107 thoughts on “who is this?”

  1. Hey I wasn’t joking when I asked info about the T2i.. and it seems that it can actually shoot video with manual exposure.. And I was surprised to read that it has even more video settings than the 7D..
    Has anyone shot video with the T2i? I’m curious coz the price seems right!

  2. PANOS ….. i guess exposure when shooting video on any DLSR would be aperture based as …. practically there is no shutter at play when the video is being shot ….

  3. Ok .. Vivek you are right.. Manually I meant and that little thing can do it!

    Ok , now .. I have to INFORM everyone..
    I got a message from the Burn Headquarters about the above contest..
    Ok , due to technical difficulties , weather , etc etc etc..
    The Contest will RESUME tomorrow with a different question, task or quiz..
    Scratch this one out coz due to weather abnormalities the “quiz maker” did MISS , that
    little detail (Jim Morrison’s name on skype window)
    Good news at least.. Jim is alive indeed and after the above “fiasco”..
    All I can say is: welcome to Burn..
    Ok ok.. We can all play silly games once in a while, right?
    It’s part of Burn too , IMHO..
    Big hug
    (panos from the graveyard shift;)
    Stay tuned , new Quiz tomorrow:))))

  4. PANOS …. tht little thing … chk out the new sony NEX … pretty much the sam price ….full HD video and and tht really is little ….. u pretty much dnt even need a bag to carry it arnd …..lol …….

  5. a civilian-mass audience

    No, I am bold …with red chicks …yeap,more feminine look…
    But from the ring…
    I believe i know…I can’t spoiled though…

    I have a bag …:))))))))))))))))

    Dammnit…I love it!

  6. a civilian-mass audience

    But if you really need the bag…you can e-mail me…
    There is a bonus…cow feet for patsa…!

  7. MartinB is the winner I think. As it must be Imants. Although I had my doubts because I think I remember reading how much he wants to remain anonymous…

  8. ehhh, on skype window is written “call with Imants” I suspect it’s ours Imants, but it could be a David’s Imants, or Imants from Mango-shop or some other Imants, and one of names of God is Imants, isn’t it? Who knows?

  9. Apologies, the link concerns the experiences of photojournalist Meridith Kohut at the NYC Fotoworks portfolio review. Good photographs and interview.

  10. MARTNB…

    Martin the bag is yours….you guess or you saw the name ? when i published this picture, i could not see the name clearly on the Skype bar on my screen and was in a hurry…coulda shopped it out of course…Martin, the one thing you must know is that once we have one of these bag winners, we never hear from them again…like Herve who was a regular commentator, won the photo caption contest, got a brand new bag, and disappeared into the ether…send me your address, and i will send the bag as per promised…use it in good spirit in your travels and please return…

    cheers, david

  11. Damn….
    I’m late to the party…
    Never would have guessed Imants…..
    Congrats Martin!
    YOU are the lucky one…..
    To have a DAH bag,
    what an absolute TREASURE!!!!!!!

  12. damn, i love this game….but i just got up….so, as always, im too late to the party

    that is totally Imants!….:)))

    now Michael K!!!!!!!! ;))))))))))))))……unfortunately, i still look like a teen ;)))…much to my dismay though i wish i had the regal beard of a stone workEr! :))))))

    Imants: LOVE the kids portraits of their beloved instructor! :))))))

  13. Seeing that David has outed me, now! some of you young pups will start respecting your elders and get on with producing work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…….. by the way the young “whipper snapper” next door doesn’t do my IT work for me.

    Have fun

  14. pardon for the non-sequitor (or is it simply appropos of nothing?)…

    does anyone remember or have the link to the cafe press Burn sweatshirt/t-shirt? I am in need of a few Christmas presents and tried every combination there to find it, to no avail.

    I think it was on cafe press, anyway….no matter – looking for the black zippered one..


    Hope all are well. Been crazy with the job that supports the passion and the family…now back for a bit…

    good light,

  15. a civilian-mass audience

    Hmm…I still can’t see the name …on the Skype screen…:(…
    I need new reading glasses…
    Well, bravo to MARTIN…yes,please do return…I can’t keep calling our “misplaced”
    BURNIANS…I have to focus :)

    IMANTS, when I see your eyes…oime…these eyes…:)
    You … definitely have a vision!

    AKAKY…don’t worry,mate…pure Photoshop…:))))

  16. a civilian-mass audience

    Thank you ANDREWB and THOMAS…
    BURN store is a good idea…for Christmas…
    Hmmm…I just wish my Greek wallet to follow…good ideas…

    ROSSY…I see stones coming your way…:)))))))
    But you are all AUSSIES after all…!

  17. I was watching a news programme the other night and they showed a clip about photojournalist Nick Danziger who had just spent 5-weeks photographing the All Blacks (our national rugby team).

    What struck me was that if you had 5-weeks “unprecedented access” you would come up with better photos. To me; they seemed pretty cliché, safe and ordinary. I just can’t get over the fact that they should have been much stronger? Very newspaper style. Then again; maybe the Rugby Union wanted “safe” photos?

    Maybe I’m wrong, but if they weren’t “the All Blacks” would they be thought of as interesting? I suppose that gets us back to the rock photography debate about famous musicians etc.

