Re: What Makes a Pentax a Pentax?

2006-12-22 Thread Rick Womer
Well said, Cotty! (I suspect, BTW, that this post is longer than all of your other 2006 posts combined!) Merry (or Happy, in British!) Christmas! Rick --- Cotty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote, with uncharacteristic volubility: I don't so much find it as confusing, just that I do not want plastic

Re: List greetings for the 22nd of December!

2006-12-22 Thread Rick Womer
Well, if things are tight, the word comes out HOOYA... --- Cotty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I believe Hoya is the word shouted when the endoscope enters. Mark!! Getting a bit tight for this year -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__ || (O) |

Re: PAW 2006 - 44 - GDG

2006-12-24 Thread Rick Womer
Godfrey, Nice, but it's either a bit too straight or a bit too crooked. Happy Holidays, Rick --- Godfrey DiGiorgi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A classic sunset scene in Green River, Wyoming ... http://homepage.mac.com/ramarren/photo/PAW6/44.htm Comments, critique appreciated; flames

Re: OT - query for the NYC crowd

2006-12-26 Thread Rick Womer
Scott, Inexpensive hotels that lack bedbugs, thugs, or practitioners of the world's oldest profession do not exist in Manhattan. We have stayed at The Milburn, which is in the 80s near Broadway, in a pleasant neighborhood about a 5 minute walk to Central Park and a 10 min walk to the Natural

Re: So, with only a few days left, who's GFMing

2006-12-30 Thread Rick Womer
As will I. Rick --- Tom Reese [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Tom Reese and Susan Wilson will be there again -- Original message -- From: Walter Hamler [EMAIL PROTECTED] Count me in. Now my wife says she will go. Also looks like her sister has found us a

Re: 28-70 F4 quiry

2007-01-04 Thread Rick Womer
That's the one. I bought one and a 24-90 at the same time a few years ago, and shot one roll of slides with each (remember slides???). The 24-90 was clearly better in contrast, sharpness, and light fall-off (not to mention the extra 4mm at the wide end), so I returned the 28-70. Rick --- David

Re: OT: Occupations?

2007-01-04 Thread Rick Womer
I haven't chimed in yet, largely because my chosen occupation has kept me really busy lately (there are 570-odd unread PDML messages in my mailbox, too!). I'm a physician, specifically a pediatrician, and still more specifically a pediatric oncologist. Yeah, I know, what a drag--a friend and

Re: Fisheye 10-17 question

2007-01-05 Thread Rick Womer
Well, I disagree with Dave. The lens is still quite fishy at 17mm, and if you look at the curvature in the buildings, trees, and road in the second pic, you can see it easily. It's a great lens. I enjoyed the 17-28 so much on my (P)Z-1p that I asked for the 10-17 for my birthday, and got it.

Re: PESO: Dunkirk

2007-01-05 Thread Rick Womer
Me too, and I don't know why either. Rick --- David Savage [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I like it. Can't say why exactly, but I do. Cheers, Dave On 1/5/07, Ralf R. Radermacher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/770012 As always, your comments and

PESO: Wind Turbines

2007-01-06 Thread Rick Womer
Ordinarily, I would be taking (and posting) winter-type photos now. However, it reached 72F/ 22C in Philadelphia today, the rosebush next door is in bloom, and it's not wintry at all. So, I've returned to my collection of pix from our trip to Germany this fall, for this shot taken on a cold,

Re: PESO: Wind Turbines--Response

2007-01-07 Thread Rick Womer
not attractive. Rick --- Rick Womer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ordinarily, I would be taking (and posting) winter-type photos now. However, it reached 72F/ 22C in Philadelphia today, the rosebush next door is in bloom, and it's not wintry at all. So, I've returned to my collection of pix

Re: PESO: pastoral light

2007-01-07 Thread Rick Womer
Subash, It's a very nice pic, and surprising. One doesn't think of rounded hills in the Himalayas, but there they are, amid the jagged peaks. Rick --- SJ [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: hi, on a ride through the himalayas/ladakh in india on our motorcycles last july, after a particularly hard

