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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On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (198 comments in total)
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Kevin DiOssi: When did photographers get so dainty? I can't believe how many people complain about the size and weight of lense like this, which were designed for holding nothing back in the department of image quality. Comparing them to a Zeiss, which is only manual focus, these lenses are comparable in size and they are autofocus.

If you're a serious pro, there's probably a good chance you own a 70-200 f/2.8 lens. This lens is smaller and lighter than those lenses...so stop. Haha

I suppose a lot of people, like myself, are just tired carrying around loads of heavy gear.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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Gesture: Wake me with ORWO and EFKE are available!

If we can go back to the future, film OEMs need to support home users by establishing protocols for proper, environmentally sound handling of chemicals (if that is possible) and supporting users at the legislative level.

There is an environmental price for all activities, but the cost of inkjet cartridges, electronic manufacturing, etc, doesn't seem to be a priority or as easily identifiable as "chemicals"? What about the bleaches used in home hair care products? Etc.

Apparently you can also develop film in urine. But would that be taking the p1ss?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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Gesture: Wake me with ORWO and EFKE are available!

If we can go back to the future, film OEMs need to support home users by establishing protocols for proper, environmentally sound handling of chemicals (if that is possible) and supporting users at the legislative level.

There is an environmental price for all activities, but the cost of inkjet cartridges, electronic manufacturing, etc, doesn't seem to be a priority or as easily identifiable as "chemicals"? What about the bleaches used in home hair care products? Etc.

You can also make a homemade developer from aspirin/paracetamol, it's a headache though!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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dtibi: There is something fishy about this challenge...

like it has no sole.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 14:38 UTC

Superb pictures!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 39th comment
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rugosa: Reminds me of my mother back in the 1990's saying that a finger print would be great for ATM instead of a PIN # until I told her that a thief could just cut your finger off and use it later. If you passed out at a party, or were asleep, or dead could a person unlock your phone with this 3D facial recognition? How about if you stole a famous persons phone and took it to one of those wax museums?

Since the introduction of Touch ID, how many people have lost their fingers?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies.

WOW: it takes a degree to figure that one out!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:28 UTC as 18th comment
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Could someone please add a Leica filter button on this site (just like the dark/light reading mode switch), with as purpose to allow hiding all posts about Leica products?

I don't like to see Leica products. This is not because they are bad, but because of their rediculous pricing.

Their products target the 'oldskool Leica hipsters/fetishists' and the very wealthy, which constitutes a very small number of persons. They therefore do not deserve this level of coverage.

I could say the same thing about Canon or Nikon. All taste no matter how niche should be represented.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
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JakeB: If you're a Fuji user, get Capture One Pro!

Skilled users (not morons) can get much better results from Fuji RAW files compared to Lightroom.

I certainly get better results from Fuji RAW files using C1 rather than LR.

With my Olympus cameras it is the other way round.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On photo Old barn under the stars in the Covered Bridges and or Old Barns challenge (23 comments in total)

Superb picture!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 09:15 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)
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akjos: Must be because iSheeps don't know any better 😂 and yes i did have an iphone and macbook pro for almost 2 yrs ...

@Pete Brody Ditto.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 17:56 UTC

I always thought people who took selfies were tools. My mistake.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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Dude with a camera: Looks like a mini-Pentax 67 (LOL)

That was my first thought.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

The Pentax KP, it doesn't cost peanuts.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 10:00 UTC as 91st comment

The Pentax KP, it doesn't cost peanuts.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 09:57 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On photo Crystal Mill near Marble Colorado in the Cabin challenge (16 comments in total)

Superb image

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 09:55 UTC as 6th comment

I still have a fondness for the floppy disk. My first computer had its entire OS on a floppy. Ah! Those were the days.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 24th comment

My experience of ID is rather limited but I found the colour rendition and sharpness better than LR. However, I need the LR gradient filter and brush and other tools. These are essentials.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river (98 comments in total)
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techjedi: Not an Apple user, but I hope the example set by IPhone and the few existing Android devices becomes standard for all smartphones. Kudos on the IPhone 7/7+, every dunk test I have seen shows that it really delivers on the water resistance.

I bet it saves them money in attempted replacements as well. I know they have that circuit in older iPhones that could detect water damage to deny a replacement, but I know people who pushed hard and got it replaced anyway.

@techjedi, for what it is worth, I like your comment. I appreciate an honest balance comment than the childlike vitriol from Android/Apple fanbois. I am a iPhone user but I like aspects of Android. I really liked the Note 7 and its a pity they had the battery problem. Virtues in both systems and if the end user is happy then that's brill no matter what they use.

But these stupid people who slag off a phone from a company that they are not even going to use is just plain moronic. "my phone is better than your phone na na na na na". I wish they would just grow up, stop trolling and get a job/life. (liked)

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river (98 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: You won't mind if I am unimpressed by news coming out of Russia???!!!

@Tom Goodman, better than the news coming out of america!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 21:12 UTC
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