jdoc

Lives in United States Palm Desert, United States
Works as a retired physician
Joined on Mar 4, 2004
About me:

Cyclist and amateur photographer. I belong to and compete in two PSA clubs. I also do portraits and group shots as volunteer for our HOA monthly magazine.

Comments

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On photo Flying to the moon in the Anything goes.. challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Uncleleo: What the blue thread around the moon?

Not sure? I think it may be a processing halo.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2020 at 00:06 UTC
On challenge Abstract (1 comment in total)

I tried to enter but the checkbox for accepting conditions was below the frame and couldn't be checked. Must be a site error or in my browser although I have entered other challenges successfully.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 1st comment

Has anyone tested/reviewed it? Sounds great but I would like to see an independent review before shelling out $180.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 20:03 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On photo MetalChallDP in the Textures: Metallic challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice composition and interesting subject but the focus is on the gear. The foreground part of the machinery is blurred.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 22:20 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:2416080 (2 comments in total)

Addendum. Try f16 for a little better DofF.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 15:59 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:2416080 (2 comments in total)

Very nice composition but most of photo is out of focus because of the slow shutter speed. For most outdoor plants even in a very slight breeze, I find that I need at least 1/250s or faster. This subject is very hard for the meter to focus on correctly. I would use spot focus and preferably manual to get the center stem sharp. Don't be afraid to use a somewhat faster ISO with your camera. You can clean up any noise with post processing.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 15:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On GalleryItem:2416085 (1 comment in total)

Great old gas station and pumps but too much uninteresting surroundings. Also, the bright sky fooled the meter into slightly underexposing the building.

My best advice is to zoom or move closer to your subjects.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 15:55 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:2416089 (1 comment in total)

Like so many of my own shots this one lacks contrast and too much of the photo is occupied with uninteresting sky and water. I would start by cropping (in the camera) the left half off and using post processing to increase the contrast and saturation.

Good luck

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 15:53 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 2011_02_11_4082 in the Film Effects: Old Newspaper challenge (2 comments in total)

I have several very similar shots of old cars processed just like yours. I love them and tried to sell them at a craft show but nobody else seemed to care for them.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2011 at 00:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo madagascar in the Film Effects: Old Newspaper challenge (1 comment in total)

Madagascar,
Some suggestions for improving your photo.
1. Try to keep the vertical lines vertical or straighten them in PS.
2. In composing a picture try not to cut off the top of a structure unless it somehow adds to the composition.
3. Your photo looks too sharp and has too much contrast and too little noise to have been an old newsphoto.

Keep at it.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2011 at 00:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Citerella in the Restaurants, lounges, bars, taverns, pubs challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the repeating pattern of the bar stools and what I assume is the bar name. To me it would be more interesting with a lone figure, or something else to disrupt the symmetry.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2009 at 00:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Friends in the Restaurants, lounges, bars, taverns, pubs challenge (2 comments in total)

The choice of monochrome sets a moody tone. This picture deserves a higher rank than it got. The only think that I would have done differently if to crop out the figure on the left, further isolating the shooter.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2009 at 00:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Chatting in the Restaurants, lounges, bars, taverns, pubs challenge (1 comment in total)

IMHO this picture is far superior to any of the higher ranked ones. It has all the elements of a great photo. The subject immediately draws the eye and the blur of their movement emphasizes their animated conversation. The immediate foreground of the bar equipment sets the stage and draws the eye in toward the subjects. The warm lighting implies mellowness after a couple of drinks.

I love it.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2009 at 00:15 UTC as 1st comment
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