PESO: Wernigerode Castle Gate

2007-01-07 Thread Rick Womer
Another from the fall trip to Germany. A large castle, beautifully restored, looms over the small central German town of Wernigerode. This is a shot of one of the gates one passes through (going steeply uphill) to enter the castle grounds. http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5425089

Re: PESO - Man's Intrusion

2007-01-08 Thread Rick Womer
Why do I like this shot? Hmmm...Maybe it's the irony of finding concrete pillars standing where one expects trees to be standing. Compositonally, the pillar 2/3 of the way to the right is a bit of a problem. Rick --- Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Taken on a morning walk yesterday.

Re: PESO: Crying won't get what you want...

2007-01-08 Thread Rick Womer
I really like the first one. Our kids are 18 and 22, both in college. Rick --- Charles Robinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Found this gem while scanning an old roll of film. Rather than cherry-picking the good shots, I'm scanning every frame when I pull out an old roll. Takes a while,

Re: PESO - January

2007-01-10 Thread Rick Womer
Sorry, Ken, it doesn't do anything for me. Apart from there not being leaves on the trees, it doesn't look particularly wintry. Rick --- Kenneth Waller [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Check out http://mypeoplepc.com/members/kwaller/offwallphoto/id2.html Seney NWP, Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Re: PAW 2007 - 01 - GDG

2007-01-10 Thread Rick Womer
I'm ignoring the apparently endless American Fence thread, too. And, I really like the pic. The wide variety of colors of light are fascinating, and the composition and mood are great. Rick --- Godfrey DiGiorgi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am still behind getting the rest of the 2006 weeks

RE: PESO: Wernigerode Castle Gate

2007-01-10 Thread Rick Womer
) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rick Womer Sent: 8. januar 2007 04:31 To: pdml@pdml.net Subject: PESO: Wernigerode Castle Gate Another from the fall trip to Germany. A large castle, beautifully restored, looms over the small central

Re: PESO - Circles of Man

2007-01-10 Thread Rick Womer
I like it--but what is it?? Rick --- Tom C [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5435439 Tom C. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net http://www.photo.net/photos/RickW

Re: PESO-- Reworking an old image

2007-01-11 Thread Rick Womer
Nice, but not lovely, as the original image is. The color adds a lot to this shot. Rick --- Mike Hamilton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've been lacking inspiration or motivation these days, and so I am trying to re-work older images. Also trying to improve my BW conversions. Tell me what

Re: What's in a Pentax image file (2007 edition) ?

2007-01-13 Thread Rick Womer
John, Showtags.exe isn't as easy as you describe, at least for me. I downloaded the file (HP computer running XP), usede run from the start menu to enter the program's location and the photo's location, and a black rectangle flashed on my screen with scrolling text for about 1/5second--that was

Re: What's in a Pentax image file (2007 edition) ?

2007-01-13 Thread Rick Womer
Thanks for the replies. However, I know nothing of DOS commands, and have no desire to learn them. I also do not know what the Windows root directory is. Is that the C drive? Assuming so, I put showtags.exe and the image file there, and used run from the Start menu, with filename.out added to

Re: K10D RAW and DNG image size

2007-01-15 Thread Rick Womer
Oddly, the K10D compresses the PEF files but not the DNG files. My ist D produces ~13 MB PEFs. My workflow is to put the card in a card reader, and import pix onto the home Mac as (losslessly) compressed DNGs using Adobe DNG Convertor. Those DNGs are 5-6 MB. Rick --- Mike Hamilton [EMAIL

PESO: Last Apples

2007-01-15 Thread Rick Womer
The last apples of the season, at the local farmer's market in mid-December. http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5458065 ist D, FA 16-45, ISO 200, 1/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/8, RAW, minor adjustments in PE4. Comments most welcome. Rick http://www.photo.net/photos/RickW

Re: K10D RAW and DNG image size

2007-01-15 Thread Rick Womer
It's easy--I don't have a K10D yet! --- David J Brooks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: How are you opening PEF files. My dng converter on the ibook is the newest, but won't recognise them. Dave Quoting Rick Womer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Oddly, the K10D compresses the PEF files

