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Forum: Foto Fair 30th April 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,906
Posted By JohnI
Re: Bird ID Please

A memory trick for white/pied wags . . .

White wag wears a grey shawl,

Pied wag wears a black shawl . . .

John
Forum: Software 23rd April 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By JohnI
Re: Lightroom 5 beta

Does anyone know how large the beta download is?

John
Forum: The lounge 3rd April 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,461
Posted By JohnI
Re: The Great British Class Survey

Hmmmm . . . as Willie the Shake wrote:
Horatio:
He waxes desperate with imagination.

Marcellus:
Let's follow. 'Tis not fit thus to obey him.

Horatio:
Have after. To what issue will this...
Forum: The lounge 1st April 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,118
Posted By JohnI
Re: Where is it going?

. . . and that, dear students, is why we call this time of year "Easter".

Not even in the furthest dark pagan corners of history has it ever been called "Wester", or some other such silly thing.
...
Forum: Foto Fair 31st March 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By JohnI
A Visual Comment

. . . on this "Spring's" Little Shop of Weather Horrors:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Seed_Me_II.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/59024)


John

:eek:
Forum: Foto Fair 31st March 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By JohnI
Re: An uphill struggle

That is one superb B&W.

Is it cropped at all (would be nice if the dark line of the hedgerow truly intersected the upper left corner).


John
Forum: Foto Fair 29th March 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By JohnI
Re: Gone Fishing

. . . looking at the spots (color & pattern) visible on the tail of the beast, that's a Brown Trout (Salmo trutta), and a good one too. Nice pics!

John
Forum: Foto Fair 27th March 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By JohnI
Re: The Big Dig: Part The Second

All -

My thanks for the many good words and encouragement!

None of us is getting any younger, and as banged up as I am from a pretty physical life I am honestly and humbly grateful that I can...
Forum: The lounge 27th March 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
Posted By JohnI
Re: Just slightly proud.

Just slightly proud ? ? ?

Hell, man, I'd be completely over the moon proud with a capital "P" ! ! !

Congratulations to both your daughter and to you, the good parent who helped her grow to her...
Forum: The lounge 25th March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,654
Posted By JohnI
Re: An introductory guide to Modern Economics

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

You have two cows.

One died of thirst and the other froze to death.

The calf previously drowned in a flash flood.


(my humble contribution)
Forum: Foto Fair 25th March 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By JohnI
The Big Dig: Part The Second

You might remember my earlier post, “The Big Dig: Part the First”. This is where I left off at its thrilling finale . . .


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Nellie_Garden_X_rs.jpg...
Forum: Introduce yourself 23rd March 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By JohnI
Re: Hi, from the (not so sunny) Isle of Wight

A third voice in the choir for the original f/3.5 40-150mm (another significant advantage that it has is a metal lensmount, rather than the plastic of the later versions . . .)

I almost hate to...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd March 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By JohnI
Re: Blues

some sharpening, clarity, contrast only . . . the cameras are always on auto WB and I almost never mess with WB when postprocessing.

What it was, was a morning cold enough to freeze a welldiggers...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd March 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By JohnI
Re: Golden Gate Bridge with a mildly funny story...

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was first published in The Rolling Stone on 11 November 1969 . . . my birthday.

The Cosmic Lines of Occurrence are still there . . . just gone feral as any Being...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd March 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By JohnI
Blues

A couple from 12 March; coldcold morning . . .

The Blue Highway:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Blue_Highway_copy.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/58862)

Study...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd March 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By JohnI
Re: Golden Gate Bridge with a mildly funny story...

Stewart -

The only place I know that it finally officially surfaced in print was in HST's "Gonzo" (2007). However, "Gonzo" was a selection of stuff from the '70's through the '90's . . . and I...
Forum: Foto Fair 21st March 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By JohnI
Re: Golden Gate Bridge with a mildly funny story...

I take great comfort - especially when reviewing my catalog of busted or broken parts of my corporeal being - in the following quote from Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. (Yes, the strange and twisted HS...
Forum: Wide angle 1st March 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By JohnI
Re: Lens tips....

You done good; the 11-22mm is a superb piece of glass. its autofocus is especially nice, at least with the copy I had. I only moved it on as it funded a good portion of my 12-60.

Only a couple...
Forum: Foto Fair 1st March 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By JohnI
Re: We're no Different

Ha !

Those photos wouldn't be of a typical day on thread 1022 of a certain other photography forum, would they ?

John
Forum: The lounge 1st March 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By JohnI
Re: What Lenses shall I take.

Saying a small prayer or three for your health . . .

Lenses.

The 11-22mm and 12-60mm are a lovely natural pair. It gets more difficult after that. The 70-300mm gives you the reach for...
Forum: The lounge 1st March 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By JohnI
Re: The Desert Island Dilemma, Part II

Actually, it does function for both landscape and portrait modes from its single position. Think about the geometry involved . . . as I did when designing it.

As for the professional photography...
Forum: The lounge 1st March 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By JohnI
Re: What would you do if money was no object?

Interesting; haven't listened to Alan Watts in years!

I built 35-50 metre superyachts for many years - each one going for anywhere from 12 million USD to 40 million USD. In all, I built about 130...
Forum: The lounge 28th February 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By JohnI
The Desert Island Dilemma, Part II

Derek and John –

O ye of little faith ! !


You're going to get all my tricks out of me before you're done . . .


The arms-length focus/shakiness issue was the first difficulty. ...
Forum: The lounge 28th February 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By JohnI
The Desert Island Dilemma

OK . . . you’re on a desert island,

And you don’t have any of your DSLR kit – it sank with the lifeboat.

You only have your 4S iPhone, which survived because you had it sealed in your...
Forum: The lounge 26th February 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By JohnI
Re: The Biggest Challenge...

It is universal knowledge that you cannot possibly take a good wildlife picture with anything other than a great whacking white lens the size of a wheelie bin.

:cool:

John
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