William Woodruff

Lives in United States Alexandria USA, VA, United States
Works as a Attorney
Joined on May 19, 2009

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Artem Holstov: What is this lens equivlent to in FF terms then?

Nigel, you don't multiply by anything. 135mm is 135mm no mater what you mount it on.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
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caver3d: Check his comment about shooting the pecan tree, the oldest tree in the US, until just recently. Oh, really? Obviously, he's never been to California where the Sequoia trees can and do exceed 2,000 years old, and this has been known for a long, long time.

Yep, the oldest tree is a Bristlecone Pine in California's White Mountains, above Westgaard Pass. Researchers (wisely) refuse to identify the oldest 2-3 trees in the grove, but at least one of them has been measured as being greater than 5000 years old.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 23:54 UTC

Liar.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 03:28 UTC as 98th comment

As many have suggested, this could be a reflection of MF being in trouble generally, or Hasselblad responding to competition (5DSR, D850, X1D, GFX, etc.) There is also the possibility that it is simply a corporate change in marketing strategy. Kodak used to sell consumer cameras dirt cheap -- at, or even below their cost. The idea was that they made their money on the film, so they just wanted to get cameras in the hands of (potential) customers. Gillette did the same thing with razors. This may well be (at least in part) Hasselblad getting customers into the system. If/when we see similar price cuts on lenses, and other accessories THAT will tell us they are really in trouble.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 12:01 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On challenge A person and an umbrella (3 comments in total)

The challenge title "A person and an umbrella . . . " implies that this challenge is limited to photos of no more that one person, and no more than one umbrella. Is that correct, or can there be more than one of each in the photo?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 02:04 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Frozen in the Ice time challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a beautiful shot, but I can't find the skater in it.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 13:28 UTC as 1st comment

Spectacular!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Sunrise at Crater Lake in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks, It is a beautiful place, and it was a great way to start the day!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 14:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Trouble Bruin in the Alaska: Wildlife challenge (6 comments in total)

Spectacular shot, congrats!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 18:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Trouble Bruin in the Alaska: Wildlife challenge (6 comments in total)

Did you actually take this shot yourself, or did you just find the camera alongside the river, next to some blood-stained rocks and leftover body parts?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:8784 (30 comments in total)

Joe, I have been eating those "corpses" all my life. It is the natural order of life on this earth. IMHO, you would much more persuasive if you could state your position without the inflammatory rhetoric. Similarly, self-congratulatory claims of moral superiority are not especially persuasive. So, OK, I get that you believe that you are a fine fellow. So, tell me please, when is it OK to kill a "defenseless animal?" Is that mosquito still sucking your blood, or did you smash it's little proboscis into a karma-theatening pulp?

If you have a rat-infestation in the silo where your organic grain is stored, what do you think the farmers/coop managers do about the rats? Help me out Joe, I'm trying to understand where your boundaries are. When is it OK to kill another living thing?

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 22:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On Challenge:8784 (30 comments in total)
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Joe186: The below is just like a killer, an overpowering desire to suppress and contain the free.

If you want me to reply to you again, watch these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ALLdeersgo2heaven

Give a one sentence commentary on each one. That will be a small step in your evolution, to becoming a more enlightened being. I will repay your effort with positive responses.

Really? You are "completely free of death?" When a mosquito lands on your arm, do you swat it, or do you tickle it's cute little belly while encouraging it to drink up and be happy? So, as a starting point, can we accept that none of us is "free of death?" (I take that to mean "being the cause of death." As death is one of the two certainties in the life of every living thing, I assume that you are not suggesting that vegans do not die.) The point here, is that we should be able to agree that what we are talking about is setting our boundaries in different places, and therefore, it is not helpful to talk in absolutes with statements like, "vegans are free of death." Can we agree on that much?

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:52 UTC
On Challenge:8784 (30 comments in total)

With all due respect, may I suggest that unless you are a vegan you should delete any negative posts on this topic. Yep, fish too. And while we are at it, please give up your leather shoes, upholstery, pocket books and brief cases. Eel skin, too.

As for the rest of you vegans with cloth upholstery, wearing old-school canvas and rubber sneakers, please tell us your plan to take care of the starving deer who are over-grazing their range because our own development has pushed their natural predators out.

And, BTW, consider watching some footage of what it looks like when nature does the job. Big cats don't always kill their prey before they start eating it. Wolves are worse. Starvation is worse yet.

Yep, I'm a hunter.

And for all of you self-indulgent, judgmental, holier-than-thou commenters posted here, I suspect that I have a greater respect for life and nature than all of you finger-pointing imposters combined. Cosmic Karma? I'm OK with my place in the natural order of things.

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 00:07 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Challenge:8888 (2 comments in total)

CF -- your title suggests that this is a B&W challenge, but I don't actually see that in the rules. Please clarify. TNX, WLW

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 16:22 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo lunar in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

Just a quick note while you have time to change this: You do not have your title watermarked in your border as specified in the rules.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Night at the campsite 2 in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

Just a quick note while you have time to change this: You do not have your title watermarked in your border as specified in the rules.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moon through the branches. in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

Just a quick note while you have time to change this: You do not have your title watermarked in your border as specified in the rules.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Seagull and the Moon in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

Just a quick note while you have time to change this: You do not have your title watermarked in your border as specified in the rules.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Peeking beauty in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

Just a quick note while you have time to change this: You do not have your title watermarked in your border as specified in the rules.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo bird on the moon in the The Moon challenge (2 comments in total)

Just a quick note while you have time to change this: You do not have your title watermarked in your border as specified in the rules.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:19 UTC as 2nd comment
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