Re: PESO: Ice Storm

2007-01-15 Thread Rick Womer
One and four are my favorites. Ice storms are beautiful to photograph but a pain to live with! Apparently you have power, though... Rick --- Paul Stenquist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We had an ice storm in Michigan today. Shot some pics this morning and again this afternoon. The first is

Re: PESO: Ice Storm

2007-01-15 Thread Rick Womer
One and four are my favorites. Ice storms are beautiful to photograph but a pain to live with! Apparently you have power, though... Rick --- Paul Stenquist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We had an ice storm in Michigan today. Shot some pics this morning and again this afternoon. The first is

Re: PESO: Last Apples

2007-01-15 Thread Rick Womer
Rick Womer wrote: The last apples of the season, at the local farmer's market in mid-December. http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5458065 ist D, FA 16-45, ISO 200, 1/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/8, RAW, minor adjustments in PE4. Comments most welcome. Rick http

Re: PESO - Old Paramus Church Cemetery

2007-01-16 Thread Rick Womer
Lovely, moody shot. It might work a little better if the plane of focus was at the bent fence spike, though. Rick --- Ed Keeney [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://picasaweb.google.com/ewkphoto/PentaxK100DPicturesAlmostDailyJanuary2007/photo#502047314964050 Could be my best with the K100d

PUG Submission Form Problems

2007-01-16 Thread Rick Womer
I emailed Jostein off-list (he's inundated at work, and not reading the list lately). He replied that he expects to have the submission form working again later today (Tuesday). Rick http://www.photo.net/photos/RickW

PESO: Downtown LA

2007-01-16 Thread Rick Womer
I'm just getting around to looking at photos I took last fall. I went to Los Angeles on business, and had a Saturday afternoon to walk around downtown and shoot. Downtown LA has =lots= of public art, and on a Saturday afternoon it is utterly empty. Weird for northeastern US (or European) types,

Re: Airport X-ray Advice

2007-01-17 Thread Rick Womer
If you check film, it's dead. Not just fogged--big exposed stripes from the scanning Xray. Make room in your carry-on! Rick --- Norm Baugher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm taking a vacation to Italy next week. I'm taking a lot of film (before it dies completely) and am actually checking

Re: I toot just toot won toot toot !?

2007-01-19 Thread Rick Womer
Congratulations! The photo is very nice, too. My son has an Optio W20, and likes it a lot. Very sharp, remarkably flare-resistant lens, build quality just shy of a hockey puck. The LCD could be easier to see in sunlight, though, and there is no viewfinder. Overall, he's -very- happy with it.

Re: PESO: Downtown LA

2007-01-19 Thread Rick Womer
10m bigger, I could have had the perfect composition! Rick --- Boris Liberman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rick, Rick Womer wrote: Hence this shot, with the art unobstructed by humans: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5465563 ist D, FA 10-17 fisheye, ISO 400, f/8 @ 1/1000

Re: Unemployed

2007-01-19 Thread Rick Womer
Scott, Wow! I was actually planning to email you this weekend and ask if all was well, because you haven't posted many photos lately. I'm looking forward to your new shooting. The kind of public-contact job you had is very wearing (I've had them, too). Have fun with your new job! I sure hope

Re: Another PESO from Florida

2007-01-21 Thread Rick Womer
Mark, Methinks it needs a wider tonal range. Rick --- Mark Roberts [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've tried color and b/w versions of this one. Not completely happy with either yet... http://www.robertstech.com/temp/oldtree.jpg K10D, 77 Ltd, ISO 400 -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List

PESO--Christmas lights

2007-01-21 Thread Rick Womer
A bit late, perhaps, but anyway: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5458277 This is a photo of the same picturesque porch in Westchester NY that was the subject of an autumn PESO: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5242404 ist D, DA 16-45, ISO 3200, f/4 @ 1/20, RAW via ACR

