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Morton Goldberg
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+Martin Bailey. I just got through listening to Podcast 393 -- Interview with Oded Wagenstein. I listened to it twice because there was so much interesting and provocative material discussed. Wagenstein is clearly a talented photojournalist and comes across as the kind of teacher someone seeking to learn that kind photography would treasure.

On the other hand, despite all his name dropping, a disciple of Ansel Adams he isn't. I say this because, among other things, his use of the term "previsualization" is very different than the way Adams used it. Oh, at a hight level of abstraction, "previsualization" means "having in mind an image of how the photo you are about to take will look as a finished product" for both of them. But, for Adams, previsualization also had a narrow, technical meaning. Wagenstein conception of previsualization doesn't seem to include any technical considerations.

Adams use of previsualization is intimately connected with his zone system. When he previsualized, Adams mentally mapped every important tonal area in the scene in front of him to the gray-scale zone he would realize for it in the finished print he also saw in his mind's eye. For Adams, if you couldn't or didn't do that. you were not previsualizing.

I realize this is a peripheral issue. I bring it up because I don't like to hear people saying they are doing something that X did when they aren't doing anything close to what X did.
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Peripheral observation:  I used to do photo-realistic pencil sketches (still can, as far as I know.)  The starting point for drawing was to establish a range of values that would be used in the image.  I'd use the pencil to create seven different shades of grey (NOT 50!) - I'd put them right in the margin of the sheet of paper I was using.  White - no pencil, of course, then increasing levels of grey ending up with the darkest hue the pencil could produce.  Everything in the subject - generally portraits - would be translated from three dimensions to two, and from 'living color' to various shades of grey.  

There's a fundamental difference between capturing an image with a camera and creating one with a pencil - but the pre-visualization technique still applies.  
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I recently took advantage of the Google free offer to upgrade from Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2 and HDR Efex Pro 2 to the full Nik Collection. I haven't installed the Collection yet. I have this question: before installing the full Collection, should I remove the Nik apps I currently have installed?
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Thanks +Martin Bailey for the additional instructions. With this and the previous advice I've received, I think I will be able install the update smoothly.
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Hello, Martin. I saw your notice on the MBP forum about this G+ community and joined immediately.

For those here who aren't also members of the MBP forum, I am an amateur photographer who has been listening to Martin's podcasts and participating in his forum for four years. Like Martin I love making prints. I have learned a lot from Martin in over the years for which I can not thank him too much. 

I don't think of myself as specializing in any particular genre of photography, but I were forced to choose I suppose it would close-up/macro work. I do a fair amount of DOF stacking.

One thing that may distinguish me from the others in this community is that I shoot with micro-4/3 equipment. I have done so since Panasonic brought out its first micro-4/3 camera (the DMC-G1) in 2008. I currently shoot with a DMC-GH2, but am looking hungrily at the new DMC-GH3. I use Adobe Lightroom for all my post-processing.
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Although I already know you here on G+ too, it's great to see you in this community +Morton Goldberg! Thanks for introducing yourself to the group!
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When I first saw this photo outside the context of the full article, it fooled me too.
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mmm!  Python Cake!  That is a heck of a sculpture.  I almost hate to stick a fork into it.
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Some very nice photos taken under hazy conditions, all selected from FLickr, worth viewing on this web page.
Managing how your camera captures light often means taking opportunities that nature throws at you. One such opportunity is a hazy day. If you manage to get it when golden hour is happening some great...
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It's good to have this. Haze can be so tricky.
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Zamaan Cafe
865 West Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Ann Arbor has many near eastern restaurants but this one has the best food. I have eaten here many times since it opened. I have tried a lot different dishes. The worst have been good, the best excellent. The quality of the ingredients used is high and the spicing is imaginative and delicious. Service ia friendly but can be a little slow. Portions are generous. Prices are moderate.
Food ExcellentDecor GoodService Very Good
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Panda Chinese & Korean Food
3020 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Delicious Korean home cooking. Chinese items are OK. Go for the Korean.

I eat at this restaurant once a week. I like spicy Korean food and am never disappointed. I especially recommend the kim-chee pancake and the spicy chicken, but most of the Korean offerings are very good. The Korean food is served with the tradition banchan (side dishes) -- usually four, but sometimes as many as six.
Food ExcellentDecor GoodService Excellent
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I've posted a new photo album today. It asks a vital question :-)
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+Martin Bailey . I thought I had turned up the contrast quite a lot on the B&W. I was really afraid to push it further, so your comment gives me much food for thought.
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By late November, the autumn color season is generally over in SE Michigan, where I live. By then most of the trees have lost all their leaves, but not all. On November 21st a Callery pear (aka Bradford pear) very close to my condo unit still had most of its leaves and they were in glorious color. Callery pears are known for developing their autumn color very late in the season. They are also known for the great variety of colors to be found on one tree when finally turn.

I made a series of photographs of the amazing variety of colors shown by this tree. I have selected what I think are the best of these photos and offer them up for viewing.
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Seems like the pears were "last to go" this fall.  They are always brilliant though.  Nice work Mort.
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I've already posted my 2011 Best Images album. I decided to go back to my 2010 images and do the same thing. I had some good images in 2010, but I think I show some improvement with my 2011 work. What do you think?
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These are amazing Morton. I love all of their simplicity.
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Gourmet Garden
2255 West Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
I have been dining regularly at Gourmet Garden since 1995. It is the best value in Chinese food in the Ann Arbor area. The food is uniformly good, the portions are large, and the prices are low. They do veggies particularly well -- always fresh and never overcooked. Lunch is a real bargain at $6 to $8.
Food ExcellentDecor GoodService Very Good
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I am interested in photography, history, mathematics, and classical music.

My photography is done with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 micro-4/3 camera. I current use five lenses: two zooms and three primes. I'm an enthusiastic Lightroom user. I also like Nik's plugins for LR. My goal in photography is to make really good prints.
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Ann Arbor has many near eastern restaurants but this one has the best food. I have eaten here many times since it opened. I have tried a lot different dishes. The worst have been good, the best excellent. The quality of the ingredients used is high and the spicing is imaginative and delicious. Service ia friendly but can be a little slow. Portions are generous. Prices are moderate.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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I have been dining regularly at Gourmet Garden since 1995. It is the best value in Chinese food in the Ann Arbor area. The food is uniformly good, the portions are large, and the prices are low. They do veggies particularly well -- always fresh and never overcooked. Lunch is a real bargain at $6 to $8.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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Delicious Korean home cooking. Chinese items are OK. Go for the Korean. I eat at this restaurant once a week. I like spicy Korean food and am never disappointed. I especially recommend the kim-chee pancake and the spicy chicken, but most of the Korean offerings are very good. The Korean food is served with the tradition banchan (side dishes) -- usually four, but sometimes as many as six.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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