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
And another way to view my Flickr photos - Fluidr (like the world needs another, but it is nice on black)
Picssr - most interesting
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"
To get the full edit screen for a photo, add edit-details/
To get a map location, insert "map/?photo="
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- A RIVER.. 49,148 photos, 4,732 members
- Colorado - Arizona - Utah Landscapes 1,786 photos, 79 members
- Cactus & succulent 16,087 photos, 803 members
- Reid Park Zoo 404 photos, 25 members
- Tohono Chul Park 139 photos, 9 members
- Olympus Users 501,230 photos, 8,822 members
- Reptiles & Amphibians 139,967 photos, 13,986 members
- GREAT PANOS 37,194 photos, 3,380 members
- Cloudporn 256,580 photos, 38,324 members
- sky & clouds 820,919 photos, 51,227 members
- Whatever the weather 713,298 photos, 44,466 members
- Macro Photography 507,196 photos, 48,578 members
- Ships of Sail 40,063 photos, 3,126 members
- Gluten-Free Fun 7,805 photos, 707 members
- Sabino Canyon 1,226 photos, 18 members
- Arizona Discovery 75,957 photos, 2,941 members
- PLANET EARTH OUR HOME 496,715 photos, 11,703 members
- San Diego Zoo 25,513 photos, 1,816 members
- San Diego 131,338 photos, 5,797 members
- *Earth *Nature *Life 103,112 photos, 2,307 members
- Tough Mudder (Personal inages from events) 1,079 photos, 114 members
- Nature Shots 1,416,341 photos, 43,229 members
- Tucson Area Nature Photographers 12,709 photos, 106 members
- Pima Air & Space Museum 5,927 photos, 165 members
- Astronomers Talk 15,440 photos, 1,677 members
- Insect Photography 445,873 photos, 24,278 members
- Landscape 965,128 photos, 95,006 members
- Sunrises and Sunsets 320,597 photos, 25,854 members
- Kodachrome 37,356 photos, 2,456 members
- University of Arizona Libraries 47 photos, 8 members
- Olympus OM 110,468 photos, 5,596 members
- 4/3rds Critiques 1,653 photos, 172 members
- Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2,913 photos, 210 members
- Four Thirds Macro 15,453 photos, 840 members
- MOON Shots 119,583 photos, 24,917 members
- Arizona Wonders (up to 3 in a row) 98,964 photos, 10,513 members
- Lightning 40,662 photos, 15,546 members
- A Very Flickr Christmas 105,614 photos, 11,775 members
- Olympus Pen EE 11,121 photos, 1,326 members
- Arizona Thunderstorms / Storms / Haboobs 4,188 photos, 479 members
- Arizona Nature 46,354 photos, 2,054 members
- Rescued Pets 35,684 photos, 2,626 members
- Navy Ships 19,618 photos, 1,928 members
- 4/3rds Adapters: Legacy Lenses on 4/3rds (& Micro 4/3rds) Bodies 34,652 photos, 2,062 members
- Sky Islands 3,287 photos, 77 members
- Arizona Architecture 3,965 photos, 236 members
- The Olympus OM Crew , aka The Cult of Zuiko 69,465 photos, 3,814 members
- Half frame association 31,198 photos, 2,284 members
- Olympus E-System Community 494,061 photos, 11,487 members
- Arizona Sky 12,494 photos, 598 members
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- Gene Spesard
- July 2007
- Mesa, AZ
- Tucson, AZ, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Library IT (retired)