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 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
On Who said ceilings are boring? in the alternative dimensions challenge (8 comments in total)

Where is this remarable - and over-the-top - strucure?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 01:31 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Sunset in the beach II challenge (3 comments in total)

Given the overwhelming response to this challenge - it filled in less than a day - is there a chance you will expand its limits?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 23:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

The two paintings shown in this image are almost polar opposites. The picture to the right which contributed the title for this entry, is the work (1996) of a self-taught artist, Mary Proctor, who applied found objects and a variety of media to an abandoned door in depicting her view of an afterlife in which she will be reunited with her grandmother. The painting to the left, "Sea of Grass," is a late work (1982) of Jimmy Ernst, the only child of famed Surrealist Max Ernst and is attributed by his widow to his reaction at his first visit to the Everglades and the view from his studio window in Nokomis Florida. Both are on display at the St. Petersburg, Florida Museum of Fine Art. The girl in the picture was very engaged with "Street of Gold," spending several minutes in detailed study of virtually every square inch and all the disparate elements of this highly complex work.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 05:24 UTC as 2nd comment
On Quiet Please! in the Motel Signs challenge (1 comment in total)

Perhaps the origin of the "No-tell Motel."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 22:45 UTC as 1st comment
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