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".

Comments

Total: 966, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

The Name is Bond: It may be so obvious that no one has thought of it, but the solution is evidently for the photographer to stand just to the left of the tracks.

@ The Name is Bond: I was joking. Play on meaning of "bloody impact". Sorry, I found it funny anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
In reply to:

Gollan: Train tracks are dangerous, but I'm not going to cast stones. My solo wilderness photography takes me to some extreme environments and terrain. I've had close calls and I still go out. Some of the best photos we see were the result of great personal risk.

@PazinBoise you haven't been to Newport at 11pm on a Friday night.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 21:55 UTC
In reply to:

RGBCMYK: I am only outraged that an average image like this got so many likes on instagram. What is it that prompted the like button?

I like the photo. I think it's good, well, except for the bloke on the horse.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
In reply to:

SushiEater: How do we know it is an active train track?

In the UK trespass is not illegal*

*except for railway property, MOD land etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 21:52 UTC
In reply to:

daddyo: I don't see a problem with the subject image unless:

A. The subject's shoes were nailed to the cross ties, or

B. The image was captured from the engine of an on-coming train.

If either is true, then I too am outraged!

You forgot C.

C. The subject is clothed.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
In reply to:

Samuel C: If the hypocrisy of outrage or minimizing the risk taken here was an odor nobody here would be able to take a deep breath for the stifling stench of cow manure.
First, those Neanderthals using terms like "snowflake" are the same alt-right, Tea Party, epithet slinging anarchists who would be fine with a person trespassing on their land being shot on site. Land ownership is probably the single thing they think should be defended, either by law enforcement or a weapon. Now people are saying "don't trespass on private property to do something unnecessarily dangerous" and the objection is telling people how to live their lives?
Secondly, recommending people not do stupid, illegal things shows the kind of concern for human life that those who use terms like "snowflakes" claim to have.
It's private property. It's dumb. Also, don't stand in a road to snap photos: you have zero right to be there. And lastly, forcing someone to watch you die is the most egocentric inconsideration possible.

Aww! You're no fun!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
In reply to:

The Name is Bond: It may be so obvious that no one has thought of it, but the solution is evidently for the photographer to stand just to the left of the tracks.

... and wait until the model is taken out by the train. At least the photo will make a bloody impact.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 83rd comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 107th comment | 6 replies
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 109th comment | 3 replies
On article Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10 and ACR 9.10 now available (65 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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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
Total: 966, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »