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dudler

Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

I enjoy every image I take: I hope you'll enjoy looking at them.
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  • Aliens Stole My Engine by dark_lord

    A friend at university was given one of these by his aunt... The column gearchange and drum brakes... a nightmare. We called Steve 'The Last of the Late Brakers' for a reason...

    By that point in automotive development, BL had started making family cars with transverse engines and front wheel drive. And disc brakes...
    • 22 May 2022 9:51PM
  • Patience by NDODS

    Something from nothing. Perfect. Welcome back, Nathan.
    • 22 May 2022 1:40PM
  • Passing Spending Wasting by youmightlikethis

    The lead rocks. Monochrome adds something...
    • 22 May 2022 10:21AM
  • A Bit Of Silliness by kaybee

    I'd never thought of laburnum as interesting wood for making things... If we ever need to demolish ours, I know where to send the wood...
    • 22 May 2022 8:51AM
  • Bum shot by mrswoolybill

    This one cracked me up...
    • 22 May 2022 8:49AM
  • Take these chains from my heart and set me free by helenlinda

    It's been a lovely series, Helen - a perfect example of photographs revealing the beauty that surrounds us every day. Presented with panache and great care - I love the border keyed to the rusty colour of the metal, and the simple and elegant arrangement.

    Have a cumulative User Award (though I think this shot is particularly lovely!)
    • 22 May 2022 8:48AM
  • Pride week 22 by PCarman

    Stylish!
    • 22 May 2022 8:42AM
  • Posted on: The Most Creative Ideas Come From Working With People Whose Minds Work Differently To Yours

    As it goes, I'm looking to do more mirror shots again: and I suspect the real answer is to shoot with the right geometry, so that both images are at the same distance...

    Point taken - though my cooking iPhone (which I'll change when the third battery dies, and not before) doesn't do that stuff with two images. As far as i know!
    • 12 May 2022 9:47PM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine Member Interview: Steve Banner (Stevetheroofer)

    And it's worth mentioning, for everyone thinking of trying a drone...

    There are new rules in the UK, very unhelpfully worded, about the need to register to own ('operate' in the words of the legislation) and fly drones. The only exemption now is if your drone is a 'toy': and it's quite hard to argue that a DJI Mini - at over 400 - is a toy. There's a test, and a pair of registrations, and a cost, currently 10 a year for an operator licence.

    The drone must have the operator licence number written on it: you must carry the flyer documentation when using a drone...
    • 26 Apr 2022 7:19AM
  • Posted on: Samyang AF 135mm F/1.8 FE Lens Review

    Sometimes, painstaking testing is necessary to work something important out. Mostly, it isn't, particularly if there are ideas to be put into practice.

    Largely, it's irrelevant whether lens A for one brand is better than lens B for another - having made choices at one point, one tends to stay loyal to one brand, because of the cost of switching. But God bless the switchers, because they sell their old kit cheaper than new stock...

    One thing's for certain - the old adage that the best lens for the picture is the one you have with you remains true. And I've found that Mr Riley's reviews provide me with good information on which to base my purchases. As a result, I have a number of exceptionally good Samyang lenses that are smaller, lighter and far cheaper than the 'best' ones available. This leaves money for going out and taking pictures in my budget...
    • 24 Apr 2022 9:47PM
  • Posted on: John Duder Interviews ePHOTOzine Member Chase On Everything Still Life

    Thank you, Janet!

    Have a great Easter.
    • 15 Apr 2022 1:46PM
  • Posted on: Samyang AF 135mm F/1.8 FE Lens Review

    Whatever the camera, the results will give a degree of indication of the lens quality, I'd suggest.

    I don't know John Riley personally, but I wonder if - like me - he has limited money to spend on photography, and so far he hasn't decided to fork out 3k+ on a new body. The results will be more than good enough to give an indication of quality for those who are - for instance - running an Alpha 7II.

    And JR was writing at the same time as I was...
    • 10 Apr 2022 9:19PM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine Member Interview: Steve Banner (Stevetheroofer)

    Update - see THIS video on YouTube for Steve's latest success...
    • 7 Apr 2022 9:27PM
  • Posted on: Samyang AF 135mm F/1.8 FE Lens Review

    As the Alpha 7 range has been a game-changer for cameras, so I suspect Samyang is becoming a game-changer for lenses.

    Though the offerings from Sony and Sigma generally offer a tiny bit more quality, this is often at the expense of a great deal more weight and bulk as well as a far higher price tag. I've found that my own camera bag now contains more Samyang glass than Sony, and I find that the results generally meet my expectations as an Alpha 7R III user.

