KonstantinosK

KonstantinosK

Lives in Greece Florina, Macedonia, Greece
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Oct 7, 2011

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trainingpants: What's never mentioned about trash in the oceans is that this is a problem in poor and developing countries. It's no surprise that this picture was taken in Indonesia.

Dumping trash in the oceans has been banned for decades in most post-industrial countries; the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The waste is either recycled, incinerated or buried in landfills and doesn't end up in waterways or the oceans unless it's tossed there by careless people; the thoughtless ones who leave their trash in parks, picnic areas and the wilderness for others to pick up.

I read the article about Hong Kong and that was an incident and not a permanent situation. Anyhow, that doesn't change the fact that humanity in general has done and is keep doing great damage to the environment and images such the one in the article are disconcerting and embarrassing.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
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BobORama: First off, great photo. Really.

Yes, so very tragic, and so on. What of the environmental cost of flying halfway around the world with a gaggle of your paying customers to go snorkeling, or profiteering from that behavior, and encouraging others to gallivant around the globe on "nature expeditions" for profit? If you want to be an environmentalist, be one.

I am sure Johnson & Johnson can clear this up, but IIRC Q-Tips are entirely biodegradable and use a cardboard stick. The item in the photo appears not to be a Q-Tip. As for the seahorse, it seems quite happy being conveyed around on its cotton swab sail. Who knows, it might confer a survival advantage. When Mount Tambora exploded 200 years ago, ejecting the mountian into the sky - now that was an environmental crisis. That sea horse's ancestors survived an explosion causing a global volcanic winter - it will be just fine wading the garbage some tourist probably brought with them.

The Q-tip is the tip of the iceberg, there is probably a far bigger amount of trash flowing around that sea horse. And while traveling and tourism cannot be banned for environmental reasons, sustainable management of production and waste need a lot of steps to make all over the world. And first of all, every single one of us must be very careful about what we do with our trash.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
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trainingpants: What's never mentioned about trash in the oceans is that this is a problem in poor and developing countries. It's no surprise that this picture was taken in Indonesia.

Dumping trash in the oceans has been banned for decades in most post-industrial countries; the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The waste is either recycled, incinerated or buried in landfills and doesn't end up in waterways or the oceans unless it's tossed there by careless people; the thoughtless ones who leave their trash in parks, picnic areas and the wilderness for others to pick up.

trainingpants, you'd be surprised by the amount of trash developed people of developed countries leave behind them on beaches in developed countries.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:17 UTC

A great and simple photo that evokes sadness to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 43rd comment

I just wish they won't give it a retro look like the DF or Fujifilm. But I'm afraid they will, for obvious reasons.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:44 UTC as 149th comment
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KonstantinosK: FF, obviously. That Nikon 1 mirrorless ILC was such a rubbish idea that the Sony RX100 series killed it easily.

You didn't need to stay loyal to Nikon and use the 1 to see the advantages of mirrorless, you know. Just because you wanted to try Nikon as a first taste for mirroless doesn't mean the 1 wasn't rubbish.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:40 UTC

FF, obviously. That Nikon 1 mirrorless ILC was such a rubbish idea that the Sony RX100 series killed it easily.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 161st comment | 5 replies

Awesome! See more fantastic photos of Humpback whales in Tonga here:
http://humpbackswims.com/photos/#prettyPhoto

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 14th comment
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barrym1966: Isn't that a bigger buffer than the d850? Just saying....

Less data to move around

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:45 UTC

Wow, it will cost a bomb. Looks like it will be a great machine, but still...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 171st comment
On article Photo of the week: Hyena at Night (101 comments in total)

Awesome

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 00:07 UTC as 5th comment

Extremely interesting and enjoyable article.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 16th comment

Is Trey Ratcliff style HDR still in fashion?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 18:05 UTC as 15th comment
On article Five useful photo apps for travelers (68 comments in total)

Snapseed is all I need.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 21:03 UTC as 9th comment
On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (33 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: I witnessed people taking smiling selfies in front of Tito's grave in Belgrade. I felt uneasy and I thought that they were really stupid and disrespectful.

Ok, end of conversation.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
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maxnimo: What do you when the battery goes bad?

Most probably there will be a nice video in Youtube with DIY instructions. A few years ago I did replace the battery in my phone, which was supposedly not replaceable and stuck in the motherboard with glue, by watching a video with instructions ....in Russian.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (33 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: I witnessed people taking smiling selfies in front of Tito's grave in Belgrade. I felt uneasy and I thought that they were really stupid and disrespectful.

Do you really thing they were taking smiling selfies in front of a person's grave, in a place which is not New Orleans, just because they were not embracing the dark side of death???

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 12:21 UTC
On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (33 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: I witnessed people taking smiling selfies in front of Tito's grave in Belgrade. I felt uneasy and I thought that they were really stupid and disrespectful.

Because it didn't feel right to take smiling selfies in front of a person's grave.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (33 comments in total)

I witnessed people taking smiling selfies in front of Tito's grave in Belgrade. I felt uneasy and I thought that they were really stupid and disrespectful.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 12:53 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies

9 out of 10. I'm ashamed, I was aiming for pure 10.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 17th comment
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