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Forum: Photos 06-08-2012, 10:39 PM
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Posted By happypoppeye
Oh yeah ...the tours

Watch the tours and don't prepay ...alot of them are quite legitimate and many are in the safer places, but getting to those safer places often times requires traversing the more dangerous places, so...
Forum: Photos 06-08-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By happypoppeye
To photographydoc: A bit late

Sorry photodoc ...I'm "off and on" with TE these days and just saw this note with the questions so I apologize for such a late response ...to answer some questions:

First off, the people there are...
Forum: Forum Feedback and Support 03-03-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By happypoppeye
I agree there ...and you may want to attach this...

I agree there ...and you may want to attach this thread to the "Why is TE losing members thread" ...this is the only site I ever saw that forces you to click on something else to get to where you...
Forum: Photos 03-03-2012, 01:49 PM
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Views: 687
Posted By happypoppeye
To tyro: Hey John...

Sorry for the delay in response!!!

There are basically a combination of stupas and temples ...some a foot high, some probably 50 to 60 feet high that would have room in them for say ...500 people...
Forum: Tips-Techniques 02-26-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,140
Posted By happypoppeye
Ralf, the "thickness" you are asking about is the...

Ralf, the "thickness" you are asking about is the diameter of the lens you are putting it on.

The lens should specify this on it somewhere. What lens are you using? ...and there are many more than...
Forum: Photos 02-25-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By happypoppeye
Dang...

Benny ...just saw this response ...a little bit late but hey, oh well.

I just added this one to my "Vietnam on my Mind" Theme ...it's definitely a great one. It's just ...I don't know ...maybe a...
Forum: Photos 02-25-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By happypoppeye
Thankd Rosemary

Glad you didn't take that too harshly as it wasn;t mean't to be (or the forum post). I'm one to write first thoughts and not hold back so just saying what I'm thinking. I also know that it is ALL...
Forum: Photos 02-25-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By happypoppeye
No, not at all ...just the first thing I thought...

No, not at all ...just the first thing I thought when I saw the shot. He has no monoply, but more of a "benchmark" herre to compare too ...and museums really had nothing to do with it ...it was more...
Forum: General 02-25-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,440
Posted By happypoppeye
Hahaha...

...sorry about the excessive force :) All criticims were totally intended against the article in case my english skills didn't convey that ;) , and I did try and put my response directly on the...
Forum: Photos 02-25-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By happypoppeye
Hey Steve

Glad you didn't take that wrong ...just my opinion. I do like the original version better, but I do realize that it is ALL opinion. Either way, great shot. It reminded me of my my time in Varanasi...
Forum: General 02-25-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,440
Posted By happypoppeye
I read the link and replied in my second response...

I read the link and replied in my second response Tyro. I even quoted exact lines of the article if you think I didn't read the link. Corresponding to my first post, I still have the opinion and...
Forum: General 02-25-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,440
Posted By happypoppeye
Holy geez mother of friggin all that is piece of son of a mother...

Note: All my OPINION :)

"So, when you’re writing a photo critique, try to break away from the single photograph, and try to take a wider approach to the way you look at photos by a particular...
Forum: General 02-25-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,440
Posted By happypoppeye
Hmmm...

Hey SnapRJW,

I didn't read the article and really don't think anyone should read any article on how to critique. My reasoning is ...if you don't know what your own mind is thinking than you...
Forum: Photos 02-19-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By happypoppeye
To CLODO: Thanks Clodo

Always appreciated, no matter what the opinion is ...and yeah, this is one of those PS moments I should fix or take down ...but hey, some like it.

Thanks for the honesty ...I woulddn'yt even give...
Forum: Photos 02-19-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By happypoppeye
To maxifred: Thanks Fred ...yes, a tree

Thanks for the comment Fred. Yes, this is a full size tree, maybe around 15 meters high...???...not sure exactly how tall. It's a rough environment up there, almost on the edge of the Sahel, so trees...
Forum: Photos 02-05-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By happypoppeye
To rigoletto: Hey Deniz...

Thanks for the comment again ...as for the lens, yeah, for one of the cheaper lenses Nikon has, it is extremely sharp and, when the focus hits at the larger apertures, it can rival a lens ten times...
Forum: Photos 02-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By happypoppeye
To rigoletto: Hey

Deniz ...yes still here :)

...I am still awed at some of the photos on Te and there are some great new members too. Glad to see some of the "oldies" still here too ...I stay out of the arguments...
Forum: Photos 10-18-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By happypoppeye
To scalerman: Yo

Whats goin on Caleb. Thanks for the good comment, as always.

...and yeah, I also took about a two year break here, and don't post or comment as often as I used too, but it's still a great sight. A...
Forum: Photos 01-25-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By happypoppeye
To batalay: Padaung

Thanks for the comment Bulent.

As for this tribe, the Padaung, sometimes called "Longneck" or "Giraffe" people (which may have a racial slur undertone to it - I probably shouldn't have said it),...
Forum: Photos 01-03-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By happypoppeye
To holmertz: Afghanistan

Gert,

Thanks for the comments and critiques ...and Happy New Year.

Only one because I just noticed that I hadn't put up any for Afghanistan yet. There are a few countries I still need to start...
Forum: Photos 12-27-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By happypoppeye
To holmertz: Myanmar

Gert,

Thanks for the comment.

...and the Burmese people are wonderful. Absolutely astounding people. Maybe more wonderful today than in the 70's.

As for the government, yes, selling the...
Forum: Photos 12-19-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By happypoppeye
To BennyV: Crop

Thanks for the continued critiques and views Benny.

As for your suggestion on the crop - I do kind of agree with you and I did try a few different crops. I think I finally settled on this one due...
Forum: Photos 12-15-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By happypoppeye
To BennyV: Wrong...???...

One's opinion can never be wrong!!!

Thanks for the critique and don't worry. It's all about cronstructive criticism. Only way I'll learn. I actually cropped the edges a bit as I think it looked a...
Forum: Photos 12-10-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By happypoppeye
To batalay: Extraordinary...

Bulent,

Thanks for the comment and compliment. I do have to admit that I probably should have used a much smaller aperture. Maybe f/5.6 to f/8. Alot of the "stream effect" was enhanced in...
Forum: Travel 12-07-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,022
Posted By happypoppeye
Manamo

...a little late to the party but I figured I would post. Just returned a month ago

Saigon: The Beautiful Saigon Hotel was excellent. Small boutique type hotel in an excellent (Better wording:...
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