Natl Geographic on the digital revolution

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mike Kohary, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Mike Kohary

    Cynicor Guest

    1. If you look closely at the reflection, it appears that a Mexican wrestler
    is taking the photo.
    2. Who makes a wedding cake out of berries and 328 cigarettes??
    Cynicor, Mar 26, 2005
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  2. Mike Kohary

    chrlz Guest


    Well, you *would* have a hard time duplicating something that bad on

    *Could* be done, but why in (insert chosen deity)'s name would you want
    chrlz, Mar 26, 2005
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  3. Mike Kohary

    chrlz Guest

    Thank heavens, UC clearly has never been up close to a baby, which
    hopefully means he has not procreated. The skintones look very
    lifelike to me, at least compared to my grandson. There are nice
    subtleties of shade, smooth gradations, and good color balance. It
    looks very real, so maye that is where UC has a problem. Or is he
    viewing his images on a secondhand, 90's laptop?

    Saying it 'looks like vinyl' is the lamest thing I've ever heard, and
    reeks of someone who isn't prepared to back up their words with even a
    sliver of real information. No surprise there, it seems to be how he
    always works. Insults, grandiose posturing, Leica-addicted stupidity,
    and not a single bit of actual information or evidence to back his

    Why doesn't UC say *exactly what* is the problem? Describe
    'vinyl-like'. Give an alternative example - show us exactly what film
    can do that digital can't, or at least describe it in detail. And he
    can't use the cop-out that because it is on the web it is already
    digital. He himself has often used examples, like those above
    (hahahah!!) to try to back his claims.

    Down here in Oz we have a rather wonderful, quirky film called 'The
    Castle', which includes a scene where a rather lame and ill-equipped
    lawyer tries to get across a legal point using the wrong section of the
    Australian Constitution, and can't. He says, in a last desperate
    attempt to get his point across..

    "well, it's, it's... it's the VIBE, your honour.."

    To UC, I'm sure it's just the `vibe` - something untouchable, something
    indescribable, like the smell of a fresh canister of film..... And
    just as friggin' useful when it comes down to the actual image.

    Or is it just the astonishing *lack* of the ridiculously high levels of
    grain, excessive contrast, and very poor gamma curve that he managed to
    achieve in those images at (I'm being kind and not
    pointing out a lot of other faults.)
    chrlz, Mar 26, 2005
  4. Mike Kohary

    Guest Guest

    The same people who charge £500 for it.
    Guest, Mar 26, 2005
  5. Mike Kohary

    Guest Guest

    I must be missing something, it's a wedding cake at a wedding.
    Guest, Mar 26, 2005
  6. Mike Kohary

    Mike Kohary Guest

    It's not your fault, but you gotta admit it's about the ugliest
    wedding cake ever. I'd be wary of using it as a sample shot, no
    matter how technically good the shot is, just because it's so odd.
    Mike Kohary, Mar 26, 2005
  7. Mike Kohary

    Guest Guest

    These are the most popular wedding cakes, I have seen at least 20 in the
    last year.
    Guest, Mar 26, 2005
  8. Mike Kohary

    Mike Kohary Guest

    Where do you live?
    Mike Kohary, Mar 27, 2005
  9. Mike Kohary

    Leigh Marrin Guest

    Am I under some obligation to post images for others' benefit?
    newsgroups, you are certainly not obligated to prove you
    CREDIBILITY. But do please continue with the "sound and fury
    signifying nothing"
    Leigh Marrin, Mar 27, 2005
  10. Mike Kohary

    Guest Guest

    Guest, Mar 27, 2005
  11. Mike Kohary

    Mike Kohary Guest

    Then it's a UK versus US thing, because to my eyes, that's a damned ugly
    cake. ;)
    Mike Kohary, Mar 29, 2005
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