Re: OT: Help! R2400 printing problem persists

2007-01-21 Thread Rick Womer
It's no accident that equipment failures occur when the equipment is needed most. Most modern devices incorporate a USD (User Stress Detector) chip. These sophisticated devices use the day of the week, hour, and secret biometric measurements (such as how hard one hits the buttons) to detect the

Re: PESO - Flower Faery

2007-01-22 Thread Rick Womer
Very cute girl, beautiful lighting, nicely defocused background. I like it! Rick --- Scott Loveless [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Taken over the weekend. K100D, 18-55 at 43mm, ISO800, f4.5. Auto contrast, levels, color correction, a little unsharp mask, and save for web. Any feedback is

Re: PESO - Norwegian Door

2007-01-22 Thread Rick Womer
I don't get it (the photo, I mean. But it's been a long day. Rick --- DagT [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Tired of fencing, close the door please .-) http://foto.no/cgi-bin/bildekritikk/vis_bilde.cgi?id=283279 DagT http://www.thrane.cc -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net

Re: PESO - Garbage Day

2007-01-22 Thread Rick Womer
Very nice. I've always been a sucker for photos with lines of objects in them! Also, you must live in a very orderly place--all the bins are the same! Finally, a quibble--garbage is food waste. It must have been trash day! Rick --- Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Taken on my walk

Re: GESO - Dead Heads

2007-01-22 Thread Rick Womer
I find the backgrounds of nos. 2 and 3 a bit distracting. Otherwise, nice! Rick --- Adam Maas [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.mawz.ca/sets/deadheads/index.html Trying out the Autoviewer software that Godfrey used for his recent GESO, and quite liking it. -Adam -- PDML

Re: PESO - Garbage Day

2007-01-23 Thread Rick Womer
Here in Philly, until the mid-70's, there were separate collection days for garbage and trash. The garbage was collected under contract by pig farmers; the trash was collected by city sanitation trucks. Now they're all collected together by the city, and the elimination of garbage from pig diets

Re: PESO - Snowblind

2007-01-25 Thread Rick Womer
Beautiful! Rick --- Tom C [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Skiing last Saturday at Bogus Basin, it was snowy up top. http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5503907 Tom C. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net

Re: PAW 2007 - 4 - GDG

2007-01-25 Thread Rick Womer
Godfrey, For me, the stone wall divides the picture too much. Could you please go back and re-shoot the pic with the wall more in the foreground? And please have a pint of real ale for me, while you're at it! Rick --- Godfrey DiGiorgi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A chill, damp morning on the

RE: Rollovers: need your help

2007-01-27 Thread Rick Womer
Roman, I agree with Tim. I find the rollovers a pain: the expanded pic goes beyond the bottom of the screen on my laptop, and when I try to scroll the cursor leaves the thumbnail and the large pic disappears. Rick --- Tim √ėsleby [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As many has said. You really need to

Re: ist D Problem

2007-01-28 Thread Rick Womer
Evan, If you have a USB 2 connection on your computer and a USB 2 card reader, there is no reason to use the cable from the camera--unless you like s-l-o-o-o-w transfers (45 min to 1 h for a 2 gig card full of pix) and running the camera's battery down. Rick --- Evan Hanson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: New to List and PESO -- Night in the Park and A Question

2007-01-29 Thread Rick Womer
Welcome, Corey, and very nice pic! A scary cautionary question to other list members for your benefit: Didn't Tanya have a Sears lens that had to be cut off her ist D a couple of years ago? Or was it a Ricoh lens? Rick --- Corey Leopold [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello everyone, I'm new to

Re: Wide angle backfocus

2007-01-30 Thread Rick Womer
Brian, In the autofocus era, I doubt that many (if any) zooms are true ol'-fashun focus-preserving zooms--they all seem to be variable focal length lenses. That's certainly true of the lenses I can afford, anyway (including the fairly pricey 24-90, 16-45, and 10-17). Don't know about the

PESO--Ball

2007-01-30 Thread Rick Womer
A bit of a departure for me, this shot. A week or so ago, on another Sunday afternoon with dim, utterly flat light outside, I felt desperate to click the shutter on my ist D. This superball was lying around, so I played with it (photographically) for a while. This shot was taken on the dining

