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  • I like to do macro and lunar/astro photography and dabble around with whatever catches my eye.

    Dewey
  • Back to the topic......

    I do not find the image in question to be either pornographic/erotic or offensive in any way.
    There will always be subjects and images posted on this site that someone will find offensive for whatever reason, especially in this particular category, on a site with the widespread coverage that this site has. We have to trust the judgement and experience the site operators and moderators bring to the table and know that they will exercise them with the site's best interest as a priority.

    I have been a legal adult for many years and I do not need a monitor or a surrogate parent to tell me what I should or should not now be able to view. I do respect someone's right to be able to voice their opinion about an image, but not when they try to voice mine as well.
  • I've absolutely no idea what marmite is, but from the comments posted I think I'd just as soon not find out......

    I will agree that the groove in celery is condusive to holding peanut butter, it is however far better at holding Philadelphia Cream Cheese.....

    A perfect blend of creamy and crunchy.
  • The only difference I've ever seen between Coke and Pepsi is that;

    Richard Pryor was burned by Coke
    Michael Jackson was burned by Pepsi.......

    Give me a good old fashioned root beer float!

    or Wild Turkey...straight up and out of the freezer.


    Dewey
  • If I could have, I'd have clicked several times. Couldn't imagine a better book cover, and I'm glad you put the tutorial in the book, I definately need to take a photo software class.

    As you said, "It's the finished shot that hangs on the wall." The brush strokes whether done digitally or with paint is the reason why it gets to be called art.
    I hope to see click #1000 also.

    Dewey
  • I can't believe nobody's mentioned the cult classic yet......

    THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

    "what's your favorite color" Magenta!
    "where do you get your weed" Columbia!

    And a chance to do the "Time Warp....."
    Why should the actors have all the fun.........


    But seriously......
    I always stop to watch Shawshank Redemption or In Harm's Way when they're on TV even though I already have them on video.

    It's hard to find but I like Kodachrome 64 slide film.

    Dewey
  • #562 of 600 has just arrived safe and sound from across the "POND".
    I've only had a chance to peruse through it, but it's definately a high quality piece of work.
    My compliments to Pete and the staff for an excellent job.
    A WELL DESERVED "WELL DONE" ALL AROUND!!!

    Dewey
  • Renewed last week.
    (knew it was coming....just wasn't sure when)
    Great value for the money and I'll keep renewing as long as I am able.

    Dewey
  • Close your office door, put your head on your desk and take a nap. If someone walks in and wakes you, just remember to say Amen when you pick your head up.....
  • I grew up watching Star Trek, both the original and the animated series (how many of ya'll remember that one...)
    I think that it's difficult to compare TOS to the Next Generation, DS-9, or Voyager, because we're so visually and technically oriented now. The special effects are as significant as any part of the written storyline, which is why "Enterprise" didn't seem to work. Typical Rick "I don't care about continuity" Berman. There were some good stories, but the special effects were so much over and above the TOS that it looks like technology took a major step backwards when I watch the re-runs of the original series.

    A belated Happy Birthday the the members of all the casts and crews that brought such enjoyment to so many lives.

    But now to go off on a tangent......
    I've got to join some of the minority here, Babylon-5 to me, has been the best sci-fi show ever aired. The storylines were captivating, the interaction of the characters was outstanding, and the actors brought them to life as if they were actually real.
    J. Michael Strazinski did an outstanding job of writing the storylines and he needs to be commended for being able to get his 5 year story realized.

    I've gotten all five seasons and the movies on DVD from

    www.deepdiscountdvd.com

    Check them out, they've got an extensive library.

    Dewey
  • When the time comes, and I think it's pretty soon, I'll be renewing my membership. I've come to enjoy the extra features provided by membership and I don't think I would enjoy the site as much by going back. I've been visiting and posting on ePz for three years and I believe that the changes Pete and the crew have implemented have honestly been for the betterment of the site. As had been said, you can't please everyone, and in trying to do so, you end up displeasing the majority.

    I don't peruse the gallery and leave comments as much as I did when I first joined, in part because the newness has worn off, plus other things occur in the normal course of everyday life that take up the time that I used to have and visit the site. I have visited a couple other sites and in reviewing some of the comments I've seen posted, I do not believe that they have the sense of community that I routinely see here, I have not felt that joining those other sites would benefit me as much as this site has.

    I do not see myself as one of the click fishers, but I do try to visit the PF's of those people that comment on my uploads, I view it as a simple courtesy, and sometimes I find shots that I may not have found otherwise. My primary focus is on astro-photos and macro photos, but seeing some of the other types of shots that have been posted has sparked my interests and I have given some of them a go, which has helped me see a potential in myself that I may not have realized that I was capable of doing.

