mentioned. This is a Cosina camera (and lens) designed in ca. 2007 that was also sold under the name Voigtländer. It may be a very good camera but is is not as old as it looks. The story about a casche found somewhere may very well be true, but it does not date from the time when such cameraes were in vouge.

Arrrg! So tempting but more expense than I can justify.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
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iae aa eia: I think that I still have to see multilayer sensors a standard to believe digital has really surpassed analog. At low ISO, pictures taken with Sigma's Foveon sensor are unbeatable. Nothing compares to the depth produced by a multilayer sensor.

True dat!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 03:46 UTC

Because of digital photography, film - which was always called 'film' - has now become 'analogue'. It's STILL film!

"I'm going out to take some photos."

"What are you using, analogue or digital?"

"I'm using a camera obscura and crayons."

Anyway, good luck to Kodak.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:24 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
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