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On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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meanwhile: As a photograph of a tricycle, yes, perhaps the car on the right could go.

As an artwork though? No, it serves a distinct purpose. It redirects the eye back into the frame after you have followed the curve of the trike handle, and stops your gaze and attention "falling out" of the scene. It solidifies the layer between foreground and background and gives the road depth and scale. It adds population to the scene, creates a neighbourhood, rather than just a singular family. The colour of the car helps to balance the colour of the bike. The shadows under the car help to balance the shrubs and dark in the windows on the left, and anchor the frame.

The photograph is not just about the tricycle. I don't think it's at the level of twaddle of that Smithsonian article ("bestows on that tricycle the majesty—and ineffability—of an archangel’s throne" ... err, OK), but it's far from meaningless.

system, we get that you miss the point. Do you have to keep repeating yourself?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2013 at 15:46 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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meanwhile: As a photograph of a tricycle, yes, perhaps the car on the right could go.

As an artwork though? No, it serves a distinct purpose. It redirects the eye back into the frame after you have followed the curve of the trike handle, and stops your gaze and attention "falling out" of the scene. It solidifies the layer between foreground and background and gives the road depth and scale. It adds population to the scene, creates a neighbourhood, rather than just a singular family. The colour of the car helps to balance the colour of the bike. The shadows under the car help to balance the shrubs and dark in the windows on the left, and anchor the frame.

The photograph is not just about the tricycle. I don't think it's at the level of twaddle of that Smithsonian article ("bestows on that tricycle the majesty—and ineffability—of an archangel’s throne" ... err, OK), but it's far from meaningless.

Well spotted agentul! You get the Pedant of the Year award. Toys, cars, houses, roads, etc are all signs that people likely live there. Yes, you are right that it is possible that this is actually a recreation of an actual street in an atomic test site. The inclusion of cars, houses and toys in said recreation suggests that the fake town would also likely have fake people. They just aren't in frame, ergo, suggested.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 15:57 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)

As a photograph of a tricycle, yes, perhaps the car on the right could go.

As an artwork though? No, it serves a distinct purpose. It redirects the eye back into the frame after you have followed the curve of the trike handle, and stops your gaze and attention "falling out" of the scene. It solidifies the layer between foreground and background and gives the road depth and scale. It adds population to the scene, creates a neighbourhood, rather than just a singular family. The colour of the car helps to balance the colour of the bike. The shadows under the car help to balance the shrubs and dark in the windows on the left, and anchor the frame.

The photograph is not just about the tricycle. I don't think it's at the level of twaddle of that Smithsonian article ("bestows on that tricycle the majesty—and ineffability—of an archangel’s throne" ... err, OK), but it's far from meaningless.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 00:43 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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SRT201: Brilliant! Positively Brilliant! It must have taken a minute of more to compose and shoot!

It looks like he was kidding around and went for a giant tricycle effect.

I'm sure there are those who spend hours analyzing how the photo presents a deep and insightful commentary on Western society. :-)

You got all that from the first paragraph that basically just names the image and sets the scene? You must have a sensitive soul.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 00:21 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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SRT201: Brilliant! Positively Brilliant! It must have taken a minute of more to compose and shoot!

It looks like he was kidding around and went for a giant tricycle effect.

I'm sure there are those who spend hours analyzing how the photo presents a deep and insightful commentary on Western society. :-)

Can you show us one of yours that has more resonance? None of the 16 in your gallery evoke anything for me, despite you having a D800 and a bunch of expensive lenses. It's not art if it doesn't make anyone feel anything.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 23:08 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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Revenant: Like Chuck Lantz wrote below, "limited edition" means that that particular edition consists of a determined number of copies. It doesn't say anything about the number of copies in other editions of the same work. As long as the medium or presentation is different, it's a new edition.
For example, many novels are published both in limited, numbered or lettered, editions, and unlimited mass-market editions. And it's quite common for artists to make limited print runs on large format fine art paper, and then sell cheaper prints of the same image as an unlimited edition.

