Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash

Joined on Jan 11, 2012

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biggles266: To be perfectly honest, when I read this headline, I felt nothing. No feeling of tragedy, no surprise, just ... nothing. I'm not proud of that, but it's just a fact. There are so many people in the world suffering despite not choosing to constantly take such silly risks like this, risks which disrespect the gift of life and health. So if someone dies when doing these stunts it seems completely unimportant compared to the people who deserve compassion because their circumstances are tragic even though they aren't contributing to it through their repeated foolishness.

Well said biggles266. Sorry, but I can't feel sorry for someone who showed NO respect for that wonderful gift of life he had, a life one would expect to guard and protect. Is there a word to describe this? I don't know, but right now the only one that comes to mind is STUPID!! The ones I feel sorrow for are his parents. They will go through the rest of their lives asking . . . Why?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:11 UTC

Reading some of the comments here regarding this little camera, a few are wishing it would do this or have that, and perhaps some of what was suggested would be nice, but it is what it is, and for a nice little compact waterproof and dust proof camera, it performs nicely.

It's funny, though, because whatever it is that we purchase, even if it was a Lamborghini, we would still want something about it changed or added.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 1st comment
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Nudibranco: after so many iterations!!!! still no mnaual control.

a camera like this UW is basically useless unless it has MANUAL settings on shutter and diaphragm.

I understand how you feel, but isn't this supposed to be sort of a fun camera and not generally aimed towards those that are into serious photography. I have this camera, but I purposely got it for use on a fun vacation at the beach etc., without the worry of water and sand damage.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
On photo _DSC7144 in the Old Watches (Wrist or Pocket Type) challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice image Jim. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 10:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Old Watches (Wrist or Pocket Type) (2 comments in total)
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db.: How old must a watch be to fit in the host's concept of «Old Watches»??

No limit on age. The older the better. It would be nice to see some real antiques out there.

Cheers
B&M

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 11:09 UTC
On challenge Your Best Contest Worthy Shot (5 comments in total)
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Antonio Pinto: I can not upload any photo to Gallery or Challenge.

Is there an explanation for this?

Sorry, I have no explanation for you as to why. So far 95 people have responded with a submission.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Hard Liquor (3 comments in total)
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gordonpritchard: " so make sure the camera's logo can be seen and is readable"? What about the hard liquor's name/logo?

Yep, it's another typo error on my part. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I must have had a brain fart when I wrote that.

Cheers
B&M

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On photo Leffe Beer in the Product Shoot: Beer challenge (19 comments in total)
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stevo23: Exceptional.

Gordon! Hey, what can I say. Perhaps you might enjoy another of my challenges coming up on liquor. :-)

Well done on this one by the way. Excellent work. A perfect shot for a clients ad campaign.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Beer (5 comments in total)
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gordonpritchard: "Shooting just a cup/mug of coffee is not acceptable. "
Is beer a brand of coffee?

I can't believe what I did. Good grief. When I make out these challenges regarding "Product Shoot," it's a matter of copying and pasting the text and changing out some of the wording. One reads it over and over to make sure the wording has been correctly changed to correspond to the next product, and in this case I failed to change the word coffee to beer. An oversight on my part. I guess this is why professional writers use editors.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. You had sent a personal message to me, but I wasn't sure exactly what you meant till I read this. Strange nobody else messaged me.

Thanks for the heads up.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Bread (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Hi Bangers and Mash, I am aware that this challenge is a Product Shoot, bread being the subject. However I think I would be one of many folks world-wide who buy and enjoy their crusty, crunchy, multi-grain loaves of bread from bakeries or Hot Bread Shops where there is no product labels in sight, and no plastic bags covering the bread. I believe that this might be the reason there are so few entries so far.
RuthC

Yes Ruth. I agree. So it's up to those who are wanting to submit and treat the challenge as though they got a job assignment from a client. That's all part of the challenge. Plenty of time was allowed for them to prepare and shoot an image. Many people who enter a challenge dig down in their archive of photos. I thought this a good opportunity to get them to not only meet the challenge but to get busy with their equipment and produce an image right from the start of the announcement. In the real world of a professional photographer, this is the challenge that one would meet. If there isn't anyone willing to do that, then that's fine. But thank you for bringing that up Ruth.

