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Yes dictionary definition.

 

Also where people live and lay their heads to sleep is urban. At least that is the term which is in common use today.

 

 

"Alternative facts..." ;)

 

Alan

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Things with bridges:


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Amsterdam.
Leidsegracht x Herengracht. And TFiOS bench.


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Minneapolis. Stone Arch Bridge.

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Selma Alabama. The bridge.



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Yes dictionary definition.

 

Also where people live and lay their heads to sleep is urban. At least that is the term which is in common use today.

 

 

"Alternative facts..." ;)

 

Alan

 

 

 

Hi Alan, in the interests of correctness do you consider I should remove my two village images (i.e. not urban) and replace them with city/town images? :mellow:

 

I don't think my images are going to make the cut anyway when viewing others images. :(

 

Allan

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I love this "correctness' game going on between Alan and Allan. Let the phrases like "Urban Landscape", "Urbanscape", "Cityview", "Cityscape", "City Skyline" rule the roost. Challenge yourself with urban contrast interpretation of ghettos & slums too. Think wild, within limits

 

Cheers,

Kumar, India

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I love this "correctness' game going on between Alan and Allan. Let the phrases like "Urban Landscape", "Urbanscape", "Cityview", "Cityscape", "City Skyline" rule the roost. Challenge yourself with urban contrast interpretation of ghettos & slums too. Think wild, within limits

 

Cheers,

Kumar, India

 

 

Ghettos, Slums. There are non of these in the UK Kumar. ;)

 

Allan

 

Edited to ask if our other Kumar (Doc) has been to visit you yet. He is in India photographing tigers.

 

ITMA

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The contest is truly international Allan ;). No, me and Kumar (Doc) aren't in touch. I gave up shooting tigers quite sometime ago. Find it impossible to lug heavy wildlife gear at around 70 :D I would love to accompany/guide any Alamy photographers thinking of shooting Indian subjects - other than big game safaris ... my bones start rattling in safari vehicles :D Cheers. Kumar (India)

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The contest is truly international Allan ;). No, me and Kumar (Doc) aren't in touch. I gave up shooting tigers quite sometime ago. Find it impossible to lug heavy wildlife gear at around 70 :D

 

Cheers.

Kumar (India)

 

 

I know how you feel at 71. That is why I have a lightweight kit as well as the heavy Nikon kit. ;)

 

Allan

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The contest is truly international Allan ;). No, me and Kumar (Doc) aren't in touch. I gave up shooting tigers quite sometime ago. Find it impossible to lug heavy wildlife gear at around 70 :D

 

Cheers.

Kumar (India)

 

 

I know how you feel at 71. That is why I have a lightweight kit as well as the heavy Nikon kit. ;)

 

Allan

'am almost about to quit all my Nikon D800Es and their lenses in favour of Sony RX10_III and RX_100_V. No point lugging heavier equipment, keep missing easy shots & videos (blame inertia/frailty) ... and keep seeing deep depreciation in the resale value !

 

Cheers, 

Kumar, India

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The contest is truly international Allan ;). No, me and Kumar (Doc) aren't in touch. I gave up shooting tigers quite sometime ago. Find it impossible to lug heavy wildlife gear at around 70 :D

 

Cheers.

Kumar (India)

 

 

I know how you feel at 71. That is why I have a lightweight kit as well as the heavy Nikon kit. ;)

 

Allan

'am almost about to quit all my Nikon D800Es and their lenses in favour of Sony RX10_III and RX_100_V. No point lugging heavier equipment, keep missing easy shots & videos (blame inertia/frailty) ... and keep seeing deep depreciation in the resale value !

 

Cheers, 

Kumar, India

 

 

I hear you guys. I just turned 68 and am in the aging baby boomer hip-replacement lineup. Switching to lightweight mirrorless has made a big difference.

 

If I went chasing tigers at this point, I'd end up as lunch. B)

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I hear you guys. I just turned 68 and am in the aging baby boomer hip-replacement lineup. Switching to lightweight mirrorless has made a big difference.

