rowlandw

Lives in United States Maine near Portland, ME, United States
Works as a retired / photographer
Joined on Oct 29, 2006

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Mike Fried: Is it cheating if I take a 3-shot HDR from my camera, processed in camera, and it results in something? At what point is this not about art? Processing is as much a tool in photography as using a flash or selecting where to point the camera and when to click the shutter release.

All images are processed to some degree in camera, even SOOC.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)

Registration required for drones but not for guns? Just sayin'.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 12:55 UTC as 25th comment | 10 replies

Next market, people will purchase blocking that will prevent being photo'd on the street based on facial recognition software.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 21:56 UTC as 173rd comment

Now I can sell off my telephoto lenses and simply crop!

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 01:40 UTC as 29th comment
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)
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ElviraGrey: The horrible and sad irony here is that he uses Iceland of all places to illustrate the principle that we shouldn't have to go to hard to reach locations to get good landscape photos.

I agree with a previous comment about this article exuding false modesty from every crevice. It comes across as shameless self advertisement more than anything else. ugh

I think MM simply transposed the digits in a typo.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)
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ElviraGrey: The horrible and sad irony here is that he uses Iceland of all places to illustrate the principle that we shouldn't have to go to hard to reach locations to get good landscape photos.

I agree with a previous comment about this article exuding false modesty from every crevice. It comes across as shameless self advertisement more than anything else. ugh

I think he just transposed the digits as a typo.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 14:56 UTC

First it's the hassles of flying and now this to give me another reason to stay in the US.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)

Pixel density about the same as for the 5D S / R. Same noise, D/R? Granted the 5D is dual Digic 6 but not sure what effect that has.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

I'll keep my Sigma 8-16 (12.5 - 25 FF equiv) until the Tammy goes sub $1K.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 20:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)
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fmian: I'd be interested to know what kind of distortion this thing has.
Considering the 15mm is called a fisheye and this 11mm is called rectilinear.

Would a curved sensor eliminate UWA distortion?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1583 comments in total)

It's not either/or. Both formats complement each other and I usually shoot one FF and one crop to maximize my capability and minimize lens swaps.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 03:43 UTC as 311th comment
On article Canon announces five PowerShot compacts (150 comments in total)
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Steen Bay: "This F3.4-6.5, 50X optical zoom is equivalent to a whopping 24-1000mm". Even better/worse. It's actually equivalent to a "whopping" 24-1200mm (like SX50).

I already have a Panny fz70 which starts at *20mm*, f/2.8 and 1200mm long end. That cam is 1-1/2 years old and <$300.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 22:50 UTC
On article Canon announces five PowerShot compacts (150 comments in total)
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2eyesee: I wish DPR provided a way we could filter out articles on cameras that are totally un-newsworthy. Looking at this lineup from Canon is making me lose the will to live.

Presumably DPR won't waste any of their precious resources and actually review any of these cameras.

DPreview should compare the specs with each model's predecessor, not just each model's release mates.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
On article Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' (127 comments in total)

The barrels held beer. Seriously, in the summer of 1969 after I with my girlfriend drove my parents to the airport (Boston), at about 9 PM in an empty terminal I spotted a 747 with an open jetway to it. My gf and I simply walked onboard and explored the plane. No one ever challenged us.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 18:53 UTC as 16th comment
On article Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom (30 comments in total)

I bought the Panny fz70 (20mm - 1200mm) for $299. Not sure (yet) what the sx60 brings to the table at almost twice the price to compel me to buy it. I do like my sx40, too.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:01 UTC as 9th comment

Digic 4? 1/2.3" sensor? f/3.4? This isn't 2010 anymore. My s100 has a 1/1.7 sensor and f/2.0. I'm still waiting for the SX60 but I hope these cams aren't its substitute instead.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Flickr launches image marketplace initiative (37 comments in total)

But flickr still sucks after their "upgrade" in May 2013. I abandoned it (5000+ images) and went over to 500px. If they had provided a "back to old flickr" button I would have stayed.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On article Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands (73 comments in total)

Erez - What lens and how wide was #7 "Legendary Beaches" shot with?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:02 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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Cal22: Leutenegger mentions "Turner" (amongst others) as someone who inspired her. Does she speak of the painter William Turner or the photographer Pete Turner? In any case both of them might inspire with their distinctive approach to colors. However is there any impact of "Turner" in Leutenegger's photos? May I use this opportunity and point especially to Turner's water colors to all of you who rejoice in color composings? (You can find a lot of them in the internet. And Pete Turner might be interesting because of his striking usage of color film)

As to Leuteneggers photos: Maybe her book can transport her works better than this website can do. You could also think that one day people will be celebrating her photos as great evidence of a world long ago as has happened here quite recently with "1939: England in Color".

Maybe she's reserving the better stuff for purchase via her book.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 22:09 UTC

I spent some time in Rochester around 2000 and perceived it as a good value proposition to move to (from Boston) but stayed put. Sorry it's on hard times and hope it doesn't become a little Detroit. I hope RIT (great school) can help buoy the city's fortunes. BTW I'm in Maine now which IS a good value proposition!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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