Wildbegonia

Wildbegonia

Lives in Japan Japan
Works as a Art Historian and Lisenced City Tour Guide
Joined on Jun 27, 2011
About me:

"Ethics is the difference between what you have the right to do, and what is right to do."

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On photo Looking up to an Awesome Autumm Sky in the Fall challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a great photo, congratulations.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:07 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Vatican Museum Stairway in the Look Up challenge (10 comments in total)

Congratulations. One of the most photographed staircase in the world, but you framed it very originally

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Toronto - Hudson Bay in the Your City - Shopping Windows challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 23:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Anthocharis cardomines in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 1, A challenge (12 comments in total)

Congratulations, a beautiful shot

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 06:20 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Canon EA-1 in 1979

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 06:15 UTC as 82nd comment
On photo Didgeridoo in the Musical Instrument challenge (2 comments in total)
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ossme: It is a very nice image. I like the composition. The background however is a bit distracting.

Thank you for your commentary. I agree about the background, it is at a food market, one of those takes that you have to make what you can with what you get.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
On photo IMG_0114 (4) in the Look Up challenge (1 comment in total)

You managed! Good for you. "No photos" still resonates in my head.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 1st comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Tilting screen is limiting if you pursue other takes than self-portraits, it is very limiting to say the least. At this level of camera, it should have fully articulated LCD.

But precisely it is useless for other than stills...

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: At this level of performance and price, what is a tilting LCD good for? The least or basic standard feature this camera should have is FULLY ARTICULATED LCD.

Precisely!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
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Tronhar: I think the controversy over what is good or not is just symptomatic of the process. Once one gets past the technical & composition basics it's totally a matter of opinion. That is why I don't enter competitions: I often disagree with the judges.

I also question the concept of comparing artwork from different photographers, using different techniques on different subjects. There will always be people better or worse than each one of us, but art is notoriously fickle & subjective. For me the context of an image has a huge implication as to its value: an action photo of a combat photographer may not be beautifully composed compared to a landscape or even street photo, but in its context, it presents a compelling image & tells a story. As they say it's in the eye of the beholder, and I really enjoy looking at, & appreciating the work of others, some of which is truly amazing.

In the end I prefer to compete with myself & I am brutal in discarding what I consider to be inferior work.

Definatelly, 9 & 6, then I think of 1 too, all because of the feeling they evoque in me.
I particularly like the rendition of 1 , its almost brush paint quality., all 4x3mts in size at least, taking over the entire wall in my living room.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 04:11 UTC
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Tronhar: I think the controversy over what is good or not is just symptomatic of the process. Once one gets past the technical & composition basics it's totally a matter of opinion. That is why I don't enter competitions: I often disagree with the judges.

I also question the concept of comparing artwork from different photographers, using different techniques on different subjects. There will always be people better or worse than each one of us, but art is notoriously fickle & subjective. For me the context of an image has a huge implication as to its value: an action photo of a combat photographer may not be beautifully composed compared to a landscape or even street photo, but in its context, it presents a compelling image & tells a story. As they say it's in the eye of the beholder, and I really enjoy looking at, & appreciating the work of others, some of which is truly amazing.

In the end I prefer to compete with myself & I am brutal in discarding what I consider to be inferior work.

@Tronhar
About discarding inferior work, I a working on that too.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
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Wye Photography: 9 is my fave, followed by 3 and 7.

Again, the cats are missing for the tenth year running.

@newe and Wye
The cats went south at this time of the year, or should I say, by the time these photos were taken.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 05:39 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: At this level of performance and price, what is a tilting LCD good for? The least or basic standard feature this camera should have is FULLY ARTICULATED LCD.

I do use the articulated LCD, useful for takes outdoors/nature where space is difficult. at times the angle is, or when requires you simply lay as lower as you possibly can on the ground...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 03:32 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)

Tilting screen is limiting if you pursue other takes than self-portraits, it is very limiting to say the least. At this level of camera, it should have fully articulated LCD.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)

At this level of performance and price, what is a tilting LCD good for? The least or basic standard feature this camera should have is FULLY ARTICULATED LCD.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 15:03 UTC as 41st comment | 8 replies
On photo Vietnam Pepper in the Jigsaw Puzzle #12 (Nature) challenge (11 comments in total)
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rmw18k: Awesome! So glad I take photos and don't do jigsaw puzzles...

😺

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 03:58 UTC
On challenge Gourd (2 comments in total)

Great challenge. I enjoyed doing the voting in this challenge, having a small amount of entries, it permits to give a fair amount of time to well assess every entry.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Montreal Noir Photography 1984 DP in the Noir photography challenge (5 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Felicitations Mario.

Amen!

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 02:53 UTC
On photo Montreal Noir Photography 1984 DP in the Noir photography challenge (5 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Felicitations Mario.

Tout vas mieux maintenant que les feuilles sont rouges et orangées! C'est vraiment la saison pour la photo. Et toi? Ça avance l'astro photographie?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
On photo Le Chat Noir in the Noir photography challenge (2 comments in total)

J'adore!

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 01:35 UTC as 2nd comment
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