Dave Deacon

Dave Deacon

Lives in United Kingdom North, United Kingdom
Works as a Life
Joined on Sep 5, 2002
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On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)

Keep thinking Portillo will appear in one of the steam pics. For anyone from outside the UK who likes steam trains and the history of them, talke look on Amazon for the BBC's Great British Railway Journeys. Michael Portillo is a historian-politician and does a great series using George Bradshaw's guides of Britain and the Continent. Like much else in the world today, this little island invented it...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 18:07 UTC as 7th comment | 18 replies
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Dave Deacon: Staging images is as good as finding something by chance that works. The result is what matters and these are fantastic fun images. I've watched and enjoyed many films/TV shows most of which were scripted.

Cliche is the world - new is not new it's just recycled. It is truly very very hard to be original - one Beatles etc. We all tend to take the same photos - kids, bees, flowers, cars etc. They all look basically the same to me. However, I still enjoy looking for the hopefully better shot. Maybe the photgraphger and kids here had lots of spontaneous fun doing these staged shots - it looks like they did. There's more to a shot than a shot...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
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reginalddwight: Clever, but I was expecting the pooch to wear the D700 around its collar at the end. FTW

One idea sparks another....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:10 UTC

Staging images is as good as finding something by chance that works. The result is what matters and these are fantastic fun images. I've watched and enjoyed many films/TV shows most of which were scripted.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 69th comment | 5 replies

Argus

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 114th comment

The compositions are a bit rustically twee but very well done and very appealing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 08:41 UTC as 275th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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ajamess: Touchscreen, eh? I don't know how the entrenched photography community will react, but seems like a pretty cool addition when they are offering phase detect AF in Live View.

Seems being unbiased is an issue for DPR. I see for the first time that DPR likes Canon. Should the 70D be contrasted with the 5200 not the D7100? Why the issue with the LCD - clearly the D7100 LCD is better but that took an age to correct. The number of MPs is much higher but not greened. Why is articulated LCD and Touch preferrable to a more usable LCD? Stoned? Biased? Why the downplaying of the functions of the D7100?

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:54 UTC
On Reviewed: Sony NEX-5N 16MP mirrorless camera article (195 comments in total)

NEX 5 is still a good camera and with discounts even better plus a few adapters and very cheap legacy lenses - even its video is good. There's not a lot in IQ between these cameras. The cheaper C3 does very well against the 5n. Not a lot to lose if you don't want the extras. These cameras trash any compacts and rival many DSLRs. Pity Canon is not in there having a bash...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 19:36 UTC as 21st comment
On Book Review: Linda McCartney, a Life in Photographs article (24 comments in total)
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Dave Deacon: From what I've seen of LM's photography it looks good. Family and famous people. Given her privileged position, this forms an important part of rock history.

I never liked PM. Never met him but the media seemed to favour JL. This was backed up by the music with JL's gritty edgey deep music against PM's ditty stuff. Some excellent tunes mind but they lack depth. So, the media's view is backed imv by the music. I could not imagine PM writing Imagine or a Day in the Life. Mind don't forget George - Something is truly excellent among others. If you can, see the Concert for George. See too the coldness between PM and the brilliant George Brown and the Monty Python sketches. Could never imagine PM getting into bed with Monty Python...

Read Joe Brown

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 13:46 UTC
On Book Review: Linda McCartney, a Life in Photographs article (24 comments in total)

From what I've seen of LM's photography it looks good. Family and famous people. Given her privileged position, this forms an important part of rock history.

I never liked PM. Never met him but the media seemed to favour JL. This was backed up by the music with JL's gritty edgey deep music against PM's ditty stuff. Some excellent tunes mind but they lack depth. So, the media's view is backed imv by the music. I could not imagine PM writing Imagine or a Day in the Life. Mind don't forget George - Something is truly excellent among others. If you can, see the Concert for George. See too the coldness between PM and the brilliant George Brown and the Monty Python sketches. Could never imagine PM getting into bed with Monty Python...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 13:43 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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