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.

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Hasselblads have always been expensive and when I was shooting professionally I owned four of them! I am older and sold an almost complete Hasselblad system, with two bodies, to move completely to 4/3 (Olympus E-5) and now sold all that to move to Micro 4/3! I would love to try out that new body and 24mm lens, but it is wiser for me to steer clear! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 19:30 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On photo Icing in the The Lonely Leaf challenge (1 comment in total)

There is one leaf not touching the rest so it is in compliance with the rules.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 14:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo New Moon in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot! Thanks for entering the contest. I love the nice little slice of the moon!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:37 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Moon Rising in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (2 comments in total)

From a former SoCal resident "Bravo!"

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Moon Over the Ocean in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (3 comments in total)

This was one of my favorites! Thanks for entering.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:35 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Moonrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (1 comment in total)

Red, white and blue. Love it!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:35 UTC as 1st comment

This shot has great balance between the moon, trees, lake, reflections and stars. Thanks for entering.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moon over Seal Rock in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo In trees in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (1 comment in total)

Awesome shot! Thanks for entering it!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Pelican Point Moonrise in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (2 comments in total)

Super photo! Thanks for entering!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Moonrise Kingdom in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (5 comments in total)

Very nicely done! When I first saw this and saw the alpenglow on the mountains I expected to see it on the moon, but hten I said "Duh, the moon is lit by the sun only and the mountains by the sunlight through the atmosphere!"

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:31 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Oak moon silhouette in the Moonrise (Read the additional rules!) challenge (1 comment in total)

Very well done! Thanks for entering and congratulations!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:7283 (10 comments in total)

Well done everyone!

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:28 UTC as 1st comment

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

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 18:05 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:7283 (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!

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 at 15:48 UTC
On Challenge:7283 (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.

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.

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 at 14:39 UTC
On Challenge:7283 (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.

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 23:48 UTC
On Challenge:7283 (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!

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 21:20 UTC
On Challenge:7232 (3 comments in total)

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

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 15:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On Challenge:7283 (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.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 15:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 8 replies
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