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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Pretty nice. I'm impressed. It's difficult to...

Pretty nice. I'm impressed. It's difficult to get a fresh perspective both as a resident and as a tourist. I think part of the "secret" is to not be in a hurry --as most of us Parisians seem to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,548
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
There are legislators in Indiana and Arkansas who...

There are legislators in Indiana and Arkansas who agree, for the record. Facts are very silly things.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,548
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I thought it was settled since the arrival of the...

I thought it was settled since the arrival of the Canon 10D that film was dead, and by extension that Leica was dead.

Did film mumble "twoo lub"?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-28-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 25,993
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The problem with Epson as a brand is that they...

The problem with Epson as a brand is that they are the antonym of Reliability --Customer Service included.

I think that Cosina is smart to stick to the lens-churning business rather than floating a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-28-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 25,993
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Considering "all variables" for a totally...

Considering "all variables" for a totally absolute answer for Infinity and Beyond, I think the only answer is "none of the above. ever." Nikon included.

I know: mortal sin ever.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Is it ethical to answer "who cares!" to an...

Is it ethical to answer "who cares!" to an ethical question posed by someone who cares, yet doesn't know like what the word "ethical" means totally ever?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,849
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Avoid View Camera magazine like the plague. ...

Avoid View Camera magazine like the plague. Noted. Helping spread the word.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 12,968
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
It's comical in an "America's Funniest Videos"...

It's comical in an "America's Funniest Videos" kind of way: some people really just tripping and some of us having a guilty laugh.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-27-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,188
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I had no clue about this. I've seen it on...

I had no clue about this. I've seen it on shelves regularly here in Frons. I even picked up a few new boxes a few weeks ago -- and it was on sale, 2x1!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-27-2015
Replies: 498
Views: 46,405
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I enjoyed that area as well -- it was too chilly...

I enjoyed that area as well -- it was too chilly to enjoy when I was there last year in May, hopefully I'll get a chance to go back and maybe spend at least one week. The traditional dishes and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,900
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I believe that is missing the point...

I believe that is missing the point --although...maybe underlining the issue. I doubt they (Mann, Morell et al) didn't ogle about so, which would then be right on the nose: great looks inside the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 12,968
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
When people are too lazy to fire up their neurons...

When people are too lazy to fire up their neurons about or simply get too confused about "ethics", they need morality to be hard-written into (and imposed upon others via) laws, and you get this:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,900
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
That is one of the most Dalailamaish thoughts I...

That is one of the most Dalailamaish thoughts I have seen typed/uttered on the subject; I like to give people the benefit of a doubt, but I guess it's true that one's words grow less dovish as time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,900
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Very, very interesting; thanks for bringing this...

Very, very interesting; thanks for bringing this up.

In my view, I do find it lacking a bit in taste, to say the least. The visual salivation over "dirty tourism", as put in the article, is very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 12,968
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Oh, Frank Frank Frank...

Oh, Frank Frank Frank...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 6,488
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I love Vienna, and Lisbon sounds very attractive,...

I love Vienna, and Lisbon sounds very attractive, but I don't think many people are being inspired by any of the choices presented so far.

What about Rome? Or something a little bit more exotic,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I think that the so-called "Rule of Thirds" is...

I think that the so-called "Rule of Thirds" is more of a guide, and is taken to heart by the unimaginative; specially those so-called viewers that are very easily distracted by the real world...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-16-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 15,261
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I've been reading a lot of Leica-related gloom...

I've been reading a lot of Leica-related gloom for many years. The introduction of the M8 was the last nail in the coffin; then the other last nail in the coffin was the lack of IR filter in M8's...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-16-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 26,455
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Interesting how the use of abstract photography...

Interesting how the use of abstract photography needs different concrete settings to be appreciated accordingly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,488
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I handled one of these about nine or eight years...

I handled one of these about nine or eight years ago; the 'lux wasn't mounted. My sales-friend/gear-monger gasped when I wound the film lever (just wanted to check if the action was the same as the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-11-2015
Replies: 215
Views: 11,251
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Personally (of course), ethics are very...

Personally (of course), ethics are very important.

I believe it is grotesque to say that the end result is all that matters, and "who cares" about ethics on how the end result was achieved.

Anybody...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-01-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 26,455
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I must be brutally honest with the critique of...

I must be brutally honest with the critique of those who think they're being brutally honest with their critique: you have sucked the air out of this thread, and therefore you suck.

