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Mary Anderson replied to Paul Brooks's discussion Local Parks DC+ 10-23-14 to 10-24-14 in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"Thanks Paul."
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Paul Brooks replied to Paul Brooks's discussion Local Parks DC+ 10-23-14 to 10-24-14 in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"Thanks for the entries Mary."
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Mary Anderson replied to Paul Brooks's discussion Local Parks DC+ 10-23-14 to 10-24-14 in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"Entry 1 - Discovery Park, Seattle, WA Entry 2 - Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham, WA Entry 3 - Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA "
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Local Parks DC+ 10-23-14 to 10-24-14

For this challenge, I would like to see captures taken at local city or state parks.  Please include a name for each park that you post a photo for.  I will judge based on composition of the photos.  normal 3 Entries, unlimited NE's.  Here are my Examples:Wilcat Den State Park, Pine Creek Grist MillLake Rathbun State Park…See More
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"Thanks for 1st, and congrats to all the others.....Will be back shortly with the New DC+"
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Paul Brooks replied to Theresa Frede's discussion "Vanishing Road" Oct. 19th - Oct. 21st in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"E3.  All 3 taken today"
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Paul Brooks replied to Theresa Frede's discussion "Vanishing Road" Oct. 19th - Oct. 21st in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"E2"
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Paul Brooks replied to Theresa Frede's discussion "Vanishing Road" Oct. 19th - Oct. 21st in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"E1"
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Paul Brooks replied to Lori Gail's discussion New DC- "Skeletons in the closet"- Oct 15-OCt 17th- Noon EST in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"Light lens flare center top.   "
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Paul Brooks replied to Lori Gail's discussion New DC- "Skeletons in the closet"- Oct 15-OCt 17th- Noon EST in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"Frame intruder."
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Paul Brooks replied to Lori Gail's discussion New DC- "Skeletons in the closet"- Oct 15-OCt 17th- Noon EST in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"Ghosting."
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"The Road less Traveled.  NE"
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Paul Brooks left a comment for Christine Schonher
"I think that Sony's Translucent technology is going down the drain, and all mirror technology will be gone within 10 years.  I love my 65, and do all of the cleaning and maintenance on it myself.  I still haven't had to send my…"
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"Hello Paul! So I am curious about your Sony expierence. I just had to take my alpha 65 to,the repair shop for a cleaning and now I have to send it back to the manufacturer to,have it completely refurbished. I found out that some of the photography…"
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"NE "
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Paul Brooks replied to Theresa Frede's discussion " Black & White" October 10th to 12th. in the group Daily Challenge PLUS
"E3"
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About Me and My Photography Experience:
Serious Hobbyist with background in Information Technology. I shoot most landscape and nature, but have been known to delve into all aspects of photography. Certified NOAA spotter and avid stormchaser!
My Photography Equipment:
Sony A65
Sony A200
Sony18-70mm kit lens
Sony 18-55mm kit lens
Sony 30mm f2.8 SAM
Sigma 18-50mm f2.8-4.5 all purpose lens
Minolta 70-210 f4 (Beercan)
Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-5.6
Promaster 75-300mm f 3.5-5.6
Sigma 400mm f5.6
Rokinon 650-1300mm f8 manual focus lens
2 tripods
2 monopods
Promaster Portable studio lighting
Various other accessories
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Back in Action after a Hiatus

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 5:46pm 1 Comment

Due to some security issues on nearly losing my identity and a significant sum of money, I removed nearly every trace of myself from the 'net for nearly two months while I checked my accounts and settled all security breaches.  I am now back and ready to contribute to this amazing site again.  Hopefully no more issues from here on out...

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At 8:42pm on October 12, 2014, Christine Schonher said…
Hello Paul! So I am curious about your Sony expierence. I just had to take my alpha 65 to,the repair shop for a cleaning and now I have to send it back to the manufacturer to,have it completely refurbished. I found out that some of the photography community are anti Sony b/c they feel as though Sony is trying to,improve on a system that was already great. I have to have my Sony back without a doubt but until that is finished I have been shooting with a Nikon d3500 and I hate it to be honest. After using the sonys lalpha line I feel like the others are, much more difficult to get a handle on. Please let me know What you think. I truly think sonys translucent lens and upcoming technology is the way to go.
At 2:52pm on September 6, 2014, Bob Melnyk said…

Thanks for the note Paul...  watermarks and digitally imbedding a watermark is especially important if you're publishing / sending large files that can be copied (stolen) but I don't understand why some people insist on putting watermarks on small image files..  again, you stated because you can..  and I can't disagree with that..

At 8:16pm on March 26, 2014, mm said…
It was my first go at photographing the Pelicans, the boat was just a bonus. I guess it's. More exciting the first time out.
At 12:50pm on March 26, 2014, mm said…

Hi Paul,

If you have a chance some-time soon, I HIGHLY recommend going to L&D 14 this week to photograph pelicans. There were hundreds of them there today, it was an amazing sight! Notice the tug? Yep, it says Muscatine!

At 4:17am on February 14, 2014, mm said…
Thanks Paul, I thought they might be eagles but someone I know labeled them as hawks in one of their own pictures on fb. Since I was unsure, I went with hawks. I appreciate the correction!!
At 5:05am on December 27, 2013, Frank Prince said…

Hey Paul, thanks for the invite. Glad to see another Sony user.

At 5:47am on April 3, 2013, Penny Baxter said…

A BIG congrats on winning the Night Photography contest. A very well deserved win!

At 7:13am on February 19, 2013, Penny Baxter said…

Thank you so much for the friend request.

At 7:10am on February 19, 2013, Reg Warboys said…

thanks for your friend request Paul,

just been reading about identity scams, its real easy to find out someones details. I never give my correct DOB, mums name etc etc, one way to help  not getting caught in the scammers trap

At 5:51pm on February 18, 2013, Aamir Shahzad said…

Hello and welcome back to picture social and 'art of photography' as well. But why did you leave? and for what security reasons?

 
 
 

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