landscaper1

landscaper1

Lives in United States Alexandria, United States
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Joined on Oct 8, 2004

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Fujica: No art involved here - This has been done so many times that it starts to become boring.

I also don't understand what all those Americans have with their obsession for weapons and their lust for violence.

@BenMcK ... I trust you do understand that your opinion of whether blood needs to be shed is of no consequence unless you happen to rule a government in some trouble spot.

The truth is, whether we like it or not, there are violent people in the world and one cannot reason with violent people. Surely it has occurred to you that the only message terrorists will understand is the one that comes from a barrel of a gun.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 11:42 UTC
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Fujica: No art involved here - This has been done so many times that it starts to become boring.

I also don't understand what all those Americans have with their obsession for weapons and their lust for violence.

Not ALL those Americans, thank you very much.

Agreed, there is a violent streak in American culture that is not easily explained. By contrast, Canada is much less prone to gun violence, and generally a more civilized society, despite having an almost identical social and cultural development as it expanded westward across the North American continent.

OTOH, it isn't an exaggeration to say that without America and its fighting spirit, both World Wars might well have been won by the other side. And today, when much of the world needs blood to be shed and national treasure squandered on some vitally important issue, they turn to those violent Americans to do it for them.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 08:43 UTC
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landscaper1: Oh, joy. Just when I thought I would never again (thanks to digital photography) have to pick up someone else' discarded film packaging in a national park, along comes Kodak to resurrect the source of much of that trash.

You know, there's much ado in response to my original lament, which only concerned the potential for a resumption of film packaging littering in our national parks. If one wants to expand from that into other real or potential areas of wasted natural resources, then there's literally no limit to how far one can go.

In fact, it can reasonably be argued that the human species was and is an unnecessary development in the history of our planet because, until humans came along, environmental waste basically never occurred.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 21:03 UTC
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BobT3218: They might be onto something. Digital has spoilt us. We now think nothing of firing off 1,000 shots a day. Those contemplating a little nostalgia will have to seriously think about technique before clicking.

@ Wye Photography ... I can understand that sentiment. Last summer I felt the same way at Monument Valley when, after I asked a few people to wait several seconds while my tripod mounted camera completed the exposure, they proceeded to walk into the scene anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
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landscaper1: Oh, joy. Just when I thought I would never again (thanks to digital photography) have to pick up someone else' discarded film packaging in a national park, along comes Kodak to resurrect the source of much of that trash.

@ MarsViolet ... I don't use the cloud, so I'm not contributing to that problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 05:13 UTC
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landscaper1: Oh, joy. Just when I thought I would never again (thanks to digital photography) have to pick up someone else' discarded film packaging in a national park, along comes Kodak to resurrect the source of much of that trash.

Everything "wastes" natural resources. Even you, if you're able to be honest about it. In the words of George Carlin, even humanity itself is just a pimple on Nature's ass.

But at least in our national parks you'll never find discarded hard drives, floppy disks, and flashcards at every roadside overlook.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 05:10 UTC
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Old Cameras: They'll need to provide the lab, just one good one in the US will do. It would be interesting for something so iconic to ride again. All your digital files will be lost in the zombie apocalypse when the internet crashes and society breaks down but your Kodachrome slides will still look good.

Frankly, when the internet crashes and society breaks down, we're all gonna have lots more important things to think about besides photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
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BobT3218: They might be onto something. Digital has spoilt us. We now think nothing of firing off 1,000 shots a day. Those contemplating a little nostalgia will have to seriously think about technique before clicking.

@BobT2118 ... Speak for yourself. This digital photographer does not hold down the shutter release like he's holding an Uzi.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:51 UTC

Oh, joy. Just when I thought I would never again (thanks to digital photography) have to pick up someone else' discarded film packaging in a national park, along comes Kodak to resurrect the source of much of that trash.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 88th comment | 9 replies

As a non-Nikon user (and never have been), I must say I found the video interesting and extremely well done.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 20:59 UTC as 134th comment

Let's hope their advice on wedding dresses and the like is a lot better informed than their advice on wedding photographers.
Seriously, did the author of that article do the least bit of research, or did he (she) just dash it off the top of his (her) head?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 262nd comment
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Conjure: Of course, this is an epic picture.

But there is a bitter aftertaste:

Would this murder have taken place if no photographers and journalists were present?

Do you know? I don't.

I don't know either. However, if you're suggesting that the presence of a photographer was at least partly to blame, then I ask you to consider the tremendous number of heinous criminal acts that took place when no camera of any kind was present,

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
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landscaper1: I applaud this photo-journalist for his dedication and commitment to his professional craft. However, it is fair to ask what more the world learned or experienced from this high quality video that it would not have gotten from a decent cell phone video? Indeed, it could be argued that an average quality cell phone video (had there been one) would likely have conveyed not just the gunman's emotional display, but something of at one of those in his captive audience, the cell phone photographer himself.

Timbukto, you missed the point of the article, and thus mine as well. The article essentially argued that a pro photo-journalist was able to do something no cell phone holding amateur could've done. Granted, there wasn't one at this event, but that doesn't diminish the value of the many events that were recorded by cell phone amateurs when there wasn't a pro photo-journalist on hand.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 23:19 UTC

I applaud this photo-journalist for his dedication and commitment to his professional craft. However, it is fair to ask what more the world learned or experienced from this high quality video that it would not have gotten from a decent cell phone video? Indeed, it could be argued that an average quality cell phone video (had there been one) would likely have conveyed not just the gunman's emotional display, but something of at one of those in his captive audience, the cell phone photographer himself.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 23:01 UTC as 137th comment | 6 replies
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PropaPH: such perfect photos, almost look staged

In a manner of speaking, it WAS staged ... by the gunman.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:56 UTC
On article 'Ethereal' takes you to Iceland in 4K (80 comments in total)

The photography is beautiful, but the video is herky-jerky. Never had the problem with any other video before.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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Tom_A: If like the cheaper SD brother it is only really good (albeit slow in operation) at ISO100, then that seems to me overly restrictive for most uses.
Sometimes I still use my medium format film cameras, the results are beautiful, but when I use an ISO100 film for that utmost in quality on relativey sunny days there are always shots in one roll where I curse that I cannot quickly set the iso to say 800. Hence, wondering if this camera will be just as frustrating.

If this camera is, indeed, practically limited to ISO 100, then I agree. I can't imagine anyone choosing digital over film only to endure the limitations of film.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 02:30 UTC
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Fishchris: Too many purists here. How do i type a big LOUD Fart sound ? :) Lol
This sounds awesome !
It's all about the end product ! How one gets there is completely not important.

Pavel, you're arguing that all photography must be journalistic to be considered true photography. I'm certain your views would have been greeted with astonishment by some of the early pioneers of photography.

Taking this one step further, if your argument is based on what "most people" think, then I would argue that it's way past time that all serious photographers disabuse the photo viewing public of the notion that ANY photographic image could look "just like what they'd see if they were there." The fact is that there never was, and quite possibly never will be, a camera capable of recording a scene in the same way that the human eye/brain combination can. For that matter, there is no evidence that any two different human beings actually see the same scene at the same moment in precisely the same way.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 23:12 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Adobe, always in the front line of photo fakers...

Some say "puh-tah-toe" and some say "puh-tay-toe."

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
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Fishchris: Too many purists here. How do i type a big LOUD Fart sound ? :) Lol
This sounds awesome !
It's all about the end product ! How one gets there is completely not important.

@madeinlisboa ... Who sold YOU the license to define what is "Photography?" Where does anyone get off telling others that what they do with a camera does not qualify as "photography?" Such arrogance!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
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