WilliamJ

WilliamJ

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Joined on Oct 27, 2009

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On article Drone photos meet "Inception" in Flatlands II (8 comments in total)
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panther fan: Would love too see a tutorial on that

_ My dear Leonardo, what have you done, lately ?
_ A new painting, Sir. Would you want to have a glance at it ?

_ For sure, it would please me to.

_ Here you are, my Lord...

_ By Jove ! That's a nice Lady, indeed !

_ I've named this piece of art "The Joconda".

_ No doubt I'm in love with your new painting, Leonardo. Would you make a tuto for me, I absolutely want my second class official copists to be able to produce something like that at will instead of their usual craps.

_ Errrr ! Well... May I suggest to use a Xerox instead, it would be much faster ?

Oh, my ! You are totally right, Leonardo ! It's then true you are a genius !

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 11:39 UTC
On article 10 cool DIY photography techniques that anyone can do (10 comments in total)
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rurikw: Some nice ideas but not sure how using an external battery to power up your phone is a trick.

Everthing seems to be a "never seen before trick" for a "born yesterday".

By the way, we live in a world full of this sort of empty brains who know nothing outside their own little bubble, that's the reason why the good old "originality" has been discarded. Nowadays we just listen about "creativity" instead, which is vastly exagerated in most cases.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 08:09 UTC
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panchorancho: If it's not shot with a Sony it's not worth my time!

If not with a Smith&Wesson, that's not a killer shot !

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 07:09 UTC

Since NASA has decided to collaborate with James Cameron, that's crazy how many pictures and videos we can receive from the outter space.

Cf. http://www.space.com/783-director-james-cameron-works-nasa-future-mars-mission.html

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 02:07 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (496 comments in total)
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rollbahn: "If nothing else, I sincerely wish the M10 had some kind of horizon level guide. I swear I have one leg longer than the other."

Glad I'm not the only one. I shoot film Leica M's and I would swear I have lined up my camera to what I thought was level and then I scan in the negs and see that I have yet again slightly tilted the image.

Happens on every camera and I have no idea why - must be a bad gene somewhere :)

Symetry is not a human given. You're not the only one, my friend, to have this sort of problem. Being unable to pI55 straight is, that said, a more serious issue.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 06:29 UTC
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Iwanowitsj: This award is apparantly not about photography. These photo's are mediocre imho. I guess story telling by words is more important than making compelling pictures.

To Monochrom who says "But hey, she won the award and you can find her work at MOMA..."
So what ? Remember Duchamps "ready-made" so-called masterpiece ? Cf: http://tinyurl.com/j5a968m

Trash is trash, even if it is exhibited in a museum, or if snobs, blasés, nihilistic and spoiled people give it a crown just to relieve their boredom. This sort of argument from authority value is next to 0 !

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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Najinsky: From the linked story:

"A three-month geological study published in 2013 had concluded that while erosion was inevitable, the structure was not in imminent danger of collapsing.

At the time, geologists had said that the Azure Window was likely to survive for "decades" to come."

Hmmmm, my spidey senses are tingling, something may not be on the level here, and I'm not talking about the collapsed bridge...

Right ! It would be so cool if experts prediction could be so obviously proved or dis-proved. So many "experts" are mostly experts in gratuitious statements...

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
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tomkaten: Instead of crying over this, we should appreciate the fact that we could witness nature shaping up the landscape with its immense force.

A 30 million old rock formation sinking to the bottom of the sea in our lifetime, what are the odds of that happening ?

I can appreciate the nostalgia that hit the ones who saw it in its full glory, but nature is unstoppable. It moves continents about, no small arch is going to stand in its way.

Very true. And guess what: the one who broke it is the same fellow who made it, first. A crime ?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
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TN Args: And yet I feel like there are more magazine titles on the shelves today than ever before.

Too much people singing the same song, that's maybe the problème more than the "internet thing" all by itself.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:42 UTC
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Ernest M Aquilio: Our own technological advancements are killing us...

That's every gods fate to be killed by their own sons. Ask Saturn who knows best...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:35 UTC
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)
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Tommi K1: To win the contests always:

1) Use a FF
2) Use lowest possible ISO
3) Get the sharpest lens on market
4) Get a FF
5) Denoise hell out of the photos
6) Get the FF
7) Remember the crop factor is no good, get the FF
8) Shoot wide open
9) Remember the shallower the DOF, better
10) f/1.2 on FF
11) Remember to use lowest ISO
12) FF with shallowest DOF
13) Remember to write the camera specs on the print, visible for the judges so they see it is the FF with f/1.2 and ISO 64....

You have forgotten to tell us wether one had to use a FF, or a FF !

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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Old Cameras: It looks like I'll be assaulting more people than usual.

An invention that will be for sure "Big in Japan" !

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 07:06 UTC
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george4908: I have always felt that "Bone Conduction" would make a great name for a band.

Consuction ?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 07:01 UTC
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OlyPent: Why does google want so many people to get beaten-up?

Why does Google want so many people to be turned into matrix agents ? Big browser wants to see ya all, and it shows !

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 07:00 UTC
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Dragonrider: This guy's definition of a "red pixel" is a pixel with a red channel level higher than the blue or green channels, not one that contains no red. This picture has neutral greys (i.e. pixels that contain red). If you compare neutral grey to a red compliment (i.e. cyan) background, the grey will look red because the color balance has shifted to cyan. This is not the same thing as no red channel. This guy must be a psychologist and not a physicist. :-).

To Johannes Zander : do you mean that in this case too, size matters ?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 06:54 UTC
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Dragonrider: This guy's definition of a "red pixel" is a pixel with a red channel level higher than the blue or green channels, not one that contains no red. This picture has neutral greys (i.e. pixels that contain red). If you compare neutral grey to a red compliment (i.e. cyan) background, the grey will look red because the color balance has shifted to cyan. This is not the same thing as no red channel. This guy must be a psychologist and not a physicist. :-).

Does it work the same with a banana ?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
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Keit ll: How does auto tone in PS know that the strawberries should be red?

Because Mr Autotone is not a joker, never invite him to you're 5yo son's birthday, he could ruine the magician's best tricks.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
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Leonp: If there really would have been no red pixels in the image it would not have been so easy to make this out of it:
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1488441903.jpg
I just corrected the levels.
Without the red pixels, the strawberries are black.

You, little killjoy ! Have you not understood that we were supposed to be puzzled ?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 08:17 UTC
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stratplaya: No executives stepping down?

Stepping down ? They're barely stepping back...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
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Marty4650: Ahhhh.. the Rolex of convertible laptops!

This will probably be a big seller in Dubai.

I don't know... I guess if they want to sell it in Dubaï, they need to stick some expensive stones here and there, and to include a keybord made of palladium. Oh ! And maybe the most important: the webcam must be a Leica or an Hasselblad, nothing less !

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
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