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Joined on Sep 24, 2009
About me:

A guy who loves chasing the beauty of life


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On photo Mountains, Snow in the Landscape Challenge - Black and White challenge (4 comments in total)

Great capture and congrats on winning the contest.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2021 at 18:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Software Technique: Creating and Adding Textures (81 comments in total)

Nice article! Good technique.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 01:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Mantis in the New Species challenge (11 comments in total)

Gorgeous capture! As a boy I use to collect praying mantis. Love this shot. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 02:45 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Still Autumn Morning in the -Golden Autumn Scenery - (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (9 comments in total)

Gorgeous capture!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 14:25 UTC as 9th comment
In reply to:

Lenscap67: Just putting it out there, But do you think there is a complete lack of Lens Profiles for Panasonic Lumix Lenses in Lightroom...

My understanding is at least for M43 lenses profiles are built into Lightroom via an agreement with Adobe. So things like lens distortion are fixed automatically. That is why you don't see anything from Panasonic. I'm happy they do that.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:07 UTC
On article National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite (162 comments in total)

Win! Ban those damn drones away from ALL the National Parks. Sorry, I'm a tech guy but that is the LAST thing we need. If you open that door you'll constantly here the sounds of engines in the parks and a lot of spoiled shots.

A good first step.


Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:35 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (113 comments in total)

To the staff at DPREVIEW I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for the hard work. Meeting the expectations of this crowd is no joke. Despite the intensity of the debate about camera ratings and so many other things you maintain your class and dignity. I believe it was President Nixon and his term the "Silent Majority" who although you don't hear from them, they approve of your work efforts. Well done and I look forward with excitement to 2014 and what this fantastic site brings!

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 11:05 UTC as 88th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (608 comments in total)

I'm at Ramstein Air for base in Germany. We have a mall and the guy that got me started was in (Chris has been shooting since the 60's) and he had the GX7. He let me handle this...gem. Fast AF, sharp, terric feel, ergonomically superb. Of course this is all personal but I can sum it up for you in one word...winner! I love the reviews on DP review but don't forget we all draw our own conclusions. You are upset it didn't get gold? Buy it and go out and take some award winning pics! The possibilites with this class of cameras (including the GH3 I received yesterday, the EM-1, EM-5, Sony A7/A7R are only limited by the photographer! People didn't like the GH2 (bad stills, just good for video) I have 9 IPA's HM's and 3 Spider Awards that beg to differ! Camera's are great but it comes down to the photographer. Love the GX7 and will (when money and Mama allow) get it.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 166th comment | 1 reply

I love Lightroom. I really do but this is something bigger. Everyone needs to realize Microsoft, Apple, Google and other huge corporations are watching this with interest. If Adobe "succeeds" what will stop Microsoft, or Apple from doing the same with the OS? Nothing. So if you want your digital life I suggest you send Adobe a message and from what I'm reading you are. I have no problem with a company trying to make money but after weighing the pros and cons I believe the end user is the big loser. I will continue to use Lightroom but now I 'm now forced to consider my options. I hope Adobe is listening.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 07:47 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
On photo Here I Stand in the Misty/Foggy Weather challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks for the kind comments!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 06:28 UTC as 1st comment
On article Landscape Photography Primer (97 comments in total)
In reply to:

Kitamura: Can't wait to get out there and start shooting. My biggest limitation is time. With a full-time job, wife, kids and dog the time just flies past. I'm sure most non-professional photographers will agree.

Amen! We have 3 children and although 2 are out the house trying to keep everyone happy and not neglect them while trying to get my business going is damn near impossilbe. Very frustrating sometimes for me and my wife I would suppose! Oh well!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:07 UTC
On photo Light from Heaven in petche's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great capture!

Mark Seawell

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 11:00 UTC as 1st comment
On photo "Kate in ambient" in the Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (5 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:43 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Sunset in the Ultra Wide Angle Landscape challenge (1 comment in total)

Great composition and capture.



Link | Posted on May 13, 2010 at 06:18 UTC as 1st comment
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