m3

m3

Lives in Spain Rosal, Spain
Works as a Aerial Photographer
Joined on Aug 3, 2003
About me:

Pentax K20D + K3II
Pentax 50-135 f2.8 + 70 f2.4 + 18-55 WR + 55-300

Sony NEX-6 + a6000
35 f1.8 + 55-210 + Zeiss 16-70 f4 + Sigma 60 f2.8

Nikon D700 + 50 F1.4

Gitzo 1327 Carbon Fibre Tripod.
RRS Ball Head + Pano Attachment.

Adobe PS CS5

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It is really disgusting to see how far these petty bureaucrats will go to invent new ways to make money from honest people so they can pay off the banking cartel after selling them all the bits of paper they call Bonds etc. so they can justify their constant ineptitude.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 20:39 UTC as 26th comment
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m3: Six rotors! Wow, now that's a unique feature! The Oktokopter hasn't been invented then ...

Sarcasm ...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 17:15 UTC

Six rotors! Wow, now that's a unique feature! The Oktokopter hasn't been invented then ...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 16:47 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

Wow, what an original idea!
About as 'original' as the Nikon camera bag I had thirty years ago with included bayonet mounts affixed to the inner base.
Ah well, if you're cheeky enough to ask for 12,000 CAD to revive an idea which in its latest form is a simple DIY setup and people are dumb enough to fall for it, I suppose that's the way it is ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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Mitrajoon: I spoke with Amazon Cloud tech support. He sounded unsure but said "most common RAW files" were acceptable. He had never heard of Olympus by the way.

The other issue I raised was how would the files be organized. Again, I got the impression this had not been a major consideration. He said you could organize them once they were up. However, he wasn't aware of key wording or other sorting techniques. What that meant to me was that I might need to upload one folder of images, create a folder with those images and then upload another folder of images. When I asked him if that was correct, he said "I think so".

Finally I pointed out I have 2 TB of photos. He didn't think that would be a problem, except of course upload time.

For now I'll hold off at least until the RAW file and organization issues are made clear.

Tech 'support' staff not knowing Olympus and answering "I think so" doesn't bode too well methinks ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
On Brighton Pier in the Delapidated & Broken challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful image. Perfect horizon line.
An utter disgrace however, letting this landmark rot into oblivion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 1st comment
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m3: I say; banning exports! What a novel idea! Bound to work, after all, arms are banned worldwide and thus go nowhere, don't they?

Not quite what I had in mind ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 09:03 UTC

I say; banning exports! What a novel idea! Bound to work, after all, arms are banned worldwide and thus go nowhere, don't they?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 14:33 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

The Adobe company has during its course seen fit to behave in a completely opposite direction to the world-wide philosophy by reiterating its insults to citizens of every country except the USA, charging them much more than the original exorbitant amount they decided to sell the product for in the first place. I have told them so on several occasions, the summary of which is this:
In their constant paranoia against piracy they have tried desperately to avoid it by inventing all manner of tricks; all futile. Had they sold every one for 100$ to everyone in the world who has a copy they would have far more money in their coffers and be far from the unpopular corporation they have become. Their software engineers are marvellous, their sales department a bunch of idiots.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 19:28 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography article (79 comments in total)

The under-exposure and lack of contrast in number four was most artistic. I've surely been blinded by my over-indulgence in Photoshop as for the life of me can't seem to see the dancers in this one. Good thing painters have always stuck to painting things exactly as they see them, that must be real art, then ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 15:45 UTC as 14th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (108 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 22:12 UTC as 12th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

At last! A Leica M10 equivalent for less than $1000. Thank you Canon, we know you can ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 889th comment | 1 reply
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steelhead3: Why do so many people misspell the over used word "whine"?

Prefer beer myself ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:00 UTC

The first thought that came to mind after seeing these was "You're kidding, right?". Then I scrolled down and saw RDCollins' "Seriously?" and then more and more coincidental 'appreciations' ...

W5JCK's "Thanks for Showing Up" sums it up beautifully!

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 15:43 UTC as 59th comment
On It's a Dog's World in the City of Manila – Philippines challenge (7 comments in total)

That human is starving.
Somebody has to report this to the local Canine Society.

Oh, the picture. Yes I like it too, the strong lighting and swirling smoke completes the sensation of desolation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 18:41 UTC as 3rd comment
On In da pool in the Swimming Pools challenge (11 comments in total)

Well, really! Who does their hair?
Only kidding; it's a beautiful image, not easy to do I know and I hope it's one of a series and you get to sell them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:54 UTC as 3rd comment
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Fogsville: "Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today. " -Brad Arkin, Chief Security Officer, Adobe.

Well, that is really more dependent on how much money and resources a company decides to put into their security efforts. To say it's 'just part of life' in the very first sentence of a public press release is simply passing the buck. btw, this breach occurred in August or probably earlier. It wasn't even discovered by Arkin, the "Chief Security Officer" but instead by third-party security researchers not even associated with Adobe (Brian Krebs and Alex Holden.) "Chief Security Officer" Arkin was asleep at the wheel.

Anyway, this incident does reflect on how much money and effort Adobe puts into their "security" and on their priorities as a company. And clearly Adobe hasn't had the most stellar track record in respect to its software security.

"And clearly Adobe hasn't had the most stellar track record in respect to its software security."
I'll re-phrase that:
And clearly Adobe hasn't had the most stellar track record in its respect to its customers.
So bollocks to 'em.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 10:43 UTC
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gregwill: Just checked the UK pricing. It's not until you start the purchasing process that you actually see the price. (After clicking the "I'm really sure I don't want a full CC subscription" button).

Annual plan is £14.29 a month + VAT
Monthly plan is £22.23 a month + VAT

In the days of internet delivery of software, I fail to see how they can justify ripping off their non-US customers like this. It's not even like they provide British English language packs!

If I was able to rent for $9.99 (about £6.66) a month, I'd probably sign up. But I just don't see why I should pay more than double what US customers are paying.

I'll continue to stick with non-cloud LR5, and PS CS6.

Greg

They're still at it. They're still stupid. They will be still pirated.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 12:18 UTC
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stevevelvia50: I think some folks here are missing the point. The maker is demonstrating a useful technique for creative photography which can be expanded upon for all kinds of subjects. There is no debate here, motion in photography is recognized and has been attempted by some of the worlds greatest photographic artists since the fifties, Art Wolfe, Jay Maisel, Ernst Haas, Freeman Patterson.. the list goes on. The negative comments here are from the ill-informed.

Ill-informed? I very much doubt that Maisel and Haas had to shoot over 9,000 medium-format images to get a handful of them to fool some pen-pusher in a so-called culture department to get them out to the public.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 09:45 UTC
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Mike L Renner: First time commenter. After years of reading mostly negative comments on this site, I have created an account just to say enough is enough. You people, as a whole, sound defensive, judgmental, angry, and petty, not to mention that through these comments you expose what seems to be a deep rooted envy over others successes. Let the artist have his moment in the sun.

If only he were an artist ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 09:41 UTC
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