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Michel
Brooklyn, NY
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how about doing something dumb twice? 2 days in a row. When I lived in Montreal years ago, street parking restrictions forced you to move your parked car from one side of the street to the other on most days (no parking on the left side Mondays and Thursdays; no parking on the right side Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesday was a freebie!) I came home from work one day and as I walked from the Métro saw that I had parked on the wrong side of the street and I now had a $75 ticket. I was really mad as I got into my car to move it so it wouldn't happen the next day. Well, it was a Monday, I got a ticket for being on the No Parking Monday & Thursday, so in my rage I actually moved my car to the No Parking Tuesday & Friday. When I came home the next day and saw the result of my (double) mistake all I could do was laugh.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2020 on Dumb Rookie Mistake at The Online Photographer
when I got the very first iPad, just after it was released, my brother in law exclaimed it was like I had been to the future. A couple of years ago I replaced an aging iPad 3 with a MacBook Air and I regret it. I look forward to reading about your experience with the new iPad.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2020 on New Toy! at The Online Photographer
I suffer from kerataconus. The topography of the cornea of both my eyes looks like the Himalayas on a raised relief globe. I don’t need to tell people on a photography blog what that does to the sharpness of images transmitted to my brain. By luck the worst of the deformation is shifted slightly from one eye to the other such that the stereoscopic image is a pretty good composite of the reality before me. A new ophthalmologist once asked me, after looking at each eye individually, if I played any sports. I told him I played tennis. Skeptically he asked if I was any good. I told him I managed pretty well. Another test but conducted with both eyes simultaneously confirmed my “luck”.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2020 on Doctor My Eyes at The Online Photographer
Mike, please write about cameras. Reading about them in detail seems to suppress my GAS. Somehow other people’s experience with cameras (and other gear) provides almost the same dopamine as buying without the risk of buyer’s remorse.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2019 on The (Un)Balance of TOP at The Online Photographer
It’s not exactly what you are looking for, but you could use a reminder based on location. It seems to work especially well if your phone connects to your car via Bluetooth. It is an extra step but it could work. 1. Silence your phone; 2. Go to reminders -> hit the + for a new reminder, enter text (e.g. turn ringer back on), toggle on Remind me at location, and choose the option that works best for you. Mich P.S.: disclaimer I do not work at Apple
Toggle Commented May 2, 2018 on A Brief Plea to Apple at The Online Photographer
Hey Mike, so glad you are better and back at home.
Thank you for that link Mike. Those prices seem very reasonable. At this point I only shoot film if I can get it processed at the same time, but I have plenty of older stuff still sitting in the “to be scanned” pile. I can’t wait to see some of those images again
I love this new feature
regarding your comment on LensRental packaging. I love great packaging. If you don't have a smartphone lens from Moment Lenses you should order one just to see their packaging. Also, this bit of satire - https://youtu.be/EUXnJraKM3k - was apparently put together by Microsoft's own marketing department to express their frustration with the company's visual identity.
Without a doubt the Zeiss 35mm f/2 for M mount. I use it on my lowly Leica M2. For too brief a time I used it with Kodachrome. It also lovely with Tri-X. My second favourite is the old Nikon 35mm f/1.4 with the yellowish glass element (because of some radioactive coating. It's wonderful for B&W. The thing is massive though. I bet it weighs more on its own than the Olympus OM-D EM-5 and 17mm f/1.7 combo.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2017 on The Best 35mm Lens at The Online Photographer
ironically I bet that most people who hate cars and pool probably love carpools
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2017 on Addendum and P.S. at The Online Photographer
"... events that cannot be caught on FILM today." (emphasis mine). That made me laugh. I wonder, if we take Ken Tanaka's premise above and move from time to a physical object, how long would that strip of film be?
Toggle Commented May 5, 2017 on Your Camera Is Too Slow at The Online Photographer
Thank you for the link to the Fred Herzog book, I have ordered it. I have been infatuated with his pictures since I first saw this one posted on these pages a long time ago. Fingers crossed that it is part of the book! http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/04/14/art-58
Mike, I believe I became your 400th Patreon supporter. Where should I send you my address so you know where to have the Mazda Miata delivered? [Thanks very much Michel, but the Miata goes to the 1,000th supporter! --Mike]
Hey Mike, if I may I would like to respond to Burple question about Lunar Orbiter photo digitizing efforts. These sites offer some information about current and recent efforts to remaster the data from those old transmissions, but I bet they may also lead to other sites that might provide more about the actual onboard equipment. http://www.space.com/4695-moon-photos-1960s-digital-facelifts.html http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/mcmoons-the-former-mcdonalds-where-nasa-digitizes-ol-1156566139 http://www.moonviews.com/
reminds me of one of my favourite things. This movie and animation recreating the occasion of the capture of the Earthrise images. I can only imagine what it would have felt like to be so far and see our planet as a small disk rising over the horizon of another celestial body. https://youtu.be/dE-vOscpiNc
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2017 on Random Excellence: NASA at The Online Photographer
I ordered two flashlights. They will be fun Christmas gifts for my wife and daughter for our annual camping holiday. I don't mind the ads and at a minimum I would suggest you continue to display the Amazon search box. Question for you, does (my) Amazon Prime membership affect your ability to receive credit for my purchases?
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2016 on Today's Toys at The Online Photographer
Mike, I am so happy for you (and for us). Can't wait to hear all about it.
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2016 on Talked Meself Into It at The Online Photographer
Mike, I wish I could go, and I hope someday I can have an adventure like that. Short of me going I wish you would go. I can't think of anyone better to relay the experience in the written word. Go.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2016 on Life Is an Adventure at The Online Photographer
The other, practical aspect of taking pictures from a plane, at least if using an iPhone, is identifying location. Even in airplane mode the GPS keeps tracking.
Drone photography is going to make aerial photography accessible to a lot more people but until flying on commercial jet has been, for most of us, our only opportunity. I usually pick an aisle seat, but on certain routes I will forgo the comfort and choose the window. This is on our way back from Grenada a few years ago.
re: Matt Taibbi's description of Goldman Sachs, I think the comparison is unfair. Squid are wonderful animals, and an important contributor to the cycle of life on earth. Even vampires should take offense; they are largely misunderstood.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2016 on Rapacious Getty at The Online Photographer
This reminds me of the first time I came across Fifth Third Bank. I thought it was a joke.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2016 on Micro 4/3 at The Online Photographer
for all we know that chair's not even there, or red, or maybe it had a smiling guy sitting in it and it's green. I'm kidding, I'm kidding.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2016 on Red Chair Redux at The Online Photographer
I am saddened by this news. The Luminius Landscape was probably the first photography website I read after graduating from the review and forum sites. I have two of Michael's prints; one purchased when he was doing a fundraiser for a friend who was battling cancer, the other as an entry into a sweepstake that would see the winner spend the weekend with Michael photographing at his lake cottage. I spent a lot of time daydreaming what that would be like. He seems to have lived life to the fullest and he is leaving a lasting and positive mark. I hope this will offer a small degree of comfort to those close to him.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2016 on Michael Reichmann R.I.P. at The Online Photographer