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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tinzi1: I once assisted with couple of bondage photoshoot on tracks, and everybody survived. Lucky?

You could have got arrested! Or was someone else using the handcuffs?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 21:41 UTC
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Coletell Bell: We have become a nation of alarmed snowflakes. I'm offended and disgusted.

I had an alarm fitted to my snowflake. Didn't last long. Melted.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 16:43 UTC

Look on the bright side. Fatal acts of stupidity filter out those humans that shouldn't be allowed to pass on their stupid genes. Mankind benefits as a result. It's a win-win situation.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 16:42 UTC as 82nd comment | 4 replies
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Grenosr: Just be sure to google "risky photographers" so that you can spread all that outrage around.

http://media2.intoday.in/indiatoday/images/stories/photographers---story-size_647_081915113620.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/05/article-2096828-119951E1000005DC-838_968x682.jpg
http://www.designbolts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Breathtaking-photography-of-risky-moments-23.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/02/0f/b9/020fb9c5e23e73d3911f767c00af0063.jpg
http://vuing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/crazy-dangerous-selfies-russia-girl-edge-skyscrapes-5-800x999.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/18/07/aa/1807aa95eb1992f21334fe15e33bf8cb.jpg

I love the one with the bear. It was obviously the ginger fatso that got it. The one with the girl I think was more dangerous to the passing motorist than to the girl. The skyscraper one just gave me vertigo. The lava photo was flaming good and the other one, well, I just couldn't give a Dam.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
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Wye Photography: People standing on train tracks have obviously gone off the rails.

Sorry, but DPReview is an excellent Platform from which to Express ideas that one would not have the Carriage otherwise. I respect the Points of view here and one must never be a Freight to do so.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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kociasek: To all the people who ridicule criticism of live track photos:
1) A poster on Petapixel wrote: "I'm from the area. ... The Amtrak link that runs this is EXTREMELY quiet. It literally sneaks up on you. People get hit by it crossing to the water over the tracks all the time." It's true of many modern trains and railway lines.
2) An engine driver once wrote on "The Online Photographer" how his colleagues had been traumatized for life but such accidents (and people committing suicides).
3) It's VERY difficult to estimate how long it will take a fast running train to cover the last couple of hundred meters. People often foolishly wait until the last moment to get a shot with an approaching train.
4) If a train breaks suddenly, its passengers may get injured as well.
My comment continues below.

@s1rf4n Michael Schumacher.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 14:32 UTC

People standing on train tracks have obviously gone off the rails.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 13:04 UTC as 106th comment | 6 replies
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iAPX: I totally approve the subject.

I also have to add: don't take pictures near moving cars (streets), nor in the forest where you could cross the path of a bear or a dragon, avoid people because some could be agressive, never ever do underwater photography (ridiculously dangerous).

The safe approach to modern photography is in a studio, with known and psychologist evaluated models, you might prefer to have 2 bodyguards just in case, and I remind you that you have to keep an eye open to your surrounding while using the other to frame your subject.

Ikea catalog is probably the best demonstration of applied safe-photography rules: so sexy, so new, so exciting, in contact with reality, with a hint of danger...

;)

... and don't forget the bloody huge asteroid hurtling towards Earth as we speak.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 13:03 UTC
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Nicolas06: So each year 56 million humans die.

Ischaemic heart disease and Stroke combined are more than 15 millions death
Road accidents alone are 1.3 millions death
Death by falling is around 750000. (By the way a friend of my father killed himself by falling from his roof)
Drug abuse is a bit less than 100000 a year.

Then there the things that almost never happen like being killed by a shark or by shaking a faulty food distributor that fall on you.

And among that last category, there are the models that get killed while on railway tracks for a photo shooting because instead of well organizing the shot like doing it on tracks that are not used, or organizing that with the local railstation or rail company they did crap.

And so this the key cause many have been decided to fight against ... By commenting on it each model on a railway photo they can find... So they are sure the photo is given max visibility and the willingness to set up a similar shot increase.

We live in a strange world.

