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« Reply #2220 on: November 12, 2017, 05:46:40 PM »
Great photos guys!

I still have 3000+ photos (Raw format) from my three-week trip to Ireland this summer that I have not had time to post-process. My copy of LR6 is not updating  >:( , hence, I cannot deal with my 900+ photos from my new Olympus TG-5! (2100+ from my Nikon D7200 are ok). As you know LR is going CC only, and stand-alone users like me are reporting problems updating. Really p1sses me off as I have used and enjoyed LR for over 10 years now, but refuse to sign up for CC, for a variety of reasons!  >:(  :'(

ANYWAY, I also have ~3000 or so Kodachrome slides taken from 1989-2003 and I NEED to finally get these digitized. I am torn between buying a slide scanner, sending them in to a lab for scanning, or buying a macro (probably a 105mm micro for the Nikon) and photographing them. I scanned a few hundred several years ago on my Epson flatbed scanner (700?), but learned quickly that 48 bit is really only worthwhile for a few select slides as it is very time-consuming and produces huge files. In reality, only a small proportion of my slides will get printed and likely no larger than A4. Has anyone here digitized a slide collection? How did you do it?

I've done it with old photos. It took me a dozen or so attempts to figure out the best way to fit photo to scanner, and even then I needed to re-do about a quarter of them that didn't come out right the first time. I had only a few hundred. For a collection the size of yours, I would suggest sending them to a lab, unless you're willing to engage in a long labor intensive project.

Can I ask what LR and CC are?

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Re: The Photography Thread
« Reply #2221 on: November 12, 2017, 05:51:25 PM »
Using drones for high-quality photography.

A series from Georgia, Caucasus:
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Gorgeous photos, Turner. Just lovely.
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« Reply #2222 on: November 12, 2017, 05:52:07 PM »
Sorry, LR = Adobe Lightroom and CC = Creative Cloud. I realize that eventually most if not all software is heading toward a subscription-based model, but I really dislike it for a variety of reasons--especially in this case! I plan to switch to some type of freeware or other stand-alone option such as Capture One. Given that I am also looking to dump Windows for some flavor of Linux (likely Mint), now seems as good a time as any to switch.
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« Reply #2223 on: November 12, 2017, 06:11:52 PM »
Sorry, LR = Adobe Lightroom and CC = Creative Cloud. I realize that eventually most if not all software is heading toward a subscription-based model, but I really dislike it for a variety of reasons--especially in this case! I plan to switch to some type of freeware or other stand-alone option such as Capture One. Given that I am also looking to dump Windows for some flavor of Linux (likely Mint), now seems as good a time as any to switch.

Ah, thanks. At the moment all my digital/digitized photos are archived on CD, uploaded to Flickr, or both. I do need a camera at some point. My own died two years ago and I've been using my tablet when I need a camera.

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« Reply #2224 on: November 12, 2017, 06:22:21 PM »
Ah, thanks. At the moment all my digital/digitized photos are archived on CD, uploaded to Flickr, or both. I do need a camera at some point. My own died two years ago and I've been using my tablet when I need a camera.

Digital cameras have become so good now, virtually anything you buy can produce outstanding results, especially with a little effort on the post processing side. Unless you plan to make huge prints or do extreme crops, much of your decision will come down to ergonomics, durability, feature set, etc. Unless you really need an optical viewfinder, interchangeable lenses, blazing fast speed/autofocus and the like, I would say any recent (2012 and later) Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Lumix, etc. compact will do pretty much all of what you want. Even my wife's Olympus ZX-1 compact (about six or seven years old) will smoke 35mm film at any given ISO. My D7200 photos at 6400 look better than 35mm film at 400. 
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« Reply #2225 on: November 12, 2017, 06:56:56 PM »
All I really need is a basic point and shoot for vacations ...I'll probably look for a bargain after Christmas,

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« Reply #2226 on: November 12, 2017, 07:22:40 PM »
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« Reply #2228 on: February 05, 2018, 08:57:52 PM »
A new, apparently much-debated building in Norway, by Melgaard & Snøhetta. It´s controversial particularly because it´s close to the Munch museum.
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« Reply #2229 on: February 07, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »
A new, apparently much-debated building in Norway, by Melgaard & Snøhetta. It´s controversial particularly because it´s close to the Munch museum.




I like that.
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« Reply #2230 on: February 07, 2018, 09:45:34 AM »
A new, apparently much-debated building in Norway, by Melgaard & Snøhetta. It´s controversial particularly because it´s close to the Munch museum.
Yes, a fine composition. I like how the silhouettes of trees seem to lean towards the building, and the cold blue snow & sky contrasting with the building's warm lights.
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« Reply #2231 on: February 07, 2018, 10:39:41 AM »
Paris under snow



and Versailles too

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« Reply #2232 on: February 07, 2018, 10:54:03 AM »
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« Reply #2233 on: February 07, 2018, 11:13:50 AM »
Paris under snow  and Versailles too

   
Beautiful!
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Re: The Photography Thread
« Reply #2234 on: February 10, 2018, 10:53:17 AM »
A new, temporary light sculpture in a modern harbour area, Copenhagen

(mobile phone photos only)

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« Reply #2235 on: February 10, 2018, 04:07:12 PM »
A new, temporary light sculpture in a modern harbour area, Copenhagen

(mobile phone photos only)

Nice snapshots.
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« Reply #2236 on: March 28, 2018, 10:30:18 AM »
Bump. From November.

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« Reply #2237 on: April 12, 2018, 09:50:12 AM »
^^^

Yeah. I'm also liking it 50/50 and 90/10 from the top - although the latter a different application.
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« Reply #2238 on: April 12, 2018, 10:02:30 AM »


All grown up.
I had a visitor drop by. I know a part of it was to check my new place out. On stage she lacks no poise, but off stage she can be awkward as hell - and that's when I put a lens on her.  Hahaha.
Anyway, this shot is when she learned that the injury to her (fifth?) metatarsal was more damaging than she knew - vis a vis the general out of shape/fat arseness. As I said, all grown up.

e: notice how from that distance I could still place the catchlights at between two and three o'clock?  8) 
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« Reply #2239 on: April 12, 2018, 10:03:56 AM »


All grown up.
I had a visitor drop by. I know a part of it was to check my new place out. On stage she lacks no poise, but off stage she can be awkward as hell - and that's when I put a lens on her.  Hahaha.
Anyway, this shot is when she learned that the injury to her (fifth?) metatarsal was more damaging than she knew - vis a vis the general out of shape/fat arseness. As I said, all grown up.

e: notice how from that distance I could still place the catchlights at between two and three o'clock?  8) 

Satiny.  Nice tones.
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