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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- Colorado - Arizona - Utah Landscapes 1,334 photos, 74 members
- Cactus & succulent 14,010 photos, 721 members
- Reid Park Zoo 368 photos, 25 members
- Tohono Chul Park 136 photos, 9 members
- Olympus Users 488,240 photos, 8,609 members
- Reptiles & Amphibians 137,396 photos, 13,832 members
- GREAT PANOS 33,829 photos, 3,322 members
- Cloudporn 247,990 photos, 36,937 members
- sky & clouds 803,582 photos, 50,728 members
- Whatever the weather 668,174 photos, 42,847 members
- Macro Photography 492,131 photos, 47,641 members
- Ships of Sail 39,428 photos, 3,099 members
- Gluten-Free Fun 7,703 photos, 704 members
- Sabino Canyon 1,181 photos, 18 members
- Arizona Discovery 74,548 photos, 2,899 members
- PLANET EARTH OUR HOME 466,720 photos, 11,246 members
- San Diego Zoo 25,011 photos, 1,789 members
- San Diego 130,015 photos, 5,759 members
- *Earth *Nature *Life 98,086 photos, 2,213 members
- Tough Mudder (Personal inages from events) 1,078 photos, 114 members
- Nature Shots 1,326,283 photos, 41,324 members
- Tucson Area Nature Photographers 12,074 photos, 101 members
- Pima Air & Space Museum 5,927 photos, 163 members
- Astronomers Talk 14,987 photos, 1,666 members
- Insect Photography 439,301 photos, 24,028 members
- Landscape 947,340 photos, 93,362 members
- Sunrises and Sunsets 308,443 photos, 25,263 members
- Kodachrome 36,358 photos, 2,435 members
- University of Arizona Libraries 47 photos, 8 members
- Olympus OM 108,907 photos, 5,540 members
- 4/3rds Critiques 1,629 photos, 170 members
- Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2,853 photos, 206 members
- Four Thirds Macro 15,416 photos, 837 members
- MOON Shots 117,580 photos, 24,656 members
- Arizona Wonders (up to 3 in a row) 97,085 photos, 10,222 members
- Lightning 40,364 photos, 15,458 members
- A Very Flickr Christmas 100,688 photos, 11,530 members
- Olympus Pen EE 11,121 photos, 1,318 members
- Arizona Thunderstorms / Storms / Haboobs 4,130 photos, 476 members
- Arizona Nature 45,230 photos, 2,024 members
- Rescued Pets 35,561 photos, 2,619 members
- Navy Ships 19,552 photos, 1,904 members
- 4/3rds Adapters: Legacy Lenses on 4/3rds (& Micro 4/3rds) Bodies 34,222 photos, 2,044 members
- Sky Islands 3,236 photos, 72 members
- Arizona Architecture 3,907 photos, 233 members
- The Olympus OM Crew , aka The Cult of Zuiko 68,647 photos, 3,772 members
- Half frame association 30,959 photos, 2,274 members
- Olympus E-System Community 487,517 photos, 11,427 members
- Arizona Sky 12,228 photos, 589 members
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- Gene Spesard
- July 2007
- Mesa, AZ
- Tucson, AZ, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Library IT (retired)