My life in photography.
I got my first camera at about age 10 or 11, a Kodak Brownie Starmite (something like a Kodak roll film version of a Holga, it even had a little lever that adjusted the aperture). I was really thrilled when I could afford a REAL 35MM CAMERA (mail order from Sears, with manual exposure and zone focusing--at least I could focus it, and it had an x-sync jack so I could use a flash gun with flash bulbs--anyone remember those?).
Someone took pity on me an gave me an Olympus Pen EE-S (anyone remember half frame, wait--I see there are half frame groups here) and from there I evolved through an OM-1 and an OM-2s.
I finally figured the writing was on the wall when I saw that my local processing lab was converting it's space into a gallery. So I checked out the options for a DSLR and ended up with an E-510 (I really liked the size and weight of the E-420 after using OM series cameras, but image stabilization was something I wanted). I got the package with two kit lenses, 14-42mm and 40-150mm.
A word of warning. Some of the images in my photostream are scans of slides up to 38 years old (gulp!). My memory of those trips and hikes isn't good enough to guarantee accurate placement on the map or sometimes even identification of the subject, so be forewarned.
Also I'm scanning old slides at the same time I'm posting new digital photos, so expect quit a mix in my photostream.
Cute Flickr add-ons:
or my portfolio on Flickriver
Big Huge Labs Scout (Now that I've finally made Explore with one photo, even if it was only momentarily at number 494. How's that for pathetic?)
And another way to view my Flickr photos - Fluidr (like the world needs another, but it is nice on black)
Picssr - most interesting (and one more)
URL mods for the new Flickr UI
To see the old version of a photostream, add "?details=1"
To get the large images of an archive page, add "?view=lg" (or md or sm)
To get stats on a photo page, add "stats/" (your photos only)
To get a thumbnail view of a group pool, add "?thumb=1"
- Ships of Sail 33,422 photos, 2,837 members
- Gluten-Free Goodness 7,125 photos, 680 members
- Sabino Canyon 253 photos, 12 members
- Arizona Discovery 56,131 photos, 2,565 members
- PLANET EARTH OUR HOME 200,558 photos, 5,743 members
- San Diego Zoo 20,650 photos, 1,616 members
- San Diego 115,245 photos, 5,252 members
- *Earth *Nature *Life 51,203 photos, 1,425 members
- Tough Mudder (Personal inages from events) 818 photos, 78 members
- Nature Shots 499,355 photos, 21,740 members
- Tucson Area Nature Photographers 7,295 photos, 80 members
- Pima Air & Space Museum 5,161 photos, 144 members
- Astronomers Talk 10,276 photos, 1,481 members
- Tucson Flickrmeets 142 photos, 35 members
- Insect Photography 308,215 photos, 19,608 members
- Landscape 816,239 photos, 74,546 members
- Sunrises and Sunsets 213,501 photos, 20,603 members
- Kodachrome 30,906 photos, 2,227 members
- University of Arizona Libraries 47 photos, 7 members
- Olympus OM 90,849 photos, 4,745 members
- 4/3rds Critiques 1,393 photos, 167 members
- Olympus E-xxx Users 148,548 photos, 5,576 members
- Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 1,985 photos, 184 members
- Four Thirds Macro 13,484 photos, 823 members
- MOON Shots 93,946 photos, 22,358 members
- Arizona Wonders (up to 3 in a row guidelines) 79,342 photos, 6,533 members
- Lightning 33,147 photos, 13,275 members
- A Very Flickr Christmas 93,327 photos, 11,263 members
- Olympus Pen EE 9,727 photos, 1,093 members
- Arizona Thunderstorms / Storms / Haboobs 3,142 photos, 368 members
- Arizona Nature 36,246 photos, 1,681 members
- Rescued Pets 33,948 photos, 2,553 members
- Olympus E-510 91,026 photos, 2,436 members
- Navy Ships 16,788 photos, 1,647 members
- 4/3rds Adapters: Legacy Lenses on 4/3rds (& Micro 4/3rds) Bodies 26,143 photos, 1,880 members
- Sky Islands 1,859 photos, 49 members
- Arizona Architecture 3,215 photos, 214 members
- The Olympus OM Crew , aka The Cult of Zuiko 58,148 photos, 3,323 members
- Half frame association 27,980 photos, 2,124 members
- Olympus E-System Community 401,471 photos, 10,759 members
- Arizona Sky 10,096 photos, 532 members
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- Gene Spesard
- July 2007
- Mesa, AZ
- Tucson, AZ, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken