Gary Leland

Gary Leland

Lives in United States Greenville, United States
Works as a Computer Sofware Developer
Joined on Jan 22, 2010

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On mushr_nn2 in the Mushroom(s) challenge (3 comments in total)

Just looked it up. It was a HP Photosmart C200. Did you do any post processing on this?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 17:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On mushr_nn2 in the Mushroom(s) challenge (3 comments in total)

Lovely picture! You have captured the subtle ambience of the natural setting. This one rated much higher in my book. I had an HP Photosmart at one time. I don't remember the model number. Nice job.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 17:13 UTC as 3rd comment
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bluevellet: While nice to have this format, DPR's priorities are strange.

They've already reviewed this camera, why waste 3 days to sort of re-review it again? They have a backlog of written reviews to finish. Get back to the office for some real work. :)

@bluevellet
DPR seems to find value in producing an entertaining and informative video with good real world strategies and tips for this type of camera and this type of photography for their readers. I for one enjoyed it very much and appreciate there efforts on our behalf greatly. Thanks DPR!! Great Job. A spot on priority I think... don't you?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
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rfsIII: Beautiful photos. Samuel Spencer (and a couple of others) should do all the galleries. But honest to gosh, you people are very tough and brave to be living up there in the land without color. Looking at the galleries, it's nothing but gray, blue-gray, and brown-gray with the occasional red hat or orange sunset. I'd be so depressed I would never leave my bed but there you gals and guys are, soldiering on. Bravo.

But perhaps think about buying a couple of macaws to keep around the office as a reminder of what color looks like.

@Rishi,
Makes me happy too! Have a great day no matter what the weather looks like outside! I'm from Buffalo, NY so everywhere I go is beautiful! :) This set of posts had me smiling. Feels great.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
On Happy to see you in the Waking up challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot! Priceless and so appropriate.
Good job Dad

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 1st comment

Do you mean I could shoot my XZ-2 at 24 MP??? ;) Go Oly!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 22:18 UTC as 31st comment
On Carew Castle in the Fortress challenge (2 comments in total)

Ditto on the comments by cjf2. This was a captivating image and was very effective in the choice and level of PP applied. Great Job.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Weeds challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice concept! I wish I had seen this. Enjoyable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 21:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Girl With The Pearl Earring - 20th / 21st Century challenge (2 comments in total)

I think (imho) this was a nice topic for a challenge. I am dissapointed that there were not more entries. The few that there were it seems some did not get the point at all. I really liked the concept of this but I realize it required a good bit of work to really make a stab at this one. Congratulations to the top 2!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 22:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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alfredo_tomato: I seem to do OK with the combination of iPhoto, GIMP, and LightZone.

Alfredo, I have seen the new OSX Yosemite demo. There is no iPhoto in the dock. I think that they are expecting everyone to use Photos going forward.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 18:54 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

For the general DPR reader: It might be worth your while to go to the APP store and click on iPhoto and read a couple of hundred rants about what the Maverix upgrade did to iPhoto libraries. As far as the "conversion/upgrade" process I believe that you cannot assume that this is a safe and painless route. Also I think that the larger your libraries are the less chance you will have of completing anything successfully.
Sorry...I honestly hate to make negative posts (this is my third) but I will be quiet now.
Good luck my fellow DRP compatriots. (no matter what camera you shoot) ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 18:50 UTC as 44th comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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jaaboucher: I've never been super enamoured with Lightroom, but because I have Aperture I haven't had a chance to play with it. The main thing keeping me from jumping to Lightroom was it seemed like a pain to shift over my old libraries. Hopefully Apple will be nice and make a converter for all of our Aperture libraries.

I am afraid that if there is any conversion to be done it will be to unload your Aperture library by copying it to the "cloud" in a new proprietary format.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 22:29 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

IMHO this is nothing more than APPLE's version of ADOBE's subscription announcement. The problem with Aperture (from Apple's perspective) was that it was not cloud based. They will not be satisfied till all of your personal data, music, photo's etc. is safely housed in their cloud. Quintessential Corporate Control Freak behavior.

I saw a demo of the photo software from their WWDC (world wide developers conference) and it did not look promising. It was after all, designed to run on an iPhone. The price for device compatibility is everything gets dumbed down to the weakest link. Do you want to edit your photos on an iPod?????

