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Grumpy Old Guy

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Member since: Mon Jan 25, 2021, 02:27 AM
Number of posts: 635

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

Journal Archives

Congratulations to Legger for their successful contest entry.

Legger's very first post on DU was the photograph of the hummingbird, "Coming In For A Landing," in the August photo contest. It was tied for second place with two other great photos.

I've known Legger for thirty eight years. We first met when I dropped off a roll of Tri-X at her family's custom B&W Photo Lab in 1983. Fortunately for me, I had the good sense to marry her! Leslie and I celebrated our thirty sixth anniversary earlier this year. There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I married her for the free photoprocessing.

Leslie isn't able to start a thread since she is still a new DU member, so she asked me to thank everyone for their support.

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:32 PM (17 replies)

Another meteor image

This image is a composite showing several meteors at once. There are three that are very bright, and if you look closely there is at least one that is very faint

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sun Aug 15, 2021, 01:41 AM (9 replies)

A Perseid Meteor with the Milky Way, straight out of the camera.

I drove two hundred miles and stayed up all night to get this shot. How is this for a "brief moment in time?" Get out there and shoot folks!

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Thu Aug 12, 2021, 03:08 PM (18 replies)

In the spirit of the August photo contest...

... and since I can't enter, I thought it would be okay if I shared a few pics of my own. The theme of the contest is "A Brief Moment in Time." Sometimes timing is everything. Thanks for looking. Get out there and shoot!


Ninja Squirrel



A C-130 in Star Wars Canyon



Breakfast at Bolsa Chica Wildlife Preserve



Sunset at Lake Nagawicka



A juvenile bald eagle attacking a tern. He didn't get it.



A cliff swallow approaching its nest.



Conducting the orchestra



"I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine."
(I always liked this one).



The Alaska Railroad roars past Potter Marsh.



Final Approach



Suck it up!



Coming around the bend in Turnagain Arm.
(I was waiting to catch that headlight).



Pelicans at Dusk, Asilomar Beach



Thanks for indulging me.




























Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Tue Aug 3, 2021, 11:58 PM (52 replies)
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