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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:53:45 PM »
.......did not know that there was such a thing as a Photographer's Ephemneris (gazoontite!). ....
TPE for desktop used to be a separate and free, standalone app. As you saw, it now runs straight in a browser, still free.

TPE is also available as an Android app for $5.00 USD, iThing app for $9.00 USD.

I just tried the desktop browser version on my android tab and phone. Well, it launches ok but I wouldn't consider that version useable on either of those platforms.
The $5 app works a treat though, one of my few paid for apps.
I was surprised to learn that once an android app is paid for, it's paid for by the user, not the device(s). I paid once, it's on all four of my androids. There's possibly a limit to this, I haven't found it yet.
One of those dumb "you can tell a real photographer by...." posts or blogs somewhere a while back included having TPE on the phone. A bit over the top statement I think, still a pretty darn cool app.
I see the same dev also has a Photographer's Transit that hooks into TPE kind of like LR and PS hook to each other. No android version though, only for iThings.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Who owns the photo?
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:26:41 PM »
Some more.....

The MSN article linked above states in part....
"......When a monkey commandeered a nature photographer’s camera on a small Indonesian island a few years ago, the results were extraordinary....."
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wikimedia's page at
states in part......
“.......A photographer left his camera unattended in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia........ “
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David J Slater's website,
remember, he was the guy that was there, states in part....

"…...So I put my camera on a tripod with a very wide angle lens, settings configured such as predictive autofocus, motorwind, even a flashgun, to give me a chance of a facial close up if they were to approach again for a play.  I duly moved away and bingo, they moved in, fingering the toy, pressing the buttons and fingering the lens.  I was then to witness one of the funniest things ever as they grinned, grimaced and bared teeth at themselves in the reflection of the large glassy lens. …..
…....They played with the camera until of course some images were inevitably taken!  I had one hand on the tripod when this was going on......"

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Slater's version does not sound at all like MSN's “commandeered”, nor wikimedia's “ unattended”.
... macaque's owners....

The macaque is wild, owns its own self.
Hey Slater!!
Should you happen to stumble on this, GREAT PHOTOS!!

Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:54:36 PM »
...I remember placing those disposable 35mm film cameras at each table when my wife and I got married.  I was expecting a lot of shots to be bad, but I wasn't expecting THAT many shots to be bad.  I'm pretty sure it was not worth the cost of those disposable cameras and the cost of processing the film for what we got out of it. ....
Many years back at my Niece's wedding, my task was to walk my Sister down the aisle, sit in the front row with her. Had my Pentax LX with a Tokina 28-85, nothing else but a few rolls. Thanks to my front row seat, I did 'scoop' the pro on a few shots, but overall, I was there to party, not to shoot.
The pro did just fine.
My sister had done the same with disposables, the throw aways from my Pentax were better than anything and everything from the disposables.
The only thing we got from the disposables was the lesson to not do that again.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Who owns the photo?
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:27:24 PM »
....Wiki argues.....
^^ Key phrase.

Remove Slater's camera from the chain of events and there are no photos.
Had Slater and his camera not been on scene, there'd be no photos.
Has B&H or Adorama ever made a single sale to any crested black macaque?
Has anyone ever sold even a single banana or peanut to a crested black macaque?

Or, had Slater kept the photos to himself, wikiwhatever wouldn't have them to publish.
Doesn't seem to me that the wikifreetards have any reasonable logic to argue with.
Crested black macaques don't kill people take photographs, photographers with cameras do.
If you set up a remote camera with a motion sensing trigger, does the trigger (if inanimate objects could) own the rights? The trigger maker? The camera maker? The owner of the camera and the trigger?
Back in some Olympics or another, immediately following a major event, Usain Bolt 'borrowed' a pro photographer's camera, shot a few frames, his Body English implied, "here, let me get you a few shots from a perspective not available to you, I'll give it right back". Of course I have no idea what was actually said by Bolt and the photographer. Who owns those?
wikigreedia, can't get their own so steal. Sounds like bullying to me.
Photos are Slater's.
Wikipedia, you took them and used them using flawed self interest based logic, step up, compensate, admit, apologize in that sequence and order of importance. Freeloading another's work is theft.

The only thing public domain about these photos is wikipedia's contention that they are so.
Supporting, promoting and engaging in unauthorized appropriation of another's work and/or property is not fighting against censorship, it's theft
Lawyers don't argue for truth, honor, justice, integrity or even Law, they argue to win.
The best debaters can argue either side of an issue and still win either way. Both conclusions cannot be correct.
The best lawyers are the best debaters, the best debaters can make the best lawyers.

