Lives in United States Blaine, MN, United States
Works as a Jack (or I should say Jane) of all trades...
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Joined on Aug 6, 2005
About me:

To get excited about good shots I manage to get lucky enough to capture, for at least 20 more years. :o)

I guess this is where we put our gear in. I finally have a list!
E-5, E-520, & E-300 w/both kit lenses 14-45mm, 40-150mm
50-200mm (original lens)
50-200mm (new version)
14-54mm (original lens)
70-300mm lens

MercurySoft1's recent activity

  • I think in the effort to make the theme easier I might have done the opposite. Leave it to me. hahaha!
  • I did at least find something in my archives.  That one trip to Montana has given me so much to draw from.  I found a snake!
  • this weekend with our photos (including me); I'm beginning to think my theme was too silly.  Although, there are some really great shots in the exhibition so it is doable. I need to get busy myself!
  • I haven't been home much lately until last night, and then I had to catch up on all the recorded shows I watch and just relax. So, I apologize for not being a very good hostess of the challenge. ...
  • Yes, it's been close enough to 10 years since these challenges had begun. Congratulations to those who started this up, I'm sure they never dreamed it would still be going on after 10 years. ...
  • I want to tell Colin I loved his lady who looked so regal.  I thought there were some super shots in the exhibition, all the place holders were fantastic shots. Thank you Yaelle for inspiring me ...
  • Replied in Wow 10 years!
    I didn't even notice.  Maybe the winner should commemorate the occasion by repeating the first challenge's theme?  What was the theme?  I'll have to go have a look. Thanks for noticing, that's sort ...
  • There were some real beauties in those galleries.  I rarely do sepia, so it was good to take another look at some photos done that way. Off to get Zach at school.  I'll have to check out the ...
  • it was rough!  It used to be I'd take a roll into the Kodak store for development and that would be the end of it.  So even though I'd learned how to develop B&W film in school, I never had to ...
  • a chance to go for a relaxing drive for a few hours this afternoon.  It was partly sunny today and that was nice too.  So I, of course, had my camera along for the ride and got a few shots that ...
  • Oops, I wasn't ready to post yet. lol   I was only going to add that I'm possitive I will have some sepia shots in the archives.  I might have to go hunting for something I like to do in sepia. ...
  • What's funny is the fight for 2nd, 3rd and 4th places!  It's just great to see so many entries.  In the old days there was a time when we had 100+ entries in both galleries.  I think if we stick ...
  • I'm so glad you entered it into the gallery.  We told you that was a great shot! :o) Very nice shots for all the place holders.  Paul that lovely colored sphere was fantastic too. Very luscious ...
  • I only have 15 minutes to vote.  I've looked over the photos several times, unfortunately not so much on the exhbition. I will vote as fast as possible.  I forgot what day it was!   OH and that ...
  • Replied in Yes PurpleRay,
    That's a great shot including luscious and stark, you should enter it in the exhibition gallery!  Remember, any camera and taken any date, so even a film camera shot from the 70s would work in ...
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