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On photo snow in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 1st comment
On article Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom (205 comments in total)

xg-1 was the "rising sun logo" minolta slr, sad to see something like this share it's model name :(
Shame on you pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:51 UTC as 1st comment
On article Compositional Rules (120 comments in total)

lunartown: Why mention "rule of thirds" at all, "thirds" is fake believe and bad hearsay! Especially when you have found phi in the golden rule, the real number is 0.618033.., 1, 1.618033.. and it is not about having your subject in a place, but about having your subject aligned within a division.
"Thirds" are nothing but home made "rules" by people that do not understand the mathematics behind fibonacci numbers. It is all about putting different parts in different sections/divisions and not about putting things in a place, see this: http://www.jakegarn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/golden-mean.gif which will clearly show the difference.
Sometimes by luck it will happen that if put the center of your main at the "thirds crossing", you'll also get its borders aligned within lines of the golden mean, but in other cases it may fail, understand and use the right rules, and then you are ofcause allowed to break them, but do not help spread fake believe and hearsay.
There are no "rules of thirds"!

The worst problem is that that r-o-t is used to put objects at a intersection which is basically wrong, not so much the number, the right thing to do is to have the border of objects aligned to lines that divide the frame. The frame can be divided by golden mean, by corner to corner diagonals and right angles, or by a spiral.
Keep defending r-o-t is as believing, that beating your wife make a good family, that it have been done for centuries does not make it right, repeating wrongs will never make it right.
And phi is found everywhere in nature and physics it is not "only" a mathematical magic number.
As said the way thirds is used is bad hearsay. And most important knowing and understanding the real/right rules and then break them is always better than believing in something wrong.
I'm on a crusade to get r-o-t to go away :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2012 at 08:55 UTC
On article Compositional Rules (120 comments in total)

lunartown: Why mention "rule of thirds" at all, "thirds" is fake believe and bad hearsay! Especially when you have found phi in the golden rule, the real number is 0.618033.., 1, 1.618033.. and it is not about having your subject in a place, but about having your subject aligned within a division.
"Thirds" are nothing but home made "rules" by people that do not understand the mathematics behind fibonacci numbers. It is all about putting different parts in different sections/divisions and not about putting things in a place, see this: http://www.jakegarn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/golden-mean.gif which will clearly show the difference.
Sometimes by luck it will happen that if put the center of your main at the "thirds crossing", you'll also get its borders aligned within lines of the golden mean, but in other cases it may fail, understand and use the right rules, and then you are ofcause allowed to break them, but do not help spread fake believe and hearsay.
There are no "rules of thirds"!

That nikon and others use a third based grid, does not make right and indeed they should not do so.
You can make a 38.2%-61.8% division of any rectangle no matter the proportion, it do not need to depend on the outer frame, that said sensors could use the folding "silver rectangle" (root 2) or golden rectangle proportion, the 3x2 is just heritage from film days. One good thing is that 3x2 is between the silver and the golden rectangle so both can be achieved with minimal crop.
If you center your main object it is often well supported by cropping the photo to the proportion of the silver rectangle, especially in portrait orientation.
Some links to help imagine a golden grid:
http://digital-photography-school.com/divine-composition-with-fibonaccis-ratio-the-rule-of-thirds-on-steroids
http://photoinf.com/Golden_Mean/Eugene_Ilchenko/GoldenSection.html
http://www.goldennumber.net/geometry/

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 16:32 UTC
On photo You Know I Taste So Good in the Brown Sugar challenge (5 comments in total)

FrancisNewmeyer: porn - remove

Keep.
Brown Sugar, need to be "pr0n" see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Sugar_(song)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 13:12 UTC
On article Compositional Rules (120 comments in total)

lunartown: Why mention "rule of thirds" at all, "thirds" is fake believe and bad hearsay! Especially when you have found phi in the golden rule, the real number is 0.618033.., 1, 1.618033.. and it is not about having your subject in a place, but about having your subject aligned within a division.
"Thirds" are nothing but home made "rules" by people that do not understand the mathematics behind fibonacci numbers. It is all about putting different parts in different sections/divisions and not about putting things in a place, see this: http://www.jakegarn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/golden-mean.gif which will clearly show the difference.
Sometimes by luck it will happen that if put the center of your main at the "thirds crossing", you'll also get its borders aligned within lines of the golden mean, but in other cases it may fail, understand and use the right rules, and then you are ofcause allowed to break them, but do not help spread fake believe and hearsay.
There are no "rules of thirds"!

You'll find division at phi everywhere, eg: http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html#seeds

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 12:06 UTC
On article Compositional Rules (120 comments in total)

Why mention "rule of thirds" at all, "thirds" is fake believe and bad hearsay! Especially when you have found phi in the golden rule, the real number is 0.618033.., 1, 1.618033.. and it is not about having your subject in a place, but about having your subject aligned within a division.
"Thirds" are nothing but home made "rules" by people that do not understand the mathematics behind fibonacci numbers. It is all about putting different parts in different sections/divisions and not about putting things in a place, see this: http://www.jakegarn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/golden-mean.gif which will clearly show the difference.
Sometimes by luck it will happen that if put the center of your main at the "thirds crossing", you'll also get its borders aligned within lines of the golden mean, but in other cases it may fail, understand and use the right rules, and then you are ofcause allowed to break them, but do not help spread fake believe and hearsay.
There are no "rules of thirds"!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 12:06 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
On photo Dark Side of the Moon in the 3 generations of music media (b/w or sepia only) challenge (1 comment in total)

"there is no dark side of the moon" .... "really, matter of fact, it's all dark"

Nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 00:11 UTC as 1st comment
On photo downcast in the Stone Work (Capture date and size rule) Please read all... challenge (1 comment in total)

Only 15'th, how could this one not win?

fouad6, nice shot and the best one, imho.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 06:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Passion in the Outside your comfort zone challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 20:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Landscape Photography Primer (97 comments in total)

idbar: Nice article! Composition is always the main issue for any amateur photographer.

Sometimes expecting one single spectacular/magic shot/place, when a simple/proper one could turn amazing! :)

If composition is important, then it is such a shame that people get stuck on "Rule of Thirds" :(
http://www.jakegarn.com/the-rule-of-thirds/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio
http://www.lightstalking.com/golden-section
http://photoinf.com/Golden_Mean/Eugene_Ilchenko/GoldenSection.html
http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html#seeds
Please get it right, thirds is wrong.

btw, except the thirds, nice article Carsten, thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 14:32 UTC
On article Seascape photography (43 comments in total)