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D70FAN
10-27-2013, 03:49 PM
De-lish pics Tim.


This looked comfy. sometimes it's a long time between trains...

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tim11
10-27-2013, 06:52 PM
That pic only makes me tired on a Monday morning at work. +_+

Falconest174
10-27-2013, 08:02 PM
I get a crick in my neck just looking at it. :rolleyes:

tim11
10-29-2013, 03:34 AM
By the light house.
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K1W1
10-29-2013, 11:06 PM
Where we used to live.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6069/6111861064_60a218c44d_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-30-2013, 05:22 AM
Can't fault that (yeah I know it was a very bad pun). Nice photo and really contrasts with the Dandenongs.

Reprocessing USA Holiday Photos

A pretty local in Big Sur
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5500/10572684516_8fbbb5c85c_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10572684516/)

San Diego leaping
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/10572925093_fbc34a018e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10572925093/)

D70FAN
10-30-2013, 06:52 PM
Nice reprocessed shots Dread. I used to spend a lot of time fishing that river, and lived (for about a year) in a "cabin" about 200 yards up the hill from it. Would sometimes supplement my diet with a bush tucker of a few yabbies and rainbow trout or two. :)

K1W1
10-30-2013, 06:58 PM
Todays photo from the archive. A D50 shot no less.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2266/1564507242_e737f8c6ed_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-31-2013, 06:18 AM
Koala

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/10590650233_d3a60b0e19_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10590650233/)

D70FAN
10-31-2013, 11:35 AM
Great capture of a "violator" Rich...

... and who doesn't love a Koala? I like Tim's reclining Koala shot from a while back as well.

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tim11
10-31-2013, 03:58 PM
Thanks D70Fan. I'm surprised to see that repost.
Dreads, I love the dolphin shot. Perfect timing and nice composition.

D70FAN
10-31-2013, 04:10 PM
Tim, there are so many captions that could go with that shot. "Nothing like Tooheys and Eucalyptus mate".

Definitely one to be re-posted, from time-to-time.

Everybody who sees it smiles. :D

K1W1
10-31-2013, 04:55 PM
Tim, there are so many captions that could go with that shot. "Nothing like Tooheys and Eucalyptus mate".


Tooheys is beer.
Bundy (Bundaberg Rum) and Eucalyptus would be more appropriate.

D70FAN
10-31-2013, 11:40 PM
Tooheys is beer.
Bundy (Bundaberg Rum) and Eucalyptus would be more appropriate.

Ah. But that's for humans. I'd give that a try, but there's no sellers of Bundy in the area. Besides, everyone knows Koalas are beer and leaf guys. ;)

K1W1
11-01-2013, 01:35 AM
As with most things Melbourne Koalas are a little more sophisticated than their cousins in other parts of Australia

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6043/6267959869_08b0ac44ac_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6267959869/)

tim11
11-01-2013, 03:16 AM
Well.... what can I say? K1W1's koala beats them all. :)

tim11
11-01-2013, 03:36 AM
Now that we are on about koala. Here's one that I call Hangin' Out.
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Rooz
11-01-2013, 04:51 AM
that's awesome tim. lol

Rooz
11-01-2013, 04:54 AM
the exceptional V1, SOOC with the 10mm

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Dread Pirate Roberts
11-01-2013, 11:24 PM
Love the levelness of the photos on the wall Rooz. Both nice shots and wow to think you can get that SOOC, makes me wonder why did I learn all this complicated SLR stuff?

tim11
11-02-2013, 12:01 AM
Rooz' koalas look different. :)
SOOC? That's terrific. I admit I just googled to see what the term means.

tim11
11-02-2013, 12:13 AM
Taken with the prime lens.
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Rooz
11-02-2013, 01:32 AM
the v1 may very well be the most underrated camera ever. I know I was certainly one of those that wrote it off, how wrong I was. the 1 system is genius. I so hope that Nikon keep the line going.

K1W1
11-02-2013, 03:23 AM
the v1 may very well be the most underrated camera ever. I know I was certainly one of those that wrote it off, how wrong I was. the 1 system is genius. I so hope that Nikon keep the line going.

Just wait till the DF arrives. :D

Sir Les
11-02-2013, 05:32 AM
Tiring work, being a koala.

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You talkin' to me?

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D70FAN
11-02-2013, 11:38 AM
Great K-bear shots there guys.

