dave gaines

dave gaines

Lives in United States Southern California, CA, United States
Works as a Structural Engineer
Joined on Nov 7, 2005
About me:

Photography is art when it makes us see something familiar in a new way, when it evokes emotion and when it is not only pleasing to the eye but strikingly vivid.
An Underwater photographer, I also capture topside nature, landscapes, scenics, wildflowers, historic architecture, ocean scenes, people, birds, bugs and other animals.
Nikon D800e & D850
15 Nikon FX lenses
Olympus E-330
Olympus C-8080
Underwater Ikelite housings for the E-330
Ikelite DS-125 strobes
UW I always use a focus light on a swivel mount

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Favorite Full Frame Lenses For Landscape Work (with D850) ? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 1 hour ago
Are D6, D850 and D780 going to be obsolete after 2022? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 hours ago
Why I Bought a D850 in 2021 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 10 hours ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Nov 270 - Dec 03) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 11 hours ago
Why Not A UNIVERSAL Lens Mount? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 1 day ago
D780 vs Z6 Mk 1 - please help me choose Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 days ago
Maybe Nikon's waiting for the Z9 hype to die down before sending DSLRs out with a bang Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 days ago
Ya think the D880 dead in the water? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 days ago
Disappointed in seeing a D850 wildlife shooter switch to Sony Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 3 days ago
What 2nd body should I get? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 days ago
Price check - D600 & D850 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 days ago
300 f4d afs tripod collar Nikon SLR Lens Talk 4 days ago
Nikon 58mm F1.4 - Trick or Treat? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 6 days ago
Any suggestion for a used DSLR with a prime and a zoom in a budget? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 days ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Nov 20 - Nov 26) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 days ago
Help please! Nikon SLR Lens Talk 1 week ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Nov 13- Nov 19) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 1 week ago
Nikon 500 f5.6 PF: first four weeks Nikon SLR Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
grabography Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 3 weeks ago
Nikon 50mm 1.4 G Font plastic ring missing Nikon SLR Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
best 'internal' video standard - D850 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 weeks ago
First trip with 500mm PF 5.6 on D850 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 weeks ago
Last nail in the DSLR coffin? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 1 month ago
Question about just announced DSLR adaptor to Z mount cameras Nikon SLR Lens Talk 1 month ago
So, what do the folks here think of Z9? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 1 month ago
Z6ii? D850? Or just wait for the Z9? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 1 month ago
D850 over holidays? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 1 month ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Oct 23 - Oct 29) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
FYI: D5, A9… or waiting for Z9 (sports photography) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
Protective UV Filters ... quality vs safety? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
D5, A9… or waiting for Z9 (sports photography) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
Advice between Nikon 14-24 or Similar Primes on D850? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
Longest You've Held on to a Body / System Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
Thin Circ Polarizer Stuck on Lens Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
I am amazed at the capability of my camera - D850 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Sep 25 - Oct 01) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
Where to find drop in filter holder for 800mm lens? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
Has anyone tried slide/neg copying with the 50mm S Macro & Nikon ES-2? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
The price the camera according to model nu!ber thing Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
105 mm on DX or FX: useful? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 3 months ago
Cosina Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 for Nikon Nikon SLR Lens Talk 3 months ago
Where is the home for Nikon Z Mount Lens Discussions? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 3 months ago
Trip report - leopard on the Rocks Nikon SLR Lens Talk 3 months ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Aug 28- Sep 03) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 3 months ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (June 26 - July 02) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 3 months ago
EN-EL15c Battery - Great Price! Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago
good lenses to shoot with studio strobes at small apertures Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago
D850 & not a cat... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago
D800E - shutter refused to fire Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago
Archangel Falls, Zion National Park | Nikon D850 | Nikon 14-24 (Image) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago