racketman

racketman

Lives in United Kingdom richmond, United Kingdom
Works as a tennis coach
Joined on Mar 17, 2005

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On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)

Second image is awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 16:29 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (54 comments in total)

Beautiful set.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 11:28 UTC as 40th comment
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (189 comments in total)

is this lens actually still for sale anywhere?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies

similar to that Russian woman's work but with a touch of humour rather than just schmaltz.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 20:32 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

entertaining? mmmmh

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 85th comment
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Too theatrical for my taste, I prefer the work of for example John Hallmen who gets exquisite detail and wonderful natural light quality.
That said always good to see a different approach as long as subjects are not tormented in any way.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (78 comments in total)

what a tedious video on their web site 'reviewing' this bag. Fortunately there are plenty of serious reviews on YouTube as the product is evidently at least two years old.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 16:34 UTC as 37th comment
On Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners announced for photography article (29 comments in total)

the link to Tlumacki suggests Crab spiders change colour for camouflage; this has been disproved by scientists. There is no evidence they profit from adapting their colour to the flower due to the way both prey and predators perceive colour.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 19:24 UTC as 11th comment
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (124 comments in total)

Farewell green hill, our organisation switched to Windows 7 last month as XP is no longer supported and in addition have locked all PCs to a plain black background which sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 05:08 UTC as 34th comment

Wouldn't want to live near one with so much light pollution.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 07:00 UTC as 17th comment
On Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer article (127 comments in total)

Amazon will be hoping the appeal by the FAA is unsuccessful assuming they intend to go ahead with their drone delivery service.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 08:15 UTC as 52nd comment | 12 replies
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

Fishing one worked for me, not the others.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 17:51 UTC as 55th comment
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racketman: Not surprised, I seldom see anyone toting a camera where I work but no shortage of people snapping with their mobiles and tablets.

true re mirrorless cameras, most would not even know what they were. However compacts were definitely more popular before mobile phones and tablet cameras improved.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 20:47 UTC

Not surprised, I seldom see anyone toting a camera where I work but no shortage of people snapping with their mobiles and tablets.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 18:38 UTC as 129th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)

A look at the dock and some 4K footage, enjoy watching on your 4k monitor
http://cheesycam.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 07:15 UTC as 29th comment
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (75 comments in total)

Well he'll have plenty of suffering to photograph in his beloved Somerset at the moment unfortunately and more rain on the way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 08:59 UTC as 34th comment
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dantome: Photography should move an emotion, and these images do, if you like you do, if you don't you don't. But the negative comments I don't get, those of you who continue to nock these images put you're work up, lets see what you can do, I am sure you can't, thats why you knock. Every photographer has a style, and she has developed her style.

If you can't do, just shut up.

the vast majority of fine art critics could not make a living as practitioners but that doesn't undermine their aesthetic senses and scholastic achievements. I'm not aware of anything of note by Kenneth Clark as a painter but few would argue that he had great sensibility.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 20:12 UTC

Looking at the pics of the photographer herself I kinda guessed she doesn't get up at 5am to milk the cows in a Russian winter! Anyway lovely photos of the genre.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:52 UTC as 260th comment
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (238 comments in total)
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onlooker: If anyone tried to read the intro to the photos, there would be no outrage. I quote:

"In his own words, the purpose of the project is to 'render a world which may disappear forever imperceptibly and very rapidly due to the transitional nature of the [Communist] era'"

In other words, this is a world that is disappearing now (rapidly -- in his own words), in the post-Communist times. In other words, this is NOT a portrait of Romania today. This is a portrait of the disappearing remnants of the communist times.

Very nice photographs, btw.

high pay? The govt doesn't even enforce the Minimum Wage law, 3 prosecutions in the last 7 years.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 23:05 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (269 comments in total)

Why don't tripods have markings on the legs so you can see they are all extended equally when necessary?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
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