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

Pentax K20D.
Pentax 50-135 f2.8.
Gitzo 1327 Carbon Fibre Tripod.
RRS Ball Head + Pano Attachment.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
LUMIX G VARIO 14–45 mm.
Canon G9.
Adobe PS CS3


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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 58th 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.


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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babalu: like Quino, one of the world'ś most acclaimed cartoonists once titled : "Ni arte ni parte" .

Sólo un morro que se lo pisa.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 09:39 UTC
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babalu: I checked him (Rolf Sachs) out in the web. His main virtue seems to be being the heir to Guenther Sachs. Otherwise a rather mediocre self proclaimed artist, who embarked in several different art branches without any remarkable success in either of them.

Ah, this explains a lot. Namely why the BBC couldn't give a hoot about my work, for example - wrong family …
I can't afford a Leica S2 either, or for that matter a year's worth of train fares ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 09:38 UTC

Eight months and 9,077 images on a Leica S2! Even then, any others taken on the way to work on a G9 by hundreds of amateur photographers are at least similar if not better than this 'project'.
The difference is the cheek needed to call it BBC 'culture'.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 09:28 UTC as 13th comment
On Prepare yourself for the 41-megapixel watch post (61 comments in total)
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yabokkie: the problem is I don't wear wrist watches most of time becasue I have a mobile.

It's always about the becasues (sic) ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 14:00 UTC
On Leonardo is a new, powerful image-editing app post (25 comments in total)
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LukeDuciel: I have to say, photo editing apps like this is missing the point entirely.

"The point" being …?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 09:39 UTC
On Leonardo is a new, powerful image-editing app post (25 comments in total)

I downloaded this to my iPhone last night and was able to run through it straight away. Those proficient with Photoshop will find it most intuitive to use. An excellent idea to accompany you whilst away from the desktop.
I don't use an iPad but on the phone I can't see why I would need RAW, 16-bit, saving layers etc. which I do need on my desktop setup.
In answer to "nomorepencils" and others, I'll say a couple of dollars will clear your doubts ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 09:35 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

Obviously not a good example of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid).

By the way, someone tell the man he'll save a couple of hours Photochopping just by using a blast of compressed air on the product to get the dust off and not use cotton gloves.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 09:04 UTC as 17th comment

I wrote this many years ago:
"I won't bore everybody with the figures - those who want to can just try visiting their respective Adobe sites and check the corresponding rip-offs concerning ALL PRODUCTS, against the US site - I'll just say that I've been grilling Adobe over this for some 5 years now and they've not bothered to do anything about it. I've told them time and again that their stupidity foments illegal downloading of their products to such an extent that I bet if Photoshop cost just a hundred dollars and everybody in the world who uses it had paid for it they'd be making more of a profit.
Only conclusion: they're great software artists but complete idiots when it comes to selling the stuff."
I stand by my words and this last iteration only goes to prove that they still haven't got a clue.All this rubbish about the success of CC is spinning, just to keep the shareholders buying - just the same as politicians lie through their teeth every time they put out their "statistics".

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 284th comment
On Are we lost? in the Cockpits challenge (2 comments in total)

It's on autopilot but being Nº2 she's strapped in to fly. He's just come back in because he had to go and get his reading glasses and they're both checking the restricted flying zones.

The ideal caption, however might be:

"Well, if we can't find our way down - there's always the Emergency Escape Rope, I suppose …"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2012 at 19:06 UTC as 1st comment

@ andrew turner
Adobe has been doing everything wrong (from the economical standpoint) for years.
I remember sending them this at least as far back as 2005:

"While there is no doubt that your software engineers are the best in the world, your head-in-the-sand attitude on pricing is downright stupid. If every one who has PS on their computer had paid just $100 for it instead of pirating it because you think charging ten times that (yes I mean beyond US borders - rip off policy again) will make it look better, your revenue would have been substantially larger."

Did they take any notice? No, they just keep desperately spending more money and complaining about piracy inventing ways to stop people grabbing a free copy.

As Forrest Gump would say: "Stupid is, as stupid does"; that's Adobe for you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 08:57 UTC as 7th comment
On Portraiture exhibit that omits the subject article (46 comments in total)

To see a real example of a portrait in absence of the central figure - no better than Elliott Erwitt's masterpiece of Pau Casals:


Click on:
PUERTO RICO. Mayaguez. 1955. Pablo CASALS' cello.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 15:17 UTC as 6th comment
On DSC_0502 in the Creative Filters: Polariser challenge (13 comments in total)

Beautiful. Worthy of National Geographic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 09:48 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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