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by UrsaMajor
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Vuescan?
Replies: 5
Views: 5014

Re: Vuescan?

I started using Vuescan over 15 years ago and have always felt that I was getting good value for my money. I confess that with the arrival of the digital camera era my usage dropped off, and it has now been several years since I have used it, but that has nothing to do with how well it has served me...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Cuba
Replies: 45
Views: 8544

Re: Cuba

Valery, That was a nice album on Cuba. My comment was not about removing the rail but leveling it across the photo. The rail itself is not a distraction. Sury Hi Sury, Perhaps I misunderstand your comment, but it seems to me that because the image was not taken perpendicular to the line of the rail...
by UrsaMajor
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old lens, familiar subject
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Old lens, familiar subject

Out to lunch one day this week at a small local cafe that specializes in BBQ, wine, and craft beers. I was carrying my Sony A6000 fitted with a Contax R/F mount Helios 103 lens, and something about this scene prompted me to frame it and press the shutter. - Tom - Helios103-6001571.jpg No flash, 1\60...
by UrsaMajor
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77M2 - Help/Pointers requested
Replies: 88
Views: 20094

Re: Sony A77M2 - Help/Pointers requested

Out of curiosity, what was your source for the A77II at such an attractive price? Although I am primarily using my NEX-6 and A6000 these days, I just gave my A700 to my son-in-law as a replacement for his A700 after its mirror came off and the repair quote was a bit high. I have been tempted to repl...
by UrsaMajor
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge #60: "We're Going Autumnal !"- Evaluated & Winner Announced
Replies: 19
Views: 12579

Re: Challenge #60: "We're Going Autumnal !"- submissions end 13 Dec 2015

Here are some autumn images from the town in which I was born and grew up. Taken with my A700 and a Minolta Maxxum 28-75 F:2.8 lens. FWIW, in the second and third images the background goes away because of the presence of fog over the trees on the hillside, not due to any post-processing "artwo...
by UrsaMajor
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Blurb B&W photo books
Replies: 26
Views: 17507

Re: Blurb B&W photo books

As a personal comment, having bought from Adoramapix I consider their product to be visibly superior to photo-books that I have seen from other sources. I have also been very satisfied with their other products - especially a framed 10"x30" print of a three-generation family photo that was...
by UrsaMajor
Sun May 31, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: old dears
Replies: 12
Views: 2574

Re: old dears

Nice capture, and it seems very appropriate for it to be in B&W.

- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Tue May 19, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Cruise Ships
Replies: 28
Views: 6002

Re: Cruise Ships

Hello Yildiz, My objective with the third photo was completely different than with the first two images. With the first two photos I wanted to create images that would be pleasing to me. With the third photo I was trying to capture the "cattle car" (or "container ship") look of t...
by UrsaMajor
Sat May 16, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Cruise Ships
Replies: 28
Views: 6002

Re: Cruise Ships

As a change from the moving images, here are some stationary cruise ship images, taken last week in Vancouver, British Colombia, while the ship(s) were docked.

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- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Feeling happy
Replies: 16
Views: 3683

Re: Feeling happy

Thank you Dusty. I have always told my wife I have better taste than she does. "Look who married whom"? :lol: I do look older - yes. Wiser? Debatable. Ask my wife. If I were to sport the same beard today I would look 27 years older with nary a black follicle remaining. :D Congratulations ...
by UrsaMajor
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Using DNG converter +LR on A77II raw files
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Using DNG converter +LR on A77II raw files

I had no problems with A900 RAW files and LR3. Are A77II RAW files are larger and/or different? Lightroom 4 and Photoshop 5 were both released before the A77II, so they did not support files from that camera when initially released. If the A77II had been released before LR5 or PS6, they would have ...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Halloween "Trick or Treat" - Family Style
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Halloween "Trick or Treat" - Family Style

I know that Halloween (All Hallows Eve) is observed in many countries, in a variety of forms, and I think that "Trick or Treat" is also not unusual. However, for people living in countries where it does not take place, I'll mention that here it consists of children going door-to-door on t...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit your B&W shots
Replies: 603
Views: 104542

Re: Exhibit your B&W shots

I march to a different drummer than ValeryD and Birma.

My favorite is #2.

- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Arenal Lodge, Arenal Costa Rica
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: Arenal Lodge, Arenal Costa Rica

Congratulations on luring your wife over to the Dark Side! :-)

With best wishes,
- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Capture One for Sony
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Capture One for Sony

It appears that Sony has negotiated a deal with Capture One to provide a free download of their software, and an upgrade from Capture One to Capture One Pro for $30 (or 30 euros if appropriate for your location). Since Capture One has a good reputation, and the Pro version normally goes for $300, t...

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