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  • Commented on 'Fuji S5 pro'

    I think it's goodbye to Fuji from me too. Wink

    • 14 Nov 2006 9:47AM
  • Commented on 'Fuji S5 pro'

    Yup - Keith is right. The forthcoming S5 Pro is a 6mp model based on the D200. Don't know about the interpolation bit, but it doesn't surprise me. Sad

    • 13 Nov 2006 1:02PM
  • Commented on 'The Lake District'

    Here's one I recommend. Wink

    You could extend it on to the surrounding fells such as Bowfell or Scafell.

    • 28 Oct 2006 3:54PM
  • Commented on 'Photographers that inspired you'

    Another one here for Galen Rowell - his best work is exceptional. Also add to the list the likes of Joe Cornish, Colin Prior, Gordon Stainforth and many togs on this site (landscape and otherwise).

    • 22 Sep 2006 6:22PM
  • Commented on 'Early Risers Today ?'

    Got up at six, saw the cloud and went back to bed for another hour.

    Weather is now changeable with lots of fleeting sunlight - hoping this holds until late afternoon. Smile

    • 27 Aug 2006 12:13PM
  • Commented on 'What's your Stage Name?'

    Jasper Hillcrest. :o)

    • 22 Aug 2006 2:53PM
  • Commented on 'Good Luck Ade Osman'

    Best of luck, Ade. All the best.

    • 21 Aug 2006 10:46AM
  • Commented on 'Best opening track to an album'

    Too many to list, but I'll settle for The Smiths, 'The Queen Is Dead' for the mo'.


    EDIT: Though 'Middle' from Rocket From The Crypt's 'Scream Dracula Scream' album is way up there. It clocks in at less than a minute and shakes you by the throat. Perfect. :o)
    • 16 Aug 2006 8:17AM
  • Commented on 'Top 10 albums?'

    In no particular order:

    Pixies 'Doolittle'
    Nirvana 'In Utero'
    Bob Dylan 'Blonde on Blonde'
    The Clash 'London Calling'
    Patti Smith 'Horses'
    Led Zeppelin 'Physical Graffiti'
    Radiohead 'OK Computer'
    Pixies 'Surfer Rosa'
    Jeff Buckley 'Grace'
    Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds'

    Looks like a Q-reader playlist to me ;o)

    • 15 Aug 2006 1:36PM
  • Commented on 'Olympus E1 'Mk ll' & Fuji S4 released?'

    There are rumours of a Fuji announcement for the S4 at Photokina in a few weeks time. We've had the rumours before though. I hope the new camera isn't this new S3 Pro infra-red thingy .... ! Sad

    Personally, I'm not holding my breath. Smile

    • 11 Aug 2006 11:20AM
  • Commented on 'Who is the best drummer?'

    I've just been listening to 'Hatful of Hollow' and Johnny's guitar work is pretty much perfect on that album. More of a rhythmn guitarist, but he's one of my guitar heroes.

    • 8 Aug 2006 3:25PM
  • Commented on 'Who is the best drummer?'

    Another vote for Bonham here ... listen to 'How The West Was Won' and weep. :o)

    I'm no expert, but I don't think he was technically as good as some of the other drummers mentioned above, but for sheer raw power he couldn't (and still can't) be beat.

    • 8 Aug 2006 7:05AM
  • Commented on 'camping it up in the Lakes!'

    I haven't wild camped there, but it looks like a great spot for it ... try Great Moss (check out my portfolio for shots) - an excellent hanging valley surrounded by the likes of Scafell Pike, Great End, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags. Looks like there are some decent pitches at the top of the moss, and there is plenty of running water there. It's a bit of a hike to get there, so I'd imagine it would be quieter compared to other camping hotspots like Sprinkling Tarn. It's definitely on my list for a Summer wild camp.

    • 3 Aug 2006 7:07AM
  • Commented on 'Apparently I'm now a professional'

    You could do a 'Jarvis Cocker' at the awards ceremony ...

    Seriously, Paul, this is shocking behaviour. I'm gutted for you.

    • 21 Jun 2006 9:03PM
  • Commented on 'Why is it that people will only click on images!'

    Hi Sharon

    It's a subject that has been debated lots of times on this website, and it will probably be debated again and again. Personally, yes I agree that some images are overrated on this site, and many that are underrated. And there are plenty of excellent shots that get their dues as well. So I guess that's all bases covered.

