knickerhawk

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  • Time and time again I've tried to get JACS to grasp the fact that there's nothing inherently or uniquely special about the Sony camera greens. Sure, there are commonly used color profiles and WB ...
  • In the static scene comparison, it looks to me like the "Pixel Shift On" versions are reversed. The one just labeled "On" shows no motion artifacts for the moving cars and the one labeled "Pixel...

  • Replied in Simply BS
    You need to open your eyes if you really think this image (especially the zoomed part) isn't mostly computer generated/manipulated to the point of being more computer generated than real. Check ...
  • Replied in Simply Amazing
    Well, it seems to have worked as a marketing gag, but it's pretty poorly done cgi overall.
  • Replied in Get down?
    We were discussing whether or not the speedometer (histogram) lies/misrepresents. You're now shifting the discussion to whether it's useful. I will take that as a capitulation on the issue we were ...
  • What's that supposed to mean? How would you know? Depending on the scene and your in-camera JPEG settings, a whole stop may be too little, too much or just about right.
  • Replied in Get down?
    "But officer, my speedometer said I was only going 65mph. My speedometer might not be accurate, but it doesn't lie. Please don't ticket me..."
  • Replied in Get down?
    Speaking of ambiguous (and ironically so) responses, please take note of the bolded word above. I do agree with you, however, that Digidog's responses frequently require careful interpretation of ...
  • I've seen the book (the original edition years ago). I stand by my statement that his color work isn't "noteworthy". Apparently, Adams agreed with my assessment because he never got around to ...
  • In which case there is no basis for your assertion that HCB had an "error" in his thinking. Clearly, the question he was answering related to why he preferred to use a 50mm for his personal work.
  • Do you have any idea how ridiculous that reads? DPR's resident model airplanes-in-flight expert lecturing HCB on reportage/street photography...
  • Ever heard of the term, sweet spot ? By your logic, we should all be happily using either the widest super wide or the longest super telephoto we can mount to our cameras. How silly of HCB not to ...
  • Which is exactly the problem. HCB's "decisive moment" pronouncements are somewhat romanticized BS (his work ranged well beyond that kind of photography), but he always emphasized the element of ...
  • The interview was in 1971, but you have to place that in the context of his career. His formative years were in the 20s and 30s, his peak commercial years (as a Magnum photographer) were the 50s. ...
  • Replied in Rant!
    And to the girls' grandparents, etc...Nonetheless, the frustration is understandable because the policy should be uniformly enforced, one way or the other. Either any camera for personal ...
  • I'd say your 2 cents is worth no more than 1 cent. HCB wasn't intimidated by color. He was a trained artist who painted in color. Your speculation that he was too "lazy" to learn color photography ...
  • Are you saying that people are behaving differently or photographers?
  • Referenced earlier in this thread here . It's often quoted.
  • Most of what he said in the famous quote is not just a matter of opinion and preference; it's a statement of fact based on the optical properties of the focal lengths being discussed. Those ...
  • Replied in Could it be???
    I know that I said I'd let things drop, but as I was looking one last time at the various samples you provided and especially the left edge crops you provided from the original TIFFs here and the ...
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