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by UrsaMajor
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Arenal Lodge, Arenal Costa Rica
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Arenal Lodge, Arenal Costa Rica

Congratulations on luring your wife over to the Dark Side! :-)

With best wishes,
- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Capture One for Sony
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Capture One for Sony

It appears that Sony has negotiated a deal with Capture One to provide a free download of their software, and an upgrade from Capture One to Capture One Pro for $30 (or 30 euros if appropriate for your location). Since Capture One has a good reputation, and the Pro version normally goes for $300, t...
by UrsaMajor
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit Portrait shots
Replies: 247
Views: 25374

Re: Exhibit Portrait shots

Here is an image of my daughter-in-law that I took last week, on the 4th of July. By chance, the occasion was that we had gathered the entire family together for multi-generational group photos by a professional photographer. This is one of the images that I shot while we were there. - Tom - Great ...
by UrsaMajor
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit Portrait shots
Replies: 247
Views: 25374

Re: Exhibit Portrait shots

Here is an image of my daughter-in-law that I took last week, on the 4th of July. By chance, the occasion was that we had gathered the entire family together for multi-generational group photos by a professional photographer. This is one of the images that I shot while we were there.

- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: The A900 still has it....
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

Re: The A900 still has it....

Wow! What vivid colors in that beautiful landscape. Thanks for sharing! Bryce Canyon is a photographer's paradise. Stand in the same spot and the colors will change constantly as the light changes with clouds in the sky and motion of the sun. It's only a three hour drive from the North Rim of Grand...
by UrsaMajor
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Photos with evidence of the photographer
Replies: 219
Views: 29660

Re: Photos with evidence of the photographer

This is actually an older shot, taken last year when I was experimenting with older manual focus lenses on my NEX-6. In this case the lens was a Russian Jupiter 9 (85mm) lens I happened to be looking back through these photos today, and suddenly realized that this happens to be an image that qualif...
by UrsaMajor
Sat May 31, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: The Great Mirrorless Camera Autofocus Shootout
Replies: 20
Views: 5563

Re: The Great Mirrorless Camera Autofocus Shootout

When I go to an event, lets say, a concert or so, I don't usually take pictures. And, if i finally do it, it will be by the end. Because I don't enjoy the event through the camera. I do work through the camera, it is a filter, or a shield, that protect me from the whole experience -but if I'm at a ...
by UrsaMajor
Sat May 31, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: The Great Mirrorless Camera Autofocus Shootout
Replies: 20
Views: 5563

Re: The Great Mirrorless Camera Autofocus Shootout

Those mirrorless thingies are definitely getting better, but how competitive would they be when the light level goes south? Greg Personally, I have found that when the light level gets quite low I prefer my NEX-6 to my A700. It automatically boosts the brightness of the viewfinder image and makes i...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey! Happy birthday Doc,
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Hey! Happy birthday Doc,

From California - the best of wishes for your birthday, Doc !

- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: A temporary solution to GPS
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: A temporary solution to GPS

I believe my iPhone has the same ability but I don't always have it with me and often keep it switched off entirely when roaming - abroad - because of costs. Good point! I have not traveled outside the US since I got a phone that contains a GPS, so I forgot about the potential issue of roaming char...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: A temporary solution to GPS
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: A temporary solution to GPS

Although this GPS module is very simple and now 5 year old tech, it did what my A99/55/77 can not do and got a fix inside my house. I'll still hope for a Multi Function Accessory Shoe GPS and firmware updates to use it, but this it about to make my travel kit as small and light as you can imagine. ...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit Portrait shots
Replies: 247
Views: 25374

Re: Exhibit Portrait shots

Neither of these images was really intended as a portrait shot, but I'll put them here anyway. The Arizona youth symphony in which my older granddaughter plays came to SoCal this weekend to perform in two separate music festivals - and to spend a day at Disneyland. :-) When my granddaughter got off...
by UrsaMajor
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: California Shopping
Replies: 0
Views: 598

California Shopping

My son's wife works at a women's boutique store in a multi-level enclosed shopping mall a few miles from us, and I often drive her to work or pick her up on the weekend. A few weeks ago, I happened to get there about 45 minutes before she was scheduled to get off work, and decided to pass the time ...
by UrsaMajor
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Point Cabrillo LIght House
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

Re: Point Cabrillo LIght House

Nice shots Tom, and I especially like that last one - great perspective. :) Thank you. It's one of my favorites also. It's one of the rare cases where I actually planned a shot instead of just recognizing it in front of me. I saw the ship heading out of San Diego Harbor when I was standing at the C...
by UrsaMajor
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Point Cabrillo LIght House
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

Re: Point Cabrillo LIght House

To play games with names, here are some additional photos of a Cabrillo Lighthouse on the coast of California. However, these photos - which I took in 2009 with my A700 - are not from Point Cabrillo, but from Point Loma, at San Diego Harbor and about 400 miles south of Point Cabrillo. Why do I call...

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