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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.