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 The hole in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Very creative. In a different kind of challenge, this would have likely gotten top honors.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 09:30 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cypress Swamp, South Carolina in the Swamp Thing challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

T bird: Nice, gives the feel of the swamp.

Thanks, T bird. Can't remember the name of the town in SC, but this swamp was a tiny piece of land (maybe 2-3 acres) preserved around the middle of town. It obviously was a much larger swampland in the past that had succumbed to building "progress". Kind of sad in one respect.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
On photo Shelter in the Desert in the Cabin challenge (1 comment in total)

Ha! I was going to post the same picture, but you beat me to it. And besides - yours is better. People might like to know that this cabin was built for the 1991 movie "City Slickers" (with Billy Crystal and Jack Palance), but was left in place after the movie was finished.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 11:31 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Tripod only (2 comments in total)

I'd like to know how you're going to verify that the entry submitted was actually taken while using a tripod. Let me guess . . . you're going to trust the honesty of the Dpreview member. Ha, ha, ha! Oh that's rich!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Congratulations, Buzz Lightyear, on being one of hundreds of photographers jostling each other for best positions, but more particularly, taking this fabulous picture through the keyhole of the Rock. Some shots I've seen of this interesting phenomenon are so over-processed to be unbelievable, but yours retains its naturalness and beauty and it deserves its top place in this weekly challenge.
RuthC :-)

Thanks, Ruth. Glad you like it.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
On photo Lights of Manhattan in the Cityscapes challenge (3 comments in total)

Not again!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 00:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo happy in the Expressions challenge (2 comments in total)

I feel the same, Ruth. This photo has been entered at least 11 times in different Dpreview challenges, and ranked in an enormous spread between 99th and 1st place! What drives a person to continue to enter the same photo so many times? It's OK if one is trying to see how a photo they think is especially good might do in 1 or 2 different challenges - but I am especially puzzled by those that enter the same photo in multiple challenges after achieving a #1 placement. It's like slot machines junkies!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Dust... in the Best Landscape 2016 challenge (1 comment in total)

To bad the photographer's watermark ruined the image!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 05:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Buzzard is hunting over the winter landscape in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

LOL! That's not a buzzard. Red Tailed, or maybe Red Shoulder, Hawk.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 01:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moraine Lake panorama in the Best Landscape Ever! challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice photo - but I don't understand how you could have used a Leica D Vario-Elmarit lens on a compact camera that has a fixed lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 10:21 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Haystack Rock, Oregon in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 8. H challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

pajarrett: That really is a sweet photo. Nice job, and yes timing is very important.

Thank you, Pajarrett.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 07:13 UTC
In reply to:

cosinaphile: and surely putting a memory card in following battery insertion merits a mention in step 4, before mode dial advice ..... are you trying to ruin christmas?

tom42: you tickled a memory of an incident that happened to me around 1970. My roommate just got his pilot's license, rented a Cessna, and begged me to accompany him on a short flight up the coast of northern California. I was quite terrified of small planes, but figured this might be my one and only chance to get some great low altitude photos of the beautiful coastline from the air. So I swallowed my fears, borrowed my girlfriend's Pentax, and climbed into the rented Cessna for a two hour ride in what turned out to be a spectacularly beautiful sunny day. My legs were so wobbly when we landed, I could hardly stand - but I was sure I had recorded my adventure for posterity, and had a full roll of film to prove it. Then I opened the camera to remove the film canister for processing . . . and found it empty!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:27 UTC
On photo Haystack Rock, Oregon in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 8. H challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wye Photography: Excellent photograph.

Thanks, Wye Photography. One of those "in-the-right-place-at-the-right-time" photographs. I walked back to this area less than 10 minutes later and the reflective pool of water was gone!

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
On photo Ballerina in the Large Birds challenge (16 comments in total)

Perhaps one of those once-in-a-lifetime shots where everything comes together for a remarkable image. Well done!

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On photo Jerusalem in the Your City - Home challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Derek Dean: Congratulations! That is a lovely image : )

Thank you, Derek. Although it was taken a few years ago with my old Point-and-shoot camera, it still remains one of my favorite images.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 02:18 UTC
In reply to:

WGChsv: [waits for the "anyone could take these" takes to roll in]

See "footeab" below . . . :-(

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 05:25 UTC
On challenge Fabulous closed toe heels! (6 comments in total)
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RuthC: Do you mean 'closed toe heels'? I'm not sure what 'close toed heels' are. Then again I'm not a fashionista, so maybe it's a new style for men. :-)

So . . . these are specialty shoes worn backwards so the toes are in the heel section?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
On photo Blues Brothers in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 7, G challenge (2 comments in total)

Wrong challenge?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo DYl in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 7, G challenge (1 comment in total)

I don't get it. Where's the "G"?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 10:28 UTC as 1st comment
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
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