Not Your Everyday Banana

by Bart Arondson

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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 45
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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.


Jun
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the shutter speed, aperture, and focal length of the Kodak Funsaver disposable camera?
Jun
11
reviewed Leave Open When does it help to use scene modes?
Jun
11
reviewed Close Widest angle lens with Speedbooster and Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Jun
11
reviewed Reviewed Black bar covering my image
Jun
11
revised Black bar covering my image
added 22 characters in body
Jun
10
revised Are there any tetherable compact cameras?
No such thing as "ATG Sony"
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
9
reviewed No Action Needed How long until a point-and-shoot becomes obsolete?
Jun
9
comment How to recreate the perspective and field of view of an existing photo?
Okay, no worries, I wanted to trigger a response. So, the problem is, the questions do match. Can you refocus this question to cover ground that you think is missing? I'm happy to reopen if you're able to do that.
Jun
9
reviewed Leave Open How to photograph a footprint on metal?
Jun
9
reviewed No Action Needed How to take Kirlian photos?
Jun
9
comment How to recreate the perspective and field of view of an existing photo?
I'm going to assume it does since you didn't respond and have been back since I asked.
Jun
9
reviewed Close How to recreate the perspective and field of view of an existing photo?
Jun
9
comment How to recreate the perspective and field of view of an existing photo?
Does the question linked by @mhlester answer for you? The bodies of the question are basically the same.
Jun
9
reviewed Leave Open Nikon D300 Slow Shutter Regardless of Shutter Speed
Jun
9
reviewed Leave Open How to recreate the perspective and field of view of an existing photo?
Jun
7
reviewed Close How to obtain a subject's measurement from image
Jun
7
reviewed Leave Open How does a camera in an automatic mode choose what exposure, aperture and ISO to use?
Jun
7
reviewed Leave Open Stopping down in manual mode with automatic ISO?
Jun
7
reviewed Close Is the maximum video length of the Sony A6000 30 minutes?