Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer Designer
Has a website at www.wyephotography.com
Joined on Feb 16, 2009

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On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (291 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Leica was the THE camera of the '50s.
Leica was trapped in outdated camera technology.
Leica was a big name in lenses.

It's the same situation of Canon today.
Canon is the Leica of twenty-first century.

I own, use and love my 1958 Leica M2. I don't think many people will be using today's Canon in 57 years time.

Canon isn't the Leica of the 21st century. Far from it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 15:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (375 comments in total)
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Dave Oddie: <grammar alert>

Little, Improved

That is ambiguous grammar.

Is that supposed to mean the camera has hardly been improved over the previous version (as in little improvement) or is a small camera that has had improvements made to it?

"Small, improved" is less ambiguous if you are going to adopt a spartan headline and use a comma instead of a "but" or an "and".

</grammar alert>

Sorry, I didn't find the grammar ambiguous at all.

I read "Little, improved" as the camera being small and improved.

Then again, English grammar is different to American grammar and from generation to generation with a mix of colloquialism and vernacularism thrown into the metaphorical bag. Ergo, being pedantic over grammar is a paradoxical oxymoron.

Oh, yeah! I think the camera is pretty good and good review!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (373 comments in total)

The Lumix DMC-GF7 may flip the screen at me.

I just want to flip the bird at it.

I do wish this social media fetish would burn itself out - soon!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:18 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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Just a Photographer: It does show that mobile phones are taking over a large portion of the overall camera market. But it doesn't say anything about the quality of the images taken with those phones.

I agree, it doesn't say anything about the quality. Most of the many people I know who shoot with phones are young and just don't care about image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 13:00 UTC
On Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact article (58 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: Why??? Should have called it the XQ1.1

or maybe XQ1.01

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:19 UTC
On Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact article (58 comments in total)

I was going to write something really sarcastic, but IF classic chrome sim IS the only difference it's not worthy of sarcasm so I am going to be cynical instead.

If the difference between the XQ1 and XQ2 is one solitary film sim that Fuji is pretty bloody pathetic.

Ah! I forgot - Refresh an 'old' camera by giving it a new model number and the most negligible 'upgrade'. A new model number means new sales and cash for Fuji. Ooops! There's the cynicism!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:01 UTC as 30th comment
On DSC03498_TATOO photo in Lunatic4ever's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Wonderful picture. Love it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1331 comments in total)

I have four cameras. A Fujifilm S5 Pro (2007), Samsung NX100 (2010), a Leica M2 (1958) and a Rolleiflex 2.8C (1953).

I am perfectly happy with my cameras and have no need to 'upgrade'.

Personally, I found the article relevant and interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:03 UTC as 171st comment | 1 reply
On Hot&cold in the December sky challenge (1 comment in total)

Definitely HOT! Great image.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 1st comment
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deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).

Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.

I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!

@b craw and deep7

Aww, I feel a group hug coming on.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
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deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).

Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.

I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!

@ b craw

Beautifully scathing - I love it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On yosemite in winter 2 in the Snow challenge (5 comments in total)

Beautiful picture!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 1st comment

Will the real buyer please step forward...

or are you...

a) a Phantom or

b) too embarrassed to confess to spending that amount of (imaginary) money on a print.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 18:42 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply

He made a mistake. He didn't mean six million Dollars but six million Dinars (I mean, they do sound vaguely similar) and Iraqi Dinars at that. The price then becomes much more realistic!

No doubt his "buyer" is just like the picture: a Phantom.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 100th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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km25: A sign of the times, a Leica camera from the 1970's, if keep up well. Will operate today and great photographs. If they had even todays sensor technology then, the digital Leica would not well operate.
Your sensor is dying even as we speak, the rest of the camera is saying in a little voice, give me film it will not dye. HEE HEEE ; ).

My Leica M2 was made in 1958, My Rolleiflex 2.8C was made in 1953, both are in full working order and I see no reason why they won't be in another 60 odd years.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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marrc: That's why I am going back to film

@marrc

I have a 1958 Leica M2 in really excellent condition. It's a fantastic camera and I love it. It's just a beautifully crafted machine. Just buy one. The lens is also 1958, a 5cm Leica Elmar f2.8, a four element Tessar design. The results are still very impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 12:55 UTC

Also ideal to discreetly check your lippy by pretending to take a selfie - what a lifesaver!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 10th comment
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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qaz111111: In fact, these landscapes are right up there with british cuisine and humor

@qaz111111

Do you mean crap or wonderful?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 11:42 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

@BadScience

You are right of course the Aspergers profoundly affects the way I perceive the world. I am much more au fait with the technical sciences. The reason I like the works of McCullin, Maier, HCB, Adams, Godwin, Thornton is because in a second you know what it is about.

I'll modify my previous statement: The onus is on the artist to successfully communicate to his/her audience, whomever that it. Not many people can successfully communicate with m, so I'll discount myself from the onus.

If the artist wants to make people think with the oblique/hidden/esoteric that's OK with me. That is a good thing (but not for me).

I really like your work, especially Death Valley, Cathedral lake, Half Dome, Moab, Sequoia National Park, Yellowstone (love the textures and colour), Wotan's Throne, London Rain (made me laugh) Cribyn (near home) Swiss Alps, Kjenndalsbreen and Hay on Wye (sis in law has a shop there). You have many excellent pictures, you should be rightfully delighted with it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 09:15 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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narwayo: If this are the best UK landscape photographers I don't want to imagine how is the rest of UK landscape photographers.

Then you just don't want to have a look at my work!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 08:56 UTC
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