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You're talking to someone who has no biological children, yet deals with many women and takes care of their children as his own.
.    Not sure what this means?  ???

AAphotog...wow, after reading all of your posts, where do I begin.  Let me get this straight, your main point is that the girls consented to the sex and so it's ok?    Let's start there:

1.  We all know that the girl/model should just say "no" and leave...we also all know that we shouldn't smoke, drink excessively, overeat, abuse drugs, have unprotected sex, drive drunk, cheat on your spouse.....etc..etc.   My point is that the girl knows she should say "no" and leave, but it's not that simple.   

2.  Here is the definition of rape in the civilized world.  You seem to not fully understand the definition...especially the part about coercion and deception.

Definition of Rape.  The exact definition of "rape" differs from state-to-state within the U.S. and by country internationally.  Generally, rape is defined as sexual contact or penetration achieved:

without consent, or
with use of physical force, coercion, deception, threat, and/or
when the victim is:
mentally incapacitated or impaired,
physically impaired (due to voluntary or involuntary alcohol or drug consumption)

3.  So with the definition clearly laid out.....how about the young 18-20 girls (I use the word "girls" with purpose) that are being sent to him under contract from their employer, the modeling agency, to work for a high profile photographer.   And when this young girl is faced with his alleged Quid Pro Quo advances...read this part carefully.... then that is sexual harassment.  And, if his alleged words, actions, and suggestions are powerful enough to manipulate/persuade her to make a mistake and consent, then that is a form of rape.

4.  Most people understand that "kids" at 18 to 20 years old often times make some terrible decisions. Faced with a quid pro quo situation when tempted by money, career advancement, fame...etc...some "kids" will make a mistake for which they'll later regret.   The situation shouldn't be brushed aside or dismissed with "don't whine about it" as you wrote.  These people should speak up so maybe it won't happen to the next victim /girl....AND, maybe a DA will take notice. 

5. My last point, why the heck are you arguing so strongly about this subject on this post?   Think about it, you are arguing a point that most here disagree with you on, that take your character and morals into question because of the very sensitive subject at hand (protecting the interests of young/vulnerable women)and you're doing it for absolutely nothing to gain....nothing to gain at all.   Not that bright.  IMO.   

Sorry to be a jerk, but when it comes to people brushing aside and justifying the acts of alleged sexual predators, it really rubs me the wrong way...and many others as you can see.

One last thing.... these are all allegations, and that should be kept in mind.
I havent read this rest, but if you opinion differs from mine, this analogy doesnt work. We know we shouldn't drink nor smoke(which I do neither),but the problem is PEOPLE LIKE TO. I'm sure that you're making a case that these young ladies did NOT want to have sex though.

Ok, I'm reading through your post. Coercion or deception, huh?
I guess MANY men rape women then. How many men are out there claiming to love their women, simply to sleep with them??? Are they all being honest, or simply decieving that woman? So, by your definition, that's rape as well

Here I am with nothing to gain, yet argue my opinion which is against many others, yet its not bright? Simply because its not following everyone elses beliefs? hahaha I guess I should just be a follower then? With that being said, all of the other models slept with him, why should everyone else? You've got to do better, sir.

Key word, ALLEGED.
No one alleged he was a sexual predator with all of these facts BEFORE these women shot with him.
No one said he was a sexual predator WHILE shooting with him
Its only AFTER the fact that these individuals want to jump on this band wagon and state these things to the public.
IM NOT BUYING IT!

You said, maybe they should speak up so a DA can take notice. Why go to the news outlets about it, as opposed to the police then?
It simply doesn't add up

Yes, you should be a follower....you should be a follower of others when you don't know right from wrong and they clearly do.

TR is innocent, these are just allegations....BUT, if the allegations are true, and he is doing what I've described above in point #3, (which is what was written in the online petition and various news articles) and you still don't get how wrong it is....then I don't know what else to say.

