PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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PhotoKhan: Stop making things harder for legal users !!!

Can someone, please, anyone, explain to me what these "proposals", "regulations" and "standards" help in avoiding someone, anyone, to home-build a UAV and use it for nefarious purposes?

Do officials think that any such user would take the time to "register" the UAV before committing a crime?

What's going on with this general lunacy?

Yes, I know...that was bit rhetorical...

3. It gives the politicians ammo to fire over the masses, under the guise of "we're doing something", when in true reality, very little is being done regarding the true menace UAVs may present.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
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Rooru S: As a pilot, I agree with this. I had enough with clueless people flying their drones on and near the final approach path to local airports. Those people are just seeking getting a 'cool shot' to share over social media over safety.

There must be a way to hold people accountable for their silly actions.

As a pilot, you're just amplifying general hysteria.

I tell you this as an ex-fighter pilot with an ejection under his belt and over 13,000 hours as an airline Captain.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:08 UTC

After clicking on the link to the site of this software, Aurora, I ended up wondering why would anyone want a program that defaces photographs like the scroll-over samples in the homepage for no perceivable creative purpose?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:34 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies

Stop making things harder for legal users !!!

Can someone, please, anyone, explain to me what these "proposals", "regulations" and "standards" help in avoiding someone, anyone, to home-build a UAV and use it for nefarious purposes?

Do officials think that any such user would take the time to "register" the UAV before committing a crime?

What's going on with this general lunacy?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:00 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

Oh, there so many here who will be called to the new "space-ship-disguised-as-spaceship" headquarters in a couple of months to explain a couple of things.

Do you think you can get away with those kind of comments without the man-in-black-tshirts coming around?

Do you...(wait...there's someone at my door...brb...)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 08:24 UTC as 76th comment
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PaulChefurka: Nice work.

I lost my wife to ovarian cancer last week. I took the best portrait of my life of her about 3 weeks before the end. Something about imminent death sharpens the senses and opens the heart. It was a serene, medically assisted death here in our home, and I took photos of her before and right after the procedure. I don't think I will be publishing any of those shots.

My condolences, Paul.

Those photos you mentioned, they are already "published".

Through you, we can clearly see them and, yes, they are beautiful beyond words.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 09:03 UTC
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TillmanB: Five year ago my friend died of cancer. He and I grew up together and stayed close, he was brother to me. I drove him to the oncologist appointment. Afterwards, I knew he was in shock and the news must not be good. "Six months...a year with chemo" he said matter of fact. I knew my friend better than to believe he wasn't scared. Over the course of a couple years I watched as he initially tried every cure imaginable, I even suggested a few. Teas, diets, cleanses, herbs...chemo...it was all wasted. Eventually he came to terms with it. 30 years old and fated to die young. He lived longer than the initial prognosis, but knowing now what I know, I would have encouraged him to skip the chemo, to enjoy what life he had left with strength. I watched him go through the hell of chemo. Behind leaves he a wife, a life together she'll never have, a family that will forever be a dream. She will grow old loving the memory of a young man. I named my son after him, I miss him so.

Where others might only see the sad story here, I see a very beautiful and uplifting one.

...but something tells me, TillmanB, that you also know how lucky you are...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:54 UTC

That NPD data...

Did you have access to the NPD reports or were the percentages just mentioned to you at the meeting?

Where can it be verified?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 14:57 UTC as 67th comment

These days, it seems, one puts the words "drone" and "DJI" in the same article and a flood of conspiracy theorists understand it as a calling sign to come running from their chemtrails blogs and spin-vector their paranoia.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 17:36 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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Tape5: There is so much garbage aerial videos about, one is tempted to only take pictures inside a dark wardrobe until the end of time.
Find out what people want and give them heaps of it.
DJI must be laughing all the way to the bank

There is so much garbage photography about, one is tempted to only take pictures inside a dark aerial device until the end of time.
Find out what people want and give them heaps of it.
Camera manufacturers must be laughing all the way to the bank.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 06:46 UTC

So, it does what Photoshop does but in French?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 16th comment
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Tony Bonanno: As an ex LEO, these shootings are very disturbing. Yes, a police officer has a difficult job and it's getting more and more difficult with the increasing level of weaponry and violence exhibited by the bad guys. But, much of the problem can be traced back to training and supervision. Tight budgets (for training and recruiting quality candidates), poor supervision and a post 9/11 military attitude have set the stage for these tragic incidents. There are many options that just don't appear to be exercised any longer.. it's more about engaging the enemy, not about serving the public and having the training and experience to take cover, assess, deescalate, etc. Shoot - Don't Shoot training scenarios use to be one of the most important components of LE training. Of course, every incident has two sides to the story. Most public safety officers are conscientious and try to do the right thing. But there is certainly a pattern that is cause for concern.

Tony,

If I was an American citizen, I would be sorely regretting you're an "Ex".

Very wise words.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 07:46 UTC
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cosinaphile: the shame .... skulking back into the shadows is the correct path

defending herself .... absurdly at this point ... demonstrates the type of arrogance and cluelessness that led to her thinking this is acceptable in the first place .

It's not exclusive to American politics.

The main pathology is a mix of narcissism and sociopathy, at explosive levels.

When a politician looks compassionate, he/she is only mimicking what he/she saw in others.

His/her mind is completely focused on which camera is going to get the "best" of his features and discourse.

That such a large segment of the electorate is unable to see these recurrent pathologies, in so many countries is sad testimony about how gullible we all are.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
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cosinaphile: the shame .... skulking back into the shadows is the correct path

defending herself .... absurdly at this point ... demonstrates the type of arrogance and cluelessness that led to her thinking this is acceptable in the first place .

You're failing to understand how these minds operate.
There's no shame.
...with a bit of perseverance she could end up in politics...

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:22 UTC

Sic transit gloria mundi

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:00 UTC as 56th comment
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PhotoKhan: Holy cow!...400GB in a footprint smaller than a stamp.

22-year old me plying on a 48K Spectrum ZX with storage over cassette-tapes would call current-me bananas if I timed-travel back to him :)

(...as soon as I finished comprehending what 400GB were, that is...)

Ah!...Daley Thompson's Decathlon!...How fast can one press one key with a single finger or alternating 2 with 2 fingers?...Classic!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 14:23 UTC

Hmmm...very, very interesting...It seems my impending acquisition of a new 4K monitor just got a bit more expensive on account of a possible perfect mate :)

let's see if I can find what it brings along for Lightroom...

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 40th comment
On article Gallery: photographing parkour with the Sony a9 (126 comments in total)

Ah...!...Parkour with WA and medium tele lenses...What always comes to mind when one wants to see how good a camera is in sports/action photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 6th comment
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nicoboston: Everybody knows that looking at the sun is dangerous.
I mean... almost everybody.
https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/img/editorial/2017/08/21/104664803-RTS1CPFG-trump-eclipse.530x298.jpg?v=1503343851

So, Smitty1, you think that's "political"?
Myself, I feel it is more "sociological".

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 13:25 UTC

Humbled. 6 times.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 48th comment
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