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Tan68

Tan68

Lives in United States Western Slope, CO, United States
Joined on Oct 5, 2008

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sh10453: Doubtful claim, especially "breaking the granite" part.
If that part wasn't there, one could say "maybe", and that the owner got lucky that the hood is what hit the ground and absorbed all the energy from the fall.
The added spice made the story less believable.

I believe the granite could break. Looks like veneer rather than a thick piece and there is a lip extending over the full thickness of the pool.. curb?

Anyway, he was lucky to have hit both the hood and lip. Both combined to cushion the fall.

As far as the camera breaking the rock.. the force of my t-shirt broke a piece of cement off with no damage to the shirt.

I will admit my shirt needed to be washed, but a small piece of cement was ripped from a concrete retaining wall at a hydroelectric plant.. wool is truly remarkable. Still, not going to try bullets :^|

- okay, cement aint granite, but my shirt aint a Leica, either !

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 15:22 UTC
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ShoppingBoy: Here's a thought...join the real world.

Thanks for the correction, man.

Some people shopping with dollars got to be upset about stuff even when it don't involve their currency.

I don't mean Australian or Canadian dollars. Costa Ricans are just as happy with US dollars, but I don't mean them. I imagine shoppingboy uses USD :^(

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
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mailman88: For the record.....Princess Diana was chased by the paparazzi and was killed. So the Royal Family has the right to be concerned over their safety.
Hey paparazzi...no more hiding in garbage cans. Hiding in sand dunes and using decoy children.
Show some class!

dirt deed dug dung deep

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
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ShoppingBoy: Here's a thought...join the real world.

Joining the real world means accepting the pappas ?

Or, joining the real world will make them no longer desirable pappa targets, yeah? What could make them better targets than to drive a Fiesta to their job at Marks & Sparks...?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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Macx: That does seem like an unnecessarily harsh way to dump someone.

On the continuum of 'dump', you got 'dump with retardant' < 'dump' > 'dump with accelerant'

In the middle is indifference and that is painful.
On the right, no one likes to be dumped on FB (for instance...)

'Dumped with retardant' is when the dumping party sets the dumped party up with a friend. That isn't so bad...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: A very pretentious article.

Yeah, when I wake up tomorrow morning in my sixteenth floor apartment in downtown Shanghai, I'll just casually sit up, pull out my camera, and snap a photo of a flipping ice cave.

Every single one of those images took effort to get to. If you've flown fifteen hours to get to ICELAND, whether or not you had to hike all day is irrelevant. You've spent a great damned deal of effort to get the shot.

Not so much a 15 hour flight.

You have to be quite lucky to get good shots when you make one trip to a place.. Add to that trying to tour the place and see different things.

Few will go to Iceland (or anywhere) and camp in one spot for good/perfect/better conditions/location.

Best is to visit places and be familiar with them.
This means multiple 15 hr flights :^)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:58 UTC
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joelakeland: Wow, this has to be amongst the worse articles ever posted on DPR, reading about some suffering persnickety photobug who thinks he walks amongst the clouds.

I like alliteration...

I believe he thinks my photography can be as good shootin' the shoe surfing the surface road as it is shootin' the snaefellsness.

Or, he is telling me if I take pants pics in the city park, I will likely take the same quality image in Manuel Antonio NP.

He may have a point.
Shoulda bought a Corvette :^(

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)
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Kaso: Yeah, those scenes look quite familiar. They are there, along my daily commute route. One of these days, when traffic is terribly congested, I'm gonna stop and take a few quick snaps of hills and boulders and caves and creeks and fields. No efforts. No travels. Just plain high-quality photography.

Philosophical pixels, anyone?

chkproductions, don't you know it !

Try hunting the wilds of suburban Kansas City

A photo journal of a blown out left-foot tennis shoe making its way across an 8 lane intersection just aint cover material :^(

PS
damn thing never made it
i think it fell prey to a street sweeper

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:34 UTC
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)
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Horshack: As proof that landscape photography is not about "all to get to a unique location and be one of the first to shoot it":

"If you'd like to experience and shoot some of the most fascinating landscapes on earth with Erez as your guide, you're welcome to take a look at his unique photography workshops around the world:

Land of Ice - Southern Iceland - view trailer
Winter Paradise - Northern Iceland - view trailer
Northern Spirits - Lofoten Islands
Giants of the Andes and Fitz Roy Annex - Patagonia
Ends of the Earth - Bolivia"

See, unique locations aren't required :)

I imagine the article was written in good faith. The fellow had a thought that he would share with others and he has expected this to be inspirational.

Or, at least, a consolation :^)

As I wrote earlier, I suspect he is in good health and is able to travel. Appears he is lucky enough to combine work and travel.