Some exif data extracted from.....

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 07, 2014, 11:21:54 AM »
You could get good light like this very early for your image or..on a translucent cloud day may work for always a matter of serendipity and I have found obsession and perseverance helps.....
The pin is pretty close to the stone, no more than a few rows off one way or another.
So many Valiant Warriors there, still proudly in formation even in death.

I don't want you thinking I have no photos of the site yet, I do have several. Just none since it's most recent and final changes that were near to finalized when I was there last.
It is a long drive, an emotional visit both personally and patriotically.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:13:36 AM »
.....Here is a moody one....

I'm quite enjoying your silk mill still lifes.
This one in particular brought to mind a similar composition of a very different subject that I'm long overdue pursuing, capturing, acquiring and that's the head stone marking Mom and Dad in a U.S. Military Cemetery. I doubt I'll have lighting like yours.

Thanks for the inspiration. Consider this a positive commentary on the unpredictability of human emotional responses to our photographic art work.

Post Processing / Re: Merging Multiple Exposures
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:33:14 AM »
Off topic already here, sort of.

One solution to balancing the far different light levels between the bright outside and the comparatively dark interior is a simple Strobist technique.
On full manual (using live view if you have it) expose for the bright exterior, then bounce a flash (or more for a large interior) on ETTL, done.
And all done in camera, no layering needed.
We now return this thread back to it's original "Merging" topic.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 12:47:21 PM »
......You must be a dentist.
i hadda dee layed ree acchon

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 12:17:43 PM »
.....Nikon/Photo Rumors guy seems to have more reliable and better sources...

noun: rumour; plural noun: rumours; noun: rumor; plural noun: rumors

    a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.

A rumor then, is anything but a true indicator of anything.
The more outlandish and preposterous a statement, the better rumor it can be.
What you might be looking for is or
If you're seeking reliable rumors, I'm pretty good at making isht up.
Canon's long anticipated 3D will use a true 60x45 MF Foveon type sensor and is scheduled to hit stores on October 32, 2014.

Photography Technique / Re: Non-competitive Bay Area photo clubs?
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:24:27 PM »
Frederic Larson, a long time photo journalist for the Chronicle regularly promotes Friends of Photography.
You might also want to contact Keeble & Shuchat in Palo Alto, see if they've got any club references.

Photography Technique / Re: Issues with focus stacking
« on: August 05, 2014, 04:44:08 PM »
The 6D has a multi-shot noise reduction feature that allows you to take up to 9-images that it then converts into a final noise-reduced jpeg. Maybe they are talking about this feature? It may also explain why the results are consistently blurry.....
D'oh on me then. Just a few days back I was trying to figure out how to do exactly that, your post jolted me straight towards the answer I sought, thanks.

I'm not imaging this feature to be at all useful for focus stacking though, am I missing something else?

Photography Technique / Re: Issues with focus stacking
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:32:10 PM »
....... My 6D has a feature that stacks up to 9 images......
....... Is a macro slider rail requisite?.......

Um, your 6D does what? I find no such feature in mine, is ML on your 6D? Please tell where did you find such a feature?
A slider rail is one option, one method, maybe the better choice, I'm not qualified to to make that call.
Do check out this thread, first attempts at macro stacking, let's see some stuff. (beginners only please), though I think there are a few posts from members with more than beginner level experience.

Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:24:26 AM »
Not the official photographer?
Then just the 50, be everywhere while staying out of the way.

EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR Camera
« on: August 03, 2014, 05:03:10 PM »
....... Do you always have new Ferrari model.......
I think this is a poor allegory.
If I was to ever be in the Ferrari ownership demographic, certainly I'd always want the latest.
Contrarily, Sony and Apple too are completely safe from any and all concerns regarding dispersal of any funds earned from me, and, sorry Ferrari, you'll only ever earn my money in my dreams.
Canon, you already have too much from me, I promise there'll be more.

Landscape / Re: The Antelope Navajo Under ground cave, ARIZONA, usa.
« on: August 03, 2014, 04:52:02 PM »
Dear friend Surapon Sir with a Master's vision and patient Wife,
These photos are absolutely stunning, just gorgeous, I can't think of enough superlatives to describe the awe these photos inspire for me.
I think you have enough stunning work right here to open a gallery or submit to a local gallery.
<start joke>... I don't see any blueprints in the back ground, how can we know you are really Surapon posting these and not some imposter who's stolen his log in?

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