I generally don't last long on these forums (fora?), as I have zero tolerance for posts that are rude or disrespectful, and I generally jump on it
Really ? I didn't realise there were that many rude or disrespectful posts here. Sure you don't mean dpreview ? Anyway, it's great to know you're around to jump on us, er, me. Heavens knows we need discipline (is there an emoticon which indicates I'm adopting a John Cleese / stuck-up Brit / Basil Fawlty posture ?)
Perhaps I'm too terse, perhaps I should use many more emoticons, but personally I only bother contributing if I've got a point to make. The core of my point, if you forget my personal opinion about Blair's photographs, which I'm the first to admit count for nothing, is that he's making an awful amount of effort to publicise Canon rather than himelf. Personally I pay money to Canon rather than the other way around, and I don't tend to feel the need to give them free publicity.
As for the camera navigation, yes, agreed, it is fun - the first time. But an editor in a hurry who is looking for stock photography (by the way that isn't meant to be derogatory, and from what I can see Blair's images are comfortably on the level of top commercial stock sites such as PhotoDisc) is going to find it irritating to have to click 22 times to get back to the image he wants, and even more irritated that he can't bookmark it. He'll go elsewhere. I've been in that position many times.
So, nvanallens, you may be a much nicer person than me, but I don't think you do Blair much of a service by just being nice. Ok, he'll like you more than me, but that wasn't the point.
Finally (and this is even more tongue in cheek), if I stick a floating layer with a Canon 1Ds over my
web site, will it make the photos better ? I'll try anything, I'm desperate enough...
oh, and even more finally, I've got a bad cold and I've had a g*dawful day at the office, so I'm probably taking it out on everybody. I'm sorry.