Andrew L (gryphon1911)

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  1. I'm not saying you did, Dallas. The issue came from other forum members here. I can see both sides of this, you wanting to give an's a double edged sword and I'm not entirely convinced siring this dirty laundry was a wise move. However, your forum your rules. It is what it is. I'm still debating my future here. Sorry to say, not sure where I will end up bit leaning heavily toward severely limiting of ending my participation here. I need some time to think about it.
  2. I've no problem with disagreements. I have them all the time, but I call them debates of contrarian ideas. What is here is my slinging What I am saying is that I'm not going to participate in a community that denigrates others because they do not agree. The US policies on copyright have nothing to do with the subject of the topic, but some here seem to think it is an open door to slam another country and their laws. The most disappointing thing is that it came from people that I thought were better than that and I respected in some ways. The problem I see is that everyone is internet brave, thinking they can say whatever they want from the safety of their keyboard. They don't think about the consequences of their actions and how they reflect on the community in which they are a member I'll protect their rights to speak freely, but freedom is not free of consequence. It's one thing to say that a specific law seems unfair, but "...but I suspect that the United States and all it's collective petty, spiteful, litigious might..." That's the kind of statement you want people visiting this site to think is ok? I take notice of these things. I don't want to be part of a community that white washes an entire nation from one law or one incident. There are many great things about all countries. We spend too much time contesting the tragedies and not enough the greatness. If you don't get that, then I guess we'll have a hard time coming to a common ground.
  3. The childish ones are those that cannot move on, like you Merlin. The issue here is not the DMCA, the United States or anything at all to do with you, me or anyone else in this thread, other than as I had stated previously, Fotozones and Ann. As a matter of fact, you've shown me the light, Merlin. Your wise council has opened my eyes and I've seen the light. While you are not the sole reason, your statements are the straw that broke this camels back. I no longer feel welcome here and will give serious thought to not returning. I no longer feel at home here. Perhaps this Community has no more use for a person like me and would be better off without me here. I know for damn sure that I don't have to be in a place that allows its members to insult others from different countries, their beliefs.
  4. Can we please stop with the name calling? Let's be mature adults. I for one could give a fat rats a$$ why someone left, got mad or requested a DMCA. It's between Fotozones and Ann and that should be that. I come to forums like these to get away from the childishness and enjoy photography....not have to endure my country getting slandered about. All I know is that if it keeps up much more, I may give up forums all together as it is really getting ridiculous. We could all go on back and forth about what we hate about each others respective countries. At the end of the gets us nowhere other than further away from friends. Is that what we really want? I've just about had enough of the hate. I cannot control what others do, but I can control where I choose to support and participate.
  5. Here is a video attempt. A mix of Nikon D500, Olympus EM5.2 and PEN-F, with some Google Nexus 6P footage thrown in as well. I've a long way to go in my video chops, but I gotta get the practice in somewhere, otherwise I'll never get any better.
  6. In the environment I am in, the lighting changes from meter to meter and there is not a lot of room for anything off the camera. When you have 20,000-30,000 people going through the event and you are on the floor with is at a premium. As an example, while shooting the lightsaber dueling, 1 meter on the stage changed the ISO from 3600 to 2800....and the directionality is horrid...lets not even get into the WB issues. Given that this is for a news coverage and not an actual paid photo shoot....I'm satisfied with what I have achieved on the whole.
  7. Probably would have, but I don't have a proper flash for the Olympus gear yet.
  8. Cosplayers do like their crossovers! All though most this year were Deadpool variants. lol
  9. I'll not go nuts and flood the thread with a ton of pictures. I'll put a few of the best here and a link to the full gallery from the weekend for those that are interested in the deep dive. Wizard World 2017 Complete Album The cameras were a mix over the weekend of Olympus EM5.2 and PEN-F using the Panasonic 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8 lenses along with the Nikon D500 and D700 using Tamron 70-200/2.8 and Nikon 24-70/2.8 respectively. The Nikon's were used on the last day because of the light saber dueling tournament, which I wanted to have the AF-C tracking for that. I also shot some video, but I need to assemble that and that will take some more time to complete. Weeping Angel from Doctor Who cosplay Tom Varano from Emotions Into Art Green Lantern cosplay Mace Windu, Jedi Master cosplay Doctor Octopus from Spiderman cosplay Competitors from The Saber Legion sparring club put on an exhibition for the crowd
  10. Neither one as going to wait for me to get out of the way...I'm OK...I moved.
  11. Saw this at one of the local parks on the front of a city vehicle.
  12. SDCC is awesome from what I hear. Maybe I'll get there some day. Bets I can do is Wizard World (here in CBUS Aug 4-6) and Ohayocon 2018 in January.
  13. @Rick Waldroup I follow all your posts with amazement. You capture great images. Now, with this article, I think I get to know you a bit better and that will make all the things you've shared and will share in the future much more special to me. Great article, thanks for sharing with us.
  14. @Rick Waldroup I follow all your posts with amazement. You capture great images. Now, with this article, I think I get to know you a bit better and that will make all the things you've shared and will share in the future much more special to me. Great article, thanks for sharing with us.
  15. Thanks Mike. I was not sure how well it would come out. The lighting in the arena was so horrid. I took about 30 shots, all panning and this is the best I could get once I hit the ISO 6400 ceiling.