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 Wood Panel Truck, Retired in the Random Items - Challenge 22 challenge (7 comments in total)

Hmmmm. HDR? Could be. I really don't remember - heh, heh. There were actually several of these abandoned, rusty trucks scattered in the meadow behind the Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery, in Taos, New Mexico.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 4th comment
On challenge Seawall Portraits (3 comments in total)

You seem to have described at least three elements to this challenge: 1) a picture of a seawall, or 2) a picture of a lake walkway, and 3) if a picture of a lake walkway, it must have people in the picture. There is also the implication that the lake walkway must be in a city (rather than, e.g., the country). Please clarify.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo AlbumCover in the Album Cover challenge (6 comments in total)

Nice!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 02:06 UTC as 5th comment
On challenge Your City - Telelens in the City (3 comments in total)

Several of these shots do not appear to meet the minimal 135 mm equivalent telephoto length. HOST: are you checking?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 05:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Oxford Circus, London in the Streets #11 challenge (2 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: That is a very nice shot - crisp, clear, good DOF. What size sensor did they use?

Thanks for the comment thejohnnerparty. My Kodak EasyShare is an 11 year old, small compact camera, with a 5MP, ridiculously small 1/2.5" sensor. Not even sure why I keep it, but it does have a nice Schneider-Kreuznach lens that, under the right circumstances, took decent photos (as long as you don't blown them up too big - LOL).

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
On challenge Album Cover (4 comments in total)

Can this be a made up band - or does it have to be a real, existing one? Does the info regarding the band name and title go on the photo itself, or in the "description" section?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On challenge HDR B&W portraits (3 comments in total)
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Paul Lazanov: Is that challenge aimed to gather all the rubbish eye-blowing hdr images done in automated preset settings? No place for properly-processed portraits? Then just name it "HDR at it's worst" please. Thanks for attention.

Am I, then, correct in assuming, Paul, that there is no room in that hardened heart of yours for "properly-processed" HDR portraits?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 09:52 UTC
On photo color-boats in the Random Items - Challenge20 challenge (1 comment in total)

Are those brick boats?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 00:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ZZ Top in the High ISO challenge (1 comment in total)

There's hardly any visible noise in this ISO 3200 shot. Great result! I'd sure like to know how you did that - after the voting is over.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 01:30 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Big Splash Surfer in the Surfing! challenge (2 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: That's impressive. Did he enter from there?

Yes - just had to wait for some calm water.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On photo Waiting for the tide in the The Illusion of Depth and Distance challenge (2 comments in total)

Love this photo! Detailed and nicely composed. The color toning may have put some people off, but I think it is wonderful. More creative than some of the other entries voted higher, IMHO.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (516 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: Is it possible to capture images (frame grab) from a 4k video?

Daum Potplayer is a video player - doesn't care what devise created the video. View the video through the player; pause at the image you want to grab; open the "Potplayer" menu; select "Video", "Video Capture", then "Save Current Screen Frame As", and choose desired format for saving image.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:02 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (516 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: Is it possible to capture images (frame grab) from a 4k video?

Yes - download the free Daum Potplayer.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 00:47 UTC
On photo Venetian Hotel, Capitola, CA in the Random Items - Challenge 15 challenge (2 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: Love the detail. Is this one shot?

No - it's a 3-shot panorama, stitched in Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 07:39 UTC
On photo Abercrombie Building in the Best picture period. challenge (1 comment in total)

This should have placed much, much higher. IMO, a fantastic B&W image.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Discus fish in the Fish challenge (7 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: this deserves 1st place

Agree.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
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oscarc: Nice politically driven contest. Makes sense that the photos with the most death and destruction would get the most attention just like in the news. Aside from this, pictures like these help promote the climate change/global warming hoax. Forget that satellite images show more ice than ever, or that the earth was actually cooling, hence the "global warming" label change. Never mind that "scientists" manipulated data to support their position. Pesky facts. And yes, there is politics in everything.

One of the best articles documenting the phenomena of climate change "denial" was published by the Scientific American Journal in 2009. Evidence supporting climate change has grown even more since then:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/seven-answers-to-climate-contrarian-nonsense/

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
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oscarc: Nice politically driven contest. Makes sense that the photos with the most death and destruction would get the most attention just like in the news. Aside from this, pictures like these help promote the climate change/global warming hoax. Forget that satellite images show more ice than ever, or that the earth was actually cooling, hence the "global warming" label change. Never mind that "scientists" manipulated data to support their position. Pesky facts. And yes, there is politics in everything.

This “debate” about climate change reminds me of the warnings about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking that had a similar history of dispute (of course the studies disputing the harmful effects were paid for by the tobacco industry!) The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, one of the largest bodies of international scientists ever assembled to study a scientific issue, involving more than 2,500 scientists from more than 130 countries, concluded that most warming observed during the past 50 years is attributable to human activities. Its findings have been publicly endorsed by the national academies of science of all G-8 nations, as well as those of China, India and Brazil. One study examined every article on climate change published in peer-reviewed scientific journals over a 10-year period. Of the 928 articles on climate change the authors found, not one of them disagreed with the consensus position that climate change is happening and is human-induced.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
On challenge Fighting sports (3 comments in total)

Yes, there are things here that make me go hmmmm....

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 06:53 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Folded Paper in the Kaleido challenge (3 comments in total)

Yes, cits - it is a picture of a pile of multi-colored, Origami folded cranes on which I had installed a moire pattern.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 00:31 UTC as 1st comment
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