The V1 shots certainly attest that it is a a better shooter than it gets creds for.

tim11
11-02-2013, 04:14 PM
Yes. Being koala is hard indeed. We have to find food 24/7.
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D70FAN
11-03-2013, 06:01 PM
Too bad we don't have a few Koala's here to thin the ubiquitous Eucalyptus trees in these parts. Originally planted here for wind breaks. Now they are everywhere.

tim11
11-03-2013, 10:25 PM
No koala? If the place is hot and dry like Australia then fire is the better alternative.

D70FAN
11-04-2013, 10:58 AM
Hot and dry inland during summer. Usually quite a few wildfires, but rarely in the Eucalyptus groves. This year we had a very large fire near Yosemite, but luckily only grazed the Park. The fires in your neck of the woods (pun intended) made national news here as well.

Here on the coast... not so much. Fog usually prevails during summer. We have two seasons: Green and Brown. ;)

K1W1
11-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Fire in Eucalptus trees only makes them grow better. That is how they regenerate. If never ceases to amaze me when we get stories on the news here about forests being "destroyed" by fire. Australian native forests NEED fire to servive and 3 months after appearing to be a burnt desolate wasteland they become a virtual garden of Eden except that that does not present well for a dumb blonde bimbo on a Nomex suit on the 7 o'clock news.

Falconest174
11-05-2013, 08:08 AM
K1W1;
They have discovered that even here. They allow the occasional fire to thin out the undergrowth and allow for healthier tree growth. They used to try to stop every fire caused naturally, usually by lightning strikes, until they discovered they needed the occasional fire to keep the forest healthy. What they try to prevent are fires that become so massive that it burns down deep in the soil killing the base ecosystem. What the Forest service often does now is to observe and control the natural fires or do a 'controlled burn'. Much less a problem here in the Eastern US. Forest Fires of any consequence are rare here.

D70FAN
11-05-2013, 12:22 PM
Fire in Eucalptus trees only makes them grow better. That is how they regenerate. If never ceases to amaze me when we get stories on the news here about forests being "destroyed" by fire. Australian native forests NEED fire to servive and 3 months after appearing to be a burnt desolate wasteland they become a virtual garden of Eden except that that does not present well for a dumb blonde bimbo on a Nomex suit on the 7 o'clock news.

Similar to the California Redwoods and Sequoias here. The heat from the fire is actually the catalyst for natural reseeding. Many, if not all, of the older growth redwoods have been through a lot of fires in their 700+ years. As with other places we have controlled burns here to clear underbrush, or in the case of nearby Fort Ord to clear unexploded ordnance. :eek:

tim11
11-07-2013, 04:04 AM
It's been quiet here for a while. Since you guys want varieties to this post, here's one with entirely different nature.

A shot of Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem in Phnom Penh. This used to be a former high school which was converted to be a jail by Pol Potist Khmer Rouge. Of 14,000 inmates there were only 14 survivors.

The English caption simply says "The Gallows" but that doesn't really translate what is said on top in Cambodian. It should be translated to "The place of interrogation where victims were tied up (upside down)". And it shouldn't take too much imagination to work out what the huge clay vats were used for.
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Falconest174
11-07-2013, 10:19 PM
It is amazing how such a simple image can symbolize such horror.

tim11
11-08-2013, 03:35 AM
Yes Falconest. Tuol Sleng is Cambodia's Auschwitz. Walking on that ground I could still feel the horror and it might have been more than my own imagination. It's like time has stood still in that jail ground.
The imates were 'political' prisoners. Most were members of the party, soldiers and cadres of the regime who were purged simply due to suspicions. However, since only 14 survived (out of the estimated 14,000) it meant mere suspicion justified an execution.

Unfortunately, there are some foreigners, including Brits, American, French, NZealanders and Australian, who found themselves inside the jail. They were mostly caught sailing inside the international waters apparently minding their own businesses. May they now rest in peace.

Rooz
11-08-2013, 04:27 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3701/10740361364_f62deda048_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/10740361364/)
. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/10740361364/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

D70FAN
11-08-2013, 01:32 PM
Thanks for the insight Tim. Even without your commentary it is a cold and foreboding place.

Chris, I'm really liking that shot.

D70FAN
11-08-2013, 01:41 PM
A similar perspective looking up (Desert View Tower @ Grand Canyon)

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tim11
11-09-2013, 01:44 AM
Nice harps and drums guys. :)
D70Fan, are those painting by the ancient natives?

