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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    And there's something about this one, also heavily modified, that I dig...very heavyhanded processing, but hey, what the heck...

    HOLY CATS!!! That flat KNOCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!

    Ashwin... we're not worthy!!

    (The other shots you've posted today are great too, btw.)

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    Lloyd and Matt, you two are too kind! I am having fun, and seems that I may have really found my muse recently!


    Thanks so much! Your kind words are very much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    Lloyd and Matt, you two are too kind! I am having fun, and seems that I may have really found my muse recently!


    Thanks so much! Your kind words are very much appreciated.
    "Found your muse", "hit your stride", "got in a groove", etc., etc., etc... My friend, if you practice medicine like you do photography, you are one hell of a doctor!!

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    Ashwin outstanding images!!! The B&W shots of the wedding are amazing. I love how the bride is separated but very connected in the shot, while there are large crowd around. The 50 Lux is an extraordinary lens.
    I hope to receive my 50 Lux Asph, this after being sent away to Germany to be recalibrated.

    Here are two photos taken this morning, Springbrook, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. Taken with the ZM 25/2.8 and M9





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    Ashwin outstanding images!!! The B&W shots of the wedding are amazing. I love how the bride is separated but very connected in the shot, while there are large crowd around. The 50 Lux is an extraordinary lens.
    I hope to receive my 50 Lux Asph, this after being sent away to Germany to be recalibrated.

    Here are two photos taken this morning, Springbrook, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. Taken with the ZM 25/2.8 and M9


    Wonderful images Charles. Have have call that first one my favorite, however. Amazingly good.

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    Thank you Lloyd!
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    Thank you Lloyd!
    My pleasure sir. Gorgeous part of the world you live in, if your pictures are any indication. And since I'm unlikely to ever visit, I appreciate the vicarious views.

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    Nice words - thanks a lot!

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    Wow, beautiful, Charles. That last image is going to be expensive, as I'll have to find my way to Oz soon...beautiful capture...

    Nd thanks again Lloyd, you are making me blush. The doctoring muse is doing quite well
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    Thank you Ashwin! Ashwin you are more than welcome to visit
    Lloyd, thank you again, you must come and visit too
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    Ashwin: Outstanding maybe the only term applicable to your latest posts. Mighty impressed.

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    Re: The Latest & Greatest Fun w/Digital M Images

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    HOLY CATS!!! That flat KNOCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!

    Ashwin... we're not worthy!!

    (The other shots you've posted today are great too, btw.)
    +1 love this process Ashwin
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    Re: The Latest & Greatest Fun w/Digital M Images

    [QUOTE=CharlesK;251894]Ashwin outstanding images!!! The B&W shots of the wedding are amazing. I love how the bride is separated but very connected in the shot, while there are large crowd around. The 50 Lux is an extraordinary lens.
    I hope to receive my 50 Lux Asph, this after being sent away to Germany to be recalibrated.

    Here are two photos taken this morning, Springbrook, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. Taken with the ZM 25/2.8 and M9

    Great pics Charles, beautiful scenery !
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    Thank you Steflaurent
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    Another shot of the waterfall at Springbrook.

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    Ash, Don, Charles.....Awe Inspiring Work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesK View Post
    Another shot of the waterfall at Springbrook.
    Another beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    ....Well I pulled out my M9 and 50 lux and start shooting all the 18 wheelers that pass us...on the left...on the right....everywhere...most ,as usual, going at break neck speeds past our SUV. (and no, I wasn't driving!!) Here's to some crazy colorful night abstracts! eleanor
    Electrifying! Love these shots

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    Love the feel and mood on this, very poetic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    And there's something about this one, also heavily modified, that I dig...very heavyhanded processing, but hey, what the heck...

    WOW!

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    Wonderful images Charles. Have have call that first one my favorite, however. Amazingly good.
    +1 Charles! #1 is my favorite too!

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    And there's something about this one, also heavily modified, that I dig...very heavyhanded processing, but hey, what the heck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesK View Post
    Another shot of the waterfall at Springbrook.

