Ray Fraser [rayfraser]

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BIOGRAPHY
Last fall (2004) while searching for a digital camera to take pictures of migrating monarch butterflies, I came across the original blue Dakota hack. Having been a programmer for over 30 years I found the substantial ongoing efforts on a new LCD version very interesting. My first posts here were close-ups taken with an original blue Dakota disposable digital camera. After moderating the camerahacking forum for over a year, I downleveled myself and took on a new task of moderating Philip Greenspun's Blog.

I have been married since 1971 to my lovely wife Valerie and have one Son. My first disdain for authority came in 7th grade when a math teacher offered extra credit for finding the next perfect number after 6, before class ended I gave her 28, went home continued searching and in my sleep identified a pattern. The next day when I presented next 2 numbers to my teacher and asked for additional credit; she wanted to know what book I used to get the answers and refused to give me any additional credit (I always received As in math and did not need extra credit but was offended, my BA is in Mathematics). Perfect Number History. From a binary perspective assertion number 4 by Nicomachus translates to K ones followed by K-1 zeros.

In fall of 1989, I was pictured with my Son in Windsurf magazine (a slide taken by Valerie) holding my homemade stitchless sail (world's first). My next big project after that was an egg shaped geodesic dome to cover a backyard pond using mathcad software to compute strut sizes.

I drove down an old dirt road, past some no trespassing signs to take above photo of Balnagown Castle, the address in my Great, Great Grandfathers Bible. I was visiting Scotland with my wife in 1980 during Mount St. Helens eruption. I believe he may have just been a gardener but really have no clue. With my previously mentioned disdain, it probably is no wonder that I believe there was conspiracy involving Dodi Fayed's death with Princess Diana (Al Fayed, Dodi's father now owns Balnagown Castle).

If I were younger and well funded, I would be pursuing my childhood flying dreams -- "All you need is faith and trust... and a little bit of pixie dust!" (Peter Pan). But instead of pixie dust, I would start my attempts inside a large geodesic pressure dome as a battened wingsuit flyer.

One of my previous success stories:
Bayer Begone

GALLERIES

$18.99 Ritz Red Single-Use NOT!
Old Slides
Trillium
Misc
Ponds
Younger Years
$14.99 CVS Red with LCD - Many time use!
Christmas Eve (Blue FlatFoto 12/24/2004)
Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve (FlatFoto - need mono-pod)
Christmas Day - Family (CVS and FlatFoto)
A musical first night of 2005 (Honoring an Elder Mathematician)
My Last Day on 5 year assignment at Ford
First day off assignment at Compuware Headquarters
Pt Pelee Canada
Abounding Beauty Lake St Clair - SMaL Drugstore Digitals
Ritz Micron digital imager
Detroit Winter Blast - SMaL Drugstore Digitals
Snow Fall
Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center
Advantage SMaL
#Hart Plaza Detroit
Kensignton
Lawrence & Dani
Blooms
Debayered Infrared
Bugs
Sprint Blade vs CVS Blue
Thumb Camera ($14.99 RadioShack Digigr8)
Wallendas High in Detroit
Last days off assignment at Compuware Headquarters
Palmer Woods, Detroit
Las Vegas Trip
BMW Local Hero
Pollutelessly
Colin -- scans of old pictures

