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In Topic: ALERT: New photo restrictions at Crystal River Three Sisters

Yesterday, 06:31 AM

Nigel-Have  look here:




The changes are supposed to come in on 2 January, so they will affect you.


I have written too.


The issue, as I see it, is that the proposals do not address the actual problem, namely high-speed motorized boat traffic.


Instead, they crowd more people into a smaller area for less time. Any manatees that are in the publicly accessed area will be mobbed!


Photographically, the restriction on early morning and late afternoon is the biggest issue. Strobes and flashes are probably a smaller problem photographically, although I also note that in the entire proposal document there is no scientific justification for restricting their use. As is so often the case, wildlife managers are going on a "gut" instinct that flashes are in some way harmful, rather than any properly researched argument.


In order for there to be continued positive manatee-human interactions, there needs to be robust enforcement, not restrictions.


The address to email your concerns to is : crystalriver@fws.gov



In Topic: Good Nikon FX Format WA Lens?

10 December 2014 - 03:43 AM

Rectilinear wide-angle on Nikon Full Frame cameras is a challenge!


I have been using a ZEN 170mm dome with a Tokina 17mm (not the 10-17mm) with some pretty acceptable results. It needs a 20mm extension


With the 16-35mm, and if you value corner sharpness, the only answer is to use a very large (9") dome.


For fisheye, I did try a shaved Sigma 15mm with a 4" dome with my D800, but thought the results were poor. The new Zen 140mm dome with the Sigma 15mm would seem to be the best compromise.



In Topic: Where is the User CP hidden?

06 December 2014 - 03:11 PM

Top right hand corner - click on your user name!



In Topic: Melibe colemani

25 November 2014 - 11:34 AM

Awesome find Si!


Very exciting.



In Topic: Color Variations between Lightroom and Photoshop Elements

14 November 2014 - 02:11 PM

Hi Sandy,


The spots tool in Lightroom is great for getting rid of scatter too....




I don't think this is to do with conversion necessarily. I think you have a color space issue.


Lightroom uses Prophoto RGB as its default color space. I don't use Elements, but have Googled a little and it seems that it only offers sRGB or AdobeRGB. Others may well know more....


Whichever way, you need to match the color spaces in both programs. The shift above is caused by the two programs interpreting the colors in your images differently as they are using different "algorithms" to process color information.


If my supposition above is correct, I would suggest that you set the color space in both Lightroom and Elements to AdobeRGB.