Recent content by dave.hallett

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    Landscapes: Which Phone-Based Apps Would You Not Want To Do Without?

    I find Clear Outside useful for predicting cloud cover, and Tides Near Me useful for beach shoots. Both are free.
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Blacks look a bit crushed to me, but the idea looks good.
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Bit more from Chania, keeping it mono and simple... Rotund by David Hallett, on Flickr
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    A slightly sinister postman. through no fault of his own... Ambulant by David Hallett, on Flickr
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    Loch Leathan

    I narrowly prefer the portrait version as its simplicity makes for a stronger composition, but they are both quite excellent work! Fantastic job.
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Another from Chania. I do try not to make a nuisance of myself. Honest guv. ;) But I was trying to take a quick picture here of the plants and the shadows, when the rather formidable lady owner appeared and gave me a classic Paddington Bear Hard Stare. I beat a hasty retreat, but couldn't resist...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Nice. Three absolutely classic views, but sooo hard to resist :-). I like the placement of the gondola in the Accademia shot.
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    Photohab (sharing your flickr photos)

    I have no particular wish to defend this place, but the impression that Flickr give that you can somehow protect your photos from being downloaded just by ticking a box on their site is very misleading. If your picture can be viewed at a particular size, it can be downloaded at that size. My...
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    New PC or upgrade current?

    I think the advice you have been given is good. More RAM will probably make a difference with photos and will almost certainly make a difference when editing videos. Don't worry about RAM timings and CAS latency, etc., the differences are small. Putting your OS and programs on an SSD will speed...
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    Jurassic Coast

    I like the colours in this, and I don't really agree that the light is "dull". Overcast conditions can be very good for the right kind of shot, particularly if the cloud is not too thick and there is still some directionality to the light. Check out Paul Wakefield's landscape work, you'll hardly...
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    Capture a stranger street style : Part 2

    Previously posted in the Fuji XT thread, but one from my holiday in Crete. Radiance by David Hallett, on Flickr
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    Second hand lenses?

    Secondhand lenses are generally easier to detect problems with than secondhand cameras. I've bought at least 15 or so. Some eBay sellers aren't very good at noticing small amounts of fungus, but we've generally been able to work things out satisfactorily, given the fairly small amounts of money...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Some people say I will photograph pretty much anything if I think the light is right. Erm, they probably have a point :-) Backstage by David Hallett, on Flickr
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Sounds interesting! And this is where I so often go wrong - I leave what I think is a good enough margin at the edges, but forget that I'm going to want to correct the verticals... sigh.
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    I'm going to be just slightly contrarian here and suggest that the mooring post is uncomfortably close to the left hand edge, the far right hand side isn't really earning its keep, and as so often with landscapes, a viewpoint a foot or so higher would probably have provided even better...