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On photo Symmetrical Stairway in the Using a structure: Changing levels challenge (4 comments in total)
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papa natas: I was convinced that this was an Escher's World evocative.
I couldn't find the way of those stairs until I noticed the man's ghost image.
Great image!!

It looks to me like a woman in a blue skirt. I wonder if she was nervous about someone below her shooting upwards! Nice photo!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 18:12 UTC
On photo i-JxM2qhT-X3 in brentbrent's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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Osa25: This is a nice composition, but the focus point ? Seems like it is focused on her bicep and not the face?

Yeah, it might be off, though I think her near eye is close to in-focus. If I recall correctly, I posted this just in response to someone's question to show the extent to which the background could be blurred with the 15mm lens wide open, not as an example of a great photo.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 19:16 UTC

The Panasonic registration page requires one to select the camera model from a drop-down list, and that list does not yet include the G7, so it is impossible to register online.

In response to Schweikert, there is an "internal serial number" programmed into the camera firmware, but it is not the same as the external serial number. For more info, scroll down to my long post on this page:

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 19:33 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated (42 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Shame they removed IBIS.

GX7 IBIS is certainly better than none when shooting with a non-stabillized lens, but it's not as good as current Olympus IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
On challenge Rainy day - Black and White (22 comments in total)
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JimW-203: I may be totally missing the mark here, but I cannot understand why only one entry for this challenge? Also, most of the comments thus far have only heaped ridicule on the concept of those who have ever used film and might believe that non-digital images are, by their very nature, worthless or trivial at best. It seems many forget that without film photography there would probably never be digital photography. The entire photographic esthetic and language of photographic criticism has evolved from those who used film (at least a solid, finite sensitized medium such as metal or glass plates or film.)
For those who can't get their head around how to post - they make scanners, don't they?

I don't think it's obvious at all. It's a digital photo review web site. Fine if you want to limit it to film, but I'd suggest future challenges say clearly near the top, "Film images only, no digital images."

Regardless, I don't see how the lack of clarity in this regard has resulted in a lack of entries. It's more likely that most people would have to reach back lots of years to find a rainy image, if they have a film image at all, and many of those probably don't think it's worth the hassle to look and scan it.

So I view the current single entry as simply reflective of market economics. There aren't many members here who will dig up and post film images for a challenge like this. It's not due to ridicule of film, nor to ambiguity in the instructions.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
On photo To the top in the Winter people challenge (2 comments in total)
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Jerlad: Congrats for your 3rd place !
I really liked your picture that reminds me some winter memories.
I wish you could have been 1st !

Thanks! There's nothing like backcountry skiing!

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
On photo eagle splash w/o flash in the Splash with no flash challenge (3 comments in total)

Each shot is great. Together, wow!

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 01:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (453 comments in total)
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FrankS009: The comment about the GM5 sensor being "dated" frankly confuses me. What is the criteria being used? Date of introduction? Number of megapixels? ISO performance?

It appears that the reviewer is all about the number of pixels. It's that "my amp goes to eleven!" mindset. If you really need more than 16MP, go ahead and buy a Nikon D810.

Sixteen MP is sufficient for me, and in particular for this sensor size (which gives the benefit of much smaller and lighter lenses). This sensor (I have a GX7) is relatively new and really quite good. So, yeah, that part of this review is, IMO, a bit lame.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:32 UTC
On photo Plaza del Sol, Madrid protests in the Je suis Charlie challenge (2 comments in total)

Heh, I wonder whether he ALWAYS wears that sign!
What does Espabilar coño mean?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 22:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On Connect post Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS (75 comments in total)
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Khazaad: Having a Note 3 I feel oddly satisfied that the 4 is underwhelming. Extended validation for keeping what you already have feels like a relief sometimes.

Yeah, I have no desire to upgrade phones every year, or every two years for that matter. I do find enough in the Note 4 to upgrade from my Note 2, though, including Sprint tri-band LTE for data, better screen, better camera, and some of the other improvements. The Note 3 was not compelling for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
On photo Y for Yoga in the A To Z - Letter Y challenge (6 comments in total)

Another win for a nice image!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 01:28 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Chihuly glass in lily pond in the Four Thirds Sensor Challenge challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks! Yes, I'm a big fan of the Panasonic 20mm lens: small, fast, and very good IQ, at a reasonable price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Up first, then down in the Tracks in the Snow challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks. My first challenge win, after entering many, and with a compact! Butler Gulch, Colorado.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 03:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:9260 (3 comments in total)

Smoking marijuana is now legal in Colorado, where I live and shoot pictures. Just sayin' ;-)

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Bath in the Fisheye - Portrait (non-circular) challenge (12 comments in total)
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wolfytom: I don't get it? Why deform a pretty girl's face?
Surely the use of any 'extra' should add to the pic, not diminish it?

This is basically s photo of a pretty little girl, what does the fish eye add?

Sir, is there no whimsical bone in your body?

That's so sad; you're utterly trapped in your rectilinear box!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 02:13 UTC
On photo Bath in the Fisheye - Portrait (non-circular) challenge (12 comments in total)

OMG! This is adorable! Great shot!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 03:35 UTC as 10th comment
On Challenge:8799 (15 comments in total)

or flies that are eating butter?

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 03:40 UTC as 9th comment
On photo 3rd of October in the Full Body Female with Modern outfits walking on the street challenge (2 comments in total)

Ich bin ein Berliner!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 02:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Alice Cooper Band in the Music challenge (8 comments in total)

Wow! Fabulous shot!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 01:22 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Lord Ganesha in the Lord Ganesh challenge (4 comments in total)

Lovely subject, lovely image, my favorite!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 01:50 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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