Emmanuel Diver

Lives in United Kingdom Belfast Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Works as a Civil Service, Child Support Agency.
Has a website at www.flickr.com/mannydee
Joined on Feb 12, 2008
About me:

Plan for this year: Shoot a great pic of a dragonfly. Shoot a Kingfisher. Build a better mousetrap.


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On article Casio: the innovator that time forgot (153 comments in total)

15 year old me owned a qv10 and holy GOD I hated it. It was clunky it ahd a comm port connection in the pre USB days the software was a mess the lcd was terrible the image quality was non existent and yet......

AND YET.....

It was my introduction to photography at a time where I couldn't afford film or development. It's why I'm still doing it today.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2020 at 13:53 UTC as 15th comment

Crikey that's a lot of hassle and what its. It's a wonder the hobby survived.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2020 at 19:55 UTC as 40th comment

Twenty five comments. Mostly negative. You lot are minus craic I swear.

Good article though.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2020 at 17:58 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (339 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mister Anders0n: Who in God's name would want to carry this boat anchor around? And for what, like 7 grand? Get real.

That's akin to saying why do hospitals buy scalpels and chest drains and suture when they can just pop down to the local hardware store for exacto knives and pipework and hobby craft for twine. It's a professional tool for a professional job. It'll adorn pitchsides and the front of Buck Palace and Number 10 and the White House rose garden. You can choose to own one for the price it costs but you don't have to.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 10:40 UTC
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Snapper2013: What "holiday season" are they talking about?

Yule. When the Holly King is ascendant and the unconquered sun rises once again.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2019 at 18:38 UTC
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adengappasami: People falling for mug in 2019...thats a new low ....

It's almost like they'd have been taken for a complete...... I'll get my coat.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2019 at 18:36 UTC
On article Review: Lomography Diana Instant Square (86 comments in total)
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DDDDDDDDDD: Lets complain everyone. It only has one film slot. Its not sharp. why would you buy this. film is dead. i take 30 megapixel images of brickwalls and then complain about lack of sharpness. etc. etc. etc.

That's the thing. Film isn't dead but at that price point for the film....I want to try and let my daughter enjoy photography and she's expressing an interest, 4 year olds are very instant gratification orientated but at £16.99 for 20 photos.....it's crazy. I think later this year I'm going to plump for a HP printer on the instant ink system that's a dedicated photo printer and a wee compact point and shoot third or fourth hand.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2019 at 12:01 UTC
On article Review: Lomography Diana Instant Square (86 comments in total)

The only thing that would put me off trying something like this out for the fun would be the absolutely exorbitant price of the film and the photos produced from it. 20 shots costing £16.99 that provide 8x7 centimeter photos. I just can't fathom how it's sustainable. The thing is that if it wasn't so off putting from a cost point of view, i'd happily be doing this round town. I'd have one for me and one for the 4 year old. But how can someone even start to justify that?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2019 at 11:59 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Scary biccies like. I'm genuinely sad at that. They're like video games characters after their digital makeover. The concept of beauty and acceptability for social media is insane. I will be chatting to my daughter about this before the beauty industry or influencers or celebrities do. And at least I can explain to her that I process photos of her but she's still the same after and I can explain the process. Genuinely a little heartbroken reading this.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 08:17 UTC as 17th comment

I don't really understand how my comment about it costing the equivalent of a readily available commodity a month (a latte) touched such a raw nerve. Its an expensive passion we are in. If it cost me 50 quid a year to cycle on the roads or jog in my local park I'd understand the annoyance but having near 4k images taken over ten plus years, I'm going to, and have found space in my budget to accommodate that.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 23:34 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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icexe: $50/year for the PRO account is nothing, I like how Flickr works and I use their APIs in a lot of my personal side projects.

It's the cost of a latte a month. Let's be fair here. I wonder can I use the blurb offer in the UK.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2019 at 01:43 UTC
On photo Putting up Christmas Decorations in the christmas portrait challenge (8 comments in total)

Honestly where's teh camera....this is witchcraft! How did you do this so we can all have it for a Christmas card for this year haha!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2019 at 14:21 UTC as 5th comment
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BinHereBe4: bs
you can't land on any of celestial bodies above us because NONE are terra firma

Prove this one is.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2018 at 13:06 UTC

I'm going to be going pro to keep the service that I've used since 2007. It's not perfect but I like how it works and cloud storage elsewhere is going to probably cost as much. It was a good run but I'm not going anywhere else. I've built up a pool of photos that I'm not willing to not have at the touch of a button on my phone that I can send to friends and colleagues.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 11:47 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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jforkner: Not nearly as impressive when you consider composite images are allowed.

That's like looking at a Turner or a Constable painting and saying we'll it's all layers of paint on canvas and wasn't painted all at the same time in one sitting so it has no merit.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 12:02 UTC
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Andrei C: What's so special about pic nr.2 ?

I'm assuming it's because it's not something you'd see on the urban South England coast. Therefore in and of itself, it's special to get that on a single exposure.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 12:00 UTC

Absolutely incredible. Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 09:53 UTC as 14th comment
On article Best cameras for parents in 2019 (287 comments in total)
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hammarbytp: Best camera for parents is the camera you have on you, which will almost certainly be your mobile phone.

You can never tell when that 'never to be repeated' moment is to occur, so learn how to get the best from the mobile camera

Here's a blank cheque for the internet. Go nuts.

I've a boisterous three and a half year old girl. I've shot her with my slr and a fast standard zoom and a 105mm sigma macro. They take great pics. But the setup is mostly unfeasible and I find my smartphone is the go to most of the time. Plus she can interact with it to take photos in a way she can't with 2.5kg of metal and glass. The best camera for parents is the one you're using to takr photos of your kids, but also the one that you're using to allow your kids to experience your hobby with!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:43 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Great stuff... for a 5 year old. But just screams cheap charlie from anyone older.

Christ the night there's some wile gurners on here...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:35 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: why bother paying flickr when its all smart phones. sucks for the hard working dslr/mirrorless photographers who have to see this. id cancel my account asap.

Why? I don't understand the logic of that. Genuine question here.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 12:50 UTC
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