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 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
On photo Shark Fin Cove in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Ruth. I always love how you take the time to describe the winning images. I appreciate your comments.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 00:47 UTC as 1st comment
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 (6 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 3rd comment | 2 replies
On photo AlbumCover in the Album Cover challenge (6 comments in total)


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 (507 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 (507 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
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