Paul Farace

Paul Farace

Lives in United States Cleveland, United States
Works as a photographer/writer
Joined on May 21, 2007
About me:

Camera collector/scrounger facing the horrors of the digital
evolution -- the nullification of all his film cameras! Now, two
years into digital and loving it... still, all these film cameras do
not make good door stops or paperweights.
Other work: curator of a WW II submarine, USS COD,


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Too bad Kodak can't have a decent funeral with a stately graveside ceremony... it was a great American company that passed into history (it's photographic div. at least). No, instead we have to deal with this zombie "Walking Dead" creature that looks a bit like our dear friend, but isn't. Will someone please put a round through its decaying brain... or maybe a bolt from Darrel's crossbow?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 20:21 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm to release X100S in solid black (25 comments in total)

Bond's the name... James ... errrrr... FUJI... I mean Fuji's the name... Fuji Film... EVERYTHING LOOKS SO DAME FINE IN BLACK (tie)!!!!

Gotta go play with my black X100 ... and lust after this new version.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 11th comment

Yep... our grandkids will sit on our knees and ask us what it was like in the great conversion era... (OK, if they happen to be photographic collectors/historians and even think of talking to people more than 10 years older than them). Or if they can even talk... maybe they will sit in a dark corner somewhere and text their grandparents.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 22:23 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On article Classic photographs recreated in Lego (117 comments in total)

That is soooo wrong in so many ways... and I love them all! Missing: Capa's Spanish rebel at the moment of death (I bet Lego would probably not want that in their corporate store)... or the shot of the firemen raising the flag at ground zero in the days following the 9-11 attack... but Iwo Jima is there and so is the VJ Day Kiss! Well done!

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 17:13 UTC as 9th comment
On article Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS (91 comments in total)

Yes, a lot of water misses the mark... just like in combat. I'd guess less than 1% of bullets fired by our guys hit their guys too... but this is the problem when CPAs, MBAs, and other "experts" analyze reality and make conclusions based on facts without being there. There are always factors that don't show up on film or on analysis reports :o) -- Now every process can be tweeked to improve efficiency but I don't want a handful of CPA and MBA-managed firemen showing up to a fire... or the Army responding to a local disturbance that might become WW III !!! It might lead to the next Cocoanut Grove fire or Little Big Horn!

Amazine images none the less!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes (186 comments in total)
In reply to:

Paul Farace: I understand crystal growth mechanics, but still... to look at these and NOT believe in the hand of a creator!

I see God in a shoe, a hammer, and even ugly things. Random forces don't result in us!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 04:47 UTC
On article Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes (186 comments in total)

I understand crystal growth mechanics, but still... to look at these and NOT believe in the hand of a creator!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:23 UTC as 31st comment | 10 replies
On article Lytro adds 3D viewing capability to its photos (46 comments in total)

What is the deal with digital stereo imaging for the public? As a member of a stereo club, I can't figure out if it is growing or dying! Fuji has dropped their 3D camera production along with other makers... but movies are all 3D... I am so confused... in stereo!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 00:11 UTC as 7th comment
On article Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df (231 comments in total)

I went soft after looking at these pictures... Nikon you led me on! Samfan said it looks gorgeous... well to me the chrome version looks like a fat FM is wearing a silver beanie cap!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:37 UTC as 87th comment
On article Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology (314 comments in total)

Not at $3K dear Nikon. Go back and work on a little brother/sister for $1.5K maybe... ?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:21 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1391 comments in total)

Me like! And they are using the traditional non-italic NIKON logo !!! YEAH... I REALLY HATED THAT ITALIC LOGO!!! -- my designer soul was offended! Now all is right with the world ... or until I choke on the price tag for this apparent gem in the polishing shop!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 22:48 UTC as 307th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2083 comments in total)

What a beautiful looking camera! And although I am sure the EVF is state of the art... if only I had the option to buy this camera with a prism viewfinder! Wow, what a competitor it would be for the rumored Nikon digital FM or the gems in the Fuji X lineup! Well done Olympus!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 20:58 UTC as 216th comment
On article Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses (218 comments in total)

Wait, this is my old roommates room... who let you guys in to take pictures? Geez, can't a guy let the paint go for a few years? Just needs a bit of dusting is all...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 16:14 UTC as 81st comment
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)

Camera tech aside... this is a great piece of advertising art! Set up a buzz before you even see the camera! Nice work Nikon. Now DELIVER a camera worthy of the ADVERT! A digital FM? Where were you in 2006? Oh well, in the words of the old negro spiritual, "you didn't come when I called, but you were right on time!"

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 05:03 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On article What just happened?! Looking back on last week (99 comments in total)

Oh that new Fuji X100 firmware update sure put the zing back into my little black treasure! Thanks Fuji! (and it surely did cost them a few tradeups to an X100s for the moment. But it also solidified some very important brand loyalty!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:59 UTC as 29th comment
In reply to:

QuarryCat: I never liked the portrait with the peering eyes - i don't like the artificial green background - but I love his other, even more realistic picture with the hands and the living eyes - thanks a lot for showing it here!

artificial green background??? Unless you were there when it was taken, I think you might want to consider that background to be a scrap of Russian shipping container metal (that green is one of their favorite colors) that ended up as someone's living quarters in a refugee camp!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:56 UTC

it is not only one of the most important images of the 20th century, but likely could become the photographic version of the Mona Lisa, IMHO. The shot of the girl with her mouth covered is a great image, but it leaves the viewer wondering if she is smiling behind her veil or frowning (the eyes can go either way) ... the cover shot leaves no ambiguity (and is very much like Mona Lisa's smile). To me in the 1980s it touched me as a girl suffering as a refugee from Soviet aggression... today we see the real horror... a girl photographed in the mid 1980s who is living in a world stuck in the very dark ages. This image and the later shot of Sharbat as a woman, printed 18 feet tall, is the centerpiece of the NGS 50 top covers traveling the world right now (currently in Singapore). It took my breath away when I saw it there, and caused a lump in my throat (again). If there were a dictionary entry for "the power of photography" this would be the illustration!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:52 UTC as 30th comment

Thanks Fuji... the faster manual focusing is really appreciated! Really makes a great camera that much better! Gonna take my little black beauty out for a stroll in the fall colors!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 03:06 UTC as 34th comment
In reply to:

Paul Farace: I am living in a ritzy hotel room designed by decorators and architects who never had to LIVE in this uncomfortable and ill-designed place... try living with your "artistry" before unveiling it! Ditto for most special camera designs. It will not be the replacement for the M9 so go ahead and make them for rich folks to feel good about buying. Hey, how about a camera to raise money for cancer or Alzheimer's? You have not control over those problems... using a condom or avoiding needle-drug addiction will prevent AIDs.

Not really... the whole damn place is "designer" -- seen this problem in too many hotels trying to be "world-class" -- another guest at this hotel broke her fingernails trying to get the drawers to open and another had to call the front desk to find out how to use the faucets in the sink! Oh, and the shower built for two with six rain head/shower nozzles has a drain built for ONE! I actually found my recent stay at a Holiday Inn Express to be a bit more comfortable! I Still think the camera sucks ;o) -- and YES, I couldn't bring myself to bid on it even if I could afford it!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 09:50 UTC
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