Back down again today in another burst of randomness, or something.
I took the 5D Mark II and my Sigma 12-24mm lens for a walk at lunchtime. My main aim was to get an updated wide view of the Millennium Bridge to improve on this one that I took in 2009:
With added bollards
With the Sigma 12-24mm lens at its widest, the full-frame sensor of the 5D MK II captures a wider view of the bridges...
And here it is:
The conditions were very different – last time, it was the height of summer, so quite naturally it was a grey, miserable day with loads of dramatic cloud, while today it was the tail end of winter with a hint of spring, so naturally it was bright and sunny, with the sun creating a lot of glare at upper left. Still, I think the improvement of the view can be clearly made out.
I walked back up via the Black Gate:
Then past the Stephenson memorial, which will soon be uncovered after a major restoration job – I’ll be getting some pictures of that soon.
And from there, I took a roundabout route to the office, as you can see here:
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You can click on the map to play with it, should you be so inclined.
In a totally not unpredictable move, Adobe have released a beta of the forthcoming next version of Photoshop. This incorporates the new Camera Raw toys that we already know and love in Lightroom 4.
Plus the usual range of new toys and enhancements.
I’m interested in the thingy for straightening wide-angle images. It’s long been possibly to make a global adjustment, but this looks a lot more flexible. Though you will be doing some serious cropping…
And talking of cropping, the crop tool is all-new and enhanced, and seems to be more Lightroom-like, though with more toys.
I’ll be having a play with the beta, and then attempting to understand how Adobe’s new sales model will work (hint: they really, really, really want people buying subscriptions).
Adobe blog announcement
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 Well, I quite like them so far, anyway