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#259847 Thom Hogan - Did The Camera Makers Follow The Trends?

Posted by Sailjunkie on 19 February 2019 - 01:45 PM

I haven't posted very much from Thom Hogan, lately.  This post definitely offers some food for thought.



#259703 Winter Hummingbird

Posted by Sailjunkie on 10 February 2019 - 02:09 PM

Nice shot, Gordon.  I agree with everyone when it comes to the colours.


As for them staying here over the winter, I'm not as surprised as I would have been a few weeks ago.  Recently, Angela has noticed a few hovering by our neighbour's bird feeders.  :)

#259672 Walk Softly and Carry A Big Stick

Posted by Sailjunkie on 09 February 2019 - 02:12 PM

It's funny Peter, the first couple day after their nest fell, they each had their own idea as to where the nest should be located and both placed sticks at their choice. Then eventually it was decided to build the nest on a neutral site and that's what we're seeing now.They would bring back a stick, look at the nest and immediately discard the stick by dropping it. It's hard to say if they intentionally dropped the stick, but they did it often at first, now not so much. I'm learning how to build a nest, but I'm not sure of the instructors bona fides.


Nice shot, Ron.


Home improvements are never fun, especially when you have to re-build from the ground (or in this case, tree) up!  :D  :D

#259671 Dog photography

Posted by Sailjunkie on 09 February 2019 - 02:09 PM

Thanks for the link, Dennis.


Our club has one member who seems to make a good living from photographing dogs.  Photography and dogs:  two of my favourite subjects!  :)  :)

#259670 A glimpse of my other hobby...

Posted by Sailjunkie on 09 February 2019 - 02:04 PM

Very nice, Herman.


However, still not enough to make me switch back from Mac to Windows.  :rolleyes:

#259571 Photographing the Lunar Eclipse with the Z6

Posted by Sailjunkie on 06 February 2019 - 01:10 PM

Very nice shot, Eric.  :)

#259569 Killdeer

Posted by Sailjunkie on 06 February 2019 - 01:07 PM

Nice shot, Gordon.  :)

#259505 Nikon Z 24-70/f 2.8 to come soon?

Posted by Sailjunkie on 05 February 2019 - 01:31 PM

Here's some news for all of you Z users.  Nikon Rumours is more reliable than most.



#259469 Annas Hummingbird

Posted by Sailjunkie on 04 February 2019 - 01:25 PM

Nice series, Gordon.  Those colours are so vivid.


Like everyone else, #2 is my fave.  :)

#259435 The Quickest Way To A Man's Heart

Posted by Sailjunkie on 03 February 2019 - 01:51 PM

She taunted him with it. She would land on a nearby tree limb only to move again whenever he landed close to her.


After 40 years of wedded bliss, I can't say that I'm surprised.  :lol:  :lol:   


Nice shot, Ron.  :)

#259385 Always Alert...

Posted by Sailjunkie on 02 February 2019 - 02:05 PM

The blue feathers make that shot, Herman.  Nice work.  :)

#259373 Sheltering Blackbird

Posted by Sailjunkie on 01 February 2019 - 01:44 PM

Nice shot, Herman.  :)

#259372 Brambling-in-the-Snow

Posted by Sailjunkie on 01 February 2019 - 01:39 PM

Nice shot, Herman.  :)

#259288 From and Artist's Point of View

Posted by Sailjunkie on 29 January 2019 - 01:39 PM

Nice shot, Don.  


While I understand what you are saying, I'm leaning closer to Peter's point of view.  We have many similar buildings in downtown Vancouver.  My general reaction is now "Meh".  :)

#259253 Portrait and Prop

Posted by Sailjunkie on 25 January 2019 - 12:49 AM

This week's assignment was to feature a prop.  The challenge was to include a person, to give it scale or dimension.  


The results were mixed.  Shot 1 didn't go as planned.  I deliberately focussed on the prop, and it is tack sharp as intended.  However, I didn't blur Angela's face as much as I should have.  And her facial expression pulls the viewer's attention completely away from the prop.


Shot 2 was much better.




Don's only suggestion was to lighten one small area on the right hand side of the machine.  He described it as a portfolio shot.


My set up was simple:

  • Godox SK300 strobe @ 1.7 power
  • White foam reflector card on a stand.
  • ISO 64
  • 24-70/2.8 @ 36mm
  • 1/125 sec @ f11

I don't mind seeing the creases in the muslin backdrop.  What drives me crazy, however, are the folds from when it was shipped.  Despite my best efforts to clone them out, I always seem to miss a few.  Any ideas on how to actually get rid of them are welcome.


I used PS, to do a levels adjustment plus cloning on the foreground and background.  LR was used for final adjustments including sharpening.


Thanks for looking, everyone.  :)