Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

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........ H G Wells

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........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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But he really should switch to a Nikon

Jig along says:

I see the darkside is strong in you, hopefully you will see the light one day:)

Nice shot btw

17th Oct 2011, 05:56

Dhamaka says:

Jigalong, you have been seduced by the dark side, it's so bad you can't see it :)

taniwha absolutely - and trying to get everything sorted before the WTM in 2 weeks is challenging to say the least :)

25th Oct 2011, 18:01

Earthlad says:

hey Dhamaka moblog is doing this advent calendar thingy, yea I kno its corny but moblog does it in "the best possible taste" cant see you on the list? you are posting yea, did you get your invite?

16th Nov 2011, 16:47

Caine says:

Wow! Great portraits of Jig along and I'd take a lens like that any day. :D

2nd Dec 2011, 00:22

Dhamaka says:

me too :)

2nd Dec 2011, 10:24

Chenav says:

Canon or Nikon, it does not matter.
As long as you shoot Canon, :p
Especially the new stuff (1D-X !!) coming in ;)

Anyway, the camera is just a tool.
The photographer has the idea, the skills and the eye (a lot of people have none of these by the way: they just "own" an expensive camera/lens...)

Creativity has value, the rest is not important :)

5th Dec 2011, 17:24

Dhamaka says:

If I was beiing rational Chenav I would say you're absolutely correct
Nikon still seems to do better at low-light, fast-motion (although I don't know how it will compare to the 1D-X)
and anyway
It's a good wind-up!

5th Dec 2011, 17:26

Chenav says:

Yep, Nikon has better low light with the D3 serie... good if you shoot live concerts ! (my present gear can not lock the focus 1 time out of 3, during a concert gig... )
Canon has better lenses (the 70-200 IS mk II is a killer glass, which makes you believe you are a photographer sometimes !).

Photography is always a matter of compromise !

I saved money for the 1D-X already :)
Seems impressive, and it will be the perfect fit for my L lenses :)
And it will get Waxou jealous (which is probably the best reason to invest in pro gear ;) )

6th Dec 2011, 00:33

Dhamaka says:

Your shots are always fantastic, I look forward to seeing what you come up with... and I agree with that last reason :)

6th Dec 2011, 07:41