JimW-203

JimW-203

Lives in United States Tarpon Springs, FL, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jun 4, 2011
About me:

I have been doing photography since the early 50s while in school and later traveling the world in a variety of positions in the government and private industry. Moved from Boston to Florida in 1988; first, St. Petersburg then Orlando, and now, Tarpon Springs.

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (880 comments in total)
In reply to:

princecody: Camera of the year 2014?

princecody: "Dimac This is coming with someone with no photo gallery or camera gear on here."

Ah, but look at the number of forums subscribed to. Clearly a renaissance man with many interests and talents - not to mention opinions.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (365 comments in total)
In reply to:

John McCormack: - Glad to see that "Silent Mode" is carried over to the X30.

- Can someone explain the advantage of the "Classic Chrome" film look? The samples I've seen on the Fujifilm site don't look all that unique or different - not the Kodachrome look we had back in the day.

I suspect "Classic Chrome" allows the potential buyer to pick whatever vintage emulsion gets the emotions going. It could be any: AgfaChrome, AnscoChrome, KodaChrome, EktaChrome, ad infinitumChrome. It may actually emulate a specific emulsion, but many buyers will still see their favorite in their imagination of what "Classic" entails.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 20:41 UTC

Lovely concept - well done

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 06:44 UTC as 1st comment

Well done - wonderful color and texture; very evocative

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 06:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Sunrise at the edge of the Grand Canyon in the Prime Lens Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

How does a 17-50mm zoom achieve a 15mm focal length (even if it met the challenge criteria)?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Prime Lens Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)

If everyone knew what a prime was, why so many zooms in the results? Why weren't they DQed?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Carousel challenge (5 comments in total)

Will a Kodak Carousel fit?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 18:05 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Heron in the A To Z - Letter W challenge (1 comment in total)

"W" = ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 17:46 UTC as 1st comment
On LOOK! in the SUM is greater than parts challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

JimW-203: Isn't this a duplicate entry?

My comment related to the fact that the exact same photo was entered twice; it had no relation to the concept of the picture.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
On LOOK! in the SUM is greater than parts challenge (3 comments in total)

Isn't this a duplicate entry?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)

If, as you state in the message changing the rules, the new limit per entrant is 1 rather than 2, why not adhere to it? (There are many with 2 entries - the most egregious being the last two entries made - the same picture entered twice and no location in the title, to boot) If you DQ entries that fail to adhere to the rule requiring a place name in the title, why not enforce it equally? When you state that you needed to DQ 25 out of the 62 present at the time; did you concurrently eliminate any for exceeding your stated new limit of one per entrant? If so, how did you pick which ones would be DQed? It seems enforcement of the rules and the DQ process may be rather arbitrary at best.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 5th comment
On 2958345 copy002a_DxOFP2 photo in JimW-203's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

oldrunner: This was one of my favorites. Thank you.

Thanks for the kind comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 06:28 UTC
On TOSH0710 in the Film Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

What film camera has a 6.8mm lens? I know of no film camera lens that is designated as being "point" anything. Not even a Minox had that short of a focal length - it was 15mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Swallowtail Butterfly in the Film Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

What film camera has a 4.8mm lens? I know of no film camera lens that is designated as being "point" anything. Not even a Minox had that short of a focal length - it was 15mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 22:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On Tree Frog_7567 in the Macro - Seed(s), Nut(s), or Bean(s) challenge (1 comment in total)

Seeds, nuts, beans and...frogs?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 03:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Running the Office in the Daily routine: Workplaces challenge (1 comment in total)

Back to the future? Taken five months from now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

BaldCol: I went on a photography 'workshop' last year with 4 other photographers and a pro.

3 of us had SLRs, tripods and the usual bag of kit. One had a Leica camera and a Channel handbag for her trip into the Sussex countryside! Tells me all I need to know about Leica users.

BaldCol, two questions:

1) Are your comments indicative of your belief that one needs a lorry-load of gear to care about the images one takes?
2) How did you so easily recognize the Chanel bag?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 18:08 UTC
On silence in the -Stillness- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Didn't this just win the "candles" challenge?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Red Chair Akimbo at Marble Top Table in the Old Dining Tables. challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks for your kind comments.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 1st comment
On send a message challenge (12 comments in total)

Given your statement earlier regarding signage: "I can see how the description can be interpreted that way so I am compelled to leave these entries in the challenge." Why was my entry DQed for signage?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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