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 Out Of Bounds. in the A To Z - Letter O challenge (11 comments in total)

This is one of the most original and well conceived entries I have seen on Dpreview. I agree it should have placed MUCH, MUCH higher. Too bad the voting public is so impartial toward birds.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 04:01 UTC as 4th comment
On 2nd Place challenge (20 comments in total)
In reply to:

InTheMist: 149 of us are going to lose a second time!

Not only that, but some poor entrant, who was once proud to say "I achieved a 2nd place!" . . . is going to have to adjust to the emotional shock of now placing #138 - for the same photo!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Under Attack in the 1:1 aspect ratio: Travel photos challenge (2 comments in total)

Fantastic capture. At 140mm, you couldn't have been that far away from the action. Yikes!

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 23:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On 2nd Place challenge (20 comments in total)
In reply to:

erick4x4: Alright, I'm gonna bump this one way up since its the last one of the 4th, 3rd, 2nd portion of this series...

I agree, Wildbegonia. As a photographer, I would find it much more meaningful to see how, for examples, my portraiture art compares to other entries of a like-theme -- rather than with what I already know are the insanely popular bird and insect photos. I would think it would also be a more manageable task for voters.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On 3rd Place challenge (19 comments in total)

What is great about these "runner up" challenges is the obvious high quality of photographs entered. It is a feast for the eyes to see all these wonderful images collected in one place. While they didn't win a 1st in their previous respective challenges, any of them are deserving of a top placement. My head is spinning trying to select a winner here.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 07:04 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Azure Kingfisher in the Olympus SLR Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)

Spot on focus and beautifully colored bird. Nice capture!

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On 3rd Place challenge (19 comments in total)

How about increased the number of entries allowed, then?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 07:51 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Good on you for changing the traditional, expected perspective, iMac! Really beautiful shot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment
On "Creation" in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)

This is a fantastic shot - in every way. Congratulations, Jambalawa!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 01:16 UTC as 6th comment
On Waiting... in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Very cool!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Mellifont Steel Wool in the steelwool long exposure challenge (3 comments in total)

Delete.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 07:55 UTC as 3rd comment
On Inner Beauty of the Nautilus in the The Beauty of Seashells challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks for your compliments, Ruth. I used a light table to light the shell from underneath, and then shone a flashlight over the top briefly to bring out the details of the top of the shell. The image actually first started out orange/bronze colored, but I experimented with the white balance and found that the cooler hue actually seemed to make the shell "glow" more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Inner Beauty of the Nautilus in the The Beauty of Seashells challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks, Mick.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 00:21 UTC as 4th comment
On Sosussvlei Namibia. in the Botswana & Namibia: Non-Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

Sorry - this may be a good photo, but I am so sick of seeing this ubiquitous image!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 1st comment
On A To Z - Letter G challenge (1 comment in total)

1/2 the first 16 top placements (incl. 1st and 2nd) are bird pictures. The "Bird Brigade" seems to have a hold on the voting process. What is this fascination with birds anyway?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Delicate Arch under the Milky Way in the Milky Way challenge (3 comments in total)

Great shot - well done!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (142 comments in total)
In reply to:

extraone: problems I see
1-way overpriced.
2- metal buckles are the weak point. it will also scratch the gear when youre placing it down .the strap comes down & will scratch the lens/body. as well, when U lift up the camera up to your eye, it too is how it will scratch your gear.
3-the leather looks stiff as hell. they should have softened it. even the weight of the camera doesnt help w/straightening the leather out. look at the 3rd picture w/the plaid background. look at those waves.
4-there's no strap loops to hold the extra leather straps from flopping about, making it look very sloppy. its obvious not a lot of thought was given to this.
5-it does have a nice look to it, but its such a sloppy implementation.

I wonder how stinky the leather is.overall, no more than $40. me personally, give me my nikon AN-6Y & im in the clouds. I was considering the black rapid, but dont want my gear flopping about on my thigh and people being able to walk by &kneeing it

Thanks for the tip RE: Joby. I just ordered the 3-way camera strap (normally $40) from Adorama for 1/2 price! Looks like a fabulous strap.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 06:37 UTC
On Total Lunar Eclipse over Seattle in the The universe challenge (1 comment in total)

Nicely done, Michael - and good job on the composite of images.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 04:26 UTC as 1st comment
On New Baby In Town 1983 in the -Giving Birth- (BW+ Border + Title watermark) challenge (4 comments in total)

Love the shot; it's very "Norman Rockwell-ish" - but what kind of camera is a Nikon FM2?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Emulating the stigmas in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Perhaps you meant: "stigmatas" (wounds of Christ)?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 21:03 UTC as 1st comment
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