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8 hours ago, imageplotter said:

 

 Many thanks Southmind!! Please keep the warm weather there for a while. :-) The apartment will actually be right next to the flower market in the old town, so that'll be handy. The Christmas Market also sounds nice. I would love some advice on walks/treks in the vicinity, coastal or mountains, to shoot some panoramas. It's a shame that the old private message function is no longer available - I don't want to spam this thread too much before the others shout at me, but any tips on nice walking routes and things to do in winter are much appreciated!

I don't want to spam too . So sorry for the others,  I just want to add these infos and will stop to spam. To shoot panoramas you have to go between Nice and Monaco . Stop to (the high) Eze village and visit the exotic garden (400 m over the Mediterranean sea !) For beautiful walks/treks in autumn/winter go to Esterel massif  at the West of Cannes. It's mandatory :). 

Here an other site for general searches.  it would be better with private messages... 

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If I have a subject, often plants, I might spend parts of several days researching ID in order to tag it properly.  Sometimes asking advice from the forum. So occasionally a lot of time is involved.

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Ah so . . . tagging.

 

Since my motivation in doing stock in my retirement years is to keep me physically and mentally active, I look forward to my tagging time. But then I'm a strange dude, who enjoys washing dishes. :blink:

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Tagging takes me hours and hours and I tweak, change, add and take away tags everyday, 7 days a week.  I. Hate. Tagging!

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13 hours ago, Southmind said:

I don't want to spam too . So sorry for the others,  I just want to add these infos and will stop to spam. To shoot panoramas you have to go between Nice and Monaco . Stop to (the high) Eze village and visit the exotic garden (400 m over the Mediterranean sea !) For beautiful walks/treks in autumn/winter go to Esterel massif  at the West of Cannes. It's mandatory :). 

Here an other site for general searches.  it would be better with private messages... 

 

Perfect! Many thanks Southmind, very nice suggestions and I look forward to trying these. Eze and Esterel hikes were already planned, so definitely doing both.All the Best! (and please keep the good weather for a bit longer!!) :)

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20 hours ago, imageplotter said:

 

Perfect! Many thanks Southmind, very nice suggestions and I look forward to trying these. Eze and Esterel hikes were already planned, so definitely doing both.All the Best! (and please keep the good weather for a bit longer!!) :)

 

If you go to Eze, after your visit you can go to Cap-Martin (about 15 km in direction of Monaco)  : there is an olive tree about 2000 years old ( use a short lens if possible...) . The weather will be 'bad' this weekend (we had several months without a drop of water) but from monday to thursday it should be nice. 

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I often spend an hour or more....and that's after I've ID'd the subject and check for re-classifications. Sometimes I take a week to get an ID from museums or experts.

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3 hours ago, Southmind said:

 

If you go to Eze, after your visit you can go to Cap-Martin (about 15 km in direction of Monaco)  : there is an olive tree about 2000 years old ( use a short lens if possible...) . The weather will be 'bad' this weekend (we had several months without a drop of water) but from monday to thursday it should be nice. 

 

You mean Nice is not nice this weekend. Sounds like a riddle.

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3 hours ago, Southmind said:

 

If you go to Eze, after your visit you can go to Cap-Martin (about 15 km in direction of Monaco)  : there is an olive tree about 2000 years old ( use a short lens if possible...) . The weather will be 'bad' this weekend (we had several months without a drop of water) but from monday to thursday it should be nice. 

Thank you!!

PS. sounds like I'll catch the good weather! :)

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2 hours ago, MDM said:

 

You mean Nice is not nice this weekend. Sounds like a riddle.

 

 

Yep !. If Nice is not nice, I just hope we will not lose Imageplotter , if she goes to nowhere.

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half a dozen well considered well tagged images will beat four dozen slapdash images every time. I think Wim might be exaggerating a little at three hours but his portfolio of 2400 images outperforms just about every other contributor here 

 

less haste, more speed as one of my more tiresome teachers used to chant at us.

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40 minutes ago, Robert M Estall said:

half a dozen well considered well tagged images will beat four dozen slapdash images every time. I think Wim might be exaggerating a little at three hours but his portfolio of 2400 images outperforms just about every other contributor here

 

Not true on both accounts. ;-)

I do have images that will only take 3 minutes, but those are sister images of ones that are not just already here, but also adjusted and (sort of) optimized in the current AIM. And those sisters actually should not be here. The 15 minute ones are those with a very simple subject. I tend to stay away from those, most are the result of an older commission or some test.

