rowlandw

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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On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (63 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:02 UTC as 36th 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.

Direct 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!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (149 comments in total)

Shop windows can yield great opportunities for aiming at reflections rather than the actual subject.

My wife has been the apparent subject while I actually shoot past her.

Set a high shutter speed then pan around and shoot when your subject passes into the frame and keep turning. Burst mode can work too.

I've gotten good "blind" shots from one camera at my waist while peering through another (or cellphone) aimed away from my subject.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 02:43 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses article (54 comments in total)

Yawn.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 20th comment
On Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday article (41 comments in total)

Some great people in Calumet Cambridge MA. Hope they can get their jobs back if they reopen.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 19th comment
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (325 comments in total)

So I take a pic of my wife in a touristy place - does that have to be at 4 AM to have a frame devoid of anyone else?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 03:56 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

Some p&s's have an in-built ND filter feature. To my knowledge none of them has a grad ND feature covering, say, the upper half of the frame. I would buy one in a heartbeat.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

Clothing optional.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 24th comment
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)

I already have a ballpoint pen that records (admittedly primitive) stills and video - and it looks like an ordinary pen.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 31st comment
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

I may have bought my last dSLR (Canon 6D). I doubt that future dSLR models will make any improvement at _my_ level of ability/talent. However, I'll still watch for good lenses.

Increasingly my point and shoots are driving my dSLR usage to the margins where low light, bokeh, fast response and convenience are needed. Mostly I use my s100, EOS-M, sx40HS, and Panny LX7, and eagerly await how they or their equivalents will evolve in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:50 UTC as 106th comment

Maximizers will always be disappointed in this model when the next model comes out!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 01:25 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply

Full moons have the least contrast and interest because the overhead sun washes out most detail. Much more interesting are half-moons where shadows reveal the lunar topography.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 01:52 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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Peiasdf: Journalism is dying anyway. Whitehouse is taping newspaper's phone, congress is deciding is First Amendment should apply to all of just "licensed" journalist. News organization no longer investigate, they just reprint wired news and government press release.

and Google Glass.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 15:50 UTC

This is similar to how the local TV stations co-opt anyone to send in their stills/footage of breaking news w/o compensation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 01:53 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Now I have an excuse to cancel all things Yahoo. I only stayed in because of flickr, and now flickr is no longer worth it to me.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 15:53 UTC as 14th comment

I'm suspending flickr-ing until I get the "opt out" or "return to old flickr" button which should be my option as a paying member.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 15:45 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)

Google's Picasa. Free, fast, and direct upload of images to the PicasaWeb cloud.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 21:32 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies

The camera already processes the image before you do.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 02:30 UTC as 28th comment

Guess I'll be ordering my Groucho Marx mask!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 19:27 UTC as 75th comment
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