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The backgrounds seem to show some vertical blurring. Do you know the reason for this?

 

Hi Sharkey, I appreciate very much to see the face

of the one I'm taking to! :) :) :)

 

I think you are referring to the DoF zoning that is

"intensified" visually and vertically by the presence

of the snow  in the scenes; normally always present

but hardly noticeable under normal light conditions.

 

Trees and bushes are vertical growths and, as such,

create vertical lines. Branches and twigs are not all

at the same distance from the lens so they will appear

alternatively more or less soft focused.

 

In common situations, the eye oversees the banding

because the brightness scale is rather normal given

the tonalities range between light and shadows but

here, the same tonalities range is exacerbated by the

high key reflection of the snow.

 

The same effect is visible (horizontally) when looking

at a scene with evergreen trees. There, though, light

penetration is even less.

 

An other point comes here: the relative thickness of the

fog the further away objects are from the viewer.

 

I hope this answers your question!

 

Thanks for dropping by… ;)


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819 views, wow!

 

Quite happy to create such interest… but

in a forum specialized in visual arts, I wonder

why it generates so few comments, reactions.

 

I think because this is a forum that is supposed to be about showing off what you created with the affinity software. I should think that most people here are looking to find inspiration and help on how to use the software that this forum is here to support. Maybe letting people know how you used the affinity software to process your work would get people asking questions or giving more feedback  :)

 

Love your work BTW.

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Maybe letting people know how you used the affinity software to process your work would get people asking questions or giving more feedback   :) Love your work BTW.

Thanks RamaBot!

 

It is 1221 as of this morning… groovy!

 

This observation was brought to me before, maybe even

in a other thread and I addressed that saying:

 

"As a photographer —and on this forum more a wildlife

photographer— I use AP's inpainting, healing, and clone

brushes to remove debris or anything that is not contribu-

ting positively to the final rendition of a picture. Most of my

post-production is done in Capture One (great RAW con-

verter but not a pixel editor). For pixel editing, since I do

not use ANY adobe products anymore, my chosen app is

Affinity Photo… very pleased with the results so far! ;)

 

As SrPx wisely put it:

 

—"To each his own, but 819 views is already a deep

reverence to your work....  :) Take it as silent, deep

compliment... Words do not always say everything...

 

Glad you like them!


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As a budding photographer myself I am fascinated by your images. You obviously know what you are doing.

 

I also use Capture One. Photos just appear better by default compared to Lightroom. And the colour science for adjustments is pretty amazing.

Then for the special pictures such as portraits I used to use Photoshop. Now I'm using Affinity Photo.

I have been a spare photographer on a couple of weddings and Capture One has allowed me to work quickly with hundreds of images with minimal work.

 

I just wish I had taken up Photography years ago. It has become a total obsession over the last couple of years.

 

Cheers. Scott.

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HI Scoot!

 

…I am fascinated by your images. You obviously know what you are doing.

 

Thanks for that! After 40 years being a pro, I think I'm getting the hang of it

 

I also use Capture One. Photos just appear better by default compared to Lightroom. And the colour science for adjustments is pretty amazing.

 

Yep, +1.

 

 It has become a total obsession over the last couple of years.

 

…welcome to the club!

 

After sessions in studio or on location, I think of nothing

else but to get out to the marsh, the forest, the park, etc!

 

;)


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Cooooool!

 

It's been a week since I started the thread…

and it got 1348 views at this point. :) :) :)


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Hi, I stepped into this thread while spending some spare time reading news about Affinity Photo and didn't want to miss the chance to say that the shots are really beautiful, they give much of the taste of wild life.

I dare asking if you can give the exposure parameters for photos 9 and 10, I like a lot the little dynamism of the wings

 

Thank you

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Hi Gaetano!

 

Thanks for your comment!

 

Please always dare… if you want to know! ;)

 

Mode: M

ISO:    280

SS:     1/500s

ƒ:        5,6

600mm ƒ4 on D810.

 

These are top secret: for your eyes only!   :D


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Hi Gaetano!

 

Thanks for your comment!

 

Please always dare… if you want to know! ;)

 

Mode: M

ISO:    280

SS:     1/500s

ƒ:        5,6

600mm ƒ4 on D810.

 

These are top secret: for your eyes only!   :D

Thank you Kodiak!

Now I just need to find a gentle bird willing to fly the right way...  :D

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Thank you Kodiak!

Now I just need to find a gentle bird willing to fly the right way...  :D

 

I forgot to mention that the ISO is on Auto ISO!

 

Good luck!


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1551 views, wow… that is the best way to end the year

— specially if that was all the snow we'll get this winter!


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discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
                                                                                                                        (Charlychuck)
 

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