I did jpeg only/ no editing for an sij, it was more than difficult, it was a struggle.I almost always crop. I do not subscribe to the notion that in order to present a photo it MUST be straight out of the camera with no alterations. We never did that with film, and I wont do it with digital. So here's Toby. Cropped. I dont think we needed to see the dangling spiderwebs (outside) I haven't cleared away.
Also... I forgot to adjust the zoom to 18mm, so its a bit longer than I intended. Toby wont sit still for another, and its too cold and windy to go out today... so I'm staying in. So is he. He told me its ridiculously cold out there and he isnt going out until he needs to pee again.
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I did so want to "like" this image, the composition is excellent but I find it a little too dark, I feel the surf really should be white, or close to it, which I think could raise the image to "winner"status. I stress just my own opinion, others might differ. Your picture of the pilot launch off Flinders Jetty on Day 10, post #22 is also dark and moody, but works perfectly because it has white objects, for example the yachts, in it which are rendered white, therefore the brain accepts the image.
Number 2 Folding Hawkeye. Made in the USA no less, which really dates it. I wanted an anachronism in the shot and originally I thought about showing the barcode sticker on the apple. That didn't work. I decided instead for the modern lens cap leveling off the folder.Oh, a nice old folder there, I might just be envious of that one,
I'm not familiar with the model, my first camera was a Voigtlander Bessa 1, 8 on 120 film which taught me a great deal in terms of photography basics.Number 2 Folding Hawkeye. Made in the USA no less. I wanted an anachronism in the shot and originally I thought about showing the barcode sticker on the apple. That didn't work. I decided instead for the modern lens cap leveling off the folder.