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You can face someone and not ever look at them. For example, try this. Look out the front of the bus. Do you notice cars passing by outside the window? Do you see people on the left and right of the bus? You’re not looking at them are you.
Do you know what a wide angle lense is? That means it covers… a wide angle! That means you can even move your head 45 degree AWAY from the person and you’d still see them.
Even using my 40mm lense, which is NOT wide angle, on a bus, I can point it slightly towards the window and still record everything happening in front of the bus. With my 28mm, I can record Everything in the bus in front of me and not even have it pointed down the center!
Not. difficult. to. under. stand.
about 20 hours ago on Google on Glass privacy: 'If I'm recording you, I have to stare at you' 2 replies 1 recommend
I think maybe Google doesn’t understand its audience but is rather chasing after facebook’s audience.
The early G+ adopters were people who cared about the quality of their photos (relative to facebook). But this new “machine language” shit would not appeal at all to any one of the early adopters (IMO). The people for whom it would make sense to use these auto tags and auto enhance are people who generally don’t give a flying fork what their photos look like as long as it’s got “cool instagram filters”. And even then, very few of the general pics I see on facebook every day are even instaagram filtered.
The people who care, won’t care for these features. The people for whom these features would work best for, don’t care how their photos look anyway!
I’m actually looking forward to hearing about it. I don’t think it will go anywhere though. They have 2 days to present their case and so far, the only thing left as far as we know:
1. inconsistency of police reports at the scene.
2. His bags were packed & he was only days away from flying back to the USA.
so pretty much this is leading exactly to what I had surmised in earlier postings on this story. None of it made any sense as an assassination.
nexus devices account for a small piece of the android pie. there are countless more devices that are not nexus; and they crash and are unstable. This is not hard to understand. This is not something ppl need to make up or exaggerate either. They just need to use their android devices to see it in action.
basically what you are saying is, no matter how fast MS releases updates “THEY ARE TOO SLOW”. That’s how I’m reading it.
The fact is, we’re getting updates. REAL updates; not experimental fixes and beta features that need another 5 iterations to work properly or even run smoothly.
Google has yet to release a properly functioning OS. They are all just incremental fixes that don’t actually work well. You have to just BUY a new phone with 4 or 8 processors.
I just didn’t buy the whole “blood of Khan” resurrecting Kirk thing. It really spoiled the sacrifice. Also, a few minor scenes that seemed overly set up like the Ohura mentioning she should go speak with the Klingons. Felt more like they were trying to give her screen time. Otherwise I felt the movie was a great watch.
Cumberbatch was perfect for the role.
2 days ago on 'Star Trek Into Darkness' — a spoiler-heavy discussion 1 reply 3 recommends
I’d say the surface was even more limited. You could only buy it at a MS store; which is… nowhere. Then they released it in a couple retailers. Only in North America. The only other place they were selling was in the Uk I believe. Pretty difficult to get.
perfect! Love the shot. Everything here works for me.
yeah love the shot. When I first saw the shots, I thought they were real trucks, but wondering why they looked like toys. The angle is great + capturing it mid turn with the gravel flying is really nice. the back even sinks into the ground for the turn.
thanks guys, this is exactly the kind of advice I’m looking for when I post my stuff here. I’m around this area pretty often so I may try another set with this as long as the weather will cooperate; weather is horrifically unpredictable here.
The other day, it was a clear day, golden hour, I went downstairs to the shop & saw how beautiful the light was, ran back upstairs, came down & it was raining! 3 minutes!
I’m a happy Nik customer but I suspect Google will waste the purchase. This is just one example of it. When I read about it, I kind of knew this was going to be their approach.
What puzzles me is, there are plenty of apps & developers who are already making consumerish filters – specifically, why take Nik and do THIS with them? It’s such a wasted potential.
Also, with my 24MB RAW files, I just don’t ever see the day when I’ll be using the “cloud” to process my photos. Cloud processing will be the realm of the general consumer; not specialists like photographers/designers.
16mm Kit lense
Particularly like this shot because of how bright and cheery a back alley can be. If you pixel peep, there’s problems with resolution & softness outside the center. Can’t expect much from a kit lense & partially my fault. I should have stopped to f5 or 6 where this lense performs the best at. Had plenty of leeway to work with since it was already a 1/4000 sec shot.
Live & learn.
I’m a trekkie but I agree with you. the premise of Star Trek is nice but ultimately quite bland and just doesn’t make for very good story telling – which is why they have to always “end in fisticuffs and phaser fights”.
Other really good sci fi I rank better than core Star Trek are shows like Lexx, Battle Star Galactica and Voyager (Star Trek Universe) and plenty more.
Star Trek has become somewhat of a soap opera for nerds. Nothing wrong with it but it does lack excitement; which I why I liked Abrams reimagining so much. It’s exciting. It does away with “diplomacy”. Sure, maybe not as cerebral as core star trek, but definitely more fun to watch.
I like this because I saw something different from what others saw. I thought you were taking a self portrait in the window & the guy was watching you think you’re shooting him. Either way it works for me.
that is just lovely. The tones are just superb. I’m going to agree on the green as well.
I prefer this treatment. I also like the complexity of the scene but have to say, working with a similar type of treatment, I have found that if applying it, it becomes more important that the composition is very strong. Once we do low contrast & pull detail out, the composition and subject/scene has to work much harder to draw your attention.
Sometimes my shots aren’t all that strong so I cheat & just crush the shadows then do some curves to grayscale the blacks. You get similar treatment but without the detail.
