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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. Here, the sharpening helped a bit (the guy's ear looks a bit better), and water looks a bit better.
    And another from Jan. 24. Both Sebastian Inlet.
    More Topaz, Jan. 24. The good lighting didn't need much cleaning up.
    Newly edited image from Jan 3, 2018. This was done with a cheap 75-300 mm lens. BTW, the camera equipment is all Olympus. The parent company is selling its camera business, which looks very much like it'll be discontinued fairly soon. Pity. 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, but if you had a good in-focus shot, it will do smart things to it.
    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.


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    A relative newbie, Jan. 12, 2020 at Sebastian Inlet. Topaz sharpening was a bit hard on the face, so I need to do another try but everything else is noticeably sharper than the unedited original.. Which isn't necessarily needed for the wave.
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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. 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 is by far the most popular lately. Newport Beach's Junior Lifeguard program was going on, and it was huge. I did my best to give an idea of how huge without doing 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, Wabasso, Oct 2015. 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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    So far, Heathcote Botanical Garden in Fort Pierce is going ahead with its holiday light show. Several women are cutting plastic flowers, to be lighted, out of soft drink bottles. Not much of a photo on my part, but these are only a tiny sampling of what they're doing
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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.
    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.

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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. Not much of a photo, but it's been edited almost to death with Topaz's latest gadgetry.
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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
    Death of a surfboard at Sebastian Inlet, Jan. 24


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    Panasonic's video
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