Marla

Marla

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Works as a Nurse
Joined on Feb 9, 2004

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On Readers' Showcase: Black and White photography article (39 comments in total)

I really enjoy reading the different topics/photos you feature in "Readers Showcase." Since I've always loved black & white photography, I really enjoyed this one. Images are great - and it gives me the incentive to do more b+w photography myself.

Thanks....

Maria

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 19th comment

I enjoyed viewing this video. I find stories like this interesting and inspiring. Thanks for posting it.

Maria

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 2nd comment

I left a Canon dslr with an "L" lens in a NYC cab about 4 years ago. I did not have the cab number to track it down. In the meantime, I was expecting a call at home so checked my voicemail before leaving the city. There was a message to call a woman who found my camera! She said the camera was in the back seat of the cab she got into. She found my business card in the case (I didn't know it was in there)! She thought the best way to get my camera back was to take it home with her and call me. Wow! I tried to give her a cash reward and she refused it! Yes there are great and honest people!

About 10 years ago I found a walled "stuffed" full of bills and credit cards in the ladies room at Kennedy airport. I was going overseas and was late for my plane so did not have time to go to the security desk, so I gave it to a security guard on the way to my plane. I did not know what else to do! I often wondered if I made the right decision.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 00:03 UTC as 2nd comment

Great story! Thanks for sharing it. Wow! There sure are some wonderful people in this world!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 15th comment
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

Thanks for a fun read! For those of us with a sense of humor!

Enjoy the April Fools Fun people!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 170th comment
In reply to:

beavertown: Nikon would have just covered it up and be caught by the Chinese government.

Olympus is a much responsible company.

Exactly!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
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tanniewu: Waiting to have this update to my E-P5 and E-M5! Although, I didn't see it as much an issue to me... luckily perhaps :P

Agree! Why just resolve the problem on just one camera? I sure hope they follow up with the other cameras that have the problem. I also have not had the issue, but it would be nice to know there is a fix if I do.....and for all the others that have it now.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:57 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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Marla: I just purchased (local store) a copy of PSElements. Am I correct in assuming uploading and using this on my pc will not be a problem if I do not register it. Correct?

Maria

Thanks to Freedomlover & Guinness..

Just one more question...since I'm somewhat "technically challenged." I purchased my laptop about one year ago. It came with Adobe Reader....and I've been getting reminders to upgrade Adobe Flash. I use the original password that I set it up with only to get into my computer when I turn it on. Any chance Adobe has access to the PW or other info on my computer? Also is it safe to upgrade if I don't have to register it? Thanks again!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 23:03 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)

I just purchased (local store) a copy of PSElements. Am I correct in assuming uploading and using this on my pc will not be a problem if I do not register it. Correct?

Maria

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 00:29 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
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Stealthy Ninja: I don't think anyone is going to do much of a critique on his work.

I'll just say, it's nice he has a way of communicating. :)

Thank you for posting this story. I had purchased a p&s camera for a young lady who has autism. Photography is not just a way of communication, but it opens up a whole new world. My little friend has always been aware of the beauty in nature, and now she can capture it. This in itself gives her confidence - and is a source of joy (and fun) in her life.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:14 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review article (127 comments in total)
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audijam: $39.99 @ Walmart? If so....maybe

$39 at B&H

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 15:43 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review article (127 comments in total)
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Rupert Bottomsworth: It's great to see DPR spending their time reviewing the really important stuff.

Using this lens with some of the art filters might be similar to playing with a $200-$400 lensbaby for some.

I found the review interesting and fun. Thanks!

Actually some of the photos look better than I would have expected.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:25 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review article (127 comments in total)
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StyleZ7: Ok, would love to see something similar from Canon, for example.
For 60$ it would be a good body-cap alternative.

It's $39 until July 13 at B&H.....regular price is $49....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:18 UTC

Awesome....great story and new to me.

Thanks dp!

Maria

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 18:40 UTC as 5th comment

I was away when the changes took place. So I'm just learning how to navigate around the new changes.

I can't upload photos from my Smugmug albums. I've been doing it the same way for years. Now when I attempt to upload a photo, the photo does not show up - just the link to the photo on Smugmug.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 02:11 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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Mel Brown: I wish you would drop the once-trendy format of white-on-black text. It glares and is harder to read than its complement. I will change my mind if you can show me anyone who prints with white ink on black paper...

I find the white on black glaring also. However, the blue that is used above is even more glaring.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 15:23 UTC
On Morning Happiness in the Happiness in magnificent natural light challenge (30 comments in total)

Gorgeous! The lighting is fantastic. I used to own this camera and lens!

Maria

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 20:46 UTC as 2nd comment
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photocine: We already have such a device. It's called all the IPhone. Also available in other flavors based on Android and such.

Check it out!

Just a comment - on a more personal note.

I am getting old, I guess, but I prefer life a bit more simple. Yes, I own a computer, tablet, cellphone, camera, and a few other gadgets. And I make good use of all of the above.

However, my favorite days are those when I take my camera (Olympus E-P3 - just a camera) and a few lenses, and spend the day in a quiet place in nature - with no interruptions - leaving all the other gadgets and "noise" at home.

I can live without more connectivity, the bells and whistles and the complexity it brings to my quieter life. Having said that, I realize I am far outnumbered here; and admittedly a bit "behind the times" in keeping up with the faster pace of the digital world. It's a matter of preference.

Maria

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 13:12 UTC
On Walker Evans: Cuba article (18 comments in total)

I love Walker Evans Photography - I have a copy of one of his books. Thank you for the article. Walker Evans is also a reminder to me of the power of the "subject" vs perfection within the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2011 at 13:26 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On - in the Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer [B&W] challenge (7 comments in total)

Stunning! Perfect image for the description. Well deserved first place. Probably the best b&w image I've seen done with digital.

Maria

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2011 at 14:12 UTC as 2nd comment
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