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Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Julian, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Julian

    Julian Guest

    Here's the real calander cover!

    Thanks trolls and others who just had to get in a bit of head kicking.

    There is a golden rule the groupies following me around never quite
    "If you can't say something decent about someone, good grace decrees
    you should say nothing"!.
    Julian, Jul 25, 2007
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    Willarojo Guest

    Kewl, do I get to be the first to say it?

    Hey Jules, Grace here, and all I have to say is "Nothing!"


    “I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to
    live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.”
    Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

    “We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph line from
    Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing
    important to communicate.”
    Thoreau, Walden
    Willarojo, Jul 25, 2007
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  3. Julian

    Willarojo Guest

    I like how you've framed the entire bay--nay, the entire ocean!
    Double-nay, the entire sky!!--with those 2 little shrubs. Quite
    heroic of them, really. ('Atlas Shrubbed', as it were.)

    I'm also impressed that not one single mast has been cut off at the
    top! Of course, you've got so much boring sky, I can almost see
    Sputnik up there!

    It was an excellent choice, from an editor's view, to leave fully
    half of your photo boring and essentially blank so that the text is
    an improvement. A veritable typographer's wetdream!

    I also like the contrast of boat to car, ocean/sky to parking lot.
    And is that earthy brown building a public restroom? Brilliant! One
    little oasis of (night-)soil in an ocean of sky and bay!

    And to think, had you stepped 10 feet closer to the cliff there, you
    might not have had any grass in the frame, and we could have imagined
    you had been soaring like a bird when you took this shot.

    Noon sure is a dramatic time to shoot.


    “I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to
    live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.”
    Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

    “We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph line from
    Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing
    important to communicate.”
    Thoreau, Walden
    Willarojo, Jul 25, 2007
  4. Julian

    Julian Guest

    Thank you for that commentory Willa. It certainly shows my assesment
    of your ability as photographer was spot on correct.
    You know after the Mac's 10 year history of publishing calendars and
    postcards (many of the calendars total sell outs year after year), I'd
    recon your contribution could change the face of calendars in
    Australia, nay, the world. Good one, mate. Now for your next trick are
    you going to post your calendar covers? What about another "Photo of
    the day"? Now that was a good idea, wasn't it? How long did it last? A
    week, wasn't it? Naw... Just weak, eh?
    Julian, Jul 25, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Annika1980, Jul 25, 2007
  6. Julian

    Julian Guest

    You know, this is why you can't ever hope to be a Professional
    Photographer. Do you not see the relationship between a wedding cake
    and wedding gifts?
    Here lies the clear evidence of your stupidity. All you see is a
    cabinet that IN YOUR OPINION interferes with the picture. Wedding
    Photographers are not unlike Photojournalists. They work with what
    they can. When you try to be smart and post some of my photos before I
    altered them, you are just showing people how bloody idiotic you
    really are.

    Nearly all the pictures I took in the house being restored under a
    National Trust order, that you stole some of the shots from, had the
    subjects lifted and put over other backgrounds. You never bothered to
    write for a password to the wedding gallery, just thought how great it
    would be to slap D-Mac around a bit. Now you are about to pay for your
    crimes. Enjoy yourself while you can.
    Julian, Jul 25, 2007
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Julian is quoted & my replies are inline below :
    Troy Piggins, Jul 25, 2007
  8. This probably explains why I haven't said anything about anybody for the
    past 30 years or so........
    William Graham, Jul 25, 2007
  9. As Troy piggins pointed out, Douglas, when you are pretending to be
    Julian, you should possibly stop referring to yourself as "I", don't
    you think?


    You're pretty entertaining, though!
    Just one more tip, if I may. Gloating over your victories is
    generally best done *after* you have achieved one. We're still
    waiting for that glorious day.
    mark.thomas.7, Jul 25, 2007
  10. That's CALENDAR.
    That's ok. Happy to oblige.
    Ah yes, but this is a place of learning. So even though Douglas may
    be incapable of that (learning), *others* may benefit from the
    following critical appraisal.

    It's a 'pleasant' scene
    Horizon is straight

    - should probably have been horizontal, or at least composed
    - centred horizon looks boring, and appears to be there simply to give
    the text enough sky
    - bad cropping (leftmost boat hits the frame edge - beginner's error)
    - Text effects are trite, straight out of WordArt 101
    - image is unsharp (the original is probably fine but the downsizing
    was done poorly - also note the stairstepping on front left mooring)
    - polariser, polariser, polariser (in other words this is harsh midday
    light - what was he thinking?)
    - two bushes look silly
    - post in middle looks sillier (it's just a calendar cover, so you
    might be forgiven for cloning)

    Finally, the choice of image is.. er.. puzzling.
    So they have a marina, woohoo..
    Why not include something other than an unused, unoccupied piece of
    grass in the foreground?
    Where's the interest, the excitement, or even the relaxing mood for
    someone to sit and enjoy the view? Nope, just an empty piece of grass
    that looks as if it is probably on someone's private land.. This image
    says to me "Don't bother coming here unless you like to see boats in a
    marina from a distance (probably behind locked gates).