Two individuals who submitted, did just that.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Wine (6 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: I will not DQ any image that doesn't meet with a companies requirement for his/her product image. I will leave that up to you as the submitter. Bare in mind, your client will not go for your image if the their product label is not displayed. The challenge was based on you receiving a request from a company to shoot the companies product for their ad campaign. Before you submit, like some have already, make sure the wine bottle label can be seen and read.

Thank you
B&M

Perhaps I did misinterpret part of what you were saying. My apologies. One would certainly hope they wouldn't include a competitors product in the image. That won't go over well with the client.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Wine (6 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: I will not DQ any image that doesn't meet with a companies requirement for his/her product image. I will leave that up to you as the submitter. Bare in mind, your client will not go for your image if the their product label is not displayed. The challenge was based on you receiving a request from a company to shoot the companies product for their ad campaign. Before you submit, like some have already, make sure the wine bottle label can be seen and read.

Thank you
B&M

It's quite simple. Some of the submitted images did not follow the instructions as to showing the product label. Re-read my comment. Nothing is said about a competitor. If your shooting a clients product, would you not think the clients label should be shown. What's so dificult about understanding that.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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BarryAurora: What a rush of nostalgia! My first (1961) 35mm camera was a 'Yashica J' .. 45mm f/2.8 fixed lens with split-image rangefinder. By 1967 I'd dabbled into 2 1/4" square with a Yashicamat twin-lens-reflex. Both cameras found their way into trade-in/pawn-shop when I opted for old (even then) Canon range-finders (screw mount) with Leica lenses .. of which my favourite was a 50mm f/2 collapsible Summicron.

OMG, I'm awash with that nostalgia!

Me too. Yashika was a well respected name years ago in cameras. To see them back in the ring is awesome!! Ain't nostalgia grand. I can hear some of the young ones out there, "what the hey is a Yashika?" Best news I've read lately.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Wine (6 comments in total)

I will not DQ any image that doesn't meet with a companies requirement for his/her product image. I will leave that up to you as the submitter. Bare in mind, your client will not go for your image if the their product label is not displayed. The challenge was based on you receiving a request from a company to shoot the companies product for their ad campaign. Before you submit, like some have already, make sure the wine bottle label can be seen and read.

Thank you
B&M

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 2nd comment | 4 replies
On photo There's No Place I'd Rather Be in the Backpacking challenge (10 comments in total)

Congrats on a truly beautiful image.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Reflections in Glass (2 comments in total)
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embie: Hi,
lots of office buildings have kind of mirror glass, but, it is see through, is this allowed ?

Yes. If you can see through it, it's good to go. We must assume that any mirrored office windows are see through for sure.

Cheers
B&M

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
On challenge Neon Signs (2 comments in total)
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catastrophe: What is your definition of a neon sign. I think that it is strictly a sign made of a glass tube or tubes bent into a shape that forms the sign, filled with neon and glows a red/orange colour. It is often extended to tubes filled with other rare gasses which provide other colours. Does this challenge extend the definition to any illuminated sign or building?

You have it right. Gas filed glass tubes bent into a shape that forms the sign.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 16:19 UTC
On photo Forysth Park Fountain in the Fountains challenge (3 comments in total)

Congrats!! Very nice image.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 11:41 UTC as 3rd comment
On challenge Your City - Patterns (B&W) (2 comments in total)

I love this challenge. Great means of creativity.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 18:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo angry poodle 2 in the Angered Subjects (Street Photography) challenge (1 comment in total)

This image is officially disqualified. For whatever reason, there are problems in disqualifying it. So if it isn't removed, I ask all to not vote on the image.

Thank you
B&M

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 21:41 UTC as 1st comment
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