    You have some great talent for landscapes Charles. Not just this photo, but many of your previous photos are also just as beautiful...but too many to quote here
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    Verticals, Horizontals and Diagonals:



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    Very cool, I really dig this one Really enjoy all the natural geometry made from light and shadows...great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesK View Post
    Ashwin outstanding images!!! The B&W shots of the wedding are amazing. I love how the bride is separated but very connected in the shot, while there are large crowd around. The 50 Lux is an extraordinary lens.
    I hope to receive my 50 Lux Asph, this after being sent away to Germany to be recalibrated.

    Here are two photos taken this morning, Springbrook, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. Taken with the ZM 25/2.8 and M9


    Charles: All four are beautiful images! I like the foreground and background quality of this one. The falls is also spectacular.

    Ashwin: It's only a 17.5 hr flight with a stop in San Francisco! And, since you've gone all of that way, you'll have to visit NZ, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    HOLY CATS!!! That flat KNOCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!

    Ashwin... we're not worthy!!

    (The other shots you've posted today are great too, btw.)
    +1 from me - this is a great image, added to which this is just one hell of a thread.

    The other day I was thinking about suggesting a critique thread, but at this rate there doesn't seem much point

    Bravo everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesK View Post
    Ashwin outstanding images!!! The B&W shots of the wedding are amazing. I love how the bride is separated but very connected in the shot, while there are large crowd around. The 50 Lux is an extraordinary lens.
    I hope to receive my 50 Lux Asph, this after being sent away to Germany to be recalibrated.

    Here are two photos taken this morning, Springbrook, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. Taken with the ZM 25/2.8 and M9





    Charles, stunning.

    Hey Guy, who was it that said you can't get great landscape images with a rangefinder? Tell him to speak with Charles so he can set Charles strait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda81 View Post
    Very cool, I really dig this one Really enjoy all the natural geometry made from light and shadows...great job!
    Light. Ya just got to love it

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    Done Bangin..


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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    And there's something about this one, also heavily modified, that I dig...very heavyhanded processing, but hey, what the heck...

    I have to add my WOW! for this photo, Ashwin! Have you been reading "Wuthering Heights" lately? The shot made me think of Cathy and Heathcliff strolling the wild moors at dusk...

    --Peter

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    Instant replay (grab shot while walking around Seattle's Green Lake):

    Instant replay by peter.a.klein (Boulanger-Croissant), on Flickr

    Sleepytime:

    Sleepytime by peter.a.klein (Boulanger-Croissant), on Flickr

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    Thanks Peter, Joe, Jerry, Steve, Mike, Matt, Stef, Osman. You guys rock. I completely agree with Mike that this thread is mesmerizing and inspiring. I got a good giggle out of the critique thread idea and Mike's rebutal, but really, that may be a good idea.

    Keep up the great work everyone!!!

    Peter, I am loving your instant replay capture. Oh how photography has changed.

    Steve, you show us your usual magic with the classic Noct! Lovin' it!

    Charles, I took another look at your riverbed shot, and am liking it even more and more...the time lapse really works here!

    Okay, gotta find something else worthy of a post here...hmmmm...
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    How about this? One more from NYC with the Noct f/0.95:

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    Steve and Lloyd, Thank you
    Joe, Thank you !
    Jerry, Thank you ! You are too kind
    Matt and Chuck Thank You. Do appreciate the kudos
    Steve, neat shot with 50/0.95.
    Peter, nice shots!
    Ashwin, Thank you again! Amazing shot!!! Love the rendering and feel to this shot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Klein View Post
    Instant replay (grab shot while walking around Seattle's Green Lake):

    Instant replay by peter.a.klein (Boulanger-Croissant), on Flickr

    Sleepytime:

    Sleepytime by peter.a.klein (Boulanger-Croissant), on Flickr

    M8, 35/1.4 ASPH (penultimate version)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Klein View Post
    Instant replay (grab shot while walking around Seattle's Green Lake):

    Instant replay by peter.a.klein (Boulanger-Croissant), on Flickr
    Sleepytime:
    M8, 35/1.4 ASPH (penultimate version)
    --Peter
    Peter: Nice catch. Terrific composition.


