Art-in-MT's recent activity

  1. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Thanks for that! I loved it.

    Thanks for that! I loved it.

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  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    By a weird set of concidences*, I discovered an artist who lives just 200 miles from me. Great song for trying times: I didn't F*ck it up!. *tmi: (I was reading a news article from 2013 about...

    By a weird set of concidences*, I discovered an artist who lives just 200 miles from me. Great song for trying times: I didn't F*ck it up!.

    *tmi: (I was reading a news article from 2013 about reasons NOT to move to Bozeman MT. that mentioned her as part of a group, Broad Comedy)

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  3. Comment on Two Timespan suggestions in ~tildes

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    I like the ideas for simplifying the accuracy. re: changing to the actual date as it ages: I don't like metrics that change scale on me - I would find it confusing, expecially if I sort in some...

    I like the ideas for simplifying the accuracy.
    re: changing to the actual date as it ages: I don't like metrics that change scale on me - I would find it confusing, expecially if I sort in some other order and the field position is then jumping back and forth between an actual date and a time-lapsed value. I feel like I have to be ready to think about something two different ways. But maybe that's just my OCD acting up.

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  4. I've been here all of 24 hours, so there may be good reasons for the current design decisions, but as a newbie, two things are making me a little crazy. Times in Days and Hours. When a post is new...

    I've been here all of 24 hours, so there may be good reasons for the current design decisions, but as a newbie, two things are making me a little crazy.

    1. Times in Days and Hours. When a post is new and active, "4 hours" makes sense. but "187 days, 4 hours?" That just makes it harder (at least for me) to spot "fresh" posts. I suggest dropping the hours on anything older than 1 or 2 days.
    2. The dropdown "Activity from" goes from "3 days" to "all time". This seems extreme. Yes, I see (and tried) the custom, but its not intuitive, and its not fast, compared to selecting from a dropdown. I would like to see "week" and "month" as options below 3 days, because good conversations often evolve at a thoughtful pace, but I'm less interested in commenting on something 187 days old vs 1 week old.

    This is a nice place, well-designed, and it's great to see troll-free convo's taking place! The lack of Karma hunters is also welcome! I hope it works out!

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  5. Comment on Photography Composition: The Definitive Guide in ~creative

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    One of the advantages of using a DSLR (over a phone) is the ability to "shoot raw", "shoot wide", and "crop like crazy" in LightRoom. For me, post-shot cropping is a big part of composition. With...

    One of the advantages of using a DSLR (over a phone) is the ability to "shoot raw", "shoot wide", and "crop like crazy" in LightRoom. For me, post-shot cropping is a big part of composition. With 25-50MP to play with, you can lose 50-75% of the image and still have a good, useful image.

    I find this critical when shooting macros of insects and flowers. Everything is centered when shot so the live AF works. Then I crop to taste.

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  6. Comment on The Story Behind Ansel Adams’ Iconic ‘Moonrise, Hernandez’ in ~creative

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    It's interesting to see how he changed his interpretation of the image during printing over the decades, making it darker and darker. I wasn't aware that AA changed ANYTHING once he had a print he...

    It's interesting to see how he changed his interpretation of the image during printing over the decades, making it darker and darker. I wasn't aware that AA changed ANYTHING once he had a print he liked.

    Thanks for the post!

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