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Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,957
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,957
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: The Business Of Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Close enough.

Close enough.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The skills required to sell certain oils are...

The skills required to sell certain oils are underrated.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 400
Views: 10,243
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 196
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: The Business Of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 1,917
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 196
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. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 252
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)

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,768
Views: 341,549
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: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,768
Views: 341,549
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/15887104147_17...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/15887104147_1725e6dd80_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qcTyyK)
Place des Vosges, Paris, Frons
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 2,064
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
One discipline helps master the other. People...

One discipline helps master the other.

People who dismiss things because either a) they don't understand/know them and/or b) they can't bring themselves to understand/know them...know less when they...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 76
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 66
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,006
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: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 139
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. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 252
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 246
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 246
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Why, merci bien.

Why, merci bien.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 246
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 207
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: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 2,064
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
The artsy borders?!

The artsy borders?!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 717
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 154
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. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,768
Views: 341,549
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 368
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 725
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: The Business Of Photography 01-20-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,123
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: 2,120
Views: 218,940
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: 99
Views: 4,389
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://www.flickr.com/people/23461440@N00/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-14-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 4,389
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: Philosophy of Photography 01-13-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 3,044
Posted By Gabriel M.A.
Yes. . .

Yes. . .
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2015
Replies: 2,768
Views: 341,549
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: 99
Views: 4,389
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: 99
Views: 4,389
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-20-2014
Replies: 278
Views: 13,961
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: 3,459
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: 2,120
Views: 218,940
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: 2,120
Views: 218,940
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: 2,120
Views: 218,940
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: 99
Views: 4,389
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-08-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,480
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: 405
Views: 10,070
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: 202
Views: 10,167
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: Movies / Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-28-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
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 11-27-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,682
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: 3,459
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: Philosophy of Photography 11-24-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
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: 162
Views: 11,279
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: 162
Views: 11,279
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
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