    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Done Bangin..

    M9, 50Noct
    Steve: Do you and Ashwin consult on what to post? This is really, really, cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    How about this? One more from NYC with the Noct f/0.95:
    Ashwin: Great capture and stunning pp.

    Steve/Ashwin: These two photos are interesting to compare. Same camera and lens. Both excellent images, but achieving that in totally different ways. Neither one's a neutral presentation. You've both pushed away from the middle. Could generate a discussion on the affect of the content on the pp direction, the photographer's intent, and the way the photo was taken (quick/studied/etc.). Side-by-side on the screen with a laser pointer.

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    Dinner at the local Oyster Bar. M9 and 35 lux...
    Background: David is a very close and dear friend of mine, who I rarely get to see face to face. So we talk by phone, and email back and forth constantly. David asked me by email a couple days ago to critique some images for him, and I replied that I would be happy to do that, but only if he would post them up on this forum so that my words could be read by all of you as well. The images are here:

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...postcount=2981

    Not sure how you show other people's thumbnails in even a quoted post, so maybe a moderator can figure out how to put them inline here? I don't know this forum software well enough yet to do that if it is even possible to do.

    I generally don't do this kind of thing, commenting on every image, but in this case I am going to make an exception because I think it may be of value to the whole forum to hear. I see a lot of images here that I would comment on similarly. So to save Jack bandwidth, I'm going to critique one of my best friends work. David knows how I do this too, I am frank and honest always with critique. I never criticize, only critique. Critique is very personal, an honest comment from one individual's perspective, intended for the sole purpose of assisting in advancing an artist-in-training's skills at their craft.

    Having such a close, personal relationship with David is a huge help in assessing his images, and making recommendations he can consider. David did a long stint shooting in solitude as an after work escape from a very stressful job. He shot very calm landscapes. He needed that rest from the complex world of his day job. He shot some model work as well as his real "personal" work. His first interest in Photography was as a hobby.

    Now the artist has taken over. David shows this in all of these shots. He's playing with the M9 & 35 'Lux, exploring what and how it can work for him as a creative tool. David, great work in discovering the limits of that lens. These test shots confirm it's a great piece of glass, but it ain't for you. You need a wider lens for what your shooting. Up close and personal, only a wide angle is going to cut it, and even 35mm is often not wide enough unless you are way back in the group. Or you get right up in their face, as I often do.

    Every one of these images has a potential story to tell. Photography to me is all about the stories the photographer witnessed, captured, and retells in his or her photographs. Your story is great. Your images don't fully tell that story because your lens choice is too narrow to capture enough of the ambiance background to support it.

    Take the first image of the glasses. This is a tabletop shot, a still life. Great story too, the menu and the glasses with a nice refreshing drink. But the dang glass is out of focus, and a complete distraction ruining the whole effect. Next time, reach over and slide the glass forward to where it also falls into that band of narrow focus, it integrates into the image that way, and becomes a real nice vertical for your eye to focus on, and draws you right to the glasses.... the point of your whole story about weak eyesight. It gets even stronger if you move the glass, and use a wider lens to capture the salt, pepper and especially the sugar to balance off that glass, and the full menu corner on the other side. Better composition, and probably a great stock image.

    Next image to the right of the bartender and barrel. Technically this is probably the best of the group. But what exactly is the story? Bartenders use terminals in bars that serve De Loach wine? That is what you shot, but not what you saw when you were shooting it. Your artist eye saw the COLORS, and the color composition. Reset the lens to f/8 and shoot it all in focus, and you got a great shot.

    Next that luscious plate of carpaccio, it's a food shot, crop out everything not necessary to support that story, and fix the white balance and brightness. Make that look good enough to eat, and the photograph of food works.

