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On photo Howland Hill Road in the Landscape Photo with No Visiible Horizon challenge (31 comments in total)
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CptAmerica: .5 stars 1 vote? WTH? Who would vote this a .5?

Can i respectfully defend myself with...wikipedia?

"Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes."

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
On photo Painted River in the Landscape Photo with No Visiible Horizon challenge (2 comments in total)

This must have been amazing to see in person. Great image.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:52 UTC as 1st comment
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)

Process a photo through Silver Efex, and you're an artist. Process a photo through Photomatix and you're a hack.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 14:08 UTC as 10th comment
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)
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Steve in GA: These pictures (I would hesitate to call them photos) are interesting, and some are beautiful. And, I would certainly classify these pictures as, "art".

But, to me these pics stray from portraying things as they are, and instead show things as the artist interprets them. Again to me, that's not really photography. That's art that just happens to be made using an expensive electronic box, software and finely ground glass.

Maybe my opinions about art are one of the reasons I don't own a Picasso. (Well, of course, there's also the deal about the money.)

"Things as they are? You must hate long exposures, bokeh, startrails,etc...

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 13:55 UTC
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R N: Hey, Canon shooter here: that 200-500 looks pretty awesome, especially at the price. Hard to understand some of the caterwauling and griping.

You must be new here...

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 12:07 UTC
On photo FROSTY MORNING in the Tree challenge (10 comments in total)

Amazing capture.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 01:33 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Frozen in time in the Quiet challenge (20 comments in total)

Great image.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 9th comment
On article Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective (116 comments in total)

Nice to see some excellent images of my homeland, Newfoundland. Would you believe while i was living there i never saw one aurora? You were lucky to get those clear skies ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 16th comment
On article Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective (116 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I cannot comment on the astrophotographic correctness of these images but I can say they are utterly fungible with thousands of other similar pictures and, thus, are eminently forgettable. As far as I am concerned they fail the three major tests for memorable work:

1. Did I wish I took the picture?
2. Do I wish I owned the picture?
3. Did I go out into the world after seeing the picture and see the world as the photographer did?

No on all three counts.

What's predictable is for every DPreview article, no matter how great the photos, someone who knows better will always chime in.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
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JameOl: All photoshopped as a hell )

Hardly. But someone had to say it I guess.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
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dgeugene1: Timelapse can be stomach churning. Judging from the trashy NPR documentaries that overuse this technique I guess viewers these days lack the patience to enjoy the serenity of a still image.

Video makes for better TV viewing I find.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 21:59 UTC

Truly excellent work, unique and refreshing.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 20:47 UTC as 23rd comment
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (22 comments in total)
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Oh Really: pathetic .............. every entry looks dull and lifeless much like the voters

He made an account just to write a stupid comment. That's "pathetic".

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 02:27 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1989 comments in total)
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David Kinston: I just dusted off my D80. (I have D300, D7000, D750).

All modern cameras are great.
Results are 1% camera - 99% you.
The D750 is a brilliant piece of equipment.

IMO anyone who cannot pick up a D80 and be 99% satisfied is not a photographer - just a pedantic nitpicker and whinger.


If you were 99% satisfied why did you buy 3 other cameras?

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream (103 comments in total)
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eyeport: Let me summarize...

This is one of the most popular subjects shown on DPR. I wonder what's so special about this ghost town house? Sand in the house with a bit of sunlight shining through...we've probably seen similar angle and similar HDR technique about a thousand times that it feels like vacation photos to me now.

One other frequent top on DPR is how to photograph and process iceberg in iceland!

Would like to see more unique subjects and fresh perspectives.

It wasn't HDR...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
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makofoto: The couple doing this last year was killed by a car in
Thailand. How romantic ...

A tragic accident. People die every day. What's your point?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
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(unknown member): 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture."

I wouldn't call it "humble" to think you can actually "travel to the heart of any culture" just because you are on a bike. I'd call that naive and rather arrogant.
The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.

That you find the photographer arrogant probably reflects more on yourself than him.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 12:55 UTC

Wasn't #5 part of a real time video?

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 02:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

As an out of warranty D600 owner, with the dust issue, this is good news. I've been planning to send it in and hope for the best, but this is a relief. Yes, a little late in coming, but I'll take what I can get.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 14:58 UTC as 100th comment
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)

It's going to interesting in the future if/when CS6 doesn't support the latest cameras. Something will have to give...

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 18:53 UTC as 184th comment | 3 replies
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