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Grumpy Old Guy

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Member since: Mon Jan 25, 2021, 01:27 AM
Number of posts: 814

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

An American White Pelican glides low over Utah's Otter Creek Reservoir

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Thu Sep 30, 2021, 12:41 AM (16 replies)

Griffith Park Observatory

For those of you who aren't familiar with Los Angeles, this is the Griffith Park Observatory, seen in the movies "Rebel Without A Cause" and "La La Land." I met up with some photographer friends in the predawn hours to get a shot of the observatory with the lights of Downtown L.A. in the distance. Unfortunately, the fog was not cooperating, and I managed to get just a few shots in before the city lights disappeared.

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Mon Sep 27, 2021, 12:26 AM (10 replies)

We just got back from Utah.

Here is a friendly Osprey.

For those who are interested, this was shot with a Canon R5, RF 100-500mm lens at 500mm, 1/3200sec, F/8, ISO 1600, full image stabilization, processed with Snapseed.

More pics to come soon.

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 03:16 PM (16 replies)

I'm proud to announce a new addition to the family.

Daddy and lens are doing fine.

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:49 PM (7 replies)
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