rmbackus

rmbackus

Lives in Netherlands Zeist, Netherlands
Works as a ENT surgeon (retired)
Has a website at www.roelfbackus.nl
Joined on Jan 6, 2009
About me:

ENT-surgeon, musician, photographer

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On photo Electric Fence - Dachau Concentration Camp in the Silence challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks for the comment.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 23:42 UTC as 1st comment
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rmbackus: In photography 'bigger' is always 'better'. If it was not, we should go back to the old Minox camera again (8 x 11 mm), or even smaller.

Minox moved up when they found out 8 mm wouldn't work.
And I know it's a bad argument, but if large format were that worse, they would be cheaper or had disappeared already. But no, we accept the bulky camera's and pay the much higher price to get the picture quality. There are many books written full about the advantage of a larger film/sensor formats. I wish smaller was better.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 20:06 UTC

In photography 'bigger' is always 'better'. If it was not, we should go back to the old Minox camera again (8 x 11 mm), or even smaller.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 17:17 UTC as 168th comment | 3 replies
On photo daisy drops in the Alternative macro... challenge (5 comments in total)

Very, very original !

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 3rd comment

I'm interested in sensor/film sizes not pixel/grain counts.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:31 UTC as 6th comment
On photo My cat's eyes in the Victorian House challenge (5 comments in total)

Should be the challenge of the neighbours ...;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 23:52 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Strike a Pose (5 comments in total)

Can't check if the pets are 'female' family members...

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 23:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Mobile phone pic (4 comments in total)

No, I see it too

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 23:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Portrait in the Head & Shoulder or 3/4 Portrait challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you !

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Hösbach-Germany in the 'How Green Was My Valley' challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you all for your nice comments !
Roelf Backus
Netherlands

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tricolored Heron in Quiet Reflection in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (27 comments in total)
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rmbackus: I guess PhotoShopped ? The water has not a completely calm surface to reflect the trees in focus. On the other hand, the bird's reflection is razor sharp.

Already checked it...very nice !

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
On photo Tricolored Heron in Quiet Reflection in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (27 comments in total)
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rmbackus: I guess PhotoShopped ? The water has not a completely calm surface to reflect the trees in focus. On the other hand, the bird's reflection is razor sharp.

OK, I'm wrong. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:11 UTC
On photo Tricolored Heron in Quiet Reflection in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (27 comments in total)
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rmbackus: I guess PhotoShopped ? The water has not a completely calm surface to reflect the trees in focus. On the other hand, the bird's reflection is razor sharp.

I think the point of the beak and the eye should reflect exactly in a vertical line down.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On photo Tricolored Heron in Quiet Reflection in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (27 comments in total)

I guess PhotoShopped ? The water has not a completely calm surface to reflect the trees in focus. On the other hand, the bird's reflection is razor sharp.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 3rd comment | 8 replies
On photo woman with handbag in the Ladies Hand Bags challenge (2 comments in total)

I was ! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 08:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article A look inside Sigma's lens factory (89 comments in total)

Random piano keys.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 10:38 UTC as 3rd comment

We'll see how many Dpreview Challenges will be won with this lens...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 17:35 UTC as 42nd comment
On photo Soft-Pro portrait in the Filter Effects: Soft Focus challenge (5 comments in total)

I've always liked the soft focus effect and mainly used the Zeiss Softar I to achieve this effect. However now there is the B&W Soft-Pro filter with a very similar and mild softening result.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 17:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Soft-Pro portrait in the Filter Effects: Soft Focus challenge (5 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It's a very traditional portrait, and very nicely lit (100x better shot than the winner) apart from the whopping big line that runs down past the guy's ear, which IMO is a bit sloppy...

Joe

You're right. I'd used a wooden cupboard as background.
I've already corrected this with PS.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 17:19 UTC
On photo Soft-Pro portrait in the Filter Effects: Soft Focus challenge (5 comments in total)
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happy snapper uk: Ony at full res do you see the effect..great lens I think

Yes ...the Sony 18-70 mm kitlens ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 17:15 UTC
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