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by mattsteg
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: TR Keepers 2016

Ah frick
by mattsteg
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: TR Keepers 2016

So basically do the whole draft in one go and hope Yahoo gets it right?
by mattsteg
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: TR Keepers 2016

Sorry about the delay, but how do I even see who is available to draft?  I don't think we can see the keepers or anything until the live draft.  At least I can't figure out how.
by mattsteg
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: TR Keepers 2016

yeah I'l reupping
by mattsteg
Sun May 22, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Recommendation for 2nd DSLR
Replies: 34
Views: 5146

Re: Recommendation for 2nd DSLR

Mirrorless or large sensor compact. I travel with my d800e and a Fuji x70. This gives me a pocketable option for the portions of a trip I don't want to have the d800 out due to convenience or security concerns. If you are buying a dedicated travel system to leave the d810 completely behind, consider...
by mattsteg
Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Licketysplit
Replies: 63
Views: 3747

Re: RIP Licketysplit

RIP Lickety.
by mattsteg
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Picking the best online photo lab
Replies: 2
Views: 2410

Re: Picking the best online photo lab

I use White House Custom Color (https://www.whcc.com/) for most things They are just across town, do a good job, and have great customer service, product quality, and product breadth. I've also used MPix/Miller's in the past some. My experience with the ones you tried is similar - way better than cr...
by mattsteg
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6575

Re: TR Keepers 2015

Thanks Ned
by mattsteg
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6575

Re: TR Keepers 2015

Yeah I'd spent quite a bit of time looking for it previously and did not see it on my page (and still do not).
by mattsteg
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6575

Re: TR Keepers 2015

Was gonna post this last night but internet crapped out. Keepin Damaryius and gronk.
by mattsteg
Mon May 18, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3010
Views: 617187

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

I hate that this thread as been abandoned for the last couple of months. I also hate posting multiple shots from the same place, but slightly less (and am too lazy to edit down further). Feedback is very much welcome. First black and whites in years - felt like B&W fit the setting. https://c2.st...
by mattsteg
Mon May 18, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Considering a full-frame DSLR
Replies: 47
Views: 4958

Re: Considering a full-frame DSLR

For the most part - you're far enough in to the "will do the job well" range that any drawbacks wouldn't be caught well y those comparisons. Focal length range. Aperture vs weight, prime vs zoom, personal style, handling,brand preference, and budget are bigger considerations Imo. My main c...
by mattsteg
Mon May 18, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Considering a full-frame DSLR
Replies: 47
Views: 4958

Re: Considering a full-frame DSLR

I don't doubt the Canon is very good, and at a minimum arguably best in class (a class that they have long excelled at). But with it appears like 1 (Canon-centric) guy having reviewed both it and a competitive lens there isn't really a ton of data out there - both from a "what testing methods w...
by mattsteg
Fri May 15, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Considering a full-frame DSLR
Replies: 47
Views: 4958

Re: Considering a full-frame DSLR

A few more comments: As with others, I'm skeptical how happy you'll be relying on a teleconverter. They have a tendency to disappoint, with the exception of extraordinary combinations. Also, if you want to dedicate so much of your kit to long focal lengths...is full frame the right choice? Your prio...
by mattsteg
Thu May 14, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Considering a full-frame DSLR
Replies: 47
Views: 4958

Re: Considering a full-frame DSLR

For big upgrades - always important to know what you're looking to improve and how. If you're on the fence about lens options - maybe find a stats utility ( http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/data-plot or similar?) to pull and collect info on your current shooting habits? Otherwise...know what...
by mattsteg
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Intro photography books
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Intro photography books

The emrys beat me to the peterson suggestion. Very solid. Do you have specific photographic subjects in mind? A lot of good books are subject-matter docused. National geographic had a nice book that I'd liked discussing some of what works well for their types of shots also.
by mattsteg
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3010
Views: 617187

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

And now with a bit more time - liking SS's first mist shot quite a bit, and flip's second snow shot. The touch od color from what I assume to be oak leaves really adds to the impression imo.

Snow here in dreary Minneapolis is more like rain for now...
by mattsteg
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3010
Views: 617187

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7547/15455025264_12350aaf1a_c.jpg Faded Glory by mattsteg , on Flickr From last March. Hotel in the middle of Tahiti, Relais de la Maroto. Accessible only by 4x4 or helicopter. This building/wing seems pretty much abandoned, except for a somewhat sketchy restroom and ...
by mattsteg
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 1998520

Re: dymt reloaded

Yeah, I should try that. I already negotiated it up once though (before I had the other offer), to the "I could live with this" level. Not sure what the etiquette is here, but if I am going to turn it down as it currently stands I guess it can't hurt! I think if you're honest with them - ...
by mattsteg
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3010
Views: 617187

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

I can see what you're looking at...in general your preferences seem to be a bit lower-contrast than mine based on what you've posted recently and this would bring the result closer to that. At a minimum a few localized adjustments to pull back the waterfall area and also kill the chromatic aberratio...
by mattsteg
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3010
Views: 617187

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Very fun wide shot! I might have played with the background exposure a bit in PP, but that is more a matter of taste than anything. Pictures like this make me want to go to the Scandanavian countries. And Iceland. And maybe Greenland. Shoot. I need more money. Thanks - the landscape in Norway is in...
by mattsteg
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3010
Views: 617187

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

It's been a while...here's one from Labor Day weekend.

Image
Nærøyfjord by mattsteg, on Flickr
by mattsteg
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 1998520

Re: dymt reloaded

Captain Ned wrote:
mattsteg wrote:
Not quite an etihad residence though. I don't know how the flight crew manages without a butler.

Only £12,813.76 / $21,274.04 for a 7 hour flight.
second passenger flies free (except taxes)! What a bargain! None of that one person per bunk shenanigans either - double beds all around.
by mattsteg
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 1998520

Re: dymt reloaded

http://www.businessinsider.com/bedrooms-flight-attendants-use-on-long-haul-aircraft-2014-8?op=1 Those "crew rest" bunks look pretty swanky, especially given the space they're squeezed into above the main cabin. Swanky, as long as you have no claustrophobia issues of course. Great privacy ...
by mattsteg
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9269

Re: TR Keepers 2014

just brew it! wrote:
mattsteg wrote:
I'll keep brandon marshall and demarius thomas I guess.

Holy *user* necro, Batman! :o

Greetings.
by mattsteg
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9269

Re: TR Keepers 2014

Montee Ball
by mattsteg
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keepers 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9269

Re: TR Keepers 2014

I'll keep brandon marshall and demarius thomas I guess.
by mattsteg
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keeper Football 2012
Replies: 85
Views: 26820

Re: TR Keeper Football 2012

Sat's better than tomorrow for me, but friday is the one absolute no-go.
by mattsteg
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Evaluating job offers
Replies: 44
Views: 3476

Re: Evaluating job offers

That's a nifty little calculator, and sound advice.

There's a lot of luxury to be found in living comfortably within your means.
by mattsteg
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 43072

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

RSVP'd. Also checked my schedule and it's actually 10:30 that I need to be at Dulles. Hopefully more can make it on short notice.