Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales, Former, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist, forties, aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist, forties, aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist, forties.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

@JDThomas - one word mate - Mexicans!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 21:57 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: I hadn't heard of Rejlander since I was a photo student. Nice to see the old boy getting some attention. This and Meyer Goerlitz lenses in the same week; wow.

I have a Meyer Goerlitz lens! Er, never actually used it - yet!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 21:54 UTC
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Elmos: Wow.. so much hostility against the UK. What is being proposed doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Nothing is being destroyed or hidden or faked. The images were made in the UK by someone living in the UK and are now considered culturally valuable what is the issue here ? do we have too much time on our hands folks ?

@DaveE1,
But it's fun! and I like pulling the todger of those who should know better. You won't deprive me of some secret puerile sniggering would you? Would you?

@Tom Goodman
Don't you mean pseudo-intelligensia elitist axe grinding Trolls?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 20:50 UTC
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Papi61: So, this is a British national pride issue. To hell with the FACT that the photographer was actually Swedish... Priceless.

But then again, these are the same people who used to claim that Egyptian obelisks and artifacts retrieved from archeological sites were rightfully theirs... (and even though they might have changed mind on that, I don't think they're going to return anything any soon...)

Just to be clear, I'm against all forms of stupid nationalism. Yeah, I'm perfectly aware that the latter is tautology... :)

Human art belongs to all humans, regardless of nationality.

@Papis61,

In answer to your stupid comment: NO!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
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bluevellet: Just don't send the album to Mosul Iraq

Seeing ISIS going through that museum smashing 3000 year old artifacts with sledgehammers... Just awful.

Keep calm, don't lose your heads!

The good ol' USAF will go in and smart bomb ISIS, women and children to Hellfire!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
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JDThomas: Is England going to require the return of all foreign works of fine art to their country of origin? What is the British Museum doing with Egyptian mummies and Greek statues?

Surely they should be returned to their rightful place in the world?

JDThomas,

You actually trust the Egyptians, Greeks and others to adequately care for their priceless works of antiquity taking into account the political and/or financial instability of their home countries?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 09:45 UTC
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Papi61: So, this is a British national pride issue. To hell with the FACT that the photographer was actually Swedish... Priceless.

But then again, these are the same people who used to claim that Egyptian obelisks and artifacts retrieved from archeological sites were rightfully theirs... (and even though they might have changed mind on that, I don't think they're going to return anything any soon...)

Just to be clear, I'm against all forms of stupid nationalism. Yeah, I'm perfectly aware that the latter is tautology... :)

Human art belongs to all humans, regardless of nationality.

Born in Sweden, lived most in his life in Britain, married a British woman, had Royal patronage, did the majority of his work in Britain. I think this actually qualifies that his body of work stays in Britain.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 09:42 UTC
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steelhead3: the British have so little in the way of great Art through the ages, they thought it necessary to rob foreign lands of their treasures by military force.

At least we have HISTORY! and lots of it, unlike some!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 09:29 UTC
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Steve in GA: Goodness. I don't think I have seen this many anti-Brit comments since, oh, 1776 or so.

Yeah, DPReview readers are so racist!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 08:21 UTC
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Reinhard136: excellent news, valuing culture like that. the British of course will not want to be accused of being hypocritical, so they will be packing the Elgin Marbles in cases for return right now ......

Whilst we are at it, I think the former colonies should return to the crown as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 08:19 UTC
On article Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop (366 comments in total)
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Marty4650: People who enjoy paying $10 a month for the rest of their lives to get the latest tools are right. This is the "best deal for them" even if it is a very poor deal for others. But there are plenty of other people who don't want or need to upgrade every year. And their attitude seems to be... "that's their problem.... I got what I want."

I wonder if these those people lease their cars rather than buy them? I wonder if they upgrade to every release of Microsoft Office? Do they rent their homes? Or rent their furniture? Do they upgrade their wives every year?

I think the whole point of the complaints is that Adobe stopped giving you a choice of renting or buying. Everyone has to rent now, or use some other software. Take it or leave it.

This may be great for the people who were upgrading every year anyway, and for Adobe's bottom line, but it shouldn't be hard to understand why other people would rather own their homes, cars, furniture or software rather then renting.

I am with you there Marty4650,

Adobe are playing the long term view, that you'll rent over a long period of time and end up paying more during that time.

Photoshop really ceased being useful to me after CS2. My current version CS 5.5 I am only using because of the Education site license my School has. I will use 5.5 for a long time to come and look to an alternative such as Affinity Photo or Pixelmator. IF LR goes CC full time then I will continue using my current version. It's better than my photography.

PC users have a better choice when it comes to alternatives such as from Serif or Corel.

CC is all about the business model and making money. Adobe is not a charity. They design software to make money from you.

No product can be developed forever, there will come a time when Photoshop can be developed no further. I bet you Adobe are crapping themselves over that "day".

If I had the choice CC or nothing. Then I will choose nothing, lose interest and move on to something else.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
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srados: Company that excludes pc users is the same like what Canon that chose not to release their Eos-m3 to north America.

@ srados,

Affinity Photo is a new piece of software built from the ground-up specially for the Mac.

The PC "version" (and I use that word in the loosest sense possible) is Photo Plus X7, a very capable and very inexpensive piece of PC software. I suppose that is praise indeed coming from a dedicated Mac user.

