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Grumpy Old Guy

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Member since: Mon Jan 25, 2021, 02:27 AM
Number of posts: 2,201

About Me

Thank you Democratic Underground for keeping me sane for the last four years. I think I was probably the longest lurker here. I started following DU during the Dubya administration. I was first attracted to the "Top Ten Conservative Idiots of the Week." I've been following along ever since. I always felt guilty for not participating, but refrained from doing so because I already spend way too much time online. However, after recent events, I just can't sit back any longer. I had to log on and thank you folks for all that you do. I'm a retired TV newscast director with forty years experience and more than eighteen thousand broadcasts under my belt, most of them live. I now travel the country (when I can) shooting landscape, astro and wildlife photography. You can see some of my photos at Ross-Kestin.Pixels.com or on Instagram at @oldguywithacamera. Thanks again! Ross K. Grumpy Old Guy

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Honey bee

I'm home recovering from surgery for two more weeks, so I thought I'd put the time to good use in the backyard. And yes, I did a ton of photo-processing on this image, probably too much.


Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Mon Aug 22, 2022, 02:47 AM (7 replies)

***AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST: FINALS THREAD UP IN GD!***

The finals thread is posted in GD. Please let me know if you see any mistakes.

Good luck to our finalists. This is another tough competition.

Grumpy

https://democraticunderground.com/100217065373
Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sat Aug 20, 2022, 03:07 PM (2 replies)

*** FINALS THREAD FOR THE AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST***

These are the ten finalists for the August photo contest. The theme, as chosen by last monthís winner AndyS, is as follows:

"The unseen world. The small things we walk past every day; the beauty in the bouquets in the floral department at the grocery store, the zen of stones in a garden, that lone green sprout in the compost or that small creature under your feet. Not necessarily macro but that's not excluded. Butterflies and birds reach out and grab our attention but I'm encouraging all of us to take note of the more subtle compositions around us. As for post processing, sure if it makes the image more appealing or enhances the connection between the subject and viewer. Most of all HAVE FUN with it."

Please vote for the entry that you think best typifies this theme, and please leave comments. We love to hear what you think. This thread will run for seventy two hours, after which the winners will be announced. It is posted here in GD by permission of the administrators.

Thanks for voting.

only fruit w/seeds on outside



Sunflower facing the sun


In The Flight Path


Window to another world


Itís not easy being green



A Stick is a Stick. Maybe


Red Rock Erosion


Morning Dew


Clover


Shore feather















Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sat Aug 20, 2022, 03:05 PM (46 replies)

The August prelims have closed!

I'll get the finals up in the morning.

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Fri Aug 19, 2022, 07:44 PM (1 replies)

***AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST: PRELIMINARY THREADS ARE UP IN GD!***

The preliminary threads for the August photo contest are up in the General Discussion Forum. They'll run for 72 hours.

Please let me know if you see any mistakes.

Good luck everyone!

Here are the links.

Thread one: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052684

Thread two: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052697

Thread three: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052724
Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Tue Aug 16, 2022, 07:37 PM (8 replies)

***AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST: THIRD PRELIMINARY THREAD***

***August Photo Contest, Preliminary Thread Three of Three***

This is the third preliminary thread for the August Photo Contest. The theme, as chosen by last monthís winner AndyS, is as follows:

"The unseen world. The small things we walk past every day; the beauty in the bouquets in the floral department at the grocery store, the zen of stones in a garden, that lone green sprout in the compost or that small creature under your feet. Not necessarily macro but that's not excluded. Butterflies and birds reach out and grab our attention but I'm encouraging all of us to take note of the more subtle compositions around us. As for post processing, sure if it makes the image more appealing or enhances the connection between the subject and viewer. Most of all HAVE FUN with it."


Please vote for the entry that you think best typifies this theme. There are three threads. Please vote in all three, and leave comments. We love to hear what you think. These preliminary threads will run for seventy two hours. They are posted here in GD by permission of the administrators.

Thanks for voting.

First thread: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052684

Second thread: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052697

Ant On Peony


Morning Dew


Bison hoofprints in the mud


Green Garden Queen


Niagara Falls


Eye to eye with a Eupholus weevil


Clover



abundance on a small scale



Blades of Grass



Shore feather





Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Tue Aug 16, 2022, 07:23 PM (34 replies)

***AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST: SECOND PRELIMINARY THREAD***

***August Photo Contest, Preliminary Thread Two of Three***

This is the second preliminary thread for the August Photo Contest. The theme, as chosen by last monthís winner AndyS, is as follows:

"The unseen world. The small things we walk past every day; the beauty in the bouquets in the floral department at the grocery store, the zen of stones in a garden, that lone green sprout in the compost or that small creature under your feet. Not necessarily macro but that's not excluded. Butterflies and birds reach out and grab our attention but I'm encouraging all of us to take note of the more subtle compositions around us. As for post processing, sure if it makes the image more appealing or enhances the connection between the subject and viewer. Most of all HAVE FUN with it."

Please vote for the entry that you think best typifies this theme. There are three threads. Please vote in all three, and leave comments. We love to hear what you think. These preliminary threads will run for seventy two hours. They are posted here in GD by permission of the administrators.

Thanks for voting.

First thread: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052684

Third thread: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052724


Happened upon this mantle on a lunch time walk last week


Itís not easy being green


Gotcha!


Snapper


A Stick is a Stick. Maybe.


Backyard Shroom


Stop and smell me


Red Rock Erosion


Rain On The Pumpkins


All Fenced In






Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Tue Aug 16, 2022, 07:16 PM (34 replies)

***AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST: FIRST PRELIMINARY THREAD***

***August Photo Contest, Preliminary Thread One of Three***

This is the first preliminary thread for the August Photo Contest. The theme, as chosen by last monthís winner AndyS, is as follows:

"The unseen world. The small things we walk past every day; the beauty in the bouquets in the floral department at the grocery store, the zen of stones in a garden, that lone green sprout in the compost or that small creature under your feet. Not necessarily macro but that's not excluded. Butterflies and birds reach out and grab our attention but I'm encouraging all of us to take note of the more subtle compositions around us. As for post processing, sure if it makes the image more appealing or enhances the connection between the subject and viewer. Most of all HAVE FUN with it."

Please vote for the entry that you think best typifies this theme. There are three threads. Please vote in all three, and leave comments. We love to hear what you think. These preliminary threads will run for seventy two hours. They are posted here in GD by permission of the administrators.

Thanks for voting.

Second Thread: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052697

Third Thread: https://democraticunderground.com/100217052724

Reflections


only fruit w/seeds on outside


After high tide



Sunflower facing the sun


Yellowstone National Park


In The Flight Path


Under the Overpass


At the vineyard


Stall Secret Service


Window to Another World












Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Tue Aug 16, 2022, 07:11 PM (42 replies)

WE HAVE THIRTY ENTRIES!

I am happy to report that we now have thirty individual entries in the August photo contest, and I have locked the thread. We did not have to open the competition up for second entries this month.

As always, the DU photographers have come through with some excellent works. This is going to be another tough one.

I'll try to get the preliminary threads up tomorrow.

Good luck!

Grumpy Old Guy
Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Mon Aug 15, 2022, 04:58 PM (0 replies)

***ONE SPOT LEFT IN THE AUGUST CONTEST!***

Twenty nine entries so far. That's terrific. Let's get one more.
Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Mon Aug 15, 2022, 01:02 PM (0 replies)
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