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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I work with Windows every day and I much prefer, own and use a Mac for my personal work and photography. I can say without a doubt that, in my experience of being an IT professional, the biggest problem both operating systems have is the user.

This argument of Mac/Windows or whatever is boring, puerile and a waste of time. Find something better to do like make great photos. Please.

Whatever you choose to use is fine with me.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies
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Tizzio: So what and who cares… it still is just a smartphone cam.

@Estuff, I think you should read my comment again because you obviously misread it and/or misquoted. I was referring to the users I know, I never said or implied it was representative of smartphone users.

@dialstatic, Yes, you care because you are a photographer. The smartphone users I know (and that is quite a number*) are not photographers and don't care about pixel peeping, dynamic range, sharpness etc and all the other things some photographers obsess about.

*The smartphone users I know are not representative of all smartphone users. Happy now Estuff?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
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DPReview007: I don’t believe a thing tech reviewers say about Apple products anymore. People are either blind or plane iDiots. My iPhone X arrived a couple days ago. I’m considering returning it. That “revolutionary” “5.8” screen” “Apple’s largest screen that they managed to fit into a smaller body” is actually significantly smaller than my 6S’s 5’5” screen... It’s long (if you’re dumb enough to blindfoldedly count that notch as part of the screen like the tech press does), but it’s as narrow as the iPhone 6/7/8’s small screen.

So yeah, if you can’t trust the press regarding something that obvious, why would you trust them on things more subjective? They even say the iPhone X is $999. Apple told them so. Who would be so dumb as to buy a 64GB phone in 2017? That version is only made to advertise the $999 headline price. It’s about as practical as that “revolutionary” “5.8””screen.

Is it possible to trust tech sites when it comes to Apple?

If you believe a sales pitch then you deserve all you get

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:53 UTC
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DPReview007: I don’t believe a thing tech reviewers say about Apple products anymore. People are either blind or plane iDiots. My iPhone X arrived a couple days ago. I’m considering returning it. That “revolutionary” “5.8” screen” “Apple’s largest screen that they managed to fit into a smaller body” is actually significantly smaller than my 6S’s 5’5” screen... It’s long (if you’re dumb enough to blindfoldedly count that notch as part of the screen like the tech press does), but it’s as narrow as the iPhone 6/7/8’s small screen.

So yeah, if you can’t trust the press regarding something that obvious, why would you trust them on things more subjective? They even say the iPhone X is $999. Apple told them so. Who would be so dumb as to buy a 64GB phone in 2017? That version is only made to advertise the $999 headline price. It’s about as practical as that “revolutionary” “5.8””screen.

Is it possible to trust tech sites when it comes to Apple?

If you believe a sales pitch then you deserve all you get.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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De Fotoman: Who cares, it's still an Apple. You know, that tax evading second world hard labour company wich thinks iTunes is an acceptable product, ignoring USB standards, etc.

I've "tested" the mode where it simulates shallow depth of field in a portrait. Great stuff for the social media narcissists, but butt ugly.

I suppose that is better than your CEO heir apparent done for what is it now...?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
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Tizzio: So what and who cares… it still is just a smartphone cam.

Many, if not all of the smartphone users I know (both Android and Apple) don't really care about the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
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(unknown member): Score 101...... Room 101?

What can £1000 buy you, have a think. It can buy you TEN Nokia 1020s, all vastly superior for stills . Or a six month round trip to India. Take pics, meet your God, have more fun!! I mean, but seriously folks, what dumb shmucks would waste at least this much (much more on contract) for a machine that does not even have a wriststrap ?
Built with British knowhow from a graphics chip that very probably violates several patents?? Owned by Imagination??

Thats a Nikon D800 with a 24-85mm VR lens secondhand with a years guarantee!!
THat's a Sony A7R with a 24-70mm f4 secondhand, ditto.

And thats literally hundreds of cameras of all shapes and sizes from compact up to a new A7II that ALL have vastly better image quality.

Only the old Nokias are really competitors in this arena at all, and even they can only match basic stuff at base ISO, so is this fad to blow your money on tiny appurtanenses a mental illness?? Must be, surely!!

So, you don't like it?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (783 comments in total)
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Benjamin Kanarek: God that's ugly!!! Terrible design! Just so, so not happening!

@Ernest Sorry!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 11:13 UTC
On photo Sunrise at the old pier in the Record album cover challenge (6 comments in total)

LUSH!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 11:09 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Matterhorn at Sunrise in the Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

Superb image.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 4th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Fire and Ice (181 comments in total)
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deep7: I love the concept of "I was just passing by and saw a photo opportunity". Some of my best photos have come about like that but not from a boat sailing in an ice field!! Massive respect to the photographer just for being there but also for having the artistic eye, technical competence and control of the situation to get a shot like this.

I see some armchair experts below suggesting they could do better but no, they were not out sailing in Greenland. More likely they were safely tucked up in their beds asleep at the time. Getting award-winning images in their dreams...

@deep7, I can only get award-winning images in my dreams.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 14:27 UTC

...and I end up viewing images produced with this monitor on my phone or tablet.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

"more professional"?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 09:18 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

It is a great photograph.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 7th comment

This is what happens when scientists/programmers (ale drinking pizza eating beard stroking Linux using geeks whose idea of a meaningful relationship is watching an episode of TBBT with a pizza) do some really cool things for photographers (gear orientated sharpness-resolution obsessive compulsives).

Scientist/programmer: We did this really cool thing for you.
Photographer: Yeah, but it looks 5h1t.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:05 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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SandySandy: I saw the photos on their site and noticed some vefy strange things:
1. All the photos have merely been brightened. The dynamic Range hasn't been improved.
2. Most skies have highlight clipping after usage of this processing.
3. There is a curious colour change in many photos where a certain range of tonality (mid range mostly), has been erroneously deleted.
4. I suspect that None of the Programmers have used a DSLR in their lives. Also they would not be able to judge Dynamic Range in photos.
5. These guys also haven't heard of or used the Google Pixel. That's why they have no idea about the various kinds if photo-stacking. Maybe they should check out XDA-Developers.com first.
6. Good intentions, but very poor understandig of what needs to be achieved.
7. AI is a word used by every pedigree of idiot nowadays. They should just Ban It. Like using the 'N' word. Because people have no idea what it means.

That's what happens when programmers do "things" for photographers.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 09:55 UTC
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)

Up in my loft of things I have a pre-war Leica Summar with cleaning marks to the front element no doubt made by some Gentleman's tie at Ascot. It is probably worth a fortune now as it has that Leica "glow" in abundance. Yours for £5000.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 136th comment
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)
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ChapelThrill23: Some people have more money than sense.

Some people have MUCH more money and no sense.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:49 UTC
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)

Obviously, someone didn't focus the lens!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 139th comment
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photophile: Finally, after 45 years, all of our old faded/poorly exposed/poorly developed photos from 1970's will start looking fashionable and trendy.

Better start scanning and posting. I have loads.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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