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  1. Lawrence A.

    Nature Show "Flowers"

    A quick grab with my D-lux 109 and its newly cleaned sensor. I do like this camera.
  2. Lawrence A.

    Portraits, any camera, any color, any subject

    Reprocessing is OK. The file is just raw information we can handle it how we want. I reprocessed the shot of my mother from 2006 also. What I'd done to it in 2006 now seems to me unspeakably awful. I've gotten better in Photoshop, and probably my ideas of what I want have changed too.
  3. Lawrence A.

    Portraits, any camera, any color, any subject

    Good enough indeed, and then some. It is a very nice portrait.
  4. Lawrence A.

    Portraits, any camera, any color, any subject

    From 2006, with my first serious digital camera, the Olympus E300, at my mother's 90th birthday party. She was lively and dancing and certainly did not seem 90. But she started to decline about 3 years later and died about 2 weeks shy of her 99th birthday. A fun loving and loving lady who...
  5. Lawrence A.

    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    The shape of the arm and dryer...
  6. Lawrence A.

    Animals Dogs (part II)

    Shot on the Note 10+ phone, developed in Snapseed, then mailed to myself and resized in Photoshop, really much more convenient that it sounds. Ellie likes staying close, always has.
  7. Lawrence A.

    Show: Random Picture Thread!!!

    Glood shot😁
  8. Lawrence A.

    Sony The 35mm FF experiment for Vintage lenses

    I returned a a7ii that was broken and replacing it I looked at both a7rii and and the a7ii, the model I had. The price was within $50 and I was tempted to go with the higher pixel sensor of the Rii, but it was used and the a7ii was open box with a 1 year manufacturer warranty and a 90 seller...
  9. Lawrence A.

    Software Lightroom CC Slow and buggy.What alternative?

    I wish I could figure out the problem. Once in, as I said, it runs fine, and I like the program, just not the bug. Since the last update it has been running fine and I'm hoping that letting CC handle auto updates will solve the problem. We'll see.
  10. Lawrence A.

    Stroll Abandoned

    Ummm. I think I'll hold it.
  11. Lawrence A.

    Software Lightroom CC Slow and buggy.What alternative?

    I was frustrated and perhaps did not explain the situation clearly. Once I get into Lightroom everything works fine; my imports and exports are fast and trouble free and running the Topaz plug-in works without issue. My problem, which has been going on intermittently for over a year now, is that...
  12. Lawrence A.

    Micro 4/3 What Do You Use MFT For?

    To be honest I rather fell into m43. I was shooting mostly 4x5 black and white with, some 35mm negs and slides using my OM-1 (the original). I've had 2 or 3 Hasselblads over the years, but didn't at the time. When I decided to get something digital , I naturally thought of Olympus because I'd...
  13. Lawrence A.

    Nature Show "Flowers"

    The big Dahlia I just planted about a week ago. Yes, I do have color shots, and at some point I'll inevitably put some up .
  14. Lawrence A.

    Software Lightroom CC Slow and buggy.What alternative?

    In 2022 Lightroom CC is still slow and buggy.. I have an i7-9700 system with 48 gigs of ram. Everything else I run is fine. Even Photoshop is fine, and I love Photoshop. But I am beginning to hate Lightroom, which always takes several minutes to load - if it does. I've jus tried 5 times to open...
  15. Lawrence A.

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Nice get. There is a whole series of old digital cameras I regret having let go, the Olympus C5050 and C8080 among them.
  16. Lawrence A.

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I stopped selling to international buyers on ebay because of so many delivery issues. And I've had some things returned overseas as "Undeliverable" , though I've been here "deliverableable" for over 25 years. You'd think a 5th of the way through the 21st century we'd have international...
  17. Lawrence A.

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    NIcely made. I love the paper and the fonts.
  18. Lawrence A.

    Sony Sony Repair

    I decided to put in some more money to get a new a7ii. I didn't think they would have any, but apparently Sony made the camera, or at least fulfilled orders for it, until 2021. I don't understand the marketing strategy, but it works for me. With the refund for the broken one, I won't be out...
  19. Lawrence A.

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    My broken Sony a7ii squeaked in under the B&H used warranty, and its on its way back to be exchanged (with a bit of cash added) for a brand new one. I'm psyched. No doubt I'll add photos here when the exchange is complete.
  20. Lawrence A.

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I have the Samsung Note 10+, and am frankly impressed by its camera. I'll deny ever having said so, though :)
  21. Lawrence A.

    Animals Show Birds

    A thrasher kindly stopped at the fence holding the sage from slipping into the driveway.. They have a perpetually grumpy look that amuses me.
  22. Lawrence A.

    Sony Sony Repair

    Well, I got good news from B&H! The camera died a day before their used 90 warranty expired (the 25th of April and I received it the 26th of January) but I'd forgotten about it, so did not contact them until yesterday. I got an email this morning that they will honor the warranty and asking me...
  23. Lawrence A.

