Search results

  1. Brian G

    Stairs - an open thread

    Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, UK Fountains Abbey Stairs by Brian Gibson, on Flickr
  2. Brian G

    Texture slider: a new fantastic tool in Lightroom (version 8.3)

    I was of that opinion at one time, and I thought that LR provided the best highlight recovery of any raw developer. Testing reveals this to no longer be true, and both On1 and DxO now provide better highlight recovery.
  3. Brian G

    Texture slider: a new fantastic tool in Lightroom (version 8.3)

    Nice to see Adobe are doing something to justify their monthly hire charge. Looks very much like the "structure" slider in On1, which also has a "Dehaze" slider. One thing I like about On1 is that it has "Highlights," "Midtones" and "Shadows" adjustment sliders. Maybe Adobe will catch up...
  4. Brian G

    Amazon.co.uk vs grey camera gear, prices so close.

    The sums involved may be significant to us as individuals, although the savings are usually only of the order of hundreds of pounds, which is insignificant in the great scheme of things. The Inland Revenue are more used to dealing in millions, if not billions of pounds, so the amount they can...
  5. Brian G

    North England York/Harrogate/Ripon area

    Three days in Yorkshire and it only rained once - for three days! (Well two and a half to be precise.) I managed a morning at Fountains Abbey but in the afternoon I went to Brimham Rocks, which I thought was really impressive. I ran out of time (and weather) but I'm sure there will be another...
  6. Brian G

    Amazon.co.uk vs grey camera gear, prices so close.

    If the supplier makes a false declaration on their paperwork the onus is on them, not the purchaser. I've bought from Panamoz and never been hit with any additional costs. A lot of companies (I can't recall if Panamoz is one) say they will reimburse you if you are hit by any additional costs. A...
  7. Brian G

    Amazon.co.uk vs grey camera gear, prices so close.

    Personally I try to avoid buying from Amazon because of their questionable tax reduction policies. In most cases you can find a better price if you shop around. To suggest that HDEW and other companies employ illegal tax policies is potentially libellous, and you should be very careful what you say.
  8. Brian G

    Weird Android bug - no way to answer a phone call

    It seems that disabling the battery saver didn't cure the problem. I still can't answer incoming calls and "swipe up" does nothing. I've had this problem since before the last update, so it can't be that. The clever clogs at the suppliers (EE) don't seem to have any answers. When we test it in...
  9. Brian G

    Weird Android bug - no way to answer a phone call

    I had the same problem with my Nokia 3, running Android 7.1, recently updated. I was using a battery saver program, and if I received a call it wouldn't allow me to answer when the battery saver screen was displayed.. I deleted the "battery saver" with the result that battery life has improved...
  10. Brian G

    Alternatives to Lightroom

    Yes. I should have added "Used in moderation."
  11. Brian G

    Alternatives to Lightroom

    Haze control also makes a very useful "sky enhancer" tool!
  12. Brian G

    Alternatives to Lightroom

    The one I'm using, which is the one I mentioned in my post. I also found, during the course of evaluation, that Dxo also provided better highlight recovery than Lightroom.
  13. Brian G

    Alternatives to Lightroom

    I actually prefer the results from On1 over those from Lightroom. I chose Lightroom because, at the time, I considered it's highlight recovery was the best of any available software. That is no longer the case. Another good thing with On1 is that you do not have a "catalog" which was one thing...
  14. Brian G

    So it really is time to ditch Adobe

    I believe the exact content of the Adobe statement said that stand-alone Lightroom would be available "indefinitely." Note that "indefinitely means "an undefined period" and it does NOT mean for ever, for which I believe the word is "infinitely." Clearly Adobe meant "until we say so" and they...
  15. Brian G

    So it really is time to ditch Adobe

    Quite so. There are plenty of programs that can do a better job than Adobe.
  16. Brian G

    Eos 6d Owners Thread!

    I just updated from 6D to 6Dii. IQ is about the same but I wanted the articulating screen.
  17. Brian G

    So it really is time to ditch Adobe

    I've used both iMatch and Photo Supreme (from when it used to be called IDimager). iMatch was a very cumbersome program, although it's now been completely re-written, but I got on better with IDimager (Photo Supreme) but I stopped using a dedicated DAM when I started using Lightroom. Now I no...
  18. Brian G

    North England York/Harrogate/Ripon area

    Thank you very much for the suggestions. I'm not exactly certain how much time I will have, but I'll bear in mind the suggestions. Fountains Abbey is my first choice, but I'll see what else I have time for.
  19. Brian G

    So it really is time to ditch Adobe

    On1 does everything that LR does and also has layers and masks, which means it can do a lot of what PS used to do as well. You also don't need to load all your images into a "catalog" either, which is what I used to dislike about LR. You can still label and keyword all your images, and searching...
  20. Brian G

    Online printing recommendations

    I was a DSCL user but I've switched to SIM Lab. Several of our club members have also switched and like the results.
  21. Brian G

    Bridges - An open thread

    Great shots, thanks for posting. Seeing those makes me want to visit.
  22. Brian G

    Beginner Not being able to shoot in the dark, in manual?

    I don't see any mention of ISO settings in the original post - what ISO were you trying to use, and did you try increasing it?
  23. Brian G

    North England York/Harrogate/Ripon area

    I have a short visit to the York area next week and I have a day or two available for photography. I've done the coastal areas, Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay etc, so I thought I'd visit Fountains Abbey. I'm staying 1 night near Fountains Abbey and I was wondering if there were any other...
  24. Brian G

    LR6 Standalone.....Help Please.

    I hate the "Catalog" in LR, which is why I don't use it, but most programs, if they add -2 to a filename means that a file of that name already exists. It would appear you are adding files that already exist, the way "Box Brownie" suggested.
  25. Brian G

    Stay with Adobe or break the ties and move on?

    To me, being forced to use the catalog in Lightroom was one of it's biggest drawbacks. On1 Photo allows you to browse your image folders, just like a file manager, (but with images, either thumbnail or full screen.) Provided you have the discipline to keyword all your images on download...
  26. Brian G

    A rare sight

    Sorry, I couldn't resist...
  27. Brian G

    A rare sight

    The motorcycle patrols used to, but I've never seen a call-box salute!
  28. Brian G

    South-West England Milky way locations - advice needed.

    I've not tried it (yet), but looking at one of those "dark sky" maps, one area of southern England that seems quite dark is Salisbury Plain. I don't know the area, so I'm not sure how you would incorporate an object of interest in the foreground.
  29. Brian G

    South-West England Milky way locations - advice needed.

    One of our club members has a great shot of the milky way over Pulpit Rock, so it can be done. As mentioned above, you need to be there at the right time of year to get the right alignment. And clear conditions help too!
  30. Brian G

    Bridges - An open thread

    "Sluice at Dutton Locks (can it be called a bridge as it has a walkway across???)" Looks like a bridge to me!
Top