BartyLobethal

BartyLobethal

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Curdemudgeon
Joined on Apr 21, 2011

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mumintroll: And the most important fact is MISSING as usually. This killer pronounced, that he was killing as a revenge of NATO bombing his village.

@mumintroll - the point is that he didn't attack NATO troops, he attacked a pair of unarmed journalists. He is a coward.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 21:24 UTC
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mumintroll: And the most important fact is MISSING as usually. This killer pronounced, that he was killing as a revenge of NATO bombing his village.

Right, so he chose not to kill NATO troops, but instead killed a couple of female journalists who were there to report on elections - the beginnings of a process that will potentially relieve Afghanistan of the horrors visited upon it by both Taliban and Western forces.

NATO did not turn that policeman into a misogynist murderer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 22:24 UTC
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mrmut: Viewing war photos during exhibitions often makes me wander how in the world a photographer got out of that alive AND take a picture.

I am not sure if we should mourn war photographers, given that they accepted their faith in advance; mourning them seems a bit disrespectful. It makes much more sense just to appreciate photographer's work.

Apart from that, Afghanistan was not a very smart move for a woman photographer. Her presence there was insulting to locals on many levels (regardless of how that can be perceived by westerners - it is Afghans' country).

If her presence there was "insulting to locals on many levels" simply because of her gender, then our time and effort there was a violent, bloody waste.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 23:48 UTC
On LensRentals.com needs name for massive lens calibration tool news story (133 comments in total)

How about just "Massive Tool"?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 01:51 UTC as 89th comment
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail news story (272 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: Many of the comments seem to miss the point. What's interesting is that it's possible to take such detailed images of an object that's the size of a human head, plus or minus an order of magnitude. The technique and the robotic tool will certainly be put to use for purposes other than making this mildly repulsive yet intriguing demonstration.

A challenge: What do you think the technique & tool could be used for, either for art or for science?

Well, I can definitely see applications in science - ultra high resolution recording of type-specimens and museum objects come to mind. In art, I can see some curatorial processes such as restoration and authentication benefiting from this sort of imaging.

Also, although the images linked here are being dismissed as 'boring passport photos' by some, it's possible (probable even) that they will come to be seen as works of art at some point. I mean, Gursky's "Rhein II" is quite valuable now, so...

How about the creation of very detailed panoramas for teaching, study, or simple entertainment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 05:04 UTC
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail news story (272 comments in total)
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skogredd: If it can be done with the face, it probably can be done with other body parts as well?

Yeeessss.....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 02:48 UTC
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes news story (147 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: what kind of crap is this? Is has nothing to do with photography. Nothing at all.

Photographs have nothing to do with photography? Ok...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes news story (147 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: Clever, but . . . why?

Why not?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 21:39 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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PaulDavis: I gave them owned a fugitive camera but I was going to thus would be it. Really nice little camera. It would be nice to out a small on there.

Fugitives stole a camera from me once. Then I didn't own it any more. What I missed most was outing a small on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 05:53 UTC
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vadims: > reduce luminance noise at the expense of colour noise, on
> the grounds that the human eye is less sensitive to the latter

Even though color noise is less noticeable than luminance, to me the former has always been both more objectionable and harder to get rid of.

vadims, I agree entirely.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (269 comments in total)
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MrSkelter: RRS stuff is over-rated and your money helps fund anti-human rights legislation which targets the families and rights of gay people sponsored by the owner. For those who care it's worth giving them a miss for that reason alone. I know I don't want my money going to fund hate.

Tonio, thanks for the link. Joe Johnson's contribution to the thread was illuminating. Although I disagree to some extent with his *personal* stance on the marriage issue, he did not come across as a hard-right bigot in the way that Australia's Senator Cory Bernardi does, and I saw nothing that would prevent me from purchasing RRS products.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 05:14 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (269 comments in total)
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MrSkelter: RRS stuff is over-rated and your money helps fund anti-human rights legislation which targets the families and rights of gay people sponsored by the owner. For those who care it's worth giving them a miss for that reason alone. I know I don't want my money going to fund hate.

