Zalllon

Zalllon

Lives in Canada Milton/ON, Canada
Works as a Business Consultant / Photographer
Has a website at www.5sixphoto.com
Joined on Jul 13, 2004
About me:

To sell non-contracted photos.

Comments

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Zalllon: Glad to see a number of comments here that are more balanced than critical. We used to put pennies and apples on the tracks as kids to see what happened, but we were never stupid enough to be near the tracks when a train was coming along. I guess I grew up in a era where common sense was common. People today aren't cautious, they are careless and self absorbed. You can't protect everyone from themselves.

I think has it has more to do with people are generally more sedentary, and a lot more helicopter parenting. Can't do anything wrong if your ass is on the couch. When you say "less accidents", what types are you referring to? What region are you referring to? What age group are you referring to?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
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Marty4650: Before the hysteria sets in.... look at the facts:

300 prople a year die falling off a ladder
500 people a year die while walking on train tracks
1,000 people a year die falling down stairs
5,000 people a year drown in swimming pools or swimming at the beach
5,000 pedestrians a year are killed by motor vehicles
34,000 people die each year while driving or riding in motor vehicles

Sure looks like we should be outraged about people taking photos at the beach, at swimming pools, of highway traffic, of people crossing streets, or of people using ladders.

It is sad that we need to have group outrage over every dangerous thing that can happen in life. And lets make sure we don't photograph these things, because it might encourage more risk taking.

No it doesn't warrant being mentioned. Most people taking photos on tracks that are truly putting themselves at risk are not photographers, they are people with camera phones, and the same people that run out into the middle of the street for a selfie.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
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Zalllon: If only he was allowed to fly his drone to take a picture/video, then he may not have driven closer to get a view 😉

My response received more "Likes" than the idiot one. LOL. What should I respond with that will:
a) truly change future behaviour
b) result in policy changes

All comments here will end up dying here and become forgotten. At least mine is entertaining while still being correct. If a drone, whether the person had a brown or a pink, was used no tracks would be made. And since this is out in the middle of nowhere a drone would endanger no one.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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LarsDaniel: We are humans. We make our own choises. Move on people, nothing to see here.

That analogy of shooting in the face is dumb, at least make a good argument. That's like me debating your latter point with out of 100% chaos comes order, so if society lived in chaos for a bit even people would die to where it would stabilize and order be established as a realization of survival.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:38 UTC
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mgrum: Wow I'm really shocked and disappointed by the majority of the comments here. Most of them are incredibly narrow minded posts like "but more people die crossing the road, so you shouldn't cross the road any more either".

This completely misses the point that crossing the road is *necessary*, (and legal - unless you live in the USA) whereas taking boring, cliched, unoriginal photographs certainly is not. If you're going to risk your life, fine but why not do something actually creative instead.

Also risking your own life is fine. But people here are showing a remarkable inability to grasp the wider ramifications. It's not a nanny state in which you consider the *consequences* of your actions; think of the train drivers who have to whitness your body being splattered across the wind-shield. Or the resources required for the police/forensics to collect the bits of you so your parents can bury them. Resources that could be much better spent tackling other types of crime.

Most deaths crossing the road occur at points in the road that are illegal to cross, or against the light at an intersection. So the crossing the road comparison is on point. You are engaging in an illegal act that comes with risk. The train driver almost never has to see the body or physically suffers from the accident. A car driver hitting a pedestrian can die, and/or be redirected causing harm to others. Let's start criticizing acts which cause the most preventable deaths first.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:34 UTC
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William King: Lovely image, Very Talented photographer. Check her out.
http://www.dianamarkosian.com/open

If the photographer and subject are stupid, then they're putting themselves at risk. If they have common sense, then the photo isn't a big deal. If we as a society truly cared about preventable deaths by attacking the biggest issue, this one even be on the radar. I don't get this attitude of making a mountain out of a mole hill, we should be criticizing the mountain first.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:25 UTC

Glad to see a number of comments here that are more balanced than critical. We used to put pennies and apples on the tracks as kids to see what happened, but we were never stupid enough to be near the tracks when a train was coming along. I guess I grew up in a era where common sense was common. People today aren't cautious, they are careless and self absorbed. You can't protect everyone from themselves.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:20 UTC as 117th comment | 3 replies

If only he was allowed to fly his drone to take a picture/video, then he may not have driven closer to get a view 😉

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:25 UTC as 58th comment | 8 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (97 comments in total)
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woootskie: $89 a piece for a Mavic Pro battery with 27min. flight time and you still label with "Batteries seem a bit expensive"? You have got to be kidding me, 3 years ago in this hobby, getting 15minute flight times was only a dream.

