Raincheck

Raincheck

Lives in United States 8,000 feet, CO, United States
Works as a Independently Wealthy
Has a website at assemblyhallart.com
Joined on Dec 16, 2012
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ovatab: C'mon it's less than 1.4 cents per hour!

I know... I half wish Adobe would fake an announcement that Photoshop and Lightroom were now free— just to come here and see what the boo birds would say.

—I am inspired to picture in my creative mind, shriveled and wrinkled up old cantankerous bitties; with grapefruit juice running through their veins.—

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
On Pocket Watch in the Gold challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice artistic effects from the changing focus. I'm guessing some of them were intentional and one unintentional; that being the gold lettering on the velvet upper-left coming somewhat back into focus after the out-of-focus case. Tell me you did that on purpose, and I'll give you four stars twice. Subtly cool.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 12:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On Cedar in the My best picture this week challenge (8 comments in total)

Very, very nice. Obviously, a beautiful rhythmic form, and tremendous light reflection. I think your framing was spot-on; at least short of hanging yourself off of a rope 18" further over the water.

This image has made me smile and feel a bit of the Creator's peace and visual music flow in my soul this morning. Thanks. I've always loved and been intrigued by Cedars. They are one of those trees that are not satisfied to merely grow towards the sun. They're always twisting and swirling out some time-suspended symphony of form along the way.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 14:37 UTC as 5th comment
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bronxbombers4: For those who missed, interesting tidbit:
"
Adobe Cash flows:
Net Income
six Months ending 6/1/2012 $409.085,000
six Months ending 5/31/2013 $141,663,000."

I hate to be the one to pop your vengeful balloon, but Adobe knew their revenue would go down just like that. You see, if General Motors changed from selling $20,000 cars to renting cars monthly, the huge influx of cash at the new car year would go down just the same. It is stability of income over time that would go way up.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:50 UTC

Adobe Creative Cloud has been the greatest thing since sliced bread for me. I love having that 4 inch long string of apps. in the Finder on my Mac. No way could I justify the thousands of dollars to buy them outright, but HAVING them has opened the door for me to make 14 times the cost of the subscriptions (during the time I've had them) in graphics work, As A Sideline.

The part I've always thought about first is the hordes of young talented artists and photographers who now have within their reach a way to load up the needed thousands of dollars worth of software they need to start out.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:40 UTC as 125th comment | 6 replies
On Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's article (110 comments in total)

One of the most striking things about all these shots over at flicker is how hard it is to find pictures of hordes of fat pigs wallowing around at the circuses and fairs, dressed in tee shirts and stretch pants. With the notable exception of The Fat Lady, of course. I'm jealous of a time where you could get candid shots of Americans enjoying leisure time without filling the frame with round blobs all dressed the same. Ahhhh... the colorful gayly printed skirts and dresses blowing in the breeze...

Beam me back Scotty.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 13:51 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies

Mind Control through threat of impending disaster, that's all this crap is. If someone tried to hand me a cardboard printer, I'd hand it back in flames.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:55 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

The guy holding the camera has a small chip in one of his thumbnails, plus his cuticles are not only ragged but desert dry. And what's up with the yellow tinge of his fingernails in the first place?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 11:30 UTC as 31st comment
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (408 comments in total)
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Raincheck: It's been pointed out repeatedly that Photoshop is not the only option. Those who don't like Adobe's market plan should go to another option. Freedom of choice and free market always makes that possible.

I personally enjoy the Creative Cloud method; it keeps my investment into these miraculous programs at a manageable price instead of forking out a fistful of dollars when I want to upgrade or buy something new.

But getting back to looking at this as a market and funding strategy, I think Adobe probably knows very well what it needs to do to continue to bring mind-blowing magic wands and put them into Photographers hands. The useful and miraculous tools that this Corporation have created were fantasies just 15 years ago, and each release brings something new of the same caliber. $19 a month is a bargain for magic wands. And if anyone cannot find a way to earn back $19 a month given the use of magic, perhaps they don't really need Photoshop.

