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Down Lower w/Textures

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 23 January 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

SWITCHING CAMERA SYSTEMS - there has been a lot of talk on the Internet about Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski of NAPP switching from Nikon to Canon. I think that a photographer should use whatever system works best for them. We all know that most of the camera systems out there are pretty good. We also know that the photographer always trumps the technology. Most of us cannot afford to change systems (at least not often). My first DSLR, purchased in 2006, was a Nikon D80. Once that decision was made, the die was cast. As you know, I now use a Nikon D700, and I have some fabulous Nikon glass. That is working quite well for me. It was interesting that on the Kelby TV Grid Show earlier this year, both Scott and Matt maintained that most of us have camera bodies that are plenty good enough. (I just heard that Canon pulled their booth from Photoshop World. Do you think that that had anything to do with it??)

Nikon D700 F/5.6 ISO 400 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks like a metal etching !! Wonderful feel here !

23 Jan 2014 6:14am

PATRICK from miramas, France

another great capture

23 Jan 2014 8:12am

jean pierre from paris, France

joli traitement!! amitiés

23 Jan 2014 8:19am

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I think, at least for my level of mere amateur, the Nikon / Canon option is almost a tradition. The first one that you buy, (often by chance) stays in the family forever.

Have a nice day!

23 Jan 2014 8:22am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Loving the various textures and effects

23 Jan 2014 10:18am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is interesting, but I prefer your previous version.

23 Jan 2014 11:19am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Très beau traitement

23 Jan 2014 11:46am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful pp treatment here Jack! It appears to be rising out of the mist! ;-)

23 Jan 2014 2:30pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I chose Nikon and hope to add lenses, but doubt I would be able to switch due to cost, even if I wanted to.

23 Jan 2014 2:33pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Really nice treatment! I like the texture in your picture, it's superb!

23 Jan 2014 2:48pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I agree with your thought that the photographer's quality always tumps the brand of his equipment in the better DSLRs and related high quality equipment. I got into Nikon in the film days and I am still impressed that all the lenses I have will work on the current equipment. Some of the lenses are exceptionally good. Better than my ability! :-)

23 Jan 2014 4:23pm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

On dirait une gravure

23 Jan 2014 5:17pm

franz from Baden, Austria

yd's image and today's would make terrific illustrations of a book of fairy tales ... in fact, i remember i had a book as a child with very similar pictures !!!

23 Jan 2014 6:32pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful tree Jack. It is your work not of the machine. I'm sure of it! Muchos besos y abrazos querido maestro!

23 Jan 2014 6:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I recently attended a Photo Walk/WOrkshop - it was my third one since October. Most attendees, including the instructor have NIKON cameras of some sort. I use a SONY alpha NEX C-3, mirrorless. The instructor said the type of camera is not the important thing, it is the photographer that determines the quality of the photograph. I personally adore my light weight mirrorless camera.
I love your variety of treatments. I hope someday to be able to create images like the artwork you create.

23 Jan 2014 7:06pm

Anna O. from Lublin, Poland

Excellent, I love these tones and whole compo!

23 Jan 2014 8:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This one is beautiful, too. I love my Nikons and can see no reason to switch. Also, not being made of money, I couldn't afford it anyway. The Sony DSC-RX100 I got is quite impressive for a tiny camera. If I did switch systems, it might just be to Sony.

23 Jan 2014 9:08pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I completely agree with your comments about camera systems, and about the fact that many of us have equipment that meets or exceeds our needs. While there are some technical reasons that a top pro might switch between the top models of the top brands, the general public should not confuse technical merit with the power of sponsorship dollars, subsidies and promotion. A separate issue is that you and I are consumers, and once we pay for our needs and family obligations, we are free to spend our disposable dollars as we choose. Mr. A might trade his Ford for a BMW, Mr. B might vacation in Hawaii, while Mr. C might switch from Nikon system to Canon. I have a friend who recently switched from Sony to Canon, and he raves about the new cameras and lenses. While I haven't examined his work with a magnifying glass, I haven't noticed any difference in his work. But if he is satisfied, it is money well spent for him.

24 Jan 2014 2:43am

@Harry: My photographic problems cannot be solved with money, no matter how I spend it. I hate it that there is no substitute for hard work :-))

STEED from D, France

Your works on Natural Places are always curious and fascinating,Jack......Good job !!!!!

24 Jan 2014 1:53pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice presentation of winter.

25 Jan 2014 4:30am

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