taotoo

taotoo

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On Mont Ste. Michel in the Rock Pillars challenge (9 comments in total)
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taotoo: I see more than a building..

I probably shouldn't mention the far wall...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 17:32 UTC
On Mont Ste. Michel in the Rock Pillars challenge (9 comments in total)

I see more than a building..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 13:07 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On eyes of hunger in the To Save a Child challenge (4 comments in total)

More like the "eyes of resentment of the comfortable guy with camera who'd sooner exploit me than buy me some food".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 22:12 UTC as 1st comment
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balios: How many people did those photos and the ad campaign help? How many people did this article on DPreview help? None directly. But it raised awareness of the issues, just like "liking" a Facebook page does. Not everyone has the time, money, or desire to help every good cause in the world. But by helping to spread the word then maybe somebody who does will get the message.

"spread what word ?
That people are suffering ? We know already.
We just can't be bothered to actually do anything about that.
In fact we need charities, not to help people but to show how much we care.
We need them for the tax breaks they offer."

Nail on the head.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 22:52 UTC
On Sunflowers in the Yellow Flowers challenge (9 comments in total)

The disparity between the (overly) processed flowers and natural sky is jarring. Even more so than the flouting of the rules.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 22:10 UTC as 1st comment
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Stacey_K: Imagine how small the likelihood of these being preserved in a digital format would have been. Does anyone actually believe the digital files we have today will still exist or be readable in 50 years?

Today these photos would be insignificant as they would be dozens out of millions.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 22:14 UTC
On CEMETERY PATH, SPARTI, DEN KSERO, 1985 in the Architecture (Color only) challenge (5 comments in total)

That's a beauty

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 21:33 UTC as 4th comment
On Ford V8 Fire truck in the Trucks in HDR challenge (1 comment in total)

In a different league to the winner.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 13:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Early morning at Prasat Suor Prat in the cambodia 3 of 4: Angkor Wat only challenge (11 comments in total)

Very nice, feel like my screen isn't big enough to do it justice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 13:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On "End of the Road" in Homer Alaska in the Trucks in HDR challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice shot, though the HDR perhaps a bit too subtle for my tastes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 13:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On A Beautiful Grandma in the A story behind: Beautiful challenge (7 comments in total)

It's a really nice shot but I'm distracted by the degree of processing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 08:52 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies

Looks like it should have been discontinued in 1984.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 08:30 UTC as 80th comment
On Wellsville, PA Rodeo in the Magazine editorial: Cowpokes challenge (6 comments in total)

Makes me ashamed to be a human.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 21:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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Julian: Tatoo - I really think you don't understand what motivates this kind of photograph at all. Perhaps you think its best that the public don't get to learn about the plight of these 2 dead children, that we don't get to learn about the dire situation that lead to their deaths, that we remain ignorant?

Well she would be keen to point that out wouldn't she...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:00 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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Julian: Tatoo - I really think you don't understand what motivates this kind of photograph at all. Perhaps you think its best that the public don't get to learn about the plight of these 2 dead children, that we don't get to learn about the dire situation that lead to their deaths, that we remain ignorant?

I would argue that i do indeed understand what motivates this kind of photograph. Our primary interest is ourselves. The common reasoning you've given is simply a story invented by the mind in order to justify our actions as being 'good'.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 08:44 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)

Bet those two dead children would be overjoyed to learn some photographer is furthering their career on the back of their corpses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 07:54 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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duqov: Can somebody point me to a website/formula where I could calculate which aperture I need if I want: 1) 1/2.3 sensor, 2) equivalent of 85mm FF view angle and 3) equivalent of 85mm FF, f=2.0 depth of field? Would it be about f=0.2? How big would such glass be? Still smaller than FF 85mm f=2.0 Why is nobody making such things?

Maybe it's too hard to bend the light that much.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 17:08 UTC
On Take Off in the UFO challenge (4 comments in total)

Really like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 08:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 comments in total)
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taotoo: I thought this was a very well written article. Seemingly gone are the days of rating cameras on the numbers that they produce in a laboratory. Great efforts are made to explain that an individual's specific circumstances may make any or all of these cameras a good or poor choice for them. Well done DPReview.

Now what I would like to see is a massive diagram illustrating the depth of field obtainable in real world situations with various classes of camera/lens, from 3x compacts to full frame cameras with fast telephoto lenses. Just like the photos on the first page, but with many more cameras. It can be 5000 pixels high if necessary. We need to see that if your particular requirements are to photograph your kid at 10 metres with a wall 2 metres further afield, e.g. f/2.5 or f/4.0 on a small sensor are much of a muchness. EDIT: and what you really want is a FF camera with a 135mm f/2.0 lens.

Nice article, but what I am looking for is real world examples with a variety of cameras. It could also include low light indoor photography too. The idea is somebody might think if they get a compact with a f/2.0 lens all their problems will be solved, when in reality they may still be struggling..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 07:23 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 comments in total)
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topstuff: Having been through a similar selection process myself, I chose the Sony RX100.

Oh my, it is better than I ever imagined.

All the hype around the RX100 is IMO justified. I have printed out decent sized prints that are better than files taken with a Nikon D300 a couple of years ago.

A truly outstanding camera.

Try taking a photo of a dog running around with it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 21:19 UTC
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