Lives in United States Tucson, AZ, United States
Works as a Astronomer
Joined on Mar 5, 2007
About me:

E510 + ZD 12-60 + 40-150 + Pany 25/1.4

OM2n, OM 35/2, 50/1.2, 50/1.4, 50/1.8, 50/2 macro, 55/1.2, 85/2s, 135/2.8, winder 2, other random OM stuff

M6TTL, Bessa T, CV 12/5.6, 21/4, Canon 35/2, CV 40/1.4, Leica 50/1.4, 90/2.8 thin TE

Xpan, 45/4

I also got a Canon Sureshot 35-85 P&S that was in the trash and I took apart, cleaned up and got to work again (much to my surprise). Kinda noisy lens extension/retraction (probably could grease it but worried about the optics).

older stuff - sold/traded/donated:
CV 40/1.4 (I sold one, missed it, and bought it again)
Canon Serenar 85/1.9
Leica R summicron 50
OM 28/2.8
OM 35/2.8
OM 35-70/4
too many OM 50/1.8s
too many OM 50/1.4s
OM 100/2.8
T20 for OM system

ZD 14-42/f3.5-5.6
Bessa R3a
Nikon S6
Pentax Optio 330GS
Sony Mavica FD-90
Minolta something or the other P&S

gnarayan's recent activity

  • Len5742 wrote: I've been using the Sigma DP1 for long backpacking trips, but am considering getting either the GR or the Nikon A. Just wondering if someone can provide a link to some landscapes...
  • Mr_BBQ wrote: I like this image, but the air is a little too blue in my eyes. It looks like You used a polarise filter. That might be because I DID use a circular polarizer :-D Cheers, -Gautham
  • We've finally gotten a little rain in Tucson, and the pools in Sabino Canyon were a lot more full. Sabino Canyon, after the rain May not be obvious at this size, but if you look at it Original...
  • Thanks folks. Sergey, I think it's the circular polarizer you are picking up on re. the colors. The Arizona sky is always fairly saturated naturally in the late evening - not much moisture to get...
  • Replied in Foyne Harbour
    sagasea wrote: Hi All, Quite some time since I last posted. Still using my E-3, this one with the 12-60 attatched, and it never let's me down whatever conditions I might...
  • Replied in Frozen ..
    Sergey_Green wrote: Lovely composition - like the play with using both the shadows and the bridge as leading lines.
  • Last few times, I've tried to keep the man made elements to a minimum in the composition. This time I tried to go the other way. Path to the Stars Original Twilight: Clouds over Kitt Peak and...
  • jon404 wrote: That's a fine picture! How did you set your camera -- how long an exposure, what aperture, etc? I'd like to try it, next time I go out to the desert... A mixed set Jonathan -...
  • Created discussions Star Trails over Kitt Peak
    I was at Kitt Peak again this week, and after the first half night on the Mayall 4m I was walking back to the dorms and saw the Dipper over the 4m, and found Polaris. It looked beautiful but I...
  • Rich K wrote: Gautham, Thanks for nice description of RT. I've seen it referenced many times by others in the forum and I appreciate that you've compared and contrasted with LT 5. One stupid...
  • Rich K wrote: After many years of being a jpeg-only shooter I'm now interested in developing my skills with Raw. My initial experiments with Olympus IB weren't very fruitful (didn't seem to find...
  • Lyle-Mi wrote: How do you find the visibility of the LCD in bright light? It's actually in my OP ;-) but the TL; DR is that I love my external viewfinder and use it all the time. Not just because...
  • Tom Caldwell wrote: It also makes the GR as now the one to look positively bland and mainstream. Good. If positively bland and mainstream means fits in my pocket and no extra bits that jut out...
  • Replied in Thanks all
    Glad you like them. Cheers, -G.
  • 19andrew47 wrote: Nice light in the sky. On your way to work? Andrew Thanks! Indeed - and a good night it was too, despite these clouds, because the sun shining heralded the passing of the weather...
  • I've mostly posted over at Oly SLR talk (familiar surroundings), but given the focus on black and white street photography in this forum primarily, I thought a few of you might be interested in...
  • Sunset, Kitt Peak, AZ actually original Cheers, -Gautham
  • Sergey_Green wrote: If this was a polaroid .. Yeah but you have blue in your sky - bright subject, under exposed to keep highlights and then contrast pushed back while black level pushed down,...
  • Baboquivari and the Desert, Afternoon The Directors Bok 2.3m telescope on the left, and the Mayall 4m telescope on the right. Named for two past directors of Steward Observatory and Kitt Peak...
  • Ravenwing Photo wrote: Mt. Katahdin, 10 shot pano with the E-5 and 50-200. What I really needed to do was climb over the snowbank I was standing on, and wade over and climb the snowbank you see in...
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