Self-portrait wearing a red ogre mask in Nishi-Shinjuku Gochome.Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 27th of March 2010.赤鬼マスクでセルフポートレート2010年3月27日、西新宿五丁目、東京
-I changed the avatar back to this picture that I used a long time ago (except this one is the much better version featured in my book). It goes well with the banner, doesn’t it?

Self-portrait wearing a red ogre mask in Nishi-Shinjuku Gochome.
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 27th of March 2010.

赤鬼マスクでセルフポートレート
2010年3月27日、西新宿五丁目、東京

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I changed the avatar back to this picture that I used a long time ago (except this one is the much better version featured in my book). It goes well with the banner, doesn’t it?

Possible edit of the unedited picture of the previous post.Usually I like to make high contrasted landscapes and make the foreground completely dark so it becomes forgettable (it is a way to remove any proof of human presence as well).In this case however, I wanted to show that even though the foreground appears completely beyond saving in the unedited post, all the information is there and salvageable if one desired to use it. You cannot do that with “burned” areas though. Once the rgb values hit 255, it’s over.
I find that we are less intolerant about dark areas. We are used to darkness. At least I am. Over-exposed photographs however, always make me cringe.

Possible edit of the unedited picture of the previous post.

Usually I like to make high contrasted landscapes and make the foreground completely dark so it becomes forgettable (it is a way to remove any proof of human presence as well).

In this case however, I wanted to show that even though the foreground appears completely beyond saving in the unedited post, all the information is there and salvageable if one desired to use it. You cannot do that with “burned” areas though. Once the rgb values hit 255, it’s over.

I find that we are less intolerant about dark areas. We are used to darkness. At least I am. Over-exposed photographs however, always make me cringe.

I came across the “no edit friday” tag and that made me think that I never post anything that hasn’t been digitally developed. Well, here’s one.Also, what I observe from browsing “no edit friday”, is that a bunch of the pictures posted with said tag are over-exposed. With digital, you should always under-expose your pictures as to avoid any fully-white area.
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This is the opposite of analog (when using negatives) for which over-exposing a little is more desirable, as it makes the exposed film “denser” (which means that there is more detail to work with in the enlarger).

I came across the “no edit friday” tag and that made me think that I never post anything that hasn’t been digitally developed. Well, here’s one.

Also, what I observe from browsing “no edit friday”, is that a bunch of the pictures posted with said tag are over-exposed. With digital, you should always under-expose your pictures as to avoid any fully-white area.

This is the opposite of analog (when using negatives) for which over-exposing a little is more desirable, as it makes the exposed film “denser” (which means that there is more detail to work with in the enlarger).

I am having a little internal crisis : I think I would like to sell my Nikon D700 kit that is to say : body, grip, flash and extra batteries. (I’d keep the lenses for my analog slrs).

I’d invest a small portion of the money in a TLC X100 which converts the X100’s 35mm eq into a 50mm eq. The feeling of being always a bit too wide was the only thing that kept me from ditching the D700.

I think it is a really good idea in theory but I can’t decide because I don’t like limiting my options. There are still a very few areas in which I like using the D700 over the X100 but most of the time the Nikon is just gathering dust in the closet…

Help me reach an internal consensus please?