Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash

Joined on Jan 11, 2012

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On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)

That was an awesome video. One of the best I've seen from dpreview. A good review/test of a new camera used in situations for what the camera is designed to do. Well done!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 13:00 UTC as 27th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Gearheads will oh so hate this review. They want to know more about the dynamic range of shooting their stapler and random things strewn across their desk under fluorescent lights. Not personal pet peeves and pro NFL shots.
I suggest a DPreview staffer quickly insert a paragraph involving 100% cropped shot showing +5 EV exposure pull differences stat!

I agree. It really isn't a fare review. I mean, how may shoot pro football, and going on and on about voice recording. Who gives a you know what. What about birds in flight photography and how well the auto focus has improved for photographers in that discipline and others. Not a very good rounded out review at all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On Sky Diving From Airplanes challenge (4 comments in total)
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Djuks500: It is Skydiving not sky diving ;)

Ooops! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:52 UTC
On National Guard Jump in the Sky Diving From Airplanes challenge (1 comment in total)

Perfectly fine.

Cheers
B&M

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 02:58 UTC as 1st comment
On The Bicycle challenge (2 comments in total)
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gfa5775: Are trikes allowed or are you sticking with 2 wheels?

Trikes are fine. It certainly comes under the heading of "bicycle' in people's minds, even though the word in itself refers to a two wheeled device. The same would apply to a recumbent type bicycle. No motorcycles , scooters or mopeds please. They all must be pedal powered. I'll add that to the restrictions.

Thank you for bringing that up.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 13:53 UTC
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)
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Gezzaroy: My God the host is SO confrontational. Is anyone forcing him to do these challenges?

Your kidding right. I'm the one on the receiving end of hostilities. What would you have me do, send them all a bouquet of flowers. Get real, and don't make judgemental comments on something you know little or nothing about. Good day to you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)
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pleytime: Tried a private message but was DQ'd (not allowed). ; )o

I looked through my PM's and none were found from you - sorry!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:22 UTC
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)

By the way. Those of you who feel the need to complain about your image, I asked that you send a private message to my rather than airing your laundry here. Are you that much in need of attention. Why don't you do your part and pay attention to what I wrote in the challenge and stop belly aching here for the mistake you made.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:34 UTC as 3rd comment
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)
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pleytime: I have several seen other entries without the 'proper' title. Have they also been notified and DQ'd?

Yes they have. I can't be online 24/7. I just got off again DQing more images for the same reason. I was on a three day vacation, and during that time I spent a morning DQing a lot of images. So is it OK by you that I take break. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:31 UTC
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)
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mais51: Are you too busy watching the World Cup - now that Germany has won and the Cup is over for another 4 years - please come back and answer a few question -

Hey listen buddy. What do you expect that I should be online 24/7 for you. I spent a whole morning on a deserved vacation DQing images from people like yourself that cant either read or just simply ignore what I wrote in the description. I'll have you know smart A$$ that I missed the world cup. Now go back and check the challenge and you will see some room to re-enter - why, because i had to DQ more images for the same reason as your and others.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:29 UTC
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)

So far I have had to DQ 25 out of a total of 62 submissions because of individuals failing to either read the challenge description or just simply failing to adhere to the outline. Could all of you who are submitting images PLEASE title the image with the location, with city or town where the image was taken.

Thank you for your cooperation.
B&M

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 15:56 UTC as 8th comment
On Glassware Photography challenge (6 comments in total)
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tasad: ... "Additional rules: Color ONLY! ..."
So , what the two B/W entries ( " zebra style " ) are doing here?

Thank you for bringing that to my attention, but would you mind sending the host a personal message regarding any issues with yours or, in this case, another's submission. Things can easily be missed by a host and the submitter. A personal message works much better, and besides, making public statements of this kind can reflect bad on the individuals concerned. We are imperfect, and make errors. No reflection on yourself, but many love to do this in order to bring attention to themselves. So it would be better to contact the host in these matters.

