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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mmarian: Not even shift ??? Who is this for, I wonder??

Military? NASA?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 02:20 UTC
On challenge My Best Photo of the Week (6 comments in total)

Heal fast and come back even stronger, Ruth. You're appreciated here.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 01:20 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Design Elements - Value (B&W) (1 comment in total)

Some really fine B&W shots here.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Montreal Ice Canoe Challenge 2015 5407 DP in the Your City - Sports Venue challenge (2 comments in total)

Those Canadians are a hardy lot!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 02:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Riddler time in the Wildlife - King fisher challenge (17 comments in total)
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LearningForeverIHope: Splendid.
Can't believe that anyone could give this a score of 1 over 5!...

Jealous sandbagger most likely.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On photo L1850030...THE 5TH AVENUE/CENTRAL PARK... in the Black & White Photo of the Week #13 challenge (2 comments in total)

In Black and White, this is such a great, classical "noir" image with character. It has such potential and should have placed much higher - but it breaks down when viewed at magnification (exposing fuzziness and lack of clarity, and maybe a bit too dark), which is why it perhaps fell short. Too bad, because I think it has the makings of a dynamite image were those shortcomings corrected.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 09:28 UTC as 1st comment
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papa natas: He makes homeless so fashionable.

Perhaps the photographer purposefully wanted to focus his camera on the particular type of person who made homelessness a “life-style” choice; however, it is just wrong and narrow-minded to believe that being homeless is a life-style choice for the majority of homeless persons. There are a great many homeless people who go unseen, surviving at the fringes of barely adequate social support resources. They are as varied as the inhabitants found in any average city. Some are violent or mentally ill, some are reverent and respectful of others, and still others would appear quite “normal” and unassuming, except for the fact that they have no home. If you don’t believe me, I suggest you take the time and effort to get to know the variety of homeless people where you live. Talk to them; ask them how they manage; how they got to where they are. Their stories are sometimes sad, often frightening, but most always amazing, helping one to realize . . . “but there for the grace of God, go I”.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
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papa natas: He makes homeless so fashionable.

Explain your comment further. It sounds pretty insensitive as is.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On challenge My Guitar (2 comments in total)

Your sample picture has TWO guitars. Is it acceptable to include more than one guitar in the entry?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 11:02 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Landscape Photos in a Vertical Format (3 comments in total)

Lots of great photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Fibonacci Forest in the Macro - Curves challenge (4 comments in total)

It has already won 1st place twice before. Do you doubt it is any good?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Shaggy Lovers in the Macro - it's Shaggy! challenge (1 comment in total)

Wonder how many people caught the reference to the British "shag" colloquialism?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 01:36 UTC as 1st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (76 comments in total)
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showmeyourpics: Let's keep some perspective. The young man shows promise. His pics show his efforts to "see" the picture. The processing leaves a lot to be desired. He definitely deserves encouragement and I wish him not to grow a gigantic ego

Well . . . perhaps 47 years old is a "young man" to showmeyourpics.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
On photo Flatiron Building - New York in the Your City - Landmark: detail challenge (4 comments in total)
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aut0maticdan: love it. I wouldn't think to attempt a star trail there.

Can't get star trails in only 8/5 of a second; must be a layered composite - but really cool just the same.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On photo The Grand Canyon in the national parks challenge (9 comments in total)

Nailed it!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 08:32 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Halo in the 1/4000th or faster challenge (12 comments in total)
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Bren Dyer: Accepted. I have done similar myself

NPW UK - a true gentleman's reply if I ever saw one. At first, I perceived your saying "I shall not participate" as more of a sour-grapes protest, which didn't sit right with me. I reacted because in my experience, I've found many hosts to be overly dictatorial with their rules and disqualifications, and here I find Bren being more flexible with his rules in order to allow an entry, that although perhaps not fitting the strictest application of the shutter speed rule, seemed to honor the spirit of the theme - which I thought was the right thing to do. Your more detailed explanation makes perfect sense, so I apologize if I read too much into your initial statement.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
On photo Butterfly in the Something you photograph a lot. challenge (1 comment in total)

Appreciate the educational information.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 01:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Wedding guests in the Borders challenge (1 comment in total)

Clever!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 00:45 UTC as 1st comment
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tar4heel2: <yawn>

Very funny!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On photo Halo in the 1/4000th or faster challenge (12 comments in total)
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Bren Dyer: Accepted. I have done similar myself

NPW UK - with an attitude like that, I won't be participating in any of your challenges should you decide to become a dpreview host.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
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