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  2. unfamiliarlight

    The Mirrorless Nikon D850

    Interesting. I am still running my trusty D700 which chews through batteries very fast in live view and flips the mirror down and up to take the shot. Plus I do not have an articulated screen. So, I have couple of questions and clarifications for you: How is the battery usage when using the D850 this way? Just to be clear when in live view mode the 850 does not flip the mirror down and back up when taking a shot?
  3. Dallas

    Websites For Photographers: The Best Approach

    Thanks Ian. I will check out that plugin.
  4. Vieri

    Majestic Vestrahorn at dusk

    Vestrahorn at dusk, a long exposure taken just before one of my Workshops One-on-One in Iceland last February. Leica SL, Voigtlander 15mm v. III and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  5. Hello Walt, thank you very much for your comment, glad you enjoyed it! Podere Belvedere is a very well known location in Tuscany's Val d'Orcia, and one much photographed as well so I would be lying if I'd say that I just "happened onto" the scene I have been there many times in different seasons, photographing it under different weather conditions and different light (see my last post for a different version of the scene). This is a particular favourite of mine for the mood it has Best regards, Vieri
  6. Vieri

    Spectacular Reynisfjara beach at sunrise

    Thank you very much indeed, glad you liked it! Best regards, Vieri
  7. Vieri

    An incredible Tuscan sunrise

    Thank you very much Dallas, glad you enjoyed it! Best regards, Vieri
  8. unfamiliarlight

    Websites For Photographers: The Best Approach

    Well written and informative @Dallas. I have been using WordPress for a while too. My web site www.unfamiliarlight.com is made using a variation on the 2017 theme from WP itself. I have used Rocket Theme for another web site and I agree professionally done themes can be very powerful. If you have some technical aptitude and a desire to learn you can do what I did and start with a stock theme and create a child theme and make some tweaks to create your own. Either way the benefits are there over the WMS (love the short form). In regards to security that @fafield pointed out or the SEO capabilities that you mentioned a great resource for keeping up with all things Word Press is the podcast for the gallery plug-in I use https://www.imagely.com/podcast/. BTW I recommend their gallery plug-in as well.
  9. Dallas

    Durban

    Photos in and around my home town.
  10. Nick-on, Nyk-on, Neek-on. One of them is how the Japanese say it. I'm in the first group.
  11. I haven’t seen much of his work, but what I see from the video looks spiffing. Perhaps I’m turning into a grumpy old geezer. Americans as a people are a generous gregarious bunch of coves, just need to teach them to talk proper like what I does. 😉
  12. Joe is a member here, Mike, as are many other Americans... #justsaying
  13. Mr. Edelman has a very irritating voice! And typically for an American constantly mis-pronounces the Nikon name. That said he does make some very good photos. I have been sorely tempted by u4/3, but went down a different road!
  14. Bari

    50/1.2 goes nude

    Excellent
  15. @Joe Edelman posted a video on his first 6 months shooting with Olympus after switching from Nikon. He makes many of the same conclusions I did 5 years ago.
  16. Dallas

    12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S

    I recently received one of these lenses together with a Panasonic GM1. It is actually a really nice little lens! Sharpness is very good and being as small as it is makes it an ideal lens to travel around with casually.
  17. I believe that they have now allowed users to switch off the annoying preset preview when hovering over the preset lists. I stopped downloading the releases when they wanted to replace 7.2 (which works exactly the way I need it to) so I am not sure if they have also taken care of the performance issues that were happening even after switching those previews off. What I discovered was that even though the screen wasn't showing the preset in the loupe, the system was still processing it as if it was, which was causing a drop in performance. This caused the selected preset to lag behind when moving the cursor across lists of them. Annoying enough for me to not install 7.4. Let me know what your thoughts are on the latest release. PS you need to join this club to post a reply to this topic.
  18. Dallas

    Pre-Solstice Paddle

    I really don't like this font you're using, Merlin.
  19. Yesterday
  20. merlin

    Pre-Solstice Paddle

    After a three-week layoff, our river trip took us some 5 or so miles upstream to Cochiti Canyon. Navigation was very tricky due to lower water levels and therefore lots more above and below water sandbanks. But our 18 seasons of experience paid off handsomely. Sightings included Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese, Western Grebes, Spotted Sandpipers, Ravens, Turkey Vultures, Cliff and Violet-Green Swallows still feeding their young, various ducks, and a Beaver and Avocet. And there were butterflies and some wildflowers at our luncheon stop. It is always an amazing experience to see the ever-changing new channels carved by the river, and be amongst the rock cliffs and other elements of Nature in stillness and solitude. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
  21. Dallas

    Dormant Accounts Removal

    I think I want to throw myself off a tall structure. So just when I think I have all the software wrinkles ironed out, new ones take the place of the old ones. Today I finally got to send off the bulk email for the final notification of members who's accounts fall into the dormant category (some 12k members). Halfway through sending it, the email details "disappeared" from my control panel which links in to the 3rd party that sends them off. It quite literally vanished in front of my eyes during page refreshes. However, over on the SMTP provider's control panel I see that emails are in fact being sent (Fotozones' system drip feeds these through to them and they send the email on our behalf). I see here on the recent visitor log that many members are logging in so I decide to check that the control panel in the admin side of Fotozones is showing the same names. Some are there, others are not. 😩 To say that I am now battle worn would be an understatement. So, until I can get the software vendors for Fotozones to explain why these discrepancies exist I cannot begin the dormancy exercise on 1 July. I apologise for the confusion it must be causing members who are logging in to make sure their accounts are retained come D-Day but rest assured I will not be clicking the "prune" button until I am 100% certain that no current accounts are considered dormant. Right now I am waiting on feedback from them and I will keep the community posted should I need to move the date out. Hopefully we can resolve this before then.
  22. Mike G

    Interval comestibles

    Of course you do, I was!
  23. Dallas

    An incredible Tuscan sunrise

    Amazing!
  24. Hugh_3170

    Interval comestibles

    I feel hungry all of a sudden.................
  25. Hugh_3170

    Tundra Blossoms

    Hi Walton, judging by the moss on the fence post, I'd say that this scene is probably from the West Coast of the NZ South Island. I grew up in the South East corner of this island. ************************ I have PM'ed you on the 60mm lens and its review that you mentioned to me in this link: https://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-39-best-lenses-for-micro-four-thirds-cameras-2018-30039 Certainly great for its intended purpose (macro) and also portraiture & landscape. It is also relatively light - in keeping with the M43 ethos and not a heavy one to take with you when on foot.
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