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ralphy

Member Since 13 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2012 01:08 PM
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In Topic: Viewfinders: 45 or straight?

09 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

HI,
I use the Seacam S45 viewfinder which once you have got use to it is very very good.
I did find it quite hard when I first started to use it but now its easy to use.
Andy

This mirrors my last 3 years experience (with the Subal equivalent) - tried a 180 recently and it just felt ... wrong!

R

In Topic: NSFW Something different

22 May 2012 - 07:39 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys, I guess the B/W is the winner from the two.

Another vote for the B&W, but itís a close call: the composition really works IMO.

R

In Topic: Time For A Major Philosophy Change?

06 March 2012 - 01:39 AM

Great to see this discussion still going strong (after a weekend away on a barely inhabited island).

Yep, Iíve been to the Isle of Wight too at this time of year. ;-)

Alex: is the end result how it looked to your eyes when you were there?
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I ask because for me the challenge is to try to replicate the image I saw in the water on my screen: that is my biggest challenge and the one I get the most pleasure from. I think the question of whether one should change their approach is highly dependent on what you are trying to achieve. Commercial sales? Winning competitions? Impressing friends and family?

At my end of the pool the end result is relatively easy: to take shots that appeal to me - and me alone. Not that it isnít quite a challenge in itself (my post-production skills are minimal and I donít possess or know how to use Photoshop) so Iím rather pleased when I do produce a good result! But not having any other 'agenda' for my images makes life rather simpler for me - not that I donít enjoy the work of others may I add.

If what Alex saw in the wreck is represented pretty well by the image heís shown then that would be a good shot IMO.

Great topic though and Iíve read it with interest.

R

In Topic: Red Sea Short

22 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

Enjoyed that: thanks for sharing.

R

In Topic: Gulf of Aqaba

04 September 2011 - 01:04 PM

This photo was taken on November 7, 2011 using a Nikon D50.

I've always regarded Dahab as being a bit behind the times. :)

R