Saying Goodbye

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  1. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    My sister left for Germany for the rest of the year (again) today, so I took a few photos for her to take with her, here are two:

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    unfortunately just missed on eye-focus here

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    Saying goodbye to the dog she picked out as a puppy.
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Nice work man...
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I could say a thing or two about your photographs, but what I really think is you've got a pretty sister. :lol:

    Very melancholic atmosphere in the second photo.
     
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    I like the sea, canine and woman.
     
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    Always hard saying goodbye when you know you won't see someone for a long period of time, the photos are really nice, and you have a pretty sister. :)
     
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    What's you camera ? the black and white is nicely done.
     
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    Canon 6D, Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS

    processing was actually done on my phone, as I'd copied them over via wifi, and used Nik Software's Snapseed
     
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    That's an expensive camera, I don't think anyone can take good pics with cheap cameras if they are good, like they say, of course you still need skill to use a good camera.
     
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    don't need an expensive one to take decent shots, most of my postings in this thread were taken on a 600D (or 450D for much older ones)
     
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    I agree, you do not need anything expensive, just a good eye.
     
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    most of my shots between the end of 2010 and mid 2012 were taken on either a 450D or 600D with a 28mm 2.8 originally released in 1987, while my newer gear does take "better" photos in terms of sharpness and sensitivity, it's the eye like Falstaff mentioned, and an understanding of light, and how to capture it
     
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    I know everyone believes that their particular perception of beauty, composition and form is their own personal quality benchmark. But I believe that when a transformation occurs, when a person can feel the image or put themselves in it and feel the mood, whatever it is, then the picture is good. When I am touched by a picture somehow and a chord is plucked in my sub-conscience like a guitar string, then I am pleased.
     
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    My digital camera is donkey years old, even if my eye was made of jasper I wouldn't be able to get a good picture out of it. :(
     
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    Well that's a good camera too (600D), I was speaking about point and shoot when I said cheap, something for 200-300 dollar.

    You don't have raw, you don't have sharpness, too much highlight, too much noise... I have such camera and there is just no hope for it, no matter how hard I work on it with Lightroom, they just suck :lol:

    Edit: The depth of field alone in manual cameras makes 100% difference, you can hide all the ugly background objects LOL
     
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    I have to agree that that's not my definition of cheap either. Still, a lot can be done even with basic cameras, but you need to pick carefully. My Canon A590 IS old and cost under 150€, but it's got full manual controls, so things like picking the correct depth of field isn't a problem. :) Noise is, though, but in daylight outdoor shots such as these two, even lower end cameras will produce sharp photos without any significant noise.
     
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    I have a terribly old film camera I picked up in Slovakia called a HOLGA. It has a warming and vignetting effect on pictures. I love it and use it for various things. I also have a Brownie Starmeter from Kodak that used 126 film as well. Each camera is terribly limited and yet you can take great shots with a keen insight into what you wish to produce. Even the most limited Nikon you can pick will deliver great performance.
    Again, its what you see in your mind and how you go about delivering it makes all the difference.
     

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