However, the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2015
Replies: 498
Views: 46,405
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Colo(u)r street photography is to Street...

Colo(u)r street photography is to Street Photography what espresso is to Starbucks: clients of either outlet's traditional store fronts think of the other as exotic -- making hipsters' heads...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,518
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I think that if a photo of my beautiful latté...

I think that if a photo of my beautiful latté can't fill a 1 TB hard-drive, then the camera manufacturers aren't trying hard enough.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I have a handful long-term "themed"...

I have a handful long-term "themed" projects.

Although Vivaldi and Beethoven had it spelled out for their "Four Seasons" and "Pastoral", respectively, I am confident people can figure out those two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2015
Replies: 163
Views: 10,661
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Oh, and the Bessa R2; I owned it, didn't quite...

Oh, and the Bessa R2; I owned it, didn't quite ever warm up to it. I still own the original "R" -- can't think of letting that one go.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2015
Replies: 163
Views: 10,661
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The Leica MP. Among the Leica rangefinders I...

The Leica MP.

Among the Leica rangefinders I have used (II, IIIc, IIIf, M3, M4, M4-P, M5, M7, MP, M9) and still own (M2, M6, M8), I have to say the MP is the most disappointing.

After knowing and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 6,811
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Close enough.

Close enough.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 6,811
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The skills required to sell certain oils are...

The skills required to sell certain oils are underrated.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 5,178
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Modern Street without relying on the frozen...

Modern Street without relying on the frozen gesticulation formula minus "not old world" is extra-ordinary

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/15222150852_86341b4587_c.jpg...
Forum: Photo Software 02-10-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,665
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
And there you have it...something along these...

And there you have it...something along these lines could happen too. But sponsored.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-10-2015
Replies: 125
Views: 11,193
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The inherent Disposable Culture of digital...

The inherent Disposable Culture of digital cameras --one must upgrade every two or three years, right?, or fall horribly behind-- is pushing people towards more stable equipment.

I agree, why buy...
Forum: Photo Software 02-10-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,665
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I think it's not a bad idea, but...I am concerned...

I think it's not a bad idea, but...I am concerned too about a software maker pushing their product over actually helpful advice and that rubbing some people the wrong way. Even if that doesn't...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 1,370
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Some are rather "conservative" for the tilting...

Some are rather "conservative" for the tilting crowd (and disturbing for the Anchoring Camp)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8645/15690954550_3f555fa011_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2015
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
And now for something (completely?)...

And now for something (completely?) different:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7527/15852578777_dfc4cc5b1c_c.jpg...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I don't think I've ever ventured into scanning a...

I don't think I've ever ventured into scanning a print to make it "good enough", scanning a negative properly and post-processing it properly is already a pain. Some people opt for a fixed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
My experience developing a B&W C-41 film (Kodak's...

My experience developing a B&W C-41 film (Kodak's 400CN or whatever they had changed the labelling to that year) with "traditional" B&W chemicals was immediately disappointing --orange mask, which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,061
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
A yellow car. Won't somebody please think of the...

A yellow car. Won't somebody please think of the children.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-09-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,318
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Ahhh, yes, a little like banks not giving loans...

Ahhh, yes, a little like banks not giving loans to people who need money, only to those that already have the money. Excellent system, keeps it nice and tidy and cliquey. :rolleyes:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 1,370
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7571/15672649939_89...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7571/15672649939_89f93df591_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pSWqNp)

It's for the adventuring adventurous.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 2,381
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Soitenly, most...

Soitenly, most def'n'tly.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/16233487259_7d8e31877b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qJuScn)


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3832/10332897865_65c9c33964_c.jpg...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 2,381
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Why, merci bien.

Why, merci bien.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-07-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 2,381
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Hello Frank -- well, I could go into a long rant...

Hello Frank -- well, I could go into a long rant into what makes a "Street Photograph"™ good to me, but it's one of those things that is easier done than said, and even then it's hard to get it done...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 02-07-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,016
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I agree that a limited run of handmade stainless...

I agree that a limited run of handmade stainless steel can of Beluga caviar etched with blue diamonds is worth a slight markup compared to the more industrial run.

The rationale may fall on starved...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-07-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,750
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Some nice shots. As a side-comment: interesting...

Some nice shots.