Exactly.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 01:49 UTC
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Francis Carver: Wow, one thousand dollars for THIS 8-bit color fidelity little display? Wacom seems to be in denial, not wanting to recognize products from Apple and the host of tablets and touchscreen maker offerings. Predatory pricing in this product segment is over once and for all, I believe.

DPR Quote of the year - "Not Francis, perhaps, but sensible people".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 03:22 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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thx1138: Fuji X100s is a lot more appealing and please $450 for the OVF option. If I buy one of their $18000 800 f/5.6 VR's will they throw this in for free?

Yeah, if you had $1100 for a camera like this I can't think of any reason for this over the X100s. Can anyone? (serious question)

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 05:21 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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gl2k: Today it's not about the sensor, it's all about the body that makes the difference. Dunno about DR but regarding noise the 5200 plays in the same league as the D800.

It doesn't f****** matter. Any decent camera will take great photos with a solid photographer behind it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 03:10 UTC
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fyngyrz: "Requires OSX 10.7.5"

This is Apple "Abandonware."

The latest version of Lightroom (4.3) and Lightroom's latest update (7.3) works in earlier versions of OSX, and adds RAW support to Lightroom for cameras not supported in Aperture by virtue of Apple's arbitrarily locking these updates the later release of OSX. One of these is Canon's EOS 6D.

Just beware when you buy software from Apple. Taking advantage of a simple application upgrade may require you to change your entire OS.

...and this from a fellow who really likes Aperture, and has bought V1, V2 and V3. :(

So upgrade a test workstation and see what happens. 10.8.x is among the best Mac OS releases I've seen myself, and I've been around since 7.x. It's solid, it's fast, seems pretty robust and secure to date. Obviously it depends on what you run, but there's very little reason not to go to the latest release. Fear of the past is not really one of them, just test and mitigate going forward, no?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 14:42 UTC
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sadwitch: I for one think that RAW is not necessary. A great jpeg engine is more important in these type of cameras. For those who needs RAW, they will not be considering these category of camera's anyway and for those who are, they will not be bothered or tinkering with RAW files.

I'm confused, I think you meant "tkbslc:". I agree that RAW is the way to go.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 09:17 UTC
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sadwitch: I for one think that RAW is not necessary. A great jpeg engine is more important in these type of cameras. For those who needs RAW, they will not be considering these category of camera's anyway and for those who are, they will not be bothered or tinkering with RAW files.

RAW is pretty much necessary with the XZ-1, due to the noise reduction issue. I've also found RAW handy on the S90, and don't find it any more work at all. Which RAW software are you using?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 21:53 UTC
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (211 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: A rebadged XZ-2 without the hotshoe or accessory port? What is Pentax thinking?? "Nobody wants to use flashes on this thing and nobody wants EVFs eitehr...people love the size though so let's keep it chunky and add some extra weight by using brass peices that we'll paint...just what everyone wants: all the weight and bulk but no more nonsense extras!!!"

SMH.

Either way, it's a damn fine lens and the highlight of both cameras, so it's really a non-issue isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 03:59 UTC
On 500px expanding into the cloud post (34 comments in total)
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vFunct: Basically some of the dullest, most horrible, over-processed imagery in the world.

Nobody in 500px will ever be represented by a real art gallery.

"Nobody in 500px will ever be represented by a real art gallery."

Given that the site is called 500 *pixels* I'm guessing that it's not really a goal.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 01:55 UTC
On 500px expanding into the cloud post (34 comments in total)
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SantaFeBill: Just curious - Why is the site referred to as '500px'? The posted logo is _clearly_ '5' plus the infinity symbol, so why is it not '5infinity'? Is 'px' mathematical shorthand for the infinity symbol?
And where do the two '0's' after the '5' come from?

In short, how do you get from '5infinity' to '500px'?

500 pixels

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 01:49 UTC
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Buhl213: When one buys X-trans or Foveon equipment, it is because it is deemed superior to common mass-marked targeted Bayer-alternatives by the consumer, right? Why can this consumer not understand that it is an informed choice he/she makes, a choice that also excludes the "normal" software-support from software-vendors who has chosen to target the 70-80% of the most common marketplace within the photography-segment with the best ROI (same software, same demosaiching, same filter-mechanisms, a new table to describe a new lens) ?

