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...bringing new meaning to "street photography".

It had to be said.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 37th comment
On photo Mist & Me in the Smoke on the Water.... challenge (25 comments in total)

That is a beautiful shot! Everything works.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 01:47 UTC as 14th comment
On photo Hot Air Balloons Over Bagan in the balloons challenge (8 comments in total)

Zounds! That's the most layers of aerial perspective I've ever seen in a photo. Quite cool.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 01:47 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Space Shuttle Cockpit- in the Aircraft Control Stick challenge (3 comments in total)

That's a nice image. Lotta detail. I wonder why so many pieces of blue Velcro stuck everywhere -- do you have any insight on that?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 04:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

"There's no 'right way' to use Instagram as a professional"

THAT's a bad headline, which can have either of two completely opposite meanings.

Reminds me of an old SNL skit, where Joe Piscopo's lacky janitor character works at a nuclear power plant that is going into meltdown. The execs leave the janitor behind as a last-ditch possible means of saving the plant. The janitor is given the task of monitoring the core temp, with control over the coolant valve, along with a final tip that eventually confounds him: "Remember, you can't put too much water into a nuclear reactor."

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 21:45 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Eiger Trail in the Fixed lens shootout. challenge (3 comments in total)

What is responsible for the "pool-lane" markings under the water?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 20:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Reddish Heron in Gatoraied's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

This is a great shot! I have not cruised through all of your pics, but took a peek after skookum8's shot at your skillz, on that d7500 3d tracking thread.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Indoor natural light (1 comment in total)

"Ambient" lighting, right? ...as opposed to "natural" light.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 01:30 UTC as 1st comment
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (102 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: What's with the purple doggie

The dog does not know it's been dyed, and will suffer no ill effects. Not my thing, but, around here, it's common to see dogs dyed for fun-run events, pageants, breast cancer awareness week (pink), etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On photo Ant Dance in the Ants challenge (2 comments in total)

That's a great photo. I wouldn't have thought of doing a single ant so relatively small, with half of the interest invested in the background.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 00:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Orange butterfly on brown in the Bittersweet challenge (41 comments in total)

My thanks to the commenters. A good time was had by all.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 23:05 UTC as 2nd comment
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skanter: Outside of their pay scale - The NY Times remains the preeminent newspaper in the US. Right wingers confuse editorial content with news. The sheer volume of research and clarity of writing in their news stories and features is peerless. It has always been an invaluable resource for those who actually read and think, and remains so.

Those without critical thinking and reading ability watch Fox News on TV.

What's the day rate for pimping the NYT?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 03:02 UTC

Hmm, it would be more useful if you could find similar images, from ANY photo. If I'm looking at an image in my stream, or someone else's stream, I'd like access to the Similarity search.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:25 UTC as 13th comment
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Edgar_in_Indy: Anybody have a link to the photo?

HOW could THAT photo be of any positive use in an ad campaign?

And... it sorta looks like she's doing subtle bird-flip to the photographer.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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Everlast66: I am so happy that I stopped using them years ago when they started insisting to give them my phone number ... for security purposes :)

I just tried to make a "test" account and it is still impossible to make one without giving them your phone number.

How arrogant is that, just after they've leaked the phone numbers and names of all their customers (1 billion people)?

The disclosure is so late, I don't need to change my password -- because I changed it 6 or 12 months ago, when the last belated breach was reported.

Security questions... Worst idea ever, as Yahoo nicely illustrates.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
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GuitarCamera Man: Really good article but too short! Graham Nash always seemed to be the stabilizing force in CSN&Y, his photography proves by being very real and gritty. He is a great talent both musically and photographically. Very Cool!!

Short, yes! I thought it was just getting started... when it dead-ended.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
On photo weird home .wheels removed in the Trailer Trash challenge (2 comments in total)

#13, I think that is a converted tank from a small fuel truck.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Stereodesign: No.4 definitely looks wrong, like overexposed flash; a Google for C.E.N.S.U.R.A. Julián Barón takes you to the website with the explanation:
"In that big circus that politics is, photography and censorship are allied to each other in order to manipulate people through the false use of image as a document, using large mass media to subtly but constantly mask those aspects that do not respond to the claims of the parties, blurring and distorting reality.

However, by focusing on a different way on politics and its leaders, trying to use the camera in decomposition, it is also possible to make photography censor censorship and then, negative against negative, offer something positive, some new perspectives on politicians and their superficial status, revealing how the state they defend so hardly vanishes by their actions, their images and all the paraphernalia that surrounds the ivory tower in which they believe they live in."

So now we know.

Interesting. But, the image needs to stand on it's own at a fundamental level.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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ProfHankD: I don't get some of these, especially #4.

Number 4 is seriously not right.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
On article Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service (23 comments in total)
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BfSkinner: I'm just now uploading boatloads of photos to OneDrive. I just want normal folders. No "albums", no "sets" or any other proprietary cute stuff.
Six years ago, I spent huge amounts of time organizing my Flickr sets. I felt so clever. Until I realized that there was no way to, all at once, download all of my Flickr photos & sets into a similarly organized fashion on a local hard drive.
Here I am, years later, fixing that mess.
OneDrive is included with a Microsoft 365 subscription...one terabyte.
With all of that said, I wonder if Flickr now has a way of doing a full download that properly sorts the photos. I haven't bothered to check lately.

Hmm, 6 or so years ago, I was able to buy a CD-ROM from Flickr, of all my photos, organized by folders for sets. I recently wanted to do that again, and found it no longer supported. However, I did find a free 3rd party app that downloaded all of my photos, in their albums. Can't remember the name of the app. There were two or three candidates, but, at least one of them didn't work as advertised.

I do have all of my photos on home drives, but, not all organized as on Flickr. My motivation for grabbing everything was a number of Flickr's ill-considered changes, which really made it hard to use on a low bandwidth connection... as well as angering other users to the point that I thought Flickr's years may be limited.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
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