    I can imagine this image cropped differently, taken at dawn or dusk,
    perhaps with a silhouetted figure holding a champagne glass lit by the
    golden spears of light from sundown, as the day softly trickles away
    into a gorgeous night, full of promise...

    Oh sorry, I shouldn't be getting all poetic - this image screams...

    SNAPSHOT!!! (Now let's drive on to somewhere *nice*.)
    mark.thomas.7, Jul 25, 2007
  11. Julian

    Willarojo Guest

    FYI, I'm still shooting nearly every day, and adding to my
    galleries several times a week, but Yes, I don't post "One-A-Day"
    links here any more. I got some good feedback, but it takes away
    from shooting time.

    Just as replying to your stupidities takes away shooting time, but
    slapping a bully around is always a worthy occupation.

    Never said I was a great photog, just that Doug sucks, and Julian
    sucks worse.

    P.S. "Assessment" not "assesment", "reckon" not "recon".

    Also, been meaning to ask, are your from Samoa or American Samoa?


    “I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to
    live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.”
    Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

    “We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph line from
    Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing
    important to communicate.”
    Thoreau, Walden
    Willarojo, Jul 25, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Your photos? I thought they were Doug's photos?
    So you are now telling us straight out that you are Doug and
    everything you posted about Julian is a big fat lie? I can't wait to
    see you try to squirm out of this one.

    Wiggle little worm .... wiggle.
    Annika1980, Jul 25, 2007
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    Draco Guest

    This image is a whole lot better than the one you posted the other
    day. I have to agree with another that the calender cover shot should
    be in the same direction as the calender opens and is used. So from
    looking at this shot I would say the calender is a vertical. Which
    would make it stand out from all the rest.

    Those of us who make comments about the work of imagery are usually
    doing so to help. Not to kick around anyones head. So, if you could
    refrain from snide comments it would be a big help in reducing the

    But then again, without nonsense how would we know when to laugh?


    Getting even isn't good enough.

    Doing better does.
    Draco, Jul 25, 2007
  14. Julian

    Annika1980 Guest

    Hey dumbass. You posted the photos originally before you altered

    Oh yeah, "I meant to do that!"

    Sucks to be you, Fig.
    Annika1980, Jul 25, 2007
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    Walter Banks Guest

    Since you and Doug and your various aliases are such a stickler for
    copyrights I assume that Akuna Seaplanes has been comfortable
    enough with this photo of its yellow Cessna 206 to give you
    copyright release. Nice airplane too bad the floats aren't registered
    Walter Banks, Jul 25, 2007
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    .. Guest

    Images taken in National Parks and Defined Recreational areas by me or
    do not require owner's of equipment operating in those areas to give
    permission to reproduce any photographs we take. This includes web
    wedding photographs and posters we sell.

    It's a complex issue, I grant you but the over riding fact is that we
    have a
    COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY permit from the management of the area that
    plane is
    taking off from. Wether or not Akuna have a permit to land in a
    recreational area or wether their floats are registered is their
    Why not take it up with them if you are so concerned?

    Tangalooma wild dolphin resort have absolute control over the area
    down to
    low water and bounded by clearly defined markers either side and at
    the rear
    of the resort. That plane picked up a medical emergency patient from
    resort on a day which would tax any bush pilot's skills at landing
    taking off a seaplane.

    The Queensland Environmental Protection Agency which incorporates the
    Queensland Parks and Wildlife service, have control over the waters
    from low
    tide mark to an area encompassing the sea from which the plane took
    off - as
    a defined "Recreational Area" under the National Parks act.

    FYI we have permits from the appropriate authorities for the entire
    Australian continent and several off shore Islands as well as some of
    Tasmania. Link to our permit for Queensland:

    Probably the reason Doug and his businesses are such "soft targets"
    for the
    idiots who attack him is because unlike them, he registered his
    and employees with every Australian department and authority likely to
    a permit issued for commercial Photography and Photographic tour
    This included listing his real name and contact details on any web
    site he
    may use to sell his photographs.

    Now apart from your attempt to discredit me or Doug as doing
    illegal, do you have any reason for bringing that crap up here?

    .., Jul 26, 2007
  17. Julian

    Walter Banks Guest

    The photo was in an promotional area of your website that was
    associated with the calendar link, I assumed that you had followed
    all the rules when using an image of Akuna's airplane as part of your
    promotion I am surprised that they would want that kind of promotion.
    There was nothing associated with the image to indicate an emergency

    They have floats on a Cessna 206 that can take off with the tip
    wheels in the down position on water, that significantly reduces drag
    but normally that is a problem in water. The plane is registered with
    tricycle gear so the retrofit floats manufacturer is not identified, simple
    comment. I was curious who manufactured the floats.
    I have never challenged any of that, what is your point?
    What the hell are you talking about, kudos for following the rules for
    in getting all the required releases to use an image of a commercial
    airplane as part of a photography web site promotion.

    Walter Banks, Jul 26, 2007
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