Darrell Spreen

Darrell Spreen

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Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • Very nice portrait under difficult conditions -- It's one of those "keepers" from daily life. BTW, those are excellent headphones.  They're classics.
  • Replied in LX7 @ 6400 ISO
    It looks very good to me.  Since I have my LX7 menu set for ISO 1600 or below, I don't think I've seen but 1 or 2 shots at even ISO 1600 from my camera.  Lately I have been using ISO 1250 for ...
  • After many, many years of taking pictures, one of my conclusions is that the background often makes (or breaks) the picture (I imagine others have said that long before me -- if I had just paid ...
  • Interesting. I don't know if your experience is the exception, but it's different with my browser. I use a wide-aspect desktop monitor (NEC) but display only about a 1200 pixel-wide browser window ...
  • Yes, the monitor differences have been with us since the beginning and there has often been debate about what is best. I use an NEC monitor with 1680 resolution but I only devote about 2/3 of the ...
  • I especially like your 2nd photo. The bird stands out against the background colors and the setting is classic.  The "show off" is a great one too. I also appreciate that you scale your original ...
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  • I can't comment on your basic question, but I've been interested in all the comments on CREE LED bulbs. I use LED arrays for closeup work on occasion and have chosen lights that claim CRI>93.  I ...
  • Thank you Stuart. I enjoyed looking at your flickr gallery -- your panoramas are outstanding!
  • Submitted a challenge entry Severn
    scan from 35mm negative
    Placed 10th in the challenge. scan from 35mm negative
  • Replied in Local yokels
    I've never seen the blue wren before -- the male is very striking.  I'll have to show that one to my wife. Nice selective focus and I appreciate the natural quality of your images.
  • ....or is it? Just 20 ft from the bird feeder -- I don't think so! ;-) My old reliable Panasonic FZ50 with Raynox 1540 teleconverter (720mm effective)
  • Submitted a challenge entry Among the Tent Rocks
    Placed 17th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Congreve Clock
    An oscillating path rolling ball clock.  It is covered with a large glass dome to keep the surfaces free of dust.
    Placed 5th in the challenge. An oscillating path rolling ball clock. It is covered with a large glass dome to keep the surfaces free of dust.
  • I guess haven't seen three threads, so I'm not sure what you're referring to. The paragraph in question is about taking images with 2 different sensor formats and creating comparable images.  The ...
  • You've stated this opinion many many times, so you've convinced me that you believe it.  Good work!
  • You are picking only part of the paragraph.  We are all aware that a crop sensor has the same effect as cropping a FF negative -- narrowing the FOV.  We are also aware that the DOF will be ...
  • Thank you for correcting me.  And you did it so politely.  I was referring to the simple fact that the visibility of a "point" in an image becomes a blur when the image is enlarged. Visual acuity ...
  • I think in your eagerness to be "clever" ;-), you have grabbed the wrong example -- we are all aware that the DOF will be different with crop sensor cameras compared to FF when the images are made ...
  • I think this opinion differs from at least 20 of the sources referenced in the link, but I know you want to believe it.  There are clearly differences in the way the sources define DOF, but the ...
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