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Comments on the outtakes, Page 2

@ mikey2000, reminds me of good champagne on a sunny afternoon
@ angora, what a beautiful and nice dog, well captured as well
@ angora, a real alpha male, but where's his chicks?
@ angora, great dog captures again, especially the second. And the last one is priceless, both capture and caption
@ Mark Twain, the selective colouring in the second works very well. And there is a lot to see in the first
@ KoBra64, nice captures, allthough the first could have used a small keystone correction (hope you don't mind such a comment from an engineer )
@ Bob J, nice eye for detail you picked out with all these long shots
@ angora, is that your hand? Anyway, amazing capture
@ Minolta_Mutley, looks good, but watch out for the birds. At least in out little orchard they like to take a small bite out of every apple or pear that's hanging there
@ gregja, I like the first best, but the sense of movement in the second isn't bad either
@ mikey2000, nice capture, but your vantage point is usually advantaged for this type of shot


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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2017 at 20:51
Day 11 quick comments

wetapunga - I'm really enjoying the collection of images ypu're coming up with this month. This is another cleverly conceived and executed example
pegelli - I'm drawn to this because of the colour and composition. A good effort
Bob J - This stands out for me because of how basic stuff like composition, b/w conversion and selective focus combine to make a solid image overall. A good study of the subject.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2017 at 21:35
Week 3 has started/is about to start.

What is your 'new' lens?

I haven't decided yet. Should I stick to Minolta AF? Choices, choices ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2017 at 22:05
Well, sticking to Minolta AF would keep a nice common theme....

I'm going from 250mm to fisheye. My Samyang 8mm is feeling a bit lonely.


For my Sigma 18-250, I'm sort of glad I gave it a whirl. While I find it hard to find subjects for 250mm, having the camera on the lens has allowed me to use the A99ii in APS-C mode and rather enjoy it with the lens (at other focal lengths, oops).. I still get annoyed by the 'wrong way' zoom ring and hirrble feeling focus ring but the IQ is perfectly OK for general family snaps out and about. Also, the 18mp files are much quicker to process than the full 42...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2017 at 22:06
Day 9! I’ve missed a few days. Oops. And still a bit behing here.

No linky bits today – I’m was offline and couldn't generate them.

Wetapunga- very peaceful and smooth. I like the distant island.    Is that your legs making the shadow on the foreground rock?
Gregja- nicely composed and some interesting bokeh in the faraway framework
LAbernethy – that looks like a moderately scary ride. Did you get any pics with the ride in action?
Stanbury- nice textures and tones – a very characterful building. Shame about the car/railing/road sign.   I’m curious about the light fall off to the right. I suppose it might be a shadow
Minolta_mutley – the rooster is amusing – made me smile. Maybe the cable trailing across gets in the way a bit
KoBra64 – that’s a great flare! Maybe lighten the shadows a little?
Snegren- nicely shot with some very straight verticals.   So technically perfect but I’m afraid the building isn’t very interesting to my eye.
Darosa- what a strange thing to see. I can’t help but wonder why someone built a building within windows and then apparently put it in a river
Slo.Metallic – I think your35 exposures were not wasted! If that was at 24mm,that storm was *close*. It must have been rather noisy…
4Paul – that’s a well managed fountain! Did you get any pics of someone standing at the edge, maybe contemplating a sneaky jump-in?
Pegelli- I’m left wondering what Niet Voor AS means…. Maybe try a Bob-style super clarity look on this one
Mikey2000 -so-so duck pic
Addy landzaat- what strikes me here is that there is no obvious reflection of a camera or photographer. Am I going mad or did you use some special techniques here?
Angora- you have a knack for finding people with unusual clothes! Wonderful expression and I wonder what he is smiling at
Mark Twain – you may not know this but I always like Lonely Tree photos. Especially when the B&W is as good as this. Great clouds!
Bob J- nice framing and much better because of the distant cyclist. Maybe rotate it right a degree or two?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Twain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2017 at 07:34
Many thanks for your comments (I'm also a henchman of lonesome trees :))

Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

No linky bits today – I’m was offline and couldn't generate them.


Letting a script collect the user names and links to the posts sounds great Could you guide me to the (java)script that does the job?
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2017 at 10:35
Mark, MiPr is the script master.   The instructions were originally posted Here

The next few pages have a few Q & A s about getting it going.   Once you are up and away, it won't need any further maintenance- 100% recyclable for any dyxum forum page :-)
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Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

Day 9!
Stanbury- nice textures and tones – a very characterful building. Shame about the car/railing/road sign.   I’m curious about the light fall off to the right. I suppose it might be a shadow


Thanks for the comment ... I think the falloff is a characteristic of the lens, which is designed for 110 film format (13 x 17mm) vs the NEX-7 sensor (15.6 vs 23.5mm).

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Week 3 for me is another MF lens; this time the Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.4.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2017 at 21:29
Day 12 quick comments
minolta_mutley - The field in the foreground looks like it's on fire. Very intriguing image but a great result.
darosa - Very green indeed. I'm drawn in by the glowing wall and then find my eye wandering down the spiral to the lowest tread. Very effectively framed and executed.
angora - An impressive panning shot, just the right length of time. The overall light tones create a sense of joy and fun too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 02:35
LAbernathy and MarkTwain got animals back - hey mikey2k where's the bunny?
Week 3 MD Rokkor-X 35/2.8
I lapsed back into color - Day 15 was split tone, walking around at dusk shooting from the hip, experiment ...
There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks. - Schrödinger
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 08:51
Thanks for the comments.
@ pegelli Keystone correction no I don't mind.
@ mikey2000 the flare was the reason to choose this one over the one in the outtakes.
My favourites from week 1 are based on the thumbnails as the internet connection isn't up to wading through the dayly uploads.
gregja day 2 looking through the window to find a hint of what's happening outside. It's intriguing.
pegelli day 6 a nice diagonal through the pic with nice purple colours.
LAbernethy day 4 lovely soft mood and colours. The start of a new day.
Snegren day 6 a beautifull capture of the light.
Bob J day 4 love the colourful cranes, they must have been placed by an exterieur designer.
minolta_mutley day 1 the colour red of the roses stands out nicely in the frame.
angora day 4 the pastel colours grabs me, it looks like an aquarel painting. The very smooth background adds to that.
Stanbury day 2 excellent leading line tothe chimney. A bit threatening though.
Mark Twain day 3 very effective framing, it persuades the eye to peek inside, I like it.
slo.Metallic day 2 great saturated colours with a beautiful butterfly on top.
darosa day 7 love the different poses mixed with the coloured patters on the stairs.
lovesony day 2 dreamy shot at an unusual angle.
4paul day 1 it is strange but it has enough content to be interesting. Very smooth bokeh.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 17:36
Continuation with the favourites Week 1:
mikey2000 day 4 it has got continuation
Fred_S day 3 the repeative lines and clips work well together with the Flek character oof.
I hope this time I didn't leave anyone unintended out!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 20:47
Day 13 (bee macro day) quick comments
pegelli - Another near black and white image, full of texture and interest
addy landzaat - Spot-on selective focus and contrasiting colours work well here
Stanbury - effective choice of viewpoint - I like the way it leads the viewer through to the subject in the distance which is also framed by the silhouettes at the base of the frame
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