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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
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Software architect and developer, currently Director of Architecture at a Canadian software company in Toronto. I use a variety of technologies but at work it's generally C++, HTML, ASP (JScript), Flex, and SVG. For personal stuff, I tend to use PHP, C#, perl, and everything I use at work. :)

I've been designing and developing for well over a decade in the enterprise software market, first with IP billing, now with ticketing (no, not TicketMaster). I'm a classic case of a jack-of-all-trades, but my intuition is good and I pick up programming languages like a sponge picks up water.

I'm a moderator on Photography.SE and I'm an avid amateur photographer and especially enjoy nature and macro photography. I've also started getting into more studio oriented stuff, acquiring some lighting, background stands, and other gadgets for that purpose. My current weapon of choice is the Nikon D800. Check out my website for some of my photography DIY projects, some of which have been featured on the well-known DIY Photography site.

I'm now on 500px and you can see my portfolio that is in dire need of growth...

I'm also a moderator pro-tem on Pets.SE because I have a keen love and interest in animals. Over the years, I've had as companions dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, turtles, and budgies. As a result, I've learned a lot about caring and enjoying, sometimes the hard and sad way.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's different about photographing at sunrise vs. sunset?
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to photograph people with a prominent (wide, big) nose?
Aug
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comment What is the best way to avoid moon and light glare in night exposures without using photo editing software
That's entirely up to you. I liked it as a cityscape, but don't let my take on it distract from what you want to achieve. You may want to give it a try though, just to see what you think. That's the fun thing about the digital era, the cost really only time.
Aug
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comment What is the best way to avoid moon and light glare in night exposures without using photo editing software
Whoops! Well, I figured it was a cityscape shot. :)
Aug
31
comment What is the best way to avoid moon and light glare in night exposures without using photo editing software
Funny thing is, I like the flare. What I don't like is the silhouette at the bottom! That's just me, though.
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I photograph people publicly, in the USA, without their consent?
Aug
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Professional grade alternative to Photoshop
Aug
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revised Professional grade alternative to Photoshop
spelling, typos, minor wording changes
Aug
27
comment How to publish super-mega/gigapixel panoramas?
possible duplicate of Online viewer for panorama photos?
Aug
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are some good places to buy photo prints online?
Aug
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comment How do I add watermark for photos already in Picasa web?
You can download other's images and do it though. Anyways, I see what your asking then, which is kind of what I figured, but others may not have and so that was my speculation on the down vote.
Aug
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comment How do I add watermark for photos already in Picasa web?
It kind of sounds like you're trying to watermark other people's images. Otherwise, why would you need to? You still have your original images do you not?
Aug
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awarded  Good Answer
Aug
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comment How do I add watermark for photos already in Picasa web?
What are you trying to do here? I have to admit, I can see why it was down voted as the question, given the way it was worded, would imply a less-than-savoury need here.
Aug
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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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revised Compatibility of a Sigma Lens adapted to a Minolta 7000 A/F camera with a Sony Alpha 330 Camera
spelling and grammar
Aug
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comment How can I create a DIY ND400 filter?
@Jakub - You'd need to colour correct for the cast, but that's no different then correcting for other forms of colour casting.
Aug
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comment How can I create a DIY ND400 filter?
Welding glass is the place to start.