pdxtrojan

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pancho_rivera: The last time I went to Yellowstone Park. I only had my iPhone. I do not understand this article. How do they expect me to get a decent picture if I do not get close to the wildlife? I think it's a bit selfish to think everyone can afford a very expensive lens used for spy photography like those big lenses seen in the movies. I now have an iPhone 8 Plus, so it should allow me to get better pictures from the larger megapixels image.

Very effective satire. The fact that I still wouldn't be surprised that it genuinely might not be is what makes it so scary...and sad.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
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pancho_rivera: The last time I went to Yellowstone Park. I only had my iPhone. I do not understand this article. How do they expect me to get a decent picture if I do not get close to the wildlife? I think it's a bit selfish to think everyone can afford a very expensive lens used for spy photography like those big lenses seen in the movies. I now have an iPhone 8 Plus, so it should allow me to get better pictures from the larger megapixels image.

And it's amusing you cry elitism; perhaps I should do the same because I don't own a mansion or drive a Lamborghini or fly to my vacation home in the Azores every month? Or because I shoot with a Sony a7RII instead of a Mamiya Leaf Credo 50? Or maybe it's because I don't have a budget that can accommodate such luxuries?

No one denied you the right to earn a high enough living to afford a telephoto lens, any more than I was denied a right to earn a 7-figure salary. I chose something that pays less, and I knew would never have a personal aircraft or yacht. You have every right to photograph these animals from a safe distance, just like everybody else who paid admission has the right. You do NOT have the right to endanger yourself or the animals by getting too close to them. None whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:10 UTC
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pancho_rivera: The last time I went to Yellowstone Park. I only had my iPhone. I do not understand this article. How do they expect me to get a decent picture if I do not get close to the wildlife? I think it's a bit selfish to think everyone can afford a very expensive lens used for spy photography like those big lenses seen in the movies. I now have an iPhone 8 Plus, so it should allow me to get better pictures from the larger megapixels image.

@pancho_rivera, you either are incredibly entitled, incredibly ignorant, or an immensely talented troll, or perhaps some combination thereof. Review the regulations at Yellowstone; these are the rules that *everyone who paid to gain entrance are obligated to*. I'll save you the trouble:

"These regulations help us protect park resources while also providing you a safe and enjoyable experience. The following activities are prohibited in Yellowstone:

Willfully remaining near or approaching wildlife, including nesting birds, within any distance that disturbs or displaces the animal." (from https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/rules.htm)

Nowhere does it state that you do NOT have the right to take photographs. You just have to be intelligent enough to know that the two are not mutually exclusive and choose an action that doesn't run afoul of either.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:09 UTC
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pancho_rivera: The last time I went to Yellowstone Park. I only had my iPhone. I do not understand this article. How do they expect me to get a decent picture if I do not get close to the wildlife? I think it's a bit selfish to think everyone can afford a very expensive lens used for spy photography like those big lenses seen in the movies. I now have an iPhone 8 Plus, so it should allow me to get better pictures from the larger megapixels image.

That's a very strange and disturbing sentiment of entitlement you're portraying, and I think it would do you well to cultivate a better understanding of the difference between privilege and right. But even then, putting yourself or the animals or landscape in harm's way because of some sense of entitlement to a photo is neither privilege nor right.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 17:25 UTC
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Krich13: What exactly is tragic about this image?

@Krich13, I gave you the answer. Just because it involves a little basic work on your part doesn't make it a non-answer. I'm trying to teach you to fish rather than just giving you the fish. You need to graduate beyond connect-the-dots. This is so basic I can only believe you're trolling. In that, you've done well.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
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Krich13: What exactly is tragic about this image?

@Krich13, please google "oceans pollution" or "endangered marine habitats" or sign up for a basic community college course on environmental studies or ecology. But whatever you do, please stop feigning ignorance. At best you look clueless; at worst, arrogant.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 18:52 UTC

Holy eff, those hands and that distorted perspective. All I could think about watching that video for the thirty seconds I could tolerate it for was the Swedish chef from the Muppets. Quite frankly, both of them freak me out.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 03:41 UTC as 50th comment
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J A C S: So far iOS 11 beta has been a disaster for me. I had to restore my family iPad to factory settings.

Could you elaborate? What kind of problems did you run into? TIA...