    I don't let it bother me anymore as life is too short. It's a lovely day outside and I'm off the walk the dogs. :o)

    All the best,

    • 14 Apr 2006 8:01AM
  • Commented on 'Critique ??'

    I've found that if I ask for critique, I get it. And I get it if I don't ask for it. There has been lots said about 'click cliques', but I have found that if you get to know people on this site, they will be the ones who give you critique ... a critique clique if you must call it that!

    • 4 Apr 2006 2:27AM
  • Commented on 'Techniques'

    I'll give the colour punch a try tonight. Nice one. Smile

    • 30 Mar 2006 2:29AM
  • Commented on 'Favourite handy accessory?'

    Midgie net - it's getting to that time of year again .... !

    Bit of a bugger looking through the viewfinder though. Wink

    • 28 Mar 2006 9:49PM
  • Commented on 'Fuji S2 pro 12mp Vs C1'

    I looked into this and I remember the answer being "no interpolation in C1", so I stuck to the 6mp and use Genuine Fractals to up the size instead. If someone comes up with a different answer, I'll be very interested. Smile

    • 24 Mar 2006 4:27AM
  • Commented on 'Hasselblad XPan RIP'

    Ooooh a fuji sensor in an xpan style camera hubba hubba. Wink

    • 21 Mar 2006 11:19PM
  • Commented on 'Hasselblad XPan RIP'

    Yep, add me to the Xpan D pre-order list. Wink

    Who knows? I live in hope. But, until then ...

    • 21 Mar 2006 10:38PM
  • Commented on 'How Far Do You Go?'

    I have crawled out of bed at 4am a few times, to yomp up a hill in the dark to catch early morning light. Sometimes the light doesn't show and I really question why I put myself through it. Sunday mornings are for sleeping-in, not for getting up at stupid o'clock! Smile

    • 6 Mar 2006 11:26AM
  • Commented on 'Fuji S3 (Cheap cameras direct from Fuji no strings!!!!!'

    I know it's an old argument, but it could be because they just aren't selling at the original price, especially now the D200 is on the scene.

    I hope there is an S4 coming though ... and I hope it's a big step forwards. In the meantime, my S2 is just fine. Smile

    • 27 Feb 2006 11:16PM
  • Commented on 'Who's for a Pentax 18MP medium format then?'

    This could be the answer to my prayers ... unless Fuji use their sensor technology in a digital GX617 ... ! ;o)

    • 24 Feb 2006 11:13PM
  • Commented on 'Why is it.......'

    Yep - I saw a fantastic sunset on the way home as well, and no way to take advantage of it. Sad

    • 20 Feb 2006 10:19AM
  • Commented on 'Anybody been to Ecuador?'

    Hi Ian

    I travelled to the Galapagos/Ecuador about 4 years ago. I booked through Travelbag Adventures and had an amazing time. They organised the lot, and advise on preparation for the trip etc. I found them to be very friendly and helpful. We weren't assigned to the most luxurious boat available, but roughing-it was a part of the appeal. :o)

    I've just been to their website ( and it looks like a lot has changed in 4 years, but it's worth asking them for a brochure.


    • 20 Feb 2006 3:35AM
  • Commented on 'Whats the deal with landscapes?'

    Another inconclusive but interesting link here..

    Might be old hat now, and I don't know if further evidence for/against has been collected since.

    What was that about landscapes? Wink


    EDIT: and finally ...
    • 17 Jan 2006 3:40AM
  • Commented on 'Whats the deal with landscapes?'

    Quote:I'd say that reaching conclusions about separation of mind and brain is premature - or at the very least wishful thinking

    I don't think anyone here was reaching those conclusions. The article doesn't do that either.

    Quote:This is why I love epz. We've gone from landscapes to post death brain activity on a quantum level.

    Good innit? LMAO. :o)

    • 17 Jan 2006 3:35AM
  • Commented on 'Whats the deal with landscapes?'

    Don't worry CB - just searched on Yahoo and there's plenty including a Telegraph article from 2000 ...


    A complete sidetrack from this thread, but I just wanted to ask. Smile

    • 17 Jan 2006 2:48AM
  • Commented on 'Whats the deal with landscapes?'

    Quote:Don't worry Keith, even some scientists are coming round to the view that consciousness/spirit/soul, or whatever else people like to call it, exists separately from the body!

    Got any weblinks for that CB - just interested that's all.

    • 17 Jan 2006 2:43AM