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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  • Replied in sweet
    nicely connected & lovely on all counts vignettes are a matter of taste, so I shouldn't dispute them ever, but thought I was being collegially constructive Cheers Art
  • Replied in DEISIS scum
    target innocents the more innocent the better for their dastardly cause solidarity of the West along with sympathetic management of Middle Eastern supporters should rid the world quickly of these ...
  • Replied in I am curious
    snip what are the other factors that concern you? no movies? better VF?? prettier body??? it cannot be the CMOS files produced
  • I like both, but favor the second, if I had to chose just one methinks the early Lone Star settlers, fleeing oppression in the Fatherland, fled in great haste, leaving the T behind when they got to ...
  • of AlexPita, our glamorous Bengal, a breed said to be < a handful of generations from feral my sister gave him to our family after a successful breeding she said he was the "pick of the litter" & ...
  • the CV 35 f1.2 Nokton it is bigger, but balances quite well on my M9 & there is always a price for speed & quality mine is version 1 here is a sample, in which the EXIF is way off (a quirk of the ...
  • Replied in we are at war
    given the circumstances, I think beheading a poor choice use drones on the serpents, controlled by women in Florida, near a beach I understand that PTSD is commonly found in drone pilots, so a ...
  • agree with my friend re: composition & I love the tones you caught the mono works better for me as it emphasized the tonality & architecture better well done Art
  • IMHO the color is lovely, but your vignette WAY to strong & subverts a fine photograph try turning it down to 1/5 of full force subtle better with PS almost always Art
  • like them both the first caught a fine moment of an interesting subject <3 the Bro sash & all the jewelry bling the second is a curious juxtaposition of objects forming an interesting still life fi ...
  • carbon fiber with a metal head for such purposes, even though I almost never use it with my Ms very effective deterrent, though I have never used it in anger ;-)
  • Replied in agree
    takes about a month of intense use to get up to speed added benefit:  your skill overall as a photographer will improve for this effort
  • Replied in agree
    snip Leica is very much a family outfit check out Ken Hansen, if he is still in business ...he knows what's available & VERY reliable in my dealings with him over the years much in debt for the ...
  • Replied in curious
    aside from medium format & scientific cameras, where are the new CCD sensor cameras? there are advantages, IMHO, but it seems the CCD has gone the way of the Betamax, ironically superior Sony ...
  • Replied in my bad
    misspelled his name Erwin Puts here is a link to his classic opus, though he is still very active on his own blog http://www.overgaard.dk/pdf/Leica-M-Lenses-Their-Soul-and-Secrets_en.pdf he ...
  • Replied in agree
    one of your best beautifully rendered sweet candid moment Bravo! Art
  • is a hair faster at f1.4, with the Q's Summilux coming in at f1.7 I don't know if Putts has tested these I only trust Putts in matters about Leica lenses & then not all that much at the finer ends ...
  • love the colors & sweet tonality from that old camera beyond its base iso that said, I'll give you some advice (unsolicited & hoping you won't mind,) with an example of an error I have often made ...
  • snip methinks with some minor tweaks, this one would be artful as it stands it is a lovely composition of an interesting subject we loves seeing what Leica wannabes can do & Fujifilm makes ...
  • Replied in don't like
    the window treatments nice muted tones clouds help in Philly or Marblehead, this would be considered new growth
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