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Offline RDStone

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Test photo posting
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:19:35 PM »
Seeing if I have this figured out.
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 01:22:03 PM »
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 02:11:49 PM »
Nice job! I'll be looking forward to some more of your work in the Wildlife Thread.
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 04:31:07 PM »
Very nice quality photo!

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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 05:44:02 PM »
I sure do believe you got it figured out.  Nice picture, did you take it?
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 06:14:01 PM »
I sure do believe you got it figured out.  Nice picture, did you take it?

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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 07:33:03 PM »

I sure do believe you got it figured out.  Nice picture, did you take it?

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yes I took it on one of my hikes. Thanks guys. I'm not a real photographer. But I have fun trying.
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 07:34:58 PM »

Nice job! I'll be looking forward to some more of your work in the Wildlife Thread.
Thanks OP. I've seen some of your stuff. I'm not up to par with you, but I'll get a few posted over there.
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2016, 07:44:25 PM »

I sure do believe you got it figured out.  Nice picture, did you take it?

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yes I took it on one of my hikes. Thanks guys. I'm not a real photographer. But I have fun trying.

Well you nailed that one.  I really has, for me, all the elements I like.  Good job.
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2016, 07:51:50 PM »

I sure do believe you got it figured out.  Nice picture, did you take it?

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yes I took it on one of my hikes. Thanks guys. I'm not a real photographer. But I have fun trying.


Well you nailed that one.  I really has, for me, all the elements I like.  Good job.

I agree! Good composition. Selective focus on the eye, slightly off-set. The tail and two branches all leading the eye to the main subject. Nice job.
Was any post-processing involved?  We have a thread hiding here somewhere about post-processing, HD photography, darkroom techniques, etc., you might enjoy. I'll try to find it and bump it.


Nice job! I'll be looking forward to some more of your work in the Wildlife Thread.
Thanks OP. I've seen some of your stuff. I'm not up to par with you, but I'll get a few posted over there.
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2016, 08:04:35 PM »
The depth of field on that tree-rat photo is outstanding.....alm ost 3-D!   I USED to be able to control that by manipulating the aperture size, but like Ol' P, I no longer have that luxury with my newfangled digital camera.  That thing has just about taken away all of my incentive to try and take good photos these days.....VERY aggravating! >:(
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2016, 08:33:02 PM »




Was any post-processing involved? 


Yes I shot it in raw so it was processed some. I try to do as minimal processing as possible as I personally don't care much for obviously manipulated photos.  Some like that but it's not my taste.
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2016, 09:09:52 PM »
The depth of field on that tree-rat photo is outstanding.....alm ost 3-D!   I USED to be able to control that by manipulating the aperture size, but like Ol' P, I no longer have that luxury with my newfangled digital camera.  That thing has just about taken away all of my incentive to try and take good photos these days.....VERY aggravating! >:(
Preach on, Brother. I got my OM-1 out just the other day. Handled it, fondled it, checked all the attachments (various lenses, extension tubes, filers...). Framed a few make believe shots, and went 'click...click' in a silent whisper. Then I tucked it safely back into its case, glared at my Sony CyberShot laying on my desk, and mixed a strong drink.


Yes I shot it in raw so it was processed some. I try to do as minimal processing as possible as I personally don't care much for obviously manipulated photos.  Some like that but it's not my taste.

Sometimes a quick "auto correct" in some processing software is warranted. I think that is preferable to letting the camera make the decisions. Shooting RAW gives you more latitude.  And of course, a little cropping and perfecting the composition is always permissible.  ;)
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2016, 06:58:13 PM »

The depth of field on that tree-rat photo is outstanding.....alm ost 3-D!   I USED to be able to control that by manipulating the aperture size, but like Ol' P, I no longer have that luxury with my newfangled digital camera.  That thing has just about taken away all of my incentive to try and take good photos these days.....VERY aggravating! >:(
Preach on, Brother. I got my OM-1 out just the other day. Handled it, fondled it, checked all the attachments (various lenses, extension tubes, filers...). Framed a few make believe shots, and went 'click...click' in a silent whisper. Then I tucked it safely back into its case, glared at my Sony CyberShot laying on my desk, and mixed a strong drink.


Yes I shot it in raw so it was processed some. I try to do as minimal processing as possible as I personally don't care much for obviously manipulated photos.  Some like that but it's not my taste.

Sometimes a quick "auto correct" in some processing software is warranted. I think that is preferable to letting the camera make the decisions. Shooting RAW gives you more latitude.  And of course, a little cropping and perfecting the composition is always permissible.  ;)
I agree. There isn't a camera made that can see what our eyes see. I'm just not big on the whole photo art thing....unless the photographer states that was his/her intent and it goes in that category. Sometimes landscapes are so over-saturated nowadays that it's obvious that it's unnatural. But to each his own. Even Ansel Adams did some manipulation in the darkroom. Thanks for the input OP!
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Re: Test photo posting
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2016, 07:01:21 PM »
Hear, hear! :hail: :cheers:
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2016, 07:16:33 PM »

I agree. There isn't a camera made that can see what our eyes see. I'm just not big on the whole photo art thing....unless the photographer states that was his/her intent and it goes in that category. Sometimes landscapes are so over-saturated nowadays that it's obvious that it's unnatural. But to each his own. Even Ansel Adams did some manipulation in the darkroom. Thanks for the input OP!
One of the pix I opened the "Cyber Darkroom" thread with shows some artsy-fartsy work with a woodland trail. It all has it's place. But like you and Wolfy, I really, really, REALLY dislike the super-saturated landscapes!  A scene should 'take you there', not shout at you!
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