Michael Jardine

Michael Jardine

Lives in United States Harper's Hill, WA, United States
Works as a Software developer and published author
Has a website at http://www.Qamera.com
Joined on May 17, 2005
About me:

See the world. It's a pretty amazing place and it's filled with good. Observe. Take some pictures. Write about it. Publish, or share in other ways.

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salsaguy: good capture. background is a bit distracting though

Totally. I could have given it reduced clarity in LR but I think that would have looked 'too edited'.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
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salsaguy: nice capture of a sad story. would have maybe cropped in a little more though to focus on him though.

Thanks! Yes maybe crop the top and bottom. I don't want to go too tight because I like showing the overall context of the photo.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (465 comments in total)

Just to put things in perspective, the cost - at least here in the U.S. - is $10/month compared to an average of $40+ per month for a simple cell phone. For people in the enterprise space - defined as 'my livelihood pretty much depends on it' - the price is a steal. Enterprise software typically runs $40~100/month (I pay that for basic project management software for my business). For the rest of us hobbyists and amateurs who spend probably $2,000 a year on cameras and gear, what is $10/month? Particularly when so much of the visual equation is moving from the hardware end to the software end?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
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Michael Jardine: The lotus is the national flower of Vietnam and my photo (which was DQ'd) was, I'm told, a lotus.

Thanks, I didn't really like the shot and, to me, it looked the same as most of the other submissions so I did not re-submit. Appreciate your response. I'll be back for the Plumeria/Cham challenge :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On Misty Heaven in the July sky challenge (2 comments in total)

Not sure if this is a sky photo but you should submit this to Patagonia.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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Michael Jardine: The lotus is the national flower of Vietnam and my photo (which was DQ'd) was, I'm told, a lotus.

Thanks Ruth, yes I looked it up I don't really have any compelling water lillies - it's really hard to differentiate these, photographically. Think I'll sit this one out.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:43 UTC

The lotus is the national flower of Vietnam and my photo (which was DQ'd) was, I'm told, a lotus.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 04:36 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
On Hidden waterfall in the Hidden Waterfalls challenge (2 comments in total)
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ekidhardt2: Man I'd so give you 5 stars if you took this with a better camera :)

It's fun to shoot with one hand tied behind your back ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 20:49 UTC

Thanks. I actually desaturated a bit and also decreased the blue luminance slightly, otherwise it would have appeared brighter than how I remembered it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 20:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (125 comments in total)
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Michael Jardine: I'm entertained by the fast and furious flurry of negative comments here. Personally, I think we're seeing the beginning of the end of the DSLR.

tkblsc, that's an excellent comment and I agree with you - but that does not change my feeling. Just because the two technologies are at different ends of the spectrum (today) does not mean they will not have any influence over each other. Even now, we are seeing substantial migration from the APSC-DSLR to Mirrorless and although size is the driver, price is also becoming relevant to that choice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 04:22 UTC
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (125 comments in total)
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Roch974: Apple must have shares in DXO; What a pity for not opening DXO one for all smartphones. A device that will go in the garbage quickly!

It's called MVP

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (125 comments in total)

I'm entertained by the fast and furious flurry of negative comments here. Personally, I think we're seeing the beginning of the end of the DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 02:14 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (125 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Seems like they missed an opportunity by not also including wi-fi. I get the benefit of direct connection, but wi-fi would open it up to more platforms as well as provide more creative use options on the iphone.

iPhone has all the connections that the One needs. Wifi, 3G, Social networks, etc. It's beautiful in its simplicity.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 02:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)

These are great looking cameras but for practically the same size you can get greater flexibility with the Olympus E-PL7 or Panasonic DMC-GM5, both of which offer interchangeable lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 18:58 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: I can sort of understand the conclusion here, since it took me a week or two to get my E-M10 set up to how I liked using it. But now it is, I'm extremely happy. Everything is just how I want it. Okay, so I spent nearly two hours trying to find something in the menu once, but you get over these things. And so will the average user. If you're the sort that likes setting things, you will be able to figure out even how to set up an Olympus camera.

Luckily for you, you can set the EM-10's external dials to work like a DSLR, so you should rarely need to to into the menu :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: I can sort of understand the conclusion here, since it took me a week or two to get my E-M10 set up to how I liked using it. But now it is, I'm extremely happy. Everything is just how I want it. Okay, so I spent nearly two hours trying to find something in the menu once, but you get over these things. And so will the average user. If you're the sort that likes setting things, you will be able to figure out even how to set up an Olympus camera.

"If one menu system existed that was so universally easy to use that nobody ever needed to adapt it or change it, you'd think some camera maker would have created that by now." - Qamera.com

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 06:50 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)
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joe6pack: flip-down is only good for hand holding. You cannot put the camera on a table and take group-photos like flip-up cameras.

Think outside the box. Turn it sideways and all problems are solved.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 06:28 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)
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joe6pack: flip-down is only good for hand holding. You cannot put the camera on a table and take group-photos like flip-up cameras.

True but that's what your iPhone is for.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 20:59 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)

Two more dials, is all it needs. One for exposure compensation, one for shutter/aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 06:12 UTC as 128th comment
On _DSC3730-2 photo in Michael Jardine's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Shanghai. Crazy city.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 21:21 UTC as 1st comment
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