Peter Del

Lives in United Kingdom Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a retired
Joined on Jan 19, 2006

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Inciteful, stunning, brilliant, masterful.
Thank you for bringing it to us.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 18th comment
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Peter Del: On my monitor these wonderful rock formations look flat and lifeless. I looked at them in Elements and adjusted the levels, then they look splendid. Perhaps the photographer should study the work of the Westons, to see super tonality. All IMHO, of course (or my monitor is on the blink!

quietrich. Your comment is interesting in that as I only see dull pictures, there must be something wrong with my monitor. I will have to increase its contrast as I don't, at the moment, feel like replacing it. Thanks for your help.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
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Peter Del: On my monitor these wonderful rock formations look flat and lifeless. I looked at them in Elements and adjusted the levels, then they look splendid. Perhaps the photographer should study the work of the Westons, to see super tonality. All IMHO, of course (or my monitor is on the blink!

Thanks for your rude replies. I can't post pictures in the news section, so I have posted a reply in the Open Forum
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59952952

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 10:31 UTC

On my monitor these wonderful rock formations look flat and lifeless. I looked at them in Elements and adjusted the levels, then they look splendid. Perhaps the photographer should study the work of the Westons, to see super tonality. All IMHO, of course (or my monitor is on the blink!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 15th comment | 24 replies

Curves, curves, curves and more curves. The only interesting curves are in the 'Finished Challenges' in the column on the right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 17:33 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On article This $31 lens will turn any room into a camera obscura (70 comments in total)

Scioptic balls were part of a popular pastime in the 18th century. They consisted of a wooden sphere with a hole through its centre mounted in a wooden frame such that it could be moved. Fitted to a window shutter, telescopes and microscopes could be attached.
Predating this was the camera obscura, which ranged from a hole in a window shutter making an upside down view of the outside to small portable versions which enabled artists to trace a scene which was projected on to a ground glass.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 22:46 UTC as 22nd comment
On photo Kat in the Blurred background challenge (12 comments in total)

She is beautiful, so is the photo.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 10:17 UTC as 6th comment
On photo P4030275 in Jswell's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Impressive shot of a wonderful landscape and an intrepid mountaineer.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 1st comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

This is my first camera, which I still have

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8804053911/photos/3282253/my-first-camera

but none of my subsequent ones.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:22 UTC as 309th comment
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Albert Valentino: These are rather lackluster portraits. Many of the subjects look like they are exhausted, half asleep, or could care less.

I agree, but this lack of joy is now commonplace. If the subject smiles, it isn't art!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Looks great, but no landscapes?

My thoughts entirely.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 18:10 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (245 comments in total)
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Peter Del: The D80 was my first digital camera, having come from a couple of Minolta film cameras. Then I bought an Olympus E-M5 mk1, and my back was so grateful!

No, you might just use a camera body to takes photographs, but I like to put a lens on it. The difference is noticeable.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (245 comments in total)
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Peter Del: The D80 was my first digital camera, having come from a couple of Minolta film cameras. Then I bought an Olympus E-M5 mk1, and my back was so grateful!

Peiasdf, I suppose you get a kick out of being rude.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (245 comments in total)

The D80 was my first digital camera, having come from a couple of Minolta film cameras. Then I bought an Olympus E-M5 mk1, and my back was so grateful!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 103rd comment | 13 replies

Very interesting, because I've long been under the impression that the digital camera was invented by Steven Sasson.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On photo winterblues in the Best Landscape 2016 challenge (6 comments in total)

Wonderful, a worthy winner.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 1st comment

A sad reflection on Americans' obsession with guns.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 16:22 UTC as 28th comment

The first three are wonderful.
I hope all the plastic is recycled!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 10:56 UTC as 17th comment | 19 replies
On photo Fresia in the One Stem, Many Flowers challenge (16 comments in total)
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Peter Del: Beautiful, sophisticated image that looks partly drawn; though I've no idea how you did that.

Thanks valenttin, the penny has dropped, noise has been added in ACR.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 01:33 UTC
On photo Fresia in the One Stem, Many Flowers challenge (16 comments in total)

Beautiful, sophisticated image that looks partly drawn; though I've no idea how you did that.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 01:35 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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