Jim Tsioles

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    Loch Eck
    on: August 15, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Many instances of mine when shooting fall colors say in places like the Great Smokey Mountains, distant grey haze covered hills (and sky) lack so little color that they clash with the wonderful reds and yellows of foreground leaves. Yet this image pleases the eye for the reason that the colors are muted in the entire image. I suspect that you took the dehaze tool in the negative direction.

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    Re: Calm after the storm
    Reply #1 on: August 7, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    The left side of the image appears to cast a back-lit effect onto the trees, making their silhouette pop in a dynamic way. This is a good example that shows off many elements of design.

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    Re: stream
    Reply #2 on: August 1, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    The creek is a strong diagonal element, but is leading the eye straight out of the frame and causing a jarring triangle in the frame’s edge.

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    Re: pavement
    Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Curious as to why you decided for the long exposure? It seems those clouds could have been dramatic on their own.

    There is something working in the shot with the low angel and making a separation between the long exposed sky and large rock. There is a lot of detail at the very bottom of the composition that is slightly taking attention away from the rest of the image. Maybe crop a bit of the bottom out… Also, the image is helped by that the top of the frame is not completely taken over by the clouds.

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    Re: Death Valley B&W
    Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    To be honest I’ve gone through my medium formate phase and I’m over it.

    This quote drew my attention.

    I’ve always wanted to own a medium format for the resolution power and truthfully couldn’t stand seeing another medium format article on these sites. Anyway, I have my tricks to get more data + more dynamic range for making larger prints and was sort of refreshed to hear the comment.

    The new Sony a7riv will likely be my new camera. Though it might take away all the fun I’m accustomed to, like, needing to bracket and use luminosity masks in photoshop, taking multiple stiched shots for resolution, carrying all the extra weight in nodal sliders and panoramic heads, not to mention all of my lenses on an over night trek….j/k.  In reality learning these “tricks”/methods was fun to me and I’ve always looked forward to hearing about a new approach. I think many of us might be addicted to learning these methods more than actually shooting. I guess for the more experienced a lot of that thrill is gone and the act of shooting is now second nature, which is a good thing.

    With the advent of new technology shifts, I guess every generation goes through different methods of creating images. I wonder what the next stage will be. Will all the “fun” go away with it? I know one thing, the most important thing, transcending your vision might be made easier with new cameras like the a7riv. Many will welcome the ease of these new cameras, but I feel some of the mystique is gone.

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    Re: Progressive lens glasses and viewfinders… an insight.
    Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve gotten to the point when checking the focus on the LCD of my camera, I am pulling my glasses down to use just my eyes from about three inches away. My eye sight is horrible. I’m afraid if I get my eyes lasered, problems might or might not be worse, especially when viewing the editing monitor. Is getting laser surgery a bad idea?

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