tolleknolle

tolleknolle

Joined on Nov 13, 2011

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Well... Meh. (And it does not matter what he's using.)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 10th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

For me, an owner of the original RX100, the question is, "Is it worth paying £750 for a flippy screen and an extra stop on the tele end?" Er... no.
This does not mean MkIII is bad. It means that RX100 is that good.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 273rd comment | 2 replies
On Joan in the - Retired - ( BW shot + Border) challenge (4 comments in total)
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thanasaki: A very good high key photo with an artistic value. IMO it deserved a much better place in this challenge.

Thanks again!

Joan was/is an extraordinary woman with a heart that accepted all and gave place to all, old and young, relatives and strangers, with equal dignity and grace. I took this picture after we learned she had cancer and was hoping to show some of her character.
Thanks again, man! It is difficult to think that next time I am in Edinburgh there wouldn't be a Victorian house with an unlocked door…

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 09:54 UTC
On Joan in the - Retired - ( BW shot + Border) challenge (4 comments in total)
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thanasaki: A very good high key photo with an artistic value. IMO it deserved a much better place in this challenge.

Thanks! Did not realise you replied.

Yeah… She died last week…

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 21:44 UTC
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)
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nordin seruyan: Thank you for the comments, whether in form of appreciation or critics, which both are highly appreciated. I can clarify that none of the insects in my pictures are tortured nor killed to pose. No glue nor wire used. Most of the pose are natural pose of the insect/animal. I did carefully move the position of insect in some pictures to specific staged place such as leaves or water shallow surface or grass. The backgrounds are taken separately using manual lens which has bokeh character, by adding water spray in the back with natural light and compose two pictures in photoshop, by masking method and adjust the color saturation. It's not a controversial form of art in photography in my opinion. It's just a part of my art creation process to present the other side of macro photography.

Lovely shots. Keep it up!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 05:45 UTC

Dig it so far!

Now let's see what it can do.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 126th comment
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VadymA: Beautiful work but the images would surprise me more if a typical mom who lives on a farm in rural Russia took them (most likely some time between long hours of farm work to support her kids and drinking husband). For a wealthy professional photographer, who Elena really is, they look rather standard IMO. She is definitely a talented artist, knows her gear and how to apply clever post-processing for dreamy effects but so as thousands of other professional photographers. So the article sounds more like an ad campaign to me than a true success story.

Heh-heh… Vadym has a point. Russian farm mothers don't just go waving a 5D and an L lens about. And their husbands do need support more often than not - literally.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 19:41 UTC
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HappyVan: OP has expressed a personal preference. That's fine.

Just got to remember that the majority of DPR regulars are enthusiasts, not opportunistic snapshooters.

Versatility over portability. Depth versus weight.

Marvellous, well-matured snobbery. The 8x10 crowd scoffed at Cartier-Bresson's puny little Leica along the same lines.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 16:46 UTC
On Sony unleashes Cyber-shot RX100 II with BSI CMOS sensor article (174 comments in total)

The claimed 1/2 stop seems to be in JPEG processing. RAW data puts the original RX100 well ahead of Mk2 at lower ISOs: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/compact-cameras/sony-rx100-ii-1160503/review/5#articleContent

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 10:33 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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sdribetahi: You all need to get over the viewfinder. Believe it or not, not everyone takes pictures at eye level. You should try it once, it actually works without sticking the thing to your face.

Actually it is not a generational thing. Coming from the LF and MF tradition, I hate having to squint through a peeping-hole and only ever use the screen. In fact, the squinters were used to be sneered at for their puny negs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 15:26 UTC
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JWest: At last, NEX has a comparable lens to the f2 30mm I've been using on my Samsung NX for years. And for only four times the price! ;)

Yeah... My only concern for NX 30/2 is its very harsh rendering of OOF highlights. Pehaps Touit is better in this respect.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 10:55 UTC

This stuff bugs me AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.
They want to force me into it!? - @£*&(!! YOU!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 14:55 UTC as 447th comment
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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Zig Ermeson: Lots of criticsism. People defending the Israeli site? This is sad. Why no women in the picture?

"Why no women in the picture?"

Women are busy at a different media event.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 21:55 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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ogl: HAMAS puts the rocket launchers near civilians homes. They also make "human shield" from kids and women. HAMAS hates Israel more that they love their children.
The winining photo is too much post processing. And too politically committed.

Our society is sick if the photos of dead children are at 1st place.

Yep. These images are cheap emotional fodder, and they reap first places with the predictability of the knee-jerk reflex. Ugh!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 16:15 UTC
On Roman Collesium at Night in the World City Tour: Rome challenge (9 comments in total)

I am pretty sure it's COLOSSEUM, i.e. "colossal".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 07:21 UTC as 6th comment
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