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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  • A Canon G5, which replaced a Pentax ME Super film camera and 3 prime lenses. It was a good first digital camera, getting good reviews at the time for both its functions and IQ. But I didn't make ...
  • Indeed. Have a peek in that mirror over there. Chemo - it's an adventure, eh!? I found mine a useful aid to introspection, amongst other things. Consideration of others' probable mental states. :-) ...
  • I think you should write a summary as many don't want to waste time going to look at mysterious Youtube vids. I, for example, prefer to waste time haranguing OPs in this forum concerning their ...
  • All these semantics and taxonomies! Why does the human like a pigeon-hole so much? Compulsive obsession perhaps. Do they spend their spare time separating their boiled sweets into those of the ...
  • Like gambling? This is only "fun" when you win, which is a rare thing amongst gamblers. As I understand it, the gambling dens that keep all the dosh are not so much predicting the future as ...
  • The ladywife et moi share an FZ1000 and an FZ82. They were acquired in that order. The FZ1000 has a larger sensor and gives better technical quality than the smaller sensored FZ82, but has a ...
  • Eh? SirLataxe PS Would you care to swap pseudonym etymologies? I would like to know the meaning (if any) of both the Xeno bit and the string of digits.
  • Why do we humans go on trying to predict the future when history shows we are incredibly bad at it? I suppose it's down to some sort of delusion that we can and do control things. Of course, it is ...
  • Replied in Pentax K-1
    If skills don't need (much) gear then surely a pinhole camera will do?  :-) SirLataxe
  • Behind your question there seems to be an assumption that there's a singular cause of "good pictures". In fact, good pictures are made so by a large number of factors. the contribution of which ...
  • If it's the spinning disc version (seems likely) have you defragged it or allowed Windows enough time to do so automatically before you switch it off or disconnect it? Over time, a disc that's not ...
  • Created discussion thread Photographic art constituents
    Here is a link to an article showing the winners of an International Garden Photography competition. Most people may agree that the photos contain beauty and other aspects that may justify at ...
  • Ditto, in all respects. The world can be many things, including beautiful, shocking or even disgusting. All of it is fascinating to we humans, for all sorts of reasons and in all sorts of ways. Pho ...
  • You expressed what seems an essential attribute of art there - the contexts in which a thing was made and that in which it was later observed are not inherently related; so neither are the motive ...
  • Hmmm. I think I know what you're getting at - "The art of everyday life" in which we are far more conscious and in control of how we behave and choose; far more inclined to step out of the routine ...
  • Those words have a common meaning too - they convey the understanding that a person or group find one thing higher in their hierarchy of worth than another. They convey the commonly understood and ...
  • You feel it "ignorant" not to notice that some photos hang in art galleries and must therefore be art. It may be argued that art galleries are now largely shop windows for the art market, which is ...
  • Is the issue of "can photography produce art" not fundamentally affected by the definition of what photography does and doesn't include - it's scope? If photography includes not just the ...
  • If I think that I am a great singer of opera, despite the flats, highs and screeches, as well as the best looking fellow in the village, irresistible to all the womenfolk, does this make it true? ...
  • Richard is a step too far down the post-modernist "it's all relative" path.  I prefer Michel Foucault, who at least recognises that some schemas of human judgement about things can be inherently ...
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