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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (660 comments in total)

One of the nice features of the DPR traditional black background is that, in the evenings, when ambient lights are low, turning to (other) web pages one is blinded by the initial glaring white background...whereas DPR was easy on the eyes.
... Your comment about leaving "both types" available is obviously a temporary measure. Eventually it is unlikely that DPR will be supporting two versions. Do not dismiss the (apparent) outcry in favor of the black background - just because the DPR staff may have been enamored with their new look.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 02:26 UTC as 189th comment
On challenge Jump jet (3 comments in total)

To landscaper: Is it pictures of the aircraft that are of interest, or good photography of them?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Macro - Colours! (6 comments in total)

Sorry, but the host is posing an incredible burden. He has - by self-definition - no clue what "Macro" means, admits there is a greatly differing definition of the term, yet insists on using it in the Theme's title.
I suggest that if he does not know how to define something - it is left off.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 5th comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

I used a lot of Super-8 and Digital-8, but in retrospect why would one accept a resolution of about 280 lines, vs. the modern 4k is a mystery to me. Yes the Model T car was fine, but I now drive a fuel-injected electronic ignited BMW. As others suggested, April 1 is far away....

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
On article 4K video: What you need to know (286 comments in total)

Thank you for the "primer." The main thing I can see is that 4K (and its successors) will allow good quality "stills" out of 4K videos, thus doing away with still cameras - except for hard-core "artist-devotees" (like me?)
Your comment about "future-proofing your work" is well said, the problem is that, by the time the TV industry (consumer-grade) slowly switches to an even higher HD than the present one, the technology may be up to "16K" and we could have bought into an obsolete system.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 14:26 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

As I do the tourist thing, and try to photo the Eiffel Tower, it SELECTS the best shot of the Tower from its database & saves it instead. When I return home, I have the best possible shot(s) of all the popular sights I've been to.
No hassle, no "poor light conditions" no poor overlook, it's perfect!
So, just one more small step to be added (not merely refuse to click.)
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT can't wait for "Mark 2" (Or as Microsoft calls them: "Service Pack 2."

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 11:14 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Perforated in the Macro - Perforated challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations on a great idea and a first-class execution! Very impressive talent!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 16:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Landscape - with any camera except a Canon or Nikon (7 comments in total)

Let's have challenges omitting photos from Fuji and Olympus.
(.....see how ridiculous this concept of omitting two prominent cameras really is.) We should be challenging people, not machines!

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:17 UTC as 1st comment

If I were to walk into a National Forest, and then write and sell a poem based on my experience, does that mean I have violated their proposed rule?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 04:38 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies

If a monkey took over the wheel of a ship and ran it on the rocks, is the Captain free and clear and not responsible?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 03:32 UTC as 157th comment

So, is it OK for Wikimedia to steal the photo from the Monkey? Without a request, or a compensation? Is there no decency left? p.s. it looks like my cousin.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 03:28 UTC as 158th comment | 1 reply


Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 19:31 UTC as 13th comment
On Challenge:9691 (10 comments in total)

I always favored Marilyn Monroe as a great natural wonder....

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Out Of Bounds. in the A To Z - Letter O challenge (11 comments in total)

Exceptionally well done!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 8th comment
On photo Maintenance Please in the Macro - Rust and Corrosion challenge (1 comment in total)

Curious: A friend collects antique "patented" tools, and this looks like one. Is there a maker's name and year of manufacture?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 13:14 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (707 comments in total)

Does it come in "sky blue" color?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:48 UTC as 119th comment
On article Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review (72 comments in total)

There is an obvious market for $500 tripods, but I envision monster things that weigh a ton, extend to 3 meters and carry 2-3 large, heavy vidcams. Not simple small devices with three legs.
(I saw them at B&H in New York, with $3000+ pricetags.)
For $500 I would want, as a minimum, lifetime guarantee not only for defects, but accidents, theft, insurrections, and any other mishap in existence. Including, a motorized head, a racking device, auto-levelling, and someone to carry and set it up for me, every time I need it.
(My little, very light, expensive "$70" Gioto tripod with a milkbottle full of water hanging from it is very steady and seems to fit my particular need.)
.... but then again I am happy with my BMW, do not need a Bentley. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 9th comment
On Challenge:9160 (15 comments in total)
In reply to:

australopithecus: What is a Pilot Watch ?

Yep, I wear one of the original batch, bought in Geneva in 1969, when the American Astronauts wore the same on the Moon. You've got to wind it, of course!

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 04:58 UTC
On Challenge:9029 (9 comments in total)

A very narrow-ranged theme, obviously intended to give a particular "someone" a 1st Place. Sorry, but that seems to be the case. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it's.....a duck!

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 12:22 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Challenge:8881 (5 comments in total)

The rules contain several bullets which I find quite arrogant. especially the last one. I'm sure they are not intended as such, but let's not "lord it" over the DPR folks who contribute to these challenges.

Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 2nd comment
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