brettmeikle

brettmeikle

Lives in Australia South Island, Australia
Joined on Jun 4, 2008

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And he makes an appearance here for the benefit of all citizens who love their freedoms.
https://www.accessfund.org/

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:56 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Fascinating and horrifying by turns. These may well stand as a pictorial decline of America in the 21st century.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 12:32 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
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millan: I can't see the Pentax Program A.

1984

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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EssexAsh: No prices revealed. So clearly aimed at the "tragic hipsters with more money than sense" market

What, can you not grow a beard?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:31 UTC

Yet consuming resources at a rate far in excess of environmental sustainability whilst wrecking remote (to the US) ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef is OK, an aspiration even? I'm not defending these lads, but look in the mirror people - it's footprints, not mountain top removal, melting ice and ocean acidification.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 13:25 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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barrym1966: Meanwhile Hillary gives away classified government information to multiple hackers around the world and gets no jail time.

bollox

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:40 UTC

I got to 'News Corp' and lost all sympathy.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 20:15 UTC as 19th comment
On article Video: Cristina Mittermeier delivers PIX 2015 keynote (51 comments in total)
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ftavares: I think it's very refreshing and brave to see someone delivering a keynote presentation about enoughness vs. consumerism and it's effects on sustainability to a photographic community that is constantly driven to buying the latest and greatest gadgets. And on an event that is sponsored by brands that rely on large scale consumerism.

Congrats to DPR and the organization of PIX for the selection. It was a wonderful and moving presentation.

Roland, whilst your car analogy is the elephant in the room nothing that ftavares says can be in dispute. Never ending upgrading of any consumer electronic product is, by definition, unsustainable.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 08:47 UTC
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brettmeikle: Americans like an enemy, who knew? Wind the clock back 30 years and many commenters on here would be making the same simplistic remarks about China, now a perfectly valid location for tours and cultural bucket listing. Their rulers are ratbags - we know that. So were the Maoists.
I thought this film had fascinating qualities, both in the technology and the subject. Lovely countryside, pleasant 'ordinary' folk and in fact reminiscent of the China I saw in the 80s.
Time to move on people - and stay curious.

Mike, I'm not standing up for N Korea - so you can drop that posture. Capitalism v Communism - that argument must be redundant but I know old reactionary citizens of the US like to pretend it's still a thing - I mean, your embargo of Cuba is only just coming to an end after decades of spitefulness.
And as for the tired, bitter chestnut of us speaking German now- it's beneath me if not, clearly, you. This country handled itself fine for three years without help.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 14:56 UTC

Americans like an enemy, who knew? Wind the clock back 30 years and many commenters on here would be making the same simplistic remarks about China, now a perfectly valid location for tours and cultural bucket listing. Their rulers are ratbags - we know that. So were the Maoists.
I thought this film had fascinating qualities, both in the technology and the subject. Lovely countryside, pleasant 'ordinary' folk and in fact reminiscent of the China I saw in the 80s.
Time to move on people - and stay curious.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 11:43 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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SETI: I had 4 Pentax cameras and had problems with 3 of them. Great system but bad QC

Ive had 6 Pentax DSLRs and a Q and only just got a glitch (rectified myself) on the last one. Lucky me?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri (51 comments in total)

I teach kids your age, and if they produced work like yours - with that sympathy of eye and curiosity for insight - my job would be a delight (and a breeze). In this set, even the Auckland night shot speaks of geo-thermal action.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 12:48 UTC as 38th comment
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

TEX! Damn predictive text.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 07:10 UTC
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

Hey Ted, don't be a dong.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 07:08 UTC
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RichRMA: Very good shots. Big cats are being poached by hunters working for places like China and Vietnam where tiger gall bladders, etc, are used in quack medicine. It's a good idea to find alternative areas for them to live, like perhaps wild areas in North America because where they are living is not longer viable.

The first grey wolf in the Grand Canyon in 70 years didn't last long in the great wilderness of Utah.
http://www.livescience.com/49288-gray-wolf-shot-in-utah.html

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:30 UTC
On photo Mount Gongga in the -Somewhere in Szechuan- (Scenery in Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

Walked up to that spot (Heilagou?) in 1988. Bit cloudier on that occasion. Thanks for the view I missed.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Shaking up the market? Sony a7R review posted (1 comment in total)

Not so good for: "Snapshooters who would be drawn to the camera because of the high resolution and price tag." - the likely market, alas.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 19:47 UTC as 1st comment
On article Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes (74 comments in total)
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peevee1: War photography is more useful than landscape photography will ever be. And yes, it DOES help to stop the freaking politicians' adventures.

Respectfully, I'll take McCullin's view on this over yours.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 16:48 UTC
On article Bad Weather = Good Photography (77 comments in total)

Man, some dingbats rolled up for this comments section. Some excellent and beautifully representative work from Ireland. Who wants another picture of Half Dome or that damn barn in front of the Tetons? Inclement weather if far more interesting too.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 19:56 UTC as 13th comment
On article Award-winning wildlife photos capture candid moments (46 comments in total)

An article on photography? Good luck with that....

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:06 UTC as 31st comment
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