elmo

elmo

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Dec 25, 2001

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Total: 14, showing: 1 – 14
On Bursting Baloon in the Fast and responsive challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On Weather Channel announces photo contest winners article (23 comments in total)

At least 3 look to be off-level, which always puts me off a bit. Nice images, though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:52 UTC as 4th comment
On Extreme sports photography challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

mike schm: DEAR HOST & fellow participants,

I don't usually consider jogging in the park, skiing on novice sloops or surfing on two to three foot mushy waves to be "extreme sports". However, I would consider jogging in Death Valley, skiing down a mile long vertical chute or surfing in remote, twenty foot, shark infested waters to be rather "extreme".

Are all motorcycle races extreme? How about stylish jumps in kite surfing? Can tricks make it "extreme"? In other words, what separates an "extreme sport" from a "sport"?

I want to vote fairly on this challenge, so could you please provide your definition of what an "extreme sport" is. I look forward to your (& other participants) response. I hope we all will honor the host's final definition.

Thank you for hosting and being a part of this challenge,

Mike

I'll take a shot. I've been considering the definition of "extreme sports" since this challenge was listed. To me, it's non-traditional sports (as in, NOT baseball, football, soccer, etc) that are widely perceived to be dangerous, and which require good physical abilities. Some of the activities may be less dangerous than the perception, especially to those that attain proficiency.

Motorcycle stunting would certainly qualify -- and they're included in the X-Games. As to motocross racers, they are agile, and take a pretty good beating, so, I can see how that would qualify, as well. I don't know if kite surfing is dangerous or physically demanding... but, it [looks] pretty extreme.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
On Photos taken with a Panasonic FZ10 or FZ20. challenge (6 comments in total)

Kinda bummed. I've found that, between moving, changing computers, AND restructuring my backup drives, I lost almost all photos from my FZ1 era. I did find a handful, including one that's always been a favorite, which you will see, shortly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 13:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Photos taken with a Panasonic FZ10 or FZ20. challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

elmo: I'll compete when the FZ30 challenge begins. But, you've neglected the FZ1, my first Panasonic.

Sounds good. Now, I'll have to see what I've got from the old girl. (whoops on other reply, out of place)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 14:14 UTC
On Photos taken with a Panasonic FZ10 or FZ20. challenge (6 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Photos taken with a Panasonic FZ10 or FZ20. challenge (6 comments in total)

I'll compete when the FZ30 challenge begins. But, you've neglected the FZ1, my first Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements article (82 comments in total)
In reply to:

Reg Natarajan: I love Flickr the way it is. I hope they improve it without messing it up. I don't want another Facebook. A few new features would be nice, though, and with Picnik closing in April, they'll need something to replace that.

I wonder if they could replace Picnik with Pixlr. I've found that to be a good online editor. I have the Pixlr Grabber extension in Firefox. If, while reading forums, I see a photo that seems to need certain tweaks, I can take it straight to Pixlr for a quick edit, to confirm my impressions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 21:33 UTC
On Laulau Turtle in the Turtle challenge (18 comments in total)

Congratulations! I did expect our photos to be close in standing. I should have given you a lower rating... hah!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 00:45 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Singing The Blues in the Turtle challenge (2 comments in total)

Love the facial expression.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On Road Rescue in the Turtle challenge (1 comment in total)

That's cute. The fingers / scale really make the shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 21:58 UTC as 1st comment
On MODERN DINOSAUR - WALKING SNAPPER in the Turtle challenge (5 comments in total)

You picked the right title; I never would have expected to see this posture. Nice capture.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 21:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Laulau Turtle in the Turtle challenge (18 comments in total)

Beautiful shot. Such colors!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 21:55 UTC as 12th comment
On Mock Turtle in the Turtle challenge (1 comment in total)

That's pretty cool. I never would have expected the square neck opening.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 21:54 UTC as 1st comment
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