Graham Meale

Graham Meale

Lives in Australia NSW, Australia
Has a website at www.grahammeale.info
Joined on Jun 22, 2002

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On article Instagram is 'liking' natural wonders to death (39 comments in total)
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Graham Meale: When I visited Horseshoe Bend a few years ago, I was surprised that there wasn't a lookout platform with railings. I remember lying down on my stomach a few metres from the edge and gradually inching forward. Terrified then dirty.

So wild it has a carpark, path and signs. In my experience most places like this with potential danger have lookouts and railings.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article Instagram is 'liking' natural wonders to death (39 comments in total)
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The Davinator: So disappointing. I can't even go to places like Horseshoe Bend, or the Antelope Canyons any longer. It is too painful to see what has happened with the throngs of people. What used to be quiet places to photograph in the 80's and 90's, are now a zoo.

Yup, tourism is a cancer, and social media is largely to blame.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
On article Instagram is 'liking' natural wonders to death (39 comments in total)

When I visited Horseshoe Bend a few years ago, I was surprised that there wasn't a lookout platform with railings. I remember lying down on my stomach a few metres from the edge and gradually inching forward. Terrified then dirty.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 11:59 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (125 comments in total)

The first paragraph in "Optional remote" on page 2 is invisible if you're set to "dark". I found it when i switched to "light".

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 23:54 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article How to predict when your camera is going to die (18 comments in total)

Just for the heck of it I checked the raw data in Photoshop as described, and discovered my image number was zero. So I've taken zero shots.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 00:46 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

I already have several uses for my old 35 mm film containers when I travel. Shampoo, pills, coins, and so on.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 03:34 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

The result of "deep fill" on the people in the rock arch was pretty awful, requiring at the very least use of the clone stamp. And it would be very simple to remove those people against a blue sky without this chicanery anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)

I've always used Photoshop (and Camera Raw), but also own Lightroom. A couple of times I've dabbled with Lightroom, but didn't put in the effort to get my head around its library and database system. I'm quite happy to store my photos in the normal folder structure of Windows. (Familiarity breeds trust.)

Reading now about how many people are now locked into Lightroom's database, I'm glad I stuck with my old habits. I'm still using Photoshop CS6 along with InDesign, and will until I can no longer. Adobe have made it necessary for me to convert all my raws to DNG, an extra step that irks me. I'd quite happily pay for upgrades when new cameras come out, but this isn't an option.

When it's eventually necessary to move on, it won't be with Adobe. I've sent thousands of dollars their way over a decade and a half, but they won't be getting another red cent from me.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 210th comment | 2 replies
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Graham Meale: I've shot for long periods at -34°C with standard Sandisk cards without any problems.

Terribly sorry. I was using the temperature scale that's used by almost all the world. It's 239° Kelvin.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 02:04 UTC

I've shot for long periods at -34°C with standard Sandisk cards without any problems.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 12:06 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Photo story of the week: Colors of the Arctic (107 comments in total)
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aftab: Exif says, the picture was taken with 5DsR, not 5D III.

And who is Michael Krijnen?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 01:48 UTC
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Graham Meale: Looks like it's USA/Canada only

Somewhere deep in the rules it says USA/Canada only.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 10:31 UTC

Looks like it's USA/Canada only

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 04:13 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies

I've found http://www.foliagenetwork.com/ to be more useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 00:15 UTC as 5th comment

Interesting that the actual eclipse is a little larger and in a different position on the processed shot. Maybe not just "simply took the shot on the left and pulled the shadows up in post"?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 02:57 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies

I just love the comments that drones are safer than ... [insert here, dogs, hairdryers, etc]. Might I point out that, for now at least, there are rather more hairdryers and dogs in the world than there are drones, and that neither are likely to bring down a passenger jet with the loss of many hundreds of lives.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 00:59 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Won't be long before our skies are full of them. I've just been listening to an item on the radio describing calls for greater controls of licensing. I wonder how long it'll be before one of them brings down a passenger jet.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 22:58 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (93 comments in total)

An excellent and varied selection. Perhaps some of the people here who claim that none of them are any good are suffering from a touch of envy?

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 23:52 UTC as 28th comment
On article Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016 (75 comments in total)

There's no way I'll vote in this poll (or any of the others), as I haven't used all eight lenses. Do I assume that everyone who votes has?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 23:54 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

The two examples he used were not particularly challenging and could have been done quite quickly in Photoshop without this new "feature". A pity he didn't show us a more difficult example, such as complex tree foliage or bare twigs against a more dappled sky.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 04:24 UTC as 51st comment
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