Here's one for perspective. A 'candle'.
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Rooz
11-09-2013, 02:18 AM
makes me wonder why did I learn all this complicated SLR stuff?

cos the v1, ep5 or x100s cant do this.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/10755154515_540e218266_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/10755154515/)
. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/10755154515/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

I tried with all of them, and they couldn't pull it off. the DR just isn't there to cope with this scene. I could brighten the right side of the frame up a little in post, but wanted to show the sooc metering and range. and none of them resolve this level of detail or blow the hedge out to look that good. see...there is a reason. lol

D70FAN
11-09-2013, 02:46 PM
Nice harps and drums guys. :)
D70Fan, are those painting by the ancient natives?

Here's one for perspective. A 'candle'.

Tim, yes and no, they are actually exact copies of petroglyphs from around Arizona, including several of the ancient tribes like Hohokum, and Anastazi, as well as unnamed groups prior to them. There are a lot of sites preserved in the state.

Falconest174
11-10-2013, 09:49 PM
Here is my Veterans' Day tribute for this year:

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-11-2013, 03:58 AM
This Blue Wren visited me during lunch.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/10797007783_05e2b1a58f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10797007783/)

And Farmland at Sunset
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/10796773025_b55bc078dd_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10796773025/)

Both taken during last weekends scouting trip to the Naracoorte Caves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naracoorte_Caves_National_Park

Once I'd driven the kiddies there, I buggered off and spent my time shooting while they went adventure caving.

kgosden
11-11-2013, 08:19 AM
Your blue wren looks a lot like our black capped chickadee, but that tail position is distinctly a wren.

tim11
11-11-2013, 03:16 PM
Great farm shot Dread.

kgosden
11-11-2013, 08:47 PM
Wow, my work laptop color balance is way off, there was almost no blue in the wren on that screen.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-12-2013, 04:21 AM
Thanks for the kind words, here's another couple from the weekend away

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/10796896504_89beb4c741_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10796896504/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/10797003293_aeddc53a26_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10797003293/)

Falconest174
11-12-2013, 06:22 PM
DPR;
That lower pic looks like dragonfly country, unless it is a salt marsh. Shallow water with perch points and places for the nymph's to emerge and moult.

tim11
11-13-2013, 02:03 AM
Falcon.... that's one clear shot of the eagle and very meaningful too.

D70FAN
11-13-2013, 11:22 AM
Here is my Veterans' Day tribute for this year:

Thanks Rich! We appreciate the support. Is that a shot from your collection?

Falconest174
11-13-2013, 11:00 PM
Yep, I have used it before. That eagle was very cooperative. I have a number of shots of it that I have used used for various special projects. Was taken in May of '12 at a local Nature center during an exhibit by "The Raptor Project". A small group that seek to educate people and rehabilitate Raptors like Eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons.

D70FAN
11-14-2013, 06:53 PM
yep, i have used it before. That eagle was very cooperative. I have a number of shots of it that i have used used for various special projects. Was taken in may of '12 at a local nature center during an exhibit by "the raptor project". A small group that seek to educate people and rehabilitate raptors like eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons.

Excellent !!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-15-2013, 06:46 PM
I love 3D focus tracking, sports day 2013

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/10878286456_e750cd1772_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10878286456/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-15-2013, 07:17 PM
And one more from Grandma's

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/10878579145_7ba602c2c5_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/10878579145/)

Rooz
11-15-2013, 08:21 PM
http://www.fotographia.net.au/Family/2013/i-64Phs6X/0/L/2013-11-15%201408-L.jpg (http://www.fotographia.net.au/Family/2013/i-64Phs6X/A)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-15-2013, 10:34 PM
You can sure see he's yours

tim11
11-16-2013, 11:28 PM
Okay... here's summer hair style.

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Falconest174
11-17-2013, 09:24 PM
"What do you mean 'Used the wrong color dye' "?

tim11
11-22-2013, 02:48 AM
Wrong colour dye? Are you referring to my beautiful hen, Falcon?

Here's one from the wall of the famed Angkor Wat.
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D70FAN
11-22-2013, 12:02 PM
"Boo-oo-oo-oo-oo-bs"

tim11
11-22-2013, 02:18 PM
Ah yes. No one were seen touching them but that the shiny parts. You'd wonder why?

Rooz
11-22-2013, 08:19 PM
probably the last shot I shoot with my 300VR
this is the final piece of divesting anything bar the essential nikon gear.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/10975270113_bbc887aedd_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/10975270113/)
2013-11-21 1606 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/10975270113/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-22-2013, 11:35 PM
Thanks for sharing it with us Tim. Rooz good to see her ladyship in front of the lens.

