santamonica812

Lives in United States CA, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/santamonica
Joined on Jul 26, 2009

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Lots of very nice ones. A few that seems overly post-processed...at least, to my eye. But overall, a good selection, with animals shots (not surprisingly) being very over-represented in terms of subject matter. Since I like animal images, I had no problem with this. :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 19:35 UTC as 5th comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Interesting, by a mile: now that the "77" is here, is it a "3" on the way? Don't know about you, but the 3 and 1V were my favourite cameras - and I still have the 3 in perfect working condition - Eye Control AF, gentlemen, Eye Control AF!!!

I still have--and use--my beloved 1v. Took it on 4 trips around the world. 140F in Death Valley. Minus 30 in the South American Andes. Never have had a hiccup or problem, 25 years running. If/when it ever dies, I will be heart-broken.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 00:41 UTC

Ilford HP-5. Not too far off from real life, it was one of my go-to films before discovering T-Max (which was better for my alternative developing . . . Lith printing rules!!!)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 05:58 UTC as 15th comment
On photo DSCF8563-1 in the Your City - Graveyard (B&W) challenge (4 comments in total)

Love the shot. Hate the lazy and meaningless title. . . sloppy and unprofessional (which is at odds with the high quality in the actual image).

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 23:47 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: Its nearly 1984................

"It's" (not its).
In our bleak dystopian future, spelling and grammar will be especially important. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 07:45 UTC

As long as it can identify and locate a fire extinguisher after it explodes.
[edit: okay, lots of other people were already thinking along the same lines]

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 07:43 UTC as 3rd comment

Best of all: If I duct-tape it to my ski helmet, I can use it in place of my GoPro.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 11:44 UTC as 9th comment

Love the video; hate the accompanying music. Just dreadful, and it really detracts from the viewing experience. Any time you look at photography and you have to run to hit the mute button, you know the photographer (or editor) did an awful awful job.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 11:37 UTC as 5th comment
On article Flickr reveals its top 25 photos of 2016 (190 comments in total)

Lots of very nice ones. Several--to my eye--were grossly over-processed, and were therefore uninteresting to me. But many were really excellent compositions.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 07:42 UTC as 31st comment

# 2 looked quite photoshopped to my eye. Lovely composition, but still . . .

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 07:58 UTC as 5th comment
On photo DSC_4475_sRGB_1600 in the Look Up challenge (2 comments in total)

Like the photo. Hate the lazy and meaningless title

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Osaka Shopping Mall in the Look Up challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice composition, and I like your decision on how to orient the actual photograph.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 2016_0903_115224AA in the Look Up challenge (3 comments in total)

Love the photo. Hate the lazy and meaningless title.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:31 UTC as 1st comment
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mpgxsvcd: I wish I had bought the Karma now. It would have been worth it for a Hero 5. The drone was a disaster but the new Hero 5 is actually pretty good. The quality of the video is outstanding with the Hero 5 and the price is not out of this world high especially if you get it for free.

Well, yeah; the price of pretty much everything on earth is not out of this world if you get it for free!!! :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 07:03 UTC

When people show their "pet projects," they tend to leave me cold. What is a passion for that person often (usually??) has little interest to me.

Not here. I really enjoy time-lapse nature photography, and storms . . . wow, what a great subject. I just loved this piece, and am eagerly looking-forward to looking at his other work.

Wow. Again.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 21:17 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Canon has a similar lens - but it goes to 11!

Contra,
Almost twice as expensive as what?....????

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 23:27 UTC

I don't normally believe in the death penalty. But for asshats like this . . . being complete jerks, for the sheer pleasure of destroying--forever!!!--a natural spectacular setting . . . well, no punishment is too severe for them.

I am so glad I live in California, so I had the chance to visit Death Valley, and Racetrack, more than 20 times in my life. So many other will never now have the chance to see the site in an un-vandalized way.

Just appalling.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:29 UTC as 74th comment | 9 replies

Thought the stars "rainbow" was pretty spectacular. Thought the winning image was okay, but nothing particularly special. Which goes to show; as compared to actual judges, what do I know? :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 05:55 UTC as 11th comment
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steven8217: On Fisherman on the Dam, I wonder why there are light reflections on the water when the light source (perhaps street light?) are behind the dam? Unless the light source are right on top of the dam?
An interesting light source that can illuminate the face of all 3 fisherman?
Also interesting for all 3 fisherman to spread their leg that far apart at the same time in normal walking posture?
Is there an additional layer of texture on the upper part of the photo?
Overall it seems like a stage outdoor type of stage <studio light> shot.

Photoshopped was the first thing I thought.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
On photo P7118841 in the Geometric challenge (7 comments in total)

Love the photo. Hate the lazy and meaningless title...far worse than having no title at all.

Well-deserved win. Lovely composition.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 4th comment
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