bikinchris

bikinchris

Lives in United States Broussard, LA, United States
Works as a Bike shop owner, Photo stringer, Bicycle Educator
Joined on Dec 2, 2005
About me:

D4S, D3, 17-35, 28-70, 80-200 AFS, 200-400 f4 VRI, 50 f1.8, 55 f3.5, 105 f4, 2-SB-800
Semi Pro sports photographer
http://www.eaglewheel.us/Photo%20Index.htm

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On photo Smile in the Blurred background challenge (1 comment in total)

Good image

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Kat in the Blurred background challenge (12 comments in total)
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JackM: I was going to say well done, but at 1/20 you just got lucky.

Why? I still shoot down to 1/8 second with no (camera) blur. If I can prop myself against something, I can shoot lower than that/ He may have used a tripod or monopod also.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
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Hung Low: I gave up on Lexar cards 6 years ago, switching to Transcend and SanDisk CF and SD cards. That's because Lexar cards were unreliable, and full of strange compatibility issues, often at random. I will not miss Lexar because there are better and more reliable cards available. Memory is just memory at the end of the day.

I love how fast my XQD cards load to my laptop. But I hope other manufacturers take up XQD manufacturing.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
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SteveNunez: I think future cameras will eventually feature huge on-board memory and cards won't be needed.........just my .02 cents prediction for the years to come.
I don't think it would be too costly for manufacturers to simply include huge 1TB or so chips in the future.

Moreso, how do you handle making backups as you shoot. Many sporting events have the photographers swap out cards during the event. That way in the unlikely event of a card failure, very few images are lost.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
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Hung Low: I gave up on Lexar cards 6 years ago, switching to Transcend and SanDisk CF and SD cards. That's because Lexar cards were unreliable, and full of strange compatibility issues, often at random. I will not miss Lexar because there are better and more reliable cards available. Memory is just memory at the end of the day.

Many people have had to opposite experience and have given up on SanDisk.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
On article Video: a quick introduction to panning photography (17 comments in total)

I'm a lot older than 20 (and from the deep south, where we talk real slow) and I can keep up very well with his talking.
Personally, I was taught to make sure my base (foot position) was setup to be steady at the EXIT of my camera (panning) movement, An unsteady base means you will have a hard time following the subject steady enough to get that sharp. Also, SOMETHING in the frame needs to be very sharp to be a successful image IMO.
One more thought: STOP making people think using manual settings makes you "better" as a photographer It doesn't. If you take the time to set the exposure to the meter settings, you just wasted a bunch of time. The only use of manual settings is if the meter is going to be wrong and give the wrong exposure value

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 5th comment
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 comments in total)

I really think the D3 and D700 saved Nikon. If they had kept on the way they were going, they would have had a very hard time staying in business. I still have my D3 and keep it as a backup camera.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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Marty4650: Before the hysteria sets in.... look at the facts:

300 prople a year die falling off a ladder
500 people a year die while walking on train tracks
1,000 people a year die falling down stairs
5,000 people a year drown in swimming pools or swimming at the beach
5,000 pedestrians a year are killed by motor vehicles
34,000 people die each year while driving or riding in motor vehicles

Sure looks like we should be outraged about people taking photos at the beach, at swimming pools, of highway traffic, of people crossing streets, or of people using ladders.

It is sad that we need to have group outrage over every dangerous thing that can happen in life. And lets make sure we don't photograph these things, because it might encourage more risk taking.