Re: Like a cinnamon crust

2007-01-31 Thread Rick Womer
I like the second one; the first one doesn't excite me. Rick --- Roman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://roman.blakout.net/?blog=20070128164314 -- new photos ever so often... http://roman.blakout.net/ -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net

Re: Pentax users in Phila area

2007-01-31 Thread Rick Womer
I live a mile from Penn. Where are you? Rick --- J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Are there any Pentax users in the Philadelphia area that have a K10d or an Ist D that I could talk with and maybe see the cameras...As list members know from my last posts, that I have a lot of high end

PESO--Lobby

2007-01-31 Thread Rick Womer
This is another shot from my Los Angeles trip last fall, taken on a Saturday afternoon in the lobby of the Hyatt in downtown LA. All the shops were closed (there and downtown), and though I waited for perhaps 15 minutes, nobody walked into the frame to enliven the composition. I still like it.

Re: OT: Cycle couriers--Where's Knarf?

2007-02-01 Thread Rick Womer
Speaking of whom, where =is= Frank these days??? --- Christian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Digital Image Studio wrote: I did catch a pedestrian who was knocked over by a bike courier crossing one of the cities busiest pedestrian light controlled crossing some years back, of course the

Re: PESO - A bit odd

2007-02-01 Thread Rick Womer
El Capitan on a bad hair day? --- Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is a broken off tree stump. The lighting, coloring of the wood and the sky as background cause it to look sort of like a mountain or something. I'm not even sure how appealing it is, but it is rather

Re: OT Looks like gmail is not getting to the pdml, sooooo

2007-02-01 Thread Rick Womer
Odd--other peoples' gmail posts are going through fine. --- David J Brooks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Back to Horde Mail i quess. My threads and replies to threads all seem to get to Gmail, but they don't show up on the archives, the digest, or this Horde mail i left open to check. I

Re: GFM Question: Charlotte to The Mountain [off list]

2007-03-15 Thread Rick Womer
Dave, I'll be flying in to Charlotte about midday on Friday, and driving up; leaving for Charlotte again early afternoon Sunday. What time is your flight? I'd love to have company for the drive. Rick --- David Savage [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: G'day Trendsetters, A quick question for those

Re: K10 Debug Mode

2007-03-16 Thread Rick Womer
I appear to have missed something. Does the updated firmware lack the calibration mode? --- William Robb [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: - Original Message - From: Tom C Subject: RE: K10 Debug Mode Interesting. Nice that it's adjustable, sad that it comes that way... out of

Re: GESO - Oxford On Fire

2007-03-18 Thread Rick Womer
It looks like a fun occasion, and the pix are great. Wish I'd been there! Rick --- Cotty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As promised, a short gallery of pics from a street celebration of one thousand years of Oxford. 'Luminox' consisted of a variety of fire sculptures and displays located down

Re: Yet More Bags

2007-03-20 Thread Rick Womer
I suspect that it made him look too much like a suicide bomber, leading to harrassment by Law Enforcement Professionals. --- Cotty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 19/3/07, Nick Wright, discombobulated, unleashed: I did. Just recently sold it. It's a very very good product. What can I tell

Re: PESO -- Shad Shack Revisited

2007-03-21 Thread Rick Womer
Peter, I prefer the original. The new shot contains too many elements (like the shed) that distract from the, ummm, characterful building. Rick --- P. J. Alling [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Not sure it was worth revisiting but I decided to have another go at this image.

Re: Mega-Enablement: FA*250-600/5.6

2007-03-24 Thread Rick Womer
Jay, I'm told I'm forbidden to view the link. Rick --- Jay Taylor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, I finally have been able to secure a nice long Pentax telephoto lens. The FA*250-600mm/f5.6 zoom! I had been dreaming about the FA*600/4 ever since I started shooting birds, but a good

Re: Mega-Enablement: FA*250-600/5.6

2007-03-24 Thread Rick Womer
That link works! Very nice. I wonder--does the shake reduction let you shoot hand-held, or is the lens just too heavy? Rick --- Jay Taylor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Walter Hamler wrote: Jay, I cannot access the link. All I get is Forbidden. Strange, as others seemingly have been

Re: About to buy a 645N.........

