nico3d

nico3d

Lives in China Chengdu, China
Works as a architect - photographer
Has a website at www.nicolasmarino.com
Joined on Nov 15, 2005

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tim fisher46: The D800 is not a wise choice IMHO - I own one and a touring bike too. It can be knocked out of calibration.

I switched to the Sony Alpha 7R. It's so small and with prime lenses, it fits very easily into my bar-bag, always ready. Add a small off-camera flash and I'm producing a set of less than ordinary, "stock" images, which is what I view here.

Besides, getting to the heart of a culture rarely involves landscape work, it's the details, the interplay of Men, a more documentary approach would bring us closer, more time with the subject matters.

The images I view here could be achieved backpacking & taking side tours, so to me, the whole "cycling around the world" is taking precedent over the photography, such that these are stock / travel pictures, nothing more.

Furthermore, there as many people out there doing long trips, by bike or backpacking, such that the saleable value of these nice pictures is I believe rather limited.

Just my $0.01's worth.

But I know where you are coming from. I've dealt with dozens of resented professors in architecture school like you. People who got mad at young students that were already so much better so much quicker and capable of achieving what they haven't in their whole lives.

As for myself, I'm fine, I know where I'm not there yet and work hard for it, I love criticism, it makes improve and help me to get where I want to be eventually, but that's not what you are offering here. You just ramble using pseudo serious language to be able to justify your ultimately condescending and derogatory feelings, which in turn reveal your sad frustrations. Sad for you.
Thanks anyway for your time, but I rather take criticism from people who have proven experience and whose opinion I respect based on what they show they can do, not from someone who might as well be a bored person sitting behind a computer screen.

Cheers! I'm too busy enjoying the wonders of this world and documenting them

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
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tim fisher46: The D800 is not a wise choice IMHO - I own one and a touring bike too. It can be knocked out of calibration.

I switched to the Sony Alpha 7R. It's so small and with prime lenses, it fits very easily into my bar-bag, always ready. Add a small off-camera flash and I'm producing a set of less than ordinary, "stock" images, which is what I view here.

Besides, getting to the heart of a culture rarely involves landscape work, it's the details, the interplay of Men, a more documentary approach would bring us closer, more time with the subject matters.

The images I view here could be achieved backpacking & taking side tours, so to me, the whole "cycling around the world" is taking precedent over the photography, such that these are stock / travel pictures, nothing more.

Furthermore, there as many people out there doing long trips, by bike or backpacking, such that the saleable value of these nice pictures is I believe rather limited.

Just my $0.01's worth.

You see Tim? The problem with people like you is that you try to pass as some kind of expert in the industry and what not, and for just a few lines I was starting to believe it, as I started taking most of your last comments very seriously as constructive critique, which by the way, I always NEED and welcome.
However, in your case, opposite to what any serious and objective critic would do, you show your true feathers when you write this silly condescending line to deem once again my work as average:
" Sorry - but the work looks 15+yrs old at best, and having been in the industry since the 90’s, I know I have seen the "exact same" images or better dozens of times."

Honestly, I feel very sorry for you as you must be one of those average photographers that passed as great in the film days but were smashed and became unnoticed with the advent of so many talent springing with the digital revolution. and I ain't saying I am one of them either.

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Charlie3: Greetings Nico, great to see DPreview acknowledging your wonderful work and magnificent travels...pity about some of the jealous,arrogant and know-it-all members!! :-)
Just wanted to wish you and Julia a very Happy Crimbo and great travelling in 2015. My Nikon DSLRs are resting indoors for studio work nowadays. Fuji X-T1 has been the replacement and it is a joy to carry much less weight :-)
As for those books you will be writing, please hurry up as I had my 75th birthday last week !! :-)
Take great care
Charlie

hahaha Charlie, you are amazing! Thank you SO MUCH ! I'll hurry with the book I promise, but I have the feeling you will stay up and healthy for a lot longer! :)

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Michael Piziak: Just super !

Thank you very much Michael !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:45 UTC
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OBI656: Marvelous, beautiful images.

I just do not understand some kibitz questioning this photographer equipment. Who cares what cam he use. He is real photographer knowing how to use cameara equipment as his work speak it self.

Thank you so much for your comments !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
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raztec: Beautiful, superb, sublime. What an incredible adventure.

So glad you brought the equipment to capture it all in the best manner imaginable.

Given the weight and logistics, I personally would have settled for a simple Nikon FM2 and slide film.

