bikinchris

bikinchris

Lives in United States Broussard, LA, United States
Works as a Bike shop owner, Photo stringer, Bicycle Educator
Joined on Dec 2, 2005
About me:

D4S, D3, 17-35, 28-70, 80-200 AFS, 200-400 f4 VRI, 50 f1.8, 55 f3.5, 105 f4, 2-SB-800
Semi Pro sports photographer
http://www.eaglewheel.us/Photo%20Index.htm

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On photo Playing goofball... in the Animals that look stupid funny challenge (14 comments in total)
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Great Bustard: If I may be so bold as to suggest a different title: "Oh no you didn't put your nose there!" : )

Or, "Your nose is COLD!"

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
On photo Moonrise over Lake Superior in the Random Items - Challenge 24 challenge (19 comments in total)

Excellent image! Those who voted it low should be VERY ashamed.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Good for you John, getting work shooting space launches. These people can't really think NASA charges press for access? And that you are standing there at the base of the launch pad with your camera? The fact that you would die from the shock wave at launch just goes over their head (figuratively). That heavy Delta rocket launch would kill anything within a half mile. Remote cameras people. With sound triggers. You have to have access twice to the site.
@Mailman88 no, NASA hasn't left. When they start the next manned program, I will be there on the NASA causeway with an 800mm and TC.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Permit was the wrong word. Sorry. Press credentials are required to get where those close up launch cameras are placed (like in photos 2,4 and 6). You will not be allowed anywhere near there unless you are credentialed press. You talked about it being illegal. It's just not possible. You have miles of open ground or swamp to cross.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 03:31 UTC
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Tommi K1: I don't see anything other speciality than have a special permission to get camera set on so close to launch platform that you are separated from rest of the people.

Otherwise nice good weather long exposures for launches.

Nothing bad, but great future to work as you have the special rights to get camera gear so close. Rest of the people are where, 3km from the launch site?

Press photographers can set up cameras near the launch pad with sound triggers. Employees, press, special guests and others have a site about 2.3 miles away from the pad. The closest you can get to the launch site (NASA Causeway) with a ticket is about 5 miles away. The closest the average person in the public can get without a ticket is about twice as far.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 01:42 UTC
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

You will NEVER get that close as some of those shots without a permit.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 01:29 UTC

Maybe a disc (behind a cover) with three lenses on it would be easier to use than a zoom lens? Wide, normal and short tele.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 01:04 UTC as 9th comment
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NeonCarrot: Only if you limit that claim to digital cameras. Almost half a century ago (c. 1969) Minolta produced the 58 mm MC Rokkor f1.2 lens that surpassed then, and still surpasses today, anything else on the market. A massive piece of glass finished to the worlds highest optical and mechanical standards, the lens sold for around $972.00 - that's 1969 BTW. Image quality? Only today's best digital cameras are as good - but at what price?

Several companies made f1.2 lenses and even faster. I think Leica made an f.95 lens. But this is the fastest lens with a focal length of 35mm. Most of the super fast lenses were around 50mm in focal length with only a few exceptions.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
On challenge Landscape Photo with Natural Framing. (10 comments in total)
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JJabbysDad: Hello Bill, can you help me out please. I am a bit confused. In your description of the challenge you say "Frames may be man made such as walls or roofs, or natural, such as branches or geology." Then in additional rules it states "Photos where the frames is not natural (not man made) may be disqualified." Can you clarify for me please.
Thanks!
Keith

The TITLE says "Natural Framing" so I would hope so.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
On challenge Landscape Photo with Natural Framing. (10 comments in total)

I also have a question too. I hope you will accept vertical "portrait" composition as well as "landscape" orientation?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 6th comment
On challenge My favorite photo of 2015 (2 comments in total)

I wanted to separate color and monochrome entries. If I think I have time, I might host one for only monochrome.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 04:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Thomas Jefferson Memorial as seen through the cherry blossoms in the national parks challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow, this should have been top 10 easily.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 23:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Oxbow Bend, Teton NP in the national parks challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 23:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Red Flower in the Your Best From the Panasonic LX100 challenge (1 comment in total)

Just a little deeper depth of field would make this much better. I like the unusual coloring of this hibiscus. Also, I think this should have placed higher.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 20:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Rivet flying in the Soggy Dog challenge (5 comments in total)

That dog looks like he is having fun.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 02:25 UTC as 5th comment
On photo A Framed Stag in the Borders challenge (15 comments in total)

Very nice.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 02:22 UTC as 14th comment
On photo BLAST OFF in the Space launch challenge (12 comments in total)

When I went to the last Atlantis flight, STS132, this is the view we got. But I used 800mm of lens (400mm and TC300) and still had to crop heavily. So this is a normal view to me from the public viewing area a little over 6 miles from the launch pad. The press images of shuttle launches are a side view and only 3.4 miles away. Compared to the 6.5 miles from the public viewing area.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 22:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 (58 comments in total)

I used to contribute often to the photos and the challenges. Then I saw how many good shots were voted down and the really bad shots that won. I don't mind my own shots not winning, but when I see great shots in every aspect losing challenges, I know the voting is being rigged.
Just like a local school I support was in a contest for money they would use for the school. They organized all of the parents and friends and were very comfortably in the lead in voting, then overnight the 2nd place school suddenly jumped ahead while the server was overloaded. Merit in the challenges doesn't seem to be the deciding factor.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Boing, boing in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (26 comments in total)

Awesome timing. great pose and beautiful dog.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 01:00 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On photo Scale model of Focke Wulf in the RC Toys challenge (2 comments in total)

This photo is too good to be placed so low.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 02:44 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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