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by dewarp
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Effects and Art Techniques
Topic: ... But is it art?
Replies: 8
Views: 4432

... But is it art?

The Conundrum of the Workshops - by Rudyard Kipling When the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden's green and gold, Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the mould; And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, Till the Devil whispere...
by dewarp
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Image Manipulation
Replies: 52
Views: 4957

Re: Image Manipulation

A forum already exists for "Photo Art". It's entitled "Effects and Art Techniques". Not used much though!

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: Free Photoshop CS2 (and whole Creative Suite) from Adobe
Replies: 20
Views: 3962

Re: Free Photoshop CS2 (and whole Creative Suite) from Adobe

I use CS2 as my main image editor (although I also own a copy of CS6). I run CS2 under Windows 7. The only real problem I had when moving from XP to Win7 was that the Printer button vanished from the Page Setup screen (this "improvement" came with Vista!). This was a pain in that CS2 then ...
by dewarp
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Printer recommendation needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: Printer recommendation needed

When you calibrate your monitor for print work try to set the luminance lower than the "normal" recommendation of 100 cd/m2. I currently use 5800 deg K and 80 cd/m2 on my working screen, and even then I have to lighten the image slightly prior to printing.

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Printer recommendation needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: Printer recommendation needed

Hi chriznatch No one here has suggested a printer. Unfortunately I too cannot recommend one as you seem to need an A4 printer whereas I use the truely amazing Epson 3880, which is an A2+ printer and surely too expensive for your needs. However, some comments: Agreed that the first thing to check is ...
by dewarp
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Toronto Dawn
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Toronto Dawn

I recently took some shots of the sun rising over Toronto. These were taken from my hotel window in Oakville. I just checked out the distance using the Google Earth ruler, and found that the distance to the CN Tower was 27.0 km (16.8 miles). It surprises me that one can get such detail over that dis...
by dewarp
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 15278

Re: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem

Hi Greg

Yes, the blocks at the top are clearly visible. However, when I take a full sized TIFF and look at it in PS x 400% there is no sign of the blocks - just the normal "blanket" look. I think the blocks came with the jpg conversion.

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 15278

Re: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem

I am happy to provide the ARW file to anyone who wants to do some pixel peeping.

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 15278

Re: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem

Hi David OK, I suppose it may be due to my working screen being an early 19 inch Philips LCD and not a modern professional job. However, I also have not noticed the effect on prints from my Epson 3880, which tends to show up things that I cannot see on my monitor. However, it is rare that I print an...
by dewarp
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 15278

Re: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem

I had a look at my images and cannot see the effect mentioned. Attached is one where there is an expanse of blue sky. Taken with a circular polariser, as confirmed by the vignetting of the corners. Raw file converted to jpg in Lightroom and shrunk further using Irfanview. regards - Peter 1205200901....
by dewarp
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 15278

Re: Polariser plus SLT - blotchy sky problem

I cannot say that I've noticed anything like this. But then, I never use a polariser on a clear sky (can usually be easily adjusted in PhotoShop) but only when I want to improve the separation between clouds and hazy sky. I'll look a bit closer tonight.

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77 Screen Protector
Replies: 8
Views: 2347

Re: Sony A77 Screen Protector

I used a cheap (=free) soft cover. The screen spends 90% of it's life facing the camera in any case. The protection is mainly required for damage I may do when wiping finger prints off the screen!

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Wed May 30, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Polarising filters
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Re: Polarising filters

I still use one fairly regularly for separating cloud and sky where one is forced to have a bright sky. But yes, the need for them is tending to go away, except for controlling non-metallic reflections.

I rarely use my ND grads these days.

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Sun May 27, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Good RAW processing program for Sony files
Replies: 9
Views: 3284

Re: Good RAW processing program for Sony files

Hi Ron I currently use LightRoom 4.1 RC2 + CS2 (which would be similar to your photoshop). Works well, but I found LR a steep learning curve. I got a copy of Michael Reichmann's Advanced Guide to LR 4. LR 4.1 is currently available as a Release Candidate for free until further notice. http://labs.ad...
by dewarp
Tue May 22, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Effects and Art Techniques
Topic: Photographers: you’re being replaced by software
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Re: Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

Well, I don't care how you did it, but that is one fascinating image.

regards - Peter

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