landscaper1

landscaper1

Lives in United States Alexandria, VA, United States
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On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (100 comments in total)
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landscaper1: After reading all the postings in this thread, I cannot help but conclude that many of the negative comments are motivated, not by an honest critique of the video itself, but rather by the commenter's total antipathy towards the existence and use of photo drones. (Disclosure ... I neither own nor wish to own or operate a drone.)

If I may be so bold, I'd like to point out two facts to those who hold such negative views about photo drones. First, you and others like yourself have made your POV abundantly clear; that you continue to vent has become extremely tiresome. Second, despite all your opposition to them, do you seriously think anything you now say or do regarding the existence and use of photo drones is going to alter the fact that they do exist and are going to continue to be used? If not, then what is your point?

Such delusion.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (100 comments in total)
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landscaper1: After reading all the postings in this thread, I cannot help but conclude that many of the negative comments are motivated, not by an honest critique of the video itself, but rather by the commenter's total antipathy towards the existence and use of photo drones. (Disclosure ... I neither own nor wish to own or operate a drone.)

If I may be so bold, I'd like to point out two facts to those who hold such negative views about photo drones. First, you and others like yourself have made your POV abundantly clear; that you continue to vent has become extremely tiresome. Second, despite all your opposition to them, do you seriously think anything you now say or do regarding the existence and use of photo drones is going to alter the fact that they do exist and are going to continue to be used? If not, then what is your point?

@stevo23 ... To repeat what I wrote, "despite all your opposition to them, do you seriously think anything you now say or do regarding the existence and use of photo drones is going to alter the fact that they do exist and are going to continue to be used?"

Of course, if you're part of the tilting at windmills crowd ...

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
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landscaper1: I'm reminded of Kim Kardashian's reply to whether she would get a tattoo.

"You don't put bumper stickers on a Bentley."

So, you don't like Leicas. That's your privilege. Whatever. We don't agree.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
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landscaper1: I'm reminded of Kim Kardashian's reply to whether she would get a tattoo.

"You don't put bumper stickers on a Bentley."

Overall quality vs. "true quality" ... you're indulging in semantics just to be argumentative.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
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landscaper1: I'm reminded of Kim Kardashian's reply to whether she would get a tattoo.

"You don't put bumper stickers on a Bentley."

I've read "the news," and I've also handled a few Leicas. As much as I like my Canons, there is an undeniable sense of engineering excellence in operating a Leica that I've never experienced with any other camera. And after nearly 60 years of using lots of different cameras (including time behind the counter of a couple of camera stores), I think I've got a little basis from which to form my opinion.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 09:28 UTC
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landscaper1: I'm reminded of Kim Kardashian's reply to whether she would get a tattoo.

"You don't put bumper stickers on a Bentley."

Look, the point of my post wasn't Kim, it was her observation about cheapening the appearance of true quality. Regardless of what you think of Kim (and I try to think of her as little as possible), she had a point.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
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landscaper1: I'm reminded of Kim Kardashian's reply to whether she would get a tattoo.

"You don't put bumper stickers on a Bentley."

Have you seen the rear end on a Bentley? :-))

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 21:32 UTC

I'm reminded of Kim Kardashian's reply to whether she would get a tattoo.

"You don't put bumper stickers on a Bentley."

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 91st comment | 12 replies
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APenza: Every year there is probably someone who dies in a photography related endeavor. Climbing mountains to get that spectacular view, pursuing big cats in Africa, kayaking or diving to remote locations in hospitable envirements. There is some risk in many of these situations and some are willing to take greater risk than others.
Then there are those who go to the extreme as this unfortunate daredevil/thrill seeker has done. He made a mistake that proved fatal and he paid the price.
I do have sympathy for him and his family and if the story is true that the money was needed to help his family it may be the part of the reason he pushed himself beyond his limitations.

@GreatBustard ... No joke. To equate the death of a person merely engaged in trying to glorify himself in a meaningless medium like Instagram, etc. with, to choose an extreme example, a photographer who dies in combat while trying to illustrate the horrors of war for those of us far removed from it is, to me, utterly ridiculous. As for callousness, I suggest you reread your own post if you need an example of it.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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APenza: Every year there is probably someone who dies in a photography related endeavor. Climbing mountains to get that spectacular view, pursuing big cats in Africa, kayaking or diving to remote locations in hospitable envirements. There is some risk in many of these situations and some are willing to take greater risk than others.
Then there are those who go to the extreme as this unfortunate daredevil/thrill seeker has done. He made a mistake that proved fatal and he paid the price.
I do have sympathy for him and his family and if the story is true that the money was needed to help his family it may be the part of the reason he pushed himself beyond his limitations.

Surely a distinction should be made between photographers who die in the pursuit of their craft and those individuals who manage to get themselves killed in pursuit of their 15 minutes of social media fame.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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omeneo: Sad for the Soul born in the Age of Idiocy.
May it find peace and a new beginning in a better world.

"Editor's Note: We have decided not to post the video of the tragedy, or even link to it. "

Because if you did, you'd qualify as scavengers.

"Because if you did, you'd qualify as scavengers."

Critizing DPR for something it DIDN'T do is almost as bad as actual scavenging itself.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 19:18 UTC
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Tiefenunschärfe: About 3 millions of children die every year from hunger - THAT is really sad.

@MyReality ... My comment spoke to killing "species," not merely individual members of species. So, in that respect, my comment was accurate.

Insofar as choosing between starving animals or starving humans, would you agree there rarely are actual cases where it has been one or the other?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 01:24 UTC
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Dylthedog: The fox thinks very like me when it comes to golf...

More like "One in th' hole!" :-))

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
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herbymel: Have to remember this for next year...I've got some better ones then what is presented here.

And how long would it really have taken you to proof read your post before you "clicked" it?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:28 UTC

The fox shot was definitely funny, but the one of the Mama Bear and her two scrappy cubs would strike a chord with any Mother of two young boys.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 2nd comment
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Tiefenunschärfe: About 3 millions of children die every year from hunger - THAT is really sad.

@The Davinator ... Fine, if that works for you, but what about all those who don't agree with your views? Are you saying we should censor them?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 03:38 UTC
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Tiefenunschärfe: About 3 millions of children die every year from hunger - THAT is really sad.

@MyReality ... "Only if you equate people with animals."

The unpleasant fact is, among all the vertebrates that ever existed on this planet, the human species, despite its comparatively brief existence in geologic time, is the only specie that has demonstrated a capacity, not only to destroy other species, but also itself and this planet. When you look at it THAT way, it's easy to give animals preference over humans.

The Bible claims God gave Man dominion over all the other animals, but surely that didn't include the right to completely obliterate any of His creations through deliberate acts or even through willful ignorance.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
On article Lumoid gear rental service has been shut down (8 comments in total)

Not too disturbing. After all, how many lens rental companies are needed? Competition isn't really an issue since the price of any lens in "Used - Excellent" condition effectively limits how high the rental price can climb before it makes more sense to buy than to rent.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 21:02 UTC as 6th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1060 comments in total)

Of course, if you've got a kit full of Canon lenses, it's no contest and a no-brainer.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 165th comment | 2 replies

I wish they had included the physical dimensions (L x H x W) of the thing so i could decide if I have room for it.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 21:48 UTC as 36th comment
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