Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Works as a Builder/Contractor
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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? (765 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 529th comment

First one was my favorite and number five is cute.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 21:03 UTC as 58th 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 43rd 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
On photo Boston sunset in the Your City - HDR in overdrive: cityscape challenge (10 comments in total)

I like the way you used the chain for the composition and it was also helpful that you detailed your technique to make this beatiful image.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 00:23 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Little Katerpillar in the Surreal challenge (4 comments in total)

That is very creative.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (80 comments in total)

Great little camera that I would have bought six years ago if it came out before the 1" sensors were introduced.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 10th comment

I've owned and enjoyed using this lens for just over one year. While I'm pleased to read your review and the fact that you are reviewing it I can't help but ask why it took so long. At least you reviewed it before version III is released.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 02:22 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On photo Kleifarvatn in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Very captivating. Outstanding image.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in APenza's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

mrmacro: Hi Apenza,

Lovely photo. My dad flew many missions in the Fairey Swordfish in the battle of the Atlantic. He is 92, alive and quite well and living in Australia. Nearly all of his mates were killed in action as the only protection between him and gun fire was a canvas outer shell. This photo captures the beauty of a plane that was well by its used by date at the beginning of WW2 and went on to be a well respected part of history by its decisive blow in the battle of Taranto and the crippling of the Bismark. Although this one is kitted out with both the torpedo and the side rockets, I believe it was a case of either torpedo or rockets and not both.

Thanks again. Shows how a great photo paints a thousand words.

Peter Mc

Hi Peter,
Good no know your father survived the war and is well at 92. Being a surviver also carries a burden especially when your close buddies don't return from the mission. Brave men all.
You're totally correct about the load out but I took some artistic license when building the model.
Thank you

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 01:06 UTC
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

I photographed this plane and a few others on a flat roof above my porch on a foggy day with a misty rain which accounts for those tiny water drops.
What made me smile was how many of you looked carefully enough and caught on that it was a model.
Capillary action around the tires noticed by Sunsanvil is the biggest giveaway
Thank you all again for the nice comments.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 23:47 UTC as 4th comment
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