57 Yr Old long-haul Tractor-Trailer Driver, living in Albany, CA.
I've been a photographer since 1970...
I have used, and still own, quite a number of cameras, including, but not limited to: a Santa Barbara Pinhole 4x5, an Olympus Pen-FT, four Nikons - a D40x, a Nikkormat FT2, a Nikon N75, a Nikon F4s, a Rollieflex that is currently out of action, a Pentax SP-1000, an old Zeiss-Ikon Ikonta and a Z.-I. Nettar.
I am looking to acquire two lenses in a Nikon mount, both Sigmas: a 10-20 f/3.5, and a "Bigma" 50-500. The 10-20 would only be used on the D40x, the "Bigma" would be shared amongst all the AF Nikons.
I've posted shots from 11 cameras so far - the additions to the above (and reason I'm no longer using such) are: a Nikon F4s, (stolen, now replaced by another F4s...) Olympus OM-1MD, (fallen out of favor) a Ricoh 500, (borrowed) and a Minox M3 DCC Leica replica (not enough Mp for me - and it's low-light capability is non-existent!)
Note: all photos are full-frame for the camera in use (always tagged...) UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. (I often crop, but always indicate when I do so, unless the picture is an old (pre-2008) scan... when I might have forgotten whether the .jpg on my computer is, or is not, a crop...) When I'm shooting with a vibration reduction lens (Nikon: VR, Sigma: OS) the feature is turned OFF unless stated otherwise. Note that no shots from the F4s will have Vibration Reduction active - The Nikon F4 simply doesn't know about VR...
I do not alter pictures except in the following ways, unless otherwise stated in the caption: cropping, improving sharpness, contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue/color temperature and (on negative or slide scans...) eliminating obvious dust spots.
Guidelines for how much is cropped: "lightly": less cropped off than the normal Piknik® crop; "cropped": the normal Piknic® crop; "Heavily": more than the normal crop; "Severely" a lot more than the normal crop; "ruthlessly" surviving picture area is a postage stamp of the original picture! There is some subjectivity in the last three grades... the same standards apply to Aviary, since Flickr switched to it...
Re: Geotags - I try to always geotag the location of the subject. The only exception to this is when I'm photographing something large and far away (like a sunset, sunrise, cloud formation...) when my geotag will be where I was standing (sitting, etc...) when the shutter went off. Exceptions will be noted as above for cropping. I do not geotag photos taken in my house/studio.
When I post in a caption the line a bus or other transit vehicle is working, I mean the line the vehicle was working on the day that the picture captioned was taken: the transit line(s) may have changed since the picture was taken! I try to indicate when such a change has happened, if i know of the change...
For the vast majority of my pictures of road vehicles, I am one of the following:
(in descending order of picture numbers)
1) Taking the picture from the sidewalk as a pedestrian,
2) Taking the picture from a stopped vehicle,
3) Taking the picture from the median as a pedestrian,
4) Taking the picture from a vehicle where I am a passenger ,
5) otherwise not endangering traffic, pedestrians, myself, or anyone else! (overheads, bridges, etc...) This last is for most of my "parking slobs" pictures, where I'm taking the picture from one side of the parking aisle, of the other side.
For rail vehicles, I am almost always standing by the tracks, or in a train station...
- GMC Division Vehicles 12 photos, 1 member
- Lockheed P-3 Orion 902 photos, 125 members
- Lockheed Aircraft 13,118 photos, 524 members
- New Charger, Caprice, Taurus and Explorers Police Vehicles 8,821 photos, 314 members
- 20mm on Fullframe 55 photos, 3 members
- 20mm or Less. 647 photos, 39 members
- Land Rover 21,225 photos, 1,623 members
- Acura 293 photos, 43 members
- Smart cars 4,865 photos, 918 members
- Fremont 392 photos, 31 members
- Bird Identification Help Group 44,617 photos, 7,162 members
- SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 11,660 photos, 655 members
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- San Francisco - Locals Only 10,276 photos, 373 members
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- PLANET EARTH FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE 777 photos, 217 members
- Porsche 87,258 photos, 7,337 members
- nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AF-D 231 photos, 42 members
- Nikon D600/D610 CLUB 140,138 photos, 8,166 members
- Boeing 777 40,510 photos, 1,545 members
- Caltrain 1,443 photos, 125 members
- Winnemucca, Nevada 329 photos, 19 members
- Churches - Please read the rules before posting 151,804 photos, 12,471 members
- Orange Orange Orange Things 5,264 photos, 619 members
- Streetcars and Light Rail in North America 5,189 photos, 217 members
- Chinatowns of the World 2,398 photos, 286 members
- Free urban birds 343 photos, 16 members
- Mercury Cars 8,326 photos, 454 members
- Nikkor 35mm F2D 9,765 photos, 899 members
- San Diego Fire Dept 1,157 photos, 53 members
- SUV Lovers 5,349 photos, 400 members
- bluebird buses only 6,780 photos, 56 members
- PLANET EARTH TRAINS AND RAILROADS 15,150 photos, 404 members
- Nikon Speedlight (tag your photos) 16,125 photos, 3,126 members
- Daly City 487 photos, 47 members
- Nikon Film Cameras 153,299 photos, 10,764 members
- Nikon Nikkor Af 50mm f/1.8D 372 photos, 47 members
- Colma - City of the Silent 414 photos, 14 members
- lincoln motors 2,622 photos, 322 members
- Mini Repository 593 photos, 77 members
- Opticholics 1,309 photos, 82 members
- Nikon shooters and their equipment group 2,242 photos, 336 members
- All About Buicks 6,749 photos, 485 members
- Pontiac 773 photos, 87 members
- Diptychs - two is better than one! 123,242 photos, 25,120 members
- ***SCREAM OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER*** 1,678,505 photos, 40,579 members
- MG Cars 10,972 photos, 1,055 members
- Flxible buses 485 photos, 71 members
- Buses: RTS 3,561 photos, 104 members
- FIAT //// F.I.A.T. 251 photos, 92 members
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- Paul Sullivan
- June 2008
- San Francisco, CA
- Albany, CA, USA
- I am:
- Male and Single
- Truck Driver