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:46 UTC as 90th comment

Absolutely beautiful image!!! Truly lovely! Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 22:44 UTC as 1st comment
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nnowak: The engineering software I use for work requires an annual $1,500 maintenance fee. While I dislike the recurring fee, I must use this specific software for my work. Plus, the updates are regular and substantial. Also, if I ever stop subscribing, my software will still continue to function indefinitely. Just without access to updates.

Photoshop on the other hand is just one program in a crowd of competent and competitive programs. Photoshop CS6 will be my last purchase from Adobe, and that purchase was solely for the ACR updates. Even with the intro discount, the new cloud pricing scheme will cost me far more on a yearly basis, while reducing my capabilities. Since I live in a rural area with slow internet and also work in areas with no internet, cloud computing is not a viable option.

nnowak,
Thanks for your reply. I fully agree with your statements above. But here's a scenario. You develop on Win7. Yes it will run forever on Win7. You sell and install your software. Congratulations! in 12 months time MS actually comes up with a OS that is not hated on arrival. But you software will not run on it. Well your software runs of W7 and it has a fairly lengthy life expectancy. (because they killed XP) and everyone hated vista, and may W8 is hated more. So win 9 arrives and your clients move to it. Yes your software runs on w7 but your client has moved on. What to do? You cannot support your software and cannot install it on W9. Do you loose all of these clients or quickly pay up and try and retro fit your code to the new API and OS? It is a real viscous cycle designed to obsolete your hard work. You know what I mean? I am writing this on my companies XP. We still have machines with DOS on them. I am so embarassed!
thanks for chatting. Have a great day.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:17 UTC
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nnowak: The engineering software I use for work requires an annual $1,500 maintenance fee. While I dislike the recurring fee, I must use this specific software for my work. Plus, the updates are regular and substantial. Also, if I ever stop subscribing, my software will still continue to function indefinitely. Just without access to updates.

Photoshop on the other hand is just one program in a crowd of competent and competitive programs. Photoshop CS6 will be my last purchase from Adobe, and that purchase was solely for the ACR updates. Even with the intro discount, the new cloud pricing scheme will cost me far more on a yearly basis, while reducing my capabilities. Since I live in a rural area with slow internet and also work in areas with no internet, cloud computing is not a viable option.

I think you would find that should you stop subscribing, your software would become unusable quite quickly. It would certainly not run indefinitely. The changes in language constructs as they depricate code and modify DLL's, plus the rate of change that the OS's are undergoing, you would soon find that your stuff just doesn't run anymore.
Sorry you are shelling out $1,500.00 a year. IMO that's extortion and it's only for the reasons I gave above that anyone would pay it.
Just my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 17:25 UTC

This sounds very familiar. I bought a programming suite from Microsoft in 2005. MS decided to change to a subscription model. Typical MS bullying and greed. All they had to do is change some DLL's and depricate parts of the language going forward and my code was possibly obsoleted and incompatible with future operating systems. The subscriptions were up to $2600.00 a year. Yes the developers howled!!! But it did no good. I never bought another MS developer tool or a Windows PC. It sent me to APPLE (they deliver their entire sotftware development suite for free, XCODE).

Well look at the profitability of MS and APPLE over the last 8 yrs and you can guess that this is a big mistake for ADOBE, plus their horrid EULA.

MS's subscription model was contributory to the shift to APPLE software development (APP Store) and huge profits. Software sells computers. Not the other way around.

I will not be using ADOBE Photoshop. It's too easy to live without it.
Just my 2 cents.

Gary

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 16:34 UTC as 224th comment
On Nisser Lake near Treungen 2013 in the Rural Winter challenge (2 comments in total)

What a stunning winter landscape. This should have moved up higher in this field of very nice entries. Very impressive for a FZ200. Great job. Every body knows the zoom of this camera but look at the short end too!! beautiful

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 17:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On Old Window in the View from the Window challenge (2 comments in total)

El Drac,
I really like your picture! I think it should have placed much higher. Nice job.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 15:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon posts sample images from new D7100 article (95 comments in total)
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Bruce ShrewsburyMA: All the photos were released by Nikon and all are at ISO 100 or 200. We need photos at ISO 800, 1600 and 3200, under different/tougher lighting conditions to really understand how it performs.

Yes that would have been nice. But we have seen how fast the lens can gather light at 1/1000 with a fast moving target. That should speak volumes on how it will behave at higher ISOs yes?
addendum: is not that upper wing edge amazing?
Regards

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 22:55 UTC
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