@HowaboutRAW — We're in full agreement then about your First, as I think most people are. Earning is indeed, not everything.

Getting back to the actual subject, the point that dpreview put into the header up there needs to be repeated often. This market strategy does something fantastically beneficial, and that is allows brand new starting artists the ability to get their hands on Photoshop for a small monthly payment. That one factor should overshadow all of the adjustment problems for the rest of us. Oh how I remember having to buy a computer, and then think how this kind of software was like reaching for a star. This structure is like a miracle when you're in that situation. It's too bad that like all the rest of modern life, it will soon be taken for granted. I think I'll stop talking about this now and go find a promising artist to pay his 19 buck a month for. ... Something I couldn't have done before... handed someone PS and a good luck wish!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 13:44 UTC
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (408 comments in total)
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Walter: A lot of people are predicting the demise of Adobe. I personally doubt they will ever go back to the "old' way. That would truly lead to their demise and would end up totally compromising a software which was always aimed at the professional/serious photographer. Letting it succumb to the $1.99 app world would not be good for anyone.

The new set up will be too expensive for many especially if you take into account the global nature of this internet forum...

I suspect Adobe recognise that to survive they will need to look at a smaller more lucrative professional market much like Hasselblad always has done. There will always be that high end market. Photoshop will get more and more expensive but don't be surprised if Adobe come out with a cheap version in the near future which will adequately suit the masses.

Hating Adobe is a waste of energy and will change nothing..... there is more to life.

I don't agree with all of your predictions Walter, but your outlook and attitude are wise indeed. Thanks for posting a thought that seems to be in great need today.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:24 UTC
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (408 comments in total)
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photokandi: What happends if your broadband goes down....Oh yeah you're screwed!

It's still on your computer photokandi, it just needs verification every 30 days or something.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:18 UTC
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (408 comments in total)

It's been pointed out repeatedly that Photoshop is not the only option. Those who don't like Adobe's market plan should go to another option. Freedom of choice and free market always makes that possible.

I personally enjoy the Creative Cloud method; it keeps my investment into these miraculous programs at a manageable price instead of forking out a fistful of dollars when I want to upgrade or buy something new.

But getting back to looking at this as a market and funding strategy, I think Adobe probably knows very well what it needs to do to continue to bring mind-blowing magic wands and put them into Photographers hands. The useful and miraculous tools that this Corporation have created were fantasies just 15 years ago, and each release brings something new of the same caliber. $19 a month is a bargain for magic wands. And if anyone cannot find a way to earn back $19 a month given the use of magic, perhaps they don't really need Photoshop.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:16 UTC as 86th comment | 6 replies

Looks like news photography is being lowered to match the current era reporting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 13:12 UTC as 55th comment

Congratulations Mr. Wilhite— good job at a time of need. That said, just because you figured out my least favorite form of compression next to MP3, doesn't mean you have the sense that God gave a bug when figuring out how to pronounce an acronym.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:41 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)
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Raincheck: If you think it through, I don't see why most people wouldn't actually be supportive. Examples: If you want to buy a full blown PS CS6, it would cost 500 or 600 bucks, right? That means you have to lay out that much all at once, a considerable ding for most people. Here, you can pay $19 a month and get every single update forever, exactly when it comes out. Sure, at that rate after 2 1/2 years you would have saved up enough to buy it, but how often are you going to want to catch up with technology anyway?

The real bargain comes for the entire suite of applications. Right now I'm paying $29 a month. Saving up for the suite, it would take me 7 1/2 years to buy it, I still wouldn't get all the applications included in the CC, and I would be facing when to upgrade. Now, at the advertised rate of $49, it would take me less time, ( 5.1 years) but still...

Lastly, if you're the struggling artist, you probably can't afford PS the old way. As pointed out, it will still be pirated.

Yeah, I understand both of your points retro and howard, and they are as valid as living in reality. @HubertChen makes a good point down the posts a bit when he suggests to Adobe that there is a PS version missing in between PS Elements and CS6; one that could be "clouded" for $8 or so. A hell of an idea to make this workable for those that get caught in the cracks of this move.

