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by alfake
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It's still about the image
Replies: 32
Views: 2180

Re: It's still about the image

Alfonso, is that a photo of some sort of festival? Well, yes, sort of, but not exactly: It’s an Easter parade (or procession), more a (usually very solemn) religious ceremony or celebration than a festival (although I know the boundaries can get sometimes a little, or even quite, fuzzy). They are t...
by alfake
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Just one image...
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Just one image...

Once I read someone saying (I don’t remember who) that the three most important elements of a good photo were light, light and… light. And you have caught there an ephemeral moment of awesome light. Beautiful example of landscape photography. Thanks for sharing.
Alfonso
by alfake
Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Gallery Reception
Topic: My Flickr Photostream
Replies: 8
Views: 2931

Re: My Flickr Photostream

James, mixed light is always tricky… and interesting. You have got beautiful images in those difficult lighting conditions! Thanks for the link.
Alfonso
by alfake
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It's still about the image
Replies: 32
Views: 2180

Re: It's still about the image

Yildiz, as Pako’s link suggests, Aragosa is not abandoned. Most Castilian villages (villages from a large region in the centre of Spain) suffered some years ago a massive exodus to the big cities. The ruins you see are eloquent witnesses of that urban exodus. Many of them were in fact completely aba...
by alfake
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It's still about the image
Replies: 32
Views: 2180

Re: It's still about the image

Thanks, Birma, for your words and your pictures (this one and all your beautiful 2008 Scottish landscapes). I still love and use my A100 (although only for good light or tripod scenes, the A700 being so much better in other situations).
And thanks, and happy new year to you all!
Alfonso
by alfake
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It's still about the image
Replies: 32
Views: 2180

Re: It's still about the image

Paul, beautiful images, as usual. Let me contribute to this thread of yours with an A100 image as an homage to your landcape photography, which I admire. A100, CZ 16-80=30mm http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-v3wM0WlDDs/SVp51xVkpmI/AAAAAAAABCs/HucrWsCnLb4/s400/ARAGOSA-2007-001_web.jpg Clic for larger: http://lh...
by alfake
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Civility
Replies: 61
Views: 3291

Re: Civility

This may be my last day or two in the forum for a while as it's my New Year's resolution to get rich or famous this year Don, I wish you the best luck with your projects. And don’t forget us, the poor guys of this forum, once you become rich and famous! Alfonso p.s.: I hope you will keep in touch f...
by alfake
Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Panorama with MS ICE
Replies: 34
Views: 2360

Re: Panorama with MS ICE

Most of my Panos have been hand held. Does one needs to use tripod? If one were to use tripod, does one needs any additional/special contraption? Sury: As Barry says, for some panoramas a tripod is not necessary, but it is always recommended and… sometimes unavoidable. With good light conditions an...
by alfake
Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hi there from Holland
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: Hi there from Holland

John: A warm welcome from me! (I am your age, have also a son –but, unfortunately, no daughter in Australia…– and use a Sony A700, so we have a few things in common!) I hope somebody here will be able to help you on your issues with the A700. Best regards,
Alfonso
by alfake
Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Civility
Replies: 61
Views: 3291

Re: Civility

Sonolta’s rhetoric is brutal and agonistic, a sort of rhetoric typical of ancient oral societies which sounds totally incompatible with today standards of written communication (especially between strangers). So Matthew C., Yildiz and others: I quite understand you! At the same time, Don is one of t...
by alfake
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Panorama with MS ICE
Replies: 34
Views: 2360

Re: Panorama with MS ICE

Isn't that accomplished by A mode where Camera is making sure the same amount of light is incident on the sensor? (...) could you please elaborare what you meant by manual exposure. Please understand I am trying to learn, that's why I am asking so many questions. Sury, with (I hope) Peter’s permiss...
by alfake
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Panorama with MS ICE
Replies: 34
Views: 2360

Re: Panorama with MS ICE

Sury, as you probably know, there is an element of risk in shooting panoramas in Aperture priority (or any other automatic exposure mode) as different frames could easily get different exposures. (For the same reason, manual WB is also advisable.) But your panorama is very evenly illuminated and so ...
by alfake
Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 18
Views: 3314

Merry Christmas!

David, Don, Dr. Harout and all of you who contribute to make this photographic community such a helpful and enjoyable site… I wish you all the best and a merry christmas. Sigüenza (Spain), 13th December 2008 http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-v3wM0WlDDs/SU5IAubyPsI/AAAAAAAABBM/VD819cTDYR8/s400/SIGUENZA-2008-xy1...
by alfake
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Lake / Swampy Area
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Lake / Swampy Area

Kysham, wonderful second shot. First class light and composition (sun reflection included!). Congratulations. Alfonso P.S.: According to the EXIF data, both (colour) pictures were taken at the same focal length (11mm). As usual with ultra wide-angles, a slight change in the point of view has brought...
by alfake
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hitler rants about the D3x
Replies: 18
Views: 1633

Re: Hitler rants about the D3x

Barry, Don, Peter, Henry: After reading your posts I feel I should make it clear that basically I agree with you: The sketch is obviously intended as a joke, it is well made (I am no expert in film making, but it made me smile more than once) and, of course, I don’t think it’s offensive at all… But ...

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