As a side-comment: interesting to see how now watermarks are accepted; over a decade ago people would go into a fit when they'd see them; some still do, but it's not as rabidly as...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 2,879
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I think it all started with the silly notion of...

I think it all started with the silly notion of taking photographs while on the street.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2015
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/16222583630_3f...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/16222583630_3f7c931a26_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qHwYVL)
OM-D E-M5 + Lumix 14mm f/2.5
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,047
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Ditto. Most of the "street" photography that is...

Ditto. Most of the "street" photography that is deemed to be "street" by the "street" curating maf...err...tight circles...is a highly-distilled set of gesticulating individuals glorified under a...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 48,785
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
What I don't understand is why my fountain pen...

What I don't understand is why my fountain pen doesn't have green, red and blue inks when I use black ink on it. I paid far more for the fountain pen, so it should do at least as much as the less...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-20-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 5,318
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I must agree, there is fault on both sides. ...

I must agree, there is fault on both sides. Asking for $150 (margin included, probably) on a $6,000 gig is tacky at best. Ditto on the couple making a stink about it. The couple deserve the stress...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-16-2015
Replies: 2,755
Views: 356,607
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7472/16109843887_33...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7472/16109843887_3311650eb5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qxzak6)
Se 'oly 'art on se 'ill...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-14-2015
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8628/16274221495_f8...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8628/16274221495_f85d4df0dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qN6D4M)L'enfant (https://flic.kr/p/qN6D4M) by Gabriel M.A. (https:[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-14-2015
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7518/16257039645_53...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7518/16257039645_53a69b82bb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qLzzuZ)[url=https://flic.kr/p/qLzzuZ]
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-13-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 10,248
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Yes. . .

Yes. . .
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2015
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7557/16231129526_d6...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7557/16231129526_d676fb346c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qJhMjN)Je Suis Charlie...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2015
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
My response is late and poorly-timed, but thank...

My response is late and poorly-timed, but thank you guys, for the compliments.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2015
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/16070913979_ba...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/16070913979_ba3c093585_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qu8CPM)"Non Aux Amalgames"...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 41,745
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Wait a minute: I decided not to buy a digital...

Wait a minute: I decided not to buy a digital Leica M? I'm going to have to get back to you on that, don't know what this M8 is doing here ;)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-16-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,570
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
This may confuse some folks. I'm assuming the...

This may confuse some folks. I'm assuming the days should be shifted one day one way, and the year one year the other.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2014
Replies: 2,755
Views: 356,607
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Thank you, Godfrey. What's "heretical" is the...

Thank you, Godfrey. What's "heretical" is the added grain :eek:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2014
Replies: 2,755
Views: 356,607
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7522/16004322556_3f...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7522/16004322556_3f72404939_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qofkvN)
Fuji X20. Ferris wheel @ Place de la Concorde, Paris.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2014
Replies: 2,755
Views: 356,607
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7493/15986804306_63...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7493/15986804306_636fce9819_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qmGxX1)
Paris, Frons -- M8 + 35mm Summicron "pre-asph" and some heretical digital post-processing
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7548/15760419890_1e...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7548/15760419890_1e369d3fa5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q1GgKq)
Fuji X20


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3870/15136687326_618179eb91_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p4ztMG)
M8 +...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-08-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,736
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Paper or plastic. It's all about personal...

Paper or plastic. It's all about personal preferences, convictions, etc etc.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2014
Replies: 603
Views: 56,680
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7564/15686484282_65...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7564/15686484282_6548f6b2a4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pUakgy)
Fuji X20
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 14,790
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Upsetting, indeed. Please pass along my best...

Upsetting, indeed. Please pass along my best wishes to Stewart and his wife.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-28-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 5,194
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Oh the heated debates other directors would have...

Oh the heated debates other directors would have had about shooting wide-open...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,907
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
To me, the essential part of "street photography"...

To me, the essential part of "street photography" is being on the street, where I'd do the photography. After that, it really depends on the conditions available and what you want to make out of...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-26-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,570
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
"I am in" (adding words as that was under 10...

"I am in"

(adding words as that was under 10 words and RFF no likey that)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-24-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I believe the problem stems with how criticism is...

I believe the problem stems with how criticism is given. When giving constructive criticism, you should point out the good along with the bad. People can only give only good or only bad criticism. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2014
Replies: 219
Views: 21,686
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/b8Zr8i]https://farm8.static...

