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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:41:37 PM »
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Nice picture. Not so great use of grad ND in post...



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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:28:08 PM »
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And now, back to railroad pictures...

Since the snow is making a comeback in the northern climes...



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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:24:14 PM »
Ditto.  Great colors, neat shot but I immediately wanted the background gone.  I suspect this was merely a quick fun experiment shot before the bottle was "less full".   :D

Rusty, you are essentially correct.

I had recently gotten a Powershot A1200, Canon's bottom-of-the-line P&S camera. I was looking for a few test shots. The bourbon was there, the light was right, etc. It's a jpg sooc so processing a RAW file wasn't possible. That camera doesn't do RAW, by the way.

As for the background, there's a point. It's a contrast to the elegant, seductive packaging of a product that has the power to destroy lives. I don't want to get into an argument about responsible use of legal drugs, etc. The point is the sophistication of marketing in contrast to the gritty reality of a world where such products often live.

I took a few shots in a liquor store a while back, and I was astounded at the lushness of the presentation of these products. I know the guy who owns the store, and and said to him, "It's a good thing I don't drink. If I did, I wouldn't know where to stop given how amazing they make this stuff look."

Here's an example of what I saw in that store...


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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 13, 2014, 09:52:11 PM »
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What possesses someone to hand down a slate of commandments for how other people should behave?

Strikes me as the epitome of arrogance.

I would love to see you say that in a court of law to a judge.

That's nice.

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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:47:07 PM »
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What possesses someone to hand down a slate of commandments for how other people should behave?

Strikes me as the epitome of arrogance.


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No, but I do "Flick my Bic."

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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:21:39 AM »
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Conductor Paraphernalia



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Lenses / Re: Is the new 100-400L II going to be a push/pull after all?
« on: November 10, 2014, 07:41:33 PM »
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Yes, push/pull until you experience a large, tingling sensation.

That's why I sold my 100/400. It was making me go blind!


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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:35:15 AM »
Both!  ::)

Love your ALL IN attitude!!

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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:53:43 PM »
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U.S. History


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One more good reason to not have video. Get the damn video crap outta my camera!!!

One more good reason not to do wedding photography!

And "videographer" seems a bit pretentious for some kid who needs to have his mommy drive him around. Were the bride and groom his babysitters? I'd reserve that term for people like Vincent Laforet.

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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: November 01, 2014, 10:40:58 AM »
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Daylight Night Train


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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: October 29, 2014, 10:48:44 PM »
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I don't approve or disapprove of tagging rail cars. If the rail companies actually saw it as damage, they would put the necessary resources into stopping it. They obviously care very little.

For me, I get to shoot it almost every day as a train comes right past my home here. I've got a gallery with 1600 rail pictures, almost all graffiti.

The guys running the local train got so curious eventually they stopped the train one day and asked me why I was taking the pictures all the time. When I told them it was for the graffiti they said, "Oh, well we'll have to get you some better cars."

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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:58:11 PM »
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One of my graffiti favorites...


Freight Bums





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Couple of thoughts...

1. Moderators should take note. This is the third thread I've seen on this topic. I made the mistake of originating one after one had already been done. Now we have a third -- that I know of. Combine these three?

2. When your first sentence is an ad hominem attack (jackweed? what kind of thing is that to say about a professional photographer?) I have no interest in anything else you have to say. If you can't be reasonable and courteous, at least you should protect your own credibility.

3. Whether or not you like his opinions on what equipment works best for him, he's a guy who bothered to travel to Ethiopia to make a video like this:

http://youtu.be/Py8-bUSrG-k

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