Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Works as a Builder/Contractor
Joined on Jun 5, 2001


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On photo Pruning Egret in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you Ruth. I always enjoy entering your challenges.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 13:53 UTC as 2nd comment

Can it do windows? Those on my house not the one on my computer.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 19:45 UTC as 19th comment
On photo These guys are really close in the Aircraft - Close and personal challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice timing. I must have been standing next to you when you took that shot.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 03:00 UTC as 1st comment

Fantastic. The only part that I found less interesting were the few seconds panning past the tulips. Maybe I was expecting the tulips to explode or something as every shot was so beautify crafted with wonderful visual surprises.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 00:03 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Hellcat 1/48 scale in APenza's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Thank you Ron. The wingspan is 10 3/4" and length is 8". The height to the canopy top is 3 3/4".

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)

Reminds me of a line from 'Crazy People'. "Buy Volvos, they're boxy but theyre good"

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 59th comment
On photo Knat for Dinner in the Look At Those Legs! (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Ruth. Not only did I misidentifying the meal but I seem to have also misspelled it too. Thanks again for the correction.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Osprey Pair in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 15, O challenge (16 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve Bingham: Excellent.

Thanks Steve, love your junk as art work.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 00:58 UTC
On photo INFERNO in the Get to Work (Power Tools) challenge (5 comments in total)

Good question for the host. The hoist that supports the crucible may be powered although it's not visible in the photo.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 00:47 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

Frank C.: what is the table top made of?

The top looks like OSB which is composed of wood flakes pressed with glue under extreme pressure.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 06:18 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Cannon Pellix w/50mm 1.4 lens bought in PX at Bien Hoa airbase for $100 in 1967.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:57 UTC as 530th comment

First one was my favorite and number five is cute.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 21:03 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

After reading Rishi's comments on the 5D4's dynamic range I'm glad I preordered it last week. My wife's comment's, "Do you really need another camera"? After reading the article she said, "That does sound like a good upgrade from your 5D2". Thank you Rishi for help making my life and my wife happy with my choice to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies

A beautiful and striking portrait. Great expression in that face.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 14:33 UTC as 6th comment
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)

For the price of $9.99 I pay monthly for PS and LR I find it a reasonable cost for the quality of the program's content. And as a hobbiest I probably only use about 20% of what PS has to offer as I use Lr for most of my editing. I'm also slow to adapt to the benefits of the upgrades but after I start using them it is hard to go back to the previous versions.
If Adobe significantly raised the subscription price I may consider going back to the last LR and PS that I own. Many do not like this subscription model and I too prefer to own the program outright, however, I know of so many 'photographers' who have said they used pirated PS that it makes sense that Adobe would protect their business. In the end we all have to pay for those that steal.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 17:06 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies

Not something a married man should wear.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 77th comment
On photo No butts about it in the Show us SEATS! challenge (8 comments in total)

Fitting title. Nice photo too.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:43 UTC as 8th comment
In reply to:

spencerda: Perhaps someday they will make a lens with gorilla glass having gold plated parts inside!

My Canon lenses have gold plated contacts.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (48 comments in total)

While in Vietnam I squirted a ring of DEET around a tree trunk that was a highway for a colony of leaf cutter ants. They stopped short of crossing that ring in spite of their determination to gather and bring back those leaves to their nest. In hindsight it was somewhat of a cruel thing to do to an insect that did us no harm however it did show the repellent quality of DEET. I always spray some on my shoes and pant legs while in the bush to avoid ticks which are numerous in the woods I frequent. While I am fascinated by insects I do not want to contract Lyme disease or West Nile virus and DEET keeps those critters at bay.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 22:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (221 comments in total)

Nicely done article and very informative. More interesting for me as to the construction of the kayak then the attributes of the camera.
I do think the 80d is an excellent camera and the background narrative was well presented to show what one can do with Canon's latest.
As an amateur kayaker and photographer I have been a woodworker for many years, have worked at boat building but never tried building a kayak. This may have given me the incentive to actually build one.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 42nd comment
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