Erick L

Lives in Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Canada
Has a website at http://www.borealphoto.com
Joined on Aug 17, 2006

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sh10453: FIRST???
What about "Headlands International Dark Sky Park" in north Michigan? It has been there for years.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Headlands+International+Dark+Sky+Park/@45.7754705,-84.7829389,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4d4a7557cb2bc1b5:0x7e3e3585becd746d!8m2!3d45.7754705!4d-84.7811722

First "reserve", not park.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (639 comments in total)
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KLO82: So compared to G5X/ G7XII/ RX100V, use a larger sensor, and then lower the light gathering capability by using a slower lens. So whats the point?! Thanks a lot dpreview for publishing the equivalent aperture graph!

Better enlargements.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 14:08 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (639 comments in total)
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KLO82: So compared to G5X/ G7XII/ RX100V, use a larger sensor, and then lower the light gathering capability by using a slower lens. So whats the point?! Thanks a lot dpreview for publishing the equivalent aperture graph!

Not everything is about light gathering ability.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 12:43 UTC

They were broken in during daylight while the staff was doing their yearly drunken review. The broken window is just Jordan who threw some Canon.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 13th comment
On article How to photograph the northern lights (80 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: Not so long ago dpreview chose to run (link to) an article critical of how Instagram is 'liking natural wonders to death'.

https://www.dpreview.com/comments/4135488301/instagram-is-liking-natural-wonders-to-death

And now here is an article promoting the photography of the Aurora Borealis or Australis. Something you really need to do by travelling (flying) into the Arctic or Antartic circles. Just what is dpreview's stance on this kind of photo-tourism?

If you whistle, the auroras will come down and get you. I lost a friend that way.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (247 comments in total)
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Gil Aegerter: I've owned a couple of the old Nikkor 500mm mirror lenses -- bought the first one in 1986, the only new Nikkor I've ever owned. Image quality could be good in the right conditions, but the basic problem I found was one of steadiness. These lenses are very light for their focal length, and hence very susceptible to shake. I found I had to shoot from a very rigid tripod or put it on a monopod so I could act as an absorber. Maybe newer bodies with stabilization could solve that. https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/nikkorcreflex500mm

"I dunno why Nikon (what I shoot) and Canon can't figure out that in-body IS is a fantastic thing."

IBIS in a SLR doesn't stabilize the viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 03:30 UTC
On article How to photograph the northern lights (80 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: Not so long ago dpreview chose to run (link to) an article critical of how Instagram is 'liking natural wonders to death'.

https://www.dpreview.com/comments/4135488301/instagram-is-liking-natural-wonders-to-death

And now here is an article promoting the photography of the Aurora Borealis or Australis. Something you really need to do by travelling (flying) into the Arctic or Antartic circles. Just what is dpreview's stance on this kind of photo-tourism?

Anywhere you can see them. Auroras span the globe so there won't be people waiting in line to be photographed in front of some famous landmark.

BTW, the auroras come further south in eastern/central Canada.

Safety tip: Do not whistle!

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
On article How to photograph the northern lights (80 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: Not so long ago dpreview chose to run (link to) an article critical of how Instagram is 'liking natural wonders to death'.

https://www.dpreview.com/comments/4135488301/instagram-is-liking-natural-wonders-to-death

And now here is an article promoting the photography of the Aurora Borealis or Australis. Something you really need to do by travelling (flying) into the Arctic or Antartic circles. Just what is dpreview's stance on this kind of photo-tourism?

You don't need to go to the Arctic and they are not a popular landmark that's being overrun. They can photographed from anywhere.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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lemonadedrinker: If we are supposed to think that Global Warming has done that to this bear, then as a species we don't have that long. I didn't watch the video, and I don't know if any other reasons were put forward for the creature looking like that, but it is obviously very ,very ill and the fact that the photographers and clapper board guys and everyone else would just stand about and wring their hands while watching the bear die is grotesque.
All these mealy mouthed people witter on about what they're doing to save the World...but they're the one's flying everywhere, leaving their rubbish at the top of Everest or empty cans wherever this was photographed, then jumping back in the chopper for the next Crusade. Next week comes along and it's forget the bear, get me some peasant women in Haiti, you know, the ones in the colourful dresses with oil drums on their heads. Come on, kids, the chopper's waiting

From your link:

"estimated the global population at 22,000-31,000 and stated the trend was ‘Unknown’. "

How did you come up with a 600% increase?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
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racin06: I'll admit that I'm a man-made climate change agnostic. Is there any specific evidence that can be directly tied to polar bear deaths? Is it possible that this polar bear has some disease (animals contract cancer and other diseases just as humans) that has caused it's current condition, other than global warming? The obvious answer is yes. We have to be very careful on pinning the death of this polar bear death on global warming.

The problem is those gases accumulates. What makes you an agnostic on climate change?

I don't discredit your business, I say you're living in your own bubble.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
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racin06: I'll admit that I'm a man-made climate change agnostic. Is there any specific evidence that can be directly tied to polar bear deaths? Is it possible that this polar bear has some disease (animals contract cancer and other diseases just as humans) that has caused it's current condition, other than global warming? The obvious answer is yes. We have to be very careful on pinning the death of this polar bear death on global warming.

At source location? That's not how you get atmospheric data. Working in the private sector doesn't make it "real world", it just makes it an even smaller bubble.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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racin06: I'll admit that I'm a man-made climate change agnostic. Is there any specific evidence that can be directly tied to polar bear deaths? Is it possible that this polar bear has some disease (animals contract cancer and other diseases just as humans) that has caused it's current condition, other than global warming? The obvious answer is yes. We have to be very careful on pinning the death of this polar bear death on global warming.

Where do you get that greenhouse gasses have been reduced?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
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racin06: I'll admit that I'm a man-made climate change agnostic. Is there any specific evidence that can be directly tied to polar bear deaths? Is it possible that this polar bear has some disease (animals contract cancer and other diseases just as humans) that has caused it's current condition, other than global warming? The obvious answer is yes. We have to be very careful on pinning the death of this polar bear death on global warming.

'the air in the U.S. is much cleaner than it was 30 years ago'

Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions are different things.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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racin06: I'll admit that I'm a man-made climate change agnostic. Is there any specific evidence that can be directly tied to polar bear deaths? Is it possible that this polar bear has some disease (animals contract cancer and other diseases just as humans) that has caused it's current condition, other than global warming? The obvious answer is yes. We have to be very careful on pinning the death of this polar bear death on global warming.

What expertise do you have on climatology, if any?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
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lightandaprayer: Michael Shainblum's image is an excellent example of fine art landscape photography in the tradition of Ansel Adams. It is obvious that Mr. Shainblum has the craftsmanship required to get the very best out of his equipment and digital processing, as well as the imagination to previsualize a spectacular image.

To obtain the iconic "Moonrise" image that everyone is familiar with, Adams took what was a bona fide "grab shot" made with a view camera and performed magic in his darkroom, done without any of the digital tools we now take for granted. Over time the print went through different permutations before Adams arrived at the best-known version. It is amazing what he was able to create with relatively simple tools and his absolute control of exposure, film development and printing. Adams' mastery of the craft of photography allowed him to realize his artistic vision to its fullest possible extent.

Two great images created many decades apart that exemplify landscape photography.

Moonrise is a cheesy PS job with a fake sky.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 01:40 UTC
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GodSpeaks: How could the judges NOT tell that android photo was not a real person. Even just looking at the small image presented here, the lifelessness of the android jumps off the screen.

Those judges should be fired and prevented from ever "judging" anything again.

You wouldn't have known without the title.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
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Max Iso: Wait, now that phones offer fake bokeh there's no real difference right? I kid i kid. Seriously though, are people really this inept? I used phones before, sometimes for photos, and when i bought my first ever ILC (an A33), it had a far more serious interface and capability.

Never once was i overwhelmed by all the buttons and dials. I wanted something more than my phone could offer and i found it, and subsequently, have kept going from there. I don't get why companies use kiddie gloves, or am i just out of touch with the common consumer?

What you need is a stringless guitar.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (634 comments in total)

I like that the Canon is weather sealed and hope others will follow.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 12:33 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (634 comments in total)
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D135ima: Canon G1 X III is the most pocketable APS-C camera on market. It's good for landscapes or travel photo if you want take pictures not just for web and if ypu need really pocketable camera (No, M5 with 15-45 will not fit into the inside pocket of the jacket).
Not bad DR on ISO 100 and resolution (if the lens is not lousy) sufficient for 12-16 "clear/honest megapixels" - makes this camera unique. But still very expensive. 800 - I right now would reconsider my plans for gear . 900 - very good. 1000 - ok, why not ? But 1300 - no thanks.

The Sony APS bodies with 16-50 are about the same size but without that hump.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: I don't understand why this would be any different from any other major metropolitan city like Chicago and NYC?

Why don't you share your wisdom then?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 00:11 UTC
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