Gordon W

Gordon W

Lives in Canada American living in Eastern Ontario, Canada
Works as a Retired Graphic Designer/Photographer/Illustrator
Joined on Aug 6, 2002
About me:

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Current cameras - Canon 90D, Canon 60D, Canon 500D/T1i, Nikon P1000, Panasonic FZ1000, Panasonic FZ80, Panasonic ZS40/TZ60, iPhone XR, DJI Mavic Mini
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Current lenses - Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM, Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (retired), Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
58mm Canon 250-D and 500-D Closeup Lenses, 77mm Canon 500-D Closeup Lens, Tamron-F AF Tele-converter 1.4X C-AF1 MC4
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Seldom used but still working digital cameras - Canon 400D/XTi, Canon S100, Fuji F550 EXR, Fuji HS50 EXR
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Past digital cameras - Canon 20D (scratched sensor), Fuji FinePix S1 (died), Konica-Minolta A2 (gave to niece), Nikon B700 (sold), Nikon Coolpix 990 & 950 (sold), Panasonic ZS7/TZ10 (died), Sony F707 (sold),
Past film cameras - 4x5 studio camera, Mamiya 645 MF, Four 35mm SLRs (now passed on to my children as family heirlooms), Rolleiflex 6x6 TLR

Gordon W's recent activity

  • This is the procedure I use... https://pbase.com/merriwolf/photographing_fireworks
  • Actually I have seen it, twice, so far. Good flick. When I wrote this, I had in mind the world of the Terminator.
  • AI will not only take over photography, but us as well. I don't think humankind is smart enough to avoid it. It's something we are smart enough to create, but not smart enough to keep control of.
  • The a6300 has no in-body stabilization, so stabilization would rely on the lens being stabilized (Sony's OSS). I'd be taking a small tripod, or at least a monopod.
  • I once would have packed a small tripod, but with modern cameras the need for a tripod is far less, especially if all you plan to shoot at night are well lit cityscapes, where if need be you can ...
  • I have a Nikon Coolpix P1000 and during daylight hours have never used it on a tripod and I often shoot at full zoom (3,000mm EFL) handheld and in less than stellar light, like in this shot, the ...
  • Wildlife photography on the daily morning walks Morning golden hour photos Macro photography Mist and patchy ground fog photography
  • Replied in Okay...
    Okay, in all my years on DPR I can’t recall anyone ever complaining about the size of the photos I post here. I now regret including them in this posting which was intended only to say that I have ...
  • Are you including me as one of those photographers?
  • Sadly due to image theft, I no longer post high resolution files.
  • Ansel Adams said it best, “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” As I see it, rules were created for people with no aesthetic sense.
  • I use a Canon 77mm 500D Close-up Lens on my P1000 and don't find it all that cumbersome. Yellowjacket Reflected Dragonfly Window Frost
  • In the early years of my 7 decades of photographic experience I shot only with primes because zoom lenses were fairly mediocre back then. For my 35mm film photography I shot only with three ...
  • LOL!
  • Having been retired now for 18 years, knowing the exact time of day has become relatively unimportant, so I no longer feel the need to wear a watch and on the occasions when I do need to know the ...
  • LOL!
  • Replied in Certainly not...
    Certainly not. My iPhone is totally useless for the wildlife photography I shoot daily, which often requires the 3,000mm EFL of my Nikon P1000, like it did with this photo taken today... Tree ...
  • Replied in Just move on...
    Before I went digital 23 years ago I often lost interest in photography (costs, processing difficulties, etc), but not since going digital, which rekindled my interest and haven't lost it since ...
  • Replied in Never tried...
    Never tried to compare the two because I dislike both equally and I don't find anything about either of them to be aesthetically or visually pleasing. In my decades of film photography I went to ...
  • Replied in Depends...
    Depends on the person. For most people, yes. For serious photographers, no. It's always been that way. Kodak Brownies served the same purpose to the general public in the early 1900s as smartphone ...
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