Wow just looked at this previously posted video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juM46ny1WhM&feature=youtu.be
This has been the clearest pointer yet to why the financial structures of the world are at the moment. Truly unbelievable that guys like this can be in charge of our futures in that respect. They make politicians look clever and if that is so something is seriously wrong. It is a great video demonstrating the lack of any community commitment to bettering peoples lives and shows pure true unadulterated greed and any kind of trust, truth and honesty.
Big no from me,I cannot afford this type of on going payment. I got Cs4 and Cs6 at a time when there was bit of spare cash, which can happen occasionally.I cannot sensibly commit to monthly payments for something like this which is not actually needed. I am one of those who has Cs because it is there and it is a treat. Not because I have too. Do not get me wrong it is a wonderful bit of kit, but I need water, food and some of the utilities. This is a luxury, a hobby and as we all know we need to make choices with the little spare cash we have. Reality is more and more of those making this type of decision are paid very very well and they seriously do not understand, are out of touch,especially at this time as most peoples household income is being squeezed, this amount being asked for from Adobe is not trivial. Usually if you buy a utility on a monthly plan the price drops dramatically, as there is certainty for the supplier. That in itself rings alarm bells on this decision
Horshack: The good news for Adobe is they have a near-monopoly in creative software tools. The bad news is their monopoly is in a discretionary market, where consumers aren't compelled to use their product and can do without. Adobe doesn't appear to be aware of this distinction but they soon will be.
you are correct that many use it because it is there at a reasonable price. Now people will only use it if they have too and that is a huge difference, as they will find ways not to use it.People are not as stupid and as well off for money as many of these corporate decision mackers believe others to be.
shaocaholica: Can someone explain why when first party camera makers started making wireless flashes years ago they didn't just go straight to radio controlled? Was there some tech barrier?
I think probably legislation on using radio signals in certain parts of the world.
Well done d c very nice image.
Ruth is that a scientific evaluation? Or weird generality. ;-)
Thanks cmantx. Luck in a way in that when I arrived with grey cloud the sun was shining beams of light onto Plymouth Sound. I say luck as I have been there twice since and not had anything to memorable to photograph out at sea.
Very little I used a Lee grad filter and darkroom technique in cs6.
super image I gave it a five if I remember correctly.The composition the tones and not being overly polished was the attraction.
Updated here . All seems fine.
OldArrow: Simon... I'm more concerned about people who dish out 0.5's and 5's and often nothing inbetween. They add their total lack of criteria to the works, with zero considerations for things like elemental layout, tonal scale, overkill post-processing, rule-of-thirds, story flow... Not to mention the fact that the 1st placed work here shouldn't have been voted upon at all, since it was revealed that it wasn't in line with the rules but has not been DQ'd. It is as if a rider would took a shortcut across the hippodrome to arrive first, instead of riding the track like the rest ;)
YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE VOTING? I have noticed one image which is from a member who has another image that won a challenge. The other winning challenge image is used on a sony lap top advert. Either the member has had the image published and made a nice sum from sony or????? I'll leave it to your imaginations. So yes dont take these challenges as Simon says as anything other than fun. Dpr cannot be that daft and must know the whiole sale cheating that is going on. Took me five minutes to find out what I did.
A good metaphor for feeliling sick?
Maybe someone needed the bricks for something else?
Not to sure about this image. More contrast for me would have brought it out a bit more.
Ditto, good framing and sense of fun.
I wonder if you ould have captured mor of the tree in the top left to make more of a frame?
I get the impression of the morning sun rather than a diamond. That said I had an hugely enjoyable time in Bombay many years ago. Loved the place.
Great subject matter the pig being full of chararcter as an animal. You have captured the sleepy moment very well. Think there could have been other better possibilties yet I was not there so do not really know. Shame about the watermark, does not add anything positive to the image, rather obscures it.
The watermark is a bit annoying, I dont see the magic. It aybe the magic was there in the flesh But I cannot see,nor does the image invoke a magical feel. I do like the composition.
It captured solitude for me, rather than speed.