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Grumpy Old Guy

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Member since: Mon Jan 25, 2021, 02:27 AM
Number of posts: 1,759

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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***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: "THE WINNERS!***

Here is the link to the winners thread in General Discussion

https://democraticunderground.com/100216605976
Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:33 PM (0 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: "THE WINNERS!***

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS***

(Well, this is a little awkward).

The winners of the April photo contest, “Beauty in black and white, anything and everything black and white,” are as follows :

First Place, with “Moon and Bridge,” a shot of the moon rising behind L.A.’s Vincent Thomas Bridge, is ME!!!!



Second Place, with “Touched by Gods,” an amazing shot of a beautiful shoreline and an angry sky, is LakeArenal.



Third Place, with “Big Meadow and the Sawtooth Ridge,” a stunning shot of horses set against a breathtaking mountain range, is Tom Kitten.



Host’s Choice is “Romance of a Rose” by Legger. I chose this photo for two reasons. First, I love the selective focus at the center of the rose, which softens as your eye moves outward. Second, Legger and I have been happily married for thirty seven years, and I intend to keep it that way.





I had a terrific time running the contest for the first time, and I sincerely thank you all for your participation.

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:32 PM (38 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST FINALS POSTED IN GENERAL DISCUSSION***

Here is the link to the finals for the April photo contest, "Beauty in black and white, anything and everything in black and white." The topic was chosen by last month's winner George McGovern.

https://democraticunderground.com/100216597950
Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:45 PM (0 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST FINALS: "BEAUTY IN BLACK AND WHITE"***

Here are the ten photos that made the finals for the April photo contest. Please vote for the image you think best fits the theme “Beauty in black and white, anything and everything in black and white.” The theme was chosen by last month’s winner, George McGovern.

This poll will run for 72 hours, and then I will announce the winner and runner ups.

Please leave comments as we do love to hear what you think.

Enjoy!

Big Meadow and the Sawtooth Ridge



Angel, watch over me



A black and white era of sacked ruins



Moon and Bridge



Dogwood



Gone to Seed



Zen Reflections



Touched by Gods



Romance of a Rose



Mormon Row











Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:42 PM (53 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST, TIE FOR THE TENTH POSITION***

Hi folks,

There is a tie for the tenth position in finals for the April Photography. I am running a quick, 24 hour runoff poll in General Discussion to determine that position. Please follow this link to that thread in GD and help us fill that last spot.

Thanks,

Grumpy Old Guy

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216594362
Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Thu Apr 14, 2022, 02:25 PM (1 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: RUNOFF FOR THE LAST SPOT***

Hi folks,

The finals for the April photography contest are almost ready to post. The first nine spots are filled and ready to go. However, we have a tie for the tenth position. Please take a moment to choose between these two entries. The winner will get the tenth spot in the finals. I’ll run this post for twenty four hours, and then post the finals as soon as we have a decision.

Thanks for your help!

Grumpy Old Guy

UPDATE: ZEN REFLECTIONS HAS WON THIS RUNOFF, AND WILL BE ADDED TO THE LIST OF FINALISTS FOR THE APRIL CONTEST.


Zen Reflections





Lil’ Tadpole
















Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Thu Apr 14, 2022, 02:23 PM (17 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: PRELIMINARY THREADS POSTED IN GD!***

Hi all,

The preliminary threads for the April photo contest, "Beauty in Black and White, anything and everything black and white, " are posted in General Discussion. Here are the links. This is my first time running the contest so let me know if you see any errors. Enjoy!

Thanks to Peggy for showing me how to do it, and thanks to George McGovern for coming up with a great topic. Most importantly, thanks to everyone for their terrific entries.

Thread #1: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582056

Thread #2: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582082

Thread #3: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582124
Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sun Apr 10, 2022, 05:55 PM (0 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: THIRD PRELIMINARY THREAD***

April Photo Contest: "Beauty in Black and White".

Preliminary Thread three of three.

Thread #1: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582056

Thread #2: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582082


Please vote for the photo that you believe best shows “Beauty in black and white, anything and everything in black and white.” The topic was chosen by last month’s winner, George McGovern.

There are three threads. Please vote in each one and leave comments, as we love to read them!

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.



Chariot of Fire




Dogwood




Best Friends




Touched By Gods




A Murder of Crows




Osprey




New York Botanical Garden




A black and white era of sacked ruins




The pond




Homegrown




Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sun Apr 10, 2022, 05:39 PM (43 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: SECOND PRELIMINARY THREAD***

April Photo Contest: "Beauty in Black and White".

Preliminary Thread Two of Three

Thread #1: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582056

Thread #3: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582124


Please vote for the photo that you believe best shows “Beauty in black and white, anything and everything in black and white.” The topic was chosen by last month’s winner, George McGovern.

There are three threads. Please vote in each one and leave comments, as we love to read them!

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.


Mormon Row





Repose




Denali Majesty




Waiting for the leaves



Cattails




One smile fills many hearts




Angel, watch over me




Lil’ Tadpole




Zen Reflections




Gone to Seed






Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sun Apr 10, 2022, 05:26 PM (31 replies)

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: FIRST PRELIMINARY THREAD***

April Photo Contest: "Beauty in Black and White".

Preliminary Thread One of Three


Thread #2: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582082

Thread #3: https://democraticunderground.com/100216582124


Please vote for the photo that you believe best shows “Beauty in black and white, anything and everything in black and white.” The topic was chosen by last month’s winner, George McGovern.

There are three threads. Please vote in each one and leave comments, as we love to read them!

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.


A winter walk by the Seine




“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again..my own back yard.”




Rise and Shine




Lillly, chilling




The Moon




Romance of a Rose




Big Meadow and the Sawtooth Ridge




Shadow Flowers




Portrait, Tiger the outdoor gray tabby



Moon and Bridge









Posted by Grumpy Old Guy | Sun Apr 10, 2022, 05:15 PM (33 replies)
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