Rooz
11-23-2013, 04:30 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/11005720406_1535c09056_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11005720406/)
paparazzi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11005720406/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

D70FAN
11-23-2013, 01:11 PM
Loving these images.

Anyone gone up to Coober Pedy to shoot the possible double O (opals and oil) capitol of the world? Seems to be a future hot spot. Hope you all have investment portfolios inclusive of Linc Energy (Aussi company).

K1W1
11-23-2013, 03:01 PM
Steam on a hot tin roof.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FvyaK1MD9Qw/UpEejtP4yQI/AAAAAAAAGS0/AbeotqGJ2lk/w1289-h856-no/20131124-SteamySunday1.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-23-2013, 08:47 PM
As D70 said, loving them all.

D70, I didn't know about the oil there, on the face of it it seems unlikely as that's near a large gas basin, the geology was a bit hot for oil (if I can remember the basics from the reservoir engineering component of my degree)

Two shots from today at the zoo with the family.

This one taken by my middle son and cropped heavily because clearly I haven't taught adequately about composition.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/11021267223_5dedfeb4e3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11021267223/)

And this one by me but with his camera.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3779/11021057995_ed0122b319_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11021057995/)

D70FAN
11-23-2013, 10:27 PM
Excellent images, and he'll learn. Luckily it won't cost a lot of time and money using film (like we had to do).

It's not traditional "pool" oil, but apparently there is a tremendous reserve of "tight oil" in that area which fracking can extract. Similar to new reserves here in Texas and North Dakota. Estimates run as high as 233 billion barrels, or just slightly less than in Saudi Arabia. Should help bring local fuel prices down a bit. :)

This is a good news-bad news thing as it may delay newer technologies (bad) or give us more time to implement more renewable energy to replace fossil fuels (good).


http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/trillion-shale-oil-find-surrounding-coober-pedy-can-fuel-australia/story-e6frea83-1226560401043

K1W1
11-23-2013, 11:02 PM
It's not traditional "pool" oil, but apparently there is a tremendous reserve of "tight oil" in that area which fracking can extract. Similar to new reserves here in Texas and North Dakota. Estimates run as high as 233 billion barrels, or just slightly less than in Saudi Arabia. Should help bring local fuel prices down a bit. :)


You know way more about this than us locals do but if it does have any voracity and isn't simply another share market beat up it will have ZERO affect on local fuel prices.
Firstly there is now virtually no refining capability left in Australia and secondly we like most countries have world parity pricing. The price we pay for fuel in Australia is pegged in relation to the price of TAPIS in Singapore regardless of where the fuel is actually sourced.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-24-2013, 12:01 AM
Hmm maybe, from memory there's a piece of legislation in parliament at the moment to put on hold any future fracking projects so this could simply be a good news story to sway public opinion the other way.

K1W1
11-24-2013, 05:07 AM
I would be concerned about the effect that such a large operation (assuming it's even vaguely like the size that they are talking in the press) would have on the Great Artesian Basin which isn't all that far away.

Sir Les
11-24-2013, 06:27 AM
Took some photos at a dress rehearsal of a stage play the other day. The stage lighting was 'moody' and multicoloured, which made for some 'interesting' effects to say the least. This one was taken with a D7000 and 18-200VR; 1/125s at f/5.6; auto ISO 3600; 170mm focal length (255mm in 35mm equivalent); tungsten white balance.

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D70FAN
11-24-2013, 11:06 AM
Great shot Les. Almost looks studio lit.

D70FAN
11-24-2013, 11:12 AM
The whole point of bringing up the oil thing was to get some photos of the area "pre-boom" (if there is one). This is also the opal capitol of the world as well. Might be interesting, but understand it is several hundred miles from some of you. Kinda like me going to Mt. Shasta.

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Falconest174
11-24-2013, 10:14 PM
D70;
Nice pic of Mt. Shasta. How far is that away? I'd guess 20-30+ miles. Hard to be sure without knowing it's height from the plain.

K1W1
11-25-2013, 12:01 AM
Might be interesting, but understand it is several hundred miles from some of you.


I think that you are getting way to excited about the prospect for substantial change in the landscape. Even if the find is real it would be 10 years before anything major happens on the ground by the time people get funding in place then environmental and legislative approvals the access infrastructure the facilities for workers, etc.
In terms of distance its over 1600km each way from my place and after the first 150km or so I suspect I could travel the rest of the way without going through a traffic light controlled intersection. It's not a quick drive even straight there and back flat out would be a 2 1/2 days driving and I for one won't be accepting your suggestion thanks. :D

tim11
11-25-2013, 02:55 PM
Great shot of the mountain D70Fan.

