pixseal

pixseal

Lives in United States S. F. Bay area, CA, United States
Works as a Retired software engineer
Has a website at pixseal.com
Joined on Apr 19, 2002
About me:

20 years shooting Canon film SLRs and then 15+ years shooting Canon DSLRs.

pixseal's recent activity

  • Alaska cruises are nothing like Caribbean/Atlantic cruises. You have actual scenery on both sides of the ship while sailing the Inside Passage. And while the usual ports are "touristy", there are ...
  • How far off is "wildly inaccurate"? Is it in wrong part of the world, just a kilometer off, or where you were just a few hours before or after? Does it show your images in an area that you ...
  • I geotag often, using my Garmin 64s to produce a tracklog. The 64s produces a GPX file with timestamps in GMT (does the iPhone use GMT or local time)? When I travel, I leave my camera clocks on ...
  • Created discussion thread Telephoto for Norway?
    This summer I will be in Norway for 5 weeks. I'll be bringing an APS-C body with lenses covering 10-250mm. The highlights of my trip will be: (1) Oslo and Bergen (2) Sognefjord ferry
  • Replied in Where am I ?
    And I am at my desk, in my office, in my hometown.  Can anyone recommend a good restaurant?
  • I'm not convinced that any of the FD lenses are as good as their newer EF counterparts (except for some of their their MF ability).
  • My guess : Neither juniper nor bristlecone. A close-up of the foliage would help in identification. (1) Junipers are usually wider at the base and those that I've seen were growing in deeper soils.
  • Not parallax error. Did you lock: (1) focus? (2) local length? (3) exposure? (4) camera position on the tripod? Was the camera rotated around a ...
  • The camera club that I belong to has bi-monthly competitions/judging.  One of the categories is "mobile" - the image must have been taken using a phone or tablet and PP'd (if any) on that device. N ...
  • You can buy a wide assortment of accessory cases for an iPhone.
  • I use something like this: Desmond DAC 25 . It's an A-S compatible clamp that can be attached directly to the BR strap. You keep your normal A-S plates on your camera and lenses.
  • Nice images of a nice stream. I would have bracketed the shutter speed to see which Tv gave the most appealing image. Your close-up shots "froze" the water too much for my taste - it could have ...
  • Great shots! This face looks like the Pied-billed Grebe chicks that I shot at Lakeshore Park last year, and the nest looks like this year.
  • Canon introduced their APS-C bodies as a lower-cost alternative to the expensive FF bodies.  Their first APS-C bodies (D30 in 2000, D60 in 2002) were introduced before their first FF body (1D2 in ...
  • Replied in ???
    In what way is my Canon 7D Mark II (APS-C camera) not as fully featured as a FF camera?  (And don't say sensor size...)
  • There is a reason that those "dorky" hats were developed. They work well to keep the sun from hitting your skin.  :-|
  • That is not fair to the critters!
  • Crows eat smaller birds' chicks and eggs. Crows don't know the eating habits of other birds - so they will chase any bird that they perceive as a threat. Crows mobbing a California Condor
  • I agree, this is a nice set of a difficult subject.  It appears that your focus is spot-on, but I see some fairly heavy JPG compression artifacts - softening the images somewhat.  I suggest ...
  • Condor #463 These are perhaps the rarest birds in the world that you can actually see on a regular basis - each and every one is cataloged, tested and weighed annually.  Condor 463 is flying free ...
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