Artichoke

Artichoke

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a impassioned amateur
Has a website at www.pbase.com/artichoke
Joined on Nov 5, 2002

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  • I genuinely prefer the M9 for low light, even though I use more modern DSLRs as well which complement it focus on fast movers can be a problem (practice helps & I love being able to see well beyond ...
  • Replied in betcha
    all before the middle of the 19th C, JD, I'd wager many of these freed their slaves & Monroe so helped establish Liberia as a home for liberated slaves, that its capital remains named for him I've ...
  • Replied in congrats!
    good advice you've been given about wait & see I suspect you will not need any assist with diopters I use my cameras both with glasses & without, though I have a minimal refractive problem learning ...
  • while I do not believe the county's name will change, there is considerable turmoil in my parts of Texas over our dark past slavery was a terrible fact of history & needs remembrance, more so than ...
  • Replied in for the record
    the problem was not with the Kodak CCD sensor, but with the filter essential to any Bayer based sensor from what I understand, the filter corroded with some liquid sensor cleaners the filter was ...
  • should you get it, don't use liquid cleansers on the sensor, which seems to have contributed to the problem I <3 mine & hope it remains serviceable for as long as I am Art
  • snip snip I think this simple politeness, critical to civil critique, deserves emphasizing to our friend of many names, aka Bruce much nicer than using a 2x4, though sometimes such serves a purpose ;-)
  • Bruce may feel he has divine authorization I don't think so, but "We are not amused" Art
  • Replied in conflating PJ711
    getting a lovely candid street photograph is not as simple as it seems though you don't like "furtive" grabs, many of the most celebrated street photographs are just such and don't conflate getting ...
  • Replied in disagree, D
    this forum since its inception has been more of an academy I try to show my takes mainly for didactic purposes (so many misconceptions about old digital Ms, perhaps useful for Leica marketing ...
  • Replied in lovely moment
    glad you didn't show the kitty in the air excellent definition & less of a gamble given the near infinity focus point, well worth the trouble given the sweet OOF, particularly in the foreground lot ...
  • old adage & one we appreciate on LT Forum, a cultural aspect of this forum worth celebrating, methinks not all need be perfect many of the Great photographs were far from technically perfect JD's ...
  • well seen & caught masterful control of wondrous light where was this taken? Art
  • Replied in whoa, partner
    Joe's comments were spot on, IMHO I enjoyed your excellent series.  Great seeing such artisanal efforts ongoing & you did some fine PJ work.  To do the miller full justice, though, you ought not ...
  • methinks it needs a good deal more than paint looks like a late post WW II Mercury, but not having any emblems makes this a dicey ID lovely hunk of iron, needing some serious love
  • digital bliss the M9/M8 do produce film like files color film is such a bother to develop & even b/w a pita don't like sending film to the lab when I worked doing photographs, I spent two years of ...
  • Replied in sweet mementos
    Your memory is correct.  I walked my Prof home when I trained in Boston many years ago, through the Fens & Public Gardens as he lived in Beacon Hill.  Both your photographs brought back fond ...
  • Replied in disagree & agree
    I actually believe no one does 35 mm wide angles as well as Leica Ms & the short teles/normal lenses available to the M remain hard to better it may be a small difference & not worth the premium ...
  • Replied in agree, Joe
    probably would prefer chocolates learning any new system is part of the fun for me, but I find knowing my tools much more important than having the latest & greatest both a problem & advantage of ...
  • in our digital photography age, it is good seeing the oldest format of small camera bodies thriving while digital Ms are costly, I see little reason to upgrade & have invested in lenses than I know ...
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