Sir Les
11-26-2013, 11:50 PM
Here's another shot from the stage play, this time illustrating the 'interesting' (read frustrating!) effects of multicoloured lighting. The actress on the right is bathed completely in blue light and thus is ghost-like in appearance; the actor on the left catches some blue but is mostly lit by a white spot from above, so he appears more 'normal'. To the eye the contrast between the two forms of lighting is not so marked, but the poor old sensor on my D7000 got really confused! Auto ISO bumped the sensitivity up to 6400 to compensate for the dim lighting.

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Dread Pirate Roberts
11-27-2013, 12:16 AM
So I'm guessing Sir Les that all your shots are now black and whites :p

tim11
11-27-2013, 04:21 AM
I guess you can't do much in such uncontrolled lighting. Except... like Dread said... B&W to the rescue?

tim11
11-27-2013, 04:23 AM
Drink. Drinks! Gimme drinks!
After an hour's trekking in the forest in the tropical heat without enough water this was such a beautiful sight.
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Sir Les
11-27-2013, 07:25 AM
Yup, b&w definitely helps in such lighting conditions. More dramatic, too. Maybe that's why so much theatre photography is in black and white!

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kgosden
11-27-2013, 08:06 AM
Tim, that reminds me of hiking in the Andes on a remote trail. You would suddenly come onto a small clearing, miles from a road, and someone had setup a small stand selling cold Cokes.

K1W1
11-27-2013, 07:41 PM
A couple of randoms I found out in the bush back in the 1970s film days. :D

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/11020135516_3f43bc4997_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-28-2013, 04:02 AM
I love that one K1W1, great processing, composition, creativity, models, lighting etc etc

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-28-2013, 04:45 AM
For those that remember the humorous graph about photography technique - I've fallen into the faux HDR hole

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/11099508696_5dc5926c08_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11099508696/)

D70FAN
11-28-2013, 11:50 AM
Absolutely terrific shots guys. Love the 70's film shot. I think B&W was traditionally used in theater due to the availability of higher ISO film. The added drama was a side benefit.

DPR is that part of the project you are working on? Nice feeling of depth.

Note: The Shasta shot was from a rest station, on I5, about 10-12 miles from the mountain. On a very clear day you can see Shasta from 50-75 miles away. Camera: CP990.

D70FAN
11-28-2013, 11:54 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to those in "The North American Colonies". If you are journeying (we are, but only about 80 miles to San Mateo) have a safe passage.

Falconest174
11-28-2013, 12:22 PM
DPR;
for a second I thought you had stopped by my area when you were here, then I realized the pillars had a different design. Nice shot. Rail bridge? Looks to narrow for vehicular traffic.

K1W1
11-28-2013, 04:32 PM
Love the 70's film shot.


I assume that you do know I was joking.
The photo was taken 6 days ago. It's my son and his girlfriend.

D70FAN
11-29-2013, 11:36 AM
Ha, faked me out. Hard to tell. It does look like many of my old film shots, so...

... good shot none the less.

tim11
11-29-2013, 02:47 PM
I was wondering if that was K1W1 when he was young. :)

K1W1
11-29-2013, 06:01 PM
When I was young long hair was in.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3405/3183839029_19d3ea9310_z.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-29-2013, 06:27 PM
Nup, can't pick you out of that hairy police lineup.

Yep rail bridge on the project I've basically finished working on, I did the pair of train stations that went with it, others in the team did the bridge and extensive cuttings each side.

D70FAN
11-30-2013, 01:35 PM
Back row with tie.

K1W1
11-30-2013, 04:49 PM
The photo was taken in early Feb (school photos always are in this part of the world because it's when school returns after the summer break) and I only wore long pants and a tie in the winter months.
There will be no more comments from me about the photo.

D70FAN
12-01-2013, 12:12 PM
Nup, can't pick you out of that hairy police lineup.

Yep rail bridge on the project I've basically finished working on, I did the pair of train stations that went with it, others in the team did the bridge and extensive cuttings each side.

What's next? Just curious.

Rooz
12-02-2013, 02:04 AM
the new arrival decided to take a dip in the fishtank just after the drop test. cant wait to take this away on holidays next week. built like a damn tank.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/11168806733_8916f9b0b5_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11168806733/)

Nikon AW1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11168806733/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-02-2013, 04:42 AM
What's next? Just curious.

