Olympus E-30, f5.6, 1/320, ISO 160, 108mm focal length
I'll admit that most of my photos that I post are processed through bridge with some enhancements. Ansel Adams was as famous for his skills in post processing as he was for his beautiful photographs that resulted from those skills. I've discussed this before and won't bore my regular visitors with the details again. The point is that this photo required no post processing. I cropped it to the "wide screen" format and added the border and nothing more. In other words, SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera).
Now for the "Important Discussion" that I would love your feedback on: You may notice that I included the technical information above about the photo. I did that because I've had a couple comments and emails asking for that type of info and I have seen others post it also. I take it as a compliment that someone thinks my photography is good enough that they want to know what I used to get it. On the other hand, I myself have never used that kind of information from another photographer to make a photographic decision. I can see where there are times it's nice to know information like that such as in the tutorial I did a few weeks ago on Silky Waters. For that it was important to know how long the shutter was open for the different photos.
I would love to hear from you on whether you ever look at that kind of information and learn from it or make a photographic decision based on what you saw on someone's photo, or do you even go and look at your own data on previous photos (unless you're doing a specific test) and make decisions based on what you learned from those. What do you think?
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