bluehighwayman

Lives in United States Ulster Park, NY, United States
Joined on Jul 11, 2007

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P&G offers her $250,000 and trots away. If she really wants more it'll cost her more than that in legal fees from her personal bank account. Expenses which she may or may not recover depending on the judge and whether she wins the case. These things never turn out how one expects or how your lawyers expect.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:14 UTC as 4th comment
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DPPMetro: 99% of the maybe 1% of the fake photographers on this forum were only interested in the equipment he uses, not learning about composition or anything else.

People are reluctant to judge a photo honestly but a piece of equipment has no feelings!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
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bluehighwayman: The photos are cool but whenever I see one of these stories I have to chuckle. I spent 5 years and over a half million miles as a cross country truck driver. It is an occupation that I'd highly recommend to anyone with an interest in travel, photography and the politics of America. Being that no one would pay me to do any of those trucking seemed the ideal job. After that experience I was not surprised Trump won because the ugly elephant in the room is the undercurrent of racism in rural America. When folks meet you as a trucker they tend to be themselves. I can't count the number of times having a conversation on those trips that someone would start referring to President Obama using the 'N' word. Yeah I took hundreds of photos but have never posted any because I was too depressed from that experience. I still have all my log books and may put together a story but Trump being President confirms what I learned on the road.

I'm afraid I have to disagree with you 60% of Trump supporters still believe President Obama was born in Kenya and is a Muslim. This despite Trump's begrudging admission he was born in the US. I've been to all those places many times and in fact was married to a woman from Louisiana. Yes there are many nice respectful people and they don't scream about racism but it is there. I might even say we are in the era of nice racists.
One time my father in law who was a nice generous man confronted a black family wanting to rent an apartment in his complex. He said straight to them in front of me "I don't want you 'N's" coming around here now get off my property". It was a man, his wife and child. I spoke up immediately and we almost came to blows needless to say our relationship was never the same.
Racism in rural America is real and I really don't care if you're a nice racist. Trump is a total racist and he's proved many times during the campaign and so have many of his supporters.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:41 UTC

The photos are cool but whenever I see one of these stories I have to chuckle. I spent 5 years and over a half million miles as a cross country truck driver. It is an occupation that I'd highly recommend to anyone with an interest in travel, photography and the politics of America. Being that no one would pay me to do any of those trucking seemed the ideal job. After that experience I was not surprised Trump won because the ugly elephant in the room is the undercurrent of racism in rural America. When folks meet you as a trucker they tend to be themselves. I can't count the number of times having a conversation on those trips that someone would start referring to President Obama using the 'N' word. Yeah I took hundreds of photos but have never posted any because I was too depressed from that experience. I still have all my log books and may put together a story but Trump being President confirms what I learned on the road.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

When I click this it goes to the photo shown but only shows a link to Vice and one to Vice Channels.

Update: Finally loaded

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 20th comment
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GEONYC: If these geniuses would spend our money on a moon-base first, all of these things would be better and faster. It only takes a few days to the Moon, but weeks to Mars with no return possible, except in the minds of people who won't be going... People who need to know what the rings of Saturn are really made of and take photos of storms... WOOOPEE. And, we could not sleep, wondering exactly what Pluto really looked like. Now I can rest in peace. What great explorers they are going in the most expensive direction where no man traveled before and no man will ever touch down. Wow. Open a few more science museums and get more kids into "Science" and then what? Make them all TV stars who love science fiction and invest in "science stocks" on CNBC.

They don't even know we really could use a moon base first. HUH?

Send mails FB/Twit... T Shirt: Moon-Base First...Then Mars and Beyond.

