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

Artichoke's recent activity

  • the 50 Lux is one of the great M lenses for sure & despite my fondness for the CV 40 Nokton, is clearly my favored lens for social work mine is a chrome, which makes it kind of flashy on my black ...
  • Replied in agree fully
  • and are very nice lenses for social events the 50 Summilux ASPH is one of the great Leicas & maybe my favorite lens for such a bit wider and much less expensive is the CV 40 Nokton even smaller & ...
  • life is turbulent on the digital camera front good & bad news, but mostly good for Leicophiles (RF enjoys huge advantages & no one makes a better than Leica as they stuck with its refinement since ...
  • the most important function of a rangefinder's VF is focus small refractive problems likely are less critical the magnifier offered by Leica greatly aids in helping focus, from my experience (I am ...
  • Replied in wunderbar!
    beautifully timed moment indeed a bubble artist your choice of monotone was spot on for this one Bravo! Art
  • this hardly constitutes such & your slang is out of place, IMHO the crop works better, but this could be a sweet candid portrait of a pretty girl with minor PS tweaks nice practice photo, honoring ...
  • "usually these come in pairs" ". was this some sort of arcane emoticon? I like this composition, which is strongest in the middle & the colors/definition are excellent am I missing something?
  • Replied in my goal
    was flattering skin tones as I think these are my training was in clinical neurophysiology & I spent a great deal of my training in research laboratories studying neuronal responses to visual ...
  • Replied in Which One?
    middle
  • Replied in Leica Diopter
    I don't know that this is really needed as you will likely be able to accommodate for the difference without too much strain a magnifier adapter is VERY useful with telephoto lens on an M however & ...
  • is not an oxymoron much great photography has been done about where the photographer lives and/or off the beaten track indeed I find such a favorite genre EXIF & better version available at link below
  • but any color problems you see were most deliberate I have a decent calibrated monitor & adequate computer, using C1 as my RAW converter for the DNG's & then adjusting color/tone to my taste using ...
  • Replied in thanks Luis
    I love the challenge finding decent moments in candid social photography much prefer spontaneity for pictures of friends having a small body camera such as an M helps ;)
  • Replied in agree & agree
    a great photographer long ago noted that the capture was just the beginning of a fine photograph both you & your tools did a fine job on this delightful series for reasons you may appreciate, I ...
  • Created discussion thread M9 picture in low light (one picture)
    the M9 still produces gorgeous files & does seem to handle difficult light with aplomb & though doubtless superseded my more modern kits, it will have to be pried from my cold dead hands as my go ...
  • I have no problems with plastic I still use my HP Touchpad (the NSA's snoops don't bother with WebOS ;-) ) my Fablet was quickly repaired at Fix UR Gadget on Shepherd Drive in Houston, TX, IMSMC wo ...
  • hate the iPhone's OS most of the WebOS team got sucked up by Google & Microsoft haven't loaded Win 10 on my 1520 & still love it, but my daily phone is the Lumia 950 ...I much prefer smaller ...
  • hadn't seen most of these & my visit was a treat love some of the graffiti, with the Trump reference particularly on point Art
  • of an intensely beautiful woman I usually gloss over threads about different "looks" as processing plays such a powerful role & at the sizes the images are posted, make such guess work difficult th ...
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