    One of these is the 135mm f/2 MF lens you refer to. I use it in situations when there's not a great deal of time pressure, and so the MF isn't a big disadvantage - in terms of Bokeh per Pound Sterling, it's exceptional, especially as I found a mint-condition example secondhand for around half the current list price...

    Thank you for another informative and painstaking review, Mr Riley.
    • 6 Apr 2022 12:17PM
  • Posted on: John Duder Interviews ePHOTOzine Member Chase On Everything Still Life

    Malc, Janet has a variety of backdrops available, and they are often, I think, nestled one on top of the other on the background stand!

    I know she often adds textures in processing, but I believe that she normally chooses a real background and hangs it behind the subject rather than creating images in Photoshop. She often adds grace notes (the insects, puffs of smoke or steam) at that stage, but the bulk of the work is done by placing objects carefully and adjusting the light with reflectors and 'French flags' around the set.

    With a little luck, though, Janet will respond herself...

    And Moira makes a very good point about the networking - as they call it in offices, and places where they labour for gain - this site causes and encourages. I've made several good friends through my membership here, as you both know!
    • 5 Apr 2022 5:27PM
  • Posted on: John Duder Interviews ePHOTOzine Member Chase On Everything Still Life

    I'm hoping that Janet's enthusiasm comes through! There was so much gesture and facial expression in the room as she was talking!
    • 5 Apr 2022 12:37PM
  • Posted on: Why You Should Always 'Try Before You Buy'

    A very good point, William!

    I agree - secondhand cameras are a boon to all of us who aren't keen to pay as much as possible, as soon as possible. And the idea of asking a friend if you can have a go with their long-term friends is also sensible!
    • 28 Feb 2022 4:47PM
  • Posted on: Why You Should Always 'Try Before You Buy'

    I agree that for really testing work, you need more than a few minutes: but you can narrow the choice down in a camera shop, and hire to really check things.

    And, in terms of using kit, there's real benefit in building a strong relationship with one dealer: that way, they can grow to trust you. My own favourite, where I have shopped a lot over the last dozen years, is LCE in Derby. Their secondhand shelf always attracts my attention, and I find the staff knowledgeable and helpful. It's also interesting that repeat buyers often get a little bit of discount along with the service. That doesn't happen when you're buying from a website.
    • 27 Feb 2022 9:20PM
  • Posted on: Why You Should Always 'Try Before You Buy'

    Andrew - I do that as well, with my Alpha 7: with mirrorless, the instant review image tends to interrupt shooting, as it comes up in the viewfinder as well as on the screen. Owners of other brands - please correct me if your camera allows shooting to proceed unhindered with the review image flashing up on the rear screen but not in the viewfinder.
    • 25 Feb 2022 9:39AM
  • Posted on: Why You Should Always 'Try Before You Buy'

    Oops!

    But they are addictive, just as you told me last year...
    • 23 Feb 2022 9:37PM
  • Posted on: Why You Should Always 'Try Before You Buy'

    It was almost as if this didn't want to be written - I had to keep at the writing (and illustrating!)

    Amber and Aimee were both absolute stars along the way: and you can see pictures of both of them in my portfolio here - some of the pictures are nudes, though, so be warned.
    • 23 Feb 2022 2:24PM
  • Posted on: Top Tips On Composition & Decluttering Images

    That picture is an absolute corker, Richard!
    • 6 Feb 2022 9:38PM
  • Posted on: One Of My Bad Habits, Buying Cameras, Has Got A Little Out Of Hand...

    I have a row of external hard drives sitting on top of my computer...

    If nobody else is likely to care, make sure that the cameras are labelled, and ideally all in one place. Make sure that there's something that tells people what you want doing with them - even if it's to send them to a charity shop (these are becoming more aware of 'collectable' status, or a local museum. Near me, the Black Country Living Museum is working on a Sixties are - so some of my stuff can go there...
    • 11 Jan 2022 8:28AM
  • Posted on: One Of My Bad Habits, Buying Cameras, Has Got A Little Out Of Hand...

    Culling? I have asked my daughter-in-law to be my photographic executor - she can keep or sell the cameras and books, and even th negatives. Just so long as they don't go in a skip...
    • 10 Jan 2022 10:56AM
  • Posted on: One Of My Bad Habits, Buying Cameras, Has Got A Little Out Of Hand...

    Thank you, Will!

    So you owned a camera in the year I was born - or maybe the year after. And you really clocked some mileage with it. I'm intrigued that your spelling (with a C instead of a K) was used in some marketing, though I've yet to see a camera with a nameplate spelt that way...

    Fascinating cameras, any way around.
    • 5 Jan 2022 9:34PM
  • Posted on: One Of My Bad Habits, Buying Cameras, Has Got A Little Out Of Hand...

