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  1. Not bad. Interesting! While I'm listening to my 40 odd versions of Bach's MatthΓ€us Passion I can see where that's coming from. My personal favorite in that field is this young Dutch/NZ band, My Baby: They have played Glastonbury a couple of times. There's an introduction video here. The best part is towards the end where they're showing how they achieve their sound. I was introduced to them by this photographer/guitarist friend of mine who died last year. Months before corona. He was 70 years old. So I'm not the only old geezer who likes this band and can't sit still. OK back to Bach now. - It's that time of year again. wim
  2. Graduation day in Edinburgh - Worldwide - Educational book - $$ Maybe I should check my keywords for diversity and something to denote that women are doing better than men in education. wim
  3. Another nice one here. Much older: 2014. As it's the European Anthem it's not as popular as it once was, when it simply was the Ode to Joy. Last Sunday in Amsterdam students played the St Matthew Passion on their balconies. Very short video here. Singing songs while washing hands inspired one of my favorite newspaper columnists to suggest The End by the Doors to her children as it's 11:48 min. That'll teach them! Here the 3:48 min. version. That'll do. My favorite German singer songwriter Reinhard Mey yesterday posted this short video of a short living room concert. He once made fun of the Ode to Joy at the end of this song here. Ok one more for our German listeners out there 😁. The Doors did this with the same title: Ship of Fools. I'm with MarkK: The end of the world by REM; With Dyn Llun: that Tom Lehrer song. Well all of them. My favorite version of that Dylan song: this one sung by Pete Seeger. Once his mentor; once his adversary; still his admirer at 92 (in this video - he died when he was 94). After all this it's clear that Youtube knows a thing about me and my future. It suggests Comment Te Dire Adieu ! Which is a great song, but let's hope it's a bit too soon for that. wim
  4. You're not shooting film are you? So why not correct it in post. Takes about 5 seconds. If you insist in doing it in camera: turn on the level or virtual horizon plus the checker board or guide lines or whatever your camera display is offering. However the problem you will often encounter when standing in front of a shop window with all lines straight, is that your reflection will turn up right in the middle. A solution to this would be a shift lens. Or stepping aside a bit, shooting skewed and correct it in post. Which is where we started. 😁 Ok one more possibility: do turn on the virtual horizon (Fuji-speak) plus the guide lines and hold your camera at waist level with two hands on either side; tilt up your display and look down Rolleiflex/Hasselblad style. It's really stable and if you hold your hands underneath the camera with your thumbs on top, squeezing the release button with your right one, there's much less risk in dipping the camera to the side while you press the release button. Added bonus: you look much less conspicuous than with a camera in front of your face. wim
  5. That was at the official service center. I had it done twice - once a M1 and once a M2. They may have introduced a blanket 350 fee now for everything like Nikon. Meaning for the earlier versions it's almost always cheaper to buy a good used one. Anyway, from that low 60 or 65 euro fee it was clear that it must have been a very simple procedure for them. wim
  6. Yes and the corrections are good, but you cannot un-cook them in ACR. The corrections are baked-in in the RAW. Here's an example of the M5 with a straight out of camera RAW and JPG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3xw4hn285xgnmkv/_DSC4359.ARW?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/aannwal4f9fjbuf/_DSC4359.JPG?dl=0 wim (not wanting to hijack the thread)
  7. Maybe even better than the M6: the lens is the same as the one in the M5, which I prefer on the wider end. The image in the corners and the crop 24mm in the versions with the 24-200mm lens are largely computational. If you open an image in a browser or in anything else that does not take into account the baked-in corrections, you'll notice huge distortion and even de-centering (in my case): https://www.dropbox.com/s/znf1g2kytdhjuld/_DSC7127.ARW?dl=0 The noise control depends entirely your own Photoshop skills πŸ˜‰ However this is where the later versions can make a difference: the frame rate of the M6 is 24fps. Great for image stacking. wim
  8. Yes it was. The M6 in this case. 24mm - 1/30 - 2.8 - ISO 320. wim
  9. Turkey, Newspaper - national, Bulk Discount, Flat Rate - $ - distributor wim
  10. Haze or lifting fog: Milford Sound - EGH5WC Smoke: The Tetons - BW8JJE Fog: Polder in Zeeland province -The Netherlands - AM5KR4 wim
  11. Sales very quiet here as well. Cleared balance seems normal. wim
  12. You probably have already clicked on Alex' blue number which reveals his full name? And tried to search with this on Google/Google Images? LinkedIn? Facebook? wim
  13. Ah mistela is probably a better antidote to corona than beer 😁. It's been a while since I was in that region. My parents used to live in Benidorm in winter. We usually visit Madrid and/or Malaga nowadays. wim
  14. No show here so far, but it's extremely early days if it's a distributor sale. But I'll buy you a beer too. Where in Spain are you based? wim
  15. Wow Caspar David Friedrich has come back and is using a camera. wim
  16. These cover requests are quite frequent, and there are sales following those as well, but much less frequent 😁. Amen to the RX100! Always on me. Outside - not inside. 🀣 wim
  17. The Costa Rica image is great! You probably know a cropped version is in this year's Fodor. The images you have on the micros, are they largely the same or are they different from the ones on Alamy? If they're different, I would put them here also. Unless the subject is exactly the same. Some questions: do you check AoA for what clients are looking for? Do you check the competition on Alamy for the keywords that are used the most on AoA for your subjects? Do you check where your images are on the page for the different search tabs (New; Creative; Relevant). Do you check where your images end up? Are they being used as you expected when you were editing the images? Technical quality is important, but should be a given. Image quality is even more important, but content is most important. And having the right keywords is equally important. My guess is that the keywords on the micros are different from here plus they work differently over here. wim
  18. Mine is this one. On the road, I use a generic dual charger from USB whatever, like laptop, phone charger, car or power bank. wim
  19. I still have the first one from the original mk1 from early 2013. I do rotate the batteries randomly between two bodies and I have about 6 original and 3 aftermarket batteries. I see no differences. There may be, but there's no battery that's faulty. Two of the non-Sony batteries last maybe a little bit less. Could even be my imagination. When I'm using my phone as a remote I go through 2 or 3 batteries a day. Mainly because the Wifi is constantly on. wim
  20. Thank you! Well spotted! That's good sleuthing! It seems pretty recent. Last time the image has sold (has been licensed) was 19 March 2019. Let's keep an eye out! Thanks again. wim
  21. wiskerke

    Alamy Measures

    Hmm Klinger, have a look at that topic about those wildcards: topic here. And maybe have a look at who started it. 😁 wim
  22. Lots of tricks I didn't know. And then he says: in the old days, for old people... Yep I know that one. πŸ‘΄ wim
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