2007-03-27 Thread Rick Womer
Shoot moreummmelectrons! That's it! Electrons! --- Scott Loveless [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So there I was, shopping cart loaded with a 645N and a couple of primes, credit card number keyed in, taking one more glance at everything just to make sure it was right. All I had

PESO: Outside Zabar's, New York City

2007-03-27 Thread Rick Womer
Long time, no PESO; it has been a difficult month. In the middle of said month we took a short trip to New York. A few blocks from our hotel was Zabars, the famous New York gourmet shop. I was wandering about with my camera an hour past closing time.

Re: PESO: Outside Zabar's, New York City

2007-03-28 Thread Rick Womer
Thanks, Ann! This was taken about 10; I think Zabar's closes at 9. --- ann sanfedele [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rick Womer wrote: Long time, no PESO; it has been a difficult month. In the middle of said month we took a short trip to New York. A few blocks from our hotel was Zabars

RE: PESO: Outside Zabar's, New York City

2007-03-28 Thread Rick Womer
Beautiful shot, Markus. I hate being up that early, though! Rick --- Markus Maurer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Walt I got a cityscape shot early with some very strange partly banding at ISO 400! but the shot was heavy underexposed. I take most of my night city photos with a -2 exposure

Re: PESO - More Daffs

2007-03-28 Thread Rick Womer
Very nice, Cotty, and oh-so-terribly English, don't you know. Rick --- Cotty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Paul's first daff has inspired me to post this pic, hot off the press. Our daffs (UK) have been out for over a couple of weeks now and a good friend of my neighbour's has lived in this

RE: PESO: Outside Zabar's, New York City

2007-03-28 Thread Rick Womer
at a ISO setting higher than 400 so far and will try to make some city street shots tomorrow at ISO 800/1600 as a test if I can stand the noise... :-) Greetings Markus -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rick Womer Sent: Wednesday

Re: PESO: Outside Zabar's, New York City

2007-03-28 Thread Rick Womer
? Rick Womer wrote: Thanks, Ann! This was taken about 10; I think Zabar's closes at 9. ann --- ann sanfedele [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rick Womer wrote: Long time, no PESO; it has been a difficult month. In the middle of said month we took a short trip

PESO: Dublin House, New York

2007-03-28 Thread Rick Womer
Wandering the nocturnal streets of the upper west side of Manhattan, this sign interested me. http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5782865 ist D, ISO 1600, RAW, DA 16-45, 1/90 @ f/4, via ACR and PE4. Applause, jeers, and constructive criticism all welcome. Rick

Re: Human bone? 800x533-IMGP8963.jpg (JPEG Image, 800x533 pixels)

2007-03-28 Thread Rick Womer
Yeah, and with no sense of humerus. --- ann sanfedele [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Gee, I'm gone for a while and I come back and see its the same old thing everyone has a bone to pick ann David J Brooks wrote: I thought more roadrunner, speedious maximus. Beep Beep Dave On

Re: What the heck - Another PESO

2007-03-30 Thread Rick Womer
Oo la la! I can't help wanting to pan down a little bit--to see a little more of that glorious facade and less sky. But it's a really nice shot, and works very well in BW. Rick --- Mark Roberts [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Chateau Chambord http://www.robertstech.com/temp/temp.htm --

PESO: Dublin House, New York (repost)

2007-03-30 Thread Rick Womer
Posted a few days ago with no feedback at all. Since I sulk when I don't get attention, I'm posting it again: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5782865 Taken on a nocturnal stroll in Manhattan's upper west side a few weeks ago. Choose one: A. So boring that I fell asleep before I

Re: PESO: Dublin House, New York (repost)

