maccam

maccam

Lives in United States Cuyahoga county, Cleveland, OH, United States
Joined on Jul 5, 2005

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On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 news story (64 comments in total)
In reply to:

gsum: "rare meteorological event" -

It's not rare and it's not meteorological. Couldn't be bothered reading the rest of the article after that.

3 colors of the moon: Black / Red / White; Red being blood on the moon

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
On Wassertropfen-Skulptur in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)

I have taken pictures of water droplets before but none as good as this. Good job.
JAW

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 21:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On Discovery's new home in the Space Museums challenge (1 comment in total)

This darned thing should be in the Air Force museum in Dayton Ohio

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 22:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Forgot the plane model in the Space Museums challenge (2 comments in total)

That is the Black Bird SR-71. The fastest plane ever. It no longer flies, it just sits in museums like the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio. This one does not seem to be in Dayton.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 22:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony NEX 3N Hands-on Preview article (51 comments in total)

Why do you think the shutter sound is fake? It has a mechanical shutter. Have you ever watched videos of a news conference with all of the big guns with FAKE shutter sound going off? It's not fake. It is real.

JAW

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 21:06 UTC as 4th comment
On _MG_1313x in the Interpretation: Damage challenge (1 comment in total)

I like this image a lot. Looks sort of like the Twilight Zone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 02:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Breaking the Rules article (142 comments in total)
In reply to:

wansai: Who is to say the eyes can't be a certain location. Picasso would certainly have words with anyone demanding such.

Are they a good starting point for beginners? Sure they are- if you're just learning & your viewer is equally as uninitiated. But these basics have poisoned the well even among experienced creatives. People become strict adherents to these limitations & work blindly by these artificial bounds.

I reframe in photoshop and more often than not, I find placing them in the 3rds rule makes them really flat & cookie cutter. I'll shift it around until it feels & looks right to me. I have a background in fine arts and design so dumping rules comes easy because my idea comes first. For others, it cripples their mind even if their skill is there. It's rules like these that make it diificult for creatives to understand something like Asymmetry.

Ultimately, It's your story, not someone elses' and not some artificial guide!

I think this photograph is absolutely arresting weather it follows or breaks rules. For one thing, it brought up a bunch of questions such as what the cloth is and is it all cloth, and how much is PP. This is a piece of art I could live with.

I try to follow the rule of thirds in PP. I showed my wife a shoot I did of a friends high school senior. She complained that he was not centered in some of the shots. I said that it was intentional, rule of thirds and all that. She did not agree. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 21:37 UTC
On Ultimate Claws in the Talk to the Paw challenge (2 comments in total)

My favorite insect the praying mantis. Very good shot. Wow, you took it in march so he was just a little guy, and I mean little. When I was just a little guy I collected a caccone and put it and the stick it was attached to on top of the fridge. Its warm up there so they hatched and we had hundreds of these little insects in the house. Wonderful! They are tiny in march so I give it to you for finding out how to find and take a photo of one.
JAW

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2012 at 16:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years news story (108 comments in total)
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morey000: Interesting. None of them have had children. not one.

Interesting. How can you tell?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 00:36 UTC
On Tiger Sighted ? in the Photographers In Action 2 challenge (2 comments in total)

this should have been #2, not #8

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Lemon in the Fruits challenge (2 comments in total)

Did you throw the water at the lemon or vise versa? Either way, it is one of those; "what is going on here" things. Very good job.
JAW

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 01:25 UTC as 1st comment
On BMW ISETTA in the Simulation challenge (1 comment in total)

I like this picture

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 04:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Yellow Brick Road in the Simulation challenge (1 comment in total)

Focus point is off. Toe of left shoe not in focus

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 04:14 UTC as 1st comment
On - in the Annoyance challenge (1 comment in total)

I think this image is great. Probably should not have won the challenge, but still really interesting. (maybe enter it in another challenge that more properly describes its' feeling) I don't comment on these things often so please take this as a compliment.
jaw

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2012 at 00:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)

The G1X is not focused at the same point as the other cameras. if you go to the studio scene comparisons and go to the robot face. Just look at the default choices. The other 3 cameras have a line near bottom right going about 1/3 of the way up, slanted to the left, going through the blue rectangle and ending in the red. Where is it in the G1X shots? At no ISO is it visible. How do they set the focus point for these test shots? I'm even seeing a vertical line in the EOS 600D shot that doesn't show up on the other three. This is not a level playing field.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 01:33 UTC as 34th comment
On Challenge of Challenges 2011 Winner announced news story (110 comments in total)

I showed my wife this picture and she asked if I had taken it. No was the reply. I do have many bird pictures but none as stunning as this and I can't figure out how the guy took it. King Fishers are very active and rather shy. I have maybe 3 shots of one out of the thousands of shots of other birds. They are just hard to capture. And as far as the capture (of the fish), accidents do happen. I have a photo of a seagull that captured a crawfish and neither looked too excited about their prospects; and a 5+ minute video of some poor shmuck great egret who couldn't figure out how to swallow the fish he had just grabbed. Young and dum. Incredible detail. How close were you and was this hand held?

JAW

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 04:04 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

I don't know about the IQ of this camera but the front LCD would have come in handy on my S100 a few days ago. I was at the Dayton art museum and there is this sculpture in front of the main entrance. I was trying to get as low to the ground as I could and shoot upwards. If I would have been armed with my G11 with its wonderful articulated display, the shot would have been easy. I didn't want to lay on the wet ground so I had to shoot it much higher than I wanted. It would be good for high shots also.

JAW

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 20:32 UTC as 17th comment
On Taxi Revolution in the Cuba challenge (1 comment in total)

This has a real film noir feel to it. Great shot

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2011 at 01:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Storm at the Wave in the Black & White: Landscapes challenge (5 comments in total)

I have seen lava tubes and glacial etchings but I have no idea what this is. Where can I find this place? Extremely beautiful use of Black and White BTW.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2010 at 02:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sunset Heron in the Birds in nature challenge (9 comments in total)

With a 135, how much did you have to crop? You didn't have a big gun. Very nice however.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2010 at 03:39 UTC as 6th comment
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