 

If I went chasing tigers at this point, I'd end up as lunch. B)

:D  :D  :lol: 

As my reflexes slow down and the body gets more frail, I tend to miss far too many shots struggling with the heavier equipment. Also, travelling alone to somewhat distant locations is almost taboo now. I still go to nearby safaris with lighter equipment, and more than the 'game' 'am shooting the photographers, safari vehicles etc etc ... not missing much of wildlife either ... with having a +1000 mm lens (f/4) ready for me in a snap, with a 14 fps burst rate ..; I wonder where did I go wrong in UNgraduating :P from  top pro level cameras to "enthusiast-oriented bridge cameras". Hardly seem to miss a shot ... not getting 36 MP blasts of Nikon D800e, but well meeting the 6-12 MP current requirement here (if I choose the extreme 600-1200mm, f/4 range). Also, the full HD slow motion videos (at high bit rate) seem terrific.

 

​Cheers,

Kumar, India

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Hi Alan, in the interests of correctness do you consider I should remove my two village images (i.e. not urban) and replace them with city/town images? :mellow:

 

 

Not up to me Allan. As a friend of mine used to say, I'm just being a pendant! It's Kumar's competition.

 

Alan

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The contest is truly international Allan ;). No, me and Kumar (Doc) aren't in touch. I gave up shooting tigers quite sometime ago. Find it impossible to lug heavy wildlife gear at around 70 :D

 

 

 

I know how you feel at 71. That is why I have a lightweight kit as well as the heavy Nikon kit. ;)

 

 

69 next week but I refuse to let my age dictate my photography! My kit got a whole lot heavier when I started doing video last year (though to be fair, I don't take the video gear on long treks).

 

Alan

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The contest is truly international Allan ;). No, me and Kumar (Doc) aren't in touch. I gave up shooting tigers quite sometime ago. Find it impossible to lug heavy wildlife gear at around 70 :D

 

I know how you feel at 71. That is why I have a lightweight kit as well as the heavy Nikon kit. ;)

69 next week but I refuse to let my age dictate my photography! My kit got a whole lot heavier when I started doing video last year (though to be fair, I don't take the video gear on long treks).

 

Alan

 

1. Very good Alan. You seem to have taken good care of your body, and/or you have had better bodily constitution. 

2. To each his own as they say. I have been hypertensive for exactly 50 years, and on drugs continually. It hasn't done my body much good.

3. With RX10_III my video (even 4K & SlowMo included) kit is still ALWAYS with me,

4. If I've to live my stock photographer life all over again, RX10_III & RX100_V will be my only cameras from day one till the day my career lasts (JUST MY VERY PERSONAL VIEW, and opinions do differ).

5. I may still keep specialist DSLR gear for job work/assignments that may demand these particularly.

6. How many great STOCK moments my pro DSLR gear made me miss I started realizing only AFTER I started wielding Sony RX100_V and Sony RX10_III.

7. Yes, I do let my age dictate my photography ... if only it makes me wiser (totally personal perception I believe)    :)    :)   ;)    ;) 

 

Cheers,

Kumar, India

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Hi Alan, in the interests of correctness do you consider I should remove my two village images (i.e. not urban) and replace them with city/town images? :mellow:

 

 

Not up to me Allan. As a friend of mine used to say, I'm just being a pendant! It's Kumar's competition.

 

Alan

 

 

 

Kumar you read Alan's comment. What is your decision regarding possible removal of village shots to be replaced by town/city shots? :huh:

 

Allan

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I do have a NEX6 but that's for putting in my pocket when I wouldn't otherwise be taking a camera with me at all. I also bought an X-T1 a couple of years ago but I really disliked it and it was no substitute for the 5D2. A larger camera just feels so stable in my hand.

 

As you say, opinions differ.

 

Alan

 

Edit: this message board system really is dreadful when you want to pick out one section to reply to. It has removed your line that I was responding to.

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Hi Alan, in the interests of correctness do you consider I should remove my two village images (i.e. not urban) and replace them with city/town images? :mellow:

 

 

Not up to me Allan. As a friend of mine used to say, I'm just being a pendant! It's Kumar's competition.

 

Alan

 

 

 

Kumar you read Alan's comment. What is your decision regarding possible removal of village shots to be replaced by town/city shots? :huh:

 

Allan

Allan I hv already made a special mention of one of your pictures (Shanklin Old town Isle of Wight Englandposted in this contest thread. That should suffice I suppose :)  :P. These are casual, fun contests, more in regard of visual appreciation than laying down very rigid T&C that make very senior professionals (like Alan & Allan) attach much value to any supposedly rigid stance of just one of us (ME  :rolleyes: ). Have fun man,

Cheers, 

Kumar, India

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A larger camera just feels so stable in my hand.

