MarioV

Lives in Australia Perth, Australia
Joined on May 5, 2002

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These are awesome. Only just in the last week I was wondering: Google Maps has photospheres, how about videospheres? Now we see them here. The quality will come, I'm sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 05:04 UTC as 1st comment

Thanks to other posters, this explains the situation much better.
I prefer Spencer's now.
http://livefmghana.com/2016/08/17/rio2016-how-that-now-iconic-usain-bolt-photo-was-taken/

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 23:54 UTC as 27th comment

Pfaffenbach has the better shot. Much clearer shot of the grinning face. Do we know what cameras/lenses they both used?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies

A lot of good choices here. A few I didnt like so much, but some brief narrative always helps an audience to share your enthusiasm for a shot, ie. Where the shot was taken, what the shot is about and what the shot means to you.
I really like the idea of favourite shots. I dont think this should be an annual thing. Thanks

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 22nd comment

Congrats on APOD
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160808.html

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 15:27 UTC as 5th comment

8K? I'd be happy if we ever get a good steady amount of 1080i here in Australia. We've only recently embraced 1080i and even then a lot of content is still 576i.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On photo Mount Adams Washington in the Blossoms blossoms everywhere challenge (1 comment in total)

That's an awesome shot. Beautiful vista.
What are the containers? The forklift looks too small to stack/remove them?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 16:04 UTC as 1st comment
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (159 comments in total)

Gorgeous photos but i dislike the cotton look. This is certainly subjective. I like the last photo #9 as its a nice balance of motion and splash.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 11:20 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

kingslayer: It should be the best Astronomy Photoshoppers of the Year. I'll be interested to see the Raw images.

Even Hubble raw data is boring. Its takes skilled image editors to bring out the nice photos you see. Data is simply enhanced for visual clarity rather than fabricated.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 02:58 UTC
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brycesteiner: Where is the EXIF? I'd like to see some of the details on how long some of these where.

They can describe how the images were taken, but you're unlikely to see any EXIF because the images are usually stacked.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 02:52 UTC
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Studor13: How exactly did #5 qualify as astronomy?

Here:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110705.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080301.html

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 14:22 UTC

Very cool. Compressing, slow-motion.. look forward to the unusual.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 9th comment
On article SmugMug Films: Point, Click, ShootTokyo (35 comments in total)

The video footage was more interesting than the photos.
A good case for video > photo.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 6th comment
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: There are so many photographers clamouring for attention and prominance that the pressure to sensationise must be very tempting. In recent years I have noticed that in order to stand out from the (very, very large) crowd photographers have to go further, higher, more extreme and sometimes downright lie in order to capture that elusive beam of the spotlight.

Spot on.
Phototography has become so accessible (which is great) but it means that the real professional work is drowned out by every man and his dog.. and fiancee.
Give everyone a scalpel and they think they are a surgeon.
Fortunately, its just an enjoyable hobby for me.. but I feel sorry for those trying to make a living out of it. Only the next phase of professional ultra-expensive imaging (holography?) will keep the pros one step ahead of the pack.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 09:48 UTC

These landscape photos are fantastic. No doubt they have been enhanced a bit (eg. lighting, colour intensity, contrast), but so what. Pretty sure we all do that to some degree. I'd be very happy if they were mine. Those photographers deserve their wins.
Congrats to them.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Wreckless enough to risk his own safety, but to drag his fiancee along...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:52 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies

Awesome. Very dramatic.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 35th comment
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)

I like the cityscape at f/8. Re-sample to 100MP and sharpen slightly for clearer examination of the entire scene like a built-in 3x zoom lens. The best way to enjoy a detailed scene.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:55 UTC as 69th comment
On photo Early breakfast in the More Food challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

thejohnnerparty: Really like the shot, but I'm curious about settings.

The settings are understandable.
Narrow aperture for enough dof. Not enough lighting, therefore long exposure to maintain base iso.
This is one of the reasons why people remove exif data. If you like the image, the settings/technique dont matter.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 12:53 UTC
On article Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10 (2 comments in total)

I thought it was a cool design back in the day. Now it looks like a camera the Jetsons would use.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 1st comment
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