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    Calling for the Supermoon

    Thanks! And yes, I only punched the colors a bit.
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    Calling for the Supermoon

    Same here, bud. Even at 400mm it was pretty typical. But I love the moon either way, so it was fun all the same :)
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    Calling for the Supermoon

    Not so super, it turns out. Fun to shoot, though. Version 2:
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    So how has TPF been the past few years?

    Ah, fair enough. Good to see a familiar face from the old days! hah
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    So how has TPF been the past few years?

    Sheesh, really? I guess that comes with the population growth, heh. Was it drama between members specifically, or just some annoying people?
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    So how has TPF been the past few years?

    It certainly seems to have grown a ton...I went back and checked some of my first posts, good times. Anything crazy happen? I still remember many of you, hopefully I'll be interacting more on here in the near future :)
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    Women of Ecuador

    thanks everyone! you mean the one on the left? If there is any detail there, it's very little. I actually prefer the overshadowed eyes, because it puts more focus on body language than the eyes, forcing you to look into the portrait more deeply. haha it may disappoint you. I believe this...
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    sigma 10-20mm for portraits?

    yep, we all do :) although I disagree, there's plenty of distortion at 20mm. There is noticeable distortion (at least to me) at anything below 40mm.
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    The Wife.

    I partially agree, but partially disagree. I think bright white clothing would fit the bed theme better and would look more approachable (unless you're going for dark/moody). If you shoot it again with white, maybe try to get really close to overexposing it (without blown highlights) to really...
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    Upsizing w/ great lens vs. Higher Rez w/ good lens.

    Ditto...I totally hate those and definitely don't mean to start one. Although, the OP's question was pretty much answered...:lol:
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    Women of Ecuador

    Taken from my recent trip to Ecuador, in a small town up in the Andes mountains called 'Sucre' that I visited. I accidentally missed the deadline for the portrait contest, so I figured I might as well post it here :) I posted just one this time, so nobody could get away with just saying...
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    Fotoshoot in Paris (france)

    Very nice captures. The only crit I would have is that the angles are a biiit on the strong side. For instance, the angle on #4 is great, but the angle on 2 and 3 is too strong to really enjoy. The last image could probably use a bit of a jump in contrast as well, although that's up to...
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    Upsizing w/ great lens vs. Higher Rez w/ good lens.

    I agree (at least partially). Knowing now that you (OP) are a nikon guy, it may be easiest just to continue with that bandwagon. If you're used to the ergonomics and such of Nikon, it may be worth it to avoid the 'big switch'. I'm not sure if the high ISO difference is as much as you have...
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    sigma 10-20mm for portraits?

    lighting and location look good, but I'm not sure if that was the lens for the job. You may have been going for this, but wide angle lenses (especially ultrawides) distort the image like there's no tomorrow, and her face is obviously stretched in this photo. Don't get me wrong, ultrawides can...
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    Upsizing w/ great lens vs. Higher Rez w/ good lens.

    blowing up to 11x14 and 16x20 is really not that much at all. If you were blowing up to 40x60, then that would be more of an issue. I will say that the shot with the 5d II and 16-35, with no upsizing, is going to look fantastic in print. The d700 will also, but considering you would have to...
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