Like I said, cheating =p
Well comparing him to a robber baron quite says you think he’s not that complex. Bill was a ruthless businessman. I think everyone growing up through that period understood that; but he wasn’t some murderous criminal mastermind intent on stealing your money.
Also, in business, especially global business, there’s not one company out there with dirty hands. Not one. Gates also created thousands upon thousands of jobs for people.
I think you have the basic gist of it. It’s never as black & white as we think. Also, I’m pretty sure no one has been assassinated or beaten with clubs in a dark alley by order from MS or Gates.
that’s like saying money solves all problems. You think having some cash means anything to a kid whose father abandoned him/her?
When a person is perpetually making these kinds of purposeful “mistakes” and then perpetually always having to go back & deal with it, that’s not a class act. It really isn’t. A class act is someone righteous and from the point he realises his mistakes, corrects them and moves on the path of righteousness forevermore. Not someone who does it when its convenient.
By any standards applied to any other person, most people would consider Jobs to be the worst kind of douchebag. It’s only because he’s Jobs that you guys make excuses for him.
adobe’s suites are all industry specific. That means only industry people, by in large, use their software. there’s a lot but not so much that they make up a larger base than Office users. It’s still considered a niche market.
Only photoshop is truly universal and frankly, only industry people can afford it. It’s still considerably more niche than Office.
Want to test that theory out? Go to an Ad agency, count the number of OSX machines, now count how many copies of Office are installed and how many of Adobe’s suites are installed. In general, they’ll only be on the designers machines. Designers consititute maybe 20% of an ad agency man power. Possibly even less.
You think those guys surfing facebook at Starbucks all day on their MBP and MBA have photoshop?
5 days ago on An emotional Bill Gates details his last visit with Steve Jobs 1 reply 5 recommends
Gates & Job are 2 sides of the same coin. Like he said, they practically grew up and grew old together. Bitter rivals yes, but it’s hard not to see how much respect they had for each other.
And from interviews and writings, it’s hard not to notice that both Bill & Steve really feel like they are true rivals; the “other guys” just weren’t worthy enough for either of them. There are some philosophical belief systems that state your most bitter enemy is actually your true, life long friend.
Ever notice, despite the crazy fanboi wars, that Apple & MS are actually the best of friends? Deal with MS and you’re proof against Apple (legally) and vice versa.
5 days ago on An emotional Bill Gates details his last visit with Steve Jobs 2 replies 6 recommends
These companies aren’t lying but what they are doing is picking out the cream of the crop of their photos taken in the most ideal situation and light. Under those circumstances, most phone cameras from the last 8 years can do extremely well.
But the reality is, when put to task in your own hands, UNLESS you meet those same conditions with good light, you will hardly ever get similar results.
This isn’t like m4/3, mirrorless or DLSR cameras. These proper cameras, you pick it up any time, any day, any condition and they will ALWAYS give you stunning results even if you just lift and press. To take bad photos with these cameras, you need to be a very poor photographer.
With smartphones, it’s a lot more effort to make a good picture, but it can be done – provided you meet its minimum standards.
I didn’t even need to do all that.
Use metro away from the desk.
Use desktop at the desk. I have a start button replacement but to be frank I hardly use it at all. It’s quite redundant at this point.
At this time, you can find EM5 prices for less or similar to the EP5.
the EP5 is really just an OMD EM5 Lite. Same sensor, IBIS, a few extra goodies but ultimately mostly just a lower end EM5 but you’re right, vastly better than the EP3.
I’d like to see that as well. The OMD is still the better option of these 2 since pricing is the same. And to be honest, even with an OMD update, I’m so happy with mine, I really don’t see or feel the need to upgrade any time soon.
it’s a valid design. There’s nothing wrong with those retro designs. They are timeless. The opposite direction is to go the direction sony went with the NEX lines; which is to design for a more modern audience – but THAT is also rife with people complaining how it looks and works too much like computers. You know, apart from a big lense in front, they don’t even actually look like cameras.
The middle ground are filled by people like Samsung and normal DSLR designs; also coming with its own detractors.
Suffice to say, you have more options in design now than ever before; I fail to see why the QQ over it.
8 days ago on Olympus announces PEN E-P5, a Micro Four Thirds camera with 1963 looks and 2013 specs 1 reply 1 recommend
that’s assuming it’s even a cool idea. there’s a reason why there is negative buzz around it. Just because one person thinks something is cool doesn’t actually make it cool for someone else.
Glass will live or die by its own merit despite detractors; provided it is any good and can overcome some of the inherent problems with it.
If you actually look at this genre in Japanese invention, they have really USEFUL, really clever inventions that no one will ever use because while they may serve to fix a problem, they look ridiculous. Instead it spawned its own niche of people just creating cool inventions that no one will ever use.
It’s still a problem with Android. They basically dump as much hardware as humanly possible at it but it still doesn’t fix the fundamental problems with the way it was designed.
You know people, still to this day, say the GS3 is lag free and super smooth. It really isn’t. I have one with only a dozen apps installed and I keep telling people that the GS3 is FAST but it’s not smooth. It still lags. One of the worst places it happens is still in the keyboard area. There’s ALWAYS a delay or stutter of some sort.
Even if you ran android on an i7 CPU, I still doubt you’d get It to be smooth.
who didn’t see a delay coming? Honestly?
LOL holy crap these are superbly hilarious!