I see no economic reason that these SW-vendors should support less common technologies unless directly paid to do so, and hence the camera-vendors have to make it a competitive technology (in terms of quantity, not quality), or seek alternatives (e.g. paying SilkyPix or SPP-developers to do the job).

In other words: STOP WHINING. Go take some pictures - and let the Sonikonicus-users enjoy their support, they need it, they bought inferior & conform technologies ;)

I just found that Smart Converter is a nice free tool to do the job too (opening .mts files). Simply select Other > Quicktime for the conversion and you'll get a quickly wrapped file with no video conversion (so no quality loss) and directly openable in pretty much anything.

http://www.shedworx.com/smartconverter

You still likely wouldn't call that native, but given that it's free and the video isn't converted it's close enough for me. Given that it's not really very long since Win added AVCHD support themselves, it likely won't be long before it's supported on Macs too. Either way, it's not actually needed in the field with the available options for 99.9% of files, so it's just semantics really.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 09:41 UTC
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Stephen123: I'm curious to know why OpenCl is Windows only. Is the Mac OpenCl still not stable?

Yes please, interested here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 22:28 UTC
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Buhl213: When one buys X-trans or Foveon equipment, it is because it is deemed superior to common mass-marked targeted Bayer-alternatives by the consumer, right? Why can this consumer not understand that it is an informed choice he/she makes, a choice that also excludes the "normal" software-support from software-vendors who has chosen to target the 70-80% of the most common marketplace within the photography-segment with the best ROI (same software, same demosaiching, same filter-mechanisms, a new table to describe a new lens) ?

I see no economic reason that these SW-vendors should support less common technologies unless directly paid to do so, and hence the camera-vendors have to make it a competitive technology (in terms of quantity, not quality), or seek alternatives (e.g. paying SilkyPix or SPP-developers to do the job).

In other words: STOP WHINING. Go take some pictures - and let the Sonikonicus-users enjoy their support, they need it, they bought inferior & conform technologies ;)

"Macs will play AVCHD(aka MTS) files with some additional files, also from the camera. Looks like one needs the entire Private Folder from the camera's flash card. Glad there's the work around, still wouldn't call it native playback."

How, you are wrong here. It's time to move on. An MTS file does not an AVCHD file make. The spec of the AVCHD file includes "some additional files". A properly formed AVCHD file, includes those things. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AVCHD_actual_file_structure.svg

Your PDF analogy is flawed, it's more akin to: if you hand someone a bunch of JPEG files that you had in a PDF file, but don't give them the PDF file itself. It's not the same thing, you haven't given them the whole file.

Do I wish that there was direct support for playing .mts stream files (which is outside the AVCHD spec)? Sure. Does that amount to not having native AVCHD support? No.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 22:24 UTC
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Brond1: I'm whining!!! Why can't Apple see supporting Fuji as opportunity to lure people away from other products. What happened to being innovative and supporting innovation?

OK, here's how it looks like the situation is. Macs running 10.8.x can play (yes, natively) AVCHD files if they contain all of the folder structure (/PRIVATE/AVCHD/BDMV/STREAM, etc).

For example, I downloaded this sample: http://hownowvideo.com/downloads/panasonic_AG-HMC150.zip
and it played without any problems - and should for you too How (just double click on PRIVATE and it should play in QT Player). The AVCHD files from my Sony A35 have this structure too, and work directly in QT Player.

If you just have the .mts stream file by itself, that will not play directly, and will have to be converted before use.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 03:35 UTC
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Brond1: I'm whining!!! Why can't Apple see supporting Fuji as opportunity to lure people away from other products. What happened to being innovative and supporting innovation?

Here too:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3775?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

Below are the media formats and codecs that QuickTime Player can play back in Mac OS X v10.6.x or later:

AVCHD (OS X Mountain Lion only)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 00:48 UTC
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