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Rosemary Hawkins

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  1. My last two sales (August and September) here were from a Fuji medium format film image circa 2007 and a renewal sale from a Nikon D70 in 2006.
  2. Ed, I know you are on Safari/Mac, but by some strange coincidence, or not, my Windows 7 Firefox turned into a black screen for 24 hours this week, and I think it happened after I absent-mindedly updated Flash. I ran Malwarebytes (which is a great program) and spent an hour online chatting with Norton, no luck. Finally I logged onto Firefox's site from IE and searched for "black screen" and was advised to go in via Firefox's safe mode and uncheck hardware acceleration. Problem solved! Maybe your computer is having a similar issue? Or otherwise, this may help Firefox users on W7.
  3. Flash (the uploader) and Firefox don't always get on. If you've had a Flash crash do a reboot. It seems to be the only way to solve the problem. Thanks John, maybe I need to update Flash also but will keep this in mind.
  4. I've noticed the delay too lately but they seem to show up in about an hour. However the odd thing to me is that I haven't been able to use the "Upload Jpegs" button on Firefox (Windows 7) the last two times I tried. I finally gave up last night and put them up through Internet Explorer. Odd.
  5. You're welcome George, and thanks, hope you are able to solve the issue with your Fuji.
  6. I have just bought the XE-1 with the 35mm lens and I'm very impressed, even with the images I took in lower light at ISO 800 and with the lens wide open or nearly wide open. Maybe your problem is with the lens? Also, when I turned on my XE1 it gave me the message UPDATE FIRMWARE so I did that. Have you checked to see if you need to update the firmware? The only setting I sometimes changed was to "bracket" down a few times to avoid a blown out sky, easy to do with the dial on top. I am using aperture priority, RAW/normal jpeg. Good luck.
  7. Just to add a brief two cents to all the above, I started going out to do more street photography a few times here in New York City recently, mainly with my Fuji X100s, and found out something I should have realized a long time ago; in New York everyone is taking photographs, almost everyone seems to be a tourist and almost no one seems to worry about someone with a small camera. In the old days, I would get stares or comments if I went somewhere with a TLR and a tripod (and maybe still would) but with a small mirrorless or for that matter an Olympus XA you don't seem to attract a lot of attention. I do tend to photograph people when they are not looking right at me generally, and I don't photograph children, but usually people don't seem to look back that much.
  8. I updated my iPhone 5c yesterday, mainly because I wanted the option of Wifi calling, which T-Mobile hadn't yet activated before. It seems to work fine, but I keep getting annoying pop-ups asking me to use iCloud which I don't have any need for. I am not sure how to disable it without deleting my photos at this point, it seems to be saying it would do that.
  9. Thanks, Linda and Sheila for the copyright office explanation. They did send me a couple of emails some time later explaining that "completed" meant sending the certificate. I try to register everything, but $55 is quite a price hike, it makes me want to wait longer, which holds me back in doing anything with the images unfortunately.
  10. I don't know what's happening with the rule changes at the copyright office, but my last two uploads there were listed at "Pending" and "Case Summary: Upload Deposit is not allowed" even though I submitted them as "unpublished photographs" (and far less than 750) either as jpegs or tiffs, zipped in winzip, as I have done in the past. I paid by credit card, got an email confirmation, completed my "case" and now can't get in to correct whatever the problem is. I wonder how high-tech the copyright office really is. I've emailed them to ask what the problem is, but it's a pretty frustrating situation.
