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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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 11th 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
In reply to:

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 (216 comments in total)
In reply to:

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

Offered in freshwater and saltwater versions??? I don't understand. If I have a saltwater version, why on earth would that not work perfectly in fresh waters? (I understand, of course, why the reverse would not be true . . . salt can corrode, so I can see why one would not bring a freshwater version into the ocean/sea.)

What am I missing or overlooking?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On photo Living on the Edge in the Living dangerously challenge (1 comment in total)

I'm not sure if this meets the challenge theme. "Risk should be obvious in the image."

I don't see it. The ground could be 2 inches below the chipmunk. . . there's nothing at all in the photograph to suggest great depth below.

I love the photo. But just not for this particular challenge.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 01:52 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Alone in the somethings missing - mirror challenge (1 comment in total)

To my eye, the subject in this image is clearly the child...my eye goes directly to her. If so, then this is not a great choice for this challenge, as neither she nor her reflection is cut off in any way.

If the window is your subject, then it does fit the challenge. But then it would work much better if the child was not in the image, since the photo you submitted has a hugely distracting element (ie, the kid) that takes attention away from your actual subject.

I *LOVE* this photo. Just not for this particular challenge. :-)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 21:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_2081-bw in the Winter people challenge (1 comment in total)

Really like the image--quite cute composition.
Really hate the title--lazy, meaningless, and far worse than having no title at all.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 21:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Winter walking in the Winter people challenge (1 comment in total)

I tend to love images of people using umbrellas. But this photo has zero indications of winter. Rain does not equal winter at all. And the photo was taken in March, which is a month almost no one associates with winter.

So, I like the actual photo. Just don't think it's a good fit for this particular challenge.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 19:42 UTC as 1st comment
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