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Joined on Sep 14, 2005
About me:

Fuji XT20 and X30, Panasonic LX7

Fuji 14/f2.8 R
Fuji 18/f2
Fuji 23/f2 WR
Fuji 50/f2 WR
Fuji 18-55/f2.8-4 R LM OIS
Fuji 55-200/f3.5-4.8 R LM OIS


Nikon D70, D80, D40, D300s, D5100
10-20 Sigma EX f5.6
18-70 AFS f4.5
18-55 AFS f5.6
16-85 AFS DX VR f5.6
18-200 AFS DX VR f5.6
70-300 AFS VR f5.6
55-200 AFS VR f5.6
35 DX f1.8
35 AFD f2
50 AFD f1.4
Nikon Flash SB600/SB400

Olympus OMD EM10
Oly 14-42EZ
Oly 17/f2.8
Oly 40-150/f5.6
Fuji X20
Fuji XT10
Panasonic LX5/LVF1

Velbon 541 CF Tripod
Velbon Ultra Travel Tripod


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In reply to:

Osa25: So “security” now the excuse for camera that tells you what you can and cannot take photos of.

Next up Drones that won’t fly or take images of Eiffel tower and other famous landmarks without you purchasing a “premium add-on”?

Security is not an excuse nor is it about the camera. It is a reality (think Munich).

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 06:59 UTC
On article Grand Canyon time lapse records rare cloud inversion (125 comments in total)

Just fantastic. Great foresight and skill to create a wonderful visual experience. Well done and many thanks.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 21st comment
On photo Darren-8523 in the Ski Season challenge (5 comments in total)

A great shot, just wonderful composition, sport at its best. Well worth the hike to get into position. A true wall hanger! Well done.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Mig-17-1 in the Low Pass challenge (19 comments in total)

Great capture. Lovely image - well done. If I had taken it I would be proud to wall mount it.
Are we talking f22 or F22? Depends if one is a photographer or pilot!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 18:41 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Thanks for posting. Lovely to see such photos of nature. Andrea Zampatti's field mouse (I assume it is) made the start to my day.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 05:23 UTC as 25th comment
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (142 comments in total)
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eugene1979: Not impressed by the photos at all. No story, no interesting composition, no soul. Also could be done on any camera and lens, not just on A9 + Batis lenses. This is just a promo of non-profit "The Giving Lens", and nothing else. Waste of time.

I have to disagree, they do have 'soul', they are interesting and at least the photographer has shown us an aspect of life that few on the forum see or experience. Just a somewhat blinkered view from eugene1979.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 06:14 UTC
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (142 comments in total)

Interesting images on life in challenging urban environments.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 06:12 UTC as 16th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Colors of the Arctic (104 comments in total)
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(unknown member): 1975 -76;, at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, William Jenkins curated an exhibition of contemporary landscape photography. This was a turning point – a landmark – in contemporary landscape photography. Because these guys addressed our landscape, the one we live in:

Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernt & Hilla Becha, Frank Gohike, Stephan Shore, Nicholas Nixon, John Scholt, Henry Wessel Jr, Joe Deal.

I totally understand the impulse to idealise the land, and to somehow make it poetic or lyrical. But maybe we should Google ‘Anthropocene’. We are living in precarious times and as photographers, we are obliged to respond.

The image here is just decorative nonsense.

It is, as I said below, a wonderful image. At least the photographer 'got out there' and took what many think is a wonderful image of a scene that few Earth dwellers are likely to see in reality. I could only understand Quietrich's opinion if he showed similarly wonderful images, taken in similarly austere locations and a similarly degree of foresight. Otherwise this is a typical armchair comment. That said, I love the image.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 06:02 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Colors of the Arctic (104 comments in total)

A lovely image; clear, compelling and wonderful colours. Must have been a great trip - rich memories.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 19th comment
On photo Thunderheads With Egret in the Wings challenge (33 comments in total)

Fantastic - one of those very rare photographs that makes one sit up and look at it many times and always in wonder. Well done.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 04:19 UTC as 21st comment
On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

Simply put - wonderful.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 5th comment

Great imagination to conceive the shots, wonderfully executed and simply stunning to admire. Great work - thanks for posting.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 33rd comment

Incredible, one of the best, if not the best weather related, and its dramatic effects, time lapse videos I have ever seen. Worth 8 minutes to site back in awe.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 10:44 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On photo Transport Frozen in Time in the Film Transport challenge (16 comments in total)

A stunning image and the contextual story adds to its appeal. Well done in winning; well deserved.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 04:27 UTC as 14th comment
On photo Tactical Approach in the Wildlife - Birds in Flight challenge (33 comments in total)

Stunning image, great composition and timing, congrats.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 07:24 UTC as 9th comment

Fantastic imagination; is that the essence of great images? Certainly is so here. Really enjoyed them all, especially the puppy in the backpack. Thanks for posting.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 15:21 UTC as 12th comment

Sensational images - outstanding images. I'd be over the moon to have taken any of them. I have to agree with DaveE1, why cannot people praise such outstanding work rather than finding spurious negativity; perhaps it has more to do with jealousy and their inability to take such wonderful images.

Well done Elena, let's see some more!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 190th comment
On photo D4D_5239b in the WILD ANIMALS/BIRDS & THEIR REFLECTIONS challenge (28 comments in total)

Hi, stunning. Extraordinary, in that subject positioning, viewing angle, light and stillness have all come together at the right moment in time to create a truly superb and memorable image. Many congratulations, well deserved.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 09:32 UTC as 13th comment

Great capture; unusual image, interesting story and a challenging place to get too I am sure. Thanks for posting and congrats on winning (regarding the post by mirrorless crusader: all I can say is that such sentiments seldom advance life, fun, interest or friendship).

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 04:42 UTC as 6th comment
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)

I was on the cusp of buying PS; not now. Nor will I add to my monthly outgoings, which I have spent the last year reducing to the irreducible minimum. No, a monthly sub is not how I wish to pay for my photography.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 05:34 UTC as 648th comment
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