Thank you so much raztec! As a cyclist you know like me how this feels. it is the best isnt' it :) Greeting from Zambia!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
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mayurgogoi: I have just seen the creations of Nicolas Marino-an Encyclopedia of different aspects o Life;some where he wrote he did not see TV more than 8 yrs--but his pictures are itself a British Library,More than a TV and proper documentation of life--from the Gold extractions in Africa in high temp like 55 degree -where camera switches get jammed though Pro-quality due to expansion in heat to the Roti wallas in India and old woman wearing a big reflected Spectacle to Etiopia's Green belt to Sahara to Post Processing of Images all are awesome--I request every DPR readers to go through these images --in Facebook,his personal blogs,flickr etc-to know our world better--how the Africans feel the people of UNITED STATES ETC--and how Egyptians spends a day through Smoking,Dominos etc--

Hope DPR will take us such amazing journeys -few yrs back I have met Dave en route to Tawang ,Arunachal Pradesh India--who later completed his journey through Bhutan to Nepal in search of Sambhala.

www.mushypea.net-

what a true encouragement you give me Mayur! I cannot thank you enough and I hope I can go to Assam one day to visit that extraordinary part of India I still don't know !

thank you !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
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BNapa: Nicolas,

Your photos are fantastic. Your road trip on a bike is nuts! But I admire your courage to go to these remote places with no trailing crew and support cast.
I hope you make your 140 country goal.

I envy you as this has been my dream. May the force be with you.

What I want to say to the nay sayers would get me booted from this forum. All I can say to them is try to do this and live to tell us about it.

I totally, 1000% agree with you on the bike trip to the heart of a culture. It makes sense. Having visited a few distant cultures, I can see how they would receive you differently and open up to you as opposed to a crew arriving in 4x4s and the Hollywood like circus.

Be safe and keep posting your unique images.

Thank you soo much for such kind comments! They really encourage me to keep going. I highly appreciate it. Thank you thank you thank you !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
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larrytusaz: (1) I like cycling as well, it's greatly adventurous. My Sony E mount is perfect for that. This guy taking his Nikon FX--right on.

(2) Thank goodness it wasn't another iPhone promotion.

(3) View it on mobile, otherwise--once again (sigh), next, next, next, next, ne......

(If I were King for a day, I'd eliminate that design throughout the entire WWW everywhere.)

Thanks a lot larry !

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Dylthedog: My two favourite pastimes combined much better than I ever have. What an amazing trip and thanks for your gift of sharing!

Thank you very much :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:39 UTC
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Expat Nomad: I've been lucky enough to travel slowly, to out of the way places myself, and can appreciate what is attractive about that.

Two things:
Congratulations - thank you for sharing images from, and the way of life experienced where very few people (from the "developed" world) will go. You'll be able to reflect on the images, and upon the people you met when you no longer can travel to them.

Also, you have managed to KEEP travelling in this manner, for a long period of time. That brings it's own challenges, but (IMO) allows continuity to think about your personal development, as there is always something new being experienced.

Thank you soo much ! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
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mononk: That's how I see photography for amateurs: a great mean to spend your free time, to live some of your dreams, and finally the possibility of sharing these moments with your entourage. Nicolas' photographs represent a big chunk of his life. Who cares if they are not technically perfect ? The time we spend discussing the new bells and whistles ad nauseam is wasted. Let's get out and "make" photographs with the best equipment in the world: OURS.

Thank you so much for your comment :) I pay attention to technicalities but I'm a lot more focused on the feel, the emotions, so I totally agree with you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
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alcaher: Great photography, someday i want to travel to so many countries and outdoors scenarios alone
i have to start saving some money.

Living in cities around walls and concrete its not healthy.

Thanks so much ! I have saved all my life, every penny I got to travel. Anyone can do it but you really have to want it :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
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rsf3127: I would not go to west Africa right now.

I'm on the way there, but I won't go to the ebola parts and I'm still deciding how to tackle Nigeria....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
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somen24in: Friend Nicolas ,
i am from India . i am amateur photographer , also member of dp review, so longtime ,

your photographs taken my heart , when i see your photographs , i know how much painful travel, living so i think fearful , but you take memorable photography , friend i give you Red salute & A standing ovation its from me to you by heart ,

somen bhowmik
24/e sree nath mukherjee lane,
kolkata [calcutta]

West Bengal
PIN[ZIP] -700030
India

Thank you so much my friend I am very happy that you feel that way. I would love to go back to Kolkata some day, I was there in 2001 and it changed my life !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
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ChicagoMike: Even my day dreaming self is in awe of Nicolas and his photography.

Thank you SO MUCH Mike !

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tinternaut: Absolutely beautiful. However, the engineer in me cringed at the thought of a single point of failure (the camera body) on the photography side.

Hi guys! thanks a lot for your comments.
I carry 3 spares of batteries which are most of the time enough to get me from one place with electricity to another. If I'm in a extreme need, then I am stingy with the LCD use and that's enough.
I thought about getting a Brunton solar charger but it was too expensive and too big and no real need for it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
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(unknown member): Great photography - and a testament to his attitude and personality that he can establish the trust and affinity with his subjects that is apparent in his photographs...

Thank you so much Joe!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:27 UTC
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dgc4rter: Can't help but admire this guy in the utmost. Travelling the world, taking incredible photos but he's definitely got what it takes and seems to strike up quite an affinity with his subjects in order to get "the shot".

He's ideal National Geographic material. They ought to sponsor him as one of their "Adventurers in Residence".

Thank you so much !! I feel your words are too big for me !! thank you !

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Peter Hayward: Sublime

THanks so much Peter !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
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