pdxtrojan

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On article 10 photography gifts mothers actually want (38 comments in total)
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dccdp: I thought you were an international site. Mother's day is celebrated on different dates across the world, so talking about a local US custom as if it was something big is really narrow-minded.

@MikeRan, that was a mic drop reference, actually. Lost in translation, sorry.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 14:21 UTC
On article 10 photography gifts mothers actually want (38 comments in total)
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dccdp: I thought you were an international site. Mother's day is celebrated on different dates across the world, so talking about a local US custom as if it was something big is really narrow-minded.

Here, @MikeRan, I believe this microphone belongs to you...

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 17:57 UTC
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John Koch: Tough stuff.

Wildlife is very difficult to capture. Use of stuffed photographers, might frighten the creatures less.

Prior to photography, taxidermy was one of the few ways the public could see unusual beasts up close. Perhaps it was more humane than putting them in cages.

Are photos of live animals better? Telephoto shots are often bad: back-lit, flat, noisy, or (in the case of video) shaky. Close-ups require stealth (deception's sibling) and / or huge amounts of patience and luck. Are photos shot at game farms or zoos "authentic"? Or what of the pictures that show giant moons over evening landscapes, which would require unreal amounts of HDR?

Isn't all photography "fake"? It imitates what is real. It is also subjective, according to how a subject is selected, composed, and then distributed (or not). Even a security camera is limited, or biased, based on where it is placed and what it captures and (just as important) what it does not capture, not to mention crummy IQ.

I’ve used a stuffed photographer once. Ate too much at my wedding. Did better after a bathroom break.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 21:33 UTC
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TomFid: Ironic that HP promotes a high performance monitor with a cr@ppy low-gamut, faux-haze image.

It’s just your monitor.

;)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 17:44 UTC

I thought we already had this. It’s called, “other photographers”.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 17:56 UTC as 6th comment

Depending on which part of me grows bigger, I might be interested in this. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 02:58 UTC as 22nd comment
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pdxtrojan: “...the social internet’s single most famous tree.”

Umm, no. A few specimens in Lake Wanaka, the Portland Japanese Garden, and on the rim of Crater Lake beg to differ. I’d personally never even heard of this tree before this video.

@photophile, there are plenty of other people expressing an opinion on the main issue; feel free to read theirs. I chose to avoid adding to the me-too chatter and happened to point out a highly and noticeably dubious claim the video made. It’s only Tuesday and you’re already this wound up? You’ll never make it to Friday!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 16:32 UTC

“...the social internet’s single most famous tree.”

Umm, no. A few specimens in Lake Wanaka, the Portland Japanese Garden, and on the rim of Crater Lake beg to differ. I’d personally never even heard of this tree before this video.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 15:07 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies

Photographers ruin everything.

https://petapixel.com/2016/02/23/crowd-photographers-looks-like-firefall-yosemite/

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 01:25 UTC as 17th comment | 12 replies

I'm waiting for Dr. Google to completely noodle my pyshician job out from under me. Oh wait--it practically has already. :/

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 20:18 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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FLruckas: Accident or....
Stolen???....
Make up your mind!!!....
:=)

Just because he doesn't want to out the other photographer doesn't necessarily mean he's trying to protect him/her. Perhaps it was a friend or business associate that did him wrong. "We spoke to Elia this morning and he told us that after a bit of sleuthing..." You don't "sleuth" a legitimate arrangement or transaction. If he really wanted to protect the other photographer, he would say, "I gave him permission to do this" or "I willfully gave up my no exclusive rights to use this in this manner."

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 17:55 UTC
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FLruckas: Accident or....
Stolen???....
Make up your mind!!!....
:=)

Canon: accident.
Photographer: stolen.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 18:28 UTC
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gehairing: Wow. #1 is a very nice picture.
The other are also good...but #1 is exceptional (for me).

I agree with OP. Very cool aerial.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 21:56 UTC
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (385 comments in total)

I stopped reading after the part where someone I don't know told me I "should" be doing something. Hate these presumptuous kinds of articles and headlines. Please ride off on the same horse you rode in on.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 16:33 UTC as 27th comment
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egk4260: Easier to spell than the old term for this behavior, narcissism.

I think that's the psychoanalytical ideal, that narcissists suffer from low self-esteem, but in practice that doesn't pan out. Try it: pander to a narcissist by fluffing up their self-esteem, and I guarantee you you end up with an even more extreme narcissist. No, more to the core of a narcissist is an inflated sense of themselves and complete lack of empathy to others about what how that heightened self-worth affects them.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2017 at 23:31 UTC
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egk4260: Easier to spell than the old term for this behavior, narcissism.

Except that narcissism doesn't account for that segment of people who lack self esteem (rather than suffer from an excess of it) and do selfies for self- or external validation. But your point is well-taken.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
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plantdoc: I hope my 6s is included because I have no need to replace the phone other than the battery. The new models don't offer anything that I really need. Call me a Luddite but I think all devices with a battery should have battery that can be replaced with basic tools. Otherwise, how may millions of devices end up in landfills as toxic E waste losing valuable metals. Second option would be a manufacturer recycling program

They do at least have a recycling program:

https://www.apple.com/recycling/

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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darlot: We had 2 iphone 6, and they were extremely slow after software upgrade to the point that I had to trade in for the iphone X and iphone 8. Even we were perfectly happy with Iphone 6, it was just we couldn't stand their performance.

Now where can I get my money back ;)

Since when when were iOS updates mandated?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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sts2: Tragic. One thing is for sure: the guy LIVED. I'm sure he got a huge thrill out of every stunt he did, and so did the people who liked his photos.

There's risk involved and I'm sure he knew about that (and evidently accepted it). Just hope he didn't take anyone with him when he went down.

Bravery? Doing something stupid and attention-seeking is not bravery; it's foolishness. Even if you want to believe that he was trying to raise money for his mother's surgery, it was a poorly thought-out risk/reward ratio and now his mother is left bereft of both the surgery and her son.

And you do not need to be explicitly stating something to effectively be stating something. It's called connotation. Your arguments are as poorly thought-out as this young man's stunt.

I don't feel the need to p!ss on his grave, nor do I feel any need or rationale to laud his supposed "bravery". His situation registers to me mostly as an unfortunate--but not unpredictable--historical footnote.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
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sts2: Tragic. One thing is for sure: the guy LIVED. I'm sure he got a huge thrill out of every stunt he did, and so did the people who liked his photos.

There's risk involved and I'm sure he knew about that (and evidently accepted it). Just hope he didn't take anyone with him when he went down.

Quit suggesting that only adrenaline junkies truly live. You can make non-asinine decisions and still live a full life. Sheesh.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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