Bassaidai

Lives in Germany Germany
Joined on May 29, 2009
About me:

Former FF user, now on the m43 train. Pretty much enjoying the ride.

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On article Head to Head: Adobe Lightroom Classic vs Capture One 21 (385 comments in total)
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snegron22: I fall into the category of those who are not happy with Adobe's subscription model. One thing that was not addressed in this article was how Adobe forces you to sign in every other month. Very, very annoying especially when you have a million other passwords you have to remember.

If I could find a stand-alone photo editing program that lets me work with RAW files from the 3 camera systems I use (Canon, Nikon and Panasonic), I would switch over in a heartbeat.

Mhmm... have you looked at DxO Photolab 4? The integrated DeepPrime Denoiser is incredibly good (need ELITE version for DeepPrime). The rest of the package holds up - really good overall RAW development environment. (not affilitated or anything - I've used many many RAW developers before).
They offer a 30 day trial - you might want to check yourself with the photos you know.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2021 at 11:20 UTC
On photo Cristina portrait in the Portraits challenge (14 comments in total)

Great portrait featuring an incredibly beautiful model. Well done!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2021 at 12:27 UTC as 9th comment
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(unknown member): Fantastic looking dog!!!!!

So you've easily got 30+ years of dog experience, sounds great. Ah well, always hart to let those beautfiul creates go after a rich life.

Ours is a Flatcoated Retriever, 8 years of age, still very playful, very much a swimmer, loves water. Always alert, always out for the next adventure or ballgame. :-)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2020 at 18:23 UTC
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(unknown member): Fantastic looking dog!!!!!

Hi there, thanks for your kind comment. 🙂🐕👍 You've got a dog as well?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2020 at 18:05 UTC
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TonyPM: Wish the Gx9 and G90 could get HR mode in a future firmware update. Even if it were of less resolution than the G9. Let's say 50mpx.

I know one panasonic IBIS camera, that could have gotten the HR mode easily: GH5. But Panasonic opted to rather move the G9 into video-territory and at the some time lacked to move the GH5 into photo-territory like-wise. And I'm very sure this has nothing to do with processing power or any other technical reason.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 12:06 UTC
On photo Perfect symmetry in the Her challenge (13 comments in total)
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Bassaidai: No manipulation of any kind on any shapes or parts of the face. This model is among the most beautiful and skinperfect persons I've ever met.
Of course I still edited some minor skin spots and some veins in the white part of the eyes.

Unfortunately I'm in no contact with that model anymore. (photo: 2010...)
But there is another photo of her in my gallery:

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7449183378/photos/3958505/_mg_0011_cc_600_nl0000

I know its overexposed and composition is rather standard.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 12:04 UTC
On photo Perfect symmetry in the Her challenge (13 comments in total)
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createrio: Congratulations on the 1st place! Interesting exercise in compositing, but the result is strangely disconcerting and looks computer generated — symmetry is actually boring on a human face, shouldn't aim for it per se :). Some personal observations (well, nitpicks): the crop should be a bit wider, as it is for some reason the jawline on the left side visually suggests a super wide head with unnaturally narrow face. With that and the lighting balance in post the face feels flattened, like when you scan a human head on a flatbed scanner. The forehead has been burned too much, taking into account the (near) overhead lighting source it should be brighter than the area bellow the eyebrows, also than the chin or the tip of the nose. This way it feels like it's straight up vertical of even bending forward at the top. And the area just bellow the nose looks too retouched to me, it feels flattened and the skin texture doesn't match the surrounding areas (also applies to the forehead).

hi createrio,

thanks for your thoughful and indepth critics, which I very much appreciate. I will check every aspect very carefully.

On one thing I might respectfully disagree: symmetry is indeed considered boring on every aspect of our lifes EXCEPT faces. On faces symmetry is a direct psychological measure of BEAUTY. As a starters you might read into:
https://sites.psu.edu/evolutionofhumansexuality/2014/03/24/facial-symmetry-and-attractiveness/

Cheers
Bass

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 12:02 UTC
On photo Perfect symmetry in the Her challenge (13 comments in total)
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spitfire31: I get the 'uncanny valley' feeling.

coming from a life long 3d animation background I fully understand what you're saying. Be sure,10 years ago the uncanny valley threshold was way lower than by todays standards and viewing percetpions. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:58 UTC
On photo Perfect symmetry in the Her challenge (13 comments in total)
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Baba Ganoush: Her perfection is mesmerizing. This is a picture that should be blown up to wall size to feel the full impact of her beauty. Congratulations to you and your model.

Thanks Baba.

I printed that picture in A2 size (roughly 42 x 60cm, 17" x 24"). Doing the editing and postprocessing at that target size is a whole different story than for smaller or even web purposes.

Btw, this photo https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7449183378/photos/3958505/_mg_0011_cc_600_nl0000 shows her as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:56 UTC
On photo Perfect symmetry in the Her challenge (13 comments in total)

No manipulation of any kind on any shapes or parts of the face. This model is among the most beautiful and skinperfect persons I've ever met.
Of course I still edited some minor skin spots and some veins in the white part of the eyes.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 07:40 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On photo Shooting stars in the Nighty night challenge (1 comment in total)

This is stunningly beautiful. Great handling of noise @ISO3200!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2019 at 09:30 UTC as 1st comment
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