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 on: October 09, 2015, 08:05:43 PM 
Started by Rajan Parrikar - Last post by John R
Love the red green and grey together. I assume that is a shadow in the middle and really like the idea of the sun coming through different parts of the landscape as the clouds move.


 on: October 09, 2015, 07:55:58 PM 
Started by Diego Pigozzo - Last post by amolitor
Crystals and molecules are different things and the ugly truth is that the photochemistry of silver halides remains somewhat of a mystery.

We have some very useful models and a lot of understanding but there remain some corners where we just don't know what's going on, I am given to understand.

 on: October 09, 2015, 07:43:02 PM 
Started by hassiman - Last post by Eric Myrvaagnes
You copy the selects to a destination folder and then use the lightroom import to add the images to the catalog.  Metadata is included automatically.  PM has some nifty tools to automatically create folders, rename files and bulk add metadata.
That's exactly the workflow I use, but with Chris Breeze's Downloader Pro and Breezebrowser, which are also fast and configurable.

Photo Mechanic does much the same, but I have been using Breezebrowser since long before Lightroom came on the scene, and I have seen no need to change my workflow.

I don't like having my images stored only in a system which requires me to use one particular piece of software (LR) to do anything with them. My camera-plus-date folder system lets me use any program I want to see the raw images, without having to go into LR.

I still do it this way, even though 98% of my processing takes place in LR (but not either of the two new "downgrades.")

 on: October 09, 2015, 07:41:42 PM 
Started by jjj - Last post by wildlightphoto
I'm not one to upgrade frequently but there are times when a new model camera or new software version help me retain my established habits.  The Sony a7-series cameras and Photoshop are such examples.

Wanting a lightweight alternative to the Leica R8/DMR + 280mm APO which have been my 'normal' kit for the last ten years, and not wanting to sacrifice the aperture ring and the tactile feedback of a manual-focus lens, I realized that the Canon FD 300mm f/4 L would be nearly as functional on the a7 cameras as the 280 APO is.  Software correction (for lateral CA) available in Photoshop results in decently sharp images from the FD 300 L so on those occasions when I carry the 300 L instead of the 280 APO I don't sacrifice much image quality and I still have an aperture ring on the lens and manual focus tactile feedback.  The a7II + FD 300 L kit is half the weight of the R8/DMR + 280 APO.  Bonuses are IBIS, EFC and magnified focussing.  YMMV.

 on: October 09, 2015, 07:36:58 PM 
Started by jrp - Last post by jfarrellpa
I ran the update on my system earlier this week on my Mac Book Pro (see screen capture for details). Initially LR CC 2015.2 crashed when I attempted to boot. I then reverted to LR CC 2015.1.1.
I updated to 2015.2.1 a few hours ago and it has crashed a couple of times but I have been able to make some use. I have the GPU off and the new Add Photos off. Both crashes happened on opening LR and then opened on the retry. I will report further findings.
My iMac on the other hand has not had any problems.

I have a similar situation as you have with install LR CC 2015.2, then revert to LR CC 2015.1.1, then installed CC 2015.2.1 and now it crashes on open, generates an error report, then you can open.  Still not fixed and I subsequently reverted to the previous working version.3


 on: October 09, 2015, 07:33:03 PM 
Started by Diego Pigozzo - Last post by Eric Myrvaagnes
Those of you pushing the "binary" nature of silver halide crystals seem to be forgetting or ignoring the fact that exposure isn't the only thing that matters. If, indeed, every molecule were "on" or "off" depending on whether it was struck by light or not, then development would make no difference at all.

In general, longer development creates higher contrast. This is the basis of Ansel Adams' famous "Zone System."

And, in my fifty years experience of darkroom work with films from 35mm to 8x10" I saw time and time again that a larger negative was able to display more visibly different shades of grey than a smaller negative, and would have a significantly greater dynamic range as well.


 on: October 09, 2015, 07:14:04 PM 
Started by elliot_n - Last post by howardm
I love Moab Somerset Museum Rag. Brilliant color for a matte paper. Worth a try IMO

+1   I was surprised by how much I liked this paper.  Like a better, heavier VFA paper.
But probably not applicable to this OP since he hates texture so much although this is a great texture.

 on: October 09, 2015, 07:00:18 PM 
Started by Jlister - Last post by Jlister

I saw this today, which to me was unnerving considering a dropped a boatload of $$ on a new Hasselblad last month. I have used Hasselblad since high school and this is my second digital body. I love the camera and their lenses. The availability of the leaf shutter lenses is another bonus. I'm worried about support in the future or dramatic loss in resale value.  What do you guys think of the state of Hasselblad and their future?

 on: October 09, 2015, 06:55:35 PM 
Started by hassiman - Last post by Rory
How does Photo Mechanic work with Lightroom? And I hate the new import...

You copy the selects to a destination folder and then use the lightroom import to add the images to the catalog.  Metadata is included automatically.  PM has some nifty tools to automatically create folders, rename files and bulk add metadata.

 on: October 09, 2015, 06:53:21 PM 
Started by dumainew - Last post by dumainew
iso 250
edited in Sigma Photo Pro
taken at 4pm on 10/5/15
Hope you enjoy.
Comments and critiques all welcome.

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