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    Make sure the sun is behind you. Dark grey clouds...

    Make sure the sun is behind you. Dark grey clouds can make an exciting background especially if you get the odd shaft through the clouds. There will be at least two hours everyday when the sun is...
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    Absolutely agree.

    Absolutely agree.
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    Thanks, Brian. I am about to give up the day job...

    Thanks, Brian. I am about to give up the day job to one day a week, semi-retirement, so I'll read that thoroughly. I think it's a pity for professionals, if amateurs like me, eat up their markets and...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I found this on their...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I found this on their website, so I am glad I won't be supplying images to them.

    "You confirm that you took the image/video and are its copyright owner; or that you...
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    Could this be a scam

    I received the following message while I was sleeping.

    "My name is redacted and I am with redacted News. We are looking to use a photo you took for our broadcast

    tonight. Could you give me a...
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    Sticky: Photo Location incorrect: submitted correction not taking effect

    My photo at https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9313521 is showing the location as Dublin. When I submitted corrections to show EGLL London Heathrow the correction acceptance page was displayed. However,...
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    Whilst, I don't think it is much of a hassle to...

    Whilst, I don't think it is much of a hassle to get the system to fill in all the data except the registration and airfield code I think it is kind of impolite to increase the traffic on the system...
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    Will LCE allow you to rent a lens for the...

    Will LCE allow you to rent a lens for the weekend. Some companies, like Fixation in Kennington, will do that and I believe credit your rental payment against purchase.
  9. Thread: halos

    by Aldgyte
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    If you look at an equalised rendering of your...

    If you look at an equalised rendering of your image, halos are immediately obvious. The "check for dust" facility on the upload page is a very powerful equalising renderer. I also use the GIMP to see...
  10. I endorse this suggestion and would add some of...

    I endorse this suggestion and would add some of my own experience. I think you are running the risk of scratching your sensor with the procedures you describe. Further, I think Ican see some streaks...
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    In contrast to the skiing. Meribel (the next...

    In contrast to the skiing. Meribel (the next valley over) has more black runs.
  12. Hong Kong Skydeck

    Put VHHH into the search on the database and see what others are getting at Chek Lap Kok. Some (including myself) are revealing their cameras, lenses and EXIF settings. A key ingredient is sun. You...
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    It was a pleasure to meet you at the Esso Garage...

    It was a pleasure to meet you at the Esso Garage by LHR 027R a few months ago, Brian. I'm sure that many on these pages have gained from your freely shared knowledge. I hope you will continue...
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    I think that both the D500 and D850 boast the 153...

    I think that both the D500 and D850 boast the 153 selectable AF points. My D500 has a joystick which allows me to select the focus point. I believe the D850 has the same. I find that the AF is fast...
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    Responding to requests for image usage

    I've recently had some requests to use my images. I asked advice from an old friend who used to be the CEO of a very large travel oriented slide library, long since subsumed into a large publishing...
  16. It is good news for a competitive free world but...

    It is good news for a competitive free world but it doesn't seem to be a result of the Trump-May relationship or they'd be crowing about it in Davos.
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    The large Chevron shaped grass bank NW from point...

    The large Chevron shaped grass bank NW from point 9 is easier to walk to from T5 and affords some good shooting points. To go from there to spot 9 you have to dodge traffic walking round a thorny...
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    To assist investigation, I have "liked" this...

    To assist investigation, I have "liked" this photograph. I particularly like the detail in the mountain. It's "Lantau Peak" isn't it? I've walked it when I was younger.
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    I also have some captures where the canopy merges...

    I also have some captures where the canopy merges into the grey sky. Does anyone have a tip on whether and how one would one fix that with Nikon Camera Raw in Photoshop?
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    Remember not to look directly at the sun. How...

    Remember not to look directly at the sun. How does looking through camera mirrors protect us? As I won't be in North America that "night" I'm not going to have the risk but I think that people on the...
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    Well, I've worked it out myself. If I try to look...

    Well, I've worked it out myself. If I try to look at anyone's reject list other than my own the software substitutes the other party's id with mine, preserving their privacy.

    So I didn't need to...
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    I don't get it. This links to my rejected images....

    I don't get it. This links to my rejected images. I am not "radioactivity". What is going on?
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    David W. Wilson
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    I visited SXM this Easter. It seems to me that...

    I visited SXM this Easter. It seems to me that the tourist industry round the island encourages this stupidity. There is a ready supply of T-shirt with slogans such as "I've been blown..." available....
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    Click on the "Check for dust" button to get the...

    Click on the "Check for dust" button to get the equalised view. You can see that there are very strong halos.
  26. Thread: Invalid hot.

    by Aldgyte
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    I believe the word "hot" is used on the interface...

    I believe the word "hot" is used on the interface metaphorically. It means that a picture may be "hot" because the proprietors of the database are in need of a quality photograph of the aircraft...
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    I guess that is the DX version. I use the FX...

    I guess that is the DX version. I use the FX version of this lens as my all-day tourism lens on my full-frame camera. I've also used it on the D500 with some success at Myrtle where my other lenses...
  28. Thread: Zyntix

    by Aldgyte
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    Most people here use zoom lenses so it's not...

    Most people here use zoom lenses so it's not really a problem.
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    Hurricane Dust Blaster

    I've been blasting my sensors on my full-frame and crop cameras with one of those whilst holding the camera body upside down. It seems to move the dust around but it seems to introduce more dust. I...
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