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Forum: General 11-20-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By macondo
Klaudio, in principle it sounds like a good idea;...

Klaudio, in principle it sounds like a good idea; in practice, it requires front end changes to the web-site, which in turn requires executive action. It also would require human intervention on a...
Forum: Photos 11-05-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 21
Posted By macondo
To tyro: Resizing portrait shots

Hi John,
Thanks for your kind critique. And especially your remarks about the new abominable practice of sizing-up to 800 px all portrait oriented photos. This would make hundreds of thousands of...
Forum: Photos 04-25-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By macondo
Hi Serghei I don't know exactly why the...

Hi Serghei
I don't know exactly why the vertical shots of more than 800 pixels are not compressed, but it is definitely an issue.
Yes, I also preferred the old 800 pixel rule, but I don't mind 1000...
Forum: Photos 04-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By macondo
To emka: Malgo - Brighton in Melbourne

Malgo, don't forget you went to a Brighton Beach in Melbourne - the one with the very colorful little huts on the beach.
Andrew
Forum: Tips-Techniques 11-29-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,947
Posted By macondo
Thanks for that, Rosemary. A useful program and...

Thanks for that, Rosemary. A useful program and very easy to use.
However, I think members wishing to try it might like to download it from here:
...
Forum: Photos 11-08-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By macondo
To SteveH: Photo sizes

Hi Steve
When uploading a photo you should now see the new Restrictions:

Daily Photo Limit: 1 photo
Maximum Size: 500 kilobytes
Maximum Length: 1500 pixels
Minimum Length: 250 pixels

On...
Forum: Photos 10-05-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By macondo
To holmertz: Eric Clapton? Me?

Hi Gert.
Many thanks for your enthusiastic comments. I haven't seen a picture of Eric Clapton for a while now, so I'm not sure about the likeness. Perhaps it's the beard and glasses, which I do...
Forum: Photos 09-13-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By macondo
To ifege: Welcome back

Hi Ian.
I had been wondering where you were. Sounds like a formidably good trip, and no doubt you've returned with some superb shots.
The Biennale was well worth going to - rather quiet on a...
Forum: Photos 09-06-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By macondo
Thank you Elvira! I can see it is really not far...

Thank you Elvira! I can see it is really not far at all, and almost the same distance from Helsinki. I travelled by train from Helsinki to Turku and it only took an hour or so. That was in 1983, I...
Forum: Photos 09-04-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By macondo
Thanks for that quick reply. Yes, I remember...

Thanks for that quick reply.
Yes, I remember Peter the Graffer and his composition analysis! Of course, rules are made to be broken, but we should remember why they came about in the first place -...
Forum: Photos 09-03-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By macondo
To tyro: Phone booths

Hi John

Thanks for your lengthy and very interesting comments.

First, on the subject of phone booths, the ones used in Australia for many years, up until the 1970s I think (when boring metal...
Forum: General 09-03-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By macondo
Steve, I have sent you a private email about this...

Steve, I have sent you a private email about this matter.
Regards,
Andrew
Forum: General 09-01-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By macondo
Steve, have you checked the bona fides of the...

Steve, have you checked the bona fides of the person who contacted you? The Liverpool library is officially called the Liverpool City Library, website at http://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/
When...
Forum: General 09-01-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,909
Posted By macondo
Hello Andrew This has happened to me on...

Hello Andrew

This has happened to me on several occasions. My attitude is that if an organisation is prepared to ask for permission and can provide documentation as to the bona fides of the...
Forum: Photos 08-28-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By macondo
To holmertz: Post offices

Thank you for your comments, Gert. I understand exactly what you mean about the post offices. There are fewer of them, and here they have been privatised so that they are full of all kinds of...
Forum: Photos 08-28-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By macondo
You're welcome, Kirk. I had a look at your...

You're welcome, Kirk. I had a look at your gallery, and found that your comment in the irtro about not being creative is given the lie by some of your shots! Some very interesting angles and...
Forum: Photos 08-25-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By macondo
To SnapRJW: Phones

Thanks, Rosemary, for your response!
I could go on all day about mobile phones and phone-zombies who just can't let go. You see people wrestling to stay upright in crowded trams and trains, but they...
Forum: Photos 08-22-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By macondo
To KristinsCamera: suits

And, of course, that's why I never wear one.
A.
Forum: Photos 08-22-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By macondo
Thanks for the note, Kristin. One thing about...

Thanks for the note, Kristin.
One thing about scans of old slides, they do 'date' the photographer somewhat! I've got some up on TE from about 1974. Must have taken those as an infant, eh.
...
Forum: Photos 08-18-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By macondo
Well, that explains it! I think I must have tried...

Well, that explains it! I think I must have tried to send my critique just a moment after you deleted the shot, because I reloaded the page and a message said the photo could not be found. You were...
Forum: Photos 07-22-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By macondo
Well, forty years ago, the food and drink were...

Well, forty years ago, the food and drink were terrible. But the beds were comfortable! It was a long trip from London to Nakhodka.
Best wishes
Andrew
Forum: Photos 07-21-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By macondo
To Royaldevon: Waiting his turn

Yes, and perhaps the man about to step on to the footpath is going to form a queue behind him!
I must admit I hadn't thought of that, but now that you mention it, he does look as though he's...
Forum: Forum Feedback and Support 07-07-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By macondo
Dorothy, you say the 'button just sits there'....

Dorothy, you say the 'button just sits there'. Are you sure the button even works? Are you getting an error message? It may be a Java script which is not working - I have had problems like this with...
Forum: General 07-01-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By macondo
Welcome to TE, but please do not post messages to...

Welcome to TE, but please do not post messages to any forum threads with advertising links in them.
Forum: Photos 05-09-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By macondo
Hi Kristin. Thanks for that explanation. It's...

Hi Kristin.
Thanks for that explanation. It's the sort of thing to include in a note. Anyway, it sounds like a wonderful event full of the sort of people I like to meet, and for a great cause.

I...
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