douflytoo

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girlperson1: Did the news outlets fact check before running their career ruining stories about the photographer? Were they mentioned in the lawsuit as defendants?

Wondering why the headline photo of the NBC 5 story is credited to " Elixir Entertainment" and not Polito?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 03:01 UTC

A piece of foam brought down a space shuttle.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 03:55 UTC as 26th comment

Just change title to read, "Recorded on I-Phone". Problem solved.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 25th comment
On photo White Muscovy Duck in the Abstract Animal Photo challenge (8 comments in total)
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douflytoo: Sorry tasad, disagree with you this time. Challenge states..."Can you create an artistic photo of animals? Can you capture the essence of your subject? Abstract, surreal, or impressionist creations are welcome. Please vote on which photo is most technically accomplished, most aesthetically pleasing, and best captures an artistic photo of an animal." So, Abstract ?... surreal ?... impressionism ?... "are welcome" not required.

Answer, none. But if it was Abstract, surreal, or impressionist it would be a welcome entry as stated above.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
On photo White Muscovy Duck in the Abstract Animal Photo challenge (8 comments in total)

Sorry tasad, disagree with you this time. Challenge states..."Can you create an artistic photo of animals? Can you capture the essence of your subject? Abstract, surreal, or impressionist creations are welcome. Please vote on which photo is most technically accomplished, most aesthetically pleasing, and best captures an artistic photo of an animal." So, Abstract ?... surreal ?... impressionism ?... "are welcome" not required.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (110 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: 'How not to name your images', would have been more apt. I can't think of a better way of undermining a photograph than a bad title. The two worst techniques are literalism (often in the guise of something poetic-sounding) and bad jokes. I see both here. Untitled is far more effective.

@MikeF4Black
Not that Wiki is such a great source, but in your own country...

In a December 2014 survey by the VU University Amsterdam was concluded that for the first time there are more atheists (25%) than theists (17%) in the Netherlands. The rest of the population being agnostic (31%) or ietsist (27%).[12] Since 1989, the unaffiliated have become mainstream. According to the most recent statistics (2013) approximately 34% of the Dutch people adhere to the two historical Christian traditions of their country (23.7% the Catholic Church[13] and 10.2% the Protestant Church in the Netherlands).[14] Meanwhile, Muslims in the country constitute 5% of the total population,[15] and 6% are adherents of other faiths (including Hinduism 0,6%, Judaism 0,1%, Buddhism 0,4%, Ethnic religions, New religious movements and minor Christian communities 4%).[15] Approximately 56.1% (51.3-61%) of the population has no religious affiliation.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (110 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: 'How not to name your images', would have been more apt. I can't think of a better way of undermining a photograph than a bad title. The two worst techniques are literalism (often in the guise of something poetic-sounding) and bad jokes. I see both here. Untitled is far more effective.

@MikeF4Black @photo_rb
Two points about "Evolution". The picture itself is a play on the usual drawing of man evolving from apes and a commentary on the fact that the picture was taken in Jerusalem (the center of religion), and religion as a whole is in major decline, Erez being an atheist. The surprising part for me is that the next example is named " Trinity", for most people a clear reference to Christianity.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
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jkoch2: Solution: make a wide-angle bodycam part of every cop's kit, just like his badge, gun, or phone radio. A fraction of the cost of all the automobiles uses, or the legal expenses, overtime, or public destruction that occur when things go wrong and the evidence is missing or tainted.

Feidin Santana, the man who captured video of a cop shooting a fleeing, unarmed man in the back, dreaded turning over the video. There was obvious fear of the blue line and the dominant public omertà on matters of police dealiings with "those people."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/09/meet-the-man-whose-video-led-to-murder-charge-against-south-carolina-cop/

Oh, I see now, my bad. I forgot how much Texans love their guns...almost as much as high school football, it's a toss-up.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:15 UTC
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jkoch2: Solution: make a wide-angle bodycam part of every cop's kit, just like his badge, gun, or phone radio. A fraction of the cost of all the automobiles uses, or the legal expenses, overtime, or public destruction that occur when things go wrong and the evidence is missing or tainted.

Feidin Santana, the man who captured video of a cop shooting a fleeing, unarmed man in the back, dreaded turning over the video. There was obvious fear of the blue line and the dominant public omertà on matters of police dealiings with "those people."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/09/meet-the-man-whose-video-led-to-murder-charge-against-south-carolina-cop/

Read the Texas bill a little further down..."Filming, recording, photographing or documenting the officer within '100 feet' of the officer while carrying a handgun". This would lead to "meet-the-man-whose-video-led-to-murder-charge-against-south-carolina-cop/" being charged with a crime!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 00:51 UTC
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Marcus Antonius: If you look closely at the header photo, you can clearly see that he mirrored the image. There is also some obvious purple fringing going on in several places. Also the sky seems manipulated. What does that tell me? That this is a bad photo? No, but i would not classify this image as an interesting photo entry, let alone a serious winning contender for an award.

Also, the shadows from the open windows are cast in opposite directions.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 05:34 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden (117 comments in total)

Erez, Thanks for taking the time to write the article. My PP is abilities are pretty thin and I always manage to pick-up something from these articles which really is the point. I looked at BadScience's version of your pic and observed the following.
1. As others have posted, the rock on the left is more a distraction when set against the "small" mountains in the background. By including more of the right side of the original, the "large" mountain actually does balance the left side rock.
2. Same goes for the white sand on the left. It is balanced by the inclusion of white sand (though quite small, but just enough) on the right.
3. Finally, I don't think anyone has mentioned or noticed this but there is a huge opening on the horizon towards the top-left, and just as a ship would want to go through this opening, my eye also wants to go through and "leave" the photo. By including more forground I have a longer way to go and not as easily enticed to "leave the picture".

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 01:14 UTC as 19th comment

Gee, Pentax doesn't look so bad now do they?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 17:10 UTC as 114th comment
On article Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures (164 comments in total)
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Steve in GA: I suppose there have always been folks who saw themselves as victims of vicious economic brutality by those who are more successful. But, the odd thing is that I can’t recall ever hearing anyone express such views before internet blogs came along.

Yes, there have always been a few muckraking press reporters who would try to blame someone’s misfortune on, “the evil rich”. But for the most part, most people saw business success as something to aspire to and emulate, rather than as something to hate and tear down.

Now, internet blogs are filled with, “destroy the Waltons” and “kill the Koch brothers”. I hope comments like these in this blog are not coming from Americans, but I know many of them are.

What a sad country we have become.

@chiane
You would be the first one to fire that janitor when you're in the sh#ttr and suddenly there isn't "a square to spare". That janitor's work seems pretty valuable right now, doesn't it?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 13:03 UTC
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