cplittleton

cplittleton

Lives in United States Littleton USA, United States
Has a website at pfbimages.com
Joined on Dec 1, 2007

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Total: 17, showing: 1 – 17
In reply to:

Boky: Have they managed to fix the oil issue with D610 release?

Wetsleet - I went back to Amazon & checked. I found 5 reviews that stated some form of 'I bought the d610 and have oil spots". The sixth was an "I heard ..." review. I'm not sure how Amazon vets their reviews, but at least 5 owner claims are there FWIW.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 03:16 UTC
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Boky: Have they managed to fix the oil issue with D610 release?

I heard one photographer mention that he has heard of the same oil problems on the d610. Not sure what his source was, but I checked over at Amazon and found at least a half dozen reviews saying the oil issue was still happening in the d610.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 19:40 UTC

Wow. I grew up in NYC. Neat stuff to actually have on the web.

Once of the first projects I worked on was for the City, and we wanted some historic photos of our project location. I got to go into the archives and browse the actual prints / negatives (with archivist supervision) to find a few images that suited our project. Fascinating experience.

The images posted on the website are only a small portion of what they have.

CPLittleton

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:34 UTC as 4th comment

Henry -

I agree that charging for entries is becoming more common and makes contests more difficult to enter. However, with some of the posts I've seen on DPReview and similar sites, having a fee system seems to be a good way to keep the trolls to a minimum. It also provides the contest sponsor with a way to verify who you are (via credit card) if they have to actually give you a prize or if they want to otherwise use your image.

I've looked at some of the entries in this particular contest and I know my photographs would never make the top ten. I will not entering since it would be a futile effort, but not because of the entry fee.

CPLittleton

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 00:43 UTC as 14th comment
On The journey home after work challenge (7 comments in total)
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vastoulis: Capture date rules:
•Images must be shot after the announcement date of the challenge

WHY?????
Let us, for the sake of argument, suppose I took a lovely picture of people waiting for a bus,crowding in a bus, getting on a bus on their way home (I live two blocks away from one of my city's busiests bus terminals).
Let us also suppose I took this picture ten days ago and I am quite happy with it.
Does this pointless (to me) capture date rule mean I must go out and take the picture again in order to participate in the challenge?
I hope someone will come up with a decent reason for the capture date rule.If not, as I do not want to cheat on EXIF data and suchlike, I will refuse to participate in challenges with the above rule. I will also awaken the activist in me (Occupy DP Review?) and suggest you all do the same!!!

To me, capture date rules get me out taking pictures, flexing my photography muscles. Personally, I appreciate that (one person's opinion).

It also keeps folks who have years and years of photos from just doing a quick metadata search to enter challenges, dumping whatever they have at hand onto dpReview. By eliminating an advantage that long-time shooters have over photographers who are just starting out, I believe the resulting challenge is more balanced.

For this particular challenge, most of us commute five days a week, so it shouldn't be a hardship to grab a few shots as you pass through your nearby bus terminal. You already know the camera angle and lighting that helped you create your picture a few weeks ago, and maybe you can do something different this time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 04:13 UTC
On Desert challenge (1 comment in total)

Learning that there are some folks out there who disagree with me about how to apply HDR. That's fine - I don't have to like it, but I can appreciate the artistic value in a different approach.

However, a few images in this challenge appear to be straight out of HDR software without so much as a look to see if halos or other artifacts were created. If you're going to do it, at least take pride in the outcome.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 02:41 UTC as 1st comment
On calling for directions in the Lost Direction challenge (1 comment in total)

If you believe the coordinates on the can, this is Nairobi

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 03:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Solitude challenge (4 comments in total)

I just voted my way through the challenge ... my overall reaction to the entries is that 'solitude' is not always 'loneliness'. A quick look at both loneliness and solitude in the dictionary emphasized this point. The entries are split between the two; I voted according to my interpretation.

Before those that submitted 'loneliness' pix complain, the challenge host hinted at the difference in his introduction saying "Where the loneliness ...", asking more for a place and less for a mood.

Thoughts?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2012 at 03:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Lovers, Golden Gate Park in the San Francisco Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

Great fog shot, but not easy to identify as San Francisco without reading the caption.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Sun and Fog, San Mateo, Ca. in the San Francisco Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

Great fog shot, but not easy to identify as San Francisco without reading the caption.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Foggy San Fancisco in the San Francisco Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

Great fog shot, but not easy to identify as San Francisco without reading the caption.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Heaven's Door in the San Francisco Fog challenge (3 comments in total)

Great fog shot, but not easy to identify as San Francisco without reading the caption.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:06 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Escher in the San Francisco Fog challenge (2 comments in total)

Great fog shot, but not easy to identify as San Francisco without reading the caption.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sunrise Fog in the San Francisco Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

Great fog shot, but not easy to identify as San Francisco without reading the caption.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Matt with scorpion in the Wild invertebrate/s challenge (1 comment in total)

Although an OK shot, not really 'natural environment' per challenge rules.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 05:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Rose Hair Tarantula in the Wild invertebrate/s challenge (2 comments in total)

Although an OK shot, not really 'natural environment' per challenge rules.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Praying Mantis in the Wild invertebrate/s challenge (2 comments in total)

Although an OK shot, not really 'natural environment' per challenge rules.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 05:21 UTC as 2nd comment
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