Gray Drake

Gray Drake

Lives in United States West Michigan, United States
Works as a Options Trader, retired engineering manager
Joined on Apr 28, 2014
About me:

Christian, husband, father, grand father, fisherman, photographer

Gray Drake's recent activity

  • Auto darkening, but not polarized.
  • Yesterday, was very sunny and the snow was fresh -could not read screen or any data in the viewfinder. I was going to manually focus on some frost crystals - impossible.  Now recognize I do wear ...
  • Created discussion thread em-1 in bright conditions
    I no longer have a dslr for  a side by side comparison. but I am having a major problem with using my em-1 in bright snow or summer beach conditions.  I wear glasses, so this is a factor; but ...
  • With no info on if there were other assignments, an assignment that may take 2/3 hours or even more over a week does not seem out of line.   What is the basis of your anger?
  • You have never provided sufficient personal interests or constraints to answer your questions and you still have not.  The reasons I selected mirrorless still apply,  but you may not find any of ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Roadside Wildflower
    Taken in West Michigan
    Placed 53rd in the challenge. Taken in West Michigan
  • This tread has lead back to my prior posts that all cameras will eventually downsize, since the quality of small sensors will continue to improve with current concepts and tomorrow's concepts. ...
  • has led to more frustration than another topic in photography for me. My wife is a painter and I have tried numerous approaches to lighting. One issue is reflection. Oil paintings are frequently ...
  • the definition and presentation of what is.  The photographer that simply replicates exactly the condition of a moment in time is a scientist, but the photographer that creates an interpretation of ...
  • The choices are many.  I would recommend a two step process.  An initial purchase of a few hundred dollar used point and shoot zoom camera that is perhaps a couple of years old. Buying used allows ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Datura Bud Spiral
    Datura are beautiful, unusual and venomous flowers that are also known as Moon Flowers or Angel's Trumpets.  The yellow buds spiral open at mid-day and white flowers fully open the following night, but last only a single day.
    Placed 7th in the challenge. Datura are beautiful, unusual and venomous flowers that are also known as Moon Flowers or Angel's Trumpets. The yellow buds spiral open at mid-day and white flowers fully open the following night, but last only a single day.
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    P8040010
  • Submitted a challenge entry Thistle Flower
    Seeds blown by the wind allow thistle to germinate even on the edges of well groomed areas.
    Placed 9th in the challenge. Seeds blown by the wind allow thistle to germinate even on the edges of well groomed areas.
  • I think the LowePro Slingshot bags are the best and I have looked at most.  I have both the 2 and 3, I can get my entire system in the 3, but use the 2 from time to time for hiking portability ...
  • Which house is best to own year to date?
  • Why did you go to M4/3? Did M4/3 satisfy this requirement? Is this requirement still mandatory for you? For me I absolutely would not make the move away from M4/3?  Sony takes wonderful images, but ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Ludington Harbor Gulls
    It was a hazy day in January at the harbor in Ludington, MI.   The gulls and the near monotone had potential for an intersting shot.
    Placed 18th in the challenge. It was a hazy day in January at the harbor in Ludington, MI. The gulls and the near monotone had potential for an intersting shot.
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    DSC_0591
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    DSC_0591
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