Odds & sods on electrification of the local railways, we've been diesel till now. I'm discouraged from talking work on social media though.

Falconest174
12-02-2013, 07:14 AM
S'OK: We just like to know what our friends, even cyber ones, are doing with their lives, specifics aren't necessary.
Wouldn't want you to spill big Gvt. secrets. :rolleyes:
Too many things can be taken out of context and made into mountains, when they are molehills.

Falconest174
12-02-2013, 03:41 PM
Was playing around with these shots from last Summer, as I was working on some Calendar pics.
Shot at ISO 800 with the D7100, sharpened and used the Orton Special effect and Multiply mode in ACDSee Pro7. I was surprised at what I ended up with.

kgosden
12-03-2013, 08:08 AM
Falconest,

The second shot 'pose' is best, but sure wish it had the background from the first one.

Falconest174
12-03-2013, 09:43 AM
Yeah, I can't seem to get them to 'pose' for me in the right places. they look better in the full resolution pic. Resizing loses detail.

D70FAN
12-03-2013, 08:48 PM
Quit being so cheap and hire professionals...

D70FAN
12-03-2013, 09:19 PM
Odds & sods on electrification of the local railways, we've been diesel till now. I'm discouraged from talking work on social media though.

There is something about railways (electric or diesel or coal) that somehow take us back to childhood. Thanks.

Here are a couple of shots: One of the first major city/countrywide electric train systems... This is the JR Yamanote Line. The Shinkansen (tracks to the far right) is the world model for high-speed rail. Nozomi (pictured below) is the fastest of these.

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Shinkansen Nozomi. 300km/h Tokyo to Osaka (320 Miles) in about 2.5 hours including four stops. I love taking this train, but it's hard to take pictures at that speed. :rolleyes:

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Falconest174
12-04-2013, 07:33 AM
And we can't seem to get a reliable commuter system running safely. Sheesh!

Falconest174
12-04-2013, 07:36 AM
Quit being so cheap and hire professionals...
Their Pros want union scale or they won't show up. As an 'amateur' I don't have pull with the D'fly union, so I have to make do with local free lance folks. :rolleyes: :cool:

D70FAN
12-04-2013, 11:13 AM
That's those uppity East Coast DF's for ya. Here they work for scale... a bunch of mosquito's or a bee or two.;)

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-05-2013, 03:56 AM
On the rail theme

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/11219486575_24f32c3c22_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11219486575/)

Rooz
12-05-2013, 04:13 AM
first AW1 shots. yepp...its a winner above the water.

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kgosden
12-05-2013, 08:22 AM
Looks good, certainly better than the little Stylus Tough I use. Still not sure I completely trust myself to keep those seals clean and fresh for snorkeling every 9-12 months. I assume that Nikon seals spare lens and door seals?

D70FAN
12-06-2013, 01:13 PM
On the rail theme

Lookin' good. No canyon of tall buildings.

tim11
12-07-2013, 01:45 AM
D70Fan,

What the heck is this? A duck or a gozilla?
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=61221&d=1386132118

D70FAN
12-07-2013, 12:06 PM
D70Fan,

What the heck is this? A duck or a gozilla?

It is Platypus Duckzilla... aka Nozomi ("hope" in Japanese). The fastest of the trains in the Shinkansen group in Japan at around 300km/h. I generally take the slower trains i.e. more stops, so lower avg. speed, as I typically use a JR Pass which omits Nozomi from the list, but saves a ton of $$ (or yen).

tim11
12-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Tropical storm
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D70FAN
12-14-2013, 12:14 PM
Tim, Is that on the Mekong near Phnom Penh?

Excellent image.

tim11
12-14-2013, 03:23 PM
No D70Fan. The Mekong, at least the stretch near Phnom Penh, isn't this spectacular.
This is a human-made water reservoir in between 2 mountains at about 400 km northwest of Phnom Penh. Sadly, this was constructed during the Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge era and goodness knows how many youths died from building it. As you'd probably heard about it now, everything that was built during the Khmer Rouge time was done manually. It is one of a few Khmer Rouge's successfully built reservoirs that is still in operation.

tim11
12-14-2013, 03:28 PM
Another shot of 'tropical storm'. About 90 from the firt shot above.
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D70FAN
12-14-2013, 06:04 PM
Thanks Tim. Just wondering, as there are (wide) stretches of the river up North (i.e. Thailand) that have a similar look. So a wild guess is this is Trapeang Thmo lake.(?)

You are fortunate to have traveled in the area. Not sure pictures can do it justice, but you have done well.

