Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear

Lives in United States Monterey Bay, CA, United States
Works as a Retired IT Database Administrator
Joined on Jun 17, 2012

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On A To Z - Letter U challenge (3 comments in total)

I believe "under" is a place, which is permitted by the rules.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 09:16 UTC as 1st comment
On The Kit Lens challenge (11 comments in total)

W Steffey: as a few people have below pointed out, the FL range of "kit lenses" is far more encompassing than your rules allow. Of course it's your prerogative to limit the lens to 55mm, but I suggest that you have mis-named your challenge as a "kit lens" challenge - when if fact it would appear to actually be a "lens focal length" challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 23:31 UTC as 3rd comment

I think it is wonderful that the photographer provides some interesting information about his/her photographer (in addition to being a nice image!).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 18:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On On her way up.. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Did she make it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 05:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSC2475 in the Renaissance - Color, B/W or partial challenge (6 comments in total)

Marvelous image, Wesley. Great composition, clarity and colors. Really tops. Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On 13 Folds in the - The Final Sending Off 2- (BW Shot + Border) challenge (3 comments in total)

Good question, NPW UK. From research I did, it appears that traditional flag folding etiquette requires the flag to be folded in triangular sections in order to result in a pleasing, easy-to-handle shape, such that the blue star field is uppermost at the end. This takes 13 folds. Over the years, particular meanings have been ascribed to each fold, but this 13-fold procedure was in common practice long before the creation of a ceremonial assignation of meaning to any of the steps.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Smoking Sheep's Skull in the A To Z - Letter S challenge (2 comments in total)

Love the description of your process. Good luck with your entry.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 06:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On At the Museum challenge (4 comments in total)

Can live humans (i.e., museum patrons) be in the picture?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 03:35 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Rupert Bottomsworth: Actor Dennis Hopper gets first London exhibition - 4 years after death

What bad taste this title is. They guy has been dead for 4 years, for god's sake!
It should be: The Hopper Art Trust is showing an exhibition of the late Dennis Hopper's photos.

Right. Personally, I would have preferred: " 4 years after . . .

croaking, or
eating it, or
biting the biscuit, or
falling off the porch, or
going north, or
kicking the bucket, or
going to sleep with the fishes, or
going belly up, or
buying the farm, or
leaving the building, or
meeting the repo man.

Almost ANYTHING but the word "DEATH", for cimineez sakes!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:27 UTC

My first thought: this colored mess must be murder on the environment! I can find nothing on their webpage to explain how toxic (or not) the substance is that they use in the photos. I hope I am wrong about this . . . but it seems rather callous and careless of them if the environment is in any way being ruined by their efforts to promote their "art".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:11 UTC as 49th comment | 9 replies
On Precision Formation Flying in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks, pwmoree. It's always nice to know who likes a particular entry of mine. I appreciate your comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 22:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Jumper Reflection in the Macro - Reflections and/or Shadows challenge (8 comments in total)

Amazing what that kit lens can do in the right hands. Nice job, Percy2!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On A To Z - Letter S challenge (4 comments in total)

I see that these alphabet challenges tend to bring out the most creative (and comical) use of the target letter in naming entries!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 04:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Sand Castle at Seacliff Beach, Aptos CA in the A Day at the Beach (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks, Mike. I really appreciate your comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 04:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Pen Stands. challenge (2 comments in total)

Do you mean pen "holders" (something you place a ball point pen into)? ... or something else?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 00:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On A Day at the Beach (Nature) challenge (4 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: A lot of these do not specify the location of the beach. Shouldn't they be disqualified?

Thanks for the clarification, Ruth. I had always assumed that the "theme" section also described a summary of rules. Don't know how other challenge hosts view it, but it's nice to know how you perceive it. Yes - it always seems that "sunrise/sunset" and "beach" challenges receive a lot of entries (with a few birds thrown in - LOL!).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 19:39 UTC
On Painted Blue Lizard in the Lizards challenge (2 comments in total)

Ha . . . I see the voting public does not like photo jokes (except madreas91!).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 01:29 UTC as 1st comment
On A Day at the Beach (Nature) challenge (4 comments in total)

A lot of these do not specify the location of the beach. Shouldn't they be disqualified?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D7100 In-Depth Review preview (56 comments in total)
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lennzy: I got a question. Im thinking about buying this camera for Landscape Photography and im having trouble choosing lenses. Is the Nikon 18-200mm VR II compatible with the D7100 and is it good for landscape photography?

If you read reviews of the Nikon 18-200, you'll see it described as having:

◾Pronounced distortion across much of the range
◾Extremely soft at 135mm
◾Rather average close-up performance
◾Zoom creep

Although in the normal to short telephoto range, you might get decent images, but you would not be getting full benefit of the high quality resolution capabilities of the D7100. If you can live with a bit less telephoto reach, the 16-85 lens would be a better match for a "walking around"/landscape lens. If your budget could afford it, adding the excellent Nikon 70-200mm VR (I or II) will blow your mind at the image quality available.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 08:29 UTC
On Tree in snow in the 2nd Place challenge (5 comments in total)

I don't know, Dr. Ayman. I have a 32" HD screen, and when I look at the image, it looks pretty crisp to me. Fantastic shot, by the way.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 2nd comment
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