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by springm
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Monochrome tree
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Monochrome tree

Strong graphics. Both versions work for me, it probably is just a matter of personal preference or envisualized environment which one to prefer. I don't mind coming out as a purist when admitting that #2 is my favourite.

Markus
by springm
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A NEW BEGINNING ( kingfisher)
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: A NEW BEGINNING ( kingfisher)

Stunning images in a superb quality. Your toiling and sweating and your experience really pays off with this subject. Triple thumbs-up!
by springm
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lusting for an 1.4/85mm - is this reasonable?
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Lusting for an 1.4/85mm - is this reasonable?

I am very fond of portraits with minimal depth of field and soft blurred out-of-focus areas, so since quite a while I am on the brink of purchasing an old Minolta 1.4/85 for my A700. But before realizing such a costly dream, I want to re-check and hear your experiences with this lens. Especially I a...
by springm
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Carved Hindu temple
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Carved Hindu temple

The details in #3 are just gorgeous!
by springm
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Virginia Cobra
Replies: 13
Views: 1795

Re: Virginia Cobra

Looks really dangerous if you don't know better!
by springm
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: firewood transport
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: firewood transport

Thanks for all the positive feedback! As a further illustration, these are the typical Sri Lanka bicycle brakes (not on his bike, I had no opportunity to inspect, I only have a qualified guess that the difference won't be too big) Oh - and don't forget to notice the slicks they use over there... htt...
by springm
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: firewood transport
Replies: 6
Views: 782

firewood transport

I was in Sri Lanka again for the last project mission and had a list of things to photograph. It turned out that I only could realize the first one, but that was worth it. This is a hit-and-run shot: I saw the bicycle, asked the driver to stop, jumped out of the vehicle and had just some seconds to ...
by springm
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: i never realised it, but i seem to ignore the rule of thirds
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: i never realised it, but i seem to ignore the rule of thirds

gio67, I think the rules are a good thing to know, and if it is only to break them! If a picture works, and this one does, then it works. Keepers are created not by following rules but a vision.
by springm
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Road trip: Finished!
Replies: 34
Views: 5523

Re: Road trip: Finished!

"Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona:" What a sky - wonderful! An amazing trip and lifestyle, easily to envy. But I guess there are times for everything and different priorities and decisions for everybody...
by springm
Mon May 11, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: horse's paradise
Replies: 16
Views: 2578

Re: horse's paradise

Greg, Kevin: There were some white blossoms further down in the background, probably wild prune because the time for cherries was already over. Bokeh-wise that lens is not to blame, especially with the sharp core still visible in the already slightly blurred horse. And besides probably some pollen o...
by springm
Mon May 11, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: old barn, colorful tulips; and another from that day
Replies: 22
Views: 2588

Re: old barn, colorful tulips; and another from that day

#2 is it for me, definitely. The misty layered landscape in the background is fantastic!

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by springm
Mon May 11, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: birds
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Re: birds

#3 still doesn't show, so thanks Doc for the recipe. That low flying heron is definitely worth the minor hazzle. Clean shots, admirable!

Markus
by springm
Mon May 11, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: More tulips
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: More tulips

#1, #2, #4, #7 - all winners and the others no slouches, either. I guess you could set up an amazing series with only red tulip abstracts. Excellent work!

Markus
by springm
Mon May 11, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Australian Air show
Replies: 18
Views: 2165

Re: Australian Air show

The Super Constellation shot is my favourite too. That dark sky makes an excellent background and gives an appealing color combination. Of course it would have been nice to get it at another angle with better separation of wings and tail, but at a show you have to take what you can get.
by springm
Sat May 09, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: horse's paradise
Replies: 16
Views: 2578

Re: horse's paradise

Thanks to all for the encouraging comments. It's that kind of a pat on the back that probably everybody needs from time to time. @David: thanks for the hints, gallery entry is on the way. Here is the new version: http://www.photoclubalpha.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10012/dsc12914_3a_1024.jpg I r...