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On photo Whale Watching Antarctica in the Whales challenge (1 comment in total)

This is one cool action shot !!
Shows how big they really are are next to that small boat.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:8704 (18 comments in total)
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babalu: It is a shame that the Host did allow so many infringements upon his own cardinal rule and theme of the challenge. Actually a document of his ignorance.
It is especially a shame that one of the non-medium format shots made a third place in this challenge.

It would be good to have a set of photos here that show the different perspective "look" you get when using a medium format camera compared to images made with smaller sensor cameras.
I would be in favor of disqualifying all NON-MEDIUM-FORMAT entries.

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:41 UTC
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BJN: Bob.brown in comments at Ars Technica: "Adobe has not reset customer passwords. Instead, after you log in, there's a link to a "Customer security alert" which provides instructions for resetting your own password.. In other words, customers who do not log in regularly are (apparently) waving in the wind. I was able to sign in a minute or so ago with my old password."

I can confirm this is true. If you have an Adobe account you have to log into your account (Adobe Forums will do it) to get a reset request. Adobe was hacked back in August, by the way.

changing your Adobe password sounds like a wise step, but if the thieves allready have all your credit card details, then maybe that card should be changed as well?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 06:07 UTC
On photo Fiery sunset in the The Sun challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent image !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 19:41 UTC as 1st comment
On article Site update: two new forums (32 comments in total)

When I read "2 new forums" I guessed one of them might be a special extra forum for Pascal Riben ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 21:59 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On photo Madness in the Laboratories, Great and Small challenge (1 comment in total)

Fantastic shot !!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo At the edge of the field in the Grains challenge (3 comments in total)
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barb_s: what a nice capture!

Thanks Barb :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 18:59 UTC
On photo At the edge of the field in the Grains challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks for the votes :-)

I posted some more "grainy" shots like this in this thread if you'd like to take a look

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 09:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo No wonder that Adam was tempted,... in the Cookbook illustration: Apple challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks for the votes and comments!

By the way, it tasted great !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 05:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:8386 (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Um, what else would it use for running if not its legs???? Just interested. :-)

well,.... maybe fins ?
here's like a glimpse of evolution at work

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 17:32 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (352 comments in total)
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Dan Tong: ACDsee's policy is to force users to do a version upgrade in order to get RAW file compatibility with new cameras, just like Photoshop. This does not endear them to customers.

This is even more intolerable because free Image Management programs such as FastStone, XnView, and Picassa, all keep up with RAW converters as soon as new cameras become available, and each also have some limited Image Editing features. If free programs are willing to keep up with RAW conversions programs then ACDSee who force their customers to pay for a new version upgrade cannot claim that the cost of doing this is prohibitive.

Well that is sort of true , but,...
ACDSee do release several free upgrades for the current version with the usual bug fix and operformance upgrades AND all the latest avaialable RAW support for newer cameras. These updates happen about once every 3-4 months.
When a completely new version is released (typically after about 1 year) the RAW support and updates for the older versions dry up after a while.
It is however surprisingly cheap with special offers to upgrade to that new version for existing customers and they usually include enough new features in the new version to make you want it, and make you willing to pay for it.
I've been using ACDsee for many years and I'm quite happy with it.
You can check some photos in my gallery to see what sort of results you can get.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 09:16 UTC
On photo Shadow photographer takes it all in in the 100° Angle of view challenge (2 comments in total)
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gycs: Cool scene. Seeing your shadow in the corner is a bit distracting.

For me the shadow is something that makes that scene unusual and somehow interesting. A wide angle landscape shot needs something in the foreground and this is a bit of a twist on that old adage

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 18:28 UTC
On photo I got that shocked look from the guy at the back! in the Shocked challenge (2 comments in total)
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jrtrent: Well, your picture didn't finish very high in the standings, but it was one of my favorites!

Thank you! I liked it too :-)
Obviously the voters didn't agree for whatever reason. Not quite what sure happend with the voting here?
It was placed even below all the blurry and badly composed images ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 12:57 UTC
On photo Light paint in the The World of Light Painting challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice work.
This photo combines 2 of my favourite hobbies, photography and painting, in a fantastic way.
Well deserved win!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 07:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Archer66: RAW support seems to be limited at this point, no support for Sony A99, Nikon D600 or Canon 6D.


Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 17:57 UTC
On photo Disturbing Presence in the thirdPersonView: Uncovered challenge (2 comments in total)

Did he have to buy a ticket?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 22:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview (311 comments in total)
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sunkenbranch: Where is the monitor cover!! I think they eliminated that. Make the LCD bigger and not protect it. Brilliant.

Reminds me of people who would buy a new car with nice leather seats yet keep the protective plastic on the seats in case they get dirty??

I took the monitor cover off my D90 a long time ago. You can see the screen better and it still has no scratches.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 08:08 UTC
On Connect post Amazon provides Dropbox alternative for Android users (15 comments in total)
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gardengal4: I gave it a shot, but uninstalled it. I didn't find that it was a viable alternative to dropbox for me. Viewing pics was slow as molasses. I would have had to upload all the existing pics on my phone to get auto-upload mode and I didn't care to do that. I couldn't direct the upload to a cloud folder of my choice. Could not de-select or select-all pics. Could not share a pic to standard share-able objects. The desktop app was not what I expected either and not nearly as functional as dropbox which is well integrated into Windows Explorer. Could be useful for someone who is vested in Amazon Cloud Drive already, but not worth switching from dropbox for me.

Yes , it seems many features that one might expect as standard, for something like this ,are just not there :-( Pity.
Also doesn't seem to be possible to share a particular photo directly from the mobile phone. Or did I miss that?. I had to wait until I returned to a desktop to share the link, which sort of defeats the object of being able to send someone a photo while still out & away from home.
I guess this app will be improved with future updates. But when?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 08:20 UTC
On Connect post Amazon provides Dropbox alternative for Android users (15 comments in total)

Loaded the app on my smartphone and could upload photos to the amazon cloud drive even before I returned home from the walk :-)
I later visited the cloud drive on the amazon site and wanted to share this entire folder of 5 photos by creating a link (from my desktop -Using firefox) but it only allowed the creation of a single image file , not the whole folder?
Is a link for the whole folder possible ? without that it would be quite tiresome to create a whole bunch of separate links.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 15:22 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Looks good!
Some time ago my father made me a custom built adapter for just such a ultra wide angle lens. It has worked well!
Anyone who wants to save a few pennies and is is able to do practical machine work themselves might be interested in the link of that project

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 07:20 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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