[url=https://flic.kr/p/b8Zr8i]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6653989059_bbc2c0353e_b.jpg
Canon 50D + 50mm Summicron-R
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2014
Replies: 219
Views: 21,686
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/8727275771_799...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/8727275771_7990ec4085_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eicz2V)
M8 + 50mm f/2 Summitar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2014
Replies: 219
Views: 21,686
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7551/15152736334_1b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7551/15152736334_1b86dc99ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p5ZJAJ)
Fuji X20
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 14,268
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2806/8854971112_3e1...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2806/8854971112_3e1ddfe57e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/euu3pJ)
M8 + 50mm Summicron "tabbed" (IV)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 756
Views: 111,405
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5229/5656549441_4ef...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5229/5656549441_4efd908b05_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9BRi5v)
M8 + 50mm Summicron "tabbed"
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5229/5656549441_4ef...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5229/5656549441_4efd908b05_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9BRi5v)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Then, there's the "ahrteesteeque"...

Then, there's the "ahrteesteeque" ;)


https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6160/6207362571_9eb2699949_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aswmCB)


https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6162/6207362903_f0178507b5_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5174/5428826503_810...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5174/5428826503_8105f8dccd_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9gJ9YX)
Canon 50D + 17-40L


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8204228234_d3b13c898c_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/10889115144_18...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/10889115144_1898f84847_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hAeyyy)
Canon 5D + 17-40L


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/10932339555_2b9165ff1f_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15503501459_12...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15503501459_1202ae9912_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pBZuRi)
Matin Pyramidé (https://flic.kr/p/pBZuRi) by Gabriel M.A. (https:[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-22-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 46,718
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I agree. Just wow.

I agree. Just wow.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2014
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5248/5381626234_b52...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5248/5381626234_b5233ae3d1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9cyeZd)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5166/5261843300_64d...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5166/5261843300_64d5e89c40_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/91YjGd)
Canon 5D + 17-40L (Opéra Garnier)


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5288/5261234933_967319df26_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2014
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Some of these "associations" are quite...

Some of these "associations" are quite interesting :o

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/80/243500438_f5d3cfff37.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nw1cq)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4230788123_5cc...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4230788123_5cc0b54dfe_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7rRTUP)
M8 + 50mm Summilux "pre-asph" E45 (Invalides seen from Musée...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/10247829993_04...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/10247829993_046473d826_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gByNQ2)
Fuji X20 (somewhere, crossing rue de Rivoli near...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Colo(u)r is also...

Colo(u)r is also possible...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6174/6238664948_9d8e41efff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/avhMJL)


https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6159/6238665804_943ee7b1f2_b.jpg...
Forum: Travel 11-20-2014
Replies: 138
Views: 10,756
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I guess I'm lucky to live in Paris, so I can have...

I guess I'm lucky to live in Paris, so I can have a "lens choice" for the day. Lately I've been using the CV 15mm more on my M8 (effective 20mm crop for 35mm format purists).

However, I find myself...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-20-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 22,465
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Yikes. GDR-style size ostalgie much?

Yikes. GDR-style size ostalgie much?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 13,572
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/13384399524_c0...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/13384399524_c04a315ddb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/moJxF3)
M8 + 35mm Summicron "pre-asph"
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 13,572
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7461/15582045178_40...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7461/15582045178_40f4143910_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pJW4am)
M8 + CV 15mm f/4.5 LTM
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,745
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I'm extremely surprised that nobody has...

I'm extremely surprised that nobody has (completely) mentioned the Canonet QL-17. Fixed lens, "fast" aperture, can be used without any battery on in "manual" mode. Meets all your requirements (and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-20-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 14,140
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Olympus XA for film, Fuji X20 for "digital". ...

Olympus XA for film, Fuji X20 for "digital". Well, X30 now, I guess. If you (meaning a general "you", not you in particular) aren't much of a cynic, an iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S5.

