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On Father's family photos capture the delightful chaos of youth news story (159 comments in total)

This takes to his galleries. I could see myself buying a few of these prints when cash flow is better.
http://www.laboile.com/works.html

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:02 UTC as 48th comment
On Father's family photos capture the delightful chaos of youth news story (159 comments in total)

In the car and the last image are my favorites of the set. I already found myself going back to review them a few times. Just wonderful.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 51st comment
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AbrasiveReducer: Love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit they address things right away before major damage is done. Someone there is right on top of things. Maybe this will set an example and GM will admit the Corvair really is a dangerous car.

AbrasiveReducer was joking, the Corvair is a car American car from the 1960s.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes news story (75 comments in total)

I have great respect for the man. The amount of public pressure do to the revelations of photos and even video has changed dramatically over the last five years. Simply as cameras and social media have exploded.

But before these recent times it was only the prose and photojournalist we had and often still have to thank for our knowledge of what is really going on such as ballerinas murdered in the streets. And these men and women often loose their lives, families, and I am sure sometimes their minds in the process. Once the skill set of reportage in extremely dangerous surroundings is established it would be very hard to waste it and not do the important work.

If you read this sir, thank very much for your service.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 20th comment
On Adobe now offers Photoshop and Lightroom for everyone news story (625 comments in total)

The ease of reopening the image in raw as I go along as additional layers alone; was worth the $120. The Shake Reduction filter is subtle in most instances, best refining critical focus of hand held shots. Images mos of the way there but could use a bit more pop. The filters built in smoothing is better than going back into luminance reduction. Press Alt and click the Cancel button in the filter will reset it to its recommended settings for the given image. PS CC also seems a bit speedier than CS6 here and there. I like the idea of students being able to get their hands on skills rolling on the cheap, education is so terribly expensive these days. I gave a computer to a lady friend next door and she wants to learn a little Photoshopping, $120? Hmm yes, I think I just found her Christmas present.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 06:53 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)

The new scene has many well thought out elements, plenty of shadow opportunities when combined with the alternate light.

I would appreciate it if you would tell us the brand of the color wheels you used so we might buy one for ourselves, not all brands are the same.

One problem does persist though. Although I appreciate your including the four most common ethnicity, none of these people actually live their lives with a flash bulb in front of their face. Especially the white man's image, it is nearly worthless. Very few clients would pay for such blown out face shots. Just look at the forehead of the black gentleman it is ridiculous. The scene is large enough to accommodate 8 human subjects, older with lots of character wrinkles and varied skin tone would be advisable. I am curious if others feel the same. I would also of included the female image from the previous scene as so many of us remember the iris and lips so well in comparisons.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 21:45 UTC as 143rd comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (319 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sad Joe: 'Inconsistent autofocus in difficult conditions even after microadjustment' - for me this is the KILLER - sorry Sigma I won't be buying one....

I second this. A in article assessment of the focus consistency addressed via DP-AF in live view with the 70D seems a must. These two products are THE current hot news for APS-C. If the reviewer does do a follow up please PM me with a link to your results.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 21:03 UTC
On Editorial: Why Some People Hate Comments (And Why We Don't) news story (288 comments in total)

I have been impressed by how many badly started threads have turned around into productive conversation. Immature comments on honest inquiry of course happens, but is easily ignored.

I like skimming through the article comments. Its a bit different clientel than the dedicated product forums and sometimes I pick up something I wouldn't of known about.

My biggest gripe about forum users is weak generic titles people use. Some interesting threads are lost inside one or two word titles.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 19:51 UTC as 37th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)

Thanks for the fast work her guys and gals. I too am dying to see comparative DPAF with PDAF and the fast Sigma lenses. So add me to the chorus.
Blunty has shown the Sigma 18-35 1.8 works great with the 70D beta the Canon man let him fondle. But your estimate analysis will be much appreciated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDmnSUKSVas at the 7minutes 45 second mark.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 03:16 UTC as 245th comment
On IMG_2.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Finger and palm print visible in condensation pattern.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 22:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (493 comments in total)

No articulating screen, let alone a touch sensitive. Hello, anybody awake in there Nikon? I was ready to jump into a new system, but this offering just doesn't seem like a sincere effort. My money is more sincere by a large margin.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:27 UTC as 180th comment | 4 replies
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene news story (324 comments in total)

Photos are essential as they offer smooth & complex hue saturation and value.
The old man is ideal. The blown out female image is not as useful to me as there is absolutely no texture to her skin. Real women have texture, and so do the images of them. The lip area was also very useful part of the old scene. The child is adorable, but even if it is your own child or a paid (parent) model; I do think it is inappropriate to use a child for the intense viewing of thousands of strangers. I feel strongly on that point.

