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  1. RockDawg

    This has to be my photograph (I own the rights to it as professional material)?

    I agree. I was going to ask what that post meant, but the more I think about it, I'm not sure I really want to know.
  2. RockDawg

    Is anyone interested in a real critique thread?

    What I like: The narrow depth of focus. The B&W tones. I feel they are just enough to make the scene ominous, but not so much as to give a sense of dread. What I don't like: The bokeh could be smoother, but that is as good as my Nikkor 50 f/1.8D gets. I'm ashamed to say that I don't ever...
  3. RockDawg

    $250 ticket for shooting on a tripod in NYC?

    Back to the topic - I agree with usayit. I would definitely fight that. So they can tell you to leave for any reason and you will get ticketed if you don't? Even if their reason for making you leave was wrong? That seems beatable to me, but you never know in today's world.
  4. RockDawg

    $250 ticket for shooting on a tripod in NYC?

    So the OP is wrong because maybe he didn't think to try that combination of words in Google? It is what it is. I'm no more right or wrong for my opinion of your post that you are for your's of the OP's. So why not just post and let post? As is every forum on the net. They are also strewn...
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    $250 ticket for shooting on a tripod in NYC?

    So even if you're wrong you're still right? Who are you? My wife? Maybe he did and had no luck? Maybe he thought he'd post the question on this photography forum not looking for opinions, but thinking someone might know the law and post a link? And isn't that exactly what happened? So if...
  6. RockDawg

    HDR Movie? Yes those do exist...

    I'm not a fan of it either. I can surely appreciate the effort and skill it may have taken to make it, but I don't like the look. Video game graphics are judged by how well they can look like real video/reality, so why commend real video for looking like a video game? That is exactly what...
  7. RockDawg

    what happen to photo of the month?

    I also miss the POTW and think it needs to come back.
  8. RockDawg

    Am i ready to charge?

    Why ask for opinions if you aren't ready to hear ones you don't like? Sounds to me like you already made up your mind so why even bother to ask? If you have people willing to pay and you want to do it, then go for it. But as most have pointed out, you have a fair bit to learn. That's not to...
  9. RockDawg

    Feeling nostalgic

    Yep 1541. I couldn't remember it's number. I thought the code in the magazines were in a form of BASIC. I could be wrong though. It's been a long time. I remember it could do BASIC because I played around with creating my own lottery game and that was in BASIC. My favorite game was One on...
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    Feeling nostalgic

    Boy that takes me back! I remember I thought I was the stuff because I got the floppy drive with mine! I typed thousands of lines of code just to play a bunch of stupid, basic games. Loved every minute of it though. Before the C64, I had a TI994A if anyone remembers those. EDIT: I...
  11. RockDawg

    So what's coming down the line?

    Better dynamic range! That would be number one on my list.
  12. RockDawg

    Artistic Nudity discussion?

    This totally cracked me up! Good one!! :lmao:
  13. RockDawg

    Artistic Nudity discussion?

    Obviously not, which would seem to indicate we aren't as narrow-minded as you. While we may be more judgmental than you when it comes to porn, we are obviously less judgmental than you when it comes to people. What is hilarious is your hypocrisy. You mention "midwesterners". Why? You...
  14. RockDawg

    Artistic Nudity discussion?

    This is SOOO true. I am always amazed at how often the "open-minded" don't have an open mind when it comes to "closed or narrow-minded" people's point of view. Oh sure, they have an open-mind when it comes to what other people should tolerate or accept, but shouldn't they, by virtue of their...
  15. RockDawg

    How to clean stubborn filters

    I'll try some of that liquid lens cleaner. I didn't realize there was such a thing. Thanks for all the input!
  16. RockDawg

    How to clean stubborn filters

    I have a couple Hoya filters that I can't seem to get clean for the life of me. I've tried cleaning them with a brand new lens cloth and also tried it with some distilled water. Nothing seems to get them clean. They appear to have smears/smudges and when I wipe them the smears move and...
  17. RockDawg

    Is the Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 full frame?

    I have a Nikon D80 now, but if I choose full frame in the future, will the Tamron be compatible?
  18. RockDawg

    I guess I don't "get" Flickr - in particular, the awards.

    I'm wondering the same. For those who have a pro subscription, why Flickr and not Smumug, Zenfolio or something? I'm talking about simply sharing. Wat's better about Flickr in that regard?
  19. RockDawg

    Alien Winter Wonderland

    Those shots are sweet. I love them! How high off the ground was the camera for most of the shots?
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