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 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
On send a message challenge (12 comments in total)

I don't understand your confusion in DQing my entry: it states in huge white letters across the front of the building.

Metropolitan
Rage Warehouse
Ire Proof

Where else should one keep anger they don't want to use right away?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 6th comment
On DSC01342 in the Rooftop Garden challenge (3 comments in total)

Where's the roof?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Prowler Taking off from USS Midway in the A To Z - Letter J challenge (1 comment in total)

Where's the"J"? I am not sure many know that a Prowler is a jump jet or even what a jump jet is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 1st comment

Thank you - I appreciate your comments.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 06:04 UTC as 1st comment
On TRIPOD in the Objects 100 years old or older challenge (1 comment in total)

Though it may seem that Gitzo tripods have been around forever; indeed, the company itself was founded in 1917. The tripod shown is, at best, 60 years old - the very first Gitzo tripod was not introduced until early in the 1950s.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 21:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Car Tunning - Extreme Beauty challenge (6 comments in total)

Will you accept motorcycles, too?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On Old&Forgotten Toys challenge (2 comments in total)

Generally, is it acceptable to enter the same picture in two challenges at the same time? Specifically, I entered a picture in the challenge "Toys in the city;" it would,I think, fit this challenge as well. What do you think?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 05:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Now a bus stop in the Unknown Object challenge (1 comment in total)

An inverted steam shovel bucket

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 21:16 UTC as 1st comment

The subject is an abstract pattern in the peeling paint concentrating on the curl. I know the subject is not as obvious as a person, bird, or building; it was not the wheelhouse of the boat, but rather this pattern.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 04:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On GREEN... in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (11 comments in total)

If the title indicates the subject, then the the subject is clearly not off center. In fact, one could say the windows are only interruptions in a subject that occupies the full frame. It is like taking a picture of a single hot air balloon overhead and using the title"Cloudless Sky."

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 21:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On PaintPeel001a photo in JimW-203's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

By gidgetto (1 hour ago)

I think you have improved the color and texture of this photo. I might try to crop above the bottom shadow and bring the top down as well making it landscape format. I think it may emphasize the curl a little more.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 1st comment
On PaintPeel001a photo in JimW-203's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

By santamonica812 (15 hours ago)

This is such a clever composition. All parts of the image have such interesting textures and patterns--I would not have thought of it as 'negative space.'

If you have any "wider" shots, I'd love to see how this looks if rotated a bit--so that the main line+peel were at a bit of an angle. (Your current composition might actually look better; I'd just like to play with different angles, to see what has the most visual interest.

By CalBoy87 (15 hours ago)

Wood is always a interesting subject to me. In this shot I like to see more texture, for some reason it looks "flat" to me. Also shadows on right are taking my attention away.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 15:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On PaintPeel001a photo in JimW-203's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

By CalBoy87 (15 hours ago)

Wood is always a interesting subject to me. In this shot I like to see more texture, for some reason it looks "flat" to me. Also shadows on right are taking my attention away.

By santamonica812 (15 hours ago)

This is such a clever composition. All parts of the image have such interesting textures and patterns--I would not have thought of it as 'negative space.'

If you have any "wider" shots, I'd love to see how this looks if rotated a bit--so that the main line+peel were at a bit of an angle. (Your current composition might actually look better; I'd just like to play with different angles, to see what has the most visual interest.

By Julian Ray (13 hours ago)

Fun experiment and use of subject. Taking a risk like this, with the shadows and the line, can sometimes lead to a blah shot but not here. I have to say the shadow of the cam in the lower left (I think that is what it is) does undermine the overall weight and impact a little bit. Good image.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 15:30 UTC as 3rd comment
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