Lives in United States CT, United States
Works as a Illustrator, cartographer and graphic designer
Joined on Dec 15, 2011
About me:

Thank you for visiting.

Started visiting DPR somewhere around the time of the reviews of the Olympus C2000 and C2100 UZ. Signed up in 2011.

I have some twenty five plus years of published work as an eLearning developer, graphic designer, Illustrator, cartographer and historiographer.

I received a formal BFA in Graphics (Printmaking) and aside from a pencil, pen or brush, I've had one camera or another in hand over the years and have been pushing pixels around since the early 80s.

To paraphrase advice photographer Norman Parkinson once gave Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington - never close your eyes, you might miss something that will inspire you.

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  • Don’t have the 42.5 but do have a 17.5 Nocton wedded to an E-PL1. I had picked up an Ultron 35mm f/1.7 (Leica Thread Mount) and liked it so much I decided to get the 17.5. The Noktons are ...
  • Interestingly, I have photos taken with a ZD 40-150 ED on an e-pl5 that show the same type of digital artifacting visible here. The same lens on an e-30 doesn't display this type of artifacting. ...
  • Really like the B&W conversions. The Adrian Legg is a gem. At some point you'll probably try the 16mp Sony sensor or the 16mp Panasonic. Neither will give the tonality you can get with the 12mp. ...
  • A slight variation - at least for Windows users: In Flickr, viewing your Photostream, click the photo, Click the three dots in the lower right hand corner, options show ... Click View All Sizes, ...
  • Replied in Just for fun
    Rich Z wrote: Great stuff. Just for fun, the Carson Block would have been a must try 10 years ago... Unknown focal length, default lighting, infinite focus, untextured:
  • The 7-14 always delivers that little something extra.
  • Out with a couple of E-1s. Late afternoon low light. 7-14 & a new (used) 14-54.
  • Replied in Kodachrome
    I think most who shot a good deal of Kodachrome understand and appreciate what Kodak and Olympus (and Leica with the M8) designed. The E-1 is a Kodachrome camera. And it can shoot easily to ISO ...
  • Replied in Reenactors, 2014
    1776 Reenactors at Old Sturbridge Village, August 2014 Watching the Last Man Standing competition.
  • Replied in KEH
    For the working stiff, KEH is a great option. With their grading system it seems like EX+ is really LN-. I’ve even been surprised with the quality of their BGN and UGL items. If they’re selling it, ...
  • Replied in Deaf Joe
    At a recent muster, Deaf Joe, a handtub built by Ephraim Thayer in 1811, went to Leicester Massachusetts in 1812. Falcon, Southborough Massachusetts. Built by Hunneman Co. Boston, 1868. Falcon - ...
  • Replied in Native Daylily
    The native varieties are just starting. The Deer are apparently only interested in Hybrids. E-1, taken with an Isco-Göttingen Westar 100mm f/4.5. - resized in Viewer 2
  • I'd have to agree here. I've used both optical and electronic view finders extensively. Everything from high end video VF, TLRs, SLRs, Rangefinder, digital optical and digital electronic. They're ...
  • Production Credits…

    Lighting Director
    Lighting 1st Assistant
    Lighting 2nd Assistant
    Lighting Pilot
    Lighting Co-Pilot
    Lighting Navigator
    Lighting Programmer
    Lighting Flight Crew
    Lighting Props Grip

  • Replied in Ox-Eyes
    The ubiquitous ox-eye daisy.
  • Replied in DayLily
    aka deer morsel. Meyer Optik Gorlitz, Primotar V, 80mm f/3.5
  • Replied in Reenactors
    1776 reenactors at OSV from last August.
  • Replied in Daylilies
    The Deer hereabouts would look at this as an open invitation, all-you-can-eat buffet treat. Impressive assortment of varieties.
  • Replied in Wonderful!!
    The richness and elegance of this breed really comes through here. The David Austins are truly worth the effort.
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