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Re: Where's the Phototalk random thread?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 07:52:07 am »
And the future of drones http://www.flyability.com/product/  - a device proof against collisions able to bodly go

Re: Where's the Phototalk random thread?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 08:57:45 am »

tonycollinet

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Re: Where's the Phototalk random thread?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 08:42:27 am »
And the future of drones http://www.flyability.com/product/  - a device proof against collisions able to bodly go

Still gonna get stuck in the trees though - possibly worse than conventional.

T42

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Re: Where's the Phototalk random thread?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 11:13:21 am »
Now they need a bit of programming and to remove the lattice from the video.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: Where's the Phototalk random thread?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 10:22:24 pm »
If I put together a collection of my photos, I'd have a porkfolio.

Jaded

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Re: Where's the Phototalk random thread?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 10:33:23 pm »
If we haven't got one there probably isn't a need for one.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2016, 11:42:03 pm »

T42

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2016, 07:48:20 am »
^^^ Ta. Duly pinched.
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But hold the oysters.

clarion

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2016, 10:14:21 am »
Amazing.  I've seen a few before, but the detail is fascinating
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LEE

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 12:18:42 pm »
London photos from the 1870's

http://mashable.com/2016/03/03/street-life-london/

Fabulous photos.

What I can't help notice is that nobody in those images seems represented by ANY period drama I have ever seen.

Some of the dress is more reminiscent of "The Old West" than London. 

Has our impression of period dress been misguided by the fact that photography, especially portraits, were a preserve of the better-off?

Just as every period car in a TV drama is an immaculate, shining example (TV cars are sourced from enthusiasts who polish them relentlessly, Ergo. No rusty cars on TV), it seems that everyone in a period drama had access to a Washing Machine and Showers.  There's a general absence of grime which seems ubiquitous in these images.
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

T42

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2016, 01:14:29 pm »
It was the hats that surprised me, like a cross between a bowler and a bobbie's helmet.  And did you notice the built-up shoe the cough-lozenge peddler was wearing?
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But hold the oysters.

clarion

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2016, 01:23:57 pm »
Yes, the hats were remarkable.  I wonder if the photographer was particularly focussing on the Italian community.
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fruitcake

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2016, 04:18:40 pm »
grime which seems ubiquitous in these images.

Much of it will be coal dust. There was a TV documentary series a few years ago where two men and a woman took over a farm and lived as Victorians, with 19th century technology and gender roles, as they recorded their thoughts. The woman spent most of her time either cleaning clothing or cleaning the house which became dirty very quickly. Wiping the coal dust and soot from the surfaces every day, she realised how much of Victorian life was determined by the heating technology.

When I looked through these images, it struck me how many of those people are working with their hands in some kind of craft in the street. And those streets are spaces to be used (for making and selling stuff), rather than just spaces to travel through.

Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2016, 05:17:45 pm »
Worth clicking on this for the photo of Tesla, really

http://www.boredpanda.com/rare-historical-photos/

(If you don't agree I'll give you your money back)

Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2016, 07:05:41 pm »
Some moving images there. The protestant and Catholic graves struck a cord. Together in life divided in death. So sad.
the slower you go the more you see

thing1

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2016, 10:08:55 pm »
Stanford prof puts his entire digital photography course online, free

http://www.diyphotography.net/stanford-professor-puts-entire-digital-photography-course-online-free/

Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2016, 02:02:26 pm »
http://www.thomasjmueller.de/kanton/

No prices, but it looks interesting - 35mm / 120 - Colour / B&W - OK, most use for colour but if you had it, why not B&W. Torn between signing up and not wanting to know.

David Martin

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2016, 10:34:02 pm »
I have been asked for the use of one of my pictures of Dundee by a local architectural practice as the background to a crazy golf hole.
This is part of the Festival of Architecture and they want to print it at 4.8m wide. https://www.foa2016.com/events/2016-october-1-crazy-golf-architecture

Needless to say it is the "it's for charity and we aren't making a penny" plea, so as the hole is demolished after the tour I have negotiated that I keep the printed backdrop. I'm sure our museum services or outreach folk would be more than happy to receive it :)

The pic in question is nightview wide_w by David Martin, on Flickr and is on 4x5" velvia 50 so scans to about 10k pixels wide and 8k high.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

T42

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2016, 11:23:22 am »
Photophobia: last time the missus went running with my daughter in Strasbourg she left her camera at home. "I don't want the abuse" was her reason.

I've done a few shoots in town centres and never had a problem. Anyone else had?
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But hold the oysters.

Jaded

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2016, 12:33:30 am »
Got another photo on the BBC Your Photos of Scotland this week page.
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T42

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2016, 09:24:09 am »
PC 2017 CC build 20161012.r53.x64 no longer wants to copy certain vector shapes.

Select layer containing shape / ctrl+A / ctrl+C / change to destination file / ctrl+V ==> SFA.
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hellymedic

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2017, 05:10:53 pm »
Diamondgeezer's blog today tells of Bob Dylan's 'adoption' of one of his images.
http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk

T42

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Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2017, 04:54:26 pm »
Fed up with piddling zoom on my cycling camera. It goes from 28mm equiv (which is nice) to 128, which means that any wildlife I want to snap looks like a flea on an elephant.

I want a camera that's

a: weather-sealed
b: has a 30x zoom,
c: Gorilla glass over the LCD,
d: a viewfinder, and
e: a 20 Mp sensor (I'm not greedy); and
f: weighs less than 250g

Is that so hard, O Lord?  Crikey, I'd even pay a pound for it.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Phototalk random thread
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2017, 10:07:45 am »
;D
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