Michael Jardine

Michael Jardine

Lives in United States Harper's Hill, WA, United States
Works as a Software developer and published author
Joined on May 17, 2005
About me:

See the world.

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On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (277 comments in total)

OM-D E-M10 for < $500 with kit zoom, includes EVF. Great camera.

http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/omd/e-m10.html

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 04:46 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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rmcohen: My 64 gig iPad was a complete bust on our trip to Africa last year. Once you blow past your storage limit you're pretty much SOL for backing up your shots. iOS devices are very, very weak for getting data in or out unless you're near a desktop unit. With gigs of images, WiFi is not really practical.

I had just got an iPhone 6 then with 128 gigs as a reserve backup. Uh, the camera connect kit isn't supported there!!! SOL!

Do you shoot RAW?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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love2travelfar: Nobody is mentioning the most important factor -
this device runs a useless iOS. If it was running full Mac OS,
I could run real Photoshop, now it's some kind of gimmicky
useless sub-version. No file system. But they called it "pro" LOL

Read the biography of Steve Jobs. One of the key design features of iOS was to address his dislike for the clumsy Explorer/Finder filing system - and replace it with application-based document storage which is essentially seamless. Spotlight is their answer for this on OS X; the idea being that it should always be faster to find something by searching, than by browsing through a virtual filing cabinet. I am working on a solution that I believe is more simple and intuitive. It's basically a 'playlist' but for everything on your computer and mobile device. It's currently under development :)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 16:33 UTC
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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rmcohen: My 64 gig iPad was a complete bust on our trip to Africa last year. Once you blow past your storage limit you're pretty much SOL for backing up your shots. iOS devices are very, very weak for getting data in or out unless you're near a desktop unit. With gigs of images, WiFi is not really practical.

I had just got an iPhone 6 then with 128 gigs as a reserve backup. Uh, the camera connect kit isn't supported there!!! SOL!

There are some good forums here about travel photography. I also looked into iOS (I'm an iOS developer) but the system is not designed to be independent of a parent device - be it OS X or Windows. As Cloud technology becomes more mainstream, the differences will probably merge, but for the foreseeable future you'll have to bring along a 'parent' device. If size/weight is critical, you might want to take a look at the MacBook. Another option is to use a smaller camera system, where greater size/weight compromises can be made. I personally travel with a 13" MacBook Pro retina, and I have 'downsized' my camera system from DSLR to mirrorless. I can fit everything for a world trip into one small Patagonia carry-on bag, and my 'camera system' (two bodies four lenses) lives in a relatively tiny sling bag that swings to the front for safety in crowded places.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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rmcohen: My 64 gig iPad was a complete bust on our trip to Africa last year. Once you blow past your storage limit you're pretty much SOL for backing up your shots. iOS devices are very, very weak for getting data in or out unless you're near a desktop unit. With gigs of images, WiFi is not really practical.

I had just got an iPhone 6 then with 128 gigs as a reserve backup. Uh, the camera connect kit isn't supported there!!! SOL!

Why would you ever travel without external storage? 2TB disks are cheap these days, as are SD cards themselves.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
On photo Librawlian_QCRG in the Panning. challenge (8 comments in total)

Beautiful. I've tried this with action sports but it's really difficult to capture inconsistent action (running, etc) unless I get lucky.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 01:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Mystery road in the Landscape with a road challenge (10 comments in total)
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MattiD80: Jealous of those big trees. In Europa, most 'big' trees here are 5 times smaller, and the average tree 100x smaller. Looks like a Sequoia Sempervirens.

I've been through the grove a number of times. The first time through, I just used wide angle. Didn't even occur to me to use telephoto.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
On photo Mystery road in the Landscape with a road challenge (10 comments in total)
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Vermeero: Beautiful scene... enormous trees!

It was difficult to figure out what kind of lens to use. The obvious choice was a wide angle but in the end, this shot with a telephoto seemed to provide a better feeling of scale.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 13:45 UTC
On photo Mystery road in the Landscape with a road challenge (10 comments in total)
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MattiD80: Jealous of those big trees. In Europa, most 'big' trees here are 5 times smaller, and the average tree 100x smaller. Looks like a Sequoia Sempervirens.

The photo was taken at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, you can learn more about the trees here: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=413

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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Michael Jardine: Just to put things in perspective, the cost - at least here in the U.S. - is $10/month compared to an average of $40+ per month for a simple cell phone. For people in the enterprise space - defined as 'my livelihood pretty much depends on it' - the price is a steal. Enterprise software typically runs $40~100/month (I pay that for basic project management software for my business). For the rest of us hobbyists and amateurs who spend probably $2,000 a year on cameras and gear, what is $10/month? Particularly when so much of the visual equation is moving from the hardware end to the software end?

As I said, Enterprise software typically runs $40~100/month.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 01:58 UTC
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salsaguy: good capture. background is a bit distracting though

Totally. I could have given it reduced clarity in LR but I think that would have looked 'too edited'.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On photo Poor but proud in the -People and their environment : Poor- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (2 comments in total)
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salsaguy: nice capture of a sad story. would have maybe cropped in a little more though to focus on him though.

Thanks! Yes maybe crop the top and bottom. I don't want to go too tight because I like showing the overall context of the photo.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

Just to put things in perspective, the cost - at least here in the U.S. - is $10/month compared to an average of $40+ per month for a simple cell phone. For people in the enterprise space - defined as 'my livelihood pretty much depends on it' - the price is a steal. Enterprise software typically runs $40~100/month (I pay that for basic project management software for my business). For the rest of us hobbyists and amateurs who spend probably $2,000 a year on cameras and gear, what is $10/month? Particularly when so much of the visual equation is moving from the hardware end to the software end?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 17th comment | 10 replies
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Michael Jardine: The lotus is the national flower of Vietnam and my photo (which was DQ'd) was, I'm told, a lotus.

Thanks, I didn't really like the shot and, to me, it looked the same as most of the other submissions so I did not re-submit. Appreciate your response. I'll be back for the Plumeria/Cham challenge :)

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On photo Misty Heaven in the July sky challenge (2 comments in total)

Not sure if this is a sky photo but you should submit this to Patagonia.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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Michael Jardine: The lotus is the national flower of Vietnam and my photo (which was DQ'd) was, I'm told, a lotus.

Thanks Ruth, yes I looked it up I don't really have any compelling water lillies - it's really hard to differentiate these, photographically. Think I'll sit this one out.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
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