Hillbille wrote in post #16532157
Yes, I am naive - and I don't mind your condescension at all as it shows who you are and explains how you view others on the forum. It is the only way a few of us get to "know" you.
Looking at your explanation of what YOU expect from shooting in RAW, I totally get where you are coming from, I do, it's the OTHER half that I don't get. The ones that critique YOUR photo because the PP wasn't carried far enough, or too far or... etc., etc..
You see, my thinking is that when I press the shutter button and the image is captured, I want it to represent MY
view of that scene. Now I can understand subtle changes to achieve that but quite a few will advise - just as I have stated. Of course that's how we do it up in them thar hills. LOL!!
Just out of curiosity, how do you shoot? Do you shoot in camera jpeg? RAW, downloaded through DPP? However it's done, what you see in the viewfinder is processed, whether by the settings you make in the camera menu or by the import settings you use when you download the capture files, or both. The only difference is that I prefer to have the control myself rather than turning it over to the camera or computer software. For that reason, I shoot Neutral RAW, then apply develop settings only as needed to bring out my view. With Lightroom, that tends to be fairly minimal. IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …58812694@N08/11208073374/ St Malo
I stitch panoramas in Elements when the scene before my eyes can't be effectively captured in a single image. Does that offend your idea of photographic purity? (not intended to be condescending, just wondering where your limits lie)
Sometimes I take an image and play with it just for fun. Occasionally that results in something useful, and I don't reject it simply because it didn't come straight out of the camera. It might turn into something like this, which I consider as using an effect, not overprocessing:
, on Flickr