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 Persian Shield in the Pink or Purple Leaves challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks for the kind comments and votes - the plant is spectacular in the bright Florida winter sunshine and welcomes being photographed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 1st comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
In reply to:

Fahd: Where is the link to said countdown?

To paraphrase Pogo:
"We have seen the impossible and they are us."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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Fahd: Where is the link to said countdown?

http://seeimpossible.usa.canon.com/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

The clues I see are:
1) medium - NYT Sunday national edition - the most widely read edition
2) position - double-truck 4 color ad in news (it should be noted that a double-truck is not simply two pages, but two pages across one sheet in the center of the book - typically at least a 10% premium)
3) art - the logo looks like the Canon business unit logos
4) cost - at the most recently published rate of close to $200,000 per page - a total with premiums of more than half a million dollars.
An aside that may be illustrative of the advertising mind: in the same section of the same edition, Nest, a manufacturer of smart thermostats ran three full pages to announce that they see the invisible. Of the three pages, one had less than 10 column inches (out of 21" by 6 columns) devoted to copy and art (the rest blank); the final page was primarily art - the first page was totally blank. This announcement that they could see nothing cost in excess of half a million dollars.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 655th comment | 1 reply
On Mandarin Duck in the Birds on Water - 2 challenge (5 comments in total)

I just finished cataract surgery yesterday; I am so glad this could be the first picture I saw after my visual clarity was regained. Remarkable colors and extraordinarily clean image of a beautiful bird. Well done; thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 10:41 UTC as 3rd comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (861 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Cellcams are light years ahead in features. iPhone, Samsung and HTC trounces Sony and Canon.

Neither do I - nor do I feel the need to take pictures with my phone. I am of an age where I think about pictures differently when I have the finder to my eye rather than a 3" screen at (trembling) arm's length. I first started taking pictures with an Argus C3 & C4; then a Bolsey B2 followed by a4X5 field camera, a Nikon F and Hasselbald 500C. All these cameras required a very different thought process and skill set. I still fall back on an aesthetic sense developed over more than 60 years of photography and all through an understanding of the camera as a tool - one can drive a nail with many types of hammer; its why you drive the nail that ultimately matters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 22:13 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (861 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Cellcams are light years ahead in features. iPhone, Samsung and HTC trounces Sony and Canon.

brownie314: " What feature does a cellcam have that the G7x does not?"

You can make a phone call with them.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1425 comments in total)
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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 (436 comments in total)
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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)
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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)
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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
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