db.

db.

Lives in Spain Madrid, Spain
Works as a Retired Journalist (Foreign Correspondent)
Has a website at www.pbase.com/bollag
Joined on Apr 24, 2000
About me:

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM IS
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III

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On A To Z - Letter U challenge (3 comments in total)

Possibly that goes as well for «under» something??? ;-))

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 12:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On A To Z - Letter U challenge (3 comments in total)

I think words beginning with «un-»something should not be entered: that's, IMO, all too easy...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On Taj Mahal - Haunted House in the Ok in Color - Much better in B/W challenge (1 comment in total)

Too bad, your entry has that massive frame. Otherwise a great image!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 1st comment
On IMG_2321 in the Ok in Color - Much better in B/W challenge (1 comment in total)

That touch of color: what a pity in an otherwise interesting picture! This cheap effect doesn't help to emphasize anything in order to help to understand the story behind your image! A title might; or a few words in the «Notes» section (as suggested by the host)...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:57 UTC as 1st comment
On London in the Capital City Series: London, England challenge (4 comments in total)

Sorry, Jonas, for my irony (if not sarcasm). I do apologize! I wish I were fifteen again as you are (I am nearly seventy) ;-)). Anyway: though I find your title/description a tad too taciturn, you did a good job with the b&w image itself: I like it!

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db.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:52 UTC as 2nd comment
On London in the Capital City Series: London, England challenge (4 comments in total)

Very precise title indeed (and not *too* eloquent either): perfect identification of «location/subject», as suggested in the rules! (May we not-Londoners know what bridge your image shows?)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:39 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On SONG: SHE challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

db.: What an uninviting and
unpleasant way of expres-
sing all those «Additional
Rules»! Don't you think
the rules set up by dpr
are enough? When a
child, did you want to
become a policeman??

Sorry Percy2: they just sound un-
inviting to me. Not only because
you «shout» unnecessarily (using
all those aggressive looking capital
letters) and the—equally unneces-
sary—menace of disqualification,
but also because, IMO, all these
«additional rules» do not really
improve the Challenge as such
in any way, do they??

I think—as I suggested before—
the dpr set of rules is good
enough for *all* challenges.
And the less rules the better:
the bigger the pleasure of
participating. We are—are
we not?—all grown-ups who
do not need continuous po-
licing. Just, of course, my
two cents.

OTOH, Percy2, I sure do val-
ue your friendly way of inquir-
ing what I meant with my first
remark(s): much appreciated,
indeed.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
On SONG: SHE challenge (9 comments in total)

What an uninviting and
unpleasant way of expres-
sing all those «Additional
Rules»! Don't you think
the rules set up by dpr
are enough? When a
child, did you want to
become a policeman??

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 02:20 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies
On Selfie challenge (4 comments in total)

What an absurd «additional rule»...!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Preview preview (127 comments in total)
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LensHood: I honestly don't see the need for this lens when you can also buy a 24-15 f4 IS. I have a copy of that and I like it a lot. It's pretty sharp. And it's 35mm more focal lentgh. If it is targetted towards the cheaper 6D, then there are even more arguments to buy the 24-105. It's way cheaper.

...and the 24-105 holds also the world record for distortion @ 24mm!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 20:47 UTC
On Accessory review: Joby Grip Tight Micro Stand post (25 comments in total)

I'm looking for something like that having a ball-head to be placed on my DSLR's (Canon 6D) hot-shoe: to mimic the swivel-screen I'm used to for all my tripod-work. Anyone??

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 08:16 UTC as 6th comment
In reply to:

db.: If it allowed me to put my iPhone on the Canon EOS 6D's hotshoe, I'd even had a swivel-screen on that cam (the feature I miss most, as I often taking architecture images with a tripod). And, in that case, I might buy a XiStera, indeed! Please let me know!!

It should, though, be possible to use it on the hotshoe in portrait as well as in landscape orientation!

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 10:59 UTC
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Petrus Magnus: Interesting brand name: XiStera. If you pronounce it "existera" it will sound like the Swedish verb existera, which means "(to) exist". For that reason I thought the guy behind the gadget was Swedish--in fact, I was sure of it, until I found out his name was Joe Adams and that he was an American. I wonder what the brand name is meant to suggest--if anything--to native English speakers.

Maybe not Swedish but Spanish: "Chistera" (Top Hat). Then it would be what magicians get their most incredible items out of??

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 10:52 UTC

If it allowed me to put my iPhone on the Canon EOS 6D's hotshoe, I'd even had a swivel-screen on that cam (the feature I miss most, as I often taking architecture images with a tripod). And, in that case, I might buy a XiStera, indeed! Please let me know!!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 14:58 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Seagulls challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Philip Lanoue: I thought there was no such bird as a "seagull".
There are many varieties of gulls, but none of them are 'sea'.

And you, vqueen, are right too. At least as much as nitpicking Philip Lanoue: this forum is about photography, not zoology...! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 22:48 UTC
On Night at the Museum challenge (2 comments in total)

One of your rules is "State name and location of the museum in title". Several entrants don't do it (some don't even give their work *any* title at all, except for numbers!). Why aren't they disqualified??

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 15:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On New York City challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

MargalitIL: The cature date rule means "New yorkers only" (or should I book a trans atlantic flight for this?)

I sure do agree with you, Margalit: with a "subject" like this, a "capture date rule" like this is absolutely ridiculous...!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 10:14 UTC
On NYC at twilight photo in Edward Huang's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This image is fantastic. Congratulations! Where from exactly did you take it? Regards, db.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2012 at 09:36 UTC as 1st comment
On miami_6355 in the Bright Lights, Big City challenge (1 comment in total)

Bird's Eyes' View?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 07:34 UTC as 1st comment
On ROOT challenge (3 comments in total)

You're right, John. But the ROOT of this problem is that people here do not usually read the rules of the Challenges... (It does often seem to me they think if you're a photographer, reading is none of your business.) — Not, IMO, the host's fault (though "provenance" might, indeed, have been a better title for this Challenge)!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 16:06 UTC as 2nd comment
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