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Messages - Jim Saunders

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I sincerely hope CPC gets themselves squared away and makes you good on your losses; I enjoyed renting a lens from you recently and having mail as an option (over the flakey local couriers) was a distinct perk.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:47:21 AM »
I am so sorry to hear that some on this forum have been concerned about the potential for something like the behavior mentioned in the CL ad to occur in their own lives. I believe that anyone who does this type of destruction to their own or someone else's property in a fit of anger has serious anger and emotional issues. I'm not qualified to diagnose the specific ones, but the specifics don't matter.

What does matter is that this type of violence against property can easily escalate to violence against people.

If anyone on this forum or anyone you know is with someone with this type of anger/emotional issues, please get out.  Call a hotline, a friend, or the police. Protect yourself. The person doing this does not have emotional maturity but he or she may be great at manipulating your emotions. Do not let this person rationalize his or her behavior or blame it on you. This type of behavior is completely unacceptable.

This book is on my reading list and comes highly recommend by a writer at the Washington Post: Gavin de Becker's The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence

http://www.amazon.com/Other-Survival-Signals-Protect-Violence/dp/0440508835/ref=la_B001HCVD06_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406606619&sr=1-1


Game set and match.

Jim

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Well now...

The Milau viaduct.
Copenhagen again.
A few particular beaches in France.
Those idyllic mountain valleys in Switzerland.

etc.

Jim


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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:50:18 PM »
As much as this is a golden opportunity for some ghoulish more or less-humour, I'll simply opine that a divorce seems imminent.

Jim

...and after the divorce he lived happily ever after with his shiny new 1Dx and an assortment of Ls.

The end.

To think, instead of engagement ring - wedding ring - suffering it could have been red ring, red ring, red ring...  ;D

Jim

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:12:11 PM »
As much as this is a golden opportunity for some ghoulish more or less-humour, I'll simply opine that a divorce seems imminent.

Jim

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:35:05 PM »
Not quite as dangerous or ferocious as Edward's African big game animals.

Unless you're a cricket!

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:30:58 PM »
This is what happened to me last year on a SAA flight, flying Business Class, Niarobi to JoBurg.

Apparently it is where white lenses go to die as well.   :-\

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:55:19 PM »
I'd make sure they're cool with that many lithium batteries, too.

Jim

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Site Information / Re: Ominous
« on: July 27, 2014, 01:28:08 AM »
Something something but when you shoot :)

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 11:03:34 PM »


Depending on your plans, you may be able to locate post offices in advance, and work that into your schedule.
You can courier things from just about any major hotel that you are staying at and a great number of them can mail things for you as well. A lot of people send postcards from hotels and the system is in place (usually) to mail stuff out.

I don't plan to hotel it every night, but I'll keep both of these in mind.  I do like it when a plan starts to congeal!

Jim

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:27:08 PM »
T-Bird on a stick!

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:15:08 PM »
Jim, my thought is that you are going to need 100 16 GB thumb drives, they are not huge, but why not get some 64GB thumb drives, you can then send home 3-6 days worth of shooting at a time.  Save on postage as well.

25 of the 64 GB drives would cost about $750, while 100 of the same brand 16 GB Drives runs about $900.   

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Cruzer-Frustration-Free-Packaging--SDCZ36-016G-AFFP/dp/B007JR5368/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1406425965&sr=1-1&keywords=thumb+drives

I'm sure that you can get less expensive ones, or a deal on a large quantity, but there will be a difference in cost as well as how many you need to carry.  You might be able to sell 64GB drives for more as well.


Considering the notable point raised earlier that getting to a post office daily might eat up a lot of time (if they aren't convenient to train stations etc.) this is worth investigating. 

I don't mind the postage - potentially a variety of interesting stamps when I get home - but the adventure of finding a post office could well turn into a chore pretty quickly.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:11:00 PM »

Nothing thorny about it, you're absolutely right.  I just thought I'd throw out something you might not have considered.

Enjoy your trip, and I hope it's not the only time you're able to travel to Europe.

It wasn't your input which sat wrong  :)  It is being patronized which does, and I think that is a pretty universal reaction.

In any case I have some new ideas to consider, and I appreciate them.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:36:29 PM »
I appreciate the many replies.  To get a thorny issue out of the way first, where I travel and for how long is my business.

Now then, Neuro's math is of course spot-on but consider shooting video (perhaps with a GoPro as well for the walking parts) and the data load grows quickly.  Planning for that much data is planning conservatively, I don't suggest that every day will make for full cards.  Some days will be so of course, some will be train rides all over the place - you should see how much coverage Eurail has!

I have been to Europe before, but it was with work and I had only film point & shoots to work with; this time I mean to get it right.

In the meantime the staff work continues; it isn't planning the invasion of Europe... Well I guess it is.  Anyway I'll have a look at that Hyperdrive mentioned, anything which simplifies my life gives me more time to look out the window and enjoy myself.

Jim

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Note to self:  Tuck that one in a grey cell somewhere.

Jim

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