landscaper1

landscaper1

Lives in United States Alexandria, United States
Works as a Property Manager
Joined on Oct 8, 2004

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Craig from Nevada: I have spent a fair amount of time visiting US National Parks. The one constant is a complete lack of awareness and common sense of visitors. They simply ignore or disregard signs and warnings (don't swim, don't walk here, don't feed the animals) It is a though they believe the signs were left for someone else and not them.

@SushiEater ... I'm going to assume that comment wasn't meant to be taken seriously.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 03:32 UTC
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ShatteredSky: First let me state that the people doing this are imbeciles (since I got jumped the last time due to selective reading). Why would anybody want to drive there (like plethora of others do in highly sensible dune areas with their quads and motocross; when I criticize this everybody tells me to let people have their fun once in a while and not to be a sourpuss).

But:
"What this means is that these tracks will be there for a very, very long time – if not forever. "

This however, NOT. After the next yearly rain the mud will swell up again and smoothen over its surface. After it dries up you will once again get pristine mudcracks. But of course this idiotic blemish will mar the landscape at least until the next rain.

@ShatteredSky ... "After it dries up you will once again get pristine mudcracks."

I wouldn't be too sure about that. I'll agree that over a period of years those tracks will gradually diminish in appearance, but I strongly suspect it'll take more than a decade.

Oh, and let's not forget that those rains you're depending on might not be as heavy or as frequent in the years ahead as the ongoing drought and climate changing continues.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: I have spent a fair amount of time visiting US National Parks. The one constant is a complete lack of awareness and common sense of visitors. They simply ignore or disregard signs and warnings (don't swim, don't walk here, don't feed the animals) It is a though they believe the signs were left for someone else and not them.

Craig, you're describing what I regard as an ever-increasing sickness in our society, that of self-absorbed individuals who seem unable to comprehend any obligation to anyone other than themselves. You don't have to go to a national park to see evidence of it. You can see it just by watching the way some people drive in any city or town. You can see it just about any place where a large number of people gather.

Personally, I blame it on parents and teachers that fail to impart to the children in their charge a sense of societal responsibility.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:21 UTC
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PanoMax: Those who need booze to expound their photography experience are seriously lacking something.

The truth is, for a lot of photographers, it's been a lonnng time since they've spent any time in a chemical darkroom. As a result, the results of their re-acquaintance with the process is likely to lead them to conclude they need a drink ... if not the whole bottle. :^)

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
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maxnimo: Don't be sad - these new Pyrex cups are junk compared to those from the 1980's. The old ones were way better designed and manufactured, and they are now priceless because you simply can't get them anymore.

It appears the borosilicate ones carry the name "PYREX" in all caps, while the soda-lime-silicate variety is required to be labeled "pyrex" in lower case only.

Oh, and for the record, an 8 cup (similar to that used in the video) original PYREX is worth between $15 & $25. Not worth the effort to even try to sell it.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
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maxnimo: Don't be sad - these new Pyrex cups are junk compared to those from the 1980's. The old ones were way better designed and manufactured, and they are now priceless because you simply can't get them anymore.

Priceless? Really??? 'Cause I got one.
Where can I sell it? How much will it fetch?
Sigma 50/1.4 Art lens, here I come.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 15:35 UTC

I'm surprised no one has groused about the mindless destruction of a perfectly good Pyrex measuring jar.

Granted, it's not a camera or a lens, but I'm sure there must be a few broken-hearted cooks out there.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 06:38 UTC as 21st comment
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Lee Saxon: Lord, are we now calling not-quite-6x4.5 "full frame medium format" because of the 33x44 sensor? So obnoxious and misleading. If we've got to call a medium format full frame I'd say it ought to be 6x6. Maybe 6x7, but that's starting to get into the "specialty camera" territory (which 6x9 and larger definitely is). If it turns out these lenses don't cover full 6x4.5 I'm going to roll my eyes pretty hard.

Teila, it's not a matter of "letting go." It's unrealistic to expect photographers to simply overlook more than a century of film format sizes and proportions in order to adopt new standards for relatively new digital systems. More to the point, if dpreview is going to use the 35mm film format (24x36mm) as the basis for deciding whether a digital sensor is "full format," then consistency demands that it apply the same criteria in describing medium format digital sensors.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 23:03 UTC
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landscaper1: No word yet on whether the photographer has begun to glow in the dark. Once that happens, your days of shooting film are truly over.

QuarterToDoom, my original comment was "tongue-in-cheek." Let me know if I need to explain that one to you.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 07:17 UTC

No word yet on whether the photographer has begun to glow in the dark. Once that happens, your days of shooting film are truly over.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

The film is, without question, one of the best demonstrations of the air movement forces that can create tornadoes. IMPRESSIVE!
On the other hand, 20,000 miles in 18 days seems a little difficult to believe. That works out to about 16 hours of driving at 70mph per day. Between eating, sleeping, personal hygiene, and, to say the least (?), time required to set up your camera and allow the time to elapse for those incredible images, I have to wonder if that 20,000 miles number is a wee bit exaggerated. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 07:28 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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Dave C 150: ....... and what if Michaelangelo had thought that composition would be a more pleasing image? Photography is an art and as long as the attempt isn't to mislead I don't have a problem.

No, I would not classify that NatGeo cover as "photojournalism" if any significant element of the final image was inserted or modified in a way that a serious photo-tourist taking his own photo at the same time and from the same location couldn't duplicate.

I will concede that, for editorial reasons, a photojournalistic magazine COULD produce an altered cover (since magazine covers are designed to attract potential readers), but ONLY if that magazine made it very clear that the cover was a contrived image.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 09:24 UTC
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shinan: this is what japanese call 暇すぎる.

I'd comment on this ... if only I knew for certain what 暇すぎる is.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 00:39 UTC
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morepix: But why? This adds zero useful content to the site.

In contrast to your comment, perhaps?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
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Balooziggy: Please can someone put DPR under that press, crap like this is not news or even worthy of being reported on. If the DPR staff need amusement maybe they should treat themselves to a comedy show or something that appeals to their childish BS.

And thank you, Barney, for your efforts.
We've got entirely too many people in these forums who seem way too serious for their own good ... or anyone else'.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (296 comments in total)

Dare accepted, and won. And that is my nomination for the world's most collapsible lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 09:31 UTC as 73rd comment
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Balooziggy: Please can someone put DPR under that press, crap like this is not news or even worthy of being reported on. If the DPR staff need amusement maybe they should treat themselves to a comedy show or something that appeals to their childish BS.

Oh, fer pete's sake, lighten up and have a laugh or two. Doctors say it's good for you.

And BTW, who the heck is "pete" and why is it always for his sake???

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
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Dave C 150: ....... and what if Michaelangelo had thought that composition would be a more pleasing image? Photography is an art and as long as the attempt isn't to mislead I don't have a problem.

Not all photography is "artistic" in the sense that the photographer can take more than a little license with the original image in an effort to inspire a particular emotional response in the viewer. Photojournalism is held to stricter standards, as it should be, if we are to be able to trust in the factual content of photojournalistic images.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 03:35 UTC

Just the thing ... for those with more money than they would otherwise know how to make productive use.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 20:29 UTC as 59th comment
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damian5000: Thanks Google. Don't listen to a bunch of cynical, whining ninnies.

Would that include those asking, "What about Win10 compatibility?"

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 05:30 UTC
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