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Subject: [Leica] Sky Replacement
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 13:17:53 -0500
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I agree, Jim.  In my  darkroom days getting the perfect print meant going 
through ten or more sheets of extremely expensive paper.  Today I spend more 
time on an image than then, but I can come much closer to the image I wanted 
with today?s tools.


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Sonny Carter

> On Oct 31, 2020, at 1:11 PM, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> 
> wrote:
> ?What 4-Star Chef ever discloses his secret ingredient?  One should use 
> any tool available to achieve a given goal.
> In the 1950s and 60s, I composed and shot Kodachrome in my Leica, and the 
> resulting slides usually had enough "keepers" to satisfy me.  But, we are 
> not living in the past.  The world is very different, and so are the photo 
> tools we have at our disposal.
>> On 10/31/20 12:01 PM, Jayanand Govindaraj via LUG wrote:
>> How does it make a difference. as long as you enjoy it, and as long as it
>> is not seen under false pretences? After all, in all other forms of
>> artistic endeavour, no restrictions are placed on, or, indeed, accepted by
>> the artist. I have never understood why photographers are constantly 
>> shamed
>> by their peers to labour under a different rule. My guess is that we place
>> these restrictions on ourselves because anybody can be technically
>> proficient, given  endless practice and learning by rote, while a very
>> miniscule percentage of photographers can be imaginative enough to be
>> artistic, or original.
>> IMHO, the first person to take advantage of this technical wizardry that 
>> is
>> available at our fingertips today would have been Adams himself, with his
>> penchant for plenty of manipulation in the darkroom. He would have reveled
>> in it. Most of us use Photoshop (or any other PP software) to a far lesser
>> extent.
>> Cheers
>> Jayanand
>>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 9:40 PM Ken Iisaka <ken at> wrote:
>>> Oh great... now everyone will be making (not taking) Ansel Adamesque
>>> pictures on a sunny day.
>>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 02:45 Philippe via LUG <lug at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Atomic post - mind the fallout ;-)
>>>> But might prove handy in some cases
>>>> Amities
>>>> Philippe
>>>>> Le 30 oct. 2020 ? 20:42, Ken Carney via LUG <lug at> a
>>>> ?crit :
>>>>> The Photoshop update last week (v. 22.0) includes a sky replacement
>>>> feature, something I'm not really interested in but of course I had to
>>> try
>>>> it.  It would be great for real estate photographers, though.  This is a
>>>> pano I took at Ghost Ranch in 2015, with a sky from Ghost Ranch taken 20
>>>> years earlier.  Also I see the update includes "neural filters" so you
>>> can
>>>> make someone smile or frown etc.  I'm guessing that Adobe has pretty 
>>>> much
>>>> run out of features for the average photographer.
>>>>> Ken
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