Marty, when taking photos is the CAUSE of the death, it bears repeating not to do that. Showing the photo in this case would show approval of copying the action. That's something people shouldn't promote.
It takes about a mile and a half to stop a train at speed. Standing on the tracks is a supremely stupid thing to do and promote in this way.
Your outrage at the outrage is misplaced.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 02:50 UTC

Make K64 available in 120 rolls and even I will be tempted to buy another 500CM and shoot and scan a few rolls.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 01:04 UTC as 26th comment
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (217 comments in total)

I don't usually post bad things like this, but Dell could offer to give this thing to me, and I would say no. I WILL NEVER buy another Dell product until I buy at least 10 times the cost of the product they screwed me over with.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 01:01 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Ruby Red Dress in the High key portrait with RED challenge (9 comments in total)
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tvstaff: I also thought that this challenge was to "shoot" or have "shot" in high key. The winning photograph was not shot in high key and all that was done was white vignette added and brush to outline a LUMed photo. If you look at the 2nd Place photo you'll see what a high-key photograph is and the nuance still apparent from and overall perspective vs. the center of a photograph with highlight sounding the subject. If the shot that won was shot in hi-key the "blend" would be apparent and the consistency of tone, color and hue throughout. Here is the PHOTO. This is NOT Hi-Key https://g4.img-dpreview.com/66C7A80AD874417980F9D3E809F7FBE8.jpg

The last place shot was not a high key portrait. There were only a few high key portraits entered. Most people just voted for a photo they liked.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 23:01 UTC
On photo Playing goofball... in the Animals that look stupid funny challenge (14 comments in total)
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Great Bustard: If I may be so bold as to suggest a different title: "Oh no you didn't put your nose there!" : )

Or, "Your nose is COLD!"

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
On photo Moonrise over Lake Superior in the Random Items - Challenge 24 challenge (19 comments in total)

Excellent image! Those who voted it low should be VERY ashamed.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Good for you John, getting work shooting space launches. These people can't really think NASA charges press for access? And that you are standing there at the base of the launch pad with your camera? The fact that you would die from the shock wave at launch just goes over their head (figuratively). That heavy Delta rocket launch would kill anything within a half mile. Remote cameras people. With sound triggers. You have to have access twice to the site.
@Mailman88 no, NASA hasn't left. When they start the next manned program, I will be there on the NASA causeway with an 800mm and TC.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Permit was the wrong word. Sorry. Press credentials are required to get where those close up launch cameras are placed (like in photos 2,4 and 6). You will not be allowed anywhere near there unless you are credentialed press. You talked about it being illegal. It's just not possible. You have miles of open ground or swamp to cross.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 03:31 UTC
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Tommi K1: I don't see anything other speciality than have a special permission to get camera set on so close to launch platform that you are separated from rest of the people.

Otherwise nice good weather long exposures for launches.

Nothing bad, but great future to work as you have the special rights to get camera gear so close. Rest of the people are where, 3km from the launch site?

Press photographers can set up cameras near the launch pad with sound triggers. Employees, press, special guests and others have a site about 2.3 miles away from the pad. The closest you can get to the launch site (NASA Causeway) with a ticket is about 5 miles away. The closest the average person in the public can get without a ticket is about twice as far.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 01:42 UTC
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

You will NEVER get that close as some of those shots without a permit.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 01:29 UTC

Maybe a disc (behind a cover) with three lenses on it would be easier to use than a zoom lens? Wide, normal and short tele.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 01:04 UTC as 9th comment
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NeonCarrot: Only if you limit that claim to digital cameras. Almost half a century ago (c. 1969) Minolta produced the 58 mm MC Rokkor f1.2 lens that surpassed then, and still surpasses today, anything else on the market. A massive piece of glass finished to the worlds highest optical and mechanical standards, the lens sold for around $972.00 - that's 1969 BTW. Image quality? Only today's best digital cameras are as good - but at what price?

Several companies made f1.2 lenses and even faster. I think Leica made an f.95 lens. But this is the fastest lens with a focal length of 35mm. Most of the super fast lenses were around 50mm in focal length with only a few exceptions.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
On challenge Landscape Photo with Natural Framing. (10 comments in total)
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JJabbysDad: Hello Bill, can you help me out please. I am a bit confused. In your description of the challenge you say "Frames may be man made such as walls or roofs, or natural, such as branches or geology." Then in additional rules it states "Photos where the frames is not natural (not man made) may be disqualified." Can you clarify for me please.
Thanks!
Keith

The TITLE says "Natural Framing" so I would hope so.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
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