"Pocket"...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/15246431901_cb...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/15246431901_cb9d1ab63f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pegX2x)
Serenity (https://flic.kr/p/pegX2x) by Gabriel M.A. (https:[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,260
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3100/2730354600_754...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3100/2730354600_754f550769_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5agMij)
Suburban World Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. Closed, then re-opened, then closed...now re-opened?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,260
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5603/15573437469_03...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5603/15573437469_036391c725_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pJaWoz)
Uptown Theatre, in Minneapolis, MN --- not disappearing any time soon.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 4,472
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2041/2302899835_485...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2041/2302899835_48558c86bc_z.jpg?zz=1 (https://flic.kr/p/4vuXTz)


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3227/2422450727_32c9b5549f_z.jpg?zz=1...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 4,472
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3355/3297789072_eb5...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3355/3297789072_eb539b66e5_z.jpg?zz=1 (https://flic.kr/p/62q2Nh)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,261
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5100/5408360532_1e1...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5100/5408360532_1e1733f725_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9eVgao)
Lumix GF1 + 20mm f/1.7
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15364036849_cb...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15364036849_cba8f6ffef_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ppEGT4)
Fuji X20


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/15342660569_f175b7a3bc_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2014
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8073/8398372827_331...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8073/8398372827_331c08ff6a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dN8RDv)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2014
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
running with(out...

running with(out scissors)
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7432317142_eca9481371_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cjLyX1)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 27,662
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6049/6227579018_239...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6049/6227579018_2399c04722_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/auiYh3)
M8 + 35mm Summicron "pre-asph"


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/14835586877_b3ef98b639_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 27,662
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7336745410_9ab...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7336745410_9abfdc00d7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cbjJNw)
Canon 5D + 50mm Summicron-R


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/8722868764_e9b897fc63_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8217659574_3e2...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8217659574_3e2d053197_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dwaDTL)
M8 + CV 15mm f/4.5 LTM


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8217031035_7f949bc43d_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6009/5887521128_652...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6009/5887521128_6529b4639d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9Yg5UY)
Canon 50D + 17-40L


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5265/5886953235_7fee7172b1_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Thanks Lynn, Juan, and Dave :) A "few" more...

Thanks Lynn, Juan, and Dave :)

A "few" more coming up...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-17-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,351
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Poor Hummel, eclipsed by Beethoven (well, which...

Poor Hummel, eclipsed by Beethoven (well, which contemporary of Ludwig's wasn't?). If most of today's conductors have little respect for Mozart, why would they even bother with Hummel?

Give them...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7376/14026994213_31...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7376/14026994213_3114406668_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nnw1FP)
... (https://flic.kr/p/nnw1FP) by Gabriel M.A. (https:[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,424
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
It's all about who and where (the curating),...

It's all about who and where (the curating), n'est-ce pas?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8571711691_01e...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8571711691_01e28ffa54_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/e4sgfB)
Moulin Rouge (https://flic.kr/p/e4sgfB) by Gabriel M.A. (https:[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8053/8094693668_988...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8053/8094693668_9888ca4209_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dkiqpW)
... (https://flic.kr/p/dkiqpW) by Gabriel M.A. (https:[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7379560758_fe9...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7379560758_fe9b200493_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cf7bjb)
... (https://flic.kr/p/cf7bjb) by Gabriel M.A. (https:[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15184259843_da...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15184259843_dacdd81c15_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p8Mirv)
A Tale of Two Perspectives (https://flic.kr/p/p8Mirv) by Gabriel M.A....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,424
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Whose, the art world's or the cynics'?

Whose, the art world's or the cynics'?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 1,192
Views: 150,195
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Love. It. .

Love. It. .
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-17-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,351
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Well, right now it wants to be Polka Magazine.

Well, right now it wants to be Polka Magazine.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,424
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Nothing new, Stephen. The "art world" prides...

Nothing new, Stephen. The "art world" prides itself in weeding through the noise and selecting "new" stuff. Just as long as the "new" stuff is something they've seen before and were told it was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Can't see the photos in the last posting as each...

Can't see the photos in the last posting as each one scrolls over the height of my laptop. Dommage.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-17-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,351
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Sometimes peers just won't let you thru; all you...

Sometimes peers just won't let you thru; all you need is aging, forgetting, then re-discovery. Then they go to a museum ;) Dying is an excellent catalyst.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15724286441_0f4...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15724286441_0f428e0776_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pXv5wV)
Paris, Frons / Fuji X20


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/13887303351_a4e4316898_z.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-17-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,351
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The answer is very simple: if it's acquired by a...

The answer is very simple: if it's acquired by a museum and/or sells at a gallery, it's art. All others need not apply at the country club.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 12,387
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I'll play, voilà some clichés ("snaps") of me...

