Ollie 2

Lives in Australia sydney, Australia
Works as a composer
Joined on Apr 29, 2010

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bed bug: There are some terrific shots there! My personal favourites are 9 (windmills) and 11 (ducks), images I had not seen before. I do not understand why 8 is there, very silly.

Personally, I don't mind 8.
But 14? Landscape?

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (85 comments in total)

Wow. Some really bitter responses here. Always a shame to see a lack of personal recognition manifest itself as snakiness.

Personally, I think #2 is brilliant. Though I'm more of a Bill Henson "fan" myself.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 04:31 UTC as 10th comment
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wh13: post a NSFW besides Emma Gruner's link

i was lucky no one in my office looked at my screen when i clicked it... now i need to see if i get flagged by corporate IT

I only clicked on it because it had "NSFW" beside her name.
I assumed it was some kind of degree.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "The Phenomenon is fixed". Phenomenon??

I thought FUJI is a master for only inflating the ISO just liking my Olympus, but now is good at inflating the wording too.

What a "Phenomenon".

Erm, and it's a noun. Not an adjective.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 08:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "The Phenomenon is fixed". Phenomenon??

I thought FUJI is a master for only inflating the ISO just liking my Olympus, but now is good at inflating the wording too.

What a "Phenomenon".

Phenomenon: a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable.

It's your own limited definition is at fault here. The application of the word is just fine.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 01:29 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (91 comments in total)
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Xeexon: It's refreshing to see a return to portraying photography as what it is: an artistic medium.

@ forpetesake
It's fine to not enjoy other peoples work. And I suppose its fine to denigrate it as well. But perhaps you could attempt to do it without sounding so bitter? Great gallery, btw.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 11:25 UTC

It's just a tad....contrived? I mean, a lot of portraiture is, of course. But this appears to be slightly laboured.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 04:49 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (523 comments in total)
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maximme: PLEASE use the cyclist for future AF testing.
its becoming embrassing for DPreview to continually say they don't know
how to do AF tracking test

I use the cyclist for just about everything. This is excellent advice.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
On article Picture this: Our revamped galleries system is now live (115 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: But, for example, I'm not interested in jpegs from the Olympus TG-4.

I want to download raws, shot outdoors, with that tough camera.

Don't want jpegs from a Sony A7RII either.

Both Imaging-Resource and Photographyblog post real world raws for download, why is it so unusual for DPR to do so?

That would require a modicum of grace.
A rare commodity around here for some.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1571 comments in total)
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123Mike: FOCUS in the Studio Comparison is WAY WAY OFF ! ! ! ! I don't buy for a split second that this camera is THAT blurry ! ! ! You have to COMPLETELY REDO this ! I'd take this down immediately ! ! !

Try counting to 10, Mike. It's a camera review.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
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Ron Poelman: Those furrowed brows were only a small indicator of the tsunamis
raging within trying to find ways to twist it all to political advantage.
The lack of real emotion only confirms what the mug punters
have known all along, they DON'T care.

"This site is about photography - recording images of the blessings of our beautiful world."

Is that what photography is?

Or in this case - photojournalism?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:30 UTC
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Paul Farace: Another reason my telescope is collecting dust in the closet. I remember looking at the moon on the summer nights in 1969 and thinking that for now, it's a virgin moon, and if, God willing, our Astronauts were successful in a few weeks, the moon would forever be changed. I wish NASA could bottle that excitement from that long ago summer, and use it today.

"I saw a documentary film that clearly shows that the entire American moon landing was a colossal hoax."

I saw a documentary film that proves that 9/11 was a hoax designed to distract us from our real enemy - bigfoot.

Pretty obvious when you think about it...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
On photo Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

What is that total babe doing with that old guy?

Just kidding.

You both look terrific. Well done.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 21:13 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Frank_BR: A positive point of Lomo lenses is that when someone buys a Lomo lens, he need not worry about whether it is within specifications or he got a bad sample. In practice, it is all the same.

Seriously. Why do you bother?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
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Danny: Very beautiful, but these kind of images could have been done much easier imho, studio shots with some wind and wires, then post processing, if done well no-one will ever tell the difference.

Even better, the entire image could be computer generated. Photo real. Hell, pretty soon computers will generate images like this without any human input at all!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 10:45 UTC
On article Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans (157 comments in total)
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Kodachrome200: who the heck cares about this. thousands of photo students a year graduate with work this nice most better. if you want to highlight photographers work on this page why not do movers and shakers in the industry.

Always amusing to see the embittered oldies spew their poison for anyone receiving a bit of recognition. It's just a shame that they can't extend their repertoire of criticism beyond; "Awwww, I've seen MUCH better than that".

Link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 09:23 UTC
On article Flickering fireflies in time-lapse (36 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Interesting. Beautiful. Boring.

And that standard etherical piano, that is not really a tune.

Lots of work behind it though. And an interesting twist to add longer and longer trails from stars and bugs.

You sound pretty up on this music malarky. Tell me, what precisely would constitute a "tune" on that there piano-thingy?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 10:41 UTC

I for one welcome our new bloodsucking overlords and look forward to losing any illusion I once had towards actual ownership and control of a product I pay for.

Big Brother.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:32 UTC as 279th comment
On article Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview (315 comments in total)

Mmmm.

Focus peaking, wifi, 100ISO. Shame that the excellent styling is so spoiled by the absolutely necessary evf.

Think I'll be sticking with my OM for a while longer.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:18 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
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Ollie 2: Well, my two cents is that grading images is hardly altering or manipulating their "authenticity".

...and in my opinion the two images on this page were more effective prior to the alterations. So what do I know?

Looks like half-baked HDR to me...but I can see what you're saying.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 03:59 UTC
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