Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'What type of lighting is this?' in the forum. 2 days ago

I can see it and saw it when first posted. Not sure why you can't.

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Young Red Tail Hawk' in the forum. 5 days ago

Nice image! If the green tint is not an artistic choice, a small white balance adjustment make the colors more natural. I picked a spot at the bottom of the breast and the colors really popped out.   

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Shea thanked Randy A. Myers in topic Ladybug compositions 7 days ago
Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Aquae Vitae - Panther Creek Falls, WA' in the forum. 7 days ago

It sure is refreshing to run into another poster than is open to these type of discussions. I always welcome edits and critiques on my images. I may not agree with them all, but they are welcome. We all see things differently. It would be horribly boring if we didn't. The adjustments I made were rather small but they did have a surprising impact. I almost added back some mist to the image that my micro contrast adjustment took out. I wasn't going for reducing the mist but that was the result. Surprising to some, it was not due to a heavy dose of the Dehaze slider. Love the image. I feel the subject is the beauty, color and the feel of the image. The subject is clear in my mind. Don't know what Hook had in mind but would be curious to know.....or maybe he's been out in that western sun too long. Sorry, Gary. :lol:  

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Ladybug compositions' in the forum. 1 week ago
Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Aquae Vitae - Panther Creek Falls, WA' in the forum. 1 week ago

spudalicious wrote:

Shadowfixer1 wrote: I can show you how I see the image if you like.

  

Absolutely.  I'm always interested in the different ways artist interpret an image.   :)   It really gets creative juices flowing.

Here is my vision for the image.

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Aquae Vitae - Panther Creek Falls, WA' in the forum. 1 week ago

What a great image. If you tweak it just a little this image jumps off the screen and slaps you in the face. The white balance needs a little tweak. The tint is too much on the green side. It could use a little magenta. If you pick a gray spot in the rock of the bottom waterfall near the center with the eye dropper, it starts to come alive. A couple more tweaks in the HSL panel and wowza she stands out. I'm jealous it's not my shot. I can show you how I see the image if you like. If you prefer it the way it is, it's still a nice shot to be proud of.

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Randy A. Myers thanked Woods in topic Is Photography Dying 1 week ago
Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Cover for Upcoming Book on Touristic and Cultural Events' in the forum. 1 week ago

Nikon Shooter wrote:

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Nice image but I prefer them with eyes. Adds to the mystery.


Thanks Randy!

It is not in the tradition of the Venetian masks to have eyes.
Only Americans do that… spiderman for example.

Not what I meant. I meant a live person wearing the mask. 

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'A Sad Day' in the forum. 1 week ago

Moe wrote: Wow for $100 million… That should cover the cost of the renovation wouldn’t it?

That is a drop in the bucket for what it will cost to rebuild. The architectural and engineering fees alone will be astronomical. It will take several million just to clean the mess up and clean the stone before they can begin.

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Cover for Upcoming Book on Touristic and Cultural Events' in the forum. 1 week ago

Nice image but I prefer them with eyes. Adds to the mystery.

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Grey market is irrelevant when buying used camera gear?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Alfonso Camil wrote: Now if I buy this lens:  https://www.mpb.com/en-us/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-lenses/used-nikon-fit-lenses/nikon-af-s-70-200mm-f-2-8g-if-ed-vr-ii/sku-807077/

And it turns out being a European bought (when new) 70-200mm.  Which if I now understand this correctly, makes this 'Grey market' right? 

But buying used, where factory warranty is long gone, does it make a difference where the lens originated from? 

There is nothing different from a mechanical standpoint about this lens right?

It's the exact same lens. The issue of it being gray market only comes into play if repair is needed. You may have to send it to Japan for repairs, even if you are willing to pay for it. Some will not service gray market. 

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Olympus full frame next?' in the forum. 1 week ago

The size and weight of a full frame sensor make IBIS a lot tougher to implement. 

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'A Sad Day' in the forum. 1 week ago

Glad I got to see it. They will rebuild it but it won't be the same. The stuff in the small chapels can't be replaced. Duplicated, yes, but not replaced.

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Randy A. Myers replied to the topic 'Olympus full frame next?' in the forum. 1 week ago

I don't think so. The full frame market is saturated. Olympus has a corner of the market with less competition and they feel they can deliver results with m 4/3rds. It lets them do things that you can't with full frame because of sensor chip size and computational power. IBIS is one example. They have the best of anyone when it comes to IBIS. Fuji has carved out their own sector as well.

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