I'll play, voilà some clichés ("snaps") of me own...


https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6063/6109018003_53c730c7f0_b.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/aiQjdB)... (http://flic.kr/p/aiQjdB) by Gabriel M.A....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8533/8677578185_d8cc...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8533/8677578185_d8cc2c0061_z.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/edNREZ)
... (https://flic.kr/p/edNREZ) by Gabriel M.A. (http:[email protected]/), on Flickr
Madaba,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Exclamation [A]nd now, for some[th]ing completely different:

A very very interesting read, about some not-quite-yet-technically selfies of a very notorious famous someone:

Heinrich Hoffman: the man who shot Hitler...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 16,652
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Question Leica T "accidentally revealed"...

...on since-removed site (http://fstoppers.com/the-leica-t-accidentally-revealed-on-since-removed-site). More interesting tidbits over on this site....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2014
Replies: 182
Views: 11,381
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/6973214426_da3...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/6973214426_da3a1dd8b7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bCcxGW)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2014
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6848105549_820...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6848105549_8201e38f4d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/br9kck)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 28,361
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/10840920793_08...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/10840920793_0861ca6d8b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hvYy4t)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2014
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/215/491390316_a525f...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/215/491390316_a525fb12c6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KqvdQ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2014
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/11174060884_d4...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/11174060884_d408cff5de_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i2pZ19)
Fuji X20


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/11248147725_41d17b23ec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i8XGrt)
Fuji...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2014
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/12799815464_1f...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/12799815464_1f3a0ce6f9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kv5pcw)
Fuji X20
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2014
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Not at a pub, not at a club or at the parking...

Not at a pub, not at a club or at the parking lot. Not indoors, or at the beach. These are quite simply shots taken on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,295
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
It's a mag, shortened to save on ink and press...

It's a mag, shortened to save on ink and press wear ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 5,542
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Well, put that way, "film" is still driving the...

Well, put that way, "film" is still driving the economy. ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 263
Views: 24,457
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
It's art made with an iPhone. I can see how that...

It's art made with an iPhone. I can see how that could be possible ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 5,542
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Film is dead - Long live film (or "How I stopped worrying and learned to love facts")

Hunger Games series makers elect to use --(gasp)-- film (http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/catching-fire-unique-look-hunger-games-blu-ray-clip-173834293.html)




Could it be that the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 263
Views: 24,457
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I went to the exhibit last week, and I found...

I went to the exhibit last week, and I found hardly anything new, except for some "Lost and Found" photos he did for a paper way early in his "career" (quotes not mine).

I read that English article...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 7,191
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
They both have shutter buttons, a full-frame...

They both have shutter buttons, a full-frame sensor and markings in English, so I wouldn't say everything. I'd say essentially.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 7,191
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
No. It'd be a workaround, but not a...

No. It'd be a workaround, but not a solution.

But, if handling/heft/operation/EXIF data are not factors, then yes.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,159
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Oooh, it could be one of the Meyer...

Oooh, it could be one of the Meyer side-effects:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-12/yahoos-latest-hr-disaster-ranking-workers-on-a-curve?google_editors_picks=true
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,159
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Well, that might explain why I now have over...

Well, that might explain why I now have over 940,000 "all time" views.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-12-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 23,913
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Beaches, if you're in the U.K., where beach =...

Beaches, if you're in the U.K., where beach = street :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 6,877
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
No 'toe here either, with "only" 8,320...

No 'toe here either, with "only" 8,320 views...

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/159/431893709_d0e09b2f74_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielma/431893709/)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 11,023
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Isn't this more of a poll on what we (as men)...

Isn't this more of a poll on what we (as men) think women find our most attractive hobby...a bit of a twisted double-blind.

I think for "Playing an instrument", guitar is at the top.
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 11-09-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 11,145
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Yesterday I was able to handle and test a Sony...

Yesterday I was able to handle and test a Sony A7r and the Nikon Df.

When they announced the A7r I was very excited and curious about it; and of course, when the Nikon Df was announced officially, I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 77,513
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I second that observation. To top it off, many...

I second that observation. To top it off, many photo stores have poor "customer service", and paying extra for sloppy service is not a very good bidness model, im(v)ho. And don't get me started on...
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 11-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,122
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Thank you, Andy. That helps. So, the...

Thank you, Andy. That helps. So, the "improvements" are via the latest firmware?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-07-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
For $200-$300?!

For $200-$300?!
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 11-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,122
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
May I add to the question whether it's as fast or...

May I add to the question whether it's as fast or faster than the AF in the Fuji X20? I find it fairly fast.

