I'm finally getting around to getting to the mass of Vietnam photos. These were taken in between Dalat the picturesque mountain town and on the way to Nha Trang on the train. The landscape of the rice fields was pure luck as we were hurtling along at a hundred kilometers per hour i stuck my camera out the top of the window and snapped some at the highest shutter speed i could.
Finally made it to a Red Bull Air Race. I felt i had to given how much the State Government pays to have it here each year for the past 3 years or so. At least i get some value from my tax dollars. It was quite exciting for the first half hour or so. I must admit it gets a bit same, same after a while, but not a bad event.
One of jobs as a photographer that i find the most tedious is archiving and cataloging of images. Have to file terabytes of images is one thing that i find really boring. I have begun filing my Vietnam photos and realise how many i need to upload to the website (another of my favorite tasks!). I came across this image of Monkey Island when i went searching for monkeys. After a hour trek up the side of the cliff without monkeys i stopped to take this image as i wanted something for my efforts.
It was an 6 image stitch overlooking the bay on a amazing day.
Easter Monday I made it down to the Fremantle Street Arts Festival where some world class buskers, and performers from Australia and overseas perform in the streets of Fremantle over three days. There were some incredible performances from Musicians, acrobats, comedians and entertainers. To my knowledge its been running for a couple of years and seems to get better each year.
I managed to get some shots of some performers this year. My favourite were the two guys from Germany who spin plates on the top of poles. They were amazing entertainers!
Well folks. Adobe creative suite CS5 has been out for 2 days now and im trying to find out the good, the bad and everything inbetween. One of the major improvements has been Adobe's changes to the lens correction feature which is now a lot more user friendly. This appears to be great news for all real estate and architectural photographers, especially those who shoot with 35mm or digital SLR's.
The refine edge tool offers time saving in selecting specific parts of an image as well as enhancements to RAW processing including specific colour profiles for specific lens. Which lens are included, im not sure on but apparently the focus is on common Canon and Nikon lens for the time being.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) feature now has a "remove ghost" option that eliminates any object that moves inbetween shots. This i believe should be very useful for me as i've always struggled with this. How effectively it works is yet to be determined.
Overall it looks like there will be some features that make this a winner and better than CS4 which aside from technical bugs that were never solved, didn't really push the boundaries from the prevoious version CS3.
If anyone has CS5 (in particular CS5 photoshop) i'd love feedback as to your thoughts?
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.