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 on: Today at 05:44:35 am 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by Bart_van_der_Wolf
Deathrates cannot yet be compared between countries.

Even in my country, currently people who have died from Covid-19 are not immediately tested for Covid-19. The tests are needed for prevention. Once the're dead it is not urgent to diagnose the cause other than respiratory failure. Statistics can be improved after the prevention of more caualies, when there is some time to spare.

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 on: Today at 05:39:14 am 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by Bart_van_der_Wolf
It is called being realistic.

... or uninformed.

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 on: Today at 05:36:25 am 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by Slobodan Blagojevic
Slobodan, apologies for disturbing your sleep, but I fear it wouldn't have been much of a lie-in.

Seriously, the compassion you display towards humanity never ceases to amaze.

It is called being realistic.

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 on: Today at 05:31:20 am 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by Bart_van_der_Wolf
Also Italy and Spain show very similar counts. Maybe because both nations have similar life styles in terms of socializing?
The most surprising thing is Switzerland on the top. One would think, that the Swiss are very law abiding and safety minded and that they practice the social distance recommendations. Why then such a high mortality?

Wintersports, Tourism?

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 on: Today at 05:11:02 am 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by KLaban
Yawn. Wake me up when it passes the usual 50-60K deaths from regular flu every year (in the States).

Slobodan, apologies for disturbing your sleep, but I fear it wouldn't have been much of a lie-in.

Seriously, the compassion you display towards humanity never ceases to amaze.

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 on: Today at 05:03:41 am 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by Slobodan Blagojevic
Lockdown, what lockdown? Sweden's unusual response to coronavirus https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52076293

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While swathes of Europe's population endure lockdown conditions in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, one country stands almost alone in allowing life to go on much closer to normal.

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 on: Today at 04:50:33 am 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by texshooter
And

If the average age of Americans who die from coronavirus is 81 and the average age of Americans who die from other causes is 79,

Would that suggest those who die  from coronavirus were going to die soon anyway? 

On average.


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 on: Today at 04:10:36 am 
Started by BJL - Last post by shadowblade
I would also like to point out, regarding the zooms vs. primes argument, that only zooms allow you to control both perspective and framing simultaneously. I mostly do landscape work, and often I'll want certain elements in the foreground, framed in the right balance with the background. The perspective needed dictates where I stand, and then the framing dictates the focal length.
For how I work, zooms are by far the better option. Others druthers may be different.  :)

Exactly. 'Foot zooming' isn't a thing when you have more than one important element in a scene, and is sometimes impossible anyway due to topological constraints. This applies to almost all landscape photography, but also to urban scenes, etc. A sharp zoom is critical.

At the same time, when shooting these subjects, you rarely need f/2.8, or even f/4. And, when you want something fast or with shallow DOF, you normally want something faster than f/2.8 anyway. Hence the f/4 zoom setup, with the addition of one or two fast primes, plus a macro. Unfortunately, with f/4 zooms not usually living up to their f/2.8 siblings, we're often stuck carrying the extra dead weight just to get a sharp lens, without ever actually using them wide-open.


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 on: Today at 02:58:08 am 
Started by Vieri Bottazzini - Last post by Vieri Bottazzini
Just another one of your usual stunners eh?  :)

Thank you very much Kevin, that's very kind of you, glad you are enjoying my work! :)

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 on: Today at 02:57:36 am 
Started by Vieri Bottazzini - Last post by Vieri Bottazzini
I was there a few weeks ago as a storm rolled in. The winds were around 50 - 70 mph, so no long exposures. At times I had to lie down to get a shot because there was no way of standing up without swaying considerably in the wind. Needless to say, I'm jealous of the conditions you had. Lovely shot.

Thank you very much Bill, glad you liked it! :) Yes, when there is wind at Land's End (which is often!), it's not really one of the easiest places on the planet to shoot, so to speak  :D


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