What do you look like? (2012)

John_Cline wrote on 1/10/2012, 2:59 PM
Every couple of years, I start a thread asking forum members to post a recent photo of themselves. Well, here it is again for the third time! This is what I said in the first thread from four years ago:

"I know all of you guys by name only and, with the exception of a few of you that I have met at NAB, I have no idea what any of you look like. I have a mental image of what I think some of you might look like, but I don't know for sure. (Although I'm pretty certain that BillyBoy had horns.)"

2008 "What do you look like" thread

2010 "What do you look like" thread

The instructions to post images to this forum are contained in this "sticky."


Here's a recent photo of me with my girlfriend, Candyce, on the occasion of my mother's 90th birthday party:


Red Prince wrote on 1/10/2012, 3:30 PM
Oh, gee! The problem with any recent picture of mine is that, while they are taken with my camera, the people who take them are not photographers. So I look terrible in them. But this is the most recent one:

And here is one I took myself just holding the camera at arm’s length (I am looking so serious in it because I was thinking more about composing a picture with a camera pointed at myself than about what I look like):


He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know.
                    — Lao Tze in Tao Te Ching

Can you imagine the silence if everyone only said what he knows?
                    — Karel Čapek (The guy who gave us the word “robot” in R.U.R.)

Chienworks wrote on 1/10/2012, 3:53 PM
Not sure why, but at our office holiday party all the women gathered around me and yelled out "take a picture!"

ps. i'm the one with the facial hair.
Red Prince wrote on 1/10/2012, 3:56 PM
Blessed are you among women! ;)

He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know.
                    — Lao Tze in Tao Te Ching

Can you imagine the silence if everyone only said what he knows?
                    — Karel Čapek (The guy who gave us the word “robot” in R.U.R.)

ushere wrote on 1/10/2012, 5:35 PM
still looking like the pompous a++ i am....

winrockpost wrote on 1/10/2012, 6:33 PM
you guys are still old!!
amendegw wrote on 1/10/2012, 6:56 PM

With #2 son, Chris & wife at Margaritaville, Orlando.

Age: 64
Hometown: Wilmington, DE

John_Cline wrote on 1/10/2012, 7:00 PM
"you guys are still old!!"

Show some respect for your more experienced elders! :)
PeterWright wrote on 1/10/2012, 7:11 PM
Still rocking .... that's me in the yellow tee shirt:

JackW wrote on 1/10/2012, 7:18 PM

At 78, still going strong, although I do huff and puff on the stairs!
Laurence wrote on 1/10/2012, 7:20 PM
This is me with my wife and son:

Last year I worked on a documentary in Africa and because we did it so cheaply, shaving was impossible. I let my hair and beard grow for a few weeks. I hadn't seen my hair in years so it was quite a shock how grey and receding it had become. I call this picture "Dorian Grey plays guitar":

Chienworks wrote on 1/10/2012, 7:33 PM
"you guys are still old!!"

Or even your *less* experienced elders too! :p
winrockpost wrote on 1/10/2012, 8:22 PM
yeah I/m old too....
me and upper management
Laurence wrote on 1/10/2012, 8:26 PM
Dave, your link isn't working.

Edit: Now it is.
musicvid10 wrote on 1/10/2012, 10:14 PM
Take a look at FrigidNDEditing family pic from the 2010 thread.

Only one thing you could call it -- "Early Tebow"
musicvid10 wrote on 1/10/2012, 10:44 PM
Here's the view from "the pit" a couple of years back.
(I'm in there somewhere)

Red Prince wrote on 1/10/2012, 10:57 PM
you guys are still old!!

“Still”? Did you expect us to get young some day?

He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know.
                    — Lao Tze in Tao Te Ching

Can you imagine the silence if everyone only said what he knows?
                    — Karel Čapek (The guy who gave us the word “robot” in R.U.R.)

DSCalef wrote on 1/10/2012, 11:18 PM

David S. Calef, part of the NASA Tweetup for the February 24, 2011 final launch of space shuttle Discovery on STS-133.

Video at http://vimeo.com/20454332/ complete with description of equipment and experience.

john_dennis wrote on 1/10/2012, 11:35 PM
If you let this run through without stopping it, you will only lose seventeen seconds of your life.

Linda and I when we met my brother in Walnut Creek a few weks ago.

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Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV


xberk wrote on 1/11/2012, 12:25 AM
What do I look like? .. I don't know .. I usually can't tell .. but I think of myself as younger ..

Me and Vegas editing in our cabin while at sea

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John_Cline wrote on 1/11/2012, 12:28 AM
David, that is a really cool photo of you and the Shuttle.

I get such a kick out of this thread every time I start it. Why don't all you guys come to Albuquerque and we'll hang out over dinner and drinks.
FrigidNDEditing wrote on 1/11/2012, 1:06 AM
heh, I would post but it seems music has already beat me to it :)

I'm not much different, just a bit fatter since we recently went through a pretty tragic loss, but everyone in that picture is still here so that's good. Oh, my wife grew her hair out, and my son looks like a little boy more than ever.

ritsmer wrote on 1/11/2012, 2:40 AM

The old man and the sea...

Doing what I like best: No software. No electronics. Not even an engine.
Only: The sea, the wind, the (Folke)boat and the skipper.
Soniclight wrote on 1/11/2012, 4:01 AM

Yeah, I know... a bit über-artsy-fartsy and stylized, but that is my mug in there from something done in the latter part of 2011; base pic was taken then.

The closing quotation is one of my favs and does reflect my core perspectives after all is said and done - with all my neuroses and imperfections withstanding. (And neither do I look that perfect nor am that peaceful in real life most of the time :)


I've only been here since 2005 or 2006 but long enough to know that along with this tradition comes that reminder that most of the veterans here are, well, let's say... over 20-something? ;) (I'm turning 57 in a few days.) We can wax about or poke fun at ourselves for the age thing, but... for me there is a definite upside in terms of why I come back here. It's not just what I've learned from all of you (tons), but the tone and respect that is the ongoing vibe of this forum overall.

Maturity-d'ésprit :)
amendegw wrote on 1/11/2012, 5:11 AM
Jazzy would really be upset if he were not included in this bit of frivolity.

He's only 4 years old!