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  • Real Name
    Dave Speed
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Kirkland, WA, USA
  • Photographic Interests
    Easier to describe what I'm not interested in. The priority of any interest is subject to change quickly.
  • Edit my pics?
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  • Fav. Camera
    D800e
  • Fav. Lens
    105 macro
  1. 1. 1968 2. YES 3. NA 4. NO There is a total lack of transparency which appears (to me) like arrogance, in that the customers really don;t matter. The camera line appear(ed) to be hopelessly mired in the snap snap consumer segment. Quality is suffering. I would really rather a company work towards finding out what I need than tellinf me wht I should want. (dF). Lack of customer relations as previously mentioned: why can't they email me about software updates. Open software dev to the community? Hope somebody at the big N reads this.
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    Zenfolio

    Zenfolio has worked well for me for a number of years. It is not a custom photo website, but offers (to my mind) a reasonable set of options. Dave dspeed.zenfolio.com
  3. Would it be advisable to stock up on some groceries in Evenes before heading out? Eggs, milk, coffee,et al?
  4. In Philadelphia airport. Waiting for leg 2 of 4. 27 hrs. Mostly waiting. I'm a reasonable cook. Will lead, follow or stay out of the way as needed. Grin Was thinking of bringing some delicacies,but this gear is *heavy* I'm at 53 lbs on the main now, and thats stripped down. D
  5. Is *this* a good source for weather info for Reine? http://www.yr.no/place/Norway/Nordland/Moskenes/Reine/ This is a bit warmer than I expected. Maybe I'll use that bathing suit. <g> Preliminary forecast is hopeful for the early part of the week. Dave
  6. Hi!

    Rudolf, I'm a softwere engineer currently living in Carlsbad, NM but moving to Morgantown, West Virginia next month. (Busy month).

    My travels in the US have been faitly extensive. Some photos at dspeed.zenfolio.com

    At present I'm getting to Europe every year or so. Not nearly enough, but it is a long ride.

    Dave

  7. You don;t need html error messages here. May I suggest that you insert code to take a guest trying to access premium content to a special page that explains things. Maybe even give them a 'taste' of premium content. Haven't ever done this, so I'm just speaking off the cuff, but if you ask for an email address, or a location and where they heard of the board, it would enable a follow-up 'We missed you!' note. In order to keep this simple, you might direct them to a truncated set of 'the best of' or control permissions for a one-time viewing of materials posted in the past 24 hrs. I'd have a second page for those who try this again. Still the sell, and nice, but no content. Dave
  8. My flights and car are scheduled/paid for. Changing jobs/ moving 200o miles, but have confirmed that this period for the trip is OK.. As I'm still going to be 'in transit (i.e. 90 % of my junk in storage and inaccesable', I'm actually packing for the trip now. And it has been 108 degrees (F) for the past two days (and no rain for 190 days...) Last piece of gear planned is a Cokin filter holder with a graduated ND filter. Picked up a monopod on eBAY and found why irt was so cheap - the QR clamp is too wide. Time for some surgery. Anybody have a 220 - 110 converter? I have one, but it is a *stone* and I'm going to be pushing the weight limits as it is. I know the Nikon chargers are dual voltage, but don't have an information on the Chinese clone AC power supply for doing time lapse. Lastly, I'm looking for some suggestions for Oslo area a couple of days after Reine - will be in town for 3 nights and 2 full days. Dave
  9. Ran across some images on Wikipedia and wondered how one might go about finding opportunities to do this sort of work. Dave
  10. Any updates? Does anybody know about local wifi availability? May have a GSM phone by then, but not counting on it. Dave
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    Moab

    Congratulations! Can we get a reminder so we can register for your session? Dave
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    200/4 micro vs. 105?

    What I heard in your first post was a desire to get additional depth of field in macro images - a deeper zone in which elements are in focus. I'm afraid that focus stacking is *really* the what you need. Tons of info on the web. I'm just breaking into this end of the business. It takes time. I've had good luck using a strobe to stop wind movement. The Nikon R1 system is great, but most anything can be made to work. You're also looking at a macro focusing rail system. RRS has a nice write-up on theirs. If your'e handy, eBAY often has suitable parts (used stages) cheaply. Serious macro work is an art unto itself. Several members here do very nice work in this area. Hope this helps. Dave
  13. "Sadly, sign painting is a craft that is slowly disappearing. " I too, like this art. There has been something of a resurgence in the Pacific Northwest and spreading through the Intermountain West as some of the older areas are being gentrified. Here in Carlsbad, we have a gent who does some very nice murals. Will grab a shot today. d
  14. How fussy is SAS about the weight of your cabin luggage? 8kg isn't a lot.....
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