    I do believe that those of us that renew e2 memberships should get a small price break comparable to those provided by the printed magazines, maybe around 3-5 pounds, for continuing to be loyal and supportive customers.

    Dewey
  • Why remove what can simply be absorbed......remember, Cuba was a vacation spot until we wouldn't let Castro play baseball......
    Why do you think we let so many Dominicans play now, we don't want history repeating itself and ruin another vacation spot.....

    Denny put out a lot of good info, and I agree, it's nice to see new discoveries and be on hand at the start of new ideas. I was for for Pluto's demotion, but not because of it's size, or how many similar items are located in it's area but rather it's orbit, which intersected and came inside Neptune's orbit for around 20 years. A planet should be in an individual orbit that does not cross or intersects another planet's orbit.

    Dewey
  • Him and Louie are too busy going in and out of Puddles all day.......
  • Hi Pete!

    Just saw the good news about the book and I just wanted to make sure that I was still on the pre-order list.

    Dewey
  • This may be an obvious point, but there are people from all over the globe that post shots on this site and it has provided a way for many of us to meet, that under normal circumstances we would not have been able to, and become acquainted with each other. I dont see anything wrong with someone uploading a photo simply for sharing rather than for critiquing, and I dont think its too difficult to tell the difference between a shot that is posted for sharing from a shot where a critique is being requested. I completely agree with the comments posted by dougv and MikeRC and as I see it, it is ultimately up to the photographer that is posting the image, who has to make the decision if the shot is up to EpZ standards and they should be willing to take the criticism from the other members when it isnt. Im not a professional photographer nor do I consider myself a serious hobbyist. Im just an average person that enjoys taking photos and posting them to the site, and I can only hope that others enjoy what I post as well.

    Dewey
  • Hope ya'll have clear skies, looking forward to some wonderful shots.

    Dewey
  • If anyone's interested, go to;

    www.MrEclipse.com

    There's a lot of good info and recommendations on this site for taking eclipse photos.

    Dewey
  • Patricia,
    I've tried using the #14 welders glass myself and was very unhappy with the result. It may be fine for viewing but not for photographs. Getting some Baader solar film would be best, or if you have access to some, you can try using some exposed/developed X-Ray film. I've posted a couple shots in my PF using some. Just be sure to use the darkest area available. I was able to get some from a local veternarian, they're usually more ameanable than hospitals. All my shots were with my Pentax K1000, at max shutter speed (1/1000 sec) mainly with either my 500mm or 1000mm lenses in order to see the whole disk, so the issue of light pollution will be moot. I haven't tried taking any solar shots with my Fuji yet.
    One of our club members is going to Turkey to view it, I am so envious. Anyway, I hope this helps.

    Dewey
  • Ask your bank what their policy is on depositing TC's into your account, also have the person cover the costs in converting from US dollars to Euros, last time I looked it was around $1.70 per 1 Euro.
    You can also have the individual to a direct wire transfer from their bank to yours, it'll cost about the same as sending a payment through overnight mail.

    Dewey
  • Hey Joe!
    I've been asking for a clue for 20 years.........and the "Fat Man" has yet to oblige......good luck getting a boxfull to pass out!! (Grin !!

    What I'd really like for Christmas is to hit the lotto so I can quit work and devote more time to;
    1)develop better photography skills,
    2)practice more star gazing and,
    3)spend time traveling with the family while doing #1 and #2.

    Dewey
  • I've put mine up, just couldn't let Santa be the only one on this side of the pond............(Grin !!
  • Great!
    I'm already looking forward to seeing it.
  • Pete,

    I just placed an order for a copy, but couldn't select any other country on the form, only the U.K. Let me know if there will be a problem getting the postage added.

    Dewey
  • As an American, I sadly shake my head at all the nay-sayers that believe the moon landings were faked. From all the evidence put out to prove the moonlandings occured and from several comments in this posting, it is hard to understand how normally reasonable people can find it easier to believe the lies that say we never went to the moon.
    It was touched on earlier, but the primary reason we haven't gone back to the moon is funding. People do not want to have thier hard earned tax dollars spent only to learn something, they want touchable results. Until the governments of the Earth give up the monopoly for space flight capabilities, and big businesses realize that there is enormous profits available out there, it's a "been there, done that" attitude.
    The Apollo 1, Challenger, and now Columbia tragedies are some of the driving force behind dis-continuing manned missions however, even knowing the costs, I do not believe that any astronaut would pass up a chance to go up in a shuttle. If NASA called me, I'd be at Kennedy within 15 hours ready to go..........
    In regards to Hubble, there is a story that has gone around and I think some photos published, it was pointed at the moon, but the resolution that was achieved was around 5 N.Y. city blocks, the landers are smaller than a VW Beetle. There is also a cover for the lens that is closed, so when it is being reoriented, it cannot accidentally get pointed at the sun. NASA sometimes remembers lessons learned......