    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    The coconut pie, which I regretfully did not sample, is not really outside. I'd been wandering around with a friend and we decided to go in for a Chai. The lovely light on the pie aught my eye, which admittedly checked out the desserts as soon as I walked in the door. Anyway, if someone can...
  24. Lawrence A.

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Panasonic LX100 I/II picture thread

    I'm having my Leica version cleaned for $150 + shipping + $185 by Leica repair in New Jersey. I assume there are places that can clean the Panasonic version. It's worth it for me, though it may not be for you. If I didn't clean it I'd look to get a D-lux 7, and I'd rather put the extra $$ in my...
  25. Lawrence A.

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Panasonic LX100 I/II picture thread

    Nice shots. I enjoy the Leica version of the same camera and it is a serious contender. Mine is off for a sensor cleaning at the moment, but I am anxious to get it back. One of the best shooters I've ever had.
  26. Lawrence A.

    Street Street photography (Image thread)

    Gotta look groomed for a night of adult fun.:)
  27. Lawrence A.

    Animals Dogs (part II)

    Pretty much. His name is Sammy and his owner just told him to stop and lie down. He did, a bit reluctantly .
  28. Lawrence A.

    Animals Dogs (part II)

    After walk cookie time:
  29. Lawrence A.

    Animals Dogs (part II)

    Getting old is just plain not fun.
  30. Lawrence A.

    Maybe not another MU-43 Defector :)

    I never made a conscious decision to leave mu43, I just gradually found myself here more and more. While shooting m43 mostly, with a Pen-F and the original E-M5, I have a number of other cameras that don't fit there, in particular my much love Leica X 113. I still go to the m43 forum from time...
  31. Lawrence A.

    Sony Sony Repair

    Thanks I'll check them out more thoroughly later. Last I knew only APC Camera repair here in Albuquerque did the work on site. Every other place advertised repairs, but sent them out. It that is the case, I'd rather chose the outfit it is mailed to myself and have found what I think is a good...
  32. Lawrence A.

    Sony Sony Repair

    It has about a thousand actuations when I bought it, so I assume it had undergone shutter replacement . No 8 years old camera has 1000 shutter actuations. But it's 8 years old and the issue is apparently not uncommon, even on the later cameras. It's basically more of a "something serious is...
  33. Lawrence A.

    Sony Sony Repair

    My Sony a7II seems to have bit the dust. I get the dreaded "Camera Error Turn off camera and power on", which does precisely nothing. I think it is the sensor cleaner mechanism, since if, after repeated restarts and repeated little moves to the sensor cleaner mode, the sensor will not shake when...
  34. Lawrence A.

    Animals Show Birds

    Shot with the humble Olympus Stylus 1s and seriously cropped. This is at 80:% of the original.
  35. Lawrence A.

    New member from Ohio...

    Welcome. I'm an Olympus/Sony shooter, but look forward to your pictures on some of the image threads.
  36. Lawrence A.

    Animals Dogs (part II)

    I know something's out there.
  37. Lawrence A.

    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    Built in storage only makes it a non-starter for me. I'd love a real rangefinder alternative to Leica, which I cannot afford. Even a fixed lens rangefinder would work for me, as long as it was a real rangefinder. But this camera is a little too much Pixii dust for me.
  38. Lawrence A.

    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    On the sides of a very good Ayurvedic restaurant and cooking school. The haze correction function in Lightroom was amazing correcting the flare from shooting into the setting sun on the stitched shot of the mural. I was able to deal with the rest in Photoshop. If you are ever in Albuquerque...
  39. Lawrence A.

    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    I don't know. She's one of the local cats who won't commit to one person and wanders from home to home.
  40. Lawrence A.

    If you scan the Featured Photos and Images thread, going thru page after page . . .

    I loved my E-510. Even the 8 MP E-300, with it's weird (at the time) flat top and porro prism, was a terrific camera, and built like a tank..
  41. Lawrence A.

    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    Hexanon 40mm f1.8
  42. Lawrence A.

    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    It's been a while since I strolled around the university area with a camera. Here are a few inconsequential shots of things that nonetheless caught my eye. The shot of the bookstore is not especially good, but it is one of the few independent bookstores that survives, that was here 30 years ago...
  43. Lawrence A.

    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Someone's "Once upon a time" get-away cottage?
  44. Lawrence A.

    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    I nice, classic look on both sets. I used to have a Leica iiib that was fun to use. The 3.5 50mm that came with it had problems, so I got a Summicron from the early 50's. The camera is gone, but I couldn't part with the summicron.
  45. Lawrence A.

    Advice Wanted lightroom classic

    Sorry to monopolize the thread with my frustrated rant about Lightroom.. I like Lightroom, which is why I want it to work for me. But I have no answer to the original post. I'm not that good at either Lightroom or Photoshop and use them as digital darkrooms, which I know my way around after 30...
  46. Lawrence A.

    Advice Wanted lightroom classic

    Spoke too soon. After working for two hours it crashed during an import of my pictures from this year and now will not let me back end.. I'm done for now. It's after midnight and it's been a busy day, including a trip to the pain clinic, which is going to set me up for a cervical radiofrequency...
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