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    An image shot during a balloon ride, at about 650m height. Olympus E-M10II + Panasonic 8-18mm f2.8-4
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    Iceland is so amazing, landscapes and geology are unforgettable, but what makes all the difference is the light - it's just spectacular, and unlike any other light I have ever worked with. This is Reynisfjara Beach at sunrise, taken during a Workshop I led in Iceland last February. Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
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    The necessary changes to the forum software have now all been completed, so this project is back on track to be implemented on 1 July. Based on preliminary searches of the user database we will be left with just under 1000 members, as opposed to the 13507 currently registered. This might seem like quite a severe chop in membership, which I suppose it is, but truth be told there is no good reason to keep all the dormant accounts on file. It is becoming increasing more difficult to keep a large database of users, not only from a GDPR risk perspective, but also because it costs serious money to send out bulk emails these days. Once the dormancy project for 2018 has been completed you can expect to hear from me more often with new content, plus of course I will continue to make improvements to the user experience on FZ by adding new features, databases and will continue to investigate the feasibility of the new Clubs feature.
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    A fairy tale, misty sunrise at Podere Belvedere, taken in Tuscany (Italy) during a Workshop I led there in April 2017. Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm, filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest. Thanks for viewing, best regards Vieri
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    An incredible sunrise at Podere Belvedere, photo taken during a Workshop I led in Tuscany (Italy) in November 2017. Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
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    Attached are some more tundra photos. Things change rapidly here, and the Coltsfoot is now at the seed phase. And a few wild raspberry blossoms: Cranberry Blossoms: Labrador Tea Labrador Tea on the left, Cloudberry on the right. A tfew OOF cranberry blossoms are in this image, too. Cloudberry: These are really amazing. They are so white, and reflect so much light, that these were taken at minus 1 F. And they are STILL too light and bright.
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    As for the lenshood on a fuji 23mm F1.4 : I'm using my old hood from the nikon 60mm AF-D macro. it's a round (not square) short metal screw on hood, and sits perfectly on the 23mm lens (clear filter + lenshood remain on lens ) I believe the official name for the hood is : Nikon HN-22 metal screw-in hood. (I just had it laying around (not using my nikon gear currently) / you can find similar hoods for + 15$)
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    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
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    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.
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    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. 😉
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    A bountiful table provided by the ladies of the local Weymouth WI. X-H1 + 18-55mm @ 1/30 f5.6 ISO200
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    I like Trafalgar Square, especially the National Portrait Gallery.
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    Shooting mostly candid street photography as I do, my tripod spends much of it's lonely existence in the trunk of my car. A few years ago as part of a self-assignment on "Useful photographic tricks I've learned over the years" I enlisted the help of a photobud who is a wonderful photographer and a good sport to help me with this shot. motorized Nikon F2AS Tamron SP 35~105 2.8 AIS manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide probably 5.6 @ 1/125th
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    Day 8 and over 200 emails later there is still no solution to the SMTP bulk email problem I'm having. Invision blames the host and the SMTP service provider, SMTP service provider blames the host, host blames the Invision people. And so the circle continues to go. This situation has some serious implications for Fotozones if it remains unresolved, but I am working on it and will keep everybody posted on any progress made.
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    Really need to make more time to take photographs - and remember to take a camera with me. Untitled Looking towards Melbourne from Brighton Beach. Shot with an iPhone. The detail in the sand looks like a bit over processed to me, but I do tend to find that the phone struggles with soil type pictures (which I tend to shoot a lot of for work).
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    Finally some moisture! X-T2, 90mm f/2
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    Hey Frank, thanks for commenting. Yes, the risks of getting hacked are real. It happened to me on Photographers.travel a few years ago. I got hacked by some arabic outfit via a vulnerability they found in the Revolution slider plugin that Avada theme uses. Kind of ironic name. The most common approach by hackers is to use sql-injection via forms on a site, so mine and my clients' sites (apart from FZ) have no forms on them at all apart from occasional newsletter sign-ups which are provided by the likes of Mail Chimp, so they don't connect to the WP database directly. If a customer wants to get in touch with me I have mailto: links on pages for them to click and email me directly. This also helps to avoid the inevitable situation when a person making an inquiry mistypes their email address and you can't respond to them, leaving you looking somewhat unprofessional. So aside from leaving off forms, my other strategy is to keep the WP core system files fresh and to also be very careful of any third party plugins. I always thoroughly research them before installing them on WordPress. But yes, many years of producing websites on WP (gee, I think I was using it from about version 2 if memory serves) and apart from the one hacking it has been fairly smooth sailing. Avada has been awesome too and I have no reason to try using any other theme. Their support is awesome.
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    Dallas -- I, too, use WordPress as the basis for my website. I have been impressed by its ever-growing capabilities as a content management system. And, I've been even more impressed by the quality and functionality that open-source development by a gaggle of volunteers has been able to deliver. Frankly, the very low regression defect rate of the WordPress team puts some of the major vendors of photo software to shame. (A regression defect occurs when a change to the software, say for a new feature, breaks some other feature that used to work.) One caution about WordPress. It is the most popular content management system on the internet. I have seen reports suggesting something well above 25% of the websites on the internet are based on WordPress. That's both a tribute and a caution. The hackers of the world are thus attracted to WordPress-based sites. Any website based on WordPress MUST have a security management strategy and framework. There are good tools available, such as WordFence, for little or no cost that can be quite effective in warding off ill-intended visitors to your site. Many of the popular hosting companies provide free tutorials on security strategy and some offer low-cost services consulting on security for WordPress. I've been running on WordPress for three or four years now and would never consider going anyplace else. Regards, Frank
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    Just disable JavaScript for a moment... cheers afx
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    Right click protection is a joke that will only block the ignorant. 72ppi or any other ppi/dpi indicator in a file is a completely meaningless number. A max size of about 1200 to 1600 px per side so far seems to be a good compromise between blocking printability and viewability. Watermarks help, but can be removed. There are image search engines that will find misused images. In general, anything that is online can be copied and misused so you have to decide what to put online or not. cheers afx

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