More people should stand on train tracks, like, 7 billion.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 13:01 UTC

The one thing that really outrages me is how easily people are outraged.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 108th comment | 3 replies
On article Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10 and ACR 9.10 now available (64 comments in total)

Adobe! Picktorial is awaiting in the wings to take over!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 10:27 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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sirhawkeye64: I think there's a point, unless you're printing huge prints (like 30x50 ft) that megapixels aren't really going to matter for those who are looking at pictures on a screen or perhaps a smaller print, like 11x17 or even poster sized. Yes, higher resolutions can mean more detail, but I would think at some point, prints would exceed what a human eye can see at normal viewing distance (and not pixel peeping on a computer). Dont' get me wrong, 150MP is going to be impressive, expensive, and probably only for those with fat wallets (at least, to start out with). I can only imagine what the glass would cost for such a system...

@Teila Day, Tommi K1

...and there's me happy shooting with my Olympus E-1

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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barrym1966: Looks like something you put rubbish in like.... Mac OS for example

@infared, Please don't take me seriously. Not one of my comments are serious (generally). I thought your comment and the mental image it created was funny. So I thought I would attempt a polemic sardonic pithy reply.

Gave me a laugh anyway. Best Wishes.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 08:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)

I would just love to have a go with one.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 108th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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Mfritter: I'm not aware of any fast MF lenses. 2.8 seems to have been about it and was restricted to 70-80mm. I was under the impression that size/weight and cost constraints were the reason. Curious to get feedback.

FWIW, I agree with the earlier poster - a FF Fuji that would take M-Mount (wth our without an adapter) would be very attractive.

I think you are right. I have two lenses for my Hasselblad the 80mm f/2.8 and a 120mm f/4. I did have a 50mm and I can';t remember the speed. The 120mm has great bokeh and a very shallow DOF at f/4. Have not used it in over two years and stuck in the loft.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
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Gesture: Basically, Apple is much more interested in closed devices that get replaced in short cycles versus computers that can be upgraded. This has been going on for a while now and, actually,, this was the vision of Jobs. He didn't want all those G3 and G4 towers to take upgrades; didn't like computers whose memory could be expanded; etc.

Old hands remember that Firmware Update that prevented the Blue and White G3 from taking a G4 processor.

The iMac is an outstanding value given its screen, if it fits your needs, but it is a closed system for the most part. The Mac mini has been dumbed down, instead of some creativity like making it a bit bigger and allowing hot swaps of, say, 2 laptop sized drives or even M2 gum-stick drives. Memory is fixed at time of purchase, etc.

Actually, I'm surprised that the creative community hasn't migrated to PCs, where you can build anything you want. The proprioception issues have been solved and in my experience PCs do as well as Mac now.

@Turboff, I was just answering your inquiry "Really don't understand the hate for Windows". I just answered that. Personally I don't care what system people use. Each to their own. No OS is, in reality, any better than the other it is all down to user preference. I work with Windows (and Macs) everyday, its my job. I control, in essence, my AD network from my Mac.

I agree, there are some really nice PC's about, but most of them are ugly uninspiring boxes. Most not all. All the PCs in my establishment (just over 500) were obviously designed by a moron. Terrible awful design. Total btch to service.

What's your job?

iPhoto is Photos nowadays and that is crap. Garaband is brill if you're into music (which I do a bit). iMovie never used. Other crapware, what's that then?

You are totally wrong about Maya, I should check your facts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autodesk_Maya

You have obviously done performance checks of LR on similarly specced Mac and PC?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
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Gesture: Basically, Apple is much more interested in closed devices that get replaced in short cycles versus computers that can be upgraded. This has been going on for a while now and, actually,, this was the vision of Jobs. He didn't want all those G3 and G4 towers to take upgrades; didn't like computers whose memory could be expanded; etc.

Old hands remember that Firmware Update that prevented the Blue and White G3 from taking a G4 processor.

