der Wandersmann
Age:  Born April 13, 1939 … you do the math
Sex: Male
Country: United States
Occupation: Retired Graphic Designer, now a Photographer
Member of MyOpera since: Aug. 23, 2008
Member of WordPress since Nov. 15, 2013

About me
Old guy, been around and around and I’m still spinning. My life has been Art, and Photography my medium. I had to give it up, back in the ’80s, because the price of film and processing were too much for my budget (invalid wife and 2 kids, on a commercial artist’s pay … you do the math.). Now I’ve got digital, and I can afford to work again!

Fast facts
At the movies I like to see:
Don’t see movies much.

Last movie seen:

Music I listen to:
Classical and Celtic, mostly.

Best album right now:
Listening to some old Gordon Lightfoot vinyls lately …

Favorite author:

Last book read:
Can’t remember … I read too many

Best game right now:
Don’t game at all.

Favorite sports team:
Don’t like commercial sports.

I’m passionate about:
2nd Amendment and Art

Favorite travel destination:

On my vacation I..:
Whaddya mean? I’m on permanent vacation.

If I won 1 million dollars, I would:

If I were a super hero I would:
Give up the job. Heroing is no damn fun.

Food I like:

I don’t like:

Software I use:
Win 7 Professional, 64-bit with IE (Opera doesn’t work anymore, and I can’t keep FF clean)

Hardware I use:
Very old pics: Kodak EasyShare D4900
From May 28, 2007: Olympus SZ-550UZ “Compact DSLR”. I continue to use this to this day.
From January 9, 2011: Nikon D3100 DSLR with 18mm-55mm “normal” lens, and 55mm-200mm lens.

Unknown old box with a new ASRock N68C-GS-FX motherboard, a AMD Athlon™ 64×Dual-core chip 5600+ 2.81GHz, 1GB RAM, HP dvd 1040 writer, Seagate FreeAgent 500GB Aux drive, Seagate 1TB Expansion drive.

Colt M1861 .36 percussion revolver,
Colt M1860 .44 percussion revolver,
Ruger “Vaquero” revolver, .45 Colt 5½”,
Ruger Mark II auto pistol, .22LR 6.875″,
Lyman Great Plains rifle, .54 percussion,
Winchester ’94 carbine, .30-30,
Browning High Wall rifle, 1885 BPCR .45-70 single-shot,
Stevens VLR rifle, .22LR,
Marlin 80-DL bolt-action rifle .22LR
(Note: if anyone wants to see these, and some others, Go to: )


26 responses to “About

  1. nora16308

    January 4, 2014 at 12:47 am

    All this information about you are from Opera? If so how do you transfer it and how did you design your site? and how do insert photos in comments? Wow too many questions but zI really wonder on it.I’m sorry.

    • derwandersmann

      March 14, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Sorry, Nora … I just found this. I can’t really answer your question, because I don’t know the answer. The old MyOpera profile was just here; I think it came along when I imported my blog …
      Maybe yours is here, too?
      Don’t be sorry; I certainly don’t mind.
      Oh … I haven’t tried to insert a photo in a comment … yet. In MyOpera, I had to upload the photo to Photobucket and then copy the HTML code and paste it into the comment. It might not work here.

      • nora116308

        March 14, 2014 at 8:05 pm

        HI, Thanks, you were right, really I could transfered My Opera here only I couldn’t transfer my photo albums, but it is never mind. This WordPress isn’t so good like MY Opera but as we tell in Poland – “If you haven’t got what you like then you like what you have” – so I have to like what I have here on WordPress too. Have good evening. Greeting Nora

      • derwandersmann

        March 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Evening? LOL … it’s midafternoon, here.
        Do you have the ZIP file from MyOpera? If you do, unZIP it into a folder where you can find it. It will have all your albums in it, as well as all the photos from your blog. No comments, but at least you’ll have the photos.
        Eva knows how to put them into something called :Galleries” it’s in “Widgets” that you find when you put your mouse on your name in the top left of your page. I’m going to try it soon.

      • nora116308

        March 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        As you cN SEE i PUT MY oPERA’S BLOG ON WORDpRESS BUT NOT ALBUMS but now it isn’t important .The albums had gone together with My Opera. I’m glaD THAT i COULDD transfer My blog though. What new at You. What about winter. I heard that in NY winter came back and at you?

  2. dadoski

    January 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Hi my dear friend der

    Nice to see you here and am impressed with your new blog! Keep it up and am here to follow you … again!