Also...if you're just a troll,trying to elicit a reaction on a sensitive subject, then that isn't too bright either.  Because you have and continue to put in writing, on the internet for anyone to see now and in the future, your immoral and very insensitive views on the subject of woman being sexually victimized.  That's just a splendid idea...as I said, real bright, just like your points.

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You're talking to someone who has no biological children, yet deals with many women and takes care of their children as his own.
.    Not sure what this means?  ???

AAphotog...wow, after reading all of your posts, where do I begin.  Let me get this straight, your main point is that the girls consented to the sex and so it's ok?    Let's start there:

1.  We all know that the girl/model should just say "no" and leave...we also all know that we shouldn't smoke, drink excessively, overeat, abuse drugs, have unprotected sex, drive drunk, cheat on your spouse.....etc..etc.   My point is that the girl knows she should say "no" and leave, but it's not that simple.   

2.  Here is the definition of rape in the civilized world.  You seem to not fully understand the definition...especially the part about coercion and deception.

Definition of Rape.  The exact definition of "rape" differs from state-to-state within the U.S. and by country internationally.  Generally, rape is defined as sexual contact or penetration achieved:

without consent, or
with use of physical force, coercion, deception, threat, and/or
when the victim is:
mentally incapacitated or impaired,
physically impaired (due to voluntary or involuntary alcohol or drug consumption)

3.  So with the definition clearly laid out.....how about the young 18-20 girls (I use the word "girls" with purpose) that are being sent to him under contract from their employer, the modeling agency, to work for a high profile photographer.   And when this young girl is faced with his alleged Quid Pro Quo advances...read this part carefully.... then that is sexual harassment.  And, if his alleged words, actions, and suggestions are powerful enough to manipulate/persuade her to make a mistake and consent, then that is a form of rape.

4.  Most people understand that "kids" at 18 to 20 years old often times make some terrible decisions. Faced with a quid pro quo situation when tempted by money, career advancement, fame...etc...some "kids" will make a mistake for which they'll later regret.   The situation shouldn't be brushed aside or dismissed with "don't whine about it" as you wrote.  These people should speak up so maybe it won't happen to the next victim /girl....AND, maybe a DA will take notice. 

5. My last point, why the heck are you arguing so strongly about this subject on this post?   Think about it, you are arguing a point that most here disagree with you on, that take your character and morals into question because of the very sensitive subject at hand (protecting the interests of young/vulnerable women)and you're doing it for absolutely nothing to gain....nothing to gain at all.   Not that bright.  IMO.   

Sorry to be a jerk, but when it comes to people brushing aside and justifying the acts of alleged sexual predators, it really rubs me the wrong way...and many others as you can see.

One last thing.... these are all allegations, and that should be kept in mind.

678
1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 26, 2013, 10:09:16 PM »
Been out shooting awhile, here is a recent favorite

1D-X 70-200



Untitled by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

Nice crapking! 

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Lenses / Re: lens recommendation soccer
« on: November 25, 2013, 08:09:56 AM »
If you're shooting for small prints and online, then the 70-200 or 70-200 with 1.4xiii should work well...just crop more.  The af speed and accuracy, sharpness, and zoom range make the 70-200 the best sport lens ever.  IMO

As Eldar wrote, you can't effectively cover the whole field, so just try to cover the side/area closest to you....and make those shots awesome.

Someday, when looking back on soccer season 2013, do you really want/need hundreds of decent shots or would you rather have a couple dozen awesome shots?   My point is that the 7o-200 combo will get you more of the "awesome" images compared to the other combos you listed.



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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 23, 2013, 05:27:09 AM »
some guy tried barging into one of my rooms while I was at work ... left his mark!

Wow..and the bird wasn't laying dead on the ground after a hit like that?

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: November 22, 2013, 07:49:19 PM »
Food in sight!
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x, 560mm, f6.3, 1/200s, ISO1000

Eldar...are these wild?  Timberwolves are so hard to capture that just getting an image of wild wolves is great.  Nice shot!  Looks like you focused on the Alpha.

