Mike Gerstner

Lives in United States Downeast, ME, United States
Works as a Signs, Graphics, Photo, Web Design, Kayak Guide
Joined on Aug 26, 2003
About me:

Find Yoda.

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On article Grand Canyon time lapse records rare cloud inversion (127 comments in total)

Fun to watch what the experts are doing.

Any Idea what camera/lens was used,

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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Graham Meale: I've never dreaded the x-effect because I don't know what it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTL_140oJpQ

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 06:39 UTC

Great fun & well done!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 04:01 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Red Dancer in the Dancing Queen (or King) challenge (5 comments in total)

well done......

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 11:48 UTC as 4th comment
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Vik2012: Isn't this what some of the usual suspects expected Apple to build into their latest iPhone to impress them? :D

Seriously high spec. from a company that many thought might never get past prototypes and announcements at the start.

I wonder when this technology will filter down to a more affordable level.

Abrasive Reducer.........I never said all canon users are ignorant. Most current serious cannon users are more than likely aware of the current capabilities of different brands/models.

fwiw.....ignorance is not a sin, it means that someone is not aware of some information, nothing more, nothing less.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
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Vik2012: Isn't this what some of the usual suspects expected Apple to build into their latest iPhone to impress them? :D

Seriously high spec. from a company that many thought might never get past prototypes and announcements at the start.

I wonder when this technology will filter down to a more affordable level.

entoman.........

"...........don't be surprised if they suddenly announce something that puts them back at the front of the pack."

That would be sweet, very sweet.........I'd like to think that they're working on it, and pretty sure it's on their radar.....I guess time will tell.

Not "dissatisfied" with the results I get, but the additional latitude in processing would be very, very welcome

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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Vik2012: Isn't this what some of the usual suspects expected Apple to build into their latest iPhone to impress them? :D

Seriously high spec. from a company that many thought might never get past prototypes and announcements at the start.

I wonder when this technology will filter down to a more affordable level.

Sony and/or Nikon might give it a go, but seems as though Canon has convinced itself that it can rest on its "laurels", and continue to survive selling lesser technology to ignorant consumers.

fwiw......stuck with canon at the moment due to extensive lens collection

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2112 comments in total)
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johnny_mnemonic: If you are actually into image capture and not just examining gear... this is a phenomenal piece of equipment (as are a lot of high end cameras from other manufacturers). We have definitely hit the point in digital where there is absolutely no excuse to not make excellent images. Nikon obviously went all out on this model.

The "nuclear explosions" that happen with digital surises/sunsets cant' be recovered in raw or other wise.

Random image from google search:

http://geodavephotography.com/images/sunrise-image/36015982-sunrise-image.jpg

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 14:01 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2112 comments in total)
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johnny_mnemonic: If you are actually into image capture and not just examining gear... this is a phenomenal piece of equipment (as are a lot of high end cameras from other manufacturers). We have definitely hit the point in digital where there is absolutely no excuse to not make excellent images. Nikon obviously went all out on this model.

Highlight roll-off is still the main problem with digital........I'd take a 25MP camera over a 40Mp on that could match the highlight roll-off of film, all other parameters being equal.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 15:22 UTC

He had a good eye for sure and took the time to seek out creative vantage points.

His work also benefited from his film choice and processing, but I think most of his success was because he followed a prime rule for well received journalistic photography:

"f8 & Be There"

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 24th comment

our culture, and civilization in general, is screwed......when time & effort is spent on crap like this, the fall is not behind!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 20:51 UTC as 9th comment

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/06/518362255/feeling-lonely-too-much-time-on-social-media-may-be-why

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:52 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Achiron: the fine details are atrocious. The model is quite big and not very light, though the name may suggest otherwise. I think anyone that's serious about photography wouldn't dare compare this to a mirrorless or DSLR from recent crop. I'd take EM1MKII any day of the week instead of this weird spider tablet.

+2

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 17:06 UTC

what tripod head is he using?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:09 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

a soft "wow"......

Very nice, artistically and technically.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 01:02 UTC as 17th comment
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elefteriadis alexandros: ''Dynamic range isn't everything, of course''. Sorry but it is Achilles' heel of digital sensors and the reason why digital is behind film even today.

The advantage of film, all other parameters being equal, is gentle highlight roll-off. Digital images with the sun behind or partially behind clouds looks like a nuclear explosion rather than what the eye actually sees, & some colors blow out before others destroying the true color integrity of the scene. Film doesn't do that

random image from google image search:

http://www.wtg-global.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sunset-3.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:02 UTC
On photo Red shoes-1 in the Shoes challenge (9 comments in total)

Exquisite!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 12:37 UTC as 5th comment
On challenge A Big Year - birds (2 comments in total)

Beautiful Shot........

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 1st comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2676 comments in total)

Looking at the DPR test image I don't see the image resolution that I see with the other cameras it is compared against in "normal" mode. Contrary to what the reviewer says, It looks more blurry to me in most if not all areas of the scene

Comments?

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_k1&attr13_1=sony_a7rii&attr13_2=pentax_645z&attr13_3=nikon_d810&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr126_0=1&attr171_1=off&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.5450520309578614&y=0.32785148416610976

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
On article SmugMug Films: The journey from food to photography (16 comments in total)

wow.........a message for everyone, regardless of your passion.

thanks for sharing this, made the "other" confusing "stuff" in the world go away for a while.

Miguel.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:07 UTC as 13th comment
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