Recent content by simonclivehughes

  1. S

    Panasonic LX5 Walkabout

    Great little camera for walkabouts. At the Asian supermarket Halloween Part I Stay between the lines Autumn in the PNW Halloween Part II Cheers,
  2. S

    Street Street photography (Image thread)

    Here's an image from yesterday at Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver, BC. This is with the Sony NEX 5 and Voigtländer 21mm f4 lens. This is a crop. Cheers,
  3. S

    Show Street Musicians

    Oooh, Oooh, I can play this one too! Here's a few from different cameras. The left and centre images are from Seattle WA, the rightmost from Victoria, BC. Cheers,
  4. S

    The Long Journey (Maintaining an Expensive Hobby and a Good Marriage)

    Thanks to all of you who read and commented on the piece. It does seem to resonate with some people, so it was worth the effort, even if it was for me alone. :smile: Ciao,
  5. S

    The Long Journey (Maintaining an Expensive Hobby and a Good Marriage)

    That's it exactly, Don, at our age, we have a history, something the younger generation have yet to course. I already see G.A.S. to a degree in my kids. Regardless of what we say, they have to make their own way. We, with deeper, older, and (generally) wiser understanding, however, can...
  6. S

    The Long Journey (Maintaining an Expensive Hobby and a Good Marriage)

    I have written an article for my website entitled The Long Journey. (Subtitle: Maintaining an Expensive Hobby and a Good Marriage) A slightly tongue-in-cheek look at G.A.S. and how I have managed to come out of the other end a (relatively) whole person. Hope you may find it enjoyable...
  7. S

    Sony The NEX Image thread

    NEX 5 with Voigtländer 90mm f3.5 lens (at f3.5): Cheers,
  8. S

    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    Here's a couple from the NEX 5 with Voigtländer 28mm f2 lens. Cheers,
  9. S

    Show "Police motorcycle"

    A Two-Wheeler of a different cut... Cheers,
  10. S

    The Real Silver Effex Thread and Gallery is now online.

    I do something similar with much of my B&W work, using Topaz Labs software to enhance contrast etc before conversion with Silver EFex Pro (1). I originally used Topaz Adjust, but found that it often introduced too many sharpening halos. I now use Topaz Detail and have re-created the effects I...
  11. S

    Sony Nex 5 Firmware...

    WOW!! This is just a revelation. :eek: This works so well. Here's one handheld with the CV 75mm f1.8 (at f1.8, of course!): I shoot A-mode RAW and use the LCD set to B&W with yellow peaking set to high (more for my older eyes). Seeing in B&W does wonders for your composition, and the...
  12. S

    An Incredible Animoto Eagle Video from Scott Bourne

    There are some lovely images, but the presentation drove me nuts! You want to showcase the work, not the fact that your slide software has 200 transitions. Simple is better... less is more. Cheers,
  13. S

    Sony The NEX Image thread

    Here's one from yesterday at Crescent Beach, BC. A very long consist with multi engine groups. This is taken with the NEX 5 and 18-55mm kit lens. Cheers,
  14. S

    Sony The NEX Image thread

    Heather, I love the flat lighting here... it really reminds me of looking at a museum diorama. Cheers,
  15. S

    The Real Silver Effex Thread and Gallery is now online.

    James, Thanks! It seems to be a crowd-pleaser. It was a result of playing around with the Raynox M250 thread-on magnifier lens, which mounted directly to the Voigtländer 75mm f2.5 lens I'd brought. Shooting wide open at f2.5, the combination gave a minuscule depth of focus. When I got back...