Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear

Lives in United States Monterey Bay, CA, United States
Works as a Retired IT Database Administrator
Joined on Jun 17, 2012

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On photo Ship Moon and Stars in the For creative newbies only.. challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice job. Lovely image.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 02:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Flying Crane Moon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)
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Flor Tempra: Nice shot at the right time and right place; it's timeless. Congratulations Buzz Lightyear.:)

Thank you so much, Flor.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 07:13 UTC
On photo Pyramid Scheme in the Break the rules challenge (1 comment in total)

If there were a winner for breaking more rules in one photo . . . this would be it! LOL!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 07:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Flying Crane Moon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, Buzz Lightyear, on your excellent capture of these cranes flying across the (nearly) full moon, and it has earned you first place in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. The soft early evening tones enhance the light of the moon, while the flight of these cranes in their dark shades of grey show us their determination to reach their destination before nightfall. A well-composed image.
RuthC :-)

As always, I appreciate your comments, Ruth.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 01:58 UTC
On photo Japanese Elm Tree in the The Tree challenge (2 comments in total)

Yep - sure looks like a maple to me!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 04:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Best man! in the iPhone photography challenge (2 comments in total)

This is so much better than 20th!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 01:05 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Close and Personal (1 comment in total)

Is 8x10 format acceptable (longer side across the top/bottom)?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 08:41 UTC as 1st comment
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D7000ShooterUK: I personally hate no 8. No doubt the photographer thought he was being clever but he wasn't!

# 8 is one of my least favorite images - but I disagree with you: he WAS being clever.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 03:33 UTC
On photo Blue Building in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 2, B challenge (1 comment in total)

Great story and nice image. Hope you win.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 02:41 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Caspian Tern in the Medium-Sized Birds challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: This is a really beautiful study in grey, Buzz Lightyear, and this Caspian Tern deserves second place in this Medium-Sized Birds challenge. Your interesting composite gives us the opportunity to view the bird in three modes of flight, while the colours of black, white and grey are relieved by the bright red beaks.
RuthC :-)

Thank you, Ruth. As always, I appreciate your insightful comments.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 06:06 UTC
On challenge iPhone photography (12 comments in total)

Some fantastic shots here.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 01:23 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Milky Way Galaxy on Edge in the Random Items - Challenge #31 challenge (9 comments in total)
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Via Lactea: you flipped East-West, Nice shot though

FYI: I was on the east side of Crater Lake (at the Cloudcap Overlook). Milky Way runs mostly North/South - so the south tail is on my left. Yes - it's a composite shot. I would rather the foreground be visible without high ISO noise artifacts, so I usually take a landscape shot earlier in the night while there is still some light, and layer in the Milky Way shot taken later.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
On photo Milky Way Galaxy on Edge in the Random Items - Challenge #31 challenge (9 comments in total)
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Bren Dyer: Well done on winning this Random Items challenge.

Kind regards,
Bren,
Challenge Host

Thanks, Bren.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 05:40 UTC
On photo From Maroon to Yellow in the Fall colour challenge (13 comments in total)
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John49: This bold image may be a little over processed but it appears to work for this image after all it took first place and after reviewing all the contestants there was a lot of excellent competition. I might add most of the other images were high dynamic as well. Frankly? I like it. This is a good composition. The colors both in the trees and the water draw the eyes into the image and the Bells. Lots of contrast here which appears to add to the depth of field of this composition. The clouds give drama to the mountains. If I did anything it would be to pull back the highlights in the clouds. Again bottom line though is that the judges of this contest voted this image #1 and so I say congratulations my friend.

I don't necessarily disagree with some of the criticisms posted. However, they are misplaced on the challenge winner, instead of the voters. It would appear that a majority of them like this kind of over-processed image. What does that say, if anything, about the photography tastes of Dpreview readers? No one even gave a mark below 2.5. And where were those of you who are so free with your criticisms when it was time to vote in this challenge? If you are so disappointed with the results, you should have voiced your opinion with your vote - not insult the winner with your uncalled for criticisms. Seems Azrocin won fair and square, and I say "congrats" and more power to him (or her)!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
On photo Miniature Japanese Elm in the Jigsaw Puzzle #12 (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Awesome!!!

Thank you, Jerome.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
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nebulla: but why is Nikon remaking most of their lenses? Is this a marketing hype by adding fluorine and then charging premium prices? and Nikon is not the only one. The whole photography industry has gone completely wild with high prices . My 70-200mm VR1 is still a very sharp, and completely useful lens so I really do not care, but I am very much put off by these steep prices , and if by chance this has to do with video, this makes even better for me as I do not do video.

I agree, Nebulla and Teila Day. I have specific lenses for landscape and telephoto work (Tamron 24-70mm and 150-600mm). My D810 has actually revealed what great image quality can be obtained from the old 70-200 VR1 lens - IF used properly as a portrait or street photography tool, stopped down a bit if desired, but software or cropping will also solve corner sharpness and vignetting issues easy enough - especially with 36 MP to work with on a D810.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
On photo Vietnam Pepper in the Jigsaw Puzzle #12 (Nature) challenge (11 comments in total)

Drives me craze just looking at the photo! Really nice entry.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 00:04 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Moonrise Over Seattle, WA. in the Your City - Moon over the City challenge (2 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: Very nice shot. I have been in Seattle since the early 70's. Looks like it was shot NNW of the city. Is that Mt. Rainer off in the distance?

Thank you. Yes, that is Mt. Rainier. Took the shot from a place called Kerry Park - apparently well known to photographers, since I had to jockey for a good shooting position among about 30-40 of them!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
On photo Crater Lake in the - Mirror in the water (Full Colours Only + A white Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice photo. The description puzzled me, since I had just returned from Crater Lake but knew of no Maroon Bells Lake nearby. Of course, I was at the Crater Lake in Oregon. After researching, I discovered that there is another Crater Lake, but in Colorado.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 05:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Great Egret Rising in the Feathered friends challenge (3 comments in total)

Tremendous capture. Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 00:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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