Phil Lowe

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  1. Went to Leavenworth once. Really loved it, but it doesn't have Bronners! search
  2. Thanks, Paul! If you're ever in Michigan, take a trip to Frankenmuth! Great little German town (and Christmas capitol of the world!)
  3. My "newest image" is actually an image I had submitted and gotten approved here several years ago. I removed it and resubmitted it as editorial, and glad to see it was approved again. It's one of my favorites, shot with a Canon 7D and EF-S 18-55.
  4. The Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 is an entry-level DSLR marketed to beginning photographers, so it should work well for you. The 18-55mm kit lens is a very good beginner's lens. Personally speaking, though, if you can spare a few bucks more, you could get the Nikon D3400. It is also an entry-level DSLR, but produces much better image quality. You can see a side-by-side comparison here: For pricing information, you can follow these links: canon_1159c003_eos_rebel_t6_dslr.html nikon_1571_d3400_dslr_camera_with.html The Nikon D3400 is about $50 (USD) more, but is a much better camera, IMHO. I have shot with both the Canon T3i (600D) and Nikon D5200, and have images from both for sale here. The entry-level Nikons are better cameras, IMHO.
  5. Thank you Gualberto. I'm glad your brother is doing well, and I'm hoping for the best case in my case, too.
  6. Completely wrong. Confidentiality is implied by the very form of the communication itself and, if you had any class at all, you would not have broken that confidence with the moderator here by posting a private message between the two of you. The fact that you did it to try to shame someone else in a public forum with it is not why such a message was sent to you in the first place! I certainly hope the forum moderator will take note of your breech of protocol and meet it with an appropriate response! I doubt that.
  7. Strong opinions drive discussions. Some people can't handle that, but there's no place for posting PMs calling people out here. That's wrong on several levels, IMHO.
  8. And let's not talk about the unseemliness or "ethics" of posting PMs on a public forum without the second party's permission, shall we?
  9. Seems to me you're the one that just cannot stop, (see what I did there?) Barry. How many threads have you hijacked recently to spew your vitriol? But hey, we get it: you've got obsession issues, probably arising from not enough attention during childhood. Take some time off and come back, Laurin. Illegitimi non carborundum.
  11. It's a different experience when you're confronted on the streets of downtown Seattle with people getting in your face and screaming at you because you have a news camera on your shoulder and a reporter at your side. Stabbings, shootings, drunk & disorderly, overdoses (people passed out on the street), homeless people sacked out in business doorways with the smell of urine and vomit on the street, having your news vehicle broken into and unable to go certain places (The Jungle) for fear you might not walk out. I've been pushed around by protestors, had flash-bangs go off near me, and have been threatened with bodily harm. Like I said - the video is great but it's not everything. I came here from the Detroit-area in 2014. If I had my way, I would go back to Detroit. Yes, the natural scenery is beautiful here. Too bad the people here (present company excepted) ruin it.
  12. Great video! Thought the soundtrack was perfect, and the editing matched it beautifully. Unfortunately, when you have to work as a news videographer in this area almost every day, you come away with a far less-than-rosy picture this video paints of the place.
  13. I'm about 2 months shy of turning 60. Hopefully, I have another 20 years to look forward to. The tough part is knowing which way to go that gives me the best shot at getting those 20 years.
  14. Thank you, Mike.
  15. Unfortunately, no. They can't tell if the tumor has spread into the "sinus" (the fatty tissue that surrounds the major blood vessels feeding the kidney). The tumor in my kidney is in the lower left part of this image, tucked up near the veins and arteries. And, because of its location, a partial nephrectomy itself is risky for more reasons than just leaving cancer behind. I just don't want to part with most of an otherwise perfectly good kidney!