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  • #15426
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    ajroyle
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    Yes, thank you Ken for the two super donations you made for our two big inter-club competitions this season. They made a terrific difference to the raffle and I’m sure helped to sell far more tickets.

     

    #15409
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    ajroyle
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    The Catchlight Club site has some Ross McKilvey video tutorials on it which I think is what Ian was referring to – but I have scanned them all and found only a brief reference to  the sort of problem we were talking about. It is in the first video on Dark Statue. It is near the end. It is not as helpful as it could be because he uses actions in Ps to actually create the settings.

    I was thinking that the technique referred to was to restore some texture to burnt out areas – it is definitely NOT that, it is just for the most subtle adjustment.

    #15387
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    ajroyle
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    There is just one day left to view the David Hirn film broadcast recently, link on the front page.

     

    There were also two interviews on Ffoton at the beginning of the year. https://www.ffoton.wales/interviews/2016/1/david-hurn-1

    He is extremely interesting to listen to and has such a wealth of anecdotes from his long career to draw on.

    #15382
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    ajroyle
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    I noticed that news item. I wonder what our birdwatchers have to say about it? The Hawfinch is a favourite of mine and we have spent some time in the past searching for them in UK. Have only seen one in Spain.

    #15315
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    ajroyle
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    I don’t think the cloud version of Lr is even a starter at present. The extra charge for the storage is too high anyway but we amateurs would surely not require the facilities it offers.

    Classic will do for me – I am pleased to hear Adobe are getting some realistic competition, it would be a bad thing for them to gain a monopoly.

    The only thing that concerns me is the new processing standard. It will take a while to grow into that and its effects on your existing pictures will need keeping a look out for. They last changed in 2012.

    #15311
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    ajroyle
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    I’ve only updated on my laptop, which I use for processing usually only when I am away from base. I don’t remember stopping to think about that, so it must have been a plain “update”. If anyone selected “another catalog” they would immediately be asked where it was and that would pull you up.

    You will have chosen Classic.

    #15305
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    ajroyle
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    Dunno about leading lines, that last entry, or rather the footnote made me feel so nostalgic for the Olympus OM1. What a gem. Used one for almost 20 years and what I have now is only superior because it is digital.

    Stephen: lovely shot where the “line” gives us depth to the image.

    #15304
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    ajroyle
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    Must find out when the Salon de refuses is on.

    The selection provides ammunition to those members who would like us to accept multi-person portraits.

    #15303
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    ajroyle
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    You have lost the strength of the diagonal and colour echo of the blue-clad climbers and the blue sky.

    There is a danger in viewing on anything other than a colour corrected monitor AND a colour aware application. On my desktop , on which I do all my serious work, I am constantly reminded of the fact that colours can change greatly depending on what I am viewing with. I only trust Lr, PS and Bridge plus Irfanview to give me a true rendition. Browsers are at best too blue and Windows Viewer is quite unreliable, changing markedly when you switch to full screen viewing, for example.

    As Ian has said somewhere, ice is blue under some circumstances and all the time I have been viewing Ralph’s image I have not thought it “incorrect”.

    These threads on colour will have been very interesting, I just hope they are being read!

    #15286
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    ajroyle
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    Yes the far shore detail is too attractive and spoils the lines and mood. You could flip it to answer Ian’s point. It is a good shot.

    I also agree about the gun, where the gun itself gets lost in all the detail around. So we are left with the barrel as an impertinence rather than a lead-in.

    We are going to our niece’s wedding tomorrow but I won’t let the discussion about what-is-white worry me too much. If it looks OK it is OK, but that would not do for someone who is photographing paintings for a museum catalogue or, well , a wedding photographer, which I am definitely not. I find it so remarkable that our brains can adjust for colour temperature and, even as your lenses become tinted with cataracts you can still judge colours well.

    We also judge tones by proximity and I vividly remember preparing a visual aid for a talk to the Club about perception to illustrate this. I decided to use Photoshop to cut out one part oh the picture and move it to a another area. Both seemed the same in situ but I completely astonished myself as I moved the little cut out square – it seemed to magically change in tone as it travelled across the picture, suddenly looking nothing like its original shade. I had to repeat the exercise several times before I could literally believe my eyes!

     

    #15274
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    ajroyle
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    Good point. Blue.

    Now I’ve looked it is the blue sky which perhaps influenced my memory. Perhaps the snow is grey-blue.

     

    #15269
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    ajroyle
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    I put a link to a You Tube video on the front page about using colouration a little while back – here.

    #15167
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    ajroyle
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    Hope you enjoy that, Ken, sounds exciting!

    #15108
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    ajroyle
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    The winners are all pictures which have novelty; the wide vista of Ullswater with the tiny boat, the eerie castle, the mono tele- view of the transporter bridge and, perhaps the most novel, a view of a landscape through a mirror. Or is it novel? At one time it was the way you were supposed to view a landscape.

    We all take landscapes but few seem appreciated. I gave a landscape my “win” in the comp. I judged last week at Nantwich. I have found out since that it is in their exhibition at the Museum. (I didn’t go before because I felt it might prejudice my judgement). It is the one by Alma Sankey called something like “Three men and their boats” . I judged them as PDIs and she loves using textured paper  and it takes the sparkle off the print a bit but I was really captured by that picture. I could smell the sea and hear it slapping the boat sides, and the wind smacking the sails.

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    #15106
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    ajroyle
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    I remember you mentioning the incident Ken. Pleased it has been resolved at last.

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