 

Alan

Alan my only point of emphasis was 'practical utility' of the gear we employ for stock & assignment purposes. I would hate any pro camera equipment  (top Leicas & Hasselblads included) that weighs on my mind & body (gets me bogged down) and makes me miss opportunities (both still & video) that are just a breeze to capture with the likes if Sony RX10_III & Sony RX100_V. These cameras stay in my kit bag, and the pro DSLR gear in my almirahs, RAW quality at least at lower ISOs would even allow you to pixel-peep to quite some extent. I never produce any broadcast-quality clips, and for stock purposes 4K & HD SlowMos at a decent bitrate meet all my needs. We spend a grand amount getting high fps DSLRs for wildlife & other action work, Sony RX10_III offers 14fps. And, imagine 14fps through a zoom viewing range of 24mm-1200mm at f/2.4-4.0 with pretty decent image stabilization. I assure you this camera species has come a long way from being a "long-zoom poor IQ toy". It is a joy, sheer joy - JUST MY STRICTLY PERSONAL VIEW & OPINION.

 

Cheers, 

Kumar, India

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Hi Alan, in the interests of correctness do you consider I should remove my two village images (i.e. not urban) and replace them with city/town images? :mellow:

 

 

Not up to me Allan. As a friend of mine used to say, I'm just being a pendant! It's Kumar's competition.

 

Alan

 

 

 

Kumar you read Alan's comment. What is your decision regarding possible removal of village shots to be replaced by town/city shots? :huh:

 

Allan

Allan I hv already made a special mention of one of your pictures (Shanklin Old town Isle of Wight Englandposted in this contest thread. That should suffice I suppose :)  :P. These are casual, fun contests, more in regard of visual appreciation than laying down very rigid T&C that make very senior professionals (like Alan & Allan) attach much value to any supposedly rigid stance of just one of us (ME  :rolleyes: ). Have fun man,

Cheers, 

Kumar, India

 

 

 

Thanks Kumar. Having fun sounds good to me. :)  :D  :lol:  ;)

 

Allan

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The contest is truly international Allan ;). No, me and Kumar (Doc) aren't in touch. I gave up shooting tigers quite sometime ago. Find it impossible to lug heavy wildlife gear at around 70 :D

 

 

 

I know how you feel at 71. That is why I have a lightweight kit as well as the heavy Nikon kit. ;)

 

 

69 next week but I refuse to let my age dictate my photography! My kit got a whole lot heavier when I started doing video last year (though to be fair, I don't take the video gear on long treks).

 

Alan

 

 

An early HAPPY BIRTHDAY! for next week Alan. :)

 

I was OK carrying heavy gear all day at 69 too.

 

What a difference a couple of years make.

 

Allan

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Harrison Street and the Bay Bridge in San Francisco California at Dusk.

 

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The Bruin Theater in Westwood Village Los Angeles California
 
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Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles California
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Welcome, and thanks for your submission Michael. QC has already been nice to you, that's why these images could be posted here. Could I please suggest a RESUBMIT of these pictures as follows :

 

Please click-enlarge the intended image. Click again on PREVIEW buttom at the bottom right of the click-enlarged image. Right-click COPY that image and PASTE it here in this post at the appropriate place (with a reasonable description/caption. Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Kumar,India

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Thanks Kumar!

 

Here are my submissions:

 

1) Rio de Janeiro - Copacabana

 

brazil-rio-de-janeiro-cityscape-HMXXDT.j

 

2) Tel Aviv, airshow - independence day

 

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3) Tel Aviv, Ayalon highway (ring of Tel Aviv) on Yom Kippour (holiest day)

 

israel-tel-aviv-yafo-yom-kipur-HGCND7.jp

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Thanks Kumar!

 

Here are my submissions:

 

Thanks for such quick follow-up Michael. Nice images.

 

Cheers,

 

Kumar, India

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I was OK carrying heavy gear all day at 69 too.

 

 

What a difference a couple of years make.

 

 

And I was so looking forward to the next few years... :(

 

Thank you for the birthday wishes.

 

Alan

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