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Art

Member Since 24 Jul 2010
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#263191 Weekend in Paroa

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Very nice.  Hope you had a nice time. Looks like a "rugged" place to visit.




#263189 Noise Reduction in PS Elements 2019

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 07:35 AM

Mark,

 

You should try it in Photoshop, it is not bad. I have saved many an image with photoshop.




#263180 Noise Reduction in PS Elements 2019

Posted by Art on 19 November 2019 - 09:34 AM

OK, sorry for the delay, got busy, had to meet a deadline.

 

So, the first image is a SIDE BY SIDE of the ORIGINAL on the LEFT and DEFINE cleanup on the RIGHT. The image below it is PHOTOSHOPED.

 

Bill Sample.jpeg

 

Bill-Photoshop.jpg

 

Although I think the photoshop effort has a little more noise elements, if you look at the eyes and helmet, the image is sharper.

I think, if you know how to use the Noise reduction features in Photoshop, it is slightly better.  Dfine is still a good package.  I think I stated earlier, it just softens the image, which is something I am not crazy about.




#263163 2019 Nov-Dec Challenge - Colors!

Posted by Art on 17 November 2019 - 06:24 PM

The sun was out this morning so I took the rig out for some birding.

 

Nice to see the Common House Finch (male) again.  I have not seen many of these birds the last two years.

 

Common-House-Finch-1000px.jpg




#263162 2019 Nov-Dec Challenge - Colors!

Posted by Art on 17 November 2019 - 06:20 PM

Wow, those are really cool trains!

Nice series.




#263158 Noise Reduction in PS Elements 2019

Posted by Art on 15 November 2019 - 11:51 PM

Dfine softens the image, I wasn’t impressed with it but I will try it tonight and post the result.


#263154 2019 Nov-Dec Challenge - Colors!

Posted by Art on 15 November 2019 - 10:16 AM

Since we are already into November and December is right around the corner, I will merge the two Months in regards to the Challenge.

 

This will allow everyone to post images that encompass a broad stroke from both months.

 

The Challenge is for COLORS!

Lots of COLORS.

Autumn COLORS.

Gaudy COLORS!

Christmas COLORS!

 

The subject doesn't matter, the colors do! If it is bright, loud and colorful .... it is COLORS and it belongs posted here.

 

Rules:

 

1) Any Camera

2) Try to keep the images to the ones taken in the last two months.

3) Post as many times as you like.

4) Have fun, as always!

 

An example of loud colors, just to get us started......

Monarch-Butterfly.jpg




#263128 Nikon Z6 - observations after nearly a year

Posted by Art on 13 November 2019 - 11:10 AM

Black Friday is just around the corner.  May be a good time to make up your mind.

 

I suspect a new line of Z may be coming out.  Too many deals on these cameras at the moment, it seems like they are clearing the channel and making room for new announcements.

 

I am on the fence myself.

 

May spring for a Z6, I was really impressed with it, as I have stated.  In Canada, the price should drop to under $1900 and I just got a promotion couple that will reduce the price another $200. Getting harder to resist.




#263127 Model railroad display

Posted by Art on 13 November 2019 - 11:05 AM

Guys,  

 

Check out Rod Stewart's train set up. Only a Rock Star can do this on a grand scale.  It is really unbelievable.

 

https://www.dailymai...XTXI8QH-79YjmPY




#263119 Model railroad display

Posted by Art on 12 November 2019 - 10:50 AM

That is an impressive layout and excellent photography covering it, Bill.

 

Thanks for sharing that.




#263112 Deer

Posted by Art on 11 November 2019 - 09:18 AM

Thanks, everyone.

 

Mark,

 

Hardly! :lol:

Deer in heat are a dangerous bunch.  I tried to hide behind tombstones and tree trunks and constantly kept looking over my back. I don't know if it is the season, the location or other factors but they simply ignored us. Which is a good thing, as opposed to them charging us.

 

There is a huge Buck that roams nearby, but I missed him. I may go looking for him today, weather permitting, we are getting a storm.

Phil,

 

He traveled a good distance in a day! WOW! :lol:




#263070 Does this work?

Posted by Art on 06 November 2019 - 09:33 PM

Was it a black, grey or red squirrel, Art?

 

Grey




#263069 105 2.8 micro

Posted by Art on 06 November 2019 - 09:30 PM

Phil,

 

I have the G, it is a beauty and you will have to pry it from my cold dead hands.  No doubt you know that and that is why you are looking for one.

 

The Nikon 105 is really an amazing glass. Hope you find what you are looking for, you will greatly enjoy it.




#263068 Nikon Z6 - observations after nearly a year

Posted by Art on 06 November 2019 - 09:28 PM

That is a very nice capture.

 

Have you seen the Z50?  I got a glimpse last night at Nikon.  To be honest, I wasn't very impressed.  However, that is a different camera, appealing to a different market.  What underwhelmed me was it felt like a toy in my hands. Again, it is not being marketed to enthusiasts so for all I know, it is an awesome release.

 

The new battery grip is now a reality for the Z6.  It takes two grip batteries that can be hot-swapped.  That is nice. It does not have a grip button for portrait shooting.  That is very poor. However, it had a nice well-balanced feel.




#263011 Sparrow - perfect perch

Posted by Art on 02 November 2019 - 09:58 PM

Check this out, just looking through some of the images I took.  This is cropped at 100%.

 

Sparrow-_HBE4.jpg