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Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-06-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,535
Posted By photomao
To take it back around to the topic, I guess...

To take it back around to the topic, I guess since the advent of cameras for the masses, there have always been the parallel lines of point-and-shooters and those who run studios and/or practice...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-05-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,535
Posted By photomao
Here's a hastily-shot photo of my lone...

Here's a hastily-shot photo of my lone Daguerreotype, which was given to me. I had to shoot it at an angle due to the mirror finish, and made a perspective correction. I haven't looked at it in a...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-03-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,535
Posted By photomao
I have some glass negatives in my vintage photo...

I have some glass negatives in my vintage photo collection and I love the tonal range, and of course the clarity. I have some other "celluloid" copies made from glass negatives and even they have...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-01-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,888
Posted By photomao
I was invited by a couple of former chimps to...

I was invited by a couple of former chimps to join another site and as things were rolling along, one day the site said "Thanks, it's been a good ride" and that was it. My observation about the...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-01-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,803
Posted By photomao
I reached a peak where I thought I had finally...

I reached a peak where I thought I had finally reached the quality I had been trying to achieve all my life, at the time everyone discovered phone cameras and social media. Less and less people...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-01-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,535
Posted By photomao
My two cents: In my opinion, photos taken with...

My two cents: In my opinion, photos taken with "iPhones" are meant more for sharing on social media than for use in "traditional" photography. Taking a photo with a camera is a mental and physical...
Forum: Welcome to Photochimps! 11-09-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 127
Sticky: Self-Portraits
Views: 57,942
Posted By photomao
A random bit of silliness from 2011. I had...

A random bit of silliness from 2011. I had stopped to look at clouds over a wheat field and noticed the reflections in the back window. So here you see me, the camera, the wheat, and a gravel road,...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 11-11-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,575
Posted By photomao
Any time I scan an old negative or slide, I take...

Any time I scan an old negative or slide, I take the opportunity to try to bring it up to my current standards, or at least try to do so. When I first bought a film scanner I thought that I had...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-13-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By photomao
I was out at different times between 10 and 11....

I was out at different times between 10 and 11. Saw more satellites than meteors, two to be exact. The meteor streaked north to south so fast I was wondering if my mind played a trick on me :confused:
Forum: Film Photography 08-11-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,113
Posted By photomao
2 1/4 X 2 1/4 Projector

Fresh out of the basement. It's a GoldE Reflex. I found a few listed online.
Forum: Film Photography 08-11-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,113
Posted By photomao
Bethe, back in the early 1990's I picked up...

Bethe, back in the early 1990's I picked up hundreds of mounted 6X6cm slides at an estate sale. In pages they filled three large, heavy binders and only this past year did I finally remove them from...
Forum: Film Photography 08-10-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,113
Posted By photomao
You can find me shaking slide tray boxes at...

You can find me shaking slide tray boxes at sales, not looking to keep the trays but to find old slides for my vintage photo collection. I've found some as old as 1940! At one sale I picked up...
Forum: Film Photography 08-09-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,113
Posted By photomao
The slide show (accompanied by drinks from the...

The slide show (accompanied by drinks from the basement wet bar) seems to have been a staple of home entertaining during that era. My dad is the keeper of the family slides; I don't know if I've seen...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 07-25-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By photomao
I wonder if the styles that catch my eye reflect...

I wonder if the styles that catch my eye reflect where I'd like to go, in lighting, exposure and/or presentation rather than actual subject matter.

Bethe, in the case of your monochrome work, or...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 07-24-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By photomao
Someone told me at an art show that my b/w images...

Someone told me at an art show that my b/w images had "personality." There is something that each photographer brings to a given subject or scene, that is the sum total of their individual skills,...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 02-19-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By photomao
Since returning to Eastern WA (again), I'll find...

Since returning to Eastern WA (again), I'll find myself out in familiar light and I'll think "Hey, I'm driving through one of my old photographs!"Hammer-smiley

mao
Forum: Follow Charlie the Chimp! 02-09-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,751
Posted By photomao
Charlie in a Box

Charlie (with the flag pin) is on his way to Illinois to hang out with Pixaddict. He made one last trip with me and Pictorian down into the Palouse this past weekend. It was a clear, sunny day. When...
Forum: Previous Contests 02-05-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,427
Posted By photomao
My Nominations

St. Stephen
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/500/thumbs/stl_011610_00014.jpg (http://www.photochimps.com/pp/showphoto.php/photo/23607)

Matthew Jay...
Forum: Critique my Photograph(s) 02-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By photomao
Nice substitution work.Thumbs-Up-smiley My quick...

Nice substitution work.Thumbs-Up-smiley My quick take on it is that it looks HDR'd. Perhaps if there was more contrast to the sides of the buildings facing away from the stronger light, the sky...
Forum: Previous Contests 02-01-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,309
Posted By photomao
Japanese snow monkey

Japanese snow monkey
Forum: Previous Contests 02-01-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,054
Posted By photomao
Golden hour in another town called Yokohama, in...

Golden hour in another town called Yokohama, in northern Japan.
Forum: Contest Winners 01-22-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,025
Posted By photomao
Congratulations and thanks! hatsoff-smiley I...

Congratulations and thanks! hatsoff-smiley I have to give Pictorian credit for the suggestion; she also came up with a way to get Charlie to hold his arms up.Grinning-smiley Quite a spread in the...
Forum: Previous Contests 01-05-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,848
Posted By photomao
Pom

My Nominations:hatsoff-smiley

Pictorian
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/518/thumbs/IMG_7031.png (http://www.photochimps.com/pp/showphoto.php/photo/23144)

Russ...
Forum: Previous Contests 12-31-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,453
Posted By photomao
Bellagio From Above

Taken from the Eiffel tower, using a Nikon P&S braced against the fence.
Forum: General Photography Discussions 12-31-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By photomao
I learned that I've become a bit predictable and...

I learned that I've become a bit predictable and that I'll need to challenge myself to move forward artistically.Hammer-smiley

Mike
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