davids8560

Lives in United States Ithaca, United States
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I may write a novel including a character who's a composite of two of DPR's most interesting personnas. The character will be named something like: "Butler Rishi". But Dale's photo is my favorite in this batch.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 00:41 UTC as 18th comment
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Franz Weber: Where is the differece between this offline mode and switching the tabled or phone that is used in airplane mode? That would also cut the internet connection, wouldn't it?

Okay, I've never used a drone nor familiarized myself with them in any sort of meaningful depth, so please don't clobber me for asking: Why does a phone or tablet have to be involved at all? Would a more retro-like, standalone handheld control device suffice for some buyers? Problem solved, perhaps?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 23:43 UTC

Interesting project, interesting photographers, impressive results.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 17:44 UTC as 91st comment
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davids8560: The last time I was there, I was told photography was not allowed in the store. I mean, it's a camera store! That was it for me. Just taking some random tourist shots. You know, here I am at the most amazing camera store in the world, etc. They had a problem with that. It reminded me of that line from the classic, satirical, thermonuclear war movie, 'Dr. Strangelove': "Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

A very broad and blurry gray line separates security and hysteria.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:28 UTC

The last time I was there, I was told photography was not allowed in the store. I mean, it's a camera store! That was it for me. Just taking some random tourist shots. You know, here I am at the most amazing camera store in the world, etc. They had a problem with that. It reminded me of that line from the classic, satirical, thermonuclear war movie, 'Dr. Strangelove': "Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 95th comment | 5 replies

Strikes me as being a quick-n-easy 'trip selfie' and I'm sure many will find it appealing and direly useful.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 19:41 UTC as 1st comment
On article Five useful photo apps for travelers (67 comments in total)

Thanks. I ended up adding Snapseed and Google Street View to my iPhone, based on everything I read here. And, on a side note, all this infomercial stuff for mobile photo apps makes me feel sad about the "death" of the stand-alone camera. I'll continue using "old school" cameras, of course, but all these apps pretty much show the degree to which contemporary photography interest and emphasis is focused on mobile phone tech. All the great, new enthusiast compact cameras which have popped up as a result of this market shift is actually a good thing to me, but I hope they don't vanish, too. Even somewhat sophisticated cameras make for "iffy" gifts these days. You can't even give them away. Many people nowadays just won't use them.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 12th comment

Martian Haiku
By Robin Williams

Red sand between my toes
Summer vacation
In outer space

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 20:52 UTC as 14th comment

I don't know the essence of who I am, or why I do what I do. But I am here, and I have a camera, and, every now and then, somebody tells me they like one of my photos. Guess I'm gonna stay poor.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 20:47 UTC as 7th comment

In this competitive market, I'm concerned that if I don't get a drone, it's likely others will have one over me.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 02:56 UTC as 18th comment

Two many otherwise uliterrate people posts they're commence with smart phones. Then they don't proof pudding read. You can tale because of the wrongful predictive text.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 3rd comment

Is there an In 'N Out Burger near the Ontario, CA Airport? I'm going to be arriving there tomorrow around noon.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 20th comment

Cherry says she's gonna walk, 'cause she found I took the radio and hocked it. But, Eddie, man - she don't understand, two grand's practically sittin' right here in my pocket! And tonight's gonna be everything that I said! And when I walk through that door, I'm just gonna throw that money on the bed.

She'll see this time I wasn't just talkin'.

And I'm gonna go out walkin'...

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 4th comment

This will really help cheap motel owners looking for imagery to hang on the wall over the bed.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 09:47 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

I use both Mac and PC gear on a regular basis. Only I'm not a pro or anything. In fact, I really don't do much at all. I'm kinda of a wanna-be. I don't like studying or learning much, so I do everything by trial and error. This leads to a whole lot of inefficiency and wasted time, and not surprisingly this regrettably has led, as you'd expect, to my blowing many of even the most simple and straightforward opportunities I've been blessed with, and on more than one occasion - except usually my erstwhile former friends and clients got very angry with me far more often than they ever laughed, I guess it's because in the aftermath of my goof ups they clearly and quite suddenly saw how sorrowfully and remarkably inept and pathetic I am. I mean, let's face it. So, yeah, basically I'm a nobody, and I don't think anyone should listen to my opinions. Just my two cents. Not that I can really spare them. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 04:47 UTC as 213th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)

I'm just happy to see a not-so-stellar conclusion around here. Seems like it has been a while.

But that being said, I'm not even sure if it's the chisel or the sculptor anymore.

Lots of nice chisels out there.

But I'm leaning towards sculptor.

Fujifilm does make some pretty awesome cameras though.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 03:09 UTC as 25th comment
On article Macro photography with the Fujifilm GFX 50S (53 comments in total)
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Pixel Pooper: Using the some of worlds biggest insects to make 1:2 on a MF sensor seem like macro.

Seems like this discussion bugs some readers.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 09:59 UTC

As far as form and function are concerned, I like this camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Could I just buy a decent camera, or, one of those, what do you call them? Video recorders - instead?

On another note, as someone who was really excited about smartphone tech early on, I wonder if I am alone in my more recent tendency to turn my phone off more and more often, and even - dare I say it - leave home without it?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Great story! I myself bought a travel camera. When it comes to the pros and cons of this model or that model it can drive you pretty much bananas. I mean, I'm talking full-goose bozo! Anyway, we went to Copenhagen. Then, a few months later, we visited a state park much closer to home. We stayed at the campground. There was a bug zapper real close to the latrines. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 3rd comment
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