Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales,, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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Doug Pardee: Apparently the on-going mess regarding copyright of Vivian Maier's photos isn't deterring other film-finders from publishing photos they have no apparent copyright to. Or perhaps Dutch copyright law is more forgiving than American law.

I think common sense died with the advent of the PC brigade.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
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Sdaniella: i wonder how many digital images and other electronic files kept on computer servers (cloud, email, archives, home computers, mobile devices, etc) are totally immune (or not) to erasure or distortion from high intensity electromagnetic pulse from nuclear weapons or from an unexpectedly intensely powerful electromagnetic storm from the sun

Do you have a survival bunker?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 01:24 UTC
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CCD FTW: A comparison to the Sony RX10 III on say an 80D would be really interesting. The sony lens is faster but on a smaller sensor. A real world comparison would be quite cool (rather than just a chart of equivalent apertures).

This looks quite soft to me, but I find the gallery tool to be pretty bad most of the time.

Edit: Had a quick look at some RX10 III samples using the same tool and they look a bit worse, especially on the sensor front. So this superzoom is quite an achievement! Then I looked at the Sigma 100-400mm (also a relatively low cost lens) and that is just in a whole different league!

I am not in the market for this lens. However, I do like, for the fun of it, doing comparisons with my RX10iii. I can only compare broadly comparable bee and butterfly photos. The lens on the RX10iii is amazing and I have a number of very sharp bee and butterfly photos at 600mm (equiv.) and at f/4. No purple fringing to speak off. The fringing on the Tamron is awful. I would also say the the RX10iii pips the Tamron all the way. Saying that, I think that what this lens can actually do on an APS-C format is a great achievement.

Someone mentioned the RX10iii AF and yes, I wish it was better. I recently shot my School's fun run on the RX10iii. Running students larking around, the RX missed about 10 or so shots out of 280.

As I use the RX mainly for landscapes I find that the dynamic range is really very good for the UK and Portuguese climate.

The RX10 is a relatively small powerhouse that does it all (almost) and is totally silent.

I would rather use the RX10iii over the setup here.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 12:06 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Too bad he's not on trial in Saudi Arabia. What do they do to thieves over there again?

@Magnar W I have already reached a decision, but it will be interesting to see what the court decides.

You have some really great photos in your gallery.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 13:20 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Too bad he's not on trial in Saudi Arabia. What do they do to thieves over there again?

@Magnar W

I am not joking, neither was I advocating any corporal punishment. I think you misunderstood what I meant. All I said was in a truly civilised society there is no crime, thus, no punishment system required.

Norway may deal with criminals in a different way to other nations and cultures, and that is fair enough. You may deal with having your art stolen or your good self being seriously physically assaulted in a different way.

Punishment should also serve as a deterrent as frequently, criminals do not think about the consequences of their own actions.

Prince has allegedly made a good deal of money from stolen work and, accordingly, must be punished appropriately.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Too bad he's not on trial in Saudi Arabia. What do they do to thieves over there again?

@Magnar W

In your civilised society if there is such crime then, perhaps, your society is not as civilised as you may think.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 08:43 UTC

What a thieving bar steward!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 08:40 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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TN Args: I don't know why an artist would willingly choose to test the boundaries of copyright so. It's like asking for trouble, when he didn't need to do much to transform the image to become his own work, for legal purposes.

The thinking maybe is to make a lot of money first, pay for it later.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 08:38 UTC

Perhaps I have some bear-faced cheek to say that it's a very Paw photo.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 13:46 UTC as 4th comment
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NickyB66: Here we go...a quality brand getting into the consumer market just for the sake of it, to grab a few more bucks into the bargain. Its a shame companies can't just stick to the industry areas in which they are respected for without diluting a brand name.

I understand it all for business at the end of the day, and the China company will ride on the back of Leica's name to move there products, that I understand.

