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    I've been playing with Topaz denoise AI, which sometimes can get rid of serious image noise in low-light situations without making everyone look like botox victims.
    And another from Jan. 12. Both Sebastian Inlet.
    More Topaz, Jan. 12. Good afternoon lighting.
    Newly edited image from Jan 3, 2018. This was done with a cheap 75-300 mm lens at 156 mm. On the actual image, can't readily tell it from a better lens. BTW, the camera equipment is all Olympus. The parent company sold its camera business, which is supposedly going ahead as a small independent company that will be video oriented. More photos here. Flickr album


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Very crisp. Nice work.

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    Good photos to start with. Topaz's sharpening has impressed me. It won't help out of focus very much, but if you had a good in-focus shot, it will do smart things.
    For something completely different, this is a 1.6 second hand-held exposure in a spectacular conservatory where the specialty is seasonal shows. Most of the plants get replaced several times a year. This was dusk.
    The place also has amazing water fountains. Refurbishing this fountain garden cost some $90 million.


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    Vero South Beach in the fog, Jan 24 2018


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    Bare flat spot on the left side of the river is Camp RM202 in the Grand Canyon.
    On the way back from


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love the photos thank you
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    If only the blackball flag had been floating in the breeze. If I'd been scheming to do something emblematic, I would have arranged to have a pair of Viper fins in plain sight. The not-so-visible fins on the ladder are a visual flaw. Over-processed, but I like the semi-artificial look.
    This fairly dumb photo's been a mini hit at Flickr.


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    Looked at the Flickr account and this got more looks than the lifeguard stand. Newport Beach's Junior Lifeguard program was going on, and it was huge. I did my best to give an idea of how big without identifiable photos of kids. The older kids/high schoolers all had swim fins. I was told Yucca Fins had provided a lot of them. There were certainly lots of Yuccas.


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    Logan Hayes, South Beach, March 2018. He seems to have been flying at the Texas wave pool lately.
    Branden DeFilippo, also March 2018


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    Domke at Wabasso, Oct 2015.
    Skimmer removing debris. My camera at the time (still have it) and lens were minimal to what's available now. The lens, a Panasonic, was maybe better than I thought. I doubt that its fancier replacements can do much better images.


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    Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Ft. Pierce went ahead with its Garden of Lights for 2020. No known spread of Covid-19, and attendance was close to the previous year. There were assorted measures to keep everyone safe.
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    It's got to be not flat, soon. In the meantime, digitizing some ancient stuff. This is recent, a July flight from Denver to Orange County, Calf. Green River, Utah at Ten Mile Canyon.
Same area, in a Cessna, 1978.
    1978, in a Cessna south of Vernal Utah over I-15 at The Narrows in the Arizona Strip.


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    Back to Jan. 12 this year, a bit of messaging for suicide prevention week starting Sept 6.


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    Sept. 29, 2013. Spanish House. Nice day and there were bigger waves. Much better camera now, but no idea how much longer the manufacturer will be in business.
    Oct. 13 2013. Same old camera and relatively cheap 75-300 mm lens. Good photo enhanced with Topaz sharpening.
    Also Oct 13, same camera. The whole photo was fuzzy, Topaz Sharpen was able to clean it up a lot. I experimented with masking, leaving the wave unfocused and the surfer surprisingly sharper.


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    November 26, 2013 at South Beach. This photo was so washed out I didn't get around to editing it until now.


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    Feb. 16 at Sebastian.


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    Back to Jan. 12 at Sebastian Inlet. When are we going to see such a good day?


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Hey WW, you know Olympus sold the camera division, right? Got an email from them announcing the new company.. supposedly still going to make and support the Oly line. I hope so, I have thousands invested in Oly pro glass and their micro bodies are pretty badass nowadays. https://www.olympus-global.com/ir/data/announcement/2020/contents/ir00018.pdf
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    SRPHOTO, I've been all too aware of the sale. My impression is that the new imaging company is going to try to emphasize video, which Olympus neglected, perhaps figuring Panasonic had it tied up. Meanwhile Panasonic has put out a wildly optimistic video proclaiming that they will continue micro four thirds while expanding full frame AND working to get lots of new people into video world. They're claiming it's a booming new field needing great customer service (which Panasonic happens to have neglected, Olympus emphasized). If forced to bail out, I suppose Panasonic may remain in business, Nikon seems to have difficulties, Sony is thriving, but does anyone actually love their products?
    Blue Angels 2018 with 300 mm f/4 lens and sharpening help from Topaz Gigapixel
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    Death of a surfboard at Sebastian Inlet, Jan. 24


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    Panasonic's video
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    Branden DeFilippo, March 2018.