It would be great to be able to go back to all of my former journeys and have more time than business trips allow.

D70FAN
12-14-2013, 10:04 PM
Here is one of the "bush walks", Arizona style, that I used to take. No Roos or Kowala's but did see what appeared to be Grey Wolf and Coyote tracks on the dry creek bed, and an assortment of desert birds. Definitely 180 degrees from your pictures Tim.

This one is at the Desert Arboretum near Globe. Came across a few rattle snakes but they actually slithered off quickly (couldn't even get a decent picture). On the other hand, you don't really want them to stop for a picture... Rattle for the camera and say cheessssssse.

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tim11
12-15-2013, 04:00 AM
D70Fan, That reminds me of the Coyote and Road Runner. :)
180 degrees from my pictures? Maybe so. It would have been the difference of heaven and hell if the shots of the same locations were put side by side in 1976-1977.

Thanks for the interest but it's in fact Kamping Puoy Reservoir about 30 km from my former hometown of Battambang.

Rooz
12-16-2013, 12:17 AM
a set with the aw1. all SOOC

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/11398133213_a45ebd1d06_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398133213/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5526/11398130853_c0a0a60822_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398130853/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5481/11398011376_28bb3b27cd_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398011376/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/11398009256_4845c2934b_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398009256/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/11397998935_b2c4c20e78_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11397998935/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/11398005536_080a545fc3_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398005536/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/11398395704_bf30ff9688_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398395704/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398395704/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Rooz
12-16-2013, 12:19 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/11398003136_a085339dd4_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398003136/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7298/11397998506_063e268923_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11397998506/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/11398113263_e04f335747_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398113263/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/11398111133_4436a2f211_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398111133/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/11398397884_375fcc08b1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398397884/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398397884/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3678/11398109193_9921b160cc_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11398109193/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/11397983025_607199fa00_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11397983025/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2828/11397980925_3fec9cf203_o.jpg
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11397980925/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Rooz
12-16-2013, 12:20 AM
there's sometimes some jpeg artifacting in high contrast areas like the tops of trees and the dlighting goes overboard sometimes but otherwise, a superb little camera.

K1W1
12-16-2013, 02:45 AM
a set with the aw1. all SOOC

Is it possible to be banned here for showing off? :D

Rooz
12-16-2013, 03:22 AM
Let's give it a crack eh ? lol

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-16-2013, 04:29 AM
I'm suffering camera envy again. Good stuff and thanks for showing us what we're missing out on.

Good to see Mrs Rooz in front of the camera again - in 2 different bikini colours no less. The kids look great. I love the low angle shots the most.

Rooz
12-16-2013, 04:44 AM
I was discussing it with Rich today, it's basically the same quality as a d200 or d80 sensor. The ep5 output will blow it away, let alone a d800/d7000 etc but you can't take those underwater or chuck em in the boot with a big pile of surfboards, scooters, wet towels and sandy buckets. This thing had an extreme torture test down the coast for a week and it exceeded all expectations.

D70FAN
12-16-2013, 11:27 AM
Chris, any chance that you own Nikon stock? ;) Nice shots. The camera is definitely versatile, and worth a look.

Tim, thanks for the location info. Looks like a place I would like to visit, although not likely soon. Unfortunately all of my Northern Thailand shots were lost a while back (film). Ironically, I was helping to transfer some APS MCU technology for Kodak on that trip.

tim11
12-16-2013, 03:18 PM
Rooz is trying to make us all feel bad.... I'm still on my DX format yet. :)

Are they SOOC? IF they are, why would anyone want to buy it? What? Taking the joy out of editing? Well... if you can detect the sound of camera envy then maybe there is... :rolleyes:

Falconest174
12-16-2013, 07:52 PM
Nice beach shots. You trying to make us fighting Winter jealous. I don't know DX seems to work OK for me and Winter has it's own fascination, check this out:

D70FAN
12-16-2013, 11:51 PM
Fire on snow... darn power lines (!!) Nice sunset shots. We just went from freezing for a week to 77 degrees.

Not complaining. :cool:

Rooz
12-17-2013, 12:44 AM
Nice beach shots. You trying to make us fighting Winter jealous. I don't know DX seems to work OK for me and Winter has it's own fascination, check this out:

Nothin at all wrong with dx. That was more a demonstration of how good cx can be. It's never going to be as good as current gen dx sensors.

tim11
12-17-2013, 03:46 AM
Darn power lines indeed. Thanks goodness for Photoshop (sometimes).

