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On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
In reply to:

busch: This has got to be a joke from start to finish!

Of course. And so was my response to the initial comment. BTW, When submitted I expected it be ridiculed for its obvious shortcomings from the start, and am somewhat surprised that the comments did not come until it somehow wound up garnering the popularity that propelled it to the top. I suppose some of the votes came due to its on-topic entertainment value rather than its photographic excellence, so.... as with everything else in life, one man's junk is another's treasure.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)

It didn't look like it; I saw them coming from quite a distance. They passed by without looking up, and continued on until out of sight.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 06:14 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On photo Steam Sillouette in the Amazing silhouettes challenge (12 comments in total)

It checks off every requirement for a successful composition. Plus it's just plain gorgeous. The kind of picture that makes me wish it were mine. A worthy winner.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)

It's gratifying to see that in this day and age there are a few youngsters (although few and far between) who, in spite of all the maddening electronic trendiness going on around them, find a meaningful direction in life, and follow it with diligent dedication. I predict not only a successful future for this young man, but a fulfilling life as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 49th comment
On photo Can you read this palm...what does is say? in the Texture challenge (2 comments in total)

The palm says it worked all its life. Not in an office, laboratory, classroom or used car lot, but the kind of work that puts bread on the table. Tilling the land, sowing the seed, harvesting the grain: hard, honest and honorable work. You see a hand like that, and you know you're not talking to a cheat.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 1st comment
On article 17 signs that you were alive before digital photography (149 comments in total)

I know, used or owned all of those at one time. And while I don't miss film photography, I do miss film cameras, and keep wishing for a digital camera with aperture control on the lens barrel, shutter speed control on top of the camera, and never mind fidgeting with a gazillion settings in multi-level menus to take a simple picture.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 03:37 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies

It's obvious that the guy is an adventurer/daredevil, and not a photographer.
He deserves kudos for pulling off the stunt, but he'd get a better reception from photographers if his image quality matched his bravado.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 18:20 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review (178 comments in total)
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marike6: I'm a bit tempted by this camera, many on the strength of it's very good video quality, but ultimately I think I'd prefer a camera like the Nikon P7700, where I'd sacrifice the large zoom range of the FZ200 for better IQ of the P7700.

But without an optical viewfinder the Nikon is pretty much useless in bright outdoor light.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 04:55 UTC

When will manufacturers, (not just Nikon, but all) do something about white-out issues on LCD in outdoor situations? These LCDs are all but useless in sunlight. A camera without an optical viewfinder, even if it's but a tunnel, is just plain incomplete.

And another thing.... those flatly lit indoor pictures of coins, dolls and playing cards on a shelf are about as relevant as hair color in a thunderstorm.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 19:50 UTC as 8th comment
On Preview:pentax-k-30 (244 comments in total)
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Azfar: Why don't manufacturers give more attention to how the OSD and Menus look. That's how you interact with your camera ( hardware buttons aside) and (for me at least) plays a major part in the overall experience of using the product.

Only Canon and Sony seem to have gotten it right. Even Nikons interface seems to be stuck somewhere in last decade. Same goes for K-30. Looks so good until you see the OSD and oh well. Bright shocking blue and green...really ?

Sorry, but these bottles, crayons and color charts shots under shadowless studio lighting don't tell me squat about a camera's performance, nor how it compares to another camera's lame shot of bottles, crayons and color charts under shadowless studio lighting. I don't know anyone who uses their camera for this kind of shots, so why should a potential buyer/user give a flip?

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 04:20 UTC
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