David Boston

David Boston

Lives in United States Godley USA, United States
Works as a Consultant - regulatory compliance
Joined on May 16, 2002

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On photo Gates of the Valley at Evening Twilight from Valley View in the Best Landscape 2017 challenge (9 comments in total)
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wam7: Wonderful photo, did you think about levelling it slightly? Maybe just my wonky eyes. ;)

Update on the leveling comment. I still agree that it looks somewhat off, but a friend who was with me at the time the photo was taken provided this explanation:

"Regarding the comment that it is not level….the picture is level. What is fooling the commenter is that the right side of the opposite shore bank is moving away from you. Thus it gives the perspective that it is “higher” up. If the shoreline had continued on a straight line then it would have “looked” like it was more downhill."

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 13:02 UTC
On photo Gates of the Valley at Evening Twilight from Valley View in the Best Landscape 2017 challenge (9 comments in total)
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geopapa: Wonderful picture. L glass sharp as hell.. Bravo!

Thank you. That lens is fairly new to me (replaced and older 17-40L) and this was my first real workout with it. I'm really pleased with it's performance ... especially hooked up to the 5DMKIV.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 13:00 UTC
On photo Gates of the Valley at Evening Twilight from Valley View in the Best Landscape 2017 challenge (9 comments in total)
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rntbot: Awesome photo!

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
On photo Gates of the Valley at Evening Twilight from Valley View in the Best Landscape 2017 challenge (9 comments in total)
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Bill Thoo: Well done - a wonderful photo.

Thank you, Bill.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 12:52 UTC
On photo Gates of the Valley at Evening Twilight from Valley View in the Best Landscape 2017 challenge (9 comments in total)
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wam7: Wonderful photo, did you think about levelling it slightly? Maybe just my wonky eyes. ;)

"Wonderful photo" -- thank you

Leveling -- I agree it looks somewhat off, and I originally looked at leveling it, but didn't, because the camera/tripod head were perfectly leveled. The weird aspect may be due to the focal length used. After getting your comment, I went back and leveled it anyway and it looks better:
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7556950765/photos/3717167/leveled_-dwboston_20171018_5d-mark-iv_0495. Irregardless, the water looks like it's running uphill.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (205 comments in total)
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psartman: Are there still no SSD units with an SD slot for computer-less backups?

Sanho makes a unit with 2 SD slots, 1 CF slot, USB 3.0. You can get the case only and install up to 1TB SSD in it. Simple to install ... open the case (screwdriver comes with it), plug in the SSD, close the case, and start using. The unit also allows viewing of photos (including most raw files).

I use one of these and it works great. Documentation leaves something to be desired, but online and email support are quick and very helpful.

See:
https://www.hypershop.com/collections/storage/products/hyperdrive-colorspace-udma3

Available from Amazon, B&H, direct from Sanho, and others.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 14:18 UTC
On photo Waiting and Watching in the Bear(s) challenge (6 comments in total)
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Russell Dawkins: Great photo. Worth the wait!

I don't see the 'chunk out of his butt'!

Thank you. I'm glad you think that it was worth the wait. While I was shooting it, someone asked why I would shoot with a slow shutter speed. It never occurred to them to do something other than just freeze the motion of the bear.

I agree, it was worth the wait.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
On photo Waiting and Watching in the Bear(s) challenge (6 comments in total)
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guiri: Cool pic :)

Looks like someone took a chunk out of his butt :)

George

Thank you. Not sure about your comment about the chunk out of his butt ... it was all there :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
On photo Waiting and Watching in the Bear(s) challenge (6 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: Great technique.
Excellent framing and composition.
Great shot.

Thank you for the kind words.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
On photo Egret, California in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a Great Egret (Ardea alba).

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 12:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Wolf or Coyote in the Yellow Stone Wild Life challenge (3 comments in total)

Coyote

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:9686 (2 comments in total)

I disagree with the disqualifiation. Reasong cited is "lens flare". This is not the case. It is what happens when the sun is just barely intersected by the horizon. It is as much qualified as other examples in the challenge.

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 21:36 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Waiting and Watching in the Canon 7d challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks both. Re. the fish, I agree, but when we were there, the fish were pretty scarce most of the time. The story was that the canneries were taking in more down stream.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 00:57 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Hunters Head Dawn in the Scenic Maine challenge (2 comments in total)

You already know I like this shot. Congrats on the good placement.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 11:41 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Friday afternoon in the sunflower field in the Sunflowers challenge (1 comment in total)

This is really a very nice shot. I didn't notice this challenge until too late to vote. I wish I'd seen it sooner!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Waiting and Watching in the Photographer audition: Wildlife photographer challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks. It wasn't easy. It took 30 shots to get this one. He just wouldn't take my directions and kept moving his head back-and-forth scanning for fish and competitors.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:57 UTC as 1st comment
On photo SF-Dec2009-290-Edit-Edit in Andy56's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Andy, I like this. It's a perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge that is not commonly seen, and you captured it at just the right time.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Following the shadow in the Photographer audition: Wildlife photographer challenge (8 comments in total)

Right place, right time, 1st place. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 00:14 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Red Shouldered Hawk in the Photographer audition: Wildlife photographer challenge (2 comments in total)

Congrats on this 2nd place. I really, really liked this entry. Beautiful color, great timing on the pose!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 00:12 UTC as 2nd comment
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