Artichoke

Artichoke

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a impassioned amateur
Has a website at www.pbase.com/artichoke
Joined on Nov 5, 2002

Comments

Total: 19, showing: 1 – 19
On The Duplex Bedroom in the Bedroom challenge (2 comments in total)

looks like you all made this work
love the art work
not an easy capture, either
Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Bedroom in the Bedroom challenge (2 comments in total)

Mickey's bedroom!
was this from Orlando or Anaheim or Paris?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Dressing Up in the high speed photography challenge (2 comments in total)

breathtakingly beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On hamer in the high speed photography challenge (1 comment in total)

excellent use of strobe with slow shutter speed to freeze action

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 17:36 UTC as 1st comment
On IMG_7410 photo in Don Quijote de La Habana's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

superb photograph of an exquisite woman
she is no street dancer

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 17:01 UTC as 1st comment
On hot cocoa challenge (2 comments in total)

agree
I will give a 1/2 star for unequivocal coffee imposters

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 1st comment
On ~ in the Trees under the rain challenge (14 comments in total)

bold & grand composition
deserving of first place

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2012 at 16:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On Choices ..... photo in Codemonk's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

wonderful use of selective focus & sweet specular highlights
looks like that camera found a good owner!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 23:55 UTC as 1st comment
On img770 photo in janlu's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

best of the set
Italians ooze style!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 16:37 UTC as 1st comment
On florens1 photo in Misha Pedan's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

lovely photograph, Misha
sweet composition, light & moment
Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:19 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

Franklin: Cool

it really should be in Houston
wouldn't have had to cut down any trees

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 04:23 UTC
On Delahaye 1948 Faget Varnet Cabriolet in the Lost to history... challenge (2 comments in total)

I don't believe Delahaye's are still being made, so this entry is OK

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 15:39 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Nokia 808 PureView Review article (210 comments in total)

I looked long & hard at the Nokia 808 & Symbian was the deal breaker for me
also it is not available except in an unlocked version, which meant more of a hassle for me using it as a phone
I went with the Samsung Gallaxy III which has an excellent, though more conventional, camera
what I like is how well it integrates various commonly used cellphone camera functions
here is a sample of what it can do --------> http://ic2.pbase.com/g4/90/46890/2/144925387.hI3Aalhi.jpg
which is an available light pussycat picture
AF is surprisingly good & it has a swell macro mode that I use all the time
I much prefer WebOs to Ice Cream Sandwich, but having that in the Gallaxy is a dream
too bad Nokia is likely going with Win 8 for this phone when released in a locked version
WebOs is such a fine OS for cellphones
HP's decision to sink their WebOs devices will be studied in years to come as one of the great business blunders

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 16:05 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On Alligator with Blue Crab photo in Philip Lanoue's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

wonderful!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2012 at 20:33 UTC as 1st comment

quesitonable move by Sigma
ideal focal length for butterflies
given the specs posted, it is likely more ungainly from the optically superb Nikkor 200 Micro f4 ...lots of lens elements!
the additional speed likely comes at significant cost as I suspect this is a heavy lens as well as a large one
I love using macro lenses for non-macro photography & the f2.8 with good quality IS is highly appealing at this focal length

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2012 at 04:42 UTC as 14th comment
On DSC00052 photo in sunhorse's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

lovely colors, Ramesh
even on my monitor ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 09:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
In reply to:

Richard Murdey: So, why no review of the M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P?

Phil Askey reviewed the M8 in DPR
methinks he liked it

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 08:13 UTC

great light makes for great photography
you have the Eye

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2011 at 00:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On Man By Airplane Window in the Your Best Photo Ever.... challenge (1 comment in total)

certainly has wide DR
;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2010 at 02:16 UTC as 1st comment
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