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Re: [OM] Cambridge and London

Subject: Re: [OM] Cambridge and London
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:34:42 +0000
Thank you, Moose, for your comments and for your editing.

I sold my E-P2 because it was not small enough to carry more often than the 
G12, and because the latter is more likely to be versatile enough for a given 
situation.

I like the reduction in highlights above the gate, but it also reduced the glow 
that I rather liked.  Likewise the leaves in the square, with regard to the 
atmosphere -- it was a bright but slightly misty afternoon in London yesterday 
and the square, and another that I shot with my K-r of Russel Square, looked 
slightly dreamy.

The work on the mobile café is very effective and I should have done that 
myself -- adjusted the contrast up or down in various parts of the image.  
Thank you.

Chris


On 16 Nov 2011, at 00:54, Moose wrote:

> On 11/15/2011 11:43 AM, Chris Barker wrote:
>> I'm quite pleased with these shots,
> 
> As you should be! I've long thought you have a good eye, occasionally not 
> entirely well served by equipment and/or 
> technical choices in making the exposures.
> 
> I'm behind in viewing and commenting on the many images posted lately. I 
> found many images to like in the Madeira and 
> panorama links you recently posted. You seem to be getting better at 
> exposures and/or the K5 is serving you better in 
> that regard than the E-thingies.
> 
>> taken with the little G12 (I know, it's not that little :-))
> 
> I have wondered if all the noise about mirrorless ILCs has pulled attention 
> away from these excellent small cameras 
> (compared to DSLRs and to ILCs with lens attached). Although I suppose 
> Canon's decision to delay any entry into the ILC 
> market may indicate that sales of their higher end compacts are good.
> 
> In Peter's search for a DSLR replacement for travel, I thought he might have 
> been well served by a G12. My G11 is the 
> same in still image specs and IQ as the G12, and I'm still pretty impressed 
> with it. I certainly don't feel any need for 
> anything between it and the D60.
> 
>> Bike and Spikes, Cambridge:
>> 
>> http://smu.gs/rYHAae
> 
> Quite a nice composition! I tend to disagree with Wayne about the bicycle.
> 
> I would have taken it at -2/3 EV, my default setting for the G11 for anything 
> but low contrast subjects. As it is, you 
> have highlight clipping, esp. in the red channel, in the bright leaves.
> 
> I don't know if more could be recovered in ACR from a RAW file, but simply 
> exposing a bit less would have done the 
> trick. At -2/3 EV, you could have gone to ISO 200 without to slow a shutter 
> speed, making it even more certain that any 
> shadows to be brought up wouldn't be too noisy.
> 
> Even so, it's possible to greatly improve the leaves. 
> <http://www.moosemystic.net/Gallery/Others/Barker/Bike_and_Spikes.htm>
> 
>> And 4 shots from London, starting with a mobile café next to St Pancras 
>> railway station (international terminus for Eurostar).
>> 
>> http://smu.gs/vsCYU7
> 
> Like the last one, this has blown highlights, although not in such important 
> subject areas. I know I have a rep with 
> some for increasing contrast. Here, I have indeed increased local contrast in 
> some areas, but lowered overall contrast 
> where it obscured highlight (awning, woman's face, etc.) and shadow  
> (vendor's clothes, cart detail, etc.) detail. 
> <http://www.moosemystic.net/Gallery/Others/Barker/Mobile_cafe.htm>
> 
>> 
>> The last image is of Tavistock Square, which contains various memorials.
> 
> That one has the usual problems of loss of contrast and saturation in bright 
> overcast. 
> <http://www.moosemystic.net/Gallery/Others/Barker/Tavistock_Square.htm>
> 
> Moose
> 
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