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On photo YUMMY! in the - Snakes in Kill Mode - (Full Colours Only + Border + Title watermark) challenge (4 comments in total)

Good composition, color and overall excellent shot. However, the file quality is so-so. Too much pixel blurring or too much cropping and noise reduction. Coming from the EM-1 I am surprised.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 16:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Reflection of Bhumibol Bridge in the Panoramas challenge (3 comments in total)

Good overall.....However, here is a tip.
The reflection should be at least one stop darker and maybe graduated from bottom to top. Also, I would slightly blur the water because water is very rarely perfectly still. That would make the image appear more real and the main focus would be more on the top, real image.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 12:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Looking for TRI-X effect in the VSCO FILM 01 challenge (6 comments in total)

Close but no cigar. Grain is fine ( I had to live with it for 50 years ) as long as the image is tack sharp. Here, the subject is interesting but the execution is lacking. Just my opinion and I'm sure 1/2 of you will love it!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 6th comment
On photo 1950's Tripod and camera in the Old Tripods challenge (1 comment in total)

Weird…..I 've never seen this camera before. Some kind of Zeiss camera late 1940, early 1950?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Kite Action in the To freeze human motion challenge (6 comments in total)

Too much sharpening??? Otherwise great shot.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:19 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Jag in the Macro - Car Details challenge (2 comments in total)

Something weird here. The "cat" should be facing left down hill and not up hill. Looks like a hood ornament but now I'm not sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 21:45 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

That will make a wonderful portrait lens!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 21:00 UTC as 36th comment
On GalleryItem:3164195 (9 comments in total)

Too hot to handle on the wrong subjects. That's why amateurs prefer telephotos and pros, wide angles.

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 14:10 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo King of the Jungle in the - It's all in the Details - (Rich Vivid Colours + Border) challenge (9 comments in total)

Excellent composition and color. For my part, I would select ( with the laso tool ) just the top of the head and add more sharpening. As someone mentioned, those super zooms are not really super sharp at f/5.6 from 150mm to 300mm.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Petra--the Monastery site in the Petra, Jordan challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful shot and setting. I was there 10 years ago but in Oct. the lighting was bad. Maybe April or May would be better?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 16:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)
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razadaz: Photo manipulation of one kind or another has long been an issue. Many years ago Weegee would often be accused of part staging his photos, such as moving a gun into a position that would give a better composition. Even as far back as 1855 Roger Fenton was suspected of adding cannon balls to his famous photo Valley of the Shadow of Death for dramatic effect. There have always been many ways of manipulating a photo long before electronic imaging. Even simply printing something darker can give a completely different feel to a photo.

Yes razadaz, I did it for impact! Isn't that what sells after all. People don't care for reality……..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 13:15 UTC
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Marty4650: I wonder if Hassleblad finally realized what all the laughter was about?

Of course, the real joke is on anyone who spent $8,000 to buy a Sony NEX-7 dressed up in a Hassleblad suit.

Actually, in the year 2049, those very "Hasselblads" ( all 7 of them ) that all of you have been laughing over will fetch over $ 2,000,000 at Christie's auction.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 13:25 UTC
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flatrion: It is not too late for Hasselblad, license the brand name to eye glasses, perfume, messenger bags/luggage.

Team with a car company, make a Hasselblad special editiion of a car, similar to Fiat 500 Gucci, Rang Rover Holland&Holland.

Team up with Filippa K or J Lindeberg, they are all Swedish fashion designer and Swedish name. Leica already team up Moncler in fashion.

Poor Victor must be rolling in his grave, next to George Eastman. Will Nikon & Canon be relegated to the dust bin of history in 20 years?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 13:22 UTC

Photography is so-so. The rounding up of all the "stuff" was a major job. Overall, very interesting. One big soft box overhead. It also needs reflectors at bottom and sides. Or 3 big soft boxes, top, bottom left and bottom right. As stated, shot directly overhead would have been better. The logistics would have been harder.
Poor Thom was probably under a tight schedule and did the best he could considering!
Thanks for posting.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:48 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)

Unbelievable, I was just thinking about going to Hungary in early May. Now I will probably go to the Czech republic!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:55 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On GalleryItem:2656404 (1 comment in total)

Looks like a woman street photographer or female pervert! When I first looked at it, I said,"what the hell? Which is a good response to street photography. Keep on clicking buddy.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 15:11 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:2656393 (1 comment in total)

Love this one Ant!

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 15:04 UTC as 1st comment

I wonder when The New York Times will finally decide to do the same? People are so visually illiterate and tasteless that we knew it would come to this. Just look at the content of TV. "professional" photography is dying.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

Can you change lenses underwater?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 12:29 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Panasonic says bigger is better with 20-inch tablet (55 comments in total)
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joel avery: Yes!

Hopefully we will be able to download files immediately from a camera with a n Eye-fi card in it. Hope those Panasonic bozos come out with a Mac version. Don't they know that all "creative" photographers use Macs!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 22:00 UTC
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