I like how you've composed this shot....lynx and wolves are two challenging subjects....impressive work!

If wild, what happened next...did they spot/smell you?

What are they preoccupied with?
The lynx was pure luck. I was out to shoot moose when the lynx came. It has never happened before and I don´t believe I will experience that again, but I sure will try.

The wolfs are wild, but I had some expert help who led me to them. We were in a hideout, with the wind against us, so they did not spot us. There was a crack in the forest to our right and the alpha, which I assume the standing wolf was, jumped to his feet and by the next crack they were gone. Poor moose I guess, but great experience.

Eldar, thanks for sharing.

With the wolf photograph, I cropped it a bit so we could see him up close....the energy/intensity can be felt.

Love the shot.

682
Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 22, 2013, 06:51:13 PM »
I like reading his site....interesting at times, silly at times....take it with a grain of salt.

Anyway, I noticed his monthly subscription rates...$99/month is his highest rate, I wonder how many people pay him $99 a month.....better yet, I'd like to talk to those people and ask them why?

Quite frankly, I doubt he has even one person paying $99/month....anybody think he has one or more doing that?? 

I'm tempted to start a thread, does anybody subscribe to KR monthly?   Why?

Again, I like his site for his info and quirkiness....we are all cast from  a different mold in this life.

683
Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: November 22, 2013, 05:55:10 PM »
Cats will be cats.

Sanj...these are great shots, keep posting.  Great quality!

684
Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: November 22, 2013, 05:42:48 PM »
Food in sight!
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x, 560mm, f6.3, 1/200s, ISO1000

Eldar...are these wild?  Timberwolves are so hard to capture that just getting an image of wild wolves is great.  Nice shot!  Looks like you focused on the Alpha.

I like how you've composed this shot....lynx and wolves are two challenging subjects....impressive work!

If wild, what happened next...did they spot/smell you?

What are they preoccupied with?

685
Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:43:36 PM »
Coyote in Yellowstone NP

interesting tail position….appears to be scared/nervous.  nice capture though!

686
Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:42:15 PM »
All of these beautiful and intersting birds.  How about some love for poultry?!?

i just ate my "love for poultry" about 10 minutes ago….with a dash of salt, garlic, and curry!  ;)

687
1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:35:54 PM »
Here's one from this past weekend in Haines, Alaska.

nice bald eagle shot arbitrage!!  excellent!

since gary samples is on hiatus  ;) with his wonderful eagle shots, this is a welcome and very worthy addition to this post! 

curious..in the US, the bald eagle is our national bird and represents freedom and strength, so with that said, it's obvious why it's such a popular bird here in the US.   

question...is the bald eagle viewed in a similar way in other countries around the world?

thoughts/opinions anybody?

north

688
Sports / Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« on: November 18, 2013, 04:20:36 AM »

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:44:50 PM »
Hello all. New to the forum. I just got the 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM. The budget couldn't stretch to the L but I am loving this lens. Here are a couple as I tested out the lens. Taken with my trusty T1i. Any feedback is welcome.

Hello and welcome, Slyham.

I like your pictures, especially the dandelion 1 and 2.
I think, I'll have to try something similar next year ;)

The Oxalis2 is the one I prefer from these two, because with the little bit bigger distance and the addition of background the composition is more appealing to me.

So, keep it up!

i agree with maximilian...the second dandelion shot is very well done!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:42:28 PM »
RLphoto

This particular shot is just fantastic...would you care to describe how you got this shot?

Thanks

I don't recall all the settings but I think it was

5d3+24 - 105L @ 24mm
1/200th - iso 400 - f/5.6
2x 600rts at full power slightly behind them 45* and 12 ft high
Reflector lying on the ground with me with a cheapo smoke machine providing some drama. I took 12 frames before I got this one. Thanks for asking.

nice job...thanks for sharing the info.  this is a very memorable shot, i bet the couple is happy with it.

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