Have a go at the free trial version and see what you think. What do you have to lose!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 16:30 UTC
On article Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop (366 comments in total)
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lucinio: Cloud license at 9,99$ is less expensive than previous way (if u want to have your software up to date). I'm very happy with the new selling politic and really I don't understand all those critics. But ok: maybe they prefer to spend more and finally the world is beautiful because it is varied :-)

Lets say Adobe had a subscription of $10 per month since inception, that means you would have spent $3000 on it to date. Hmmm, that sounds like an expensive piece of software to me!

$10 per month isn't expensive but that is a very short term view and one that Adobe is banking on you to make. The whole point of CC is the long term view and Adobe are banking on it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:50 UTC
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Wye Photography: Apparently PS CC costs $9 per month. $9 a month may sound cheap but that is $108 per annum, $324 over three years, $540 over 5 years.

Affinity photo will cost you $50 to begin with, the $50 you have already paid after one year. The $50 you have already paid after three years and the $50 you have already paid after five years. $50 vs $540.

This software is BETA

It can only get BETTER.

If you want to pour money into Adobe's coffers...

The choice is yours.

@ Arvin Chang

You are right. Over the last few years I don't like the direction that Adobe is going or what they are doing.

Apart from Lightroom I don't like Adobe products anymore. The term "flogging a dead horse" comes to mind. Photoshop CS2 was the last version that was any good for me, since then the "upgrades" have been rather pointless.

I only use Photoshop CS5.5 because I benefit from an educational site licence.

So you are right, there is a good deal of dissatisfaction with Adobe.

I have not used Affinity Photo enough to give it a good honest appraisal, I will though because there are a lot of benefits. I am quite excited that, at long last, I may be able to rid myself of expensive Adobe products. The term "expensive" is relative. I don't like CC. People often view it in the very short term, that is what Adobe banking on and not how much you'll spend on it after 5, 10 or 15 years of use.

Hand waving - Sorry, I don't understand that metaphor. Please elaborate

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
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Wye Photography: Apparently PS CC costs $9 per month. $9 a month may sound cheap but that is $108 per annum, $324 over three years, $540 over 5 years.

Affinity photo will cost you $50 to begin with, the $50 you have already paid after one year. The $50 you have already paid after three years and the $50 you have already paid after five years. $50 vs $540.

This software is BETA

It can only get BETTER.

If you want to pour money into Adobe's coffers...

The choice is yours.

@Arvin Chang part two

Sorry, Arvin, I didn't imply anything. I didn't factor in any upgrade cost for the same reason I didn't factor future increase in price, VAT, tax, the plummeting cost of oil etc. as these are "known unknowns" to quote the beloved Mr. Rumsfeld.

I simply did a quick price comparison based on today's figures. Sorry for any confusion.

I think some people are blinkered "photoshop, photoshop, photoshop". It's been photoshop for so long it's like the mind is already closed when something new comes along. Yes, there will be a little earning curve.

I do most of my work in Lightroom and only pop to photoshop only for those small edits you just can't do in LR, a tricky healing brush for example. Affinity Photo is a bargain and photoshop extremely expensive. Often, I go for MONTHS not even using photoshop and that makes the cost not even worth it.

Everyones needs will be different and it is YOUR money. Whatever makes YOU happy!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:23 UTC
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Wye Photography: Apparently PS CC costs $9 per month. $9 a month may sound cheap but that is $108 per annum, $324 over three years, $540 over 5 years.

Affinity photo will cost you $50 to begin with, the $50 you have already paid after one year. The $50 you have already paid after three years and the $50 you have already paid after five years. $50 vs $540.

This software is BETA

It can only get BETTER.

If you want to pour money into Adobe's coffers...

The choice is yours.

@Arvin Chang

Apparently, upgrades for Affinity in the first two or three years is going to be free.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:03 UTC

Apparently PS CC costs $9 per month. $9 a month may sound cheap but that is $108 per annum, $324 over three years, $540 over 5 years.

Affinity photo will cost you $50 to begin with, the $50 you have already paid after one year. The $50 you have already paid after three years and the $50 you have already paid after five years. $50 vs $540.

This software is BETA

It can only get BETTER.

If you want to pour money into Adobe's coffers...

The choice is yours.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 18:04 UTC as 11th comment | 16 replies
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ThrowFirewoodAtMe: This is just not that good. Sure it's "the next best thing", but it's nowhere near Photoshop or Lightroom, which are now a giveaway at $9 or so a month.

$9 a month may sound cheap but that is $108 per annum, $324 over three years, $540 over 5 years.

Affinity photo will cost you $50 to begin with, the $50 you have already paid after one year. The $50 you have already paid after three years and the $50 you have already paid after five years. $50 vs $540.

This software is BETA

It can only get BETTER.

The choice is yours.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
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Michel Cojan: tried it today... frankly, not impressed... All right, it's still in beta version, but tried a "simple" thing like opening a short series of 10-12 RAW images (things I do regularly in Photoshop or Light-Room with dozens, even hundreds of RAW images at a time), whole thing jammed on me and jammed the whole system. Restarted my Mac (hard reset), than tried again with same result. For now, forget about it.

@toni2

Drawbacks! What a laugh!

Two words.

VISTA (Hahahahahahahaha)

Win8 (Hahahahahahahaha)

Both are incompetent piles of Poo. Even my Windows loving friends hate Win8.

Unless you use Linux you are a very sad man. I hope you wake up from your buggy, crashy, insecure, virus and trojan ridden bloatware wet dream soon.

But, hey, if peeps are happy using it. Fine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)

Hey Damien, I think you should do something about the colour of your nail varnish, but at least it matches the camera!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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