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An Englishman in San Diego :iconreactuate:Reactuate 1 0 The Women of Comic-con :iconreactuate:Reactuate 0 0 Geek and Sundry Team on the Pegasus :iconreactuate:Reactuate 0 0 Geek and Sundry on the Pegasus :iconreactuate:Reactuate 0 0 Too Cool Stormtrooper :iconreactuate:Reactuate 1 0 Cool TARDIS dress and light :iconreactuate:Reactuate 2 0 Kylo Ren Cosplay :iconreactuate:Reactuate 1 0 50s Ariel :iconreactuate:Reactuate 3 0 50s Princesses on the Pegasus :iconreactuate:Reactuate 0 0 50s Princesses on the Pegasus :iconreactuate:Reactuate 0 0 50s Princesses :iconreactuate:Reactuate 0 0 50's Princesses :iconreactuate:Reactuate 0 0 Ariel Cosplay :iconreactuate:Reactuate 4 0 Leeloo Dallas and Black Widow :iconreactuate:Reactuate 1 0 Leeloo Dallas Multipass :iconreactuate:Reactuate 1 1 Amy W 0263 :iconreactuate:Reactuate 1 0


Rick and Morty: Hostile Planet :iconcr8g:cr8g 119 5 Herald of Dawn :iconpetemohrbacher:PeteMohrbacher 3,791 57 The Wonder Of Light :iconciaranwhyte:ciaranwhyte 11 4 Power :iconimustbedead:IMustBeDead 55 1 Bettie Page as the Rocketeer :iconriddle1:Riddle1 1,698 137 Rocketeer :iconriddle1:Riddle1 789 46 Spacegirl with her gun :icons-t-a-r-gazer:S-T-A-R-gazer 25 2 Space Girl :iconsketchymcdrawpants:SketchyMcDrawpants 52 4 mechanical heart :iconspottedcricket:spottedcricket 5 3 Six on Caprica - Battlestar Galactica :iconfirelilycosplay:FireLilyCosplay 168 32 _Sister S. :iconjosefinejonssonphoto:josefinejonssonphoto 1,801 72 _Kay Morgan II. :iconjosefinejonssonphoto:josefinejonssonphoto 1,886 98 WIP: My Leela costume + Nibbler :icondugidugong:DugiDugong 29 7 Wonder Woman ( Japan Expo 2013 ) :iconillyne:illyne 347 15 100 Minimal Hotel Icon Set with AI and EPS :iconan1ken:An1ken 26 0 5 (G) :iconalex-vas:Alex-Vas 10 0


An Englishman in San Diego
The crew from the An Englishman in San Diego podcast, broadcast live from the boat and piled on the front deck for this photo.…
The Women of Comic-con
These ladies walked by the boat and Jesica invited them aboard for a few pictures. 
Geek and Sundry on the Pegasus
Where in the Geek And Sundry team joined us on the M/Y Pegasus and Jesica holds forth.


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Ron Davis
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Ron Davis is a polymath, which is a pretentious way of saying he knows a lot of different stuff. Programmer, photographer, paramedic, podcaster. Husband for 25 years to a better woman than he deserves. Father to two men, one a bookie with people's lives, the other a M.Div student. After two decades as a Mac programmer, working on everything from anti-virus software to compilers, he is an entrepreneur in search of his next opportunity and an artist chasing his muse and waiting for genius.

Current Residence: Abilene Texas
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Just uploaded my images from Austin Comicon 2012. The Mrs and I like to go to cons, dress up - she's a big steampunker, and take pictures of various cosplayers.

Being a studio guy this can drive me a little nuts. You just don't have the kind of control over light at a con you do in the studio. Pair that with my hatred for on camera flash and you have a quandary. Austin was a prime example. There are a few places in the Austin convention center with beautiful light, but mostly that's not where the people are. Where the people are - the exhibit hall and conference rooms - you have halogen to florescent lighting. While it looks OK to the eye, turns out you don't have very much of it from your camera's POV.

I ended up cranking the ISO. While my D7000 does pretty well at high ISO, I was right on the edge of where you get a lot of noise. I push up to the limit and then deal with soft focus and movement blur.

The photos you see in my new Convention Folder are mostly from the cosplay competition. There were over 200 entrants. I sat on the aisle to get an unobstructed view, which should have been great. Until the host set up the "stop marks", where each contestant stopped on their parade and waited for the next mark to be clear. The problem was the host set one right next to my chair. Literally a foot and a half away from my seat.

That sounds like a good thing, but at that distance you can't see much of the cosplayer through the lens. They are too close. Which is why most the images I posted are head shots. That was the best I could do. Also when stopped and watching the next mark, the cosplayer was turned directly sideways to me. Some moved in my direction, but many just stood there focused forward the whole time.

Anyway, it was photographically challenging, but a great show. There were so many costumes and some great great ones I didn't get good images of.


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It was fun :)
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Thank you so much for the watch :heart:
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Thanks for the watch! You have a great gallery! :)
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thx for the watch :D
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