Some people can't get time off without pay to travel let alone paid vacation time to visit places far from home. Winter Park, FL has to double for Winter Paradise, IS. wonderful :^|

I have traveled around the US for work and combined some attractive locations with long weekends. I could just as well tell people that visiting west MT and WY or southern UT or CO or FL or ME aren't necessary for good photos.. but it sure was nice to be able to do this while being compensated. Pictures. great/fine/whatever. I got to see stuff :^)

Anyway, I think the article is well intended.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
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joelakeland: Wow, this has to be amongst the worse articles ever posted on DPR, reading about some suffering persnickety photobug who thinks he walks amongst the clouds.

persnickety photobug purporting to perambulate

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:15 UTC
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I hope this article is not a metaphor for love. After all, faint heart never weds fair lass :^|

'Suffering' is relative. A sufferage to one is an enjoyment to another. Not all suffering is physical...

As pointed out, even visiting some places different to home may involve suffer.. sacrifice. Either beans and rice for supper or no Corvette. Something must be foregone to make the pilgrimages.

However, a little of either exertion or sacrifice makes things easier and that is a fact. Take a photo from either an overlook or from the foot of the falls itself. The second is still exertion and, depending on the health of the person, may be significant. Sacrifice to travel to a location where there are simply photogenic things...

My tenet has been to just be personally unique. Find a thing that is mine. I never thought much about burning calories...

The article is written by a person in good health who is also able to travel :^)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:04 UTC as 53rd comment
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halfwaythere: Hopeless guy shooting with inferior Canon equipment this day and age. Just imagine how better this image would've been with a Sony sensor-ed camera.

Different softwares produce different effects at clipping. It is possible the same images could look different with different RAW converter.

But, maybe he didn't use RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
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Valiant Thor: Depends on how long you're planning for your lifetime to be.

Yes, I saw a miniature of this yesterday.. The area where the sun had broken through was smaller. But there was a double rainbow and I even saw a nice lightening through the dark clouds.

Only had view of neighbors house across the street... I like the light around here but not much of interest in my view.

I imagine Las Vegas makes the image special and I would have to live a couple lifetimes to accomplish a LV sunset photo; I don't really see me as a LV visitor :^|

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 14:33 UTC
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technocamper: Move the power switch away from the shutter button, it's annoying.

patient.. or just what you end up being used to using :^)

+ glad my sense of humor is okay; i don't mean any harm.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
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technocamper: Move the power switch away from the shutter button, it's annoying.

I haven't ever inadvertently turned my camera off. Haven't ever accidentally turned it on.. While it is possible this could happen, I don't think it is that common occurrence.

So, in order to not be a cliche, here is another thing the on/off switch at shutter button does:

It can be set to do a couple different things if the on/off is rotated.. beyond the 'on' spot. When it is rotated, it acts as a momentary switch and, when released, a spring returns it to the 'on' position.

It can be set to stop the lens down to check DOF or it can be used to take a picture that is not stored to SD card. This second is very useful for chimpers as test images aren't stored to card so there is no need to later delete them.

Anyway, having the on/off at the fingertip is nice but I like these other features. I suppose on/off could be at the bottom of the lens mount with the momentary switch still at shutter button, but why move it. I like my cliches.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 17:49 UTC
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KL Matt: I wonder if there is a product safety issue here (risk of fire or battery explosion). Otherwise why this wording(emphasis mine): "*should* call ... even if the product appears to be functioning properly...."

I don't think too much s.. should be read into the use of 'should'. Here, I take 'should' to be 'we recommend'

When documents are prepared in a way to be all official and/or legal, there is a difference between 'should' and 'shall'.

Of course, Ricoh can't require people to send in a camera and 'shall' would have no teeth, if used. Still, I think if there was any serious (other than annoyance) reason to send the camera in, there would be some more specific mention of it.. no mention of fire, then likely no risk of fire.

+ i think the recommendation to send the camera in even if it functions properly has no sinister meaning.. some defects present immediately and if it aint there then there is no worry. Some defects may manifest at a later date.. this must be the latter type of defect so Ricoh recommends sending the camera in as a prophylactic measure...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 09:40 UTC
On Baptismal Font photo in Tan68's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Basilica St. Ursula in Köln

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 23:29 UTC as 1st comment
On Fish Tails in the What were they thinking? challenge (3 comments in total)

Should be an album cover for.. some album.

+ looks like more than three fish in there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 3rd comment
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photo perzon: Does the flash bounce?

I believe it was born to do this.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
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Franz Weber: Is the promblem solved, that the Rx100 turns off when the viewfinder is closed to be stored back in position?

i imagine press and hold power button while closing the viewfinder

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:21 UTC
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