NZ Scott

NZ Scott

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Malaysia, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Communications Consultant
Joined on Jul 29, 2011
About me:

Formerly a news reporter for three daily newspapers in New Zealand. I now train English-language teachers in Malaysia - using school holidays for traveling, writing novels/short stories, playing chess and taking photographs.

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Very nice. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 08:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2127 comments in total)
In reply to:

Chev Chelios: Why can’t Olympus decide on a control layout and stick with it? They keep moving the main dials around. The did the same going from the EP2 to EP3. They’ve been designing cameras for so long you’d think they’d have an idea of their preferred ergonomic design by now. Or is it just me?

Look at Canon (just for example, and I’m not a fanboy). The Mode dial, Rear dial, and Front dial on their prosumer line have remained in the same place for 13+ years or so.

M43 has only been around for 4 years or so, and the system is quite different to DSLR. It's taken Olympus and Panasonic a while to find the optimum layout of the dials. They're getting close to nailing it, I think.

Nikon and Canon have been making SLRs for decades, and consequently their camera bodies have been honed almost to perfection.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 07:23 UTC
On Like a firework in the Grains challenge (13 comments in total)

Very nice tones.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 09:59 UTC as 4th comment
On Blue Monkey in the Textures: fur challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

METROMODEPHOTO: This shot is incredible",especially the great detail and sharpness, which inspires me to move to a nikon D800 and leave canon for good.i find that sharpness and detail in images make a good shot much more impressive. Awesome shot"

Thanks for the detailed info on how you got the shot. I'm puzzled by your use of flash, however. Presumably (with a 500mm lens) you were too far away to use on-camera flash?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 14:37 UTC

Nice. I've been to Kyoto and it's a beautiful city.

S

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 15:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Old Lake Marian in the Mountain Sound (Song Meaning) challenge (7 comments in total)

Great shot, and nicelhy processed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 13:00 UTC as 3rd comment
On Winners of Red Bull Illume 2013 contest announced news story (19 comments in total)

... I've just read the comments made before mine.

This appears to be the first time ever, in dpreview history, that everybody agrees on the quality of a photographic series, without feeling a need to make snarky and negative comments.

That really says something, I think.

S

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 14:54 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Winners of Red Bull Illume 2013 contest announced news story (19 comments in total)

Some brilliant photographs in there. Who would think of taking a low-angle fisheye action shot into the sun (the skateboard shot)!

Thanks for posting these, Dpreview.

S

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 14:52 UTC as 10th comment
On Boggle-eyed Dragonfly in the Insects in my garden challenge (2 comments in total)

You are quite right! I even knew that myself.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 01:38 UTC as 1st comment

Great work!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On Red point in the Your Best photo challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Festival Spirit in the Your Best photo challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:08 UTC as 1st comment
On swimming tigar in the Your Best photo challenge (3 comments in total)

Blue and gold - didn't know those colours could work together so well.

Great shot!

S

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:05 UTC as 1st comment
On This Old House in the Your Best photo challenge (1 comment in total)

This composition really does it for me.

A great shot!

S

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Todi Light in the Your Best photo challenge (10 comments in total)

It's a good shot even without the lightning.

With the lightning, it's something special.

Well done.

S

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On Joy in the Canola challenge (3 comments in total)

Cliched - but still very good!

A striking shot. Well done.

S

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:00 UTC as 3rd comment
On crystal flower in the Textures: crystals challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 11:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Wind Caress in the Portrait shot with NEX challenge (7 comments in total)

An excellent portrait! Well done.

If I could make one comment - the colours look a bit "off" on my monitor. But perhaps that is deliberate.

Again, nice shot.

S

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 11:58 UTC as 7th comment
On Fibonacci forest in the Spirals in Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

A beauty - well done! It's really striking.

If I could make one suggestion - I find the six-sided star gleams to be a little over the top. I think if they were removed the shot would be even better.

S

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 11:55 UTC as 4th comment
On Sunset in the beach in the Sunset in the beach V challenge (1 comment in total)

There are some nice tones in this shot but I think it would look better with some aggressive cropping at the bottom of the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:54 UTC as 1st comment
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