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Picard

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 145
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (10,383 of 12,211)
Location: USS Enterprise
In My Own Words:
Don't forget the 'Captain'...

Interests
Exploring space, Filet Mignon, matter-transportation
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 145 - Total Helpful Votes: 10383 of 12211
Sony BDPS1200 Smart Blu-ray Disc Player by Sony
Exactly what the doctor ordered. Having retired our well-loved Playstation 3, I had the dilemma of trying to find a new Blu-ray player that would just do 'the basics' and still retain a slither of quality.

Sony invented Blu-ray, so it makes perfect sense (through the foggy eyed consumer) that they should be the ones to deliver the best products.

The BDPS1200 doesn't disappoint at all. Yes, the construction feels cheaper than Mega Bloks, but the unit must surely be a third the size of the outgoing PS3 Slim. The fact that it is practically silent in operation warranted the purchase alone, with USB playback of photos and videos being an added bonus. Set-up takes less than… Read more
Sony DSCW830 Digital Compact Camera - Black (20.1M&hellip by Sony
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Sony's DSCW830 follows on from its predecessors left. Spectacularly average...

The camera manages to fail in areas that, for reasons best know to Sony, have been an ongoing problem with their compact models. Barrel distortion can all too easy to pick-up from the novice photographer, which ultimately leads to very disappointing portraits unless you're very careful about the composition. Low-light results are quite poor even in the 'Night mode', and there is no post-processing option to denoise images like other Sony cameras.

Whether you'll miss a manual selector for shooting modes is of course personal choice - the alternative offered is to access these features within… Read more
Colour Deconstructed by Tricia Guild
Colour Deconstructed by Tricia Guild
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking in focus, 17 April 2014
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There is a case to be made that Tricia Guild, for all her creative talents, found it difficult to turn her work into a portfolio. 'Colour' is not solely a case study nor a showcase of practical work, but a series of subjective statements that lack any real connection to the photography.

The title of the book is quite misleading; Guild discusses what many of her favourite colours mean to her in separate chapters, but fails to breakdown why - if at all - a colour should work within particular spaces.

It also pains me to mention that her interior design is beyond impractical, both from a living perspective and cost.

But hey... the photography is good!