JohnK

JohnK

Lives in United States New York City, United States
Works as a Artist
Has a website at www.johnkennyphotos.com
Joined on Mar 22, 2001
About me:

"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction."
-Mark Twain

Comments

Total: 12, showing: 1 – 12
On Cat on a Shelf in the Domestic Animals challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

JamesD28: A lovely take on a common pet. Congratulations on winning. :)

Thanks JamesD28, it's fun to win!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:34 UTC
On Robin's Rest, on Fire Island, NY in the signage challenge (1 comment in total)

The date of this photo is 2001, sorry for the error!
JK

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 23:41 UTC as 1st comment
On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)
In reply to:

Samuel Dilworth: I can’t predict the future, but I can tell you a universal problem with today’s cameras: they are pointlessly complex. I had great hopes the Df would offer another way, but if anything it’s worse.

The first company to make a genuinely simple, enthusiast-orientated, high-quality, fairly priced camera will have to beat people off its doorstep. Or me, at any rate.

I hugely enjoyed this series of interviews, but I was disappointed that the need for simplicity and reversal of feature bloat – which seem very urgent problems to me in 2014 – were not talked about by DPReview or the manufacturers.

"Even though I can’t report on exactly what was said, rest assured that your feedback is hugely important to senior figures within these companies." What that says to me is that dpreview is getting too cosy with the manufacturers. dpreview belongs squarely on the side of the consumer, otherwise it will become irrelevant. This type of, patronizing, secret palsy-walsy collusion does not rest or assure me at all. In fact, it recalls LL's face plant after a wine and dine in Solms when Leica was releasing the M8.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
In reply to:

Didier Quan: Hi

Is it only one chair, or several chairs are OK ?

Thanks

My entry We Three Kings was disqualified for having more than one chair in the picture. However, I see that there are other photos in the challenge with more than one chair, such as "End of Season" which has chairs, "Serenity" which has two chairs and "Have a Seat" which has 7 chairs, so why is my photo disqualified when those others are not?
Just curious,
JohnK

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)

Irrelevant, IMO few care what is written in Time Magazine!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On _DSC03009 in the RED challenge (1 comment in total)

It was not F1, it was F8!
JohnK

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Cat Composite 2s in the My best picture this week challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Congratulations, You have succeeded in shooting this montage on 24th May, 2014!!!

Thanks for pointing that out! *resetting camera* :)

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 15:53 UTC

Revolting, IMO, working for free for a big company, deluded if theses companies think people will do this stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Fixing something that wasn't broken.

1. Pop-ups. I'm not a fan of the pop-ups when hovering over a thread on a main forum page. Too many pop-ups on dpreview already, IMO. Distracting and discontinuous, IMO.
2. Member names missing from front forum pages: I miss being able to see the member's name so I can decide if I want to open a thread.
3. Ignore list: I liked having the threads from users on my ignore list separated, in gray at bottom of page. Mixing them in is less efficient, IMO.

May I ask who are these changes for? Who asked for this? Aren't there enough members and forum visitors already? Is the thinking that more people will come to dpreview if it's flashier and more "fun"? I think the new look ''dumbs down" dpreview for the short attention span crowd. IMO the overall affect of the new dpreview is schizophrenic and thus harder to find information. Oh well, I've spent too much time here anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:57 UTC as 205th comment | 1 reply
On SDIM0309 b in the Sigma-Foveon does Black and White challenge (3 comments in total)

This photo has a strong atmosphere for me. I like the overall pattern as well. Very nice, IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 18:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On Chesapeake Bay Sunset in the Sigma-Foveon does Black and White challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks, I enjoyed taking this photo and post processing it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 18:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Chesapeake Bay Sunset in the Sigma-Foveon does Black and White challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks, I quite agree: limitation of being in a boat. Still, it has something, offbeat.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 18:04 UTC as 2nd comment
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