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Forum: General Talk 02-06-2016, 07:59 AM  
B&H Workers Rise Up
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 44
Views: 3,647
If they aren't happy and can get a better job they should.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-17-2016, 08:50 AM  
Not Work-Safe Fire Elemental
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Very creative.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-17-2016, 08:46 AM  
Which "photoshop" should I buy?
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 20
Views: 2,023
I own a very old version of PS but for 95% of my images including RAW DNG files I use PS Elements. I have not upgraded Elements from the version 9. I think 13 is current.

I suspect Elements would handle your needs for a long time. And it is a one time purchase not something you rent from the cloud.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-29-2015, 06:46 AM  
Not Work-Safe Cyborg
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 11
Views: 681
The first one is quite nice.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-29-2015, 06:43 AM  
Hi! I have no clue what I'm doing..
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 25
Views: 1,526

I feel the same way most days. The links above are a good start. The first step after auto is probably program mode. That eliminates the camera guessing at what you are shooting and fine tunes the settings just a bit, automating some of the yet unlearned steps.

As [pointed out above at least your mistakes while learning won't cost you a developing fee. In my early days the mistakes were about 50 cents each and I never knew what I had until I got it back. :)
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-27-2015, 07:41 AM  
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Thanks for the post. I could not turn that one down.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-23-2015, 02:33 PM  
Macro Holy smokes...who still smoking....
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 24
Views: 3,098
Absolutely breath taking.

Sorry I could not resist the pun but the compliment is real.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-17-2015, 06:05 AM  
Landscape lens
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 27
Views: 2,298
I personally prefer the 21mm. It is wide enough to capture a larger area.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2015, 08:23 PM  
Not Work-Safe Molly figure study
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
I agree with all of the above. Very nicely done.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-26-2015, 08:03 PM  
"Pros" talking trash about Pentax?
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 321
Views: 62,632
The sad fact is that a lot of people feel the need to justify their choices by insulting the choices of others. The truth is there no perfect .

If you are pleased with the choices you made who gives a rat's hind end what anyone else thinks? I don't require the approval of others to be happy in my life.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-13-2015, 07:41 AM  
Architecture I won, I won, I won
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Forum: General Talk 10-18-2015, 07:44 AM  
Just for fun: Post your conspiracy theories about Rupert's squirrels.
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 50
Views: 7,247
It is pretty common for squirrels to have a favorite nut and in this case it is Rupert.

Forum: General Talk 09-02-2015, 03:39 PM  
Thanks for the nightmare, Iowa
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Maybe, If you were mean enough to get it in the pot.

There was an image of the actual fossil in the initial article. It does seem to be missing now.
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-26-2015, 02:08 PM  
Fantastic Fifty! The DA 50mm F/1.8
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 270
Views: 76,197
I finally broke down and bought one. You can almost take pictures in the dark.

Let me get caught up and I will try to contribute to this thread.
Forum: Photo Critique 08-09-2015, 12:12 PM  
Cityscape Which of These Two Appeals More to You and Why?
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
I prefer the second; better composition, the added color on the second bridge and more prominent main image. They are both very good.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-03-2015, 05:10 AM  
Thematic Show me your insects
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 6,438
Views: 474,409
Oops! I forgot to mention that I am pretty sure it is a Cicada which you don't get to see all that often.

The swarms reputedly only happen once every 13- 17 years though a few come out early and late. The last plague I recall was sometime in the 80's.

EDIT: Read more:
Forum: General Talk 08-02-2015, 12:46 PM  
My Digital Cable looks terrible !
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
I suspect you got a standard definition converter. If you are with Crime Warner (TWC) I'm sure you did. They did not convert to help you. They converted to squeeze more bandwidth out of the existing pipes. It processes the old SD signals fairly well. It does not process a true HD signal very well. The major networks are all in HD now so if you are watching through the little magic box some conversion is taking place somewhere.

The only way to get HD Digital with a cable provider is to rent their expensive boxes or buy a TIVO and use a cablecard.

You can get a better picture off the air for FREE with an antenna in most areas of the country.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-02-2015, 12:30 PM  
Not Work-Safe Good Morning!!
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 9
Views: 778
He is probably dead by now if he confessed.

Edit: I do not mean that as an insult to the sleeping lady. I base that on what my wife would do to me.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-02-2015, 12:24 PM  
Thematic Show me your insects
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 6,438
Views: 474,409
This is more of a snapshot that a photo but the critter was leaving the nest as soon as it could get the wings dry. I already had to run in a get the extra battery, There just wasn't time for a lens change. So here is a 100% crop of a one hand snapshot using the K-30 and the 21mm. :)

[/url]New-Born by Colbyt69, on Flickr
Forum: General Talk 07-26-2015, 08:35 AM  
Are you ready for more Mulder and Scully?
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
I'm ready. The truth must be out there somewhere. :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-20-2015, 04:52 PM  
Abstract First Attempt at Long Exposure
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 4
Views: 800
I think it is most excellent. It is far better than my first attempt and I had an instructor (film days) telling me what to do.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-20-2015, 04:46 PM  
Reported Post by Colbyt
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Just FYI, whatever noscript blocked it also blocked the nifty little drop down menus like Forum >mark forums read. When I figured that out, i knew it was on 'my end'.

I never intended to block anything here. You are not one of those greedy webmasters who forces members to view a 1000 ads per post. :)
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-19-2015, 05:45 AM  
Reported Post by Colbyt
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 4
Views: 834
The problem was on my end.

I use FF and noscript because of some other forums I visit. Some setting must have changed with an update. "Allowing all" on a page here solved the problem.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-10-2015, 01:48 PM  
DSLR trade-in experience with Amazon
Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 32
Views: 6,974
I fell for their scam (my opinion) shipped them a working camera and lens. Majorly flawed was their opinion and returned with no offer. Like above this was when the offer was at the peak.

I tested the camera and it was working fine just like when I sent it in so I sold it on Craigslist and have not heard single complaint. The buyer had a bill of sale with name and number.

I think they jack up the offer price, take the low bids and return the others.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-09-2015, 01:18 PM  
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Posted By Colbyt
Replies: 4
Views: 834
I am attempting to use this backdoor method to advise mods and Adam that something is wrong with the reply to thread function. Even though I I type a reply at least as long as this one, I get a "message to short" error.
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