PHOTOS

Looking through the lens
Pinhole instead of lens. First attempt.
Reversed lens closeup of my teeth
Reversed Lens Closeup
Detroit Edison Inn
2 of us
Lake Tahoe
Me and Mine
Mirror Lake in Yosemite
My Sweetie - Urquhart castle on Loch Ness
Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady (Yosemite)
Warwick Castle
Wife with English Parents
Yosemite
Gorgeous - she's the one I want
Sister, Brother Inlaw and well trained dog in Upper Peninsula
Testing my homemade sail (World's First Stitchless, pictured in Nov 1989 WindSurf magazine).
1985 Cadillacs
Ice boards on Geodesic Dome
Needed more dynamic range
Standing in wonder (listening for 10 second click)
Handshake from Boss
Eastern Box Turtle
8th degree polynomial egg shaped Dome
Praying Mantis - Male
Praying Mantis - Female eating cricket
Blue and Red FlatFoto
Cadillacs
Center is me (Metro Beach in Winter)
Mutant Trillium
Trillium Carpet
Fluffy
Gazing through the glare
Karman Gia, Must be old first 1985 Cadillac hasn't arrived yet
Oh no, is that me
She is Posing for me
Each of us only 19 years old and already committed for a life term. 38 years and still madly in ...
Balcony View
Balcony View
Candle Lights
Candle Lights
Christmas Tree
Pew View
Organ Pipes
Side Stair View
Bridge
Crab Apples
Horses
Seldom Taken Winding Path
Sky
Sky
Velvet Sumac
Velvet Sumac
Family
Family
Family
Family
Smiling Niece (Kelly Fraser)
Honoring an Elder! Avigdor my most respected college Math Professor.
Mozart Beethoven Shubert Wagner Mendelssohn Haydn
Tickling Ivories (1930s Steinway)
Tickling Ivories (1930s Steinway)
Extreme Macro - no lens at all
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
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Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
World's Tallest Indoor Water Sculpture (Compuware Headquarters)
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Metro Beach (my first panoramic)
Metro Beach
Metro Beach
Metro Beach
Detroit Winter Blast
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Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Six American Flags on TOP!
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Deliciously Different
Larry Lee - (In back, Likes to Party).
Roots Vibration
Nadir-Distorted Soul
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Comerica Park (Tigers) and Ford Field (Lions)
Larry Lee's Band
Detroit Winter Blast
Calling Marvin
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
? of Question Mark and the Mysterians at Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Detroit Winter Blast
Dancing on the streets of Detroit!
Lake St Clair
Solar Flare - Lake St Clair
Lake St Clair
Lake St Clair
brite_eye of 1 2 many 4 all threads
First Hacked Photo
First Hacked Photo - using Flatfoto driver.
Real Handshake - between cpwr message board members
You may not be able to see "forest through the trees" but you can certainly see the Sun.
Sticky Snow
Sticky Snow
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Sticky Snow
Sticky Snow in Palmer Woods
Sticky Snow
Sticky Snow
Ducks in icy water
Deer watching me
Small Deer watching my approach
Backyard Milkweed Pods - For Monarchs
Dynamic Range Comparison
Old Blue Dakota with Micron Imager
CVS Blue with SMaL imager
Hart Plaza
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Blue Heron Rookery
Reflected Sun & Muskrat
Shadows pointing my way, Sun in my eyes, Breaking photographic tradition.
Flatfoto 3
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OptimalJ Instructor
Ambassador Bridge over Detroit River
Bashed Blooms, Fine Fence, disappointing dynamic
Up this close, I do not care about details in out of focus background - still not how I want Autobrite to work.
With so much brightness in center, why would I want more detail in shadows?
All right Autobrite, I may have wanted to see dark detail inside Poppy.
2 stops down using smaller aperture
Looking Up
Need smaller aperture
Up IR
Campus Martius Park
Campus Martius Park
Hard Rock Cafe (Compuware Building)
Hard Rock Cafe (Compuware Building)
Oenothera biennis L.
Moth on Milkweed leaf
Missed Monarch Migration - Pt Pelee
Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve
Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve
Sprint Blade vs CVS Blue (SMaL Dynamic range advantage)
Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve
Red Curtain (compare to Advantage folder)
Detroit test shot
Detroit test shot
Camera lens inside my pupil
Yeouch - too many pine needles in my eye
Eye
Screen shot
Windows XP start button
Wallendas on High Wire in Detroit
Wallendas on High Wire in Detroit
Lijana Wallenda going up
Over My Head
"Welcome Back to the Motor City" (as seen from CPWR 10th Floor Balcony)
Ambassador Bridge
Ballpark behind St John's sign
Campus Maritus Park
Comerica Park
CPWR HQ above Water
CPWR HQ
GM
LeMans GT1 Class Winner
Looking West from Campus Martius
Nestled Guardian Building
Nude at One Woodward Ave
Campus Martius as seen from Compuware HQ 15th Floor Balcony
Detroit River as seen from Compuware HQ 15th Floor Balcony
Century Henry
Century Henry
Detroit Breakfast House & Grill
The Whitney (Fine Dining)
The Whitney (Fine Dining)
Comerica Park & Ford Field (Tigers & Lions)
Office Space
Offices with Reflected Sun
Campus Martius Garden
Hockeytown Cafe
Guardian & Penobscot
Compuware above water
GM World HQ (Ford Police cars)
US Coast Guard
1960 Corvette
Renaissance Center Station
Millender Center
Joe Louis Arena
Joe Louis Arena
Fort & Cass
Michigan Station
Times Square
Grand Circus Park
Grand Circus Park
Comerica Park (view from outside park on sidewalk)
Comerica Park
Cadillac Center
Cadillac Center
Cadillac Center
Compuware HQ (entrance)
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Breakfast House & Grill
Detroit River
Belle Isle
Belle Isle Scott Fountain (Vermont white marble)
Belle Isle
Belle Isle Fountain
Belle Isle
Belle Isle Driving Range
Belle Isle Driving Range
Belle Isle Putting
Hockeytown Cafe
Hockeytown Cafe
Bishop's Residence
Bishop's Residence
Bishop's Residence
Self Portrait
In a hurry to see it all, I didn't realize impact of my shadow.
Hoover Dam (lower Colorado River side)
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Lake Mead
Red Rock Canyon
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Lake Mead
Lake Mead
Fresh Air
Grande Cuvee
Hoover Dam (Lake Mead side)
$500 minimum to play this game at the Wynn
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Poolside view
Caring Friends
Ultimate Drive
Lori & Dorie
Charles
Dark Knight Pedaling Wheels
Mixed Breed
Full Family
Obama Goose
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mini giraffe with coaster brake
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