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On photo BaobabTree (FILEminimizer) in threed123's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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KJaay: wondeful

I know, I love that tree. Everyone that sees it wants hanging on their wall...thanks. Those trees can get over 2,000 years old. This one was not blooming at the time taken. It does get leaves and bear fruit.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 17:46 UTC

Over-processed, saturated eye-candy. Hardly photography. More like art. But, that's where photography is today if you want to win a contest. This is more like a photo-shop contest. I'm okay with it. I do it too. Just sayin' though.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 1st comment
On article Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature (104 comments in total)

Yeah, Yugster does force you to browse. Here is the link, and it is the $499 camera sold as a refurb:

I understand this is not the Illum...just saying the camera technology is confusing for the price, and based on the number of refurbs floating around for the "older" camera, it was confusing to use and of little use to most consumers looking for a "magical" camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature (104 comments in total)

Lytros are currently being dumped on sites like for $70. That said, back in the day of film I always had to select depth of field range with all my lenses. Today, I simply ignore it since digital cameras have smaller sensors and f/stops. I can easily post process parts of the image to be out of focus. Can't bring out of focus in focus though. But so what if I have good depth of field I rarely have anything out of focus. This camera remains a head scratcher for me.

If it gets us closer to holographic imaging, then I say--heck yeah.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

This technology is like 4K video--who needs it when current technology will do just fine. Now, that said, if you combine lens/sensor arrays with 4K processing, and 3D projection, you will have a very realistic 3D world to look into--Alice. The worm is still in it's cocoon. Give it time to morph into a butterfly...

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 15:28 UTC as 9th comment

I guess it's slightly better than my Sony RX100, but that has some zoom and it's more pocketable.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Photographer revisits images of Vietnam War (89 comments in total)

Spent a year there as a USAF officer ground controller. Took lot of pics with my Nikormat. Have great memories living in a hootch. It was either join the Airforce or get drafted after college, and in those days they were drafting marines as well-life expectancy was 30 days--no thanks. All us guys were just trying to stay alive and get back home. And today, I put my digital camera into a nice camera bag that I bought about 5 years ago at the local camera store--and inside was a tag: Made in Vietnam--so all is good lol. And the island, Hon Tre off Nha Trang mainland, I spent most of my time on is now one of the best resorts in Vietnam. Google it and look at the images--cracks me up.

Make sure your sons and daughters take a good pocketable camera over to North Korea--it will be their next stop, and possibly they can get a nice shot of a mushroom cloud. Sorry to be cynical, but the world continues to be both a dangerous and beautiful place.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 19:45 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (414 comments in total)

I chose the RX100 for a trip to Germany rather than taking my Canon T3i along. I also took a Panasonic 3D1 along for 3D. I had each in a small case attached to my pants belt. I used the 3D1 for most snapshots and the RX100 for scenics. And wow, the RX100 truly did the job, and the panoramic mode is jawdropping. I've got some outstanding castle/river shots. I created a 15'x11.5' photo book through My Publisher using their hi-res glossy lay-flat paper, and far exceeded my expectations. The panoramas fit across two pages thus some being 11.5"x30" and everyone that sees them are amazed at the image quality. The 3D1 does a reasonable job for 2D images as well. The two cameras were a great combination, and I'm now selling my T3i on ebay. If I do miss something about the DSLR, it would be the need for a greater zoom, but as I found out, the resolution is so good on the RX100, you can simulate a 200+ zoom with little loss. I feel the need, the need for more travel.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 18:20 UTC as 43rd comment
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