Lives in United States AZ, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Feb 5, 2007
About me:

'serious' amateur photographer; many years SLR experience. Computer literate -- Photoshop user.


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On Sunrise in Monument Valley, Utah. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (13 comments in total)

Your picture of Monument Valley is breathtakingly beautiful. We see so many of these landscapes, but your shot is head and shoulders above all the others -- it's just wonderful.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On A face only a mother can love in the Dogs challenge (1 comment in total)

What breed is this? Adorable!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 16:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Either way. in the My best picture this week challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a really nice picture! Probably would be a #1 in a different category.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 1st comment

Being from the Eastern Shore of MD & VA these ponies may only have a 500 yr history in geological time, but they are nonetheless part of our national heritage and I wish the photo got a higher rating. Probably most voters were unaware of their wonderful story. Great picture!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 15:34 UTC as 1st comment
On artichoke and bacon pie in the The World of Pies challenge (7 comments in total)

How about the recipe?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 14:12 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Sunrise in the Classic HDR Landscape challenge (1 comment in total)

The subtlety of this HDR is wonderful; the picture does not look artificial as most HDR does.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 15:56 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)
In reply to:

Absolutic: I don't understand the 78 score, dpreview. I own this camera, and it is clearly, and by far, the best pocketcam on the market. You state on your site that scores are relevant only to other cameras in the same class. Since it is the best pocket digitam on a market, why is it not a above 80 GOLD Score?

Ok I guess you state in one of your comments that gold awards are subjective and for standout products. Don't agree with you guys there. I am a former owner of D800 and present owner of Canon 5D Mark III and Sony NEX-7, both gold award winners. Both 5D Mark 3 and NEX-7 are amazing cameras; but RX100 is a phenomenal and standout product, I shoot it in bright light and I shoot it in very low light at ISO3200 and get absolutely phenomenal shots that I could have never gotten with previous compacts. This camera is something special. I do agree with Richard re: 1/2000 a limiting factor. I was shooting in bright sun today and had to stay at F/2.8 because 1/2000 is too slow.

I agree with you -- it really is something special and one of a kind

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 23:45 UTC
On m3s_4045es in the Moving Together challenge (8 comments in total)

Wonderful shot. Was it raining or snowing -- I don't think that's noise!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2012 at 02:52 UTC as 8th comment
On Spring is Sprung in the SPRING challenge (16 comments in total)

Wonderful, spring picture. It's impossible not to smile looking at those precious babies.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 17:29 UTC as 5th comment
On Lion in Winter in the Winter 5 challenge (1 comment in total)

I was sure you'd place in the top 3 -- delightful picture!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 14:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Central Park Panorama in the Winter 5 challenge (1 comment in total)

I loved this picture -- it reminded me of the murals we used to draw in elementary school. It has so much in it and is so balanced.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 14:02 UTC as 1st comment
On 04 in the c-c-c-cold!! challenge (1 comment in total)

Should be entitled, "Old Man Winter"!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 15:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Analemma in the Hardest shot I ever took challenge (4 comments in total)

Wow, that took a year to produce! Congratulations on your perseverance!! Nice picture

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2011 at 19:08 UTC as 4th comment
On Yosemite in the Landscape challenge (15 comments in total)

Both my husband and I looked at your wonderful picture (separately) & we both uttered, "WOW"

Congratulations on an amazing picture.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2011 at 13:45 UTC as 12th comment
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