Birddogman

Birddogman

Lives in United States Backwoods, PA, United States
Works as a M&A/Tax lawyer - now mostly retired
Joined on Feb 10, 2004

Comments

Total: 11, showing: 1 – 11
On RC Contolled model and the real thing in the RC Toys challenge (1 comment in total)

That is amazing!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:27 UTC as 1st comment
On A photo sent home from the eastern front in 1944 in the Faux Old challenge (64 comments in total)

Thanks for the input; and apologies for not getting the date and the German idiom correct - no disrespect was intended. I knew about the little line through the numeral 1; but didn't have a clue as to the rest. Frankly, I was just playing around and never expected this photo to get in the top half, let alone win, so I spent very little time on it. Had I even suspected that the photo would be well received, I would have spent more time trying to get the German idiom correct - probably still would have gotten it wrong :(

Anyway, thanks again!

Greg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 01:56 UTC as 10th comment
On I'm sorry.... in the Your Dog(s) in Black and White challenge (19 comments in total)
In reply to:

Birddogman: Thanks again.

The color version looks like this (not sure how to post pics in a reply, so this is a link):

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/Birddogman_photos/1-2014%20Hunting/10-2-14-JoylookingatChase-1_zps2166fe82.jpg

I'm not a B&W worshipper, but for this image, I much prefer the B&W version.

The sky just is what it is - here are a few other pics shot that same day afield thaat might give a feel fro what the sky looked like:

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/Birddogman_photos/1-2014%20Hunting/10-2-14-Joywatchingforincomers-1_zps18dd6c20.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/Birddogman_photos/1-2014%20Hunting/10-2-14-ChaseandJoywatchingforincomers-2_zpsfff814eb.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/Birddogman_photos/1-2014%20Hunting/10-2-14-Hartmanfarmstead_zps3e8fc5c5.jpg

Best!

Greg, Chase and Joy

Oh. Sorry. I thought you meant the sky generally like it was an imported sky (something that I do often enough if the sky is dull in an image). You are right about the wires. Good eye!! In the OOC version, there was an high tension tower to the far left (which was cropped out of the pic) and wires that went across the sky (which were cloned out). Other than that, the sky is WISIWYG - there was just a lot of texture in the clouds that day.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
On I'm sorry.... in the Your Dog(s) in Black and White challenge (19 comments in total)

Thanks again.

The color version looks like this (not sure how to post pics in a reply, so this is a link):

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/Birddogman_photos/1-2014%20Hunting/10-2-14-JoylookingatChase-1_zps2166fe82.jpg

I'm not a B&W worshipper, but for this image, I much prefer the B&W version.

The sky just is what it is - here are a few other pics shot that same day afield thaat might give a feel fro what the sky looked like:

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/Birddogman_photos/1-2014%20Hunting/10-2-14-Joywatchingforincomers-1_zps18dd6c20.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/Birddogman_photos/1-2014%20Hunting/10-2-14-ChaseandJoywatchingforincomers-2_zpsfff814eb.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee263/Birddogman_photos/1-2014%20Hunting/10-2-14-Hartmanfarmstead_zps3e8fc5c5.jpg

Best!

Greg, Chase and Joy

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On I'm sorry.... in the Your Dog(s) in Black and White challenge (19 comments in total)

I didn't want to answer any of the comments before the judging was done, because I didn't want to break any rules, but now I can. I just want to say thank you all very much! No one sees my photos except for here and an upland BB where I participate (some superb photography there, BTW), so getting feedback like this really invigorates my efforts. The fact that Joy is such a pretty pup didn't hurt either. Thanks again!

Greg, Chase and Joy

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 01:03 UTC as 11th comment
On Yosemite Valley lit by Moonlight in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)

Like everyone here, I've seen a bazillon pics of that scene, but this is by far the best one I've ever seen. Simply superb work - the photo, the processing - the whole thing. Thanks for sharing that image.

Greg

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 11:29 UTC as 14th comment
On Old hunter in a pp aged photo in the Faux Old challenge (1 comment in total)

The gun is a gas auto.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 10:22 UTC as 1st comment
On I said "GET OUT OF MY LAKE!!!!" in the The Lake challenge (2 comments in total)

Wonderful!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 2nd comment

Thank you for your kind thoughts.

I learned photography in the Army – one of the few good things about that horrible experience. They provided a free photolab complete with instructor (Rudi – who had been a combat photographer in the German Army in WWII – interesting guy) to try to keep the young riflemen out of the bars and whorehouses when we were temporarily in from humping the bush. Since I was already married, I had no interest in that stuff anyway and took them up on their offer.

I sent all my Army photos, medals, etc, to Tricky Dick as a one-man protest against the war, so I don’t have any of that stuff and don’t miss it. The pic posted above was one of my very first “civilian” photos.

The beautiful young woman you see there is now a totally helpless, brain damaged old lady – stroke victim – to whom I still devote my life. The “person” I married is no longer there, but I am a very lucky man to have been able to share my life with her for over 40 years.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 11:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On As boring as watching corn grow. in the A dull moment challenge (1 comment in total)

I guess you are not a farmer. That's not corn.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 1st comment

Nice photo! Where is this and what are those buildings?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 09:28 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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