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
On article Instagram update adds threaded comment replies (29 comments in total)
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fyngyrz: Instagram doesn't let users post from the desktop. It's pretty useless for anyone using a decent camera until/unless they change that. There are sites out there that support both, and they're going to get my patronage for that very reason.

@lickity split, "huge pain" is a matter of personal perspective, I think. Perfectly legit from yours and I respect that, but for me, the extra 1-2 minutes and minor effort needed to undertake my workaround doesn't remotely qualify as a "huge pain" but rather a "small inconvenience". I think given IG's popularity there won't be a great push from their end to start allowing direct uploading from a desktop or laptop anytime soon, but I could be wrong. But if the principle of it offends you enough, by all means stay away--that's your right of choice. Besides, there are plenty of other platforms such as FB, Flickr, Google+, Viewbug, Redbubble, Fine Art America, Deviant Art, etc., that don't restrict uploading to just mobile devices.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On article Instagram update adds threaded comment replies (29 comments in total)
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fyngyrz: Instagram doesn't let users post from the desktop. It's pretty useless for anyone using a decent camera until/unless they change that. There are sites out there that support both, and they're going to get my patronage for that very reason.

Email your photo to yourself. View message and download image to your phone. Upload to IG. Not convenient, but not *too* inconvenient.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1118 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: Absolutely marvelous camera! It destroys all them Nikons, Sony's and whatever!
It's the photographer, not the camera!
Don't listen to all those arm chair pixel peepers. All they know is complaining about everything.
It's the photographer, not the camera!
6DmkII is a superb modern camera with amazing flippy things all over it, so shut ya all!
It's the photographer, not the camera!
What is this "DR" anyway? A horse food additive?
It's the photographer, not the camera!
When in outskirts of Berlin in '45 we didn't even have auto focus, but we still won the war!
It's the photographer, not the camera!
All those spoiled new age sissies and their image quality.
It's the photographer, not the camera!
Ya'll want 4K? Pay 4K then. For 2K ya get 2K... heh
It's the photographer, not the... wait, let me bracket the shot...

Perfect close, hahaha. Mic drop.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: In the last week in the New York Times, there were two great photographic articles; one on an odyssey through the desolate Australian Outback, and one on leading photographers who were given a poem, the emotions of which they had to translate into personal images. Both were wonderful articles (which you should look at if you can)
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So, seriously DPR, is the news out there in the industry in such short supply, that the leading digital photography website can only come up with something that looks like a click-baiting Facebook post?

And yes, I do have a sense of humour, but this kind of content is everywhere across the internet. One doesn't need to look very far to find it.

Seriously. My browsing routine is nowadays is this: See vapid clickbait article on PetaPixel. Wait three days. See same rehashed story on DPReview.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:21 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night (21 comments in total)
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KevinG: Hi Perez, a great shot indeed!! I never tire of sunrise or sunset shots. Just wondering if you needed to use split ND's or blending shots to get this. It's great regardless!!

Kevin in CT

Perez :D

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 19:46 UTC

Top 2 in *Nature*: A lavender farm harvest and a winding road. Okaaaaay...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 04:32 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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ovatab: detectives and scientists always have a hard time with horror movies

btw "Polaroid" sequel gonna be "Nikon"

*on the ventilator

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 05:50 UTC
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ovatab: detectives and scientists always have a hard time with horror movies

btw "Polaroid" sequel gonna be "Nikon"

Doctors, too. Million Dollar Baby was pretty good...up until Hillary Swank started talking in the ventilator. It became unwatchable at that point...

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 04:16 UTC
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mandm: Shooting for 50 years, I'm now a retired pro using a Nikon Df & D750, if I were starting today, I would likely go with Sony full frame and this lens is just one more reason why and Sony will have more lenses to come.

12-24mm @ 565g vs 14-24mm @ 1000g. I think he meant what he said.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
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pdxtrojan: Cool phenomenon, but that's a rather poorly balanced and composed image.

Okay...

Or the photographer, who could rotate his camera to the right a bit.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
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pdxtrojan: Heck. Heck heck heck heck heck heck heck.

DoggoLingo's funny and catchy the same way pig Latin is. In other words, it's neither.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 15:53 UTC

Cool phenomenon, but that's a rather poorly balanced and composed image.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 23:29 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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