Sunset on the ~French Rivera~ by Nikon

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by M-M, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. M-M

    Battleax Guest

    I find the sun itself overwhelms the image. There is also nothing in the
    forground to give some depth.
    I think a better result would have been to not zoom in as much so objects
    close to you would have been in the composition and the sun would have been
    much smaller and less dominant.
    Battleax, Aug 11, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Maybe a better retort would be to post your high quality photos Tony.

    That would show him, eh?

    Alan Browne, Aug 11, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Did you de-saturate the blue channel? Just curious. I don't see much
    blue in there at all (using channel info in PS). Less than 10/256 even
    in the shadow of the boat.
    Alan Browne, Aug 11, 2007
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    M-M Guest

    Did you de-saturate the blue channel? Just curious. I don't see much
    blue in there at all (using channel info in PS). Less than 10/256 even
    in the shadow of the boat.[/QUOTE]

    Again, this photo:

    is right out of the camera- like I said, all I did was to reduce the
    size to 25% of original. It was sunset. There was no blue- I guess
    atmosphere can do that. Probably has to do with light wavelengths and
    the ends of the spectrum.

    Soon afterwards there was no red or yellow either :)
    M-M, Aug 12, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    Sheesh. I thought at least one person might have recognized
    another of Biddy's sock puppets even though he's moved a little
    beyond the regular troll categories into general obnoxiousness. :)
    The latest list of 'em :
    ASAAR, Aug 12, 2007
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    Danny V. Guest

    Oh look everyone! Asaar thinks everyone on the internet is all the same
    sock-puppet. I hope Asaar adds my name too. I feel so left out.

    Time for his meds again, no doubt.
    Danny V., Aug 12, 2007
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : >
    : >>D80, 70-300 VR @300mm. Squeezed the levels histogram in PSE.
    : >>
    : >>
    : >
    : >
    : >It's a beautiful shot. Rather than giving any of the credit to Nikon,
    : >you should take it all yourself. After all, you chose the equipment!
    : It might have been a nice postcard if you knew anything about composition. It
    : reminds me of the luminous quality obtained in garage-sale Elvis on Velvet
    : paintings, or something that might be bought in a novelty Rec-room Posters shop
    : for $3.50 a sheet. A pity that you destroyed what little composition you had
    : available to begin with in the camera or in editing.
    : Why I even bother wasting my time clicking on these lame links I'll never know.
    : I just keep hoping to see something that will finally live up to the any hype
    : about it. You'd think I would learn that that's never going to happen, at least
    : not on the internet. It's nothing but fools thinking that the higher their
    : equipment costs the more it is going to magically turn them into a photographer.
    : When all it really manages to accomplish is turn them into something to laugh
    : at, the humor level directly proportional to their investment.

    Obviously you intended to post a link to your own work, so that we could see
    how a true artist renders such scenes. But through some oversight, you seem to
    have failed to do so. We eagerly await your rectification of the error.

    Robert Coe, Aug 13, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    Only true in hazy parts of the world - try looking directly at a sunset in an area with fairly clean skies and you are
    looking for trouble.

    Mike, Aug 13, 2007
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    Allen Guest

    If you are going to hold your breath waiting for that to happen, please
    your survivors to get a picture of your face turned blue and tell them
    to post it here. In other words, ain't gonna happen (as I'm sure you
    know). Unfortunately, this group is infested with more trolls, spammers
    and fictitious posters than any that I have ever read.
    Allen, Aug 13, 2007
  10. It does help to not reply to them, Allen.

    You must not have been here about three years ago. That was an infestation.

    What groups do you read that are so on-topic? (the question is in earnest.)
    John McWilliams, Aug 13, 2007
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    Siskel Guest

    I'm not about to have some low-life undeserving cretins stealing my photography
    for their own use again. Even in low-resolution web formats they steal it for
    their desktops, publications, travel brochures, pawn it off as their own for
    posts on the web, or steal it for one-of-a-kind resources for their hand-drawn
    artwork for technical and science illustrations (subject dependent) to further
    their own careers at my expense. All completely documented in the past.

    And pray tell, why should I provide free lessons with examples in excellence for
    people like you? I'd tell you to pay me but you couldn't afford what it would
    cost, I guarantee you that.

    IOW: You are not worthy.

    The only true error that needs to be rectified here is your lack of being
    grateful that I wasted this much of my time and attention on people like you.
    Siskel, Aug 13, 2007
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    smb Guest

    Of course, you're just baiting the Canonistas to come back and tell
    you how much better the picture would be had you shot it at ISO 6400
    with a full frame sensor...

    smb, Aug 13, 2007
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    smb Guest

    Obviously if he had used a Canon it would have been a work of art.

    smb, Aug 13, 2007
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    smb Guest

    Actually, I think the colors are just fine.

    smb, Aug 13, 2007
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    smb Guest

    Just think how good the picture would look if it was printed on
    velvet-finish paper! That would keep the two bit critics happy. :)

    smb, Aug 13, 2007
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    smb Guest

    I don't know about meds, but be careful what you say or you will get
    on is 'beneath contempt' list.

    smb, Aug 13, 2007
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    smb Guest

    For anyone who hasn't seen this yet, it's a classic!

    It's a wonderful parody of how some very famous images by past masters
    of photography would fare in the online critique forums.

    smb, Aug 13, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    Thus revealing that having your ignorance and stupidity revealed
    online smarts! Enough that you have to resort to sharing your pain
    with a member (p.i.) of another 'set' (remember what sets are now?)
    that's also held beneath contempt.
    ASAAR, Aug 13, 2007
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    M-M Guest

    M-M, Aug 13, 2007
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    Allen Guest

    First, I was replying to Robert Coe, not one of the trolls.
    Second, one classical music ng (although one is almost as bad as this
    one), several genealogy groups, a WinXP group and a font group.
    Allen, Aug 13, 2007
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