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Forum: General photography discussion 36 Minutes Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 88
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Ethics of candid photos of people

The different laws in place for this sort of thing in different countries are well worth checking before travel.

There are some surprising legal restrictions in some countries: France, Hungary and...
Forum: General photography discussion 41 Minutes Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 88
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Ethics of candid photos of people

Always good to discuss this: thanks for that article, John: very good.

Yes, there are several sometimes competing principles: to 'law' and 'ethics', one should add 'rights' as well.

The right...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By drmarkf
Re: The Peasants are Revolting

“would it be better for me to pose this question in a different part of the forum? Just remembered this is Photo Fair.”
Probably a better idea.
Specifically wrt Paul’s set, the photographer in the...
Forum: Foto Fair 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By drmarkf
Re: The Peasants are Revolting

Great set.
As long as you’re on public land, in the US you are protected by the First Amendment (free speech) and can take any images you like.
Forum: The lounge 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 127
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Lakenheath

Yes.

[And I had 3 collisions and killed 2 children, 3 dogs and a Democrat]
Forum: The lounge 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 127
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Lakenheath

Such is life. I think it's a very positive move for them still to offer visits like that.

I particularly well remember sitting in a small lecture theatre being shown what the pilot of (I think) an...
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Image Resizing

In Cambridge we moved to 1600x1200 when we upgraded our projector last year. We've just held our annual DPI competition for 35 local clubs at this resolution.

I must say I just check sharpening...
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 127
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Lakenheath

Great. I'm amazed to hear they still allow this!

When I was working at Addenbrooke's we got to know an American Infectious Diseases physician at Lakenheath base hospital in the late 1980s, and he...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By drmarkf
Re: One from Frank Lloyd Wright

I'm a big fan of Wright's architecture (although not of his personality!).

I've visited his (amazing) house Fallingwater in the forests near Pittsburg, a number of his houses and other buildings...
Forum: Photo challenges 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By drmarkf
Re: January 2018 Monthly Challenge Weird and Wacky!

Winter light near Waterloo.

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/ShadowiComp.jpg
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 523
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Oh What A Fool I Am

BTW a simple way to check whether you’re going to save anything by splitting a rail journey in to several return stages: https://new.trainsplit.com
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By drmarkf
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017-18

Visited this today at the Natural History Museum in London: well up to its usual stunning standard in my humble opinion. They've maintained the trend in recent years seemingly to favour pictorial and...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 2,367
Posted By drmarkf
Re: What sort of word is that?"

I guess it’s part of being human to generalise from frankly fairly small and superficial details we all notice within our own experience and we all generalise. It’s often not healthy, and risks...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 2,367
Posted By drmarkf
Re: What sort of word is that?"

Well, who knows: welcome to the complete unknown. Maybe in 10 - 15 years time all will be fine and dandy, just so long as the NHS/Social Care/State Pension etc etc have miraculously survived in the...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 2,367
Posted By drmarkf
Re: What sort of word is that?"

Returning delicately to the (probably now neutral) subject of Canada, Kate and I had a great holiday last October in Quebec Province.

We flew in and out of Montreal, a buzzing, cosmopolitan,...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Nasty "PayPal" Phishing Email

Yes, my thoughts too.
You’re depending on him being both competent and unhacked.
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Nasty "PayPal" Phishing Email

Quite right about wasting all that money on a watch: the correct price is $99.99

https://www.jomashop.com/invicta-watch-23060.html
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Hopton Beach.

So sorry, Peter.
Photography can be a great help and comfort at times like this.
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Worst Passwords Enjoy:of the Year 2017

When I first started in the clinical lab at St Thomas’ in 1981 I had to choose a password for the departmental system, and obviously went for fu2.

About 5 years later they upgraded security and...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By drmarkf
Re: OM Zuiko 300mm f4.5

Now sold: many thanks all.
Forum: Accessory talk 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Peak district book

Indeed.

Went to Yosemite last year and tried very hard to come up with some non-clichéd compositions (as well as the hackneyed ones, of course!). I put a couple of quite unusual ones in 2...
Forum: Accessory talk 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Peak district book

I've actually got 'The Photographer's Guide to the Peak District' by E Bowness: I've used it quite a bit on my 3 most recent trips and have found it useful when combined with an OS map and several...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 2,367
Posted By drmarkf
Re: What sort of word is that?"

There is actually some proper scientific medical evidence to support the use of mindfulness in some specific applications for a couple of illnesses.

Not surprisingly, however, it has been taken...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By drmarkf
Re: What comes between 12 and 30?

Yeah. I've had 'zoom anxiety' on the plane over to European city breaks when I've been carrying just one camera body with a 35mm-ish prime.

However, in retrospect I don't think I've ever regretted...
Forum: Olympus Pen-F 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes

paul's is a good choice I think (although not having a Pen-F).

You might try one of the SubUrban Disguise bags as an alternative, which I suspect would give a bit of extra room for...
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