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Joined on Nov 7, 2005

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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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turretless: Folks in PhaseOne, DX0 and other competitors should take a note and drop their prices temporary for LR users. PO factor will work wonders and many will buy in.

For example I would try C1 today if there was a relatively cheap (say, $112US) switch path to Pro version. But for $299US? Nope. I'll run my LR 5.7 into the ground and it will be a looooong time before I need to think about replacement.

Needless to say replacement won't be anything from A* company. But competitors won't get my money in foreseeable future either.

If PhaseOne did I'd buy it today.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
On photo Burnin Rubber in the A wheel good photo! challenge (1 comment in total)

I should have said this in the notes. I was at a car show and they were doing burn outs. This one was moving over and almost came off the steel plate.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 16:20 UTC as 1st comment
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(unknown member): NASA needs to be reminded of its mandate: Explore SPACE. Too much looking down, to much global-warming band-wagoning, space is being ignored while the $200B orbiting white elephant, the ISS, still contributes just about nothing. Thank goodness the ultra-productive Hubble Telescope is still working. And at 1/75th the cost of the ISS. People will remember Hubble's "Orion nebula star nursery" image LONG after they've forgotten the Black Sea shot.

Yes is does work like that because we don't know what is possible.

We have no idea of who the next Einstein will be or what the next major breakthrough will be. It might have been a kid killed in a current civil war. At our current rate we may not get there. In a 100,000 years a vessel may pass earth and they may never know what the human race achieved. I wonder how many other civilizations got to that tipping point and never made it.

That is why I think there is a very small amount that survived who figured out now to get around the vast distances and it is a big a$$ universe. I am a believer in the Drake equation or any versions of it. The base idea behind it. How many used up their resources and or wiped themselves out at the precipice of the next advancement.

I realize current physics says we are stuck in this general area but no one really knows.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
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(unknown member): NASA needs to be reminded of its mandate: Explore SPACE. Too much looking down, to much global-warming band-wagoning, space is being ignored while the $200B orbiting white elephant, the ISS, still contributes just about nothing. Thank goodness the ultra-productive Hubble Telescope is still working. And at 1/75th the cost of the ISS. People will remember Hubble's "Orion nebula star nursery" image LONG after they've forgotten the Black Sea shot.

Well BadScience was it a fantasy before the Wright Brothers flew? A fantasy before Einstein proved the existence of molecules? At the turn of the century did we ever even conceive the possibility we would split the Atom? I can go on and on. 200 years before that humans did not know what bacteria was.

Without a doubt there are planets much closer to earths composition than Mars is which would make colonization much easier. Even travelling near light speed would make it them unattainable. If they do send anything to explore it will be drones, not people or human/machine hybrids. We are 10 years from being plugged into the internet.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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(unknown member): NASA needs to be reminded of its mandate: Explore SPACE. Too much looking down, to much global-warming band-wagoning, space is being ignored while the $200B orbiting white elephant, the ISS, still contributes just about nothing. Thank goodness the ultra-productive Hubble Telescope is still working. And at 1/75th the cost of the ISS. People will remember Hubble's "Orion nebula star nursery" image LONG after they've forgotten the Black Sea shot.

Agreed Rick.

There is a planet B, C and more but I doubt we will get to that level of tech before things catch up to us.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 05:21 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

I see a lot of mixed responses which is not surprising. Some just don't like not seeing colour which is an each to his/her own thing.

Coming from a film background, reading all of Ansel Adams books and applying the zone system where I spent many hours in the darkroom has made me appreciate what B&W has to offer. The rich tones and textures we often don't see in colour images. Often you get that haunting look that colour just can't bring out.

With digital we try to preserve highlights and shadows to bring out the detail in those areas which is the basic principle in B&W photography. This is where you find interesting texture. It was a lot harder with film than it is with digital.

Now my darkroom days are over and I'm in the digital darkroom working on my own B&W techniques I still have a great appreciation for B&W in landscape and all other types of B&W. Not everyones cup of tea but that is just how life is.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 31st comment
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Shifter: ZZZZZZZ. ZZZ. ZZZZZZZZZZ. It's called Photoshop, Ansel lovers.

You are missing the point. You edit and so did he. You are nobody. He is world famous and while he as alive owned priceless works. You should be careful to put Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz to someone who was doing something unique in his time. Have you read his books ,etc. He did not have a Scott Kelby to help him with a pre packaged program. What did you expect?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 03:30 UTC
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Shifter: ZZZZZZZ. ZZZ. ZZZZZZZZZZ. It's called Photoshop, Ansel lovers.

What a stupid man Ansel was. Why did he just not use PS back then. Duh. Shifter please show us your gallery of pioneering PS gallery images and some of your priceless works. Ansel legacy are priceless prints and works. I looked and you are not where on the internet. What gives?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 01:15 UTC

We went to his show in Toronto a few years ago. I walked up to ta large original print and asked one of the workers if they would take a check. The person responded - it is priceless.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 14:55 UTC as 50th comment
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2JoeA7R2: As a veteran of the chemical darkroom, dodging and burning, and Ansel Adam's Zone System, I hope this video dispels the notion that it has ever been possible to 'get-it-right' in the camera, even if you were Ansel Adams. Every photographer needs to understand how to correctly expose the scene before them. If you have learned that then you've mastered one of the steps in making a great photograph. Happy shooting.

Me too. Read all his books and used a 4 by 5 field camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 14:50 UTC

We were there in Jan of 2015. I wanted to see the Bradbury museum at Los Alamos and we learned Hernandez was close.

We could not find it so went for lunch at a local restaurant on the main drag. There was a print of Moonrise on wall and the owner said the spot is just up the road by the abandoned gas station. It was a little overgrown with a lot of trailer homes. I had to get closet to the church so we drove down a narrow road. We got to the church and I started to take pictures and a flatbed ford with hay bails and a couple of dogs on the back pulls up and a guy says "you lookin for Ansel ese". The fellow said his grandfather owned all the land but sold the part from there to the highway where the trailer homes now live. He thought we were from Santa Fe but when I said Canada it blew him away.

It was a unique experience but a shame. One of his most famous images and not a single marker or billboard to let people passing through know.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

RIP

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 23:31 UTC as 114th comment

I'm never going to become a slave to this. LR and PSE apparently will continue to be available for purchase. I have LR and CS6 and I will continue upgrade LR and use CS6 until the day I can't. Then I'll switch to PSE. They day I can't do that
good by Adobe. Too bad. I was a die hard DPP user for RAW conversion but with all the great improvements Abode has made in last several years I switched to them exclusively. DPP will still work for me.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 13:55 UTC as 288th comment
On photo Head Up in the Use of Patterns challenge (5 comments in total)

Thanks. I took this while on my vacation in Portugal. I brought my 5DMK2, 7D, 24-105, 100 macro, 70-200, 300L, Canon 1.4 extender and I rented the Zeiss 21mm. Figures I got one of my favourite shots with my P&S. There were a few days when we took very long walks and I just did not feel like hauling my big gear with me.

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I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2011 at 21:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Head Up in the Use of Patterns challenge (5 comments in total)

Thanks. No I did not do anything to correct for distortion.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2011 at 15:25 UTC as 4th comment
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