    Dewey
  • Hi Anne,

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in regards to the loss of your father. You, your mother, and the rest of your family will be in my prayers.

    Dewey
  • My "old" cameras are working wonderfully and all my postings are done with them... TWO Pentax K1000s, the only auto function is the built in light meter.

    The most exotic accessory I've gotten recently is a bellows assembly for macro shots(looking for a decent ring flash unit).

    Dewey
  • Probably because you forgot to use "Airmail" stamps....
  • Ooooopppsss!
    Sorry for the multiple posts, didn't think it went throughof course if I had been in bed at 2:30 am instead of being here.....
    Dewey
  • Hi Anne!
    Been reading through this thread for two days....Started at 11 pm it's now 1:15am.... Time for me to add my two bits worth. I'm from the good ol' US of A. I arrived on the third rock from the Sun in December 1961. My Father was in the US Navy, we moved around the east coast until 1967 when were moved to Pensacola, Florida. I've lived here since and consider it to be my home town. Graduated senior high in 1980 and enlisted in the Navy Reserves, retired from there December 2002.
    Worked in marine construction(docks, seawalls)
    worked the vampire shift (the 10pm to 6am shift & went to bed when the sun came up)at a stop and rob.....(convenience store),
    then went to work in the warehouse at the community college. Started dating my wife to be in '87, got married in '90, lost her in '98, we didn't any have children, and I'm too old to even consider trying to start now. Currently, I'm the senior storekeeper at a 142,000sq.ft. warehouse that provides instructional, office, custodial and maintenance supplies & materials, as well as cafeteria food and supplies (first 5 years, in the -20 f room) to the 70+ schools in our district.
    Bought my first "real" camera in 1981, a Petri, it broke on a visit to Seaworld, Orlando in 1989 & replaced it with a Pentax K1000, which I am still using. Picked up a second K1000 from a local pawn shop two years ago. The Mars Pathfinder Mission in 1997 re-energized my interest in astronomy, I joined the local club and discovered that the stars, Moon and Sun are prime photographic candidates and recently started dabbling with some macro photography. Discovered this site whilst looking for used camera equipment and have been hooked ever since.
    I would like to take this time to express my thanks to everyone for the comeraderie, the humor, the comments and the critiques.....ya'll have been a wonderful influence and sanity restorer, I just wish ya'll wouldn't keep me up so late when I have to get up and go to work so early.....Gee Anne....all that took almost an hour to type! LOL! (Grin !!

    Dewey
  • Hi Anne!
    Been reading through this thread for two days....Started at 11 pm it's now 1:15am.... Time for me to add my two bits worth. I'm from the good ol' US of A. I arrived on the third rock from the Sun in December 1961. My Father was in the US Navy, we moved around the east coast until 1967 when were moved to Pensacola, Florida. I've lived here since and consider it to be my home town. Graduated senior high in 1980 and enlisted in the Navy Reserves, retired from there December 2002.
    Worked in marine construction(docks, seawalls)
    worked the vampire shift (the 10pm to 6am shift & went to bed when the sun came up)at a stop and rob.....(convenience store),
    then went to work in the warehouse at the community college. Started dating my wife to be in '87, got married in '90, lost her in '98, we didn't any have children, and I'm too old to even consider trying to start now. Currently, I'm the senior storekeeper at a 142,000sq.ft. warehouse that provides instructional, office, custodial and maintenance supplies & materials, as well as cafeteria food and supplies (first 5 years, in the -20 f room) to the 70+ schools in our district.
    Bought my first "real" camera in 1981, a Petri, it broke on a visit to Seaworld, Orlando in 1989 & replaced it with a Pentax K1000, which I am still using. Picked up a second K1000 from a local pawn shop two years ago. The Mars Pathfinder Mission in 1997 re-energized my interest in astronomy, I joined the local club and discovered that the stars, Moon and Sun are prime photographic candidates and recently started dabbling with some macro photography. Discovered this site whilst looking for used camera equipment and have been hooked ever since.
    I would like to take this time to express my thanks to everyone for the comeraderie, the humor, the comments and the critiques.....ya'll have been a wonderful influence and sanity restorer, I just wish ya'll wouldn't keep me up so late when I have to get up and go to work so early.....Gee Anne....all that took almost an hour to type! LOL! (Grin !!

    Dewey