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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One of the reasons I upgraded from III to IV was the extra dynamic range. Now I have it, and I'm a happy camper. I'm not going to go through all this, doubling my file sizes and stuffing around just for an extra stop, when what I have is enough. Along with the touch screen, dual pixels are great for focusing (especially during videos), but dual pixel raws don't offer enough to justify the extra storage space and extra work.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 23:32 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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MichelBB: Just to put this in perspective, how many people died last year from guns and how many from drones ?

MichelBB ... Wow. I was going to respond to this but don't know where to start.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 02:49 UTC
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trungtran: How hard would it be to train some eagles to take these drones out of the air?

So, instead of hitting a drone, the plane hits an eagle carrying a drone? I feel much better now.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 02:44 UTC

They have red rings, so they must be good.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 22:25 UTC as 11th comment

What a longwinded way of doing things! Kind of like mowing the lawn with a pair of scissors.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 05:23 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Clearly, I need to lose a few kilos. The diet starts tomorrow.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 05:51 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On article A letter from the Publisher (331 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: I'd vivisit DPR if you had a followers feature. I'd inspire great contributors to write more contents. The more followers a member has the better.

This is one of many aspects of social media that grates on me, and one of many reasons I don't use it. I use the DPR forums only occasionally (2000 posts over 16 years), and would hate to think I'd be "competing" for followers with people who've made 40,000 posts in a few years. That's not what it should be about.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 04:33 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2017 (201 comments in total)

Can we assume that everyone who voted in this poll has either owned or extensively used all the equipment? Otherwise I don't see that it has much validity.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 02:25 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article How to photograph the northern lights (80 comments in total)

And, of course, there's always

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8217618174/auroral-photography-a-guide-to-capturing-the-northern-lights

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 00:51 UTC as 20th comment
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Graham Meale: I've never dreaded the x-effect because I don't know what it is.

So much to learn, so little time ...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 11:04 UTC

I've never dreaded the x-effect because I don't know what it is.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 05:23 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (208 comments in total)

Some stunners there. One or two a bit overcooked.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 01:19 UTC as 8th comment
On article Instagram is 'liking' natural wonders to death (44 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 (44 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 (44 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 7th comment | 3 replies
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (131 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 26th comment | 2 replies
On article How to predict when your camera is going to die (19 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 4th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1631 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 213th comment | 2 replies
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