I remember when I tested the X100 a few years ago, and I was very turned off by its very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2013
Replies: 2,497
Views: 413,947
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/10316788663_3bf...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/10316788663_3bf5bcd5fb_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielma/10316788663/)
Fuji X20


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/10247829993_046473d826_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 45,284
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3815/10613859846_69a...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3815/10613859846_69afebbccc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielma/10613859846/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 45,284
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Everything's been pretty much shot, so...

Everything's been pretty much shot, so everything's pretty much a cliché, including seeking to avoid clichés.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-05-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,253
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Have you ever tried the Canon P? ;)

Have you ever tried the Canon P? ;)
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-05-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 8,156
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
If you have very big pockets, and "best" means...

If you have very big pockets, and "best" means "for fashion photography", hopefully you could fit a Hasselblad H5.

Otherwise, if your pockets are very small, you may have to make do with a Canon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 13,845
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Out of honest curiosity, what do you mean by...

Out of honest curiosity, what do you mean by "looking french"?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,412
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Why are you assuming everyone is assuming that? ...

Why are you assuming everyone is assuming that? Did you read the link in its entirety?
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 07-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,690
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Terminal camera: either on its last breaths, or...

Terminal camera: either on its last breaths, or everybody has to get off ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I've read this type of response a number of times...

I've read this type of response a number of times elsewhere from other people. Unimaginative and noncontributing. Time to move on from the time to move on response. Ignoring and resigning brings...
Forum: RFF News 07-02-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,778
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
oh boy. On the plus side, all our photo subjects...

oh boy.

On the plus side, all our photo subjects will have a genuine expression on their face!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-02-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,573
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
If the camera isn't creating ghost images out of...

If the camera isn't creating ghost images out of nowhere, feels is being persecuted or being used as an NSA surveillance device, I think that instead of "schizophrenic" what you're looking for is, if...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-01-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,611
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
My folks listened to Sinatra and The Beatles. I...

My folks listened to Sinatra and The Beatles. I listened to Mozart, Sinatra, The Beatles and Nirvana.

Then I listened to Brahms, Shostakovich and the Ting Tings.

Some only listen to only one band...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-30-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 8,613
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The OP and lots of replies in here - that's who.

The OP and lots of replies in here - that's who.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 5,614
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Oh boy, the page crawls to a slow load. And it...

Oh boy, the page crawls to a slow load.

And it scrolls beyond the width of my monitor. And I have a big monitor.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-28-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,196,482
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Nice! My warmest congratulations. It so happens...

Nice! My warmest congratulations.

It so happens I'll be able to have a marathon visit at Arles next week (Thursday afternoon through Friday early afternoon), as I'll be at the portfolio reviews...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-27-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 5,354
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Justice may be blind, but definitely has a nose...

Justice may be blind, but definitely has a nose for cash. :p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,938
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Nope, you aren't. I like different kinds of gear...

Nope, you aren't. I like different kinds of gear --not *all*, there are some that are just a pain or not pleasant to use.

Many people treat a type, kind, brand or style as a "team": you're either...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 21,084
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Supply and demand. Kodak DCS Pro originally at...

Supply and demand. Kodak DCS Pro originally at about $5,000...I saw one used a few weeks ago for 200 Euros.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,395
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
If the blogger would date another blogger, surely...

If the blogger would date another blogger, surely there would be "41 reasons not to date a blogger."

While there may be some interesting and not-that-untrue observations, the whole piece is dripping...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Kodak 500T is more suited for artificial light....

Kodak 500T is more suited for artificial light. He wants "indoor natural light" --unless I'm mistaken in assuming that by "natural" is "not artificial".
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-24-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,303
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Logistics-wise for somebody coming from...

Logistics-wise for somebody coming from Paris...anybody would be so kind to point me in the right direction?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,672
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I'm assuming you meant this forum --->...

I'm assuming you meant this forum ---> http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=77

Because the "SLRs - the unRF" isn't exactly Olympus-related. I'm further assuming your thread got...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Great, the guy in front of you not only will take...

Great, the guy in front of you not only will take forever to decide whether to get a medium or small (or spend time trying to figure out the difference between "venti" and "grande"), but deciding...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 6,800
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The fingerprint is muddily rendered with lots of...

The fingerprint is muddily rendered with lots of falloff at the corners, yet crisply discernible from the overall field. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 6,800
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Yes, I do. English is not my native language...

