Rishi and Everyone, Sorry Not A Cyclist, Large Images

Started Jul 7, 2016 | Discussions thread
OP MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 39,349
Re: Posted this 10 hours ago
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Rishi Sanyal wrote:

MightyMike wrote:

This is interesting, Rishi was active in the forum up to as recently as 5 hours ago, the usual trolls were all over the forum in the last 10 hours and with the massive controversy the subject ignited evidenced by hundreds of posts across at least a half dozen threads I'd have expected this post to get some attention beyond a few supporting comments.

They requested 100% crops, I supplied them, they requested whole images, I supplied them, they requested a long burst of a subject moving in a similar x-y-z nature, I supplied it. I fully explained the methodology, gear used and situation including minor information about the shots before this. I even dropped in my opinions on the focus features and where i believe they should be used and how i believe they should be used.

The question is where are "they" now?

So you posted this around midnight our time last night, and for every one of you there are dozens more making a grand total of hundreds more comments and threads. Furthermore, we actually have jobs here, mine which is actually to evolve DPR testing and technically edit almost everything that goes up on DPR, and you're wondering/suspicious/questioning our integrity because I personally haven't responded to one of the hundreds of comments being made here?

Do you appreciate the chances of me even finding this thread were exceedingly low?

I saw you were active in the forum at that time and i thought you'd have spotted it. I was thinking of sending it to you in a PM but i thought that would be over the top and pushy. Was it midnight where you are?

It appears many of you are completely oblivious to the scale of this operation. Which is, frankly, perplexing - it shouldn't be too hard for you to take a look at the hundreds upon hundreds of comments and forum posts that have piled up, and yet you expect DPR's Technical Editor to personally come in and see it all, despite monitoring forums being <1% of my job description?

I would never have expected you were reviewing many of the comments made. I thought you had an interest in this topic so i figured you'd spot it. Hey I really don't know how big DPR is as a company or much of the inner workings of the company other then supplying an awesome website, great reviews and an excellent community of forums for nuts like us.

Do I have your permission to actually take an evening off and spend it with my wife? How about sleep - do I have your permission to do that? Especially considering I was up until 4 am fielding comments on a review I didn't even write the previous night?

Yes this made me wonder if you were working some kind of night shift, as important as you believe that answers had to be supplied I still feel you'd have been well within your right to go to sleep and answer them later. I also figured after notice your activity and its corresponding time that you'd take the opportunity to sleep in or maybe even a sick day, I'm not sure how flexible your employer is. I don't expect you to answer comments all night and then be ready to answer more as soon as you wake up, I did however figure wrongly you'd have spotted the post and at least acknowledged it. My Mistake.

However the dig wasn't only at you but those pesky trolls who were more than happy to comment on the threads that started all this trouble (yes mine, and that other one) but were completely silent towards this one, perhaps they missed it also.

Maybe i should repeat myself I have nothing against you, assumptions were made you corrected them don't let them fester. Don't look to me for permission to rest, you know you need it so take a break! I too had a couple short nights and long hectic days at work so i feel for you.

Oh its fine to tell a person that their examples in galleries for the public and personal enjoyment are cherry picked and resized and sharpened and there are no sequences and this is wrong and that is wrong and they're at infinity and if the background is at infinity and if i used a canon camera with high quality glass I'd get better images with no regards for consideration of the amount of cropping done or condition during the taking some of those images. that information would be know had they seen the original posting, I suppose I'm part to blame for not linking that information to the post. But still if its that easy to criticize (and it is, I can be put in that group too) then what happened to all the critics?

But when one answers the challenge and does it politely and provides all relevant information and the challengers ignore it, wow what integrity! Perhaps I should have used an outrageous title to get attention.

Maybe we can provide some valid excuses, they might have missed this thread, they might have taken an extensive time downloading the files and are still going through them so haven't had time to comment.

I'm trying very hard not to say they don't care about the truth because I believe they do otherwise why would they argue so hard their opinion just a day ago?

I hope they either just missed this evidence or have been too busy to reply, i really don't want it to be that they are ignoring this example.

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Mike from Canada
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Mike from Canada
"I am not a great photographer! God is a great creator! All I do is capture His creation with the tools He has provided me."
'I like to think so far outside the box that it would require a telephoto lens just to see the box!' ~ 'My Quote :)'
http://www.michaelfastphotography.com/galleries/VP-BDI_3a.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?sort_order=views%20DESC&first_this_page=0&page_limit=180&&emailsearch=mighty_mike88%40hotmail.com&thumbnails=

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