Vergilius

Vergilius

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Joined on Jan 23, 2010

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On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

18k gold, maybe. Gold-plated...phh. With gold plate, it probably has about $5 of gold in it, if that. Gold atoms have the amazing characteristic of being able to be spread in a very, very, very thin layer. And I also agree with Rollipoli.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 218th comment
On Amazon Fire Phone camera review post (59 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: Camera phones are a convenience, nothing more. Even the best of them still kinda suck, overall.

I WANT my phone to have a camera, but as long as it can resolve the image of a bar code from a few inches away, and the color isn't TOO far off from reality, I'm good.

The phone overall seems boring and a 'me too' device. And I've learned from my Kindle Fire tablet, that being unable to rely on the Google app store also sucks. "Special" operating systems are for chumps.

I heartily agree with your last paragraph. I have a Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet. The Amazon App Store is third rate. With my phone, I've found that the auto upload to Dropbox and Google+ is a wonderful workflow tool for simple snapshots. If only someone would make a WiFi compatible CF I card so that I could smooth out the workflow from my D3s.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:57 UTC

Very nice. Maybe someone can apply the algorithm to "The Blair Witch Project" and "Cloverfield."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 14:48 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

I had to stop after about 10 seconds. I got nauseated faster than I did watching "Cloverfield" or riding one of those roller coasters that does loops and twists. Interesting effect, though, and I'm sure that they had fun doing it.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift article (48 comments in total)

There was an especially pleasing coordination between the music and film that takes this work (City of Samba) beyond merely pleasing to view to the realm of brilliant. For example, in the scene where the out-of-focus ship finally resolves, the music moves from displeasing dissonance to a more pleasing consonance.

I really enjoyed these as novelty items that show the result of hard work and a fine understanding of the theory and mechanics of photography. It goes without saying that they also demonstrate the imagination of the collaborators. I am not certain that such techniques would lend themselves to lengthier works, although they might be used with discretion as added "spice" to more traditional filmography. I look forward to viewing the future work of Keith Loutit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 17th comment
On Google's Project Tango camera specs revealed post (12 comments in total)
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dpmaxwell: Excellent. How have we survived all these years without this?

I think I'll check on this story a few times today just so that I can follow this thread.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center article (70 comments in total)

My heart was in my throat watching them climb that last segment! This was an imaginative and well-executed project. Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 00:30 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

This reminded me of something, then I remembered that James Bond movie where the AM Matador comes out of a hanger with airplane wings attached to it. Everybody in the audience thought, "Cool!" even though it was really slow and clunky.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 16th comment
On Nearly deleted photo helps shot putter secure gold article (37 comments in total)
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Vergilius: I don't know much about the rules of the sport. What does "attempt to be fair" mean? Can a shot-putter go over the line but not be disqualified if he can somehow prove that he was trying not to commit a foul? I'm not certain how this photograph proves the "attempt to be fair." Would someone with knowledge of the sports explain it to me, please?

Thanks, Jess. I was misinterpreting "attempt" as Snorl's internal intention. It's interesting how easy it is to read words the wrong way and come up with a completely different interpretation.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
On Nearly deleted photo helps shot putter secure gold article (37 comments in total)

I don't know much about the rules of the sport. What does "attempt to be fair" mean? Can a shot-putter go over the line but not be disqualified if he can somehow prove that he was trying not to commit a foul? I'm not certain how this photograph proves the "attempt to be fair." Would someone with knowledge of the sports explain it to me, please?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 12:58 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: Casio? Are they still around?

Does Casino make a calculator/camera combo? Think of the possibilities on exams with a 40x zoom!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:12 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

Thanks for the article. The arguments were concise and clear. You made a few points that I hadn't thought about.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 13:03 UTC as 109th comment

I'll miss the bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 13:37 UTC as 26th comment
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Vergilius: I thought through the ramifications of this approach to software. Imagine if more companies hop on board the subscription model, and the only option that people have to open their photos and edit them is paying a monthly fee to some company. Professionals probably won't have too much concern about it, given that their income is derived from photography. But everybody else? People may begin to wax nostalgic for a different medium that suddenly seems less complicated and less fraught with potential problems. Film, anyone?

Yeah, that's true. But at least every corner developer was trying to get your business.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:51 UTC

I thought through the ramifications of this approach to software. Imagine if more companies hop on board the subscription model, and the only option that people have to open their photos and edit them is paying a monthly fee to some company. Professionals probably won't have too much concern about it, given that their income is derived from photography. But everybody else? People may begin to wax nostalgic for a different medium that suddenly seems less complicated and less fraught with potential problems. Film, anyone?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 14:25 UTC as 276th comment | 3 replies
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (452 comments in total)

These pictures evoked a wave of nostalgia for me. I received a Kodak Instamatic 100 for my eighth birthday in 1964. All my dad ever bought for me was black and white Kodak 100 film (it was cheaper), and I still treasure all of those photos that I took that summer. Never once have I regretted that they were in black and white. In retrospect, I'm glad they were. The negatives still make great prints and none of my black and white prints from 1964 and later have faded. As for the samples, I love the detail in the Space Needle photo. Just look at those people standing on the observation deck halfway up!

I'll never be able to afford this camera, but I would buy one if I could. If nothing else, a lot of post-processing color work would disappear.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 15:21 UTC as 84th comment
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