This may be 'common knowledge' in the 'States, but not here. Your post caused me to do a search, and I was unable to quickly find anything that supports what you say. Can you provide references please?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 02:41 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' news story (554 comments in total)
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Burbclaver: I like the sound of Pure photography - Take a D800, but smaller with no video. Set autofocus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance using on-camera controls. Dispense with the rear display all together (you can review your pictures when you "develop" them on computer). I'd keep the bracketing button, because of this, but I always bracket manually.

Removing the display also allows you to get rid of image review, trash button, image lock button, zoom in and out buttons, OK and live view buttons. Keep the top LCD, so you can see limited menus and set date/time etc. Vastly reduce the custom features and totally remove the retouch menu. I'd keep picture controls for the JPEg shooters.

Yours is one of a number of posts hoping that the rear display is not included. I don't share your point of view. I think one of the major advantages of digital over film is the ability to review your images in-field, make any needed adjustments and shoot again. I won't purchase a digital camera that doesn't allow image review. If they dispense with the rear LCD and make image review possible via the EVF, that might be a compromise I'd be willing to make.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:54 UTC
On Manfrotto revamps 190 series tripods with updated design news story (22 comments in total)
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Scales USA: Are any of them now tall enough to use without putting the center column up and losing most of the anti vibration effects needed in a tripod?

I guess that when all cameras have tilting lcd's, we won't need tall, but for now, I want something to bring my camera to eye level and still be stable enough to use for a long exposure.

Buy one of the 055 series.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 20:30 UTC
On Marco Bohr investigates 'hipster photography' news story (105 comments in total)
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Perry Kivolowitz: Meh. Every generation thinks they are cool.

Yeah, but only *mine* actually is...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 05:03 UTC
On Incredible photos of Earth from the European Space Agency news story (34 comments in total)
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Madaboutpix: So beautiful, I agree. Down here on the ground, though, it sometimes seems to have become a considerable challenge to find plastic-wrapper-free wide-angle subjects! Let's work hard to keep this a hospitable, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing planet - we have only this one ...

It isn't just the ground. In a landscape image posted on DPReview recently I counted 13 contrails, making up the bulk of the cloud cover in the scene. Contrails are one contributing factor to a phenomenon referred to as 'global dimming', a decline in the amount of light reaching the surface. This is not just bad for photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 08:15 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag news story (287 comments in total)
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M Lammerse: The list is a good start:
I usually carry also with me (which might be a tip for others)
- aspirin and several sticking plasters
- a note book and pencil (even in the digital age)
- small LED flashlight, using same batteries as my flashes
- sun or spare glasses

Depending on the event:
Presscard (usually connect it to my bag, important to not forget)
tiny folding chair
parts for a folding step ladder
gas mask
folding reflectors
specific flash diffusers
A small yellow (rain)coat/top with reflecting safety striping for in the dark

And I never ever carry my smartphone in my camera bag. I would advice no one to do. In case of loss/theft or confiscation of your camera bag you can contact those who you need to contact.

Your list is a good one, but a gas mask? Do you live somewhere there are frequent riots? Is a lot of your work done in sewers?

And why no Geiger Counter?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 08:29 UTC
On Decaying dresses make photographer's landscapes personal news story (107 comments in total)
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Alec: We got the landscapes with empty dresses. Means some other site got the nudes!!

Yeah, but they are decaying nudes, so we got the better deal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 03:56 UTC
On Decaying dresses make photographer's landscapes personal news story (107 comments in total)
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TomCreek: I'm guessing she's from back east, NY, Vermont maybe...no self-respecting Montana native would have time to produce this self-absored drivel.

I'm surprised a "self-respecting Montana native" would have time to post insular opinions on a photography website.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:44 UTC
On Decaying dresses make photographer's landscapes personal news story (107 comments in total)
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madeinlisboa: I'm gonna photograph cat poop with different shapes and textures in different environments and perspectives and get famous. The sky is the limit!

Any subject matter can be photographed in interesting ways, and if you were an adventurous photographer you probably could make a name for yourself with your "cat poop" images. But the way you have written your response indicates that you are a 'conventional' thinker who will probably only ever produce 'conventional' images. Safe, boring and like the overwhelming majority of us, destined for obscurity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:37 UTC
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