  11. I originally made a couple of photo books through Shared Ink, who used high quality materials and the books were very nice. However I guess it wasn't cost effective and they went out of business. Then I tried VioVio, I thought their results were nice and the price is reasonable. They are called Presto Photo now though: http://www.prestophoto.com I also just assembled a book through my Zenfolio (premium business) website. Unfortunately, while I like the book, and having it to show people in person, the completed book doesn't display on the site for others to see so I haven't tried to link to it there. http://rosemaryhawkins.com
  12. I bought a Windows 7 Gateway computer for about $400 last fall and it's been working fine. I transferred the images I cared about most from my XP computer before the Microsoft cutoff as well as I could. Then I just disconnected the ethernet cable on the XP so at least it can't be hacked. The only thing I thought I would miss is being able to run my Minolta film scanners (5400 and Multipro) but I read of a trick where you download Vuescan for them first and then the Minolta software (which is out on some European site somewhere) will work. It worked with my 5400; haven't tried the Multi Pro yet. Other than that I don't have issues with Windows 7 but I hope they won't force an upgrade to 8 anytime soon.
  13. I held off for a long time, but recently bought a Gateway PC with Windows 7 for $400 US. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to run my two Minolta scanners on it (the 5400 and Multi Pro) but found online the trick that if you install Vuescan first and then download the Minolta XP drivers from the web, the Minolta software will work on Windows 7. (Well, I've gotten it to load, haven't actually scanned yet but it looks promising.) There was so much software I couldn't run on XP anymore that I bit the bullet. Not saying I appreciate this kind of planned obsolescence but it's all too common. Thanks for the alert John.
  14. I have the Minolta 5400 ReeRay refers to (actually I have the Multi Pro as well). They are both excellent (I have not tried to use either on a modern Windows computer tho, probably Windows XP or a Mac would be necessary) however I did pick up the 5400 on Amazon Marketplace for maybe $230 or so, though I had to buy a slide holder separately. Anyway it does a fine job though only for 4 images at a time. I use the Multi Pro for medium format though if I just want a record of my films I let the lab make me a CD.
  15. CRC (http://vistaimaginggroup.com/) just next door from calumet, does a good job developing negatives and slides. They are probably the only "small" lab that remains in Chelsea now... Thanks Pakodominguez, will keep them in mind. I've also started using the Konica Hexar AF the last few months - I think the lens is amazing. Planning to scan a few images from it when I get the chance.
  16. Thanks Ed and Jill! Don't think I don't have that problem myself! A couple of years ago at a botanical garden in Newfoundland it first occurred to me to photograph the plant information signs while I was at it! Otherwise I would never know myself most/all of the time. For some reason I took the wrong sign on this one though.
  17. Thanks everyone - I guess the nasturtiums have it!
  18. Hi everyone, I took this photo at the New York Botanical Garden on November 2, and realized I hadn't photographed the id sign for it (properly that is). After some googling I came to the idea that it's a red pelargonium. Any expert here who can confirm that? Thanks
  19. Not so far away but I will be out to Montauk later this year as usual. Next year I would love to go to Newfoundland again - have been several times but there are parts I haven't made it to yet, and I would like to bring better equipment. Alaska also sounds great someday.
  20. Yes the results are looking really promising Ed, thanks again. These long summer days in New York are a great time to be starting out with street scenes with the Nex 7/24mm.
  21. I just used a store credit at Calumet here in New York to buy (in part) 5 rolls each of Fujichrome 120 in ISO 100 and ISO 400, and 5 rolls of Fujichrome 400 in 35mm. I have several medium format cameras I use (including the wide angle Fuji 6x9 and recently a Bronica C) and various 35mm including an Olympus XA. I send my film to thedarkroom.com in California and they upload the scans on their site in a few days and then return the films with a CD. For Alamy or gallery prints (or FAA) I re-scan with my Minolta Multi Pro or Minolta 5400 however. I have used film more for prints (and FAA) than Alamy lately but do have some film scans on Alamy.
  22. Thanks again Ed, I ordered the Vello screen protector from B and H tonight. I took the NEX 7 out for a few street photos outside my building and am looking forward to the results.
  23. Ha, thanks John. and thanks for the info about Cornerfix Duncan.
  24. Thanks very much Ed! Also very happy to be getting a viewfinder needless to say
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