2007-03-31 Thread Rick Womer
anymore! Rick --- Cotty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 30/3/07, Rick Womer, discombobulated, unleashed: Posted a few days ago with no feedback at all. Since I sulk when I don't get attention, I'm posting it again: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5782865 Taken on a nocturnal

Re: PESO - Field

2007-04-02 Thread Rick Womer
Bruce, I agree with Jens and Jack. Rick --- Jack Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think it needs an anchor of some sort. Just too homogeneous with no direction for the eye. As composed, I feel the foreground should be in focus. Jack --- Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm

PESO: Crowded shop, NYC

2007-04-02 Thread Rick Womer
Another from our recent trip to New York City. This is a nocturnal shot through the window of a vitamin-supplement shop in the Upper West Side. It amazes me how much merchandise they cram into a small space in that neighborhood. http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5801682 ist D, DA

Re: GESO: Photos taken in near total darkness...

2007-04-02 Thread Rick Womer
Yes. It was a program in the living room of an old Philadelphia mansion. I metered the light beforehand, and found I could use 1/60th at f/1.7 with P3200 in my PZ-1p. Then, the organizer decided to turn the lights down for a better mood... The next time, I brought along a subtle (but very

Re: PESO - Fairy Bower Falls

2007-04-02 Thread Rick Womer
Lovely scene, composition, and exposure! I don't understand why you had to do this as a 30-shot stitched pano, though; judging from the trees and grasses, it's not that high a falls. Also, why is your Photobucket name Sherman? Rick P.S. I've read you're having a drought. Did you remember to

Re: PESO: Dublin House, New York (repost)

2007-04-02 Thread Rick Womer
Not at all, Boris! --- Boris Liberman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hope you don't mind my honest brutality. Boris Rick Womer wrote: Posted a few days ago with no feedback at all. Since I sulk when I don't get attention, I'm posting it again: http://www.photo.net/photodb

Re: PESO: Crowded shop, NYC

2007-04-03 Thread Rick Womer
Maybe I should try going in there with my fisheye... Thanks, Bruce! Rick --- Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For me, this one screams out to be shot much wider - get real close and shoot wide to emphasize how crowded it looks. As presented, it doesn't seem to portray what you

Re: PESO - Early Morning Forest

2007-04-03 Thread Rick Womer
That's a beautiful, peaceful photo. Someday, you'll have to come to GFM and bring along a whole stack of large prints! Rick --- Tom C [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5804105 Tom C. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net

Re: PESO: Crowded shop, NYC

2007-04-03 Thread Rick Womer
Godders, that is great! I played with it similarly before posting it, but could not get the excellent results that you did. I'll have another go at some point... Thanks! Rick --- Godfrey DiGiorgi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Apr 2, 2007, at 4:55 PM, Rick Womer wrote: Another from our

Re: PESO: Grace Does the Park

2007-04-04 Thread Rick Womer
Oh, to have that much energy! Rather soft around the face, Paul. Rick --- Paul Stenquist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's been a while since I posted a Gracie pic. Here's one from yesterday. http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5805477 -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List

Re: POLL - Computer Screen Size Resolution

2007-04-04 Thread Rick Womer
1) The smallest is on this here 12 in MacBook; there's also a 17 in iMac and a 15 in HP laptop screen (all calibrated). 2) Native resolution, in this case 1280 x 800 (others are about the same). 3) 600 pixels high, 1000 pixels wide. If no title or border, add 100 pixels. 4) 300 high min, 600

Re: Digi-Boy

2007-04-05 Thread Rick Womer
First Scott (shoot more film!) Loveless with his new K10D, now you with an istD. What's the world coming to?? Rick --- frank theriault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've just acquired a *istD, along with an f3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL. I'll give you all an hour or two to scrape yourselves up off the

Re: GESO - Shfaim Nature Reserve

2007-04-05 Thread Rick Womer
Those are beautiful, Boris! I wish the vertical ones were smaller, though, because only 2/3 of the photo fits on my screen at one time. Rick --- Boris Liberman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi! To my total amazement (once more, thanks Godfrey ;-) ) working with LightRoom is really like a

Re: PESO - Boris Week 14

2007-04-05 Thread Rick Womer
The pic is beautiful, but I really hate all the scrolling to see the thing! Rick --- Boris Liberman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi! People are starting to post flower pictures. I thought I might as well. After all one may claim that Israel is a sun of eternal summer.