The iMac is an outstanding value given its screen, if it fits your needs, but it is a closed system for the most part. The Mac mini has been dumbed down, instead of some creativity like making it a bit bigger and allowing hot swaps of, say, 2 laptop sized drives or even M2 gum-stick drives. Memory is fixed at time of purchase, etc.

Actually, I'm surprised that the creative community hasn't migrated to PCs, where you can build anything you want. The proprioception issues have been solved and in my experience PCs do as well as Mac now.

@Mike Ronesia I need a little more info please. What software are you using. I use Lightroom on my Mac and all the EXIF data is in LR. In the Finder if you right click in the bar next to Name and select "Date Created" that's when the photo was taken. Is that what you mean?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
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Gesture: Basically, Apple is much more interested in closed devices that get replaced in short cycles versus computers that can be upgraded. This has been going on for a while now and, actually,, this was the vision of Jobs. He didn't want all those G3 and G4 towers to take upgrades; didn't like computers whose memory could be expanded; etc.

Old hands remember that Firmware Update that prevented the Blue and White G3 from taking a G4 processor.

The iMac is an outstanding value given its screen, if it fits your needs, but it is a closed system for the most part. The Mac mini has been dumbed down, instead of some creativity like making it a bit bigger and allowing hot swaps of, say, 2 laptop sized drives or even M2 gum-stick drives. Memory is fixed at time of purchase, etc.

Actually, I'm surprised that the creative community hasn't migrated to PCs, where you can build anything you want. The proprioception issues have been solved and in my experience PCs do as well as Mac now.

@Turboff. I loath Windows because the user experience is just plain awful. The colours are awful and childlike gaudy, cumbersome and convoluted. It is a matter of taste or the lack of it. A matter of personal preference. If Windows is your thing then that's great. And Windows does suit a lot of people. That's fine, that's the way it should be. I don't criticise anybody's choice of OS or in fact anything. Unless that is a Troll starts mouthing off and talking bull. Please explain why you think Mac OS is bloated and gimmicky? Have you even used a Mac?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 15:42 UTC
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Gesture: Basically, Apple is much more interested in closed devices that get replaced in short cycles versus computers that can be upgraded. This has been going on for a while now and, actually,, this was the vision of Jobs. He didn't want all those G3 and G4 towers to take upgrades; didn't like computers whose memory could be expanded; etc.

Old hands remember that Firmware Update that prevented the Blue and White G3 from taking a G4 processor.

The iMac is an outstanding value given its screen, if it fits your needs, but it is a closed system for the most part. The Mac mini has been dumbed down, instead of some creativity like making it a bit bigger and allowing hot swaps of, say, 2 laptop sized drives or even M2 gum-stick drives. Memory is fixed at time of purchase, etc.

Actually, I'm surprised that the creative community hasn't migrated to PCs, where you can build anything you want. The proprioception issues have been solved and in my experience PCs do as well as Mac now.

@Gesture, stop wasting your time. Windows dcks are clueless prejudice and bigoted Trolls. If they want an awful, gawdy, convoluted interface that is not only backward and behind Mac OS, its behind Linux as well, then that is up to them. Who wants an ugly box thing in a modern living environment anyway!

Only PC users are obsessed with performance, Mac users want a machine that works out-of-the-box and just works without being loaded with totally crap proprietary crapware. It's NOT about performance its about the user experience and actually doing cool creative stuff instead of twiddling about with hardware, software or Windows.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
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kreislauf: Hehehe, modular PC user here. I never understood the need for fancy optics when you have to pay large for it...
For that price, I built a water cooled PC with similar specs and much longer duty time...

@Michael Fryd, The long term stability and compatibility is only relevant in your job. I mean will Lightroom CC run on DOS or Win 95/98 or Millenium or 200 or XP? Using old PCs or Macs is no evidence of either long term compatibility or stability it just means you are using antiquated machinery (both Mac and PC) that is useless and obsolete to just about everybody who is a photographer or videographer. I'm sure you can get all your old hardware free. My company regularly skips old gear that would be useful to you and no body else. Or have I totally missed your point?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
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