    Andrew, you're quite right. There's a strange satisfaction to be had from using old lenses on new bodies - and mirrorless cameras make this easy, with cheap adaptors, assured infinity focus, and in-viewfinder 'live view'. As a certain Prime Minister said - you've never had it so good.
    • 18 Dec 2021 8:03AM
  • Posted on: One Of My Bad Habits, Buying Cameras, Has Got A Little Out Of Hand...

    I've had to go to Mike Butkis's wonderful website for instruction books more than once with Exaktas: sadly, none of mine have come with the instructions - and the pre-VX1000 rewind knobs are unusual, to say the least!
    • 16 Dec 2021 9:24PM
  • Posted on: One Of My Bad Habits, Buying Cameras, Has Got A Little Out Of Hand...

    Exaktas are definitely a niche interest: not at all mainstream!
    • 16 Dec 2021 5:50PM
  • Posted on: Festive & Christmas Themed Photo Opportunities To Keep You Busy

    Three years on, and the mobile is still reserved for 'phone calls and texts 99.99% of the time...
    • 12 Dec 2021 10:38PM
  • Posted on: One Of My Bad Habits, Buying Cameras, Has Got A Little Out Of Hand...

    Will anyone else admit to bad photographic habits? Camera addictions, lens weaknesses?
    • 8 Dec 2021 8:10PM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine Member Interview: Steve Banner (Stevetheroofer)

    The difficult thing about a drone, I think, is that you need to be careful not to do anything that either endangers others, or in any way offends them. The rules codify some of this - but the watchwords are look and think.

    All images except the two of Steve, and the one with the drone behind Misuzu are (C) Steve Banner.
    • 3 Nov 2021 8:21PM
  • Posted on: Wabi-Sabi: Accepting The Imperfections (In Photography)

    Cheers, Andrew (or should I write 'Sarge'?) -

    I wrote an article about decluttering a while back (it's HERE if you want a look), very much inspired by the pictures that whatriveristhis posts. Alan is an absolute master of simplifying images in processing, and his images always delight my eyes.

    Good luck with the competition!
    • 16 Oct 2021 2:40PM
  • Posted on: Wabi-Sabi: Accepting The Imperfections (In Photography)

    Bob, I think that the journey is the important thing, and that anyone proclaiming that they have arrived has missed the point. Humility and understanding one’s own limitations are vastly important.

    I’ve heard it said that if the maker proclaims it as art, it IS art. I think that the opposite is truer - the real artist follows a craft, and others may, perhaps feel it is art.
    • 15 Oct 2021 4:28PM
  • Posted on: Wabi-Sabi: Accepting The Imperfections (In Photography)

    Exactly so, Kath.

    There's a lot that's good about a can-do, let's-fix-it-now culture, but it goes along with a treading heavily approach. Care, thought, and a willingness to learn are necessary, whatever rampant capitalists think. Being an entrepreneur shouldn't make one a megalomaniac who wants to take over space as well as the world.wants and
    • 15 Oct 2021 4:57AM
  • Posted on: Wabi-Sabi: Accepting The Imperfections (In Photography)

    Any thoughts, anyone?

    I find the concepts slippery and elastic: and I am also sure that there is great wisdom in them...
    • 14 Oct 2021 8:41AM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine Member In The Spotlight: Chris Mills

    Chris had obviously thought hard about images and modelling levels: the whole of the calendar is 'Facebook friendly' but probably NSFW in many contexts.

    You can see more images of all the models on Chris's profile - link at the top...
    • 24 Aug 2021 5:40PM
  • Posted on: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens Review

    Times have changed since GW reviewed the lens. Although the D800 existed in 2015, 24mp was very much the norm...
    • 9 Aug 2021 4:24PM

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  • Posted on leo_nid's profile

    Yet again, L, your images remind me of our common humanity - pictures that could have been shot in any country.

    Thank yo ufor reminding us all that we are one people, in times when so many would see us divided.
    • 4 Nov 2019 10:31AM
  • Posted on MileJanjic's profile

    Mile - your street pictures represent a consistent high point in my visits to EPZ. I hope that you are printing, displaying and archiving these - a real social document that hits hard and deserves to be put in print.
    • 11 Feb 2017 9:16AM
  • Posted on laurastoica's profile

    You haven't been a member for long, Laura, but you already seem to be someone to watch carefully - a series of thoughtful and beautiful pictures.

    I hope that you will be able to post pictures daily for a very long time to come. And I will enjoy every single one of them.
    • 7 Dec 2015 3:10PM
  • Posted on whatriveristhis's profile

    I keep finding pictures in yoru portfolio that make me insanely jealous... We live in the same world, but you see it far better than I do!