Yes, I do. English is not my native language either, and I don't write "professionally", so I don't know if that's really an excuse for him.

I have been told that his writing in Dutch is just as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,300
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Instagram, FB, Twitter, Vine. Uploading from a...

Instagram, FB, Twitter, Vine. Uploading from a phone is a pain enough, I can't see it being less of a pain with this.

Cool Factor points. This could go either way, but my money's on it going to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 6,800
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
It already begins in the sentence when the...

It already begins in the sentence when the punctuation which is used but left out here notwithstanding grammar but syntax since now how did I get into this other sentence yes go back read it again oh...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Demo, perchancen?

Demo, perchancen?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,641
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Unfortunately, yes. HDR is an art when you don't...

Unfortunately, yes. HDR is an art when you don't want it to look like "HDR art". The "HDR art" look is very very easy to achieve.

No irony intended.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 10,860
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Wow, advocating people getting shot with a gun...

Wow, advocating people getting shot with a gun "just in case".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 5,477
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Ah, the politics of ugly and poor taste. And...

Ah, the politics of ugly and poor taste. And irony.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-18-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,561
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Most everything, eh? Hadn't occurred to me to...

Most everything, eh? Hadn't occurred to me to use the Kiev as a grinder.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 5,477
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Oh boy .

Oh boy .
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-18-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,123
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
BTW, we owe you a dinner!

BTW, we owe you a dinner!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-18-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,123
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Here in Paris (not Texas), and in Europe (aka...

Here in Paris (not Texas), and in Europe (aka Yurop), man bags are de rigueur; I have a few myself of different sizes. Then there's the few Crumpler bags (which are not easy to get in Frons)...and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-18-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,538
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned De Niro ;)

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned De Niro ;)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-18-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 7,141
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Excellent point. Fans do not give a crud. I...

Excellent point. Fans do not give a crud. I would go further and say that a properly curated book or exhibit is like a properly edited record or concert programme. Some need more post-production...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-17-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,228
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
As much as I admire and support your dedication,...

As much as I admire and support your dedication, all of this underlines just how lucky you have been, and I don't think I'd be the only one enraged if anything should happen to you.

I've been...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
It's on sale today at 2pm (local time). Seeing...

It's on sale today at 2pm (local time). Seeing where it's being sold, I'd say that those not earning less than six figures need not apply.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 7,141
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
OK, so if The Beatles takes out 1,000 songs and...

OK, so if The Beatles takes out 1,000 songs and about 100 are extremely good, and only 500 are really bad...and The Winogrand Experience takes out 50,000 songs and only five are extremely good...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 7,141
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
If you give one man five darts and only three of...

If you give one man five darts and only three of them are in the bulls-eye, and you give Winogrand 50,000 darts and only five of them are in the bulls-eye, who is the better shooter?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2013
Replies: 9,485
Views: 1,454,992
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/174/405042700_befdde...

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/174/405042700_befddeecf6_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielma/405042700/)
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-16-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,228
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Most interesting. I double-checked and it didn't...

Most interesting. I double-checked and it didn't work for me either a few moments ago, although it's exactly the same URL --I think it's ok now (for the link).
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-16-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,228
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Turkish government looks like is being both...

Turkish government looks like is being both passive-aggressive and just plain aggressive: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22925619
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-16-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,228
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Yes. I hope it doesn't get hijacked...

Yes. I hope it doesn't get hijacked again.


Please do stay safe.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-15-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,593
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Thank you, Markus. This is, imvho, far harder...

Thank you, Markus. This is, imvho, far harder than getting immediate "news-like" action shots where general sympathies draw the viewer in more. I'm trying to do something that I don't see much:...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-15-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,593
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Excellent point and advice. Needed that. I...

Excellent point and advice. Needed that.




I believe it is if I published them commercially and directly gained financially by the image (i.e. photo sold).

It was first brought to my attention by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,769
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
BTW, I just realized you meant 35mm as in focal...

BTW, I just realized you meant 35mm as in focal length, not format.

I don't think I've ever used a bad 35mm lens. Although I've read that a properly scratched "fast" and hazy LTM Canon is bad. If...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
I think you're right. Another opinion:...

I think you're right.

Another opinion: personally, I don't call f/2 "fast". It's certainly faster than f/4.5, but to me anything wider than f/2 is "fast". Relative and subjective, I guess.
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