stemcell

Lives in United States Chicago, IL; Malvern , PA, United States
Works as a Scientist
Joined on Jun 7, 2007
About me:

TZ3,
G1
GX7
Lumix 7-14mm
Lumix 35-100 mm f2.8
Lumix 15-45mm
Lumix 100-300mm

stemcell's recent activity

  • Created discussion thread Help with the Lumix 100-300mm lens
    I have had this lens for several years and think that overall it is fine, except at 300mm (somewhat soft). My problem is that at times, the focusing ring does not turn smoothly making manual ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry CoffeeArt
    Placed 24th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry The Player
    Placed 10th in the challenge.
  • Bernie: You are spot on. The only caveat is no flash or strobe. The purist in me says that one should try to take a bona fide low-light image, rather than post-process something to look low-light.
  • This challenge will be a great deal of fun and should be a good test of one's creativity. Hopefully many DPReview members will participate. Robert
  • Submitted a challenge entry Suspended
    Water drop image was captured by external flash directed at a white background directly behind a black plastic tray filled with water. External flash was triggered by the GX-7's shutter, set to 1/250sec. Wireless remote was used to trigger the camera. The rest was left to chance and infinite patience.
    Placed 38th in the challenge. Water drop image was captured by external flash directed at a white background directly behind a black plastic tray filled with water. External flash was triggered by the GX-7's shutter, set to 1/250sec. Wireless remote was used to trigger the camera. The rest was left to chance and infinite patience.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Moon chased by sun
    This single image of the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse was taken on April 23rd, at 5:08 am when, surprisingly, the moon was rising during the "Blue Hour".  Sunrise followed shortly.
    Placed 7th in the challenge. This single image of the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse was taken on April 23rd, at 5:08 am when, surprisingly, the moon was rising during the "Blue Hour". Sunrise followed shortly.
  • I want to thank all of the respondents for their thoughtful comments.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Suspended
    Macro image captured with a Minolta Rokkor-x 100mm f/4 lens on a Minolta Bellows III, attached to a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7.
    Placed 5th in the challenge. Macro image captured with a Minolta Rokkor-x 100mm f/4 lens on a Minolta Bellows III, attached to a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7.
  • Created wanted thread Wanted - SplashArt MKII kit
    I am looking to purchase a used SplashArt MKII kit for water drop photography. The kit should be in good working order.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Contemplation
    Placed 18th in the challenge.
  • IMHO camera bags are like magnets, photographers are irresistibly attracted to them. Furthermore, the perfect bag does not seem to exist, despite manufactures claims otherwise. I have been using ...
  • I cannot comment on either of these bags; however, I think that I have solved my own bag problem, at least for the time being. I have an Ugg messenger-style leather bag that I was using as a ...
  • Commented on photo Wine Bomb in the I see red.. challenge

    Thanks Bernie

  • Commented on photo Wine Bomb in the I see red.. challenge

    Thanks for the nice thought. This was my first attempt at smoke photography. Lots of fun.

  • Commented on photo Wine Bomb in the I see red.. challenge

    Thanks for the kind words. I love the Micro Four Thirds system and do not feel limited by it at all.

  • Submitted a challenge entry Symmetrical Fireworks
    Summer fireworks over Navy Pier in Chicago.
    Placed 4th in the challenge. Summer fireworks over Navy Pier in Chicago.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Windy City Reflections
    Chicago Streeterville skyline reflection viewed from Navy Pier.
    Placed 6th in the challenge. Chicago Streeterville skyline reflection viewed from Navy Pier.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Curves
    A curving staircase in the Liverpool City Museum .
    Placed 10th in the challenge. A curving staircase in the Liverpool City Museum .
  • Submitted a challenge entry Wine Bomb
    Smoke was colorized via Image – Adjustments – Hue and Saturation in Photoshop. Wine and smoke images were blended in Photoshop
    Placed 1st in the challenge. Smoke was colorized via Image – Adjustments – Hue and Saturation in Photoshop. Wine and smoke images were blended in Photoshop
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