59 Yr Old retired long-haul Tractor-Trailer Driver, living in Albany, CA.
Unemployed / semi-retired.
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, five Nikons - a D40x, a Nikkormat FT2, a Nikon N75, a F4s, an FE, a Rollieflex that is currently out of action, a Pentax SP-1000, a Lomography Belair X 6-12, a Voightländer Bessa R4M, an old Zeiss-Ikon Ikonta (6x6cm) and a Z.-I. Nettar. (6x9cm)

I've posted shots from 12 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) a Kodak Instamatic 104, (My first camera, long since disappeared) 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...

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. I do not geotag photos taken in my house/studio, or when the subject of the photo has requested privacy in this respect...

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 ,
or
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 in a safe location, or in a train station...

Also note: when I cross a time zone line, I don't reset my camera's clock, or date: i have crossed the international Date Line a couple'o times, and didn't re-set the camera (which does correct for Daylight Savings Time...) either time. The camera is always on American Pacific Time, either PDT or PST... (there's also an Aussie Pacific time zone...) Take this into account when looking at the EXIF info from my cameras... The camera clocks aren't really all that accurate, either - I check them about once a year, and the D610 (at least) is fast by almost 3 minutes...

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Name:
Paul Sullivan
Joined:
June 2008
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA
Currently:
Albany, CA, USA
I am:
Male and Single
Occupation:
Truck Driver