Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jun 15, 2005
About me:

I now am waiting for my first full-frame DSLR! It is the Nikon D800! I can't wait to play with/use it! :) (Sept. 12, 2013; thurs.)
Update: It arrived at 7:08 p.m. on Friday the 13th. :D 2013. Oh boy, two 13s. Does this bode well for me? Yes! I got a full-frame camera. Will it have left sensor focusing problems? I certainly hope not.

Looking into digital camera capture. Fuji S5Pro's dynamic range is really high up there for me. Seems like 'the look' more closely resemble film's ability to keep highlights. Hope that's the case. I just HATE that digital look. 'Crossing my fingers'. HA! ... Update: Woot! I'm getting the S5 Pro. Yippee! My first dSLR. Should be FUN! (Sept. 8, 2007; sat.) --shipment has arrived-WOOHOO!!-(Sept. 11, 2007; tues.)


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On Google Glass app takes photos with a wink post (5 comments in total)

Dang it! I had this idea years ago. :( Alas, no money, nor technical know-how to implement it. ...

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 10:37 UTC as 5th comment

DPreview, I appreciate all the tests you all do (you're a great resource), so don't get me wrong. But it would have been nice to provide samples in a quiet room, as the main point of the STM seems to be how silent it is. We can't tell with all the background noise in the outdoor scenes you have. Why is this necessary? Well, I imagine new or budget film makers, and perhaps they need to film a quiet scene. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 23:50 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Soup & bread in the FOOD challenge (19 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Really nice shot and well lit.

There are two things I would change, I would have had the crust the other way up to see the texture of the bread and I'd clone out the writing on the spoon, but really nice.

I think that would depend on the emphasis of the photo. I reckon that if you turned that cut piece of bread around, the lighter insides would be too light, and thus be sort of a bright distraction, or too much of a screen/scene hog. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 04:46 UTC
On Photographer revisits images of Vietnam War article (89 comments in total)

I love the picture with the kitten.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 09:15 UTC as 39th comment
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(unknown member): Incredible that she did not take up the trip to Taiwan. Come on!! Make some time, if not now in the future.

Well, in the news segment, it explains why she decided to, possibly, not make the trip.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 02:14 UTC
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ivan1973: Why not just send her the files. Save all the unnecessary resources.

Maybe they (airlines) wanted the publicity.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 02:11 UTC
On Big Jelly in the Jellyfish challenge (4 comments in total)

Congrats on the win. Beautiful colors.
Is this a model, or real jellyfish? The coloring seems like it's post-processed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2013 at 01:09 UTC as 1st comment

Man, he's got nice images. I, almost, can't believe he's sharing them full resolution. More power to him.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 04:37 UTC as 13th comment
On Samsung Galaxy Note II camera review post (83 comments in total)

The Bad lists: "No physical shutter button" twice. That must mean it's really bad. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 22:04 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On trains in the TOYS FOR BOYS!! challenge (2 comments in total)

This is what I appreciate with kids in poorer countries. They are so creative, and make for themselves fun things, instead of everything handed to them, and then complaining they are bored.
I've seen some toy trains from aluminum soda cans too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 21:39 UTC as 1st comment

This reminds me of U-point technology used in Nik Software.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 18:12 UTC as 15th comment

Very cool indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 01:20 UTC as 50th comment

Very neat perspective from an oft-shot subject. Congratulations on the win.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 11:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review article (70 comments in total)
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marike6: The reviewer wrote: "Surfaces must be perfectly smooth for CineSkates to work optimally, limiting usefulness outdoors".

Isn't that true for all dollies and therefore not a deficiency of the product itself?

He also writes: "I'm pretty confident that it would be a valuable addition to any budget filmmaker's tool belt."

I suppose "budget" is the operative word. Clearly the DIY or shoe-string budget filmaker is not going to find a $450 car-mount / dolly a particularly attractive solution. But specialized video gear is certainly not cheap, so the price doesn't seem completely unreasonable especially if it adds polish to your productions.

Good job, thanks.

For now, I can only afford a skateboard and a pillow. :D lol

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
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Combatmedic870: Now if they made an app and adapter to make your smart phone do the same thing, that would be cool. That what i thought it was when i seen it on the main page. (iphone)

There is an adapter:

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 18:30 UTC
On 10 fascinating Instagram photos from North Korea post (29 comments in total)

I like #6, "The style of ladies' clothing is reminiscent of "Mad Men" fashion in the US."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 03:39 UTC as 21st comment

GREAT! I've always hated the lack of DR in digital, other than the S5 Pro that I have. Thank you! :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 13:50 UTC as 24th comment
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)

EDIT: Not that it isn't late or anything. Plus, as from reading the comments below, doesn't seem like they're fully embracing that it's their fault. What a shame. I use their products too. This really makes me not want to.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 20:17 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply

Wish it had a swivel back screen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 05:51 UTC as 69th comment | 5 replies
On ORD in the Airports challenge (4 comments in total)
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activa: Congrats!!!! I always wanted to take photo of these lights, but every time I was rushing for my connecting flights!!!!

Just curious, what is this airport?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 22:13 UTC
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