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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread January 21, 2018
    Thank you, Sig!Statistics: Posted by Cogito — Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:59 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 20, 2018
    The Grand Basin, leftover from the 1904 World's Fair. Ice buildup around the fountains.SigA99, 24-70 CZ, F8, 1/1250, ISO 250.The Art Museum overlooking the Grand Basin.A99, 24-70 CZ, F8, 1/6, ISO 250.A99, 24-70 CZ, F8, 1/4, ISO 250.Statistics: Posted by smulnik — Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:24 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 20, 2018
    Valery, I like all of the drama in your shot. The sharp chunks of ice, the solidness of the train trestle, and a very ominous looking sky. SigStatistics: Posted by smulnik — Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:09 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 20, 2018
    aster wrote:These circular ice accumulations or ice crystals are indeed a very interesting phenomenon. Never saw something similar in real life myself. Nicely observed. Looks very, very chilly...When I went to the river, I expected to see chunks of ice as in Valery's photo. I was surprised to see the ice circles. It was very […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 19, 2018
    In your area is very cold winter for today, but I have some old shot.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 am
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Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

We are able to offer, now, the complete 28-issue digital archive in page-turn format for the final eleven years of Minolta Image and Photoworld (as it became) from 2002 to 2011. For only £10, a one-off payment, you unlock the complete collection of digital versions of the printed quarterly magazine.

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ACR 5.5 RC shifts Sony colours – a little

Adobe’s Camera Raw Release Candidate 5.5, which introduces global corrections for all Bayer sensor cameras requiring a differential value treatment between the two Green channels, has a visible effect on the colour of Sony Alpha file conversions.

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MS Duo Pro catches up in speed

Sony press release:

Paris, 4 September 2008 – As the world moves on, files get bigger. From high-megapixel compact cameras to the latest Sony α Digital SLR with its 5 frames per second continuous shooting capability, the pressure is on for flash memory. High Definition camcorders are tightening the screw even further, so Sony Recording . . . → Read More: MS Duo Pro catches up in speed

Repairing an image by cloning from another

MANY photographers habitually use layers from everything. I don’t! In fact, I try to minimise my time spent on post-processing shots for stock library sale, and work very quickly. If it needs complex setup or demands working using layers to be able to go back and change things, I’ve probably already wasted too much time. . . . → Read More: Repairing an image by cloning from another

Lightroom 2 tackles all Alpha RAWs

The latest release of Adobe Lightroom, v2, handles all Sony Alpha and earlier KM digital camera raw formats including the Alpha 700, 200, 300 and 350. It is also updated, along with the final release of Adobe Camera Raw 4.5, to handle Nikon D700. Because Canon appears to have left their filetype identical to the . . . → Read More: Lightroom 2 tackles all Alpha RAWs

360° panorama (QuickTime VR) from A700

Daniel Oi – who provided our most popular external link in recent weeks with his Glasgow Merchant City surround-vision stitched VR panorama – has created a superb view of the Kibble Palace glasshouse at Glasgow’s Botanical Gardens:

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Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw

Apple’s Aperture 2.0 is a tedious program to test, with all its creation of ‘projects’ and ‘libraries’, ‘albums’, ‘vaults’ and nonstandard GUI, and it isn’t fast in processing files or passing them to Photoshop (which it does in 16-bit form, just another step to reverse before saving as far as I’m concerned). However, it’s handling . . . → Read More: Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw