Poagao

Lives in Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Joined on Jul 21, 2008
About me:

Photographer, author, filmmaker, musician, editor. Member of Burn My Eye photography collective and The Muddy Basin Ramblers jug band.

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On article The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks (126 comments in total)
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paulfulper: I recently walked up the Elephant mountain in Taipei , it's grueling , it's like walking a 40 floors building up and down , but it's well worth it to photograph the semi tropical wildlife and plants , I shot the 5 colors bird , a toad in its burrow , 3 diff. Moths , 3 butterflies ,3 large wasps , 2 beetles , 1 caterpillar , 2 lizards and more.... I was very satisfied with the results , I shoot a lot and then I edit. I agree with almost everything in this nice article , I brought a canon sx50 and I shot some manual and some automatic .
I reccomend everybody to go to the Elephant mountain for pics . And the Taipei view with the 101

Nope, I'd just suggest driving up Sungshan Road to 北星寶宮 and walk from there for those who don't feel like climbing all the way up. I'm not really into nature shots, it's just a much easier way to get to the top of Elephant Mountain.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
On article The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks (126 comments in total)
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Tiefenunschärfe: I can´t see any sense in a "Photo Walk".

It's true, to me there's just "a walk". "Photowalks" tend to be more social occasions IMHO, with a bunch of people talking and not really taking photos.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 02:19 UTC
On article The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks (126 comments in total)
In reply to:

paulfulper: I recently walked up the Elephant mountain in Taipei , it's grueling , it's like walking a 40 floors building up and down , but it's well worth it to photograph the semi tropical wildlife and plants , I shot the 5 colors bird , a toad in its burrow , 3 diff. Moths , 3 butterflies ,3 large wasps , 2 beetles , 1 caterpillar , 2 lizards and more.... I was very satisfied with the results , I shoot a lot and then I edit. I agree with almost everything in this nice article , I brought a canon sx50 and I shot some manual and some automatic .
I reccomend everybody to go to the Elephant mountain for pics . And the Taipei view with the 101

For a non-grueling option, ride or drive up to Tianbao Temple and stroll up the hill behind it to the top of Elephant Mountain. If you want a more vertical challenge, go the other way and climb up to 9-5 peak.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 02:17 UTC

Start-up time is disappointing. How quickly does it wake up?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 162nd comment
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1124 comments in total)
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MANZURul: Sony A7R II is very good, but missing is the top LCD dispay and built flash like Nikon. With these two features I will buy it

Yeah, A top LCD screen would have made this camera so much more useful. I get tired of always having to lift the camera up and stare into the VF every time I need to see what the shutter speed and aperture are. Can't use the back screen because 1) it eats an already-hungry battery and 2) that would still require lifting the camera up to see it. Of course I could keep the screen tilted out, but I'm not a fan of a metal bar digging into my stomach all the time. A top display would save a lot of time and effort.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 03:59 UTC
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nathanleebush: Leica is synonymous with the rise of the billionaire class, which have a disposable income so inconceivable that they literally ask for the most expensive version of whatever they are buying as a status symbol. I once talked to a Hasselblad rep who admitted that one of the major markets for their medium format system was rich dads looking to take vacation pictures with 'the best,' regardless of whether a giant, heavy medium format system makes sense to lug around on a tropical vacation. Leica has become another symptom of our underlying societal problem.

Also, anyone who does not see that even the most expensive digital device will be completely leapfrogged by its the most bargain basement competitors a couple generations later is an idiot and deserves to be parted with their money.

The Q is about the same size as the original M3, unlike the bloated digital Ms of late.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
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