rurikw

Lives in Finland Kotka, Finland
Works as a architect
Joined on Dec 15, 2004

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On article Underwater macro photography in the Arctic (1 comment in total)

The incredible and infinite morphology of life and so superbly captured!

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 18:10 UTC as 1st comment
On article In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti (53 comments in total)

I recently listened to a talk by a guy who has worked as a doctor in Tanzania. I think he said something to the effect that the Tanzanian wildlife resorts are generally well managed and poaching is quite rare. Some animals have learned where they are safe. Great thing if the fees can finance that. Is that the only source of funding? IIRC he said the guards are well armed and have "licence to kill", more or less.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 13:14 UTC as 5th comment
On article 15 useful tips for more effective cropping (13 comments in total)
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rurikw: Some good points and useful reminders. But why does he say you have to start anew with a saved file if you want to back off later? Doesn't he know about the lossless crop tool in PS (and many other programs too i'd presume)?

He's not totally clear but I don't think he said anything about file formats. As I understood it he says that if you want to uncrop you have to go back to the original file, which is not true unless you delete the cropped part but why would you do that?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 21:41 UTC
On article 15 useful tips for more effective cropping (13 comments in total)

Some good points and useful reminders. But why does he say you have to start anew with a saved file if you want to back off later? Doesn't he know about the lossless crop tool in PS (and many other programs too i'd presume)?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 05:22 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

Tbe irony of the Swamp Man with a Trump sign is nice.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 24th comment

Fan Ho is the greatest. Haven't seen such magic in anyone else's work. If I could afford it, I wouldn't hesitate to make the trip to his fascinating home town to see the exhibition.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 20:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Surreal photos capture Ukraine's fallen Lenin statues (14 comments in total)

We have one in my home town where his head and shoulders are on a granite pedestal and his right arm as a separate sculpture about 25m in front. People keep putting cigarettes between his fingers.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 08:05 UTC as 1st comment

Have been enjoying the totally fascinating footage from the Cassini mission (Saturn) and now this, cool times to live in.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 10:42 UTC as 12th comment

What did they think they were used for until this amazing discovery?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 05:45 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article 10 cool DIY photography techniques that anyone can do (11 comments in total)

Some nice ideas but not sure how using an external battery to power up your phone is a trick.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 05:42 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Never heard about DCI-P3. How does it relate to Adobe RGB?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 07:47 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Very nice. I guess we can't have that with a firmware update on Merrills though? That said I don't find SPP such a huge obstacle. You only have to make sure the highlights are ok and then batch convert all similar exposures. It doesn't take forever though it's slower than I'd like and an additional step. Also SPP very rarely tilts on my PC. Less often than Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 06:42 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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maxnimo: It looks so simple. The assembly line workers were probably drinking on the job and forgot to add all the buttons and dials.

It's "hand made in Sweden". That means they have no electrical tools so they have to drill all the holes by hand and turn all the knobs on a hand-driven lathe. That's hard work, so they had to minimize the number of controls.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 22:36 UTC

Nice write but there is no need to graduate from telephone poles. One could specialise in them. That shot could have been as good as the neon sign one if better composed and processed.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 06:01 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Congratulations. Hadn't realised Nikon is the same age as (independent) Finland. Wonder if they are going to make something out of that here. "100 year old Nikon greets..." Whatever.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 05:31 UTC as 89th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (97 comments in total)

Would have been nice to see a list of FOV and fisheye/rectilinear as I want rectilinear which is in the minority. It tends to be hard to find info on such parameters even on the manufacturers' websites. AFAIK Phantom 3 advanced and pro have somewhat rectilinear lenses, how about Mavic Pro and 4/pro? Any others?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 18:18 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On photo Vatican Museum Stairway in the Look Up challenge (10 comments in total)

Superb interpretation of a classic theme.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 08:29 UTC as 6th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (220 comments in total)
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GottfriedFrenzen: I bought it in 2010 for half the orginal price and used it until 2016: it was slow but makes great pics. Well, of course not as good as my new XT1 with 16-55 and(!) 50-140 2.8 zooms for 5* the price - or? But all is said already except what I really liked also: the "rounded body" on the lens side. No other cam feels so comfortable laying in your left hand. And what about night photos with long shutter speeds? It's at least much easier to get good results as with my Fuji now.

Yes the body form as a continuation of the lens barrel is perfect and beautiful. Of course it would be hard to replicate with a normal rear mounted screen.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 08:20 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (220 comments in total)
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Missaghi: loved the pictures it produced and the option of tele and wide angle adapters were great!!

You actually had them? I thought about the WA but it looked huge and awkward with some strange sort of cradle to mount it with I guess to take the weight of all that glass off the lens. And AFAIK you couldn't zoom with it. But it was good?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (220 comments in total)

My workhorse 2007-2015. Produced four architecture books. Fantastic ergonomics, versatile zoom range (I did some panoramas when 24mm wasn't wide enough). Grabbed it the other day and was surprised how big and heavy it felt compared to my GX7. I never noticed it when I used it. The grip wasis so comfortable. Live zebra and (almost) fully articulated screen (doesn't angle down much) and maybe the joystick are things I miss. Autofocus weak in even moderately dim light. Manual focus aid (2x) sucked but it has a numerical distance scale which seems accurate so if you can measure or guesstimate the distance to your subject... The sensor is actually between APS-C and M43 (crop factor 1.7)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 117th comment
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