    The next one, bottom left David, either listen to me about trying a wider lens, or for God's sake use a giant step backwards. You sometimes need to find your vantage point when you find the great image. This one was excellent! Until you shot it so close that you missed the composition that you SAW when you shot this. That gal as main subject, excellent. The two chefs behind her, wonderful once you get to see them in context talking to the bartender who's head you cut off also because you were too close or used the wrong lens. Making this image basically only a story about some dead meat on a plate, instead of one with mystery and romance. Forget even taking these dead meat snapshots, and get to crafting that great story your eye saw.

    As for the last one, next time shoot it from above. The shapes of those glasses are far more interesting in their geometric pattern sitting in the ice, with a nice close crop, than oyster shooters sitting on a bar. Yawn. Doesn't support your strong lead image above about mystery and romance. I see where you were going with the oyster thing, so if you want to grab that shoot it as close as you can, then crop to a long horizontal pano format for the effect.

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    Re: The Latest & Greatest Fun w/Digital M Images

    I'm testing lenses like David is, but I am also getting comfortable with the differences between the M8 & M9. My "new" look lens is the 21 'Lux. Trying to decide 21 or 24 as my main go to, either way it will be 'Lux. Noct is on order to also test out.

    This is the 24mm Elmarit ASPH, a great lens.



    And one from the 21 'Lux

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    Just trying a little different post processing spin on something I shot earlier in the year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtKamka View Post
    Just trying a little different post processing spin on something I shot earlier in the year.

    Kurt my friend, this is another of your fabulous stories. I very much like your work, and feel you are right on top of your game dialed in and firing on all cylinders.

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    Kurt, great great image. It was this type of shot that convinced me that the Noct f/0.95 was for me. 6 months l gotta say that your shots swayed me in the right decision. Like you, I have found the f/0.95 to be quite a creative inspiration for me, and this image is spectacular in every way, with that elusive 3D feel, not to mention the poignant subject matter. Great stuff.

    Chuck, amazing capture/environmental portrait with the 24 lux. You are really showing what that lens is capable of, even at close focus distance. OUTSTANDING!
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    Matt,
    thank you for your words...Steve and I should plan something like that, but alas, just on the same wavelength. The great strength of digital photography is the variety of processing options available to reinvent a photograph...would be a fascinating discussion!
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    Chuck, amazing portrait! I love the feel and up front emotions.
    Kurt, great shot! Love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Jones View Post
    I'm testing lenses like David is, but I am also getting comfortable with the differences between the M8 & M9. My "new" look lens is the 21 'Lux. Trying to decide 21 or 24 as my main go to, either way it will be 'Lux. Noct is on order to also test out.

    This is the 24mm Elmarit ASPH, a great lens.



    And one from the 21 'Lux

    Chuck, stunning shots! And I agree that the 24 Elmarit ASPH is a wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Jones View Post
    I'm testing lenses like David is, but I am also getting comfortable with the differences between the M8 & M9. My "new" look lens is the 21 'Lux. Trying to decide 21 or 24 as my main go to, either way it will be 'Lux. Noct is on order to also test out.
    This is the 24mm Elmarit ASPH, a great lens.

    And one from the 21 'Lux
    Chuck: Great analysis of David's photos. Keep it coming. Both of the photos that you posted are stunning! Interesting looks and eye direction in that first one. My niggle with the 21 is that I have to use a viewfinder. With the 24, i can do without.

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtKamka View Post
    Just trying a little different post processing spin on something I shot earlier in the year.
    Kurt: Great capture and B&W! There's an eerie transcendent quality to this image. The IF area seems to resolve out of the OOF in the foreground and background. Of course it does, but this seems magical.

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
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    thank you for your words...Steve and I should plan something like that, but alas, just on the same wavelength. The great strength of digital photography is the variety of processing options available to reinvent a photograph...would be a fascinating discussion!
    Ashwin: The photos posted here illustrate that range of interpretation. Always fun to see! The "discussion" would be fascinating. A corollary topic would be if we now have too much freedom to manipulate the photos (Luddite).

