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Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-10-2012, 02:06 PM  
Landscape The Badlands in HDR
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Maybe the BAD lands have repented, thus the halo's.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-09-2012, 08:19 AM  
Post-Processing Post Processing Challenge #76
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 24
Views: 2,455
I processed the RAW file with Oloneo HDRengine to recover the lost highlights and shadows. I used Corel Paintshop Pro X4 to adjust tones and to align and crop the picture. I tried to keep some of the sundown tones in the sky and shadows because I liked the feeling of getting in the last minutes of flight time.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-20-2012, 09:38 AM  
Oloneo Photo Engine
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
I have been using HDRengine version with great results handheld. The automatic alignment feature works great with my K7 RAW files. :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 07-02-2011, 05:49 PM  
Ricoh buying Pentax?
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
As the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy intoned, "Don't Panic." When Hoya bought Pentax, Chicken Littles were running everywhere on the forums. Even with Hoya really only interested in the medical side of the house, they kept the Pentax brand alive with the likes of the K7 and K5. I suspect, Ricoh is actually looking to get into the DSLR consumer market and the Pentax legacy is a good place to start.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-02-2011, 05:43 PM  
The Foveon X3 Sensor
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 155
Views: 42,929
The problem is not the HDR imaging, the problem is tone mapping operators. Tone mapping algorithms could be developed to be both realistic and a return to the earlier Pentax look.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-01-2011, 04:35 PM  
How many times did you almost switch to another brand
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 43
Views: 6,993
When I outgrow the feature set of my K7 (or my K10D for that matter), I might consider another system. At my current (slow) pace of improving as a photographer, that may not happen in the next 20 years.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-01-2011, 04:29 PM  
Ok, Now That Ricoh Ownes Pentax !!!
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 48
Views: 9,401
With Ricoh in control, maybe we will see a radical new approach in Pentax DSLRs, like this prototype process from AMP:

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2011, 04:26 PM  
The Foveon X3 Sensor
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 155
Views: 42,929
This attempt by AMP to produce HDR Video would be a wonderful approach for Pentax DSLRs of the future.

Forum: Pentax K-5 11-24-2010, 08:24 AM  
new requirements
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 24
Views: 4,509
DxO Optics Pro 6.5 (one shot HDR) has turned my K10D and K-7 into the camera I always wanted. It is almost magical. It is truly amazing what it does with the RAW files.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-18-2010, 05:26 PM  
Post-Processing Winner PP Challenge #35
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Good work Ash. That was a real "thinker" project.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-12-2010, 07:24 AM  
Uh Oh! My new K5 has loose innards !!!
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 42
Views: 10,069
Have you tried immodium?
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-12-2010, 07:19 AM  
Snapshots are a Valid Branch of Photography
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 29
Views: 5,301
I often wonder at the "trash talking" that snapshot photography gets. In my mind, snapshots are akin to journalistic photography in that they capture a moment without artificial staging.

Here is a link to an interesting short story on snapshot photography"

Snapshots Are Good Photographs
Forum: Photo Critique 11-11-2010, 10:15 PM  
Landscape Patches of rain in the English Channel
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
I can smell the rain.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-11-2010, 10:13 PM  
Weekly PP Challenge #35
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Cropping, change of perspective, dynamic range adjustment, basic curves.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-04-2010, 04:37 PM  
K-5... Wow wow wow wow wow!! Hugely impressive.
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 85
Views: 20,302
Wow wow wow wow wow!

I think Inspector Gadget will forgive you if you use the word "Wowsers!"
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-04-2010, 04:35 PM  
Landscape Zabriskie Point
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 10
Views: 1,987
Very nice shots Davide. Congratulations as well.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 11-03-2010, 07:01 AM  
Winners P52-3-13 Exposure: High Key
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
Really nice jobs Rense, Rob, and Dan.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-28-2010, 12:59 PM  
P52-3-13 Exposure: High Key
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 33
Views: 6,026
Here is my approach to high-key: +4ev exposure with tiffen ultra-contrast filter.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 10-27-2010, 02:16 PM  
September 2010 Runner-Up: Reflecting Snowy
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 15
Views: 8,953
Stunning! I can count the feathers (in the reflection as well).
Forum: Winners' Showcase 10-27-2010, 02:14 PM  
September 2010 Winner: Grand Cliché II
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 37
Views: 16,106
Rense, that was so sharp it had me looking for a bandage.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-27-2010, 10:43 AM  
Post-Processing P-P Challenge #34
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 16
Views: 3,665
I played around with the curves and dynamic range and this is what came out:
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-26-2010, 05:15 AM  
Is it time for the ISO range to retire?
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 18
Views: 5,642
I have no problem with ISO ratings. What I have a problem with is the manufacturers not relating the ISO settings on their cameras to reality. Comparing ISO's across manufacturers is often comparing apples with oranges.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-23-2010, 07:16 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #33
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 33
Views: 4,483
Have a great time. :cool:
Forum: General Talk 10-15-2010, 07:44 AM  
Burger won't decompose - the Happy Meal project
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
If you are what you eat, then Happy Meal Eaters are going to live forever! LOL!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-15-2010, 07:41 AM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #33
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 33
Views: 4,483
Perhaps your cat is really your muse! :D
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