Lives in United States Omaha, NE, United States
Works as a Consulting Environmental Engineer
Joined on Feb 6, 2009
About me:

Born and raised on the plains of middle America (on a farm). Love of nature's beauty was instilled in me at an early age thanks to my parents and family and our annual vacations to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

My early years in photography: Started shooting B&W photos with a cheap Kodak Instamatic while in high school for the photography club; bought my first SLR (a Pentax KX film camera with 55mm f1.8 lens) as a sophomore in college (1977); while a college student, worked on campus for a photographer processing B&W film and prints.

Then the demands and rewards of career, marriage and children took over, reducing my interest in still photography.

In 2008, upon turning age 50, and after years of frustration with the limitations of a P&S camera I owned, I purchased a Pentax K200D, regularly visited the Pentax SLR Talk and other forums here at DPR to learn as much as possible, and began getting serious as a still photography shooter. Another couple cameras (a Pentax K5 and K3) and multiple lenses later, here I am updating my bio. Looking forward to the days and years ahead as I continue to learn how best to capture nature's beauty through the gift of modern day photography.

DarylK's recent activity

  • Good action captures, Mike.  Number 7 is my favorite. Daryl
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    Thanks, Tom.  After we spent some time discovering the area, we realized that Sister Bay might have been a better area to lodge.  Looks like a fun and friendly town, and closer to desirable ...
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    Thanks Joe!
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    Thanks Dale!
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    Thanks Tom.  We didn't know about All Johnson's restaurant.  I guess we'll have to go back!
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    One of my favorite shots from a vacation up north to Door County, Wisconsin.  Pretty country, yet not too touristy!  This photo was taken from the entrance onto the site, which is off limits to ...
  • I agree with DPPMetro. Lubricant would likely exacerbate the problem. I wonder if Phil's described problem might be the inadvertent presence of a lubricant (skin oils?) on the sliding rail ...
  • All good shots.  Love the second one with the snake!
  • Makes great sense to me, especially in combination with a DA 12-24 and/or a 15 Limited to handle the wider focal lengths. It's a wonderful lens on K-1 and I'm positive it would do great on apsc. Daryl
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    He truly set a high standard for all of us to aspire to in terms of helpful and polite decorum on this forum. I suspect he's looking down on us from his heavenly porch sitt'n place using a long ...
  • I replied to the survey yesterday a.m.  My constructive criticism focused around the lack of a decent enough rep/marketing network to support retailers and customers.  Last I knew (around a year ...
  • Thanks Mike and David. Daryl
  • Thanks Jim.  I just went back to warm up the color balance a little and reposted on my website.  Still may not be enough.  The version you see above seems a little too blue based on my memory of ...
  • Created photo thread One from last night...
    Link to photo on my website Loving the K-1 and 15-30! Daryl
  • Possibly atmospheric effects due to humidity and/or heat waves.  Before giving up on the lens, I suggest you take more shots, perhaps in the early morning before things heat up and ideally in low ...
  • ??? Do you mean that it won't auto focus? None of Pentax's current lineup of lenses and cameras allow for auto zoom.  Zooming is done by manually turning one of the barrel rings. Daryl
  • Thanks for satisfying my curiosity, Man. For me, when I travel via air to photo-centric locals, I'll probably settle on DFA 15-30, DFA 28-105 and my "bored out" ;-) DA *60-250.  But I do have the ...
  • Thanks for the compliment, Cynthia.  It's a fun hobby for me. Daryl
  • Nice shots, Cynthia!  I particularly like the flower shot, myself. I remember you from past PhotoSig website days before it's demise.  I always thought your reviews were thoughtful and well reasoned. ...
  • I have always enjoyed your work, Man, these included.  I'm curious, when you go on trips like this, what lenses other than the 15-30 and the 70-200 do you bring along.  I assume you probably have ...
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