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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:23 am 
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Sounds a great idea but is very interactive and is more of a website thing than a bbcode forum.

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Having country related posts cross linked with sector of photography is a cool idea though.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:24 am 
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Interesting...... I'm not completely happy with the idea that you cannot comment on the shots, but it's ok. Maybe some like/dislike system, or maybe only likes would be a nice thing.
Would be nice to see it in practice, great idea Wolfsong :D

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:58 am 
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I know nothing about coding or about any programming at all robbin so I have no idea what would be involved or as mentioned above.. if it would even be possible..

I would see it as a social forum pierovera and as such I would expect ppl to post comments... hopefully it wouldnt come across as too fluffbunny but I personally would encourage ppl to keep the posts/comments relating to the photography aspect of the photos possitive as it would not be about composition, style, lighting or any of the like but instead about the social sharing of one's world of photography with others who are more intersted in the type of photography, ei. wildlife, portrait, urban and so on, as well as a specific place or points of interest than anything else.

Almost all eco-tours I have taken to date, and there have been many, have been taken due to the fact someone shared pictures of a specific location with me that sparked my interest and after a bit more research on the area/tour I chose to go. I get asked to go on about 10 to 12 of these tours a year or get suggestions from ppl to go on these but I only go on 3 or 4 or so... pictures others send me of the area as well as pics I find online of the area and wildlife there go a long way in helping me decide which to go on hence my interest in a forum like this... I love seeing wildlife pics as well as street photography from around the world taken by average photographers like the magority of those here.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:00 am 
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Oh I see where you're going with this, I get it now :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:08 am 
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PS: Popo.. post a pic of a duck will ya??? :twisted:


Done!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:25 am 
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ei. Pierovera... I would love to be able to click on Mexico and see what local photographers shoot in the area as well as their thoughts on what is a rare find compared to a common siting when it comes to wildlife and maybe where they find the most sitings or the best time of year if they choose to share that info... or go to the landscapes and see what locals think are the unique landcape shots of the area... what the ppl that live in mexico city tend to shoot most often when it comes to architecture as well as just the street photography throughout mexico.. those unique little places that no one but the locals know about...

I think a lot of ppl would find a forum like that very interesting.. I know I would

Imagine the database you would have after a few years if it caught on!!

Now for the dreaming part of it... imagine if the map you used to click on could somehow be the base map of google earth and any pics posted by anyone that are geo-tagged would be automatically dropped onto the map based on the longitude and latitude of the information enbeded in the pic :twisted: ... like I said.. dreaming only

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:28 am 
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I would as well, maybe if one opened up I might start learning more about wildlife photography in Mexico and actually going out to shoot it frequently just to share it..... probably :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:34 am 
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What am I thinking right now?

When there's 6 regular members + one clearly deranged Trinidadian currently posting on the site, my time has come to an end.

Adios everyone - it's been fun...


I am saddened to read this, as I have enjoyed your images and narratives. Be safe and well, and please do visit from time to time!

For what it is worth, I have noticed that the internet forums that I visit, in general, not just photography-related, have slowed considerably of late. Perhaps blogging, facebooking, twittering, and such have become more dominant than forums? I do follow some blogs, and Zack Arias' Tumblr, but not the other formats.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:55 am 
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Also sorry about that Phil, I think you have many followers on CL especially for us westerners not only to see some good tech shots but another way of life. I particular like the portraits you post. Sites like this also generate interest in places and wild life as mentioned by Wolf.

As with everything there are cycles up and down as recent posts indicated a lack of inspiration from some including myself. In our everyday environment it becomes the same old and we stop seeing what’s around us. For me sun every day with no puffy white cloud makes most landscape shots look the same. Visitor to oz, AdamP posted some local birds which I thought looked really good although I see them everyday at my back fence and have taken no notice of them photography wise.

I think the assignments are starting to generate interest again with the entries up so I guess to keep interest in the forum we should all try to post more and perhaps some more CC.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:06 am 
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aww...

I'll still be around.

And has anyone seen Bjorn lately?, havent seen him post for ages!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:15 am 
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Ah, I think I found our unique individual.

dubaiphil, please do consider staying with us.

As for posting images, I will try to contribute more when I have something more than this first-generation IPad with which to work. My budget will allow a decent computer purchase in late 2013 or 2014. I do not consider my lowly SOOC JPEGs to be worthy. (My evidentiary images are uploaded as SOOC Large Fine JPEGs, using proprietary software.)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:33 am 
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AnderssonPhoto wrote:
And has anyone seen Bjorn lately?, havent seen him post for ages!

Come to think about it, you're right. Not including the posts he makes for the monthly assignments, last time he posted was in August. Long time, no see :|

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:41 am 
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What rex said is exactly why I think a more social forum on this site might do well and might liven up the boards.... some ppl shy away from posting because they think their work isnt worthy.

Im one of those who believes in give me an interesting story to anaverage pic and Im just as happy with it as I am with an NG mag pic. Stories or information surrounding a pic have a social interest that is diffferent from the interest shown in image quality and as such allows ppl to post images which highlight their world throuugh their eyes and words when needed.

I remember over a year back KPR posted a pic in the wildlife forums of a hawk swooping down to kill a pheasant. Everything in the pic.. and I mean everything was a blur... if he would not have told the story saying it was a hawk and a pheasant you would never have known.. he posted the pic not for the pic quality but because it was an encounter that excited the hell out of him and the only way to share that was with a blurry pic and a story so he did.

I posted a pic over a year ago of the ocean surface with a row of bubbles coming up to the surface... I didnt post the pic because it was a great pic as it was boring and dull to say the least .. I did post it however because it showed the edge of a bubble net blown by a humpback whale... it was posted as a source of information for those interested and not because of the pic quality which to be brutily honest sucked.

I took a pic just the other day of a crab apple stuck between 2 twigs high in a tree.. an average pic at best but it was a squirrel who wedged it there to keep it from falling to the ground while he hid a second apple.

Im sure many of us take images like this every day that we treasure yet do not stand out as great images or outstanding compositions. We cherish them for the social value... the story behind the pic, the location or whatever.

People I think need to feel comfortable in posting images like this and sharing their unique stories as I for one and Im sure many others would enjoy seeing these and hearing the stories behind them as told by the photographer who is kind enough to give us a glimpse of their world.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:46 am 
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I agree with you Wolfsong, what I really like when you post your shots is that you tell us the story behind them, and to be honest, they are really great images, so combined with a great story they can make some really interesting things to look at.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:37 am 
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A website with a world map filled with photos already exists.
Go to maps.google.com and select photos on the upper right.

Also, sorry to hear Dubaiphil leaving. He posted lots of great archetecture and street photography. I'm just generally too lazy to log on and post feedback. So here goes... (if he ever reads this) Please do not post pictures wider than 1024 pixels. On a standard 1280x1024 monitor, it stretches the image (and more importantly) the text off the screen. :roll:


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