Re: PESO - Bird - cropping advice

2007-04-07 Thread Rick Womer
Dave's is good. Another possibility is to crop the left 60% and the right 20% and make it a vertical. Rick --- David Savage [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's my take: http://www.arach.net.au/~savage/Misc/bkd_4666_std_BD_DSv.jpg Cheers, Dave On 4/8/07, Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: PESO - Bird - cropping advice

2007-04-07 Thread Rick Womer
Typo: crop the left 40 percent. Leave the bird! Rick --- David Savage [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's my take: http://www.arach.net.au/~savage/Misc/bkd_4666_std_BD_DSv.jpg Cheers, Dave On 4/8/07, Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm sure I'm going to get some heckling for

Re: PAW 2007 - 17 - GDG

2007-04-08 Thread Rick Womer
Godfrey, That one crooked tie lifts the shot above cliche. I like it. Rick --- Godfrey DiGiorgi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Needed to get out of the apartment for a bit and actually take some pictures. I was looking for a change, didn't quite know what to look for, so I grabbed the two

Re: Reedbed

2007-04-09 Thread Rick Womer
I like the originals better; they are very nice. Rick --- Bob W [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I don't usually muck about much with photos, just presenting them more or less as they come straight from the camera. However, here are a couple of photos from a reedbed close to my house:

Re: PESO - Offshoot

2007-04-09 Thread Rick Womer
I like it. Is it just a touch soft? Rick --- Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is more of a 'Daytonesque' shot (I think Frank would say that). Pentax K10D, Tokina AT-X SD 400/5.6, Handheld ISO 400, 1/350 sec @ f/8 http://www.daytonphoto.com/PAW/bkd_4690a.htm Comments

Re: PESO - Spider Web

2007-04-09 Thread Rick Womer
I like this. The tattered web and foreground flowers separate this from the classical backlit-spider-web shot. Rick --- Bruce Dayton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For Dave - this is a web, the spider is there, but very small. Taken in my yard. Pentax K10D, Tamron 90/2.8 Macro, Tripod ISO

Re: PESO: Something different

2007-04-09 Thread Rick Womer
Okay, Bill, now that you've absorbed the well-deserved compliments, what the heck =is= it? Rick --- William Robb [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks Jack, Dave, Fernando, Bruce, Cotty, Boris,Ann and Mike for looking and commenting. William Robb

Re: PESO: fire spitter

2007-04-10 Thread Rick Womer
Great shot. I hope those curtains are flame retardant... Rick --- Brendan MacRae [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dramatic shot, Toine. -Brendan --- Toine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Fire spitter: http://leende.net/peso/20070409 Toine -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List

Re: OT - ouch

2007-04-11 Thread Rick Womer
It sonata good thing... --- Cotty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Click on the 'In Pictures' link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6541457.stm h boy. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__ || (O) | People, Places, Pastiche ||=|http://www.cottysnaps.com

Re: OT - ouch

2007-04-11 Thread Rick Womer
... Rick Womer wrote: It sonata good thing... --- Cotty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Click on the 'In Pictures' link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6541457.stm -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo

Re: PESO - A Chilly Afternoon

2007-04-11 Thread Rick Womer
--- Russell Kerstetter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.avocadohead.com/piclinks/IMGP2959.html There are several types of comments I am looking for: 1) The typical 'good, bad and ugly' comments as well as constructive criticism. Nice in its moody way. 2) Is big enough, or just

PowerPC G5 iMac and Huey

2007-04-12 Thread Rick Womer
Does anybody else have a PowerPC-based G5 iMac that they have calibrated with a Huey? What results do you get? I get peculiar discolored posterized shadows; Pantone has no idea why. The Huey works wonderfully on our MacBook. Rick http://www.photo.net/photos/RickW

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