James A Rinner

James A Rinner

Lives in United States Racine, United States
Works as a Inventor
Has a website at www.loukasmedical.com
Joined on Dec 13, 2003
About me:

James A. Rinner was born in 1955 and has been active in photography since 1960. A former professional photographer, he has shot over 1200 weddings (mostly free-lanced) and won five international awards in wedding photography. Because of travel for work he stopped shooting weddings in 1993, but has never stopped shooting. He is on his 9th (14th if you count the 5 E-10s I used to teach photography to the Boys Scouts) digital camera (Olympus OM-D EM-5) and loves it!

Olympus OM-D, E-PL1, 5 E-10s, E-20N, 7-14 Panny, 25mm 1.4, 50mm macro, 12-50mm, 14-42, M14-150, 75-300mm, 4/3 adapted 85mm 1.7 MD Rokkor-X, Nikkor 50 f2 M39, Nikkor 35mm F2.8 M39, FL-36, FL-50, Sunpack Ring Flash, Olympus C-7070, Olympus XZ-1, Bogen 3025 and 3001, both with ball heads and Manfrotto Carbon fiber CX190 Pro.

Comments

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On Oak moon silhouette in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (1 comment in total)

Very well done! Thanks for entering and congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (10 comments in total)

Well done everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:28 UTC as 1st comment
On DxO Labs announces its ViewPoint for distortion correction news story (52 comments in total)

Corel PaintShop Pro has been doing this for many many years!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 18:05 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (10 comments in total)
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James A Rinner: I have had to disqualify some of the entries because but the rules state "no buldings". Post processing is allowed so you can re-submit the image after you remove the buildings.

Some have other man-made objects in them like chairs, street lights, lights on boats and fireworks. While these are not listed as "against the rules" these items may be looked at as not following the intent of the contest subject and may affect how people vote for your submission. If I were you I would remove the entry and re-submit it with these man-made items edited out.

You are right I should have said "all man-made objects", thus the reason for the very first comment after the first few entries were submitted. I thought the intent, which all challenges have and is not irrelevant, was pretty obvious (at least to me) as I explained above. I will continue to hone my challenges and want to thank you for driving me to do it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2012 at 15:48 UTC
On Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (10 comments in total)
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James A Rinner: I have had to disqualify some of the entries because but the rules state "no buldings". Post processing is allowed so you can re-submit the image after you remove the buildings.

Some have other man-made objects in them like chairs, street lights, lights on boats and fireworks. While these are not listed as "against the rules" these items may be looked at as not following the intent of the contest subject and may affect how people vote for your submission. If I were you I would remove the entry and re-submit it with these man-made items edited out.

I can see your point about drawing attention to some but the intent was the moon and natural surroundings. The series is Creation, which has to do with the non man-made objects, and the submitters should always look at the hosts sample photos which definately show my intent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2012 at 14:39 UTC
On Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

James A Rinner: I have had to disqualify some of the entries because but the rules state "no buldings". Post processing is allowed so you can re-submit the image after you remove the buildings.

Some have other man-made objects in them like chairs, street lights, lights on boats and fireworks. While these are not listed as "against the rules" these items may be looked at as not following the intent of the contest subject and may affect how people vote for your submission. If I were you I would remove the entry and re-submit it with these man-made items edited out.

What is it with you that you always have to find fault with others. As I said earlier I was giving those with distracting items a chance to improve their picture. I have no problem with admitting my mistakes and I admitted that I did not do the best with this challenge. You, on the other hand, can't let something go as if you feel you are superior to all others. I am always trying to do better and hopefully my next Challenge that I am hosting (Lonely Leaf) is better still.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 23:48 UTC
On Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

James A Rinner: I have had to disqualify some of the entries because but the rules state "no buldings". Post processing is allowed so you can re-submit the image after you remove the buildings.

Some have other man-made objects in them like chairs, street lights, lights on boats and fireworks. While these are not listed as "against the rules" these items may be looked at as not following the intent of the contest subject and may affect how people vote for your submission. If I were you I would remove the entry and re-submit it with these man-made items edited out.

Dear Raptor,
I posted the comment above very early on. I think it is pretty clear what my intent was. All entrants that had some "extras" in their subissions will have close to seven days to withdraw, edit and re-submit their entry. On the contrary, I am not penalizing submitters, but helping them with their submission.

Have you hosted any challenges? Just when you think you have all the rules spelled out clearly there are those that submit something you did not think of. I really hate disqualifying images but it is part of the responsibility for being a host. In this challenge alone I have disqualified 14 images thus far that have buildings (some very small, but buildings none the less) in them.

Even though I study the rules very closely I myself have been disqualified because I missed something!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 21:20 UTC
On Symmetry in nature challenge (3 comments in total)

You contest filled up pretty quickly. How about increasing the number of entries?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 15:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (10 comments in total)

I have had to disqualify some of the entries because but the rules state "no buldings". Post processing is allowed so you can re-submit the image after you remove the buildings.

Some have other man-made objects in them like chairs, street lights, lights on boats and fireworks. While these are not listed as "against the rules" these items may be looked at as not following the intent of the contest subject and may affect how people vote for your submission. If I were you I would remove the entry and re-submit it with these man-made items edited out.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 15:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 8 replies
On Olympus Working on New Body for 'Pro' Four Thirds Lenses news story (266 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: Those 4/3 lenses re just great. Maybe the best out there... But how many users still work with 4/3 system? They've scammed us with that E5, that actually was a E3Mk2, nothing more... And now they expect someone to come back? Well, a few would. But very few.

And of something is made for a very few ppl, that something will be VERY expensive I afraid ><

The E-5 was heads and tails over the E-3. The EM-5 did replace my E-5 so I could take more lenses and less bulk and weight with me where ever I go; day hike or into the back country!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 19:09 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 challenge (6 comments in total)
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cosmoxl: The rules call for out of camera jpeg. What if we only have the raw file?

Same question here! What about raw images that were processed "as hot"?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 01:54 UTC
On Galen Rowell's Alpenglow challenge (26 comments in total)

Sorry to reply so late but I was in the back country of the Sierra Nevada's for 8 days, unable to recieve email. I know what aplenglow is yet my photo fit the descripton n the rules perfectly. If you were going by the strict rules on the internet then many of the other photos in the contest should have been disqualified also.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 23:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Bread and Water, Again in the The birdbath (man-made) challenge (5 comments in total)

Congrats! Great photo!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 02:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Birdbath @ Budapest in the The birdbath (man-made) challenge (1 comment in total)

It is technically a man-made bird bath so it will not be disqualified.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 17:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Lily Bloom in the close up of Flowers challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 13:09 UTC as 1st comment
On The birdbath (man-made) challenge (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: The capture date in this challenge makes it difficult for those of us in the cold, wet, southern hemisphere, where the poor birds aren't bathing with such cheerful abandon as they do in the summer months.

Good point Ruth! Up hear in Wisconsin they are everywhere! I'll change the capture date.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 13:49 UTC
On Lilies in the That Colorful Lily! challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a water lily and because I did not exclude them in the rules I will allow it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 18:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Hidden Beauty in the That Colorful Lily! challenge (1 comment in total)

You are right Ruth. Lilies have three petals and three sepals (six tepals).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 18:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Stripes in the That Colorful Daisy! challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Ruth for catching some of the rule offenders!

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 16:45 UTC as 1st comment
On IMG_0935_Colors in the That Colorful Daisy! challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice!

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 16:44 UTC as 1st comment
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