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Gender: Male
Hometown: Atlanta, Gerogia
Home country: USA! USA! USA!
Current location: Tampa, Florida
Member since: Wed Sep 7, 2016, 06:45 AM
Number of posts: 8,452

About Me

Alias - HABanero(passion) E-9-1-1(career, retired telco engineering) HHC 3rd Bde, 2nd Inf Div, Korea DMZ HHC 197th Bde, 3rd Army, Ft. Benning Ga

Journal Archives

Just had to share this proud moment

Re: https://democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=18297097

I submitted my dad's photo with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter for Jimmy's 99th birthday on 10/1 and it is now part of the mosaic! https://www.cartercenter.org/news/upcoming_events/promo/jimmy-carter-99th-birthday.html

Just found another trove of my dad's stuff

An old proverb says, "Nut not fall far from tree". He spent his time as a SeaBee on a PT boat base in New Guinea with magneto phones and switchboards with operators. I spent my time on the DMZ with a Stromberg Carlson common battery switchboard, "Camp Dodge Switch". He joined at the birth of the SeaBees while working for the Bell System. I was drafted while working for GTE. We were both guaranteed a job when and if we returned to civilian life and luckily returned to take advantage of that.

I'm a pack rat too and saved about as many items from my active duty as he did, although SeaBees were not scrutinized as much over what they brought back from the war as I was by the Army. These are items I hadn't seen before, and a couple struck a cord about returning to civilian life. Hope you find these interesting.

Reportedly Ron DeSantis involved in an auto accident this morning

Suspects being sought

One of my contenders for Andy's project

I felt like it would have been iffy sizewise but I love this photo of a Red-footed Cannibal Fly, Promachus rufipes
(and unfortunate Western Honey Bee) taken with my D750, Sigma 150-600 @10 feet

Everyone is invited to my new ICM gallery

Never one to let moss grow under my feet, I have also been experimenting with ICM, Intentional Camera Movement. Actually some of my first photos of this genre were taken in the 1970s. If you choose to visit the gallery you will see those early film photos first. Digital is so much easier with instant feedback, however it is extremely difficult to force a new camera to do exactly what it was designed not to do, and generally requires using a 6 to 10 stop neutral density filter.


Teaser photo, "Kayaker on Lake Starvation". I hope you can see it.

Everyone is invited to my PSGFAIBETA Gallery

Photoshop Generative Fill AI beta gallery

Photography purists will hate it, “it is not photography, it is something else", ok. Adobe would probably hate it for skewing their beta toward something they never envisioned, ok. It can’t be helped.

When the beta arrived, I was heavily involved in a facebook group called “The Plane Spot” run by Tampa International Airport. The group is dedicated to Plane Spotting, by registration/plane type and livery, exactly like train spotting only different.(train/plane spotting joke)

The airlines are bold in their livery or paint jobs. For instance, google “Our Commitment” Alaska Airlines, “Florida One” Southwest, “One World” British Airways, or especially “Imua One” Southwest. Naturally the two worlds began to blend together in my mind and I started generating my own livery for various planes, and that morphed into creating a few new species you will never see. Best viewed as full screen slide show, play button top right.


If you are an aviation enthusiast, check out my contributions to plane spotting

Now this is just for fun

if you caught the recent hubbub of alien non-human technology being reverse engineered, https://thedebrief.org/intelligence-officials-say-u-s-has-retrieved-non-human-craft/ ...........I have been having some fun with PS generative fill and will soon have a complete gallery of my laboratory experiments. As a teaser, here is the latest F16 design using alien non-human technology. The F16 Woodpecker

Regarding Generative Fill in PS

In addition to the example in Ferret's post.

The object of generative fill is to remove unwanted objects and 'fill' the space with a content aware background or whatever you ask for, like an Adobe stock moon photo. I've been playing with it and asked it to do more. This photo of champagne flutes is from from 2000. In subsequent years I was able to use 'clone' to make them work for 2002, 2022 because I only had 2 and 0 to work with. In this version I asked for a '4' and after many tries, which gave me things like a bow tie, nut and bolt, and even a little man in boots, IT is leaning I think. I can see a day when any font, with a limited set of examples, could be expanded for all letters and numbers.

You know, I agree with you, this IS close enough (700mm)

Stitched Panorama

Three morning's at the beach, two or three photos stitched. The small version for here, followed by a link to the 8000 to 14,000 pixel versions in the Panorama Gallery for the big screen. Hope you enjoy!



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