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

  • Nice win Kev, you starry eyed fellow you! To Yaelle who turned the river into a dreamy cloud, gorgeous! Barry for the Olive branches of peace, and to Michael who brought back memories of beautiful ...
  • Sweet baby and win in the hardest of exhibitions!  Also, your "Pacific was great too, good double for you RightRudder!  Dennis, your lovely sunset out on the pier was lovely, and MCsaba I would ...
  • The one in comp is just for getting that gallery started.  Yes, I am one of those people who can't stand a group of people sitting in a room with no one talking.  LOL  I didn't realize I felt the ...
  • What a nice idea, life has been in the fast lane the past few months.  It would be great to look at some relaxing shots and maybe very good to take some pictures that are peaceful too.
  • Replied in Hi Brad,
    Well, I think the nice thing about studio light is, once you get it like you want it, you can concentrate more on your subject, trying to make them look their best.  I like window lighting for the ...
  • Endika, you'll have to thank the two of them for posing for you, or should I say the 3 of them, can't forget your cutie dog. It was a very winning shot.  I think with twice as many photos you ...
  • man in the matchlight is surrounded by lovely girls and women. ;o)  I want to thank those of you who shared a vote with shot of Candice. Trond, I wish the little girl would know how we all felt she ...
  • WOW, what impact those waves have! I would say it is one of the best shots I've seen of the ocean, I especially love the deep cold blue, the rocks across the foreground and if you like paintings...

  • I wish we could have thrown both galleries together and used 32 votes with them all together!  We had a poor turn out in comp, and so many super good entries in exhibition gallery!  So ...
  • I did enter a 3rd photo into the comp gallery.  I'm a bit disappointed that there weren't more in the comp gallery but the exhibition is really good. Good ones in the comp too, just not so many. ...
  • This weekend.  Don't give up on us yet, ha!  The last weekend rush will come in I hope.
  • Replied in Oh Brad,
    As I recall, you took many nice portraits while you were in cuba!  So, I know it's in you to find some New Jersey subjects too. :o)
  • I think I'm satisfied with those, so now on with the comp!
  • I really like the challenge and I'm thinking of the not so normal portrait.  Thank you for this wonderful theme!
  • I was not surprised you won, but quite happy, after all these years of seeing your fantastic photos in our exhibition galleries, it's a pleasure to see you finally had a chance to win the actual ...
  • I just got over a cold with murderous sore throat, first time I've been sick with a cold in over 10 years!  I had company from Colorado here while I was sick, what a bummer that was, so Becky was ...
  • Replied in Welcome!
    I got a kick out of your reference of a box camera and the blackberry. It really was the phone of choice for the cell phone world for awhile there. I'm waiting to get my b-day gift, a Samsung Note ...
  • I'm guessing they are Himalayan?  I have a pair of Ragdolls and I know there are some of this breed that are colored like Himalayan cats. I really like that first shot a lot.
  • I might trade them out,  I have some shots I took with a box camera in about 1960.  Some of my earliest photos.
  • It will be fun using cameras that either never get used for any challenges or have been safely tucked away as mementos of the past.  I'll be digging out my old HP camera, or photos from it for ...
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