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  1. #11
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    Red face Big Breezes!

    Well, the wind is a blowing a gale ... here in Chicagoland.

    But, it's up and done! Wind resistance built right in ... and lil' Jesus does not wind up like the "Grey Gale."

    The entry ...

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    the obligatory second angle ... providing legitimacy

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    Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays to one and all!

    EDIT: The obligatory "night shot", from across the street, with its provided illumination.
    @ 50mm

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    @200mm w/ ISO 3200

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-14-2008 at 08:21 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  2. #12
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    Nice job Don. I think it should hold up. The snow should not build up on top so weight should not be an issue.

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  3. #13
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    Thanks, Frank. Well, it's not the Taj Mahal ... but, that took more than four days, as I recall ... more like 17 years with 20,000 guys working on it DAILY! LOL And that was just for a dead woman! Anyway, with the guy-wires, it's a much more "stable" place for a young Savior to hang out for a few ... just to get started.

    Do you think it needs some hay and other items to give it that ... Party Animal look? They were talking about adding

    an ox ...

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    and some donkey ...

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    in the future iterations.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-14-2008 at 06:12 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  4. #14
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    Thumbs up Holiday Dog shot!

    Anyway ... trying to get the dog to cooperate can be, well, trying! It was hard to get him to understand that I wanted him there ... to sit ... look at the camera ... be patient ... you know, the standard drill you cannot get human beings to do. He can be so intolerant and moody about these things. I also believe the sub-zero weather is playing hell with his attitude, too.

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    EXIF: SONY A700 w/ CZ 135mm f/1.8
    @ f/1.8 - 1/60 sec - ISO-100 - Manual Mode - Spot Meter - Manual Focus - Pop-up flash -> deflected for ceiling bounce


    Anyway, here is that f/1.8 bokeh, using the CZ 135mm. He was about five feet from me (no crop), DOF is tight ... around his muzzle and eyes, but you can see the powerful effect on the Christmas tree behind him, about eight feet.

    Here's the second angle ... only the DOF is on the eyes!

    Possessed Holiday Pup!

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    "You must look into my eyes, human ... do not resist ... and give up the treats!"
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-22-2008 at 04:40 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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