GDB

Lives in United States Redmond, WA, United States
Works as a Engineering Geologist/kids photographer
Has a website at beckhamsbabies.com
Joined on Mar 27, 2005

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  • And, where in the world would a person find such beautiful birds...Australia, New Zealand, or ???? Thanks for the great shots, especially the last one. Gary
  • Brian: Great, great sequence of shots.  The ability of the RX10 M4 to capture action and stay focused in the reason I recently switched from my Pany G7 to the very nice M4. Again, great sequence.  ...
  • I can almost hear the birds singing.  Nice set of common northwest birds.  Now, I just can't get the singing out of my head. Thanks AlwynS. Gary
  • A little background is needed here, Sybersitizen: The entire bay is of volcanic origin, consisting mostly of black to weathered brown lava that erupted from the volcanoes zillions of years ago.  ...
  • I was hoping for decent, not perfect panos, with the RX10 M4.  I'll try making the settings that Stephen recommended.  If that doesn't work, maybe I'll just toss my Pany G7 into my camera bag and ...
  • Thanks Stephen.  I have been shooting panos for years with other cameras and most of the time I use your method of moving my body, not the camera.  However, I must have gotten distracted because I ...
  • Enders Shadow: Yeah, I know I am not supposed to use a polarizer when doing panos.  I was using the polarizer for flower shots but forgot that I still had it on the camera.  Oh, well! Thanks for ...
  • Created discussion thread Panorama Problems RX10 iv
    I got back from a great trip to Kona, Hawaii and took some nice shots with my new RX10 mark 4.  However, I had lots of problems taking automatic in-camera panoramas.  I tried a bunch of times to ...
  • My wife (to be at that time) travelled both islands in 1998 and being geologists, had an incredible time.  I made contact with a professor at the NZ University and got a huge geologic map of both ...
  • Your butterfly and bug pictures are great.  I trust you didn't finish that banana yourself.  Great detail and color in all.  Nice job. Cheers, Gary
  • AlwynS: My wife, daughter and I live about 16 miles east of Seattle on an east facing slope above Lake Sammamish, which is about a mile from our house .  We love to hear the radial engines of the ...
  • You are correct, I bought the camera used from B&H and it was rated 9.5, which is good.  I assume the folks cleaning the camera for resale mistakenly pushed the lens hood on too tight. Gary
  • The camera was used, rated 9.5 on B&H's scale.  I assume that when the camera techs got done cleaning the camera they must have been in a hurry and jammed the hood on with a little too much ...
  • Ah ha!!  I finally got it off.  I used two large pipe wrenches and turned them in opposite directions until I heard a loud pop, and the hood came off, and the lens fell out on to the floor. Not ...
  • You know, I got it to move a bit then it locked again after a very slight clockwise turn. Gary
  • Hey Sludge: the hood is reversed on the lens, as you would expect if being shipped.  Also, I see two red dots on the hood (one small and the other slightly bigger dash).  There is also a Sony ...
  • Created discussion thread Lens Hood stuck on RX10 Mk4
    Just go my RX10 M4 this afternoon and found I couldn't budge the lens hood, which seems stuck on lens.  I never had this problem before with the umpteen other cameras I have owned over the years.  ...
  • Thanks Tom.  Yeah, I turn 73 in June.  All my kids call me an old geezer.  Great!  Hah. Ordering the RX10 Mk IV tomorrow.  Can't wait. Cheers from one old geezer to another. Gary p.s. Fixed the fence!
  • Are you my long lost brother??  I started making pin-hole cameras in the early 50's, got my first film SLR in 1963 (which was stolen by my brother-in-law while I was in Viet Nam).  While in Nam I ...
  • Crud, now I need to get my eyes checked!  I would have sworn I joined in 1995 but heck I have only been with DPR since 2005; that's only 14 years (and how many camera systems, bodies, lenses, ...
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