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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Senior Pictures. Oh the pressure. May 25, 2015
    I agree with Yildiz and Sury. IMHO if it were my image I would get rid of the highlights in the top left corner. My eye gets drawn there and I find them distracting. OssieStatistics: Posted by Ossie — Mon May 25, 2015 9:18 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Birds 2015 May 25, 2015
    Lovely images all.Sury I particularly like the shot of the Coot. I find trying to get detail in a bird that has black plumage a real struggle but you have caught the bird beautifully.OssieStatistics: Posted by Ossie — Mon May 25, 2015 9:12 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Senior Pictures. Oh the pressure. May 25, 2015
    I agree with Yildiz's assessment. The slightly wind blown hair adds to the natural look and feels more like youcaptured the moment than took a posed portrait. The overall softness adds to the tenderness conveyed by thephoto. Personally I am not a big fan of vignetting but it certainly worked in this case.One suggestion, if […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Senior Pictures. Oh the pressure. May 25, 2015
    Hi Jeff; I think that you've done nicely. The focus is on the lovely smile and face. The fact that the your subject also sports a neat hairdo and a deep blue sweat shirt creates an uncluttered portrait. The effect of the breeze is not visible and the darker background brings out the subject's features […]
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #56:"Spring Patterns"-Winner Announced May 25, 2015
    Congratulations, Birma! Nicely observed about ferns indeed; they are truly ancient plants dating back even before the dinosaurs walked the face of the earth. Their survival story is a testimony for using the Golden Ratio as the efficient design to perpetuate the species. " Ferns are a very ancient family of plants: early fern fossils […]
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A divided path for Sony

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Most Japanese camera companies have divisions, groups, and teams right down to the very last individual product. Even a single lens design may have its own small team, from R&D and design down to final assembly. What we are seeing happen in Sony right now is the result of complex competition and collaboration between several […] . . . → Read More: A divided path for Sony

Gary Friedman workshops in UK, September 13-16th

Gary Friedman, who is well known for his excellent e-books on the Alpha system (new one just out, Alpha 37 and 57) lives on the sunny, foggy, funky coast surrounded by surfing dudes and dudesses, just south of the vast conurbation of Los Angeles. But having several million photo enthusiasts on his doorstep is not enough. […] . . . → Read More: Gary Friedman workshops in UK, September 13-16th