Gee who needs people to become scientists and what do they do anyway? Everyone knows there is a camera tree that keeps giving us these great cameras. Then there are trees for iphones, jets, boats, computers, generators, and everything else!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 12:50 UTC

What happens here is Chipotle wins the case and she ends up paying court costs and lawyers fees. That is of course if the judge doesn't just throw the whole case out. She is totally unrecognizable in the photo and therefore the photographer didn't need a model release.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 5th comment

Gee only 6000.00 US! I imagine watching it crash or get stuck in a tree could really be a very emotional experience.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 02:13 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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Paul_B Midlands UK: Was interesting to see, especially the benefits of getting f2.8 or wider, last weekend I hit some limitations with my Sony supawide zoom f4 (ouch) with a6000 and slow to focus is poor light rx10. Note no flash allowed .. Nice too see what the better gear or lens at least can do. Here bad light gig shots and BMXing! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127926668@N02/sets/72157656523732600
I have no faith to use iso more than 1250 images seem to degrade too much or maybe that's Sony's rather less impressive jpg engine. Its a reason is like to sell up and move in to maybe high qual m4/3.

Ahem there is the IBIS of the E-M5II along with the f2.8 lens giving it one up on the Sony A6000 APS-C sensor!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
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Martinka: Nice video, terrible photos...

Gee all this time I've just looked at sample photos from a technical aspect. Now I see some actually expect the folks testing the equipment to achieve award winning photos!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 12:43 UTC

I went on a hike today with a well known naturalist and photographer. He carries two or three cameras most days while hunting wildlife. There was one story about a day he and his wife were at the local mountain hotel. Everyone was startled by the sudden appearance of a couple of bears who vanished as quickly as they appeared. Those with cellphones were able to quickly capture the scene but he was not able to act fast enough with his very expensive equipment.

The dawn of the cellphone photojournalist is here and the quality of the photos is perfect for the internet or TV. The fact that these journalists are local and eager to be noticed is the final nail in the coffin of the traditional photo journalist. Print media is a dying as an industry with some magazine or newspaper biting the dust everyday. Evolve or die is the rule and the future is clearly in favor of the local cellphone journalists

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 12:18 UTC as 2nd comment
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Paul Farace: I am visiting Singapore and their art/science museum has a NG special exhibit of 50 best photos. The original image of Ms Gula and her image taken 17 years later are presented in a darkened galley all to themselves... the effect is absolutely stunning and heartbreaking considering the context of the image and the treatment of women by this faction of Islam. I will post an image of this part of the exhibit in Forum/Open Talk. When I first saw the cover in 1985 I fell in love with the raw, simple beauty of the young girl. When discovered later, all that the Taliban had done to Afghanistan was mirrored in her face. I left with a lump in my throat and a pain in my heart. BTW: the photog knew in an instant it was the girl. The photo sparked an immense amount of donations to refugee relief in the region. That should be enough compensation. Twits who think that news images should be considered the same as fashion photos are way off base.

'Twits' Let's see you take an American Child's image use it to sell millions of magazines all without parental consent even in the name of news. I guarantee your legal costs would most likely bankrupt your life even if you won the case. Of course those third world children and families don't have the same legal rights in your eyes! Sharbat Gula's (my mistake in her name below) image is way beyond a simple news photo and National Geographic has used it repeatedly to sell magazines. When this photo was taken it was the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan that was highlighted. It is ironic that it may even have accelerated the CIA's program to arm and train groups that were opposing the Soviets. Groups like those headed by Bin Laden! Ah the unintended consequences of our good will.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 12:47 UTC

For those who are misinformed:

The 'Afghan Girl' was photographed in a refugee camp in Pakistan in 1984. In a 'Life Revealed' in 2002 Alum Bibi (the girl's name) said she remembered the moment and remembered her anger at being photographed. She received nothing for the photo or any help from National Geographic or McCurry during her life, she was found 17 years later (Mr Intimbuktu you are wrong). National Geographic established a fund to assist in the development and delivery of educational opportunities for young Afghan women and girls years later. The young Alum Bibi (the Afghan Girl) received nothing when she was as famous as any Ford model or Miss America contestant. McCurry became famous worldwide.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 11:41 UTC as 9th comment

The Afghan Girl any American Model would have millions from royalties for a portrait used as much as this photo. It really makes me uncomfortable to know she didn't get a thing when it would have made a difference in her life. Then McCurry went searching for her some twenty years later I guess he had an attack of guilt.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:34 UTC as 10th comment | 7 replies

This thing seems like it might not be real but someone's attempt to attract an audience. I hope DP has verified this story before posting it!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 9th comment
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