Companies are not in existence to provide the consumer with goodies and gadgets out of the kindness of their hearts. They are businesses whose sole function is to make money, and lots of it.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
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BadScience: Has anybody, anywhere, at any time, gained any insight when reading a Mac-vs-PC thread?

Has anybody, anywhere, at any time, though "f-me, I've been wrong all along, I'm going to by a Mac/PC" after reading a Mac-vs-PC thread?

I use my freewill and make my choice. I choose to use a Mac, others can choose whatever they like, that's fine by me.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
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WilliamJ: Photo manipulation is almost as old as photography itself is. Photography has never ever been a solid proof, excepted in some exeptionnal cases when it has been granted that the photos could not have been manipulated... Humm...

In a word like in hundreds, this "study" is a vast joke as it's intending to open open doors.

You're right of course, but with film it is the print that is manipulated and not the negative. The neg was only manipulated when it was large enough to do so. When photography migrated from glass plates to acetate film and then multi-layered colour negative and slide film, manipulation of the negative is practically imposible.

Impossible in the sense of not leaving obvious editing evidence.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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Cogset: Dpreview staff meeting: "Guys, it's summer, not a lot of clicks on the site, revenue is suffering, what can we do?"

Smart dude in the room says: "Just post a Windows vs Mac article and let the firestorm begin!!!!"

lol

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
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nerd2: I'm typing this using a liquid cooled PC with overclocked 4.8Ghz CPU, 1080 GPU and 64GB RAM and cherry blue mechnical keyboard.... which happens to be cheaper than decked out macbook 'pro'

I doubt any tech savy people will choose mac over pc.

@fcarucci: Quantum Scientist is a Pillicock who is obviously talking out of his/her rectum.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 08:25 UTC

Like The City Lane said below, I think this is a pointless "arguement". Even with any pros and cons considered I prefer the Mac. Simple. If your preference for any reason is a PC, that's fine.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 08:15 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On article Ten ways to shake 'photographer's block' for good (90 comments in total)

Personally, I just down tools and walk away. Sometimes combined with looking at my photography books or taking a trip to Hay-on-Wye and searching for inspiration. The enthusiasm comes back naturally. Forcing it can sometimes be the worst thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 21st comment
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Slapstick Noir: Go out and try to make the worst picture in the universe ever! And observe your complete failure in trying so!

I do this on a regular basis.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
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JanMatthys: So....pharma companies do not own the rights to their medications....this might be good news

@bobthearch Isn't Sheesh a Kebab?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
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golfhov: Copyright battle comes up here all the time.
In all fairness the "monkey selfie" was not Slater's work and the user he went after that started this whole entanglement was wikipedia. Not some greedy megacorporation.
Then peta hi jacked the case to promote their agenda. Same as now the photographic community has now hijacked the story to promote their agenda.
TitLe of this story should be struggling photographer cannot cut it in competitive industry.
This article is better than some others bit the original Brisbane article shold be read and the title ignored to truly understand a simple tale of an interesting story involving a cast of shady and incapable characters involved in monkey business

@ golfhov The ruling is only applicable in the US under US law. That law has no jurisdiction anywhere else. You are confused, I merely expressed my own personal opinion, I care not if anybody, expert or otherwise disagrees with me.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
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golfhov: Copyright battle comes up here all the time.
In all fairness the "monkey selfie" was not Slater's work and the user he went after that started this whole entanglement was wikipedia. Not some greedy megacorporation.
Then peta hi jacked the case to promote their agenda. Same as now the photographic community has now hijacked the story to promote their agenda.
TitLe of this story should be struggling photographer cannot cut it in competitive industry.
This article is better than some others bit the original Brisbane article shold be read and the title ignored to truly understand a simple tale of an interesting story involving a cast of shady and incapable characters involved in monkey business

@ golfhov, Sure, you're entitled to your opinion. I disagree with it.

A 1000 monkeys will just eat leaves and create a whole pile of sh!t.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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