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by springm
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Got my A55! My first Impressions.... + MORE sample shots
Replies: 60
Views: 10324

Re: Got my A55! My first Impressions.... + Kit Lens sample s

I think Sony needs to improve IDC not just for correcting CA, but speed, accuracy and workflow. It is a shame we have to use third party software in order to handle properly Sony RAW files... No, Pako: They should improve the camera. I see Sony as a hardware provider. Let the software engineers do ...
by springm
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge 32:"Windswept !.It's Fall'ing."-Winner Announced
Replies: 25
Views: 5643

Re: Challenge 32: "Windswept !... It's Fall'ing..."

Thx Dr. Harout, Aster. Of course the chores are there, and even more substantial if it's the neighbours trees causing them. But the noise and stench for the innocent bypassers is not to forget as well :(

Markus
by springm
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: Erebuni-Yerevan 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 11068

Re: Erebuni-Yerevan 2010

2792 years - that is REALLY old! Thanks for the images, Dr. Harout. Yerevan definitely looks like a place to travel to...

Markus
by springm
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge 32:"Windswept !.It's Fall'ing."-Winner Announced
Replies: 25
Views: 5643

Re: Challenge 32: "Windswept !... It's Fall'ing..."

Another kind of Autumn Wind... http://markus-spring.info/wp/wp-content/uploads/spring2life/dsc23981sb-500x750.jpg Click to see a large version. For this image I used my 1.4/85 wide open - and I was lucky that the focus was o.k., as I have made the experience that the AF system is not really reliable...
by springm
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Sony Trade-in of used equipmet.
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Sony Trade-in of used equipmet.

I always knew deep in my guts that this company only wants my best...

Markus
by springm
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your repetition pictures :-) (no PP effect)
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Share your repetition pictures :-) (no PP effect)

Starting a "repeated kids" section: http://markus-spring.info/wp/wp-content/uploads/spring2life/3711083726_dbbdd0a3b7_o_d-645x428.jpg (click to enlarge) And no, this is no optical illusion: There are two similar girls (my twins) which then get repeated together with their father in a trick...
by springm
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your repetition pictures :-) (no PP effect)
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Share your repetition pictures :-) (no PP effect)

Dr. Harout wrote:Markus, I was right, so you did shoot women feet (elegant feet)...

Oh, most certainly I did!

The men feet I captured in Batticaloa - another repeating pattern...
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by springm
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your repetition pictures :-) (no PP effect)
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Share your repetition pictures :-) (no PP effect)

Thx for the thumbs-up! John, this image I took in Krk, Croatia ( Here on google maps ). This is a small medieval town where some houses still have Roman foundations. In the winter less then 5000 persons live there, but in the summer the population grows to 20.000+. The fine thing is that they still ...
by springm
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your repetition pictures :-) (no PP effect)
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Share your repetition pictures :-) (no PP effect)

Complementing the Horn Section:

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(Click to see the large version)

Markus
by springm
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Alpha Spotting
Topic: Oktoberfest Alpha
Replies: 4
Views: 3239

Re: Oktoberfest Alpha

http://markus-spring.info/varia/photoclubalpha/dsc41475_v2s.jpg @All: Glad you like this candid! The crop indicates it's a 350. I was there with the family, and it was definitely not easy to guide two nine-year-olds through the crowd. The streets were littered with broken glass, to name just the mo...
by springm
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Alpha Spotting
Topic: Oktoberfest Alpha
Replies: 4
Views: 3239

Oktoberfest Alpha

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The lady had certainly forgotten to switch on her own SSS... Excuse the poor quality, the Oktoberfest that day was incredibly crowded and all but amusing.

Markus
by springm
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Gallery Reception
Topic: New Gallery: Batticaloa Fences
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: New Gallery: Batticaloa Fences

... not only poverty and fences go on a par, but also refugees too ... Yes, and Sri Lanka still has hundred thousands of refugees, with the situation only slowly improving... Add to this the necessity to protect religious symbols with a fence, like the Vesak lanterns here: http://markus-spring.info...
by springm
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Gallery Reception
Topic: New Gallery: Batticaloa Fences
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: New Gallery: Batticaloa Fences

Yildiz, in a certain way this behaviour is understandable, as a lot of daily life happens outside of house or hut, including the washing/showering. And Sri Lanka is (for western eyes) an extremely prudish country: you can get arrested for nothing but a kiss in public.,, That's the reason why you see...
by springm
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Gallery Reception
Topic: New Gallery: Batticaloa Fences
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: New Gallery: Batticaloa Fences

@Dr. Harout, Birma: Thanks for the warm re-welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the images - however I don't know if "enjoy" is really the right word here. We certainly can't close our eyes in front of the poverty shining through this pictures. Yet there is a certain beauty of forms also coming ...
by springm
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Gallery Reception
Topic: New Gallery: Batticaloa Fences
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

New Gallery: Batticaloa Fences

http://markus-spring.info/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/dsc14102g-645x429.jpg This is the teaser image of my new, small gallery "Batticaloa Fences" . Batticaloa is a town on the east coast of Sri Lanka, that was severely hit by the tsunami of 2004, when approx. 2600 inhabitants lost their...