APenza

Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Works as a Builder/Contractor
Joined on Jun 5, 2001

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rsf3127: NY Times is so irrelevant...I am pretty sure that without Soros funding them, they would already have filled for bankruptcy.

Then rejoice in the fact that you were incorrect about this specific subject.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 23:48 UTC
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rsf3127: NY Times is so irrelevant...I am pretty sure that without Soros funding them, they would already have filled for bankruptcy.

For all its faults, especially in a world where so many get their news from FB the NYT is still relevant. Their revenues were up considerably last quarter from digital subscriptions and not from Soros. I am pretty sure your comment is incorrect.
As for the photographer I do hope he is successful in court. The independent contractor tactic is abused by many companies and the age discrimination part I find even more disturbing.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
On photo SE5A in the Vintage challenge (11 comments in total)

Very nice work

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 16:04 UTC as 3rd comment

No computer program can replace my wife when it comes to critiquing my photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 31st comment
On photo Heron with fish in the Your best photo of the week! challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Barb_s

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 13:03 UTC as 1st comment
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JEROME NOLAS: What is Instagram???

Instagram is an application that you can install on a mobile device. It allows you to instantly determine your exact body weight in grams and then shares that information with everyone. Rumor has it that Weight Watchers is looking to buy them out and will change the format from grams to ounces.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 01:41 UTC

We all try to crop our shot in the viewfinder but there are many times cropping out distracting elements from one edge or another can also help make a better composition. Maybe that was too obvious a point to make however this tutorial was targeted more or less to the novice photographer.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 23:41 UTC as 60th comment

I would only consider buying the IQ3 after DPreview reviews it. By then I will have saved enough money cashing in my bottle deposits.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:50 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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CallumG: So much innovation...

So much negativity.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
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billbourd: It would be nice if the printer manufacturers were more upfront and posted the cost to print a 8x10 photo, including the use of cleaning the head when not used in a week or two. I have found it to be much more economical to use my Brother B&W Laser for general printing and for my color work to be sent out. Added benefit to that I don't have to limit myself to 8x10.

When not using your printer on a regular basis do a nozzle check test print. It uses minimal ink and keeps the printer from going through the cleaning cycle. I usually do a nozzle check print every other day when printer is not in regular use.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
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Mark Turney: Or ... if you’re a leftist radical, you destroy the photo because he possibly owned slaves or supported slavery by omission of documentation stating he adamantly denounced it.

Don’t read me wrong ... Slavery was and is one of the most vile things ever done to people. Just trying to make an analogy between this very neat piece of history and the statues being knocked down all over the US.

“my opinion against it has always been known,” noting that he has “always employed freemen both as Domisticks and Labourers, and never in my Life did I own a Slave.”
John Quincy Adams

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
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gizmowiz: 27" is large? I use the new 42" LG monitor and there are plenty of 32" monitors around. Get real.

It's a 27" tablet that you can draw on and not 42" monitor that you can't draw on with a pen. Get real.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Point of Transition (95 comments in total)

The two contrasting bands at the bottom leading to a shadow that wraps around a lone tree softly lit with its branches echoing the subtle ripples of the nearby dunes touching the solid blue sky. I like it. It has a less is more beauty.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 02:04 UTC as 14th comment
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cosinaphile: while I appreciate this video could you please do a sis by side of steak au Poivre from the four seasons vs a MacDonalds 1\4 pounder with cheese

and to wash it down ripple vs dom Perignon

thanks

Actually I prefer a 1982 Chateau Margaux with my steak au Poivre. I only pair Dom Perigon with my Sevruga or Beluga caviar.
Ripple sounds like a good pairing with a 1/4 pounder from Macdonalds but I haven't yet tried it.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
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StephanBG: I have never printed anything, what would people suggest to buy for printing ~ 30cm? Larger?

One way to avoid having your Canon printer go through a cleaning cycle when not used regularly is to do a nozzle check print. It uses a minute amount of ink and keeps the heads clean. I do it with my IPF 6200 when I don't use the printer for more then a few days at a time.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 13:17 UTC

From the sample pictures it looks like nothing is in focus.
I would call it the 'always not in focus lens'

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 92nd comment
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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APenza: Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

Take it from Marco who lives in Brazil. The point being there are some places in the world where you will get robbed no matter what. Having lived in NYC my whole life I didn't think RIo could be much worse. I couldn't have been more wrong. Drivers don't even stop at red lights for fear of being carjacked.
If gaffers tape makes you feel more secure then go for it. Camera straps devoid of logos mean nothing to a thief.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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APenza: Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

Thanks for that information. Last time I was in Brazil my brother in law who is a surgeon in Petropolis hired a driver and an armed guard to accompany my wife and I when we wanted to tour Rio. Had I known about the gaffers tape I could have saved him the trouble.
At my kids soccer games I had a couple of parents inquire about my Canon 2.8 70-200 and 400mm lens but never about my camera. Do you wrap your lenses with gaffers tape too?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:57 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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APenza: Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

I get the discreet thing when doing street photography. I just don''t see how one can be anymore discreet with a DSLR and accompanying lens because they have this small strip of black electrical tape covering the make and model on the camera body? If a thief has the opportunity to grab your camera does he make his decision based on whether it's a newer or older model. How many thieves would know the difference between an 8 yr old Canon 7D or a newer 5D mk4
Assuming a thief is that smart then hiding the brand and model with a strip of tape may well be an advertisement saying "this is a valuable camera that I am trying to hide".
As far as keeping other photographers from "asking you questions about your camera" only twice in the past 10 yrs do I remember a stranger asking me about the camera I was shooting with, they were either thinking about buying one or already had one and just wanted to know my opinion of the camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)

Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 25th comment | 15 replies
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