 

There are in fact lots of contributors that sell more. I'm somewhat in the middle and I'm losing ground. Some of those with better sales have left this building for various reasons.

 

wim

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Think it depends on whether your strategy is quantity or quality. We all make some judgement on the balance between the two. That applies to shooting, processing and keywording.

In business, being too perfectionist can be detrimental to the bottom line. 

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34 minutes ago, andremichel said:

Think it depends on whether your strategy is quantity or quality. We all make some judgement on the balance between the two. That applies to shooting, processing and keywording.

In business, being too perfectionist can be detrimental to the bottom line. 

 

 

You make a very good point Andre. There's no point spending more time than necessary on these routine tasks and looking for short-cuts makes sense. For example, keywording all the pics of a similar subject ( shops, canals, farming etc) at the same time - even if shot at different times - so that a certain degree of 'cut and paste' can work.  In Photoshelter you can simply batch keyword these together and then work through and add individual extras as required.

 

In the end no amount of time spent on perfecting keywords will salvage a dud image.

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On 24/11/2017 at 12:21, Southmind said:

 

 

Yep !. If Nice is not nice, I just hope we will not lose Imageplotter , if she goes to nowhere.

Nice is very nice!! And all the other places too, especially all the lovely little towns in the mountains. Loved Cap Ferrat as well. The Christmas Market on Place Massena is a bit too big and busy for me, but I did shoot some nice long exposures of the ferris wheel and fountains/reflections. Thanks again for the tops, Southmind!

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9 hours ago, imageplotter said:

Nice is very nice!! And all the other places too, especially all the lovely little towns in the mountains. Loved Cap Ferrat as well. The Christmas Market on Place Massena is a bit too big and busy for me, but I did shoot some nice long exposures of the ferris wheel and fountains/reflections. Thanks again for the tops, Southmind!

 

Glad that you could take pictures. I hope you did not arrive Friday or Saturday because the weather was really bad ! I read that it was the coldest temperatures for a month of November since 1963. I am waiting to see the pictures of the Ferris wheel and the surrounding villages !  I just have one of the Ferris wheel/fountains years ago : view-of-the-water-jets-in-the-city-of-ni

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Lovely pic Southmind! I took some long exposures of the fountains at night with the ferris wheel, and nearly got soaked because I stood in the middle and then the fountains suddenly started going again after they'd been off for half an our - a close escape :-)  Only realised when a service vehicle guy who was doing maintenance on the fountains started waving his arms at me quite frantically. I was there from Monday until yesterday evening, nice, sunny weather except for one cloudy day. I will certainly return. Still dreaming of all the great food, wine, cheese, cakes....Many thanks for your advice again. 

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1 hour ago, imageplotter said:

Lovely pic Southmind! I took some long exposures of the fountains at night with the ferris wheel, and nearly got soaked because I stood in the middle and then the fountains suddenly started going again after they'd been off for half an our - a close escape :-)  Only realised when a service vehicle guy who was doing maintenance on the fountains started waving his arms at me quite frantically. I was there from Monday until yesterday evening, nice, sunny weather except for one cloudy day. I will certainly return. Still dreaming of all the great food, wine, cheese, cakes....Many thanks for your advice again. 

 

What a pity,   I would certainly make a nice picture of you running under the fountain ! Certainly a top seller ;) . Glad that you had a nice weather for your short trip.

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Haha. In the summer, I'd be totally fine with that (split the profits? :D) , but it was a bit chilly, so I'm glad I stayed dry. I now have to work my way through 64 gb of raw image files.... 

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5 hours ago, imageplotter said:

Haha. In the summer, I'd be totally fine with that (split the profits? :D) , but it was a bit chilly, so I'm glad I stayed dry. I now have to work my way through 64 gb of raw image files.... 

 

fifty/fifty ? And in addition I offer a coffee after the (your) shower :D.  About Raw files, I am currently testing DxO PhotoLab (the demo version can be fully used during 30 days) and I am impressed by the speed, the quality and the lens corrections .I feel like I changed my lens.  I think I am going to invest in this software. 

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