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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1389 comments in total)

Move to the present: open source.
Rawtherapee. Darktable.
Free. Excellent.
Open source.
Constantly evolving.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:56 UTC as 244th comment
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jhinkey: It's not like this hasn't been going on since trash heaps were first appearing.
As a kid in the '70's we'd go to the trash/dump of the Provincial Park and watch families of bears come out every night to dig through the trash. Not really what you want bears to be doing, but it's been happening for a long time . . .

The real tragedy is that there is a landfill there at all.

True, and therefore we haven't learned a thing in all that time.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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yukonchris: There are definitely things we humans do to animals that are very wrong and shameful, but that is not the case with bears at a dump. I live in Canada's north and I can tell you that bears are scavengers - it is very natural for them. For bears, a dump is a kind of smörgåsbord of goodness. They'll pick through garbage and find what they want. Unlike animals that are caged up, no one forced the bears to go to the dump. They went there because they liked what they were smelling. In fact, for older bears that have lost the ability to fend for themselves in the wilderness, the dump may even be a lifeline of sorts. If that dump was located in Canada's north, there would probably be thousands of miles of unspoiled forest all around. The bear may well have a choice.

The problem is not what the bear is doing, but that it is digging and eating plastics. He should be eating in a river or in a forest, but we are destroying them. The main reason for massive inland wildlife reduction today is not hunting or trafficking, but environmental degradation and destruction.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 18:02 UTC

We don't care. We don't learn. We don't even care to learn.
We will stop destroying the planet only the day the last human being is dead. But the truly saddest thing is that the world will be a dry rock by then.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 17:57 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies

Looking at these, I guess there is hope for me!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 20:47 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies

....cause United breaks guitars....

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 02:56 UTC as 133rd comment

Impossible to compete with the winner #1.
Yet, also loved #8, and then #7.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 03:33 UTC as 33rd comment


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Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 20:14 UTC as 3rd comment
On article This camera is designed to keep only the best photos (8 comments in total)

Depressing in several ways... or maybe it's April 1?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 20:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

This is like the analog vs digital in the 90's. In the beginning, EVFs had some compromises (specially, lagging) that made some photographers prefer OVFs, like sport photographers.

Now, EVFs have virtually the same image quality as a real life OVF, no lag (at least none that our brain can detect), and many advantages: WYSIWYG (hence MUCH less exposure problems), histograms, levels, etc, etc. Easy choice now.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 17:17 UTC as 287th comment
On article Capturing the unseen: Sam Forencich's Invisible Oregon (46 comments in total)

Truly spectacular in every way. Congrats to the photographer!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 18:04 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

I can imagine the scene at the World Press Awards: An auditorium full of people well dressed, champagne, beautiful women in long sexy black dresses, everyone laughing, everyone congratulating the photographer enthusiastically, the winner also laughing loudly and proudly.... while the picture of the dead man with its assassin stands behind the crowd.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 01:41 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
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luisflorit: Vignetting heaven...?

As bad as stacking of two filters is precisely what I thought, and what I am afraid of. Two filters usually vignette badly even on a 24mm equivalent focal length lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 03:01 UTC

Vignetting heaven...?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 00:36 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (635 comments in total)

Nice and ugly at the same time

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 22:41 UTC as 195th comment

Since the landscape does not change much during each take, I am not sure that the timelapse actually adds much to the show. I think I would have preferred half a dozen or so pictures.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:06 UTC as 21st comment
On article Pulse: Extreme weather in black and white (56 comments in total)

Congrats to the photographer, spectacular!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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Matsu: It may not be relatively useful advice for brides - I'd ask instead to see a full wedding album from start to finish in addition to the usual collection of best images. However, it's not bad equipment advice for photographers.

The best bet for shooting weddings is to carry a kit close to what a PJ would use on assignment and between bodies, lenses and lighting with all-day or multi-day reliability, Nikon and Canon are still hard to beat on the balance of options, file quality, support and availability.

Could you use something else? Of course, depending on your experience, style, location and niche, some of those other options might even be better for what you do. But if you're advising a new wedding photographer, the big two are the safest real world recommendations.

" the big two are the safest real world recommendations" - that would like advising to buy a film Kodak in 2001: companies that insist on their dying old tech for fear of loosing customers. Mirrorless is the... present.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:19 UTC

Beautiful.... and it also shows how drones can disturb birds (at 1:16s).

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 03:50 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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