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March
    March 2014. I'd just bought a new camera body that could quickly focus an old used lens I already had.


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    Logan Hayes, March 4, 2018
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    April 10, 2014. I was using my first "real" camera, the Olympus E-M5, whose autofocus wasn't real great, lost a lot of shots. The lens, a relatively cheap 75-300 mm, was more than good enough. This has been helped with Topaz's sharpening and image enlargement (it's cropped), but about the best possible with the setup.
Soon had a better camera body.

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    September 25, 2017. f/7.1, 210 mm, 1/1250 sec, ISO 200
    Also 210 mm.


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    Not a surfy morning. Lanai across the channel from West Maui, Napili Bay.
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    Digitizing a few more old Kodachromes. Mt. Rainier, July 1980. Nearby Mt. Saint Helens had blown up and dusted it with ash on May 29.
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Best of the sargassum photos. By the 24th, the seaweed all seemed dead and brown. I admit to editing the water and seaweed colors, gently
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Newport Wedge, June 4
    Craig Whetter
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    Craig Whetter again
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    Rome, cheap air fare, really cheap hotel.
    Pantheon dome from inside
    The Pantheon's a church.
    Washingtonia palm
    Caravaggio
    Bernini sculpted David about to kill Goliath when he was 25.
    Caravaggio. He invented strong contrast
    Colonna palace
    Pantheon's original Roman bronze doors
    Piazza Navona
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Glass flower ceiling at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Dale Chihuly.
    University of California at Riverside and some of its agricultural fields. This is the old agricultural experiment station where citrus breeding was done. Major connections to Florida.
    Corona del Mar, Orange Co., California. This is the opposite side of the Newport Beach harbor entrance from the Wedge
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    Laguna Beach
    El Morro elementary school and Crystal Cove


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    More Laguna Beach.
    Newport Beach lifeguarding is big on interacting with beachgoers. The swim fins are Yucca, which has been eager to get them onto the feet of lifeguards and junior lifeguard participants. The fins have spread like crazy, so the marketing must be pretty smart.


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    In Australia, Shane Vannalo's company, Podware, has its own rubber swim fin factory, and they've figured out how to make the prettiest fins in existence.
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Haven't been anywhere near a beach. Right now, can't even drive thanks to shoulder surgery. So a few past pics
    Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, from a plane window
    June 4 at the Newport Wedge. Most-viewed photo of the day, by pretty big margin. He must have friends. Looked to me like a novice who was willing to try the Wedge (which had plenty of good waves between sets) rather than the more comfortable, and that day, closed-out 15th St.
    Second most popular.Cluster at the end of the jetty rip current, major takeoff zone. I think Craig Whetter (Gyroll wetsuit) was holding a coaching session.
    Third. Nice portrait, but there's a certain lack of wave. Craig Whetter.


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Camp's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Plush beach community, 60 degree water (August 2019).
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    Swim fins.
    Top left to right: Limited Edition (Malaysia), Churchill, Viper (Malaysia), ERS4 (Taiwan)
    2nd row, L to R: POD2 (New South Wales), Tribe (eBodyboarding, Taiwan), Viper (California), Viper (?), Kpaloa (Brazil)
    3rd row: second Tribe, Leblon (Malaysia), Viper (California), Pod 3 (N.S.W.)
    Front row: Custom X (?), Yucca (Malaysia), DaFin (Malaysia, I think), POD 2.


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    Trevi Fountain, Rome. Uncrowded thanks to Covid. It was restored about six years ago. Magnificent and fun.
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    More Las Vegas.
    Heathcote Garden bonsai gallery, getting ready for the Thanksgiving to Jan. 2 light show
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    More Rome. Pantheon door. It's the original, installed during the reign of Roman emperor Hadrian. Bronze.
      Pantheon ceiling. That's all concrete.


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