MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Retired!
Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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EM1, EM5, 12-40, 45, 50-200SWD, 9-18, EC-14

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  • Replied in Dali 3
    The thing that sets this apart from the ordinary, beyond the careful framing and the Dali-like wide angle distortion, is the very interesting interaction of the table and reflections in the ...
  • Roel, I initially gravitated right to the B&W version.  But having come back a second time, I'm hesitating. What I like about the color version is that I get more of a sense of grittiness from it.  ...
  • Following Mike Fewster's lead, this could have been titled Galapagos 3.  :-) A new Galapagos Sea Lion pup sunning him/her self on a rock.  Once again, the wildlife was absolutely unafraid of the ...
  • Very interesting image!  Isn't it interesting that we perceive that window to be rectangular, but in this 2-D format it look "wildly" distorted.  I guess that thought came to me after looking at ...
  • Replied in sharp
    It is apparent to me that you put a lot of thought and care into the framing and composition of this shot.  It paid off with a real winner.  I also really like the texture, and I agree that it ...
  • Replied in Dali 2
    I'm usually first in line to call for a leveling of the horizon.  But here I wonder if this doesn't call for the opposite approach.  I don't know if you have cropped it, or if there is any more ...
  • Replied in Delta Dancer
    Others have talked about the sci-fi attributes of this shot.  I share those reactions to it.  But I wanted to point out something else.  I'm guessing that this is a fairly standard center-pivot ...
  • Thanks for the responses!  I looked for an angle for this shot that would remove the out of focus rocks, but when I found the spot, the waves weren't right.  So I preferred this one. Galapagos has ...
  • Run! The sea monsters are coming for us! Galapagos Marine Iguanas Another one from my Galapagos Islands trip.  These are quite interesting creatures.  They seem to have a permanent smile, but with ...
  • Thanks all for your comments.  This was one of the famed Blue-footed Boobies.  Of the four species of Boobies in the Galapagos Islands, we saw and photographed three.  I must say that the wildlife ...
  • Replied in C & C !!! ..
    Lou,  another fine shot, carefully framed.  The bicycle makes it for me.  I might have liked just a bit more of the man on his phone, but the fact that he seems to be blending into the building is ...
  • Replied in Dali
    I really like the way the walkway intersects with the reflection of the egg.  It's as if the "real world" is colliding with Dali's vision - drawing a line through it.
  • Excellent series.  Would a different order of presentation tell the story better?  Just a thought from someone who always struggles putting a photo essay together after the fact.  I always seem to ...
  • Replied in Heading West
    I like this shot.  It does a great job of capturing the scale of the massive turbines.  For those of us who are overly sensitive to a level horizon, please correct the slight tilt.   :-) I also ...
  • This image resonated with me because it reminded me of my own trip to Chinque Terre a couple of years ago.  The crowds, the sun, and the overall relaxed feeling of the place all come through here. ...
  • Replied in Not another one!
    I haven't been posting in this thread for some time.  But I have been stopping by to learn.  This short series was from a trip to the Galapagos Islands a few months back.  I envision it as a ...
  • The battery in the OM-1 must supply the correct voltage for your light meter to work properly.  The original batteries were fine, but modern replacements may not give a high enough voltage ...
  • Replied in Rorschach Test
    These two from a September visit to the Redwoods in Northern California
  • I think I must be in a stage the author didn't mention. Stage 0: I believe just about all my stuff is crap, and I can't seem to get out of my rut. ;-) Thanks for posting the link to this ...
  • I recently had the opportunity to tour the Gunderson rail car manufacturing plant here in Portland. Gunderson is a subsidiary of Greenbrier Corporation. They are very busy at the present time ...
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