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  • #15491
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    ajroyle
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    Thank you for those generous gifts for the Five Towns and Robertshaw raffles Ken.

    #15487
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    ajroyle
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    Further to my last paragraph, Kim Grant touches on it 8 mins into this video https://youtu.be/JMTljPolQhA

    She talks about valuing simply being out in the landscape she is trying to photograph.

    #15486
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    ajroyle
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    How the notion of a “good” picture changes is beautifully summed up there by Ian. It is why you are destined to failure in competitions if your photos don’t conform to the current perception of a “good” photograph.

    I found the story of the guy who found disappointment in visiting the places Adams photographed an interesting one. Why would anyone prefer black and white, two dimensional, single-view, still images to the real thing? I can only think that the he was unable to succumb to the true charm of the outdoors, about which many have written so well.

    Ken Scott spoke about the landscape photographers who set off so hell-bent on capturing an image that they carry in their heads that they miss the real rejuvenating, healing effect of just being outdoors and being part of our true environment.

    #15479
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    ajroyle
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    Ah! You see, we all know what a photograph is supposed to look like!

    I tried to maintain the mistiness on the right, but the mist otherwise doesn’t add atmosphere, it just adds gloom, so I felt happy to reduce it (it didnt take much). I felt the added detail made it more inviting to explore. I draw the line at defending colour because you could only vouch for that by being there.

    #15475
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    ajroyle
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    This one has had a little trip from Lr to Colour FX Pro – Sharpened a bit. Before that I brightened the Colorado a little.

    Cropped to painters armature and that gets shut of the blue sky. Only Ian can tell us if it is too purple.

    #15474
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    ajroyle
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    That was interesting! Like our “One Pic” exercise we used to do. On my set up the final result online does not look as good as the original in Lr (colour corrected)

    #15472
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    ajroyle
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    Then white balance (clicking sampler on river), bit of dehaze, clarity. Auto had turned the contrast down, so I’ve put it up.

    And I am shocked how unlike my result the picture appears online!

     

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    #15471
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    ajroyle
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    Lr is making a bit of fuss about the new maths behind the AUTO button.

    This is what your picture looks like with the AUTO pressed in new Lr

    Canyon plus auto

    #15450
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    ajroyle
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    On my phone, I am finding it hard to see any. Looks like a glorified ad.

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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.

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