  3. derwandersmann

    March 31, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Nora: Winter seems very slow to leave, this year. Maybe because it loves us so much? LOL
    I am glad that you could get settled in here; your blog is the important part. I have my ZIP file from MyOpera, but I haven’t quite figured out how to put the albums up … or at least I haven’t tried yet. The albums are in there; all you have to do is unZIP it, and you’ll see.

  4. Don

    June 25, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Thanks for your vizit of my blog. I am very sorry that all stories are write in Czech language because my English is very very simple.My fault! A did one longdistance bike tour.It was 2008 and I did circle aroud Iran and Turkey.It was great experience! Look for on my blog. These fotos /from my bike trip in Czech you like was taken my older camera canon powershot S5is. Greeting from Czech republic and from Czech paradise Don Fohler -dofo

    • derwandersmann

      June 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Very glad to have come … I would not have known about it except for Miska, who is a Slovak, married to an Indian (and has two very beautiful young daughters). She wrote to me and told me your URL.

  5. brianfrances

    July 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Hello derwandersmann
    from Brian in Cape Town South Africa
    I used to chat with Unni.
    I hope you are well.

    • derwandersmann

      August 15, 2014 at 5:05 am

      Sorry to be so long getting to this … Unni was a fine friend and a good writer. I am so glad she lived long enough to be published, and have a book-signing. I’m sure we shall see her again.
      It must be hard on Geir, but at least he has the girls.
      Thank you for dropping by.

  6. gdare

    December 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    dW, I hope you are ok, haven’t seen you around for a while. Take care…

  7. nora116308

    December 10, 2014 at 12:43 am

    HI derwandersmann! How are you? I hope you are ok. bestgreetings : -)

  8. zauzous

    October 5, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Have you been in contact with Rosh since the earthquakes in Nepal? The last address I had for her was a roshdaze WordPress blog address, which was never developed. Hope you are checking in here now and then and have some news.

    • derwandersmann

      November 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Sorry to be so long with this; I did email Rosh and the email didn’t bounce, but I got no answer. I must assume the worst, though some entirely prosaic event may be the cause. I shall try again.

      • zauzous

        January 14, 2016 at 12:06 am

        Thank you so very much. I was worried because I thought her family lived in one of the devastated areas, and I know she visits them from time to time. Well, I’ll keep my fingers crossed

  9. nora116308

    November 12, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    HI derwandersmann, Really it is a good idea to try again. You know there was a big mess after earthquakes so for that you diddn’;t get thea answer from there, but when they start normal living then you may get that answer. Don’t worry now though I know that it is normal to worry in such situation. All the best.

    • brianfrances

      November 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Hello der Wandersmann. This is Brian Francis Pretorius in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to be getting these emails from you because they’re not addressed to me personally by you. You may remember me from My Opera some time ago. I hope you are well. Brian.

    • derwandersmann

      November 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Your advice is good, Nora … I think I’ll wait a while, and try again.

  10. nora116308

    November 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    HI that’s a good decision. I hope you will wait the response you are waiting for and it will be ok with the person you are worry about and I wish that to you and to that person.All the best.

  11. Harry...the Man!

    January 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Hello der Wandersmann. I’ve nominated you for the You Are My Sunshine Award at

    It might not be anything you’re interested in but I would be interested to know your answers to my questions.

    • derwandersmann

      January 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Does one make a blogpost to comply with this, Harry? Or is there some sort of online “form” that one “fills out”?

      • Harry...the Man!

        January 13, 2016 at 8:42 am

        If you want to do it then a blog post is the way to go. I don’t think there is a form anywhere online.

  12. zauzous

    March 20, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Ever hear from Rosh? Notice you are doing a lot of photography: I finally put together a mirrorless system — Lumix G 2 — to use my collection of Zeiss and other contax mount lenses. Wonderful: had been meaning to do this for years and it all finally came together. the Zeiss 1.7 50 mm makes a wonderful portrait lens, and the 25 mm, a great standard lens Sorry I blew the loot on other things and never got a Zeiss 18 mm: would use that was a form factored wide angle. Well, “old timer” [you edge me by a few years, but only a few years] take care.

    • derwandersmann

      March 21, 2016 at 3:51 am

      No answer to my email … I reckon it’s about time to try again. I hate to think what might have happened to her.
      I hope you’ll be happy with your new setup; I personally can’t use the LCD screen for viewfinding. I need a regular viewfinder.

  13. 365dniwobiektywielg

    December 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Wspaniały Blog prowadzisz.


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