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GeorgeP

I retired from the oil industry after X years (where X is a large number). Retirement means no more trips to exotic places . . . recognizing that oil is rarely in exotic places. But, retirement means more time to do all those things I always wanted to do but never seemed to have time to complete – delete the website (update was getting tedious); experiment with focus-stacking for a macro shot of a hibiscus flower; stir from bed early enough to capture the sunrise offshore Galveston and wander around Houston capturing that skyline and downtown. The images in this gallery all caught my eye or fired my imagination. However, what the camera actually captured was rarely what I imagined or anticipated. Today’s digital cameras are so capable that there is no point in “blaming the tools”. All weaknesses here are all the fault of the operator.
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My current cameras are a Pentax K-5 and an older Pentax K10D converted for IR. Pentax is a return to a choice made years ago when film was the only medium. Still, I confess to having strayed to Olympus digital creations. . . and being impressed with the quality of those products but am happy with Pentax right now, especially as I can use all those plentiful quality (and cheap) old lenses with the PK mount.

 

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  • Location
    United States United States
    Joined
    30/04/2007
    Last login
    04/04/2020 @15:02
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    Enthusiast
  • Photographic Interests

    Wildlife / Nature
    Architecture
    Flowers & Plants
    General
    Landscape / Travel
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    Galen Rowell
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    The Lord of the Rings
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    Aussie GSM Wine
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    Corkscrew!