    But watching that (3 minute) clip made me wonder what the resulting photos would look like if they were by David, Allard etc. I’d be interested in anybody’s thoughts, cos maybe I’m being a bit harsh?


  18. Danziger got it wrong about the not noticed part is is just that the team is so focused on what they are required to do is that they ignored him, he simply didn’t matter. I just spent 3 months teaching art in a top union school here on field and during the season it is just focus focus. After the event that is another story…….

  19. “Danziger got it wrong about the not noticed part”

    That’s sorta my feeling too. But if they are so focussed it should have made his job easier; and resulted in stronger photos. Too me; they are really just a bunch of record shots (albeit nice ones) and if the subject wasn’t the AB’s then you wouldn’t really look twice. Hence my reference to (some) examples of rock photography.

  20. a civilian-mass audience

    “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked”
    thank you…I have promised that I will try harder…:)

    Please, return ASAP the tripod…
    We don’t know…what these Magnum People are capable of…:)))))))))))))))


    just never heard anyone refer to “enemies” before with regard to a published book…very odd…and a very calculating man in every way as is proven in this film…


    ahhh yes, we do have SOME emerging photogs here over 50…exceptions…me included!! most of our demographic is however 17-35 (seems like you are in the exception category yourself!!)…look at that picture under the dialogue post about Bruce Davidson…that will show you the young folks who listen to every word from our sage Imants…

  22. like Herve who was a regular commentator, won the photo caption contest, got a brand new bag, and disappeared into the ether…

    Oh ye man of little faith….. :-)

    David, as our good friends are reminding you, I am in Cambodia, I do keep my little facebook page reasonably updated (with nice pictures), and I even took the pain not even 2 weeks ago, to reply to a post from panos and send at the same time my greetings to all in these very pages.Which included you, of course. You missed it, but you are excused for this little oversight.

    Thanks John for the tripod. The bungee to tie it on the bike was a real collector though, and must have done Sahel back and forth…. At the very least! :-)))

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    I like him…
    I might not agree with his point of view…
    but if he feels like this…not much to do about it…
    Father said…”be up there…not down there”…yeap,everything starts at home…
    “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”
     African Proverb

  24. a civilian-mass audience

    It seems to me…you are coming from a different perspective type of family…
    You probably didn’t have a “calculator” in your home…:)))))))))))))))

  25. What an interestingly odd little video….but here’s what makes it even odder for me…

    Over the thanksgiving holiday, we were at my in-law’s home, in the small town where she grew up. I had some time to kill one afternoon, and went downtown to wander a bit. I stopped inthe bookstore, a newer place, although not a national chain, and even better because they have used books as well, and sought out the photography and art sections.

    The photography section had perhaps only 2 or 3 shelves, and as I was looking the ones facing me at eye level were all technical how-to kinds of things….and on the shelf below were the Mgnum book with the 911 photos, Steve McCurry’s The Unguarded Moment, and a collection (forget which one) of various FSA works – all sitting back-out so you couldn’t see them. so I rearranged the shelves, putting the magnum and McCurry book up one shelf, cover facing out, witht he techhie books all together on the shelf below. ;)

    Guess I have become a curator of bookstores as well!

  26. I am late, I am late …

    So it is Imants?

    And I thought and hoped that DAH had finally found the person he mistook me for at the beginning :)
    Imants certainly appears like the man I imagined DAH expected me to look like.
    (is that proper English? Oh well)

    What not to love, right Civi?!

    Hugs from Frankfurt …
    Cooking hearts right now …

  27. Lassal! Cooking hearts! Have you gotten many responses to your request for recipes? Still haven’t found local kine one but keeping my eye out this holiday season.

  28. Andrew B. You have been all over the map of late. You seem to be having a lovely time. Enjoyed your holiday photo of your boy and his friend.

  29. Hello Lee…

    yes, was out for a bit, but all the recent posts and images were from the same little city – the Tex-mex place, our friend’s daugher playing to embarrass Alex…now back to a (snowy) Lexington and attending robotics tournaments and photo talks…

    No real photographs, but many fun snapshots….

  30. Oh…I won!!

    Well, at first, as I looked at the photo I thought it was a certain Burn Superstar from Texas but then, I saw the name…

    I have been a regular reader of your web adventures since the begining of Road Trips and followed on to Burn. I look at the photographs and try to follow the comments. It is a very enjoyable experience. Yes, I am one of the (many) lurkers. I don’t really have anything interesting to show so that’s why I’m here, in silence. Always.

    Many thanks again!



  31. “you may guess who this is” …….. Martin you just incriminated yourself as technically you didn’t guess …….. “but then, I saw the name… ” ………………..grin

  32. My book just arrived via Fed Ex. Production quality is stunning. Thrilled skinny right now. All that work. Those late nights. So worth the effort. Just need to sell some now.

    Please take a look for yourselves at PHOTOHUMOURIST.com.
    Thank you.
    Paul Treacy.

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    1,000.000.00 and going…you will sell…not the best economy out there But that’s life…
    and don’t forget to put your book “up” there…not “down” there…:)))

    This dude is an Aussie with a Latvian soul…go figure…!

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