I have placed a comment in the additional rules section of my upcoming challenges about making comments regarding any individual’s submitted images. I hope people take the time to read it, because in future, any personal remarks about an issue with someone's image will be ignored. This is not the place for that. Any questions or comments about the challenge itself is welcome.

Cheers
B&M

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On Capital City Series: Rome, Italy challenge (12 comments in total)
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Arahne27: Can You explain why have you disqualified this photo from the challenge? This is typical roman suburbs landscape. Have You ever been in Rome and do you know where this picture was taken?

They will, but I like to give the individual an opportunity to fix up their image and re-submit. Many a host did that for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Capital City Series: Rome, Italy challenge (12 comments in total)
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Arahne27: Can You explain why have you disqualified this photo from the challenge? This is typical roman suburbs landscape. Have You ever been in Rome and do you know where this picture was taken?

I understand where you are coming from, but I made a judgement call based on how I see things per say here. I look at areas outside the city as not being a part of it.

Now the beauty of these challenges, as I see it, is that there are those out there, like yourself, who can take the time to explain a few things us hosts are not quite clear of. I'm doing a series on capital cities around the world, but unfortunately I haven't had the time or money to visit each and every city that I make a challenge on. I don't think that visiting a city makes for a requirement in hosting this sort of challenge.

DQing images as we do is based on our knowledge, limited as it may be some time. So, I look forward to those out there that will take the time to clarify something of which I either miss or am not aware of.

So, based on what you are telling me I will reinstate your image.

Thank you for the clarification.

B&M

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Capital City Series: Rome, Italy challenge (12 comments in total)
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Arahne27: Can You explain why have you disqualified this photo from the challenge? This is typical roman suburbs landscape. Have You ever been in Rome and do you know where this picture was taken?

As an added note, you mentioned in the information that you provided regarding the image that the area in question is outside the gates of Rome. If I'm wrong, then please advise and I will rectify it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
On Capital City Series: Rome, Italy challenge (12 comments in total)
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Arahne27: Can You explain why have you disqualified this photo from the challenge? This is typical roman suburbs landscape. Have You ever been in Rome and do you know where this picture was taken?

No I have never been to Rome unfortunately. If I feel that the scene is not in Rome I will DQ the image, but if you could send me a private message and explain to me why this location is within Rome I would be more than happy to take it of the DQ list, so to speak.

Cheers
B&M

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On Home Recording Studio. challenge (10 comments in total)
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richiebee: No, don't cancel... I'm just finishing up a week of recording. I've taken some pics, just not great ones yet. Problem with this challenge is its not really possible to take a picture of your artists recording. You have to fake it, or shoot through a closed window. The shutter sound is kind of frowned upon on recordings. :)

Much obliged. Thanks for not letting my challenge go blank on me. :-)

Cheers
B&M

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
On Home Recording Studio. challenge (10 comments in total)
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richiebee: No, don't cancel... I'm just finishing up a week of recording. I've taken some pics, just not great ones yet. Problem with this challenge is its not really possible to take a picture of your artists recording. You have to fake it, or shoot through a closed window. The shutter sound is kind of frowned upon on recordings. :)

Sorry, my hands are tied. At this stage I can't effect the date or even cancel for that matter, but I was able to change the number of submissions per person. Hey, you put five in there and give them good folks out there something to vote on. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 01:29 UTC
On Home Recording Studio. challenge (10 comments in total)
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richiebee: No, don't cancel... I'm just finishing up a week of recording. I've taken some pics, just not great ones yet. Problem with this challenge is its not really possible to take a picture of your artists recording. You have to fake it, or shoot through a closed window. The shutter sound is kind of frowned upon on recordings. :)

Having someone in the image is not a requirement, just a suggestion. Don't be long, the time is running out.

B&M

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Home Recording Studio. challenge (10 comments in total)

Perhaps not interested in cameras or photography, for that matter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:18 UTC as 2nd comment
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