Falconest174
12-17-2013, 07:14 AM
Did try cloning them out on a pic with just a few, tedious work. Eyeball burning as well. At least the tower is hidden behind the trees. 'S a shame too as I like the background otherwise, comes from living in a metropolitan area.

kgosden
12-17-2013, 07:55 AM
Great colors and reflections. Looking at those first two you might just consider cropping them into a panoramic format and losing the tops of the trees. I think that works quite well on the second one with the leading lines of the tree shadows. I do miss snow having moved to Atlanta years ago. I try to get someplace frozen every year. This year I am thinking Iceland.

tim11
12-18-2013, 03:50 PM
Did try cloning them out on a pic with just a few, tedious work. Eyeball burning as well. At least the tower is hidden behind the trees. 'S a shame too as I like the background otherwise, comes from living in a metropolitan area.

Of course. You shouldn't bother with such tedious cloning just for posting in here unless a few that's special, or if you decide to frame. That was why I said 'sometimes'.
Power lines or not, they are still great shots.

Falconest174
12-18-2013, 10:56 PM
Actually, I had done the cloning on another shot that had much fewer lines than these have. Might do it for one or two, though.

Anthony
12-20-2013, 04:49 AM
Have you tried http://vicanek.de/plugins/wireworm.htm ? I have not as although I now have Photoshop it is 64bit and wireworm is 32bit. I suppose I could find a way to run Photoshop under 32bit if I tried!

Falconest174
12-20-2013, 08:06 AM
Use ACDSee Pro 7 for most of my editing, although I do have Elements 10.

tim11
12-21-2013, 03:19 PM
The Sydney Opera House.
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Falconest174
12-21-2013, 08:58 PM
Nice shot, Tim;
That is a different angle than I usually see this place shot from, like the sweeping curve that leads us to the Opera House.

K1W1
12-22-2013, 05:42 AM
What the Fuji saw

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/11494260676_328807de9d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/11494260676/)

What the Nikon saw

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/11494828794_0ef9306787_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/11494828794/)

Falconest174
12-22-2013, 12:42 PM
Like what the Nikon saw better.:rolleyes:

D70FAN
12-22-2013, 01:07 PM
I like the sequence. The Nikon in peril to the perilous shot.

Here is a "moon in the clouds" shot that I wandered across.

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tim11
12-22-2013, 07:34 PM
Nice shot, Tim;
That is a different angle than I usually see this place shot from, like the sweeping curve that leads us to the Opera House.

Thanks Falcon.

D70Fan: That's look like oil paint on an art gallery wall.

tim11
12-22-2013, 07:36 PM
Another shot from the harbour
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K1W1
12-22-2013, 08:57 PM
Another shot from the harbour


With the ubiquitous group of walkers on the top posing for there team photo. Is it possible to photograph the harbour bridge without people walking it now?

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-23-2013, 01:31 AM
From a charity wedding dress shoot (done to raise funds for the treatment of a terminally ill young mum). 2 SB600's at 45 degrees to each other in brollies, TTL metering at 0 on one and -0.7 on the other. Lens 50mm 1.8 around F4, ISO 800.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/11510599034_6223009d8d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11510599034/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/11510599554_89c32a5570_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11510599554/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7310/11510570465_12b0191922_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11510570465/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/11510600414_570a8fb881_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11510600414/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7382/11510571345_a2cebaeb2e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11510571345/)

D70FAN
12-23-2013, 10:45 AM
Thanks Falcon.

D70Fan: That's look like oil paint on an art gallery wall.

Thanks Tim. Taken from my driveway in Arizona. The Queen Palms did a nice job of framing.

Falconest174
12-23-2013, 11:58 AM
DPR:
Your daughter is going to be a danger to navigation, quite the lovely young lady. Someone gave her good genes. :)

D70FAN
12-23-2013, 12:37 PM
If you ever get to Kobenhaven... Kastellet.

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Dread Pirate Roberts
12-23-2013, 09:09 PM
Nice photo D70, I'll never get there.

Rooz
12-23-2013, 10:38 PM
From a charity wedding dress shoot (done to raise funds for the treatment of a terminally ill young mum). 2 SB600's at 45 degrees to each other in brollies, TTL metering at 0 on one and -0.7 on the other. Lens 50mm 1.8 around F4, ISO 800.


that's a beautiful set. she looks gorgeous.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-24-2013, 12:10 AM
From last weekends family BBQ, shot by my daughter (on my camera) while I was cooking. My son and my nephew.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/11527154246_af7a