Wildbegonia

Wildbegonia

Lives in Japan Japan
Works as a Art Historian and Lisenced City Tour Guide
Joined on Jun 27, 2011
About me:

"Ethics is the difference between what you have the right to do, and what is right to do."

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Ron Poelman: Anyone needing a definition of Art vs Photography
need look no further.
Complete command of the Surreal as a tool.
Enough to make you sell your camera.
As a body of work, it does not get any better than this.

....'to sell your camera' or review your intended future purchases for that matter.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
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Dennis: I like these a lot. I would not call them "family portraits" any more than I'd call Julie Blackmon's photography "family portraits". I always wonder about stuff like that, particularly when looking at trendy wedding photography ... thinking that 40 years from now, when these kids look through their family portrait album, they'll be looking at pictures of themselves conducting chickens on a sculpture or looking up at trees in the fog ... just like 25 years after a wedding, looking back at a picture of the bride running down the middle of the street in the rain and looking back at the photographer, for absolutely no reason whatsoever other than to create a contrived photo. Don't get me wrong - like I said, I like these a lot. I think they just cross over from "family photos" into "photographic art using the family as models". I don't get the impression that any of these represent what the family actually DOES when not being asked to dress up and pose for dad.

Agree with mcshan, great point.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
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The Jacal: Wow, only twenty posts in...all the hate is unbelievable, get over yourselves.

True. Go figure.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 15:26 UTC

This is just another advertisement tool very commonly used by anyone facing market competition.To point out the not so advantageous aspect of a competitor's product is a gimmick used ever since Marketing/Advertisement became a profession. What I do not understand is why it becomes almost an offense to some consumers placing them on deffense mode.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 19:10 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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ulfie: This is truly a blantantly discriminatory piece of yellow journalism if I ever saw one! To belittle, to besmirch, to make fun of one's disability is ... well criminal, at least in the US. Has Olympus no decency, no morals? I hope all DSLR-Arm victims will unite and file a class-action, discrimination lawsuit ASAP. J. Ulfie, J.D.
P.S. I'll handle your case for half price if you phone me immediately. Satisfaction guaranteed.

This is just another advertisement tool very commonly used by anyone facing market competition.To point out the not so advantageous aspect of a competitor's product is a gimmick used ever since Marketing/Advertisement became a profession. What I do not understand is why it becomes almost so offensive to some consumers.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
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Caerolle: I actually just bought $2000 worth of m4/3 gear, almost all Olympus, so I am no hater. However, I find this kind of snide, sarcastic, sneering approach disgusting. I would rather Olympus promoted the positive things about their products (of which there are a lot), rather than insulting people who use something else. Not sure that is going to convince people to change. Like those Mac vs PC spots only made me see Apple as more arrogant and pretentious than I already did, and those Windows Phone and Windows tablet ads made me even less likely to buy those products, too.

This is just another advertisement tool very commonly used by anyone facing market competition.To point out the not so advantageous aspect of a competitor's product is a gimmick used ever since Marketing/Advertisement became a profession. What I do not understand is why it becomes almost so offensive to some consumers.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
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KonstantinosK: But, but... Does it offer a cure for DSL-Arm lengthening? Will my arm get short back to normal after I switch to Olympus? If not, this all is a fraud.

I will not go as far as saying is a fraud but, yes, false advertisement...0_<

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
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justmeMN: Olympus owners suffer from Small Sensor Syndrome. :-) All of their friends have bigger sensors than they do, and it's just embarrassing. They've tried those sensor enhancement products that you can buy on the internet, but none of them worked. :-)

Barthy,
And that applies to all aspects of life....

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 18:51 UTC
On Bubbles in the Bubbles in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you very much Ruth.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 17:04 UTC as 1st comment
On My Home in the Animal Homes In Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
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oldfogey: Lots of "environmental" shots but not many "homes".

Agree!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 06:01 UTC
On bubble blower in the Bubbles in Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 05:47 UTC as 5th comment
On blowing bubbles in the Bubbles in Nature challenge (6 comments in total)

Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 05:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On Alligator Blowing Bubbles in the Bubbles in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 05:45 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Mont-Tremblant Bubbles 8446 DP in the Bubbles in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

I like it.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 05:44 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On My breakfast in the Around breakfast challenge (1 comment in total)

A very nice photo.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 18:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Holliday Breakfest in the Around breakfast challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice! I will say it is 'office' breakfast!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 18:00 UTC as 1st comment
On morning coffee in the An Image challenge (6 comments in total)

Indeed classic! Not a surprise. Congrats.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 06:08 UTC as 4th comment
On Stairs challenge (9 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: Well I'll be, I had no idea that it was that popular. If people like it that much, perhaps I will do it again some time - just kidding.

Good! We love stairs!
Here are some of the ghosts of challenges past:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=756973&View=Results&Rows=25

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=660651

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=756973&View=Results&Rows=25

But as you will read on the rules, some restrictions are necessary or else we will see the same photos over and boringly over again.
As one host states: "Only unique photos please. Do NOT submit photos that half the world has taken!"
I suggest to be more specific as lets say 'not previously winning entries allowed or previously submitted entries..."
Oh! Yes! No entries with title 'Stairs or stairway to Heaven' or the likes, it is over used and shows lack of effort. Can't wait to see photos of 'Stairways descent to Hell' for a change. There you have an idea for a future challenge on stairs!
Just a thought.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On Stairs challenge (9 comments in total)

This is a forever popular subject. Is it not?

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 03:44 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Shoe from an insect's perspective in the Shoes at ground level challenge (5 comments in total)
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ms18: This deserve a win..

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Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 03:22 UTC
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