I agree with you, $89 US is fine. The batteries are programmable to automatically discharge to prolong their life. Can't wait for better to fly my Mavic in more scenic places

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
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robbinsbox: went on hunt for a drone after seeing these pics.
You drone guys think these photos would these be from high end drones with m43 sensors?
Cheers

I tried a couple of little ones ($40 and $60). But honestly the Phantom 3 was even easier to fly, gps lock and position hold helps emensely. With common sense caution, you honestly won't mess it up.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 04:24 UTC
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robbinsbox: went on hunt for a drone after seeing these pics.
You drone guys think these photos would these be from high end drones with m43 sensors?
Cheers

I have taken great pics with my Phantom 3 Advanced. Best to shoot in light that is dusk/dawn or brighter. I sold my Phantom 3 to get a Mavic Pro, same size sensor but less wide lens. Reason I noted Phantom 3 is that you should be able to get a good used deal on one vs new retail. If you want a bigger sensor, Phantom 4 Pro is the way to go combining price and travel.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 20:32 UTC

Photos worth printing, without the couple of course as far as consumer homes.

As a photographer who is engaged, would love to do this with my wife2b. A good personal set of photos, great to share with immediate family. We already started certain types of photos like this, but what makes these inspiring is the distance from the camera. Will have to dig out my Pocket Wizard camera trigger for next trip if can't use the drone.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 17th comment

Looking forward to picking up a 7 Plus. Mainly for extra capacity and using to fly my drone. Improvements in camera is always a bonus, but not a reason for me to get it. Only use it for photos in a pinch, or to log receipts.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:32 UTC as 83rd comment

I like his chicken, finger lickin good.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 05:40 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)

I don't get why people still buy these new? Whenever I'm asked for advice on what to buy, I always start with Kijiji. So many of these are for sale used because people buy them not realizing how little they'll actually use them, it's awesome.

By the time you add taxes to this price, or any shipping costs of you don't buy direct in a store, you have way more options with that budget. Buying something like this new is a waste of money, really isn't much more this camera has to offer for entry level DSLR or ILC shooters.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (407 comments in total)
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dprived prev: to those amateur photographers (here or anywhere) who start bragging about the !!! superiority !!! of a mirrorless camera over an SLR first, but then quit doing so once they receive their proper answers from the pros or other knowledgeable and more experienced advanced amateurs; no offense, but:

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who's the dumbest of all?
Must be the girlie photog,
Who can't handle a large cam?!
Or maybe it is that obese m`am!?

;-)

Humorous banter. At the end of the day it boils to what you can make work for the images you want. I have APS, FF, mirrorless (micro 4/3) and a little Sony sensor in my DJI drone. All I care about is making money with my images, as the client doesn't care about the tools only what the images. Discussion about what gear is better has to tie back to what image you want to present. This banter is funny because it's pointless.

The sexiest part of the conversation is amusingly brave 😉

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 22:23 UTC

For me, the best this could be is a bigger presenter of images, that's it. And as far as the pencil is concerned, in most photos or videos of its usage, I see the persons hand awards being held off the iPad surface. I don't write or draw like that, pretty uncomfortable for me to be worth the effort for any duration of time. And as others have said, USB connectivity. How do I take my images off my CF card, store them on a portable hard drive and then work on the RAW files like in Lightroom. And lastly, I use Lightroom so much that I will not abandon my PC and switch to another software.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 36th comment

I'll have to check the Younguo version people keep mentioning, but having this with my 600 and 580 canon flashes would help with quick photo shoots vs adjusting manually with a light meter. The end of the day, I just want to get the shot I intend in as little time as possible.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 8th comment
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