Monthly Archives: April 2010

OK, I know the picture of the Trotternish Ridge and the Storr on Skye is a bit of a cliché, but who can resist. It was a bit grey and overcast, so increase contrast and black and white conversion focuses on what matters in this ridge; the prehistoric, folded landscape. For those who are interested,…

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  • Stunning shots. Are these using tone mapping (a recent addition to my skills)?

  • Thanks Dick, no tonemapping/HDR used. I used curves in lightroom and i’m fond of the “clarity control” to add a lot of mid-curve definition. I do enjoy HDR and these would have been interesting candidates, but lightroom is so good at pulling shadow detail out of an underexposed RAW that it it’s almost not worth the footer of multi exposures. As you know the 40D’s 6+ frames a second makes handheld triple exposures for HDR highly tempting. The 7D is apparently 8 per second. I’ll experiment with that soon.

As in yesterday’s picture, soft window light and appealing blue colours and a similar toned background were irresistible to this portraitist. Taking people pictures in colour is so often about spotting colours and thinking about backgrounds. Catherine’s blue eyes mean that blue clothes set a blue theme. The thing to look for then is either…

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Catherine in the Ceilidh Place Hotel in Ullapool. Just for a little change I was using my 500D, but my beloved Sigma 28mm was unchanged.The natural window light and colour contrast between the warm room décor and Catherine’s colder blue clothes was irresistible. ISO 800, f2

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I thought that since my camera has the much spoken about “lens micro adjustment” in the custom settings, I would try it out with my own lenses. The first challenge is the 7D’s lack of instructions in the manual for doing this. It tells you how to input changes to compensate for front and back…

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  • I take that the point of this post is you telling the world that you’ve got yourself an EOS 7D. Nice toy.

  • Acute observation Dick. I believe the 50D also features the microadjustment, talking of nice new toys….

  • You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I?l try to get the hang of it!

  • It is true that whether your responsibility lies at the top or bottom of the sales funnel, it’s critical that you have a clear understanding of what defines a prospect at each funnel stage.

  • Et innlegg til Ã¥ bli inspirert av.Jeg for min del kan godt se for meg alle ekte bergensere bli født med en vakker blomsterprakt pÃ¥ hodet, formet som en paraply. Bare trykk pÃ¥ venstre øre sÃ¥ Ã¥pner den seg. 🙂

My mum in Largs recently. She has had a hard time recently with the loss of my dad and a number of other changes to her life. It struck me when my dad died that I had thought about photographing him a number of times before his death, but never got round to it. I…

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  • A good lesson for us all, Matthew!! As well as audio recording conversations about the “good ole days” and other family stories. I neglected to do that recently with my father-in-law and regret it every time I think about it.