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by springm
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Candid & Out-Takes @ Fantasy Of Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 4166

Re: Candid & Out-Takes @ Fantasy Of Flight

I am missing the images! Pirate, could you check if there is a technical problem?

Markus
by springm
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Motion
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: Motion

Image

Billboard and neglecting car driver in Munich.
by springm
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma 8-16mm -- some images and comment
Replies: 19
Views: 4377

Re: Sigma 8-16mm -- some images and comment

Before the decision to buy either the 8-16 or 11-16, I gave my old 11-18 another workout: m 1:1 crop: m m it doesn't look as unsharp as I had expected from the prior images in Budapest and Krk. The crop out of the first shot is not the extreme corner but left (weak) side from the middle to the borde...
by springm
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma 8-16mm -- some images and comment
Replies: 19
Views: 4377

Re: Sigma 8-16mm -- some images and comment

David, thanks. Of course your last reply to Pako's question again opened up that Pandora's box of "should I switch to Full Frame?" As I already have the Minolta 17-35 plus a Minolta 2.8/28-75 it is a valid question and not to be answered easily. Every investment in a non-FF lens of course ...
by springm
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma 8-16mm -- some images and comment
Replies: 19
Views: 4377

Re: Sigma 8-16mm -- some images and comment

Chris, David, when considering to buy a replacement for my not-so-stellar Tamron 11-18 - probably misaligned, but I discovered that too late - would you see the 8-16 in the same league as the Tokina 11-16? Using the latter wide open on the A700 seems somewhat pointless to me anyway, as the AF is mor...
by springm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Monochrome tree
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Monochrome tree

In this post I discovered the link to your blog. Well designed and quite some stuff to look at. Oh, and it's always nice to meet another linux person...
by springm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: sofobomo 09: finished my book
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: sofobomo 09: finished my book

Thanks for the positive feedback. Meanwhile I have made it available on issuu, too. This version requires flash and a fast internet connection, but it's easier to read and more book-like here: http://issuu.com/markus_spring/docs/batticaloa_fishermen_sofobomo09
by springm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: a piece of bread feeds the multitudes
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: a piece of bread feeds the multitudes

In this shot you can almost hear the chaos and clash. Well done.
by springm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Lizards

jcoffin wrote:I've picked out a couple more from the same day:

Again applause for #1 - that pose with the s-shaped tail is really convincing
by springm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A new panorama
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: A new panorama

my goodness, I already thought you crashed my firefox -- 100MPix is really substantial. Compositionwise I like it very much with the fence leading into the image. Probably a tad more saturation and local contrast enhancement in the sky could further improve it. But as you said - definitely worth loo...
by springm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: MIF
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: MIF

That combination of absolutely sharp body plus motion blur on the wings definitely works. Excellent craftsmanship + good eye = keeper!
Astonishing for me is the richness of visible detail even without any additional sharpening.
by springm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Waikiki panorama from the 41st floor
Replies: 17
Views: 1903

Re: Waikiki panorama from the 41st floor

Really impressive. Great details in a wonderful soft light, and you really transport the feeling standing high up and beeing able to turn the head without limits.
by springm
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 90 Seconds With the Legendary Beercan 70-210 f4
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: 90 Seconds With the Legendary Beercan 70-210 f4

Don, could you please tell us about the postprocessing? I tried hard but never got that "popping out" sharpness with my beercan/a700

Regards - Markus
by springm
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: sofobomo 09: finished my book
Replies: 4
Views: 861

sofobomo 09: finished my book

It seems that nobody else of photoclub alpha was or is participating in sofobomo 2009 . For those that do not know it: Sofobomo stands for Solo Foto Book Month. It is a self assignment to photograph and compile a pdf photobook containing minimum 35 pictures in a 30 day period. For details just see t...
by springm
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Lizards

#2 is it for me. That colourful throat pouch in combination with the monochrome body of the animal is great.

Markus