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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Ben Herrmann: CAUTION: Be very careful - I just did the firmware update for the Nikon P7700, and now, 3rd party batteries no longer work. The camera will not respond to any of the 3rd party models that I have - including the Wasabi's that are superior. Once you turn off the camera (after firmware update), it will not start up again with a 3rd party battery (at least in my case). But it will function just fine with Nikon batteries. Way to go Nikon!!!! You Tu_ds....another way for you to make an extra buck now having to buy your batteries exclusively.

I just did the firmware update on my D5100; the only non-Nikon battery I have seems to work fine thus far (Power 2000 from B&H).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 19:40 UTC
On Topography of wood decay in the Beautiful Textures challenge (7 comments in total)

Thanks for the votes and the kind comments. This is the top of a wood dock piling at the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs Florida. I was walking past and glanced over; I was immediately struck by the pattern and texture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 03:48 UTC as 4th comment

Are you including goods for sale or just services?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 20:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On 100_0794 (2) in the Galveston, Texas challenge (3 comments in total)

I don't see how a track more than 300 miles away has any real connection with Galveston. Also, unless time travel is real, how was it entered five days before being taken?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 03:43 UTC as 3rd comment
On Prime Lens - Focal Length Equal Human Eye 1/2 challenge (7 comments in total)

Given that you ask for "full EXIF," does that preclude film cameras where the negative or transparency has been scanned? Also, when you specify no macros, does that include images where a 55mm Macro lens has been used as a 'normal' lens?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 21:43 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Move Me in the What Is This? – III. challenge (17 comments in total)

Thanks for the guesses and votes. This is part of a no-hub pipe coupling. The coupling consists of a rubber sleeve surrounded by a corrugated metal sleeve which has two metal worm gear clamps attached to the metal sleeve by means of metal rivets as seen in the picture. The slot through which the rivet passes allows the rivet to move when the clamps are tightened. I got these as an experiment in order to attach a Raynox close up lens to a lens without threads. This picture was taken using a Raynox DCR-250 attached to a Lumix TZ3 with one such device. The slot is about 1/8th inch wide.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 06:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Move Me in the What Is This? – III. challenge (17 comments in total)

To provide a sense of scale, the hole in the center of the circle is about 1/16th of n inch in diameter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 21:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On Move Me in the What Is This? – III. challenge (17 comments in total)

I think the color is influencing thoughts of the material involved. It is not leather; the color is only a reflection of the environment in which the picture was taken. Though I admit the color is one of the things I liked most when I took the picture.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 15:00 UTC as 4th comment
On Move Me in the What Is This? – III. challenge (17 comments in total)

Good guesses all; you probably would not be using this around electricity, though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 19:48 UTC as 7th comment
On Move Me in the What Is This? – III. challenge (17 comments in total)

Liamvasik is close in concept but with some critical points missing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 22:50 UTC as 10th comment
On Move Me in the What Is This? – III. challenge (17 comments in total)

To mp82: I can see why you may think belt given the colors and, to a degree, the texture.; but no, not a belt (at least not in the conventional sense).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 04:58 UTC as 12th comment
On A What...Oh! in the What Is This? – III. challenge (13 comments in total)

Perhaps a knife for scraping hides?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 06:08 UTC as 7th comment
On Move Me in the What Is This? – III. challenge (17 comments in total)

Good guesses, but not correct. You might never touch one unless you have a very specific job.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 06:02 UTC as 15th comment
On Where What in the What Is This? – III. challenge (8 comments in total)

I agree, a scupper.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 05:53 UTC as 6th comment
On Qu'est Que C'est? in the What Is This? – III. challenge (12 comments in total)

Pop Rocks?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 05:52 UTC as 7th comment
On Ad campaign: The nose knows challenge (12 comments in total)

Are entrys limited to single animals - not more than one in the frame?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 03:08 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Thanks for the kind comments. This picture came as a result of my seeking shelter in my hotel in Lisbon one rainy afternoon in 1966.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 00:35 UTC as 3rd comment

Taken with stand-mounted camera with the object elevated on clay-tipped posts above a non-reflective background.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 19:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On Acrophobia in the What They Say? challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks for all the very thoughtful suggestions, many would have been real contenders.
For NancyP: they are Black Crowned Night Herons in their nest at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Redington Shores, FL (www.seabirdsanctuary.com)
They are the offspring of birds that have been brought to the center as a result of an injury or have simply chosen the site for a nest.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 22:42 UTC as 1st comment

Carabao

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 19:48 UTC as 1st comment
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