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    Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    Chasles you are so fortunate to be near the Gold coast! I particularly like this one......really wonderful....the Leica makes a super landscape camera...I'm now back and settled in Houston and will have to think about what I'm going to shoot down here......I'll be shooting landscapes from the high artic Svalbard but that's not until next June so for now, it's the Gulf Coast! eleanor



    [QUOTE=CharlesK;251894]Ashwin outstanding images!!! The B&W shots of the wedding are amazing. I love how the bride is separated but very connected in the shot, while there are large crowd around. The 50 Lux is an extraordinary lens.
    I hope to receive my 50 Lux Asph, this after being sent away to Germany to be recalibrated.

    Here are two photos taken this morning, Springbrook, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. Taken with the ZM 25/2.8 and M9


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    I love the M9 in the morning... it smells like VICTORY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Jones View Post
    I'm testing lenses like David is, but I am also getting comfortable with the differences between the M8 & M9. My "new" look lens is the 21 'Lux. Trying to decide 21 or 24 as my main go to, either way it will be 'Lux. Noct is on order to also test out.

    This is the 24mm Elmarit ASPH, a great lens.



    And one from the 21 'Lux

    Chuck,

    First off, I want to thank you for taking the time and effort to critique my shots and to assure you that it is taken in the spirit with which it was given, i.e. an honest and straightforward attempt to be helpful. As you know I am back to the M system after an unsuccessful first try with the M8 and while I think I'm doing better I know there's room for improvement. Getting good solid advice from an experienced shooter is hard to come by. People are, understandably, reluctant to critique other folks work for fear of offending them.

    For those that don't know Chuck as well as I do I'd encourage you to check out some of his images. Chuck is, IMHO, one of the best M shooters out there... and not too bad with 35mm and MF either What I like about Chuck's work is that he captures emotion and character. The shot of the tow truck guys is a good example. The attitude of the driver and the look of the passenger tell a story. I think I know a little something about who Ted and Al are from this image... and I'm not sure I'd want them helping my daughter if her car broke down on a deserted country road at night

    The portrait of the guy in the civil war jacket and his girlfriend is terrific. You have an uncanny ability to put your subjects at ease and get them to project themselves.

    To put it in perspective for those who don't know Chuck, he and I went to Atlanta some years ago to get our MF kits and wound up at a diner with some friends in the wee hours of the morning. While the rest of us stayed at the table eating Chuck wandered the diner sitting at other people's booths, chatting them up and getting them to agree to let him take their picture. I watched him overcome their reluctance and allow him to take their photos. And at 3am, or whatever time it was, I can assure you they weren't all in a touchy/feeley mood. Before we left there wasn't a single person in that place that Chuckk didn't shoot... including the cook and the waitress if I remember correctly. Those shots alone could have made a coffee table book and if you can find them Chuck, I'd encourage you to post them for others to see.

    The reason I mention this is because I think it's critical to understanding Chuck's work. He's an up close and personal guy... much more so than I am. And because of this Chuck gravitates towards wide and super wide lenses. While that 21 lux looks to be a fantastic lens I'm not sure I'm the right guy to shoot with it. The 35mm and 50mm focal lengths are more comfortable for me. They allow me to keep my distance and not feel like I'm invading someone's private space. My good friend Roger Dunham, who is also a superb Leica M shooter, also gets in much tighter than I do. I think the ability and confidence to do that takes time... and I'm not quite there yet. As Robert Capa once said... "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough."

    The only nit I've got with the shot from the 24mm is that I don't find the background rendering pleasant. I know you were shooting these two to get a feel for your preferred focal length but I think you'd do well consider getting the new 24 lux. If you're going to help me spend my money on wider lenses then at least I can try to return the favor

    I hope some of the folks on this forum find this kind of dialogue informative and that Chuck and I have posted in the right place. For those that think it should have been in the image critique forum... my apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtKamka View Post
    Just trying a little different post processing spin on something I shot earlier in the year.

    absolutely incredible kurt! whatever new processing you're doing, keep it coming because it's fantastic!
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