There is a lot to like about the scene, but do not finalize until you get lots of feedback from users and have implemented some of their suggestions. Such as adding back in shadow areas, that is a must for most folks.

Thank you for the effort.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 21:43 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

Glad to see the updates. Polls would be helpful, especially voting for user desired reviews of gear.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 00:37 UTC as 290th comment
On Photojournalists discuss the ethics of non-intervention news story (60 comments in total)

Its complicated.

If you haven't been in conflict you might not be equipped to follow through. If you are going to put yourself in the middle - give it up to a little skill, a heap of guts, and a whole boat load of chance; whether you walk away afterward, leave in an ambulance or meat-wagon or spend the rest of your life in prison. If you are willing to risk it all and the livelihood of your family then go in full gusto, like you REALLY bloody well mean it. That is my advise anyhow not as a journalist, but as a man that has proven he has too much in his pants and not enough in his head.

You could stare at the situation for thirty minutes and you might still not really know what is going on. But you will make your play or not in the first minute.

Like I said its complicated.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 08:21 UTC as 28th comment
On DxO Labs announces Optics Pro 7 with faster performance news story (167 comments in total)

DXO Suggestion page does not list Panasonic FZ cameras. Will they ever support the FZ150?

Dozens of users here on the forums have been
enjoying this camera already.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 21:30 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe admits using 'synthetic blur' image in deblur demo news story (97 comments in total)

Well, yep it was stupid beyond belief, just amazingly stupid they did that, and more than one person would need censure or dismissal. No that was not for comic effect. It was a cheat plain and simple or at least equals the same thing.

As for when such a thing would ship in PS*, I would imagine they would need specific highly classified data for each lens and or camera from each manufacturer. Even if a particular manufacturer was forth coming it wouldn't mean it would do as equally well as the other manufactures as they complied.

I think I will be buying another tripod or two before I see this in PS for most cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:24 UTC as 33rd comment
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structuresguy: This is exactly what I wanted when I bought my tablet. Can't wait for Nikon support.

My mistake gingerbread 2.3.4. The HC is too unstable to use, last time I checked.
Here is the link in case someone wonders.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1045018

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 05:34 UTC
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structuresguy: This is exactly what I wanted when I bought my tablet. Can't wait for Nikon support.

I pasted the link in. They worked fine. That looks sweet. Totally useful.

I'm running 2.6 Gingerbread and a Honeycomb Release candidate on my Nook Color. I move files about wirelessly. So maybe this could happen. Android developers are busy little beavers. By Christmas when I will likely buying my first Canon DSLR, this might be ironed out. Maybe...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 05:30 UTC
On Nikon 1 System First Impressions article (255 comments in total)

OK, I appreciate the article because the Nikon's rational for the system makes more sense now. Middle of the road product and services, although slight profit margins can mean the difference in having the cash reserves to survive in rough patches of years and or decades.

I am late in my decision process but if I was not I would be expending too much time on following this system. I am going to dismiss this offering entirely and that is fine as it is not for folks like me.

I was leaning toward them for a while. But if they don't have the Canon color accuracy nor an exclusive in quality at an interesting price point; this kind of roll out is frankly a bit irritating.

Nikon know their bottom line, but they are certainly moving further and further away from me.

I suspected this was brought forward as a hurry to beat a Canon announcement. With pros taking such a cool view, Canon could cancel those effort, no hurry now.

Anyhow that is what I am taking away from this.
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Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:33 UTC as 109th comment
On What we want in a macro shot – Background article (68 comments in total)

This is a particularly useful article. The com-positional theory would also be helpful in other forms. Such as nature sculptures. This reminds me of Bernini. He surrounded his masterpieces with complimentary but not over-powering elements.

On a humbler scale I am designing a pendant today and will reflect on your article while doing so.

The butterfly with similar colored background; is to my eyes brilliant. That is a marvelous use of DOF and a beautiful lively photograph.

Thank you my friend. i look forward to enjoying the series.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2011 at 02:08 UTC as 34th comment
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