SirLataxe

SirLataxe

Lives in United Kingdom NW England, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired IT architect
Joined on Jan 2, 2010
About me:

Cabinet maker, cyclist, archer, body-boarder, classical guitar learner. Slave to two collies and the ladywife.

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  • In this answer lies the problem. The problem isn't that, " You have no idea if a person [feels this or that way].... " but rather the inability or (more likely) disinclination of often rather rabid ...
  • Replied in It depends...
    Hmmmm ...... personally I feel that exploitation is defined by the person exploited not the possible exploiter,  as it's the former person who will feel the effect "exploited". This assumes a ...
  • Many humans crave certainty, about every little thing. Their motives for so-craving are many and various but when it comes to peripheral matters (like photography) it offers the self-appointed ...
  • Replied in Maples
    Ah ha! Perhaps this thread should now be merged with the one about the positioning of horizons and other habits of photo composing?  :-) As photographers we perhaps have a more analytical (in the ...
  • You'd be surprised. One trope of many Protestant sects in particular goes like this: God has his Elect (those predestined to go to heaven) and a certain indication that one is a member of this ...
  • Most crafts, including photography, are learnt vai the understanding and acquisition of "rules" (better described as your " aspects of the composition have different effects on the viewer") . At ...
  • A good point. The discoveries, techniques and methods of others is often the best teacher.  I learnt cabinet-making largely via this method, for example: books by experts but also many excellent ...
  • That second statement should read, "He who lives with the most toys wins".  After all, this is the fundamental dogma of consumerism, a religion to which we all adhere (with various degrees of fervour).
  • It's still fairly mild here so not much turning of the leaf colours even at this late date. More mild weather is forecast for next week too.  But it's now wet & windy rather than calm and dry. Some ...
  • Added 3 photos to their gallery
    October rain (3 of 5)October rain (2 of 5)October rain (1 of 5)
  • Sell the lot and buy a Sony RX10 IV or a Panasonic FZ1000. With the money left over, buy a series of how-to-use lessons in the format you prefer. (I like pdf books myself). Or some good image ...
  • These image editing software comparison threads remind me of not dissimilar posts in woodworking forums about which methods of work and tool selections are "best" for making a cabinet or a chair. ...
  • A good point .... but the devil is in the detail.... For example, most will prefer to paint by hand and eye on a blank canvas rather than fill in the predefined spaces of a "paint by numbers" ...
  • Many humans are keen to discover "the certainties"; the "absolute truths" of the world; the propositions that cannot be denied. They want right or wrong, goodies or baddies. As others in this ...
  • I have many scanned slides and negs that are now digital images. They were scanned very carefully and then cleaned up one way another. Still, the digitizing process didn't get rid of the often ...
  • It's still mild in West Wales but with lots of overnight fogs & mists. The leaves of the trees are just turning (very slowly) but the plant life of the verges and fields seems to turn based on the ...
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    In Brechfa Forest October
  • There's still an awful lot of green leaf, flowering plant and other unseasonal flora for mid-october, eh?  The brown, red & yellow tinges are there but most trees are still that dull dark green of ...
  • Added 7 photos to their gallery
    Webbed dew dropsTeifi valley under morn-mistNext year oak leavesBlackberry red 2Banc Ddu from Llwyndrissi-2Autumn oak leavesA small Llwyndrissi oak
  • Some gorgeous pics so far. Autumn is the season of mellow fruitfulness. Or, put another way, the time when things go to seed. Blackberries gone over Ragwort with a spider Rosebay willowherb in ...
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