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 Art Of Deception
    gives a whole new meaning rich in wonderful details & a lovely moment, albeit staged love the painting, phal & chocolates, though not my favorite check out Valrhona as your model seems worthy of it ;)
  • the problem with WA for portraits & why short teles really ideal, particularly for folks with a prominent proboscis ...the OOF bits look Leica creamy, but backing off a bit & cropping would help ...
  • very sympathetic & engaged which is critical for good portraiture the Q seems more than up to this task, though a bit wider than ideal I imagine Harry S. Truman added a bit of dapper to this corner ...
  • Replied in gorgeous
    corner of Paris whenever I visited as an antidote to British mushy peas when my training took me to England, I stayed in a lovely old hotel just around the corner from this sweet garden I was there ...
  • and I love your approach with this, reminiscent of Pierre Bonnard I may prefer this hunk of classic French iron to the lovely DS you posted the Citroën SM has long been at the height of my ...
  • wonderful dance photograph, Irakly perfectly composed, timed & rendered Bravo! Art
  • Created user review thread long time C1 user
    always a bit dicey after an upgrade, but still my favorite converter (why I demoted it a half star) no one does color better & I love their noise reduction very stable, but peculiar catalog system, ...
  • Created user review thread as good as it gets
    best camera I have used, perhaps because I <3 RF photography & find CCD capture light in a fashion that pleases me be aware that I am a tweaker & control freak ...CCD do less in camera processing ...
  • don't know what problems you have experienced, but my M9 does its best work at night love the way a CCD captures photons much nicer version in my pbase Nocturnes gallery at link below I ...
  • the Q seems in excellent hands & worthy of its accolades I agree about the crop, but appreciate seeing this as it its, specifically because you allowed us to assess its edge performance, which ...
  • love this series, which gave me a major frisson my great Uncle & a favorite of my Mom worked with her Father in a cigar plant (who died when she was 7) and among the gentlest, most cheerful souls I ...
  • agree ...been visiting Miami pretty regularly in years past & I noted enormous changes much of its charm requires travel to the boondocks, but you can find it along with some fabulous food backs ...
  • but you have already figured that out just to demonstrate what can be done with this lens & a Viso (a Rube Goldberg device that allows thru the lens focus with a RF) full EXIF & a larger version ...
  • Replied in methinks
    snip a boat or nude bathing girl would have ruined this gorgeous photograph & I enjoy seeing photographs of nude girls while I appreciate the value of "jewels," I think this one would work well at ...
  • Replied in f 5.6 vs f 4
    seems considerable to me, but I suspect the Leica considerably outperforms this one man shop offering the 10 blade aperture in front of the lens could be a problem, but it does have bling the ...
  • snip this 28 mm M mount lens is even smaller & considerably faster at f4 the Perar Super Triplet http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/02/new-gear-super-triplet-perar-28mm-f4-smalles-m-mount-lens-ever ...
  • while manually entering lenses is a Leica M PITA, they more than make up for this by having so many swell lenses available in the M mount ...I love this one most of your EXQUISITE quartet, which ...
  • and a humdinger of a photograph! you flipped it, clever fellow brilliant Bravo!!! Art
  • both exquisite I am warming up to the colors coming from the 240, the more I see happy to learn y'all are getting some rain finally
  • wet trousers were a small price for this lovely capture;  very Slackian, if I may say I first met you on the Fujifilm SLR Talk forum years & have long been an advocate of their OOC jpgs, but I ...
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