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location Manor, TX
age 49
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seen Feb 20 at 4:39

Professional software developer since 1990. Primary development experience is high-level application logic using C and C++ on a variety of platforms, mostly Unix or linux. Some professional experience with Java and various flavors of SQL and RDBM systems.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
11
answered How can a 24-70mm and a 10-22mm both be “wide angle” lenses?
Aug
16
answered Medium format starter kit for “playing with”
Jul
24
answered How can I take pictures of flying seagulls without just getting white blobs?
May
10
awarded  Editor
May
10
revised What is a decent beginner's camera for astrophotography?
added 485 characters in body
May
9
awarded  Teacher
May
9
answered What is a decent beginner's camera for astrophotography?
May
9
comment What are Medium Format and Large Format cameras?
For a given enlargement size, prints made from a medium- or large format source will have finer grain, more detail, and richer tones than 35mm. If you blow up a 35mm frame of Tri-X to an 8x10 print, you get pretty obvious grain, and the tones will be kind of flat. A contact print of an 8x10 sheet of Tri-X will look completely different, with no visible grain, a high level of detail, and much better tonality. It will look more "real", for lack of a better term. Billboard-sized images will probably have been shot with a large-format camera.
Mar
23
comment What is the reason for underexposure in my film photographs?
They don't call it DisneyChrome for nothing.
Mar
21
awarded  Supporter