    Some of the very best, the most creative, the most emotionally engaging work on the site.
    • 20 Jul 2015 10:25AM
  • Posted on IsabelC's profile

    Simply, the most consistently brilliant and perceptive portfolio on Ephotozine.

    There are many good photographers on here. Some outstanding ones. But over the last few months, you've consistently posted work that is, in some sense, utterly alien, as well as being totally human.

    No pressure, truly. If you decided to stick to unprocessed pictures of used car dealers for the rest of your life, you have produced better work than I ever will: I suspect I speak for a lot of other members in saying this.
    • 15 Jul 2015 6:45PM
  • Posted on MileJanjic's profile

    Some lovely observations here - and all seen through a finely-tuned eye!
    • 25 Oct 2014 10:54PM
  • Posted on Potra's profile

    Marian -

    You have a rare talent, infusing every picture with emotion and resonance. You see the relationships between things and people, between thoughts and emotions, and yo ushare them through your pictures.

    Thank you.
    • 1 Apr 2014 11:37AM
  • Posted on Scottishlandscapes's profile

    A portfolio that never disappoints. A long series of lovely views, beautifully shot.
    • 29 Mar 2014 11:24AM
  • Posted on GeorgePlatis's profile

    I love Rhodes, and particularly Lindos.

    This portfolio reminds me why I want to go back there for another holiday - the warm sun, the ancient buildings, the friendly people and the lovely food and wine...

    George - you're so lucky to live there - and I am so glad you share the view!
    • 28 Jan 2014 2:48PM
  • Posted on Chant57's profile

    Careful, hard-working and methodical. Beautiful and thoughtful results.
    • 3 Nov 2013 1:57PM
  • Posted on NDODS's profile

    They say artists transform suffering into beauty.

    You are a true artist.
    • 24 Apr 2013 3:16PM
  • Posted on dandeakin's profile

    Some lovely, old-fashioned reportage here. Zappy colour and a lack of time and thought are popular these days: this is a wonderful antidote - especially from a young tog!
    • 26 Feb 2013 6:53PM
  • Posted on pentony's profile

    Pauline -

    You have a quietly stunning portfolio: better than some who are full-time pro dance photographers.

    I've tried, once or twice, to photograph dancers: it is not simple, and doing it as well as you do needs knowledge, experience, and precise timing.

    I shall keep looking at new work as you post it...
    • 18 Feb 2013 8:26AM
  • Posted on Dave_Collier's profile

    After months (years?) of loooing at and usually voting for your pictures, Dave, I've played around with one in Elements.

    This has given me evidence for what I sort-of saw anyway - you are a technical perfectionist, and get tones, colours and sharpness exactly where they need to be.

    I wish I could do that...
    • 10 Jan 2013 9:36PM
  • Posted on Angi_Wallace's profile

    An exceptionally lovely selection of pictures, and all wonderfully seen and shot.

    Not many people have such a good eye and such a sure touch...
    • 19 Nov 2012 9:59AM
  • Posted on beckas's profile

    It's hard to know what to say about your portfolio, Rebekah - you do, with complete assurance and a wonderful flair, all those things that usually don't work. For you, they succeed!

    There are a lot of people who bring digital art into disrepute, and I never fail to comment to that effect. But I'm always humbled by the way that you do it so differently, and so well.

    It makes me think that it may be valid for some people (though not me, obviously) to use digital instead of film, all the time.

    Keep it up. It's wonderful.
    • 23 Oct 2011 2:58PM
  • Posted on sugarbird's profile

    Your portfolio is, simply, one of the best on the site. Consistently inventive, humane and technically just right - it deserves vastly more votes than it has so far.

    Keep it up - it's inspiring!

    John
    • 7 Apr 2008 7:24AM
  • Posted on rontear's profile

    Wonderfully varied portfolio!

    John
    • 1 Jul 2007 9:18AM
  • Posted on imagio's profile

    Wonderfully observed pictures - classic slow-burn reportage images.

    Lovely!

    John
    • 11 Nov 2006 10:51AM
  • Posted on kaybee's profile

    Thanks for many interesting mods - I wish I could use PS as well as you do!

    But your portfolio isn't "PS-heavy" - talent plus restraint is a really unusual combination!

    John
    • 31 May 2006 10:38AM
  • Posted on c_evans99's profile

    One day, all digital cameras will be silicon dust, and real cameras will rule the world.

    Until then, silver prints are still very special indeed...

    John
    • 22 May 2006 11:26AM
  • Posted on JuliaHolland's profile

    Lovely pictures - but don't get rid of the film cameras yet...

    Keep the pictures coming!

    John
    • 16 Apr 2006 6:56AM

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