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Forum: The Pit 11-22-2014, 04:02 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
that's kind of the point I was making about the...

that's kind of the point I was making about the naivety and adventure, I mean Australia can feel isolated now so I hate to think how it must have felt in 1915. I don't find it hard to believe that...
Forum: The Pit 11-22-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 155,498
Posted By Diamond Dave
no need to apologise, I'm glad you watched it and...

no need to apologise, I'm glad you watched it and was interested to see what you thought of it, good or bad.

I obviously must find it much more endearing than you did, but I probably don't watch it...
Forum: The Pit 11-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
probably my last holiday photo that I really...

probably my last holiday photo that I really like/feel like it stands on its own

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15646394330_15e8c12c00_z.jpg...
Forum: The Pit 11-19-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
cool, on a related note I just ordered a light...

cool, on a related note I just ordered a light stand, flash holder head thing and reversible umbrella.

time to start getting serious...

also, this is what Milford Sound looks like once you get...
Forum: The Pit 11-17-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 155,498
Posted By Diamond Dave
Tom Cruise day? I have to throw The Firm out...

Tom Cruise day? I have to throw The Firm out there, that's a good one.
Forum: The Pit 11-17-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
Classic "if I can convince someone else I...

Classic "if I can convince someone else I can convince myself" post :p:

EDIT: this is the view out of a Cessna on the way to Milford...
Forum: The Pit 11-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
nah, this trip was my first real go at doing any...

nah, this trip was my first real go at doing any landscapes and locally I don't really have any point-and-win mountains to take photos of :p:

having said that though I've definitely got a 10 stop...
Forum: The Pit 11-16-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
sunset over...

sunset over Queenstown

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15173702414_facd5863f6_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/113094844@N04/15173702414/)

also my Lightroom 5 trial ran out and I think I'm...
Forum: The Pit 11-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 155,498
Posted By Diamond Dave
I love war movies, although I haven't seen half...

I love war movies, although I haven't seen half of those.

speaking of a non-U.S. approach to war in movies though I highly recommend Gallipoli by Peter Weir.
Forum: The Pit 11-15-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
...

haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOJMtTHYT0E&feature=youtu.be&t=25s
Forum: The Pit 11-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 920
Posted By Diamond Dave
love this stuff one of my favourite things to do...

love this stuff

one of my favourite things to do however is mix it with BBQ sauce, holy shit is that good.
Forum: The Pit 11-15-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 15,584
Posted By Diamond Dave
here's how you pick 1) pick something specific...

here's how you pick

1) pick something specific that you're interested in
2) read as many related papers as you can
3) identify a gap/hole in that work
4) if its feasible for you to investigate...
Forum: The Pit 11-14-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
...

also:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8543/15792876752_5b591eaa3b_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/113094844@N04/15792876752/)
Forum: The Pit 11-14-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
well I assumed that much :p: hence why I was...

well I assumed that much :p: hence why I was interested in how they were named, cheers.

now I want to hear one though lol
Forum: The Pit 11-13-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
killdeer? interesting name :p: got my favourite...

killdeer? interesting name :p:

got my favourite photo thus far coming up, "probably the most photographed tree in New Zealand" according to a local landscape photographer we ran...
Forum: The Pit 11-13-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
OK, even exporting uncompressed TIFF files looks...

OK, even exporting uncompressed TIFF files looks exactly the same. Kind of frustrating and doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I am pumping the contrast a bit on these images but they look fine while...
Forum: The Pit 11-12-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 155,498
Posted By Diamond Dave
who cares man, fix it up and post it here, I'd...

who cares man, fix it up and post it here, I'd love to see it
Forum: The Pit 11-12-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By Diamond Dave
I've seen acoustic guitars in hard cases go in...

I've seen acoustic guitars in hard cases go in the overhead lockers, but don't take that as a guarantee of anything...
Forum: The Pit 11-11-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 117
Poll: state flags
Views: 1,829
Posted By Diamond Dave
wouldn't try to claim it as a great flag, but...

wouldn't try to claim it as a great flag, but just to join the party

http://i.imgur.com/HNK8TZ1.jpg
Forum: The Pit 11-10-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
well a gradient is just when one colour blends...

well a gradient is just when one colour blends into another, red to yellow, blue to lighter blue, black into white, whatever.

so from a digital perspective you're talking about discreet colour...
Forum: The Pit 11-10-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
double post, two more pics that I liked. the...

double post, two more pics that I liked.

the first is a massive limestone arch, it was awesome. It was actually where we were walking to when I took that earlier photo of the little...
Forum: The Pit 11-10-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
the 35mm 1.8 DX lens is a good pickup for not...

the 35mm 1.8 DX lens is a good pickup for not much money, but the D7100 has a focusing motor in the body which leaves the door open to look at a large back catalog of great old Nikon lenses.
Forum: The Pit 11-09-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
one thing I learnt about New Zealand pretty...

one thing I learnt about New Zealand pretty quickly is that the landscape is INCREDIBLY diverse, it was very interesting.

obviously some areas looked like Middle Earth, but others looked straight...
Forum: The Pit 11-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 155,498
Posted By Diamond Dave
"personally I wanted more...

"personally I wanted more rigour"

absolutely, that's the one line that resonates most with me, but I agree with pretty much everything he had to say there.

time to go rewatch Contact too, love that...
Forum: The Pit 11-09-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
ah well, what better time to start...

ah well, what better time to start hey

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5603/15601018219_32d1b8b5c8_z.jpg...
Forum: The Pit 11-09-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
I recently got a Fuji X100S for my trip to New...

I recently got a Fuji X100S for my trip to New Zealand which I just got back from and it was awesome, pocket rocket.

(pictures to come by the way, got plenty to go through :p: )
Forum: The Pit 11-09-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 246,671
Posted By Diamond Dave
only on the cheaper models. IIRC the D7000 and...

only on the cheaper models.

IIRC the D7000 and upwards all have focusing motors built into the body.

EDIT: wait I read that wrong
Forum: The Pit 11-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 155,498
Posted By Diamond Dave
just got back from Interstellar, I liked it for...

just got back from Interstellar, I liked it for the obvious reasons but it was a bit too flaky for me to walk out of the cinema completely floored by it.
Forum: The Pit 11-09-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 155,498
Posted By Diamond Dave
hmm, yeah that sounds a bit dodgy then.

hmm, yeah that sounds a bit dodgy then.
Forum: The Pit 11-09-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 155,498
Posted By Diamond Dave
yeah you might be right there, is it really that...

yeah you might be right there, is it really that bad though?

just thinking that a digital scan of the proper IMAX film would be far superior to something shot in the digital format in the first...
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