Don't get me wrong; I'm one of the most private and "keep my own stuff, thank you" people that you want to meet. Despite that, this $20-50 monthly fee with 'auto-advancements' as opposed to hundreds or thousands of dollars at once is a good thing for me so far.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 13:55 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

If you think it through, I don't see why most people wouldn't actually be supportive. Examples: If you want to buy a full blown PS CS6, it would cost 500 or 600 bucks, right? That means you have to lay out that much all at once, a considerable ding for most people. Here, you can pay $19 a month and get every single update forever, exactly when it comes out. Sure, at that rate after 2 1/2 years you would have saved up enough to buy it, but how often are you going to want to catch up with technology anyway?

The real bargain comes for the entire suite of applications. Right now I'm paying $29 a month. Saving up for the suite, it would take me 7 1/2 years to buy it, I still wouldn't get all the applications included in the CC, and I would be facing when to upgrade. Now, at the advertised rate of $49, it would take me less time, ( 5.1 years) but still...

Lastly, if you're the struggling artist, you probably can't afford PS the old way. As pointed out, it will still be pirated.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 13:31 UTC as 451st comment | 6 replies

I really like the Creative Cloud access. I decided to try it when it first came out, because it was a reduced price, and it also gave me access to the entire Adobe suite; plus more.

I usually evaluate such things on whether they make me money to justify it, and having Creative Cloud paid for the entire year the first month and a half. I myself am hooked on it— I dig the hell out of the access. So much so, that I gave my PS CS6 to a disabled friend. All I can say is, if you can try it on an introductory deal, give it a try. I usually give credit where it's due, and so far, Adobe gets my thumbs up for this. Now... if like your local smack dealer, they get me hooked and then up the ante, I'll be back on here a-bitchin'.

BTW, if you do sign up, please use reference code "raincheck", or adobeCC.com/raincheck; it helps me to... I'm kidding!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:06 UTC as 22nd comment
On You'll have to wait a "year-ish" for Google Glass post (76 comments in total)

I foresee wearers not being marveled at for their google glass; more they will be spurned for being a google ass.

This is Schmidt and google just using the force of their windfall profits to elbow their way to what seems to be the next logical iteration of technology. I'm sure there was no small measure of "get the jump on Jobs" factor that was at play in this development.

There's a much higher probability that this will be amusing to watch than it being any kind of amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 12:34 UTC as 16th comment
On Ireland: A Photographers' Guide article (43 comments in total)
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Raincheck: Wow, that "Cultivated Landscape Near Tallanstown" shot knocks me out. Completely out of the tourist domain, there lies some of the heart of Ireland. That wedge of field rows in the center with the dry grass before, and the vast hills beyond, rolling off into eternity, is pure art. I wonder how long Krieger had to wait for the clouds to part and light it up perfectly? Then the lighted wedge in the grass that underlines it tells me he has the LUCK of the Irish. I would rub his head to try and grab luck like that.

One of my favorite methods in Landscape and a major goal of my own is to show the grandeur yes, but leave the viewer standing knee deep in the terrain. In that shot I can even smell the dry grasses.

Where do I buy a print? I'd like it signed please.

Ashley, surely it is You who are kidding.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 18:23 UTC
On Ireland: A Photographers' Guide article (43 comments in total)

Wow, that "Cultivated Landscape Near Tallanstown" shot knocks me out. Completely out of the tourist domain, there lies some of the heart of Ireland. That wedge of field rows in the center with the dry grass before, and the vast hills beyond, rolling off into eternity, is pure art. I wonder how long Krieger had to wait for the clouds to part and light it up perfectly? Then the lighted wedge in the grass that underlines it tells me he has the LUCK of the Irish. I would rub his head to try and grab luck like that.

One of my favorite methods in Landscape and a major goal of my own is to show the grandeur yes, but leave the viewer standing knee deep in the terrain. In that shot I can even smell the dry grasses.

Where do I buy a print? I'd like it signed please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 13:25 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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