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2018 Week 7. One From Stockholm.

2018 Stockholm: Winter Morning Commute In The Snow2018 Stockholm: Cyclist In Winter Morning

You would have thought that with a flight that lasts more than 16 hours, I would have gotten more pictures from Sweden. But I was here for work, not leisure. I also needed to leave as early as possible. Suffice to say I had very little leisure time, but did manage to snag one nice little photographic souvenir from this place. Certainly one of my most satisfying image.

-WY

2017 Week 51. Last Images From Victoria.

Melbourne 2017: Lady In Deep Thought Looking Out The Window On Tram RideMelbourne 2017: Lady In Deep Thought Looking Out The Window On Tram Ride

Right, finally I am finishing up on the images I took from the trip months ago. There are still a few images pending in my stock library, but the images in this entry should round up most of what I want to share on this blog. A small collection of street and nature images round up my trip to Melbourne and Victoria. Continue reading

2017 Week 51. Melbourne, Saint Paul’s Cathedral

Melbourne 2017: Saint Paul's CathedralMelbourne 2017: Saint Paul’s Cathedral

Yes, there actually is another Saint Paul’s in Melbourne. Built in the neo-gothic architectural style. You have to make a little donation to take pictures. No problem, since I know it is expensive to keep such historic architecture maintained. Continue reading

Nikon’s mirrorless camera: Too late, but Nikon still as a chance

2017 Self Portrait2017: Self-portrait

It is no surprise to everyone that Nikon’s mirrorless strategy is in a shambles. Although the recently released D850 is getting rave reviews and in high demand, there is no doubt among observers that this camera could well be the DSLR’s last great hurrah. There will definitely continue to be DSLRs after the D850 for users who insist on using them – even Nikon did not kill film cameras immediately when digital cameras usurped film cameras in popularity. But I sense we have reached a turning point. Continue reading

2017 Week 47, Australia Victoria. Trees And Foliage

Melbourne 2017:  Great Ocean Road - Overlooking Rough Waves On A BeachVictoria 2017: Along The Great Ocean Road, Overlooking Rough Waves On A Cliff

It’s nature. There are trees, foliage, flowers and plants in general. They are just trees aren’t they? They are everywhere. But sometimes, they just look special under the randomness of light, clouds and weather. Enough for me to put aside this little gallery of three images for them.

Melbourne 2017: Along The Great Ocean RoadVictoria 2017: Along The Great Ocean Road, Trees Along The Road

Melbourne 2017: Great Otway National Park Temperate Rainforest 3Victoria 2017: Within The Temperate Rainforest Of The Great Otway National Park
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This blog will take a slight turn towards nature for a few weeks as I document my short trip in Victoria. But I’ll be back in architecture and street photography soon. Stay tunes. -WY

2017 Week 44: Snippets From NGV and NGVI

Melbourne 2017:  National Gallery Of Victoria International - Interior Displays 4Melbourne 2017: National Gallery Of Victoria International – Exhibition Space
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There are two NGV museums. The much larger National Gallery of Victoria International (NGVI) and the smaller National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Both are art museums, with the NGV more focused on local art while the NGVI has a Victorian-era collection and hosts more foreign art exhibitions. Both museums are a tram stop away from each other. Both are worth dropping by if you enjoy art. But even if I put them together, I don’t consider them to be as interesting as Melbourne’s rival Sydney’s Gallery of New South Wales. Whoops. Honest travel opinion though. 😛 Continue reading

On Adobe’s Lightroom Classic, Practical Thoughts And Alternatives

It has been a week since Adobe’s announcement regarding Lightroom Classic. If you do not already know, you can perform an internet search and learn about all the details and ramifications for users of the standalone version of Lightroom. Initial announcements indicated that the standalone version of Lightroom, now renamed “Lightroom Classic”, will receive no more updates in the future after a last-hurrah update in October. After this, updates will only be for Lightroom CC only. This caused an uproar of displeasure from the photography community. Adobe then changed their stance slightly and announced that they will continue to support Lightroom Classic, though they made no specific statements about exactly what type of updates should users expect. One thing is certain. As Adobe is no longer selling and making money from new versions of standalone LR beyond the current version 6 (Which will be re-branded LR Classic), users should not expect any new features that get introduced in LR CC in the future to find their way into LR Classic. It makes zero sense to continue improving software from which you are not receiving any new revenue. In fact, CC subscription currently (at this time of writing) already has obvious exclusivity in the form of the “dehaze” tool. Indeed, we will be fortunate if LR Classic just continues to be updated to support new cameras, but we really did not receive explicit guarantee of this from Adobe either.

The latest events cause users to ask one pertinent question. How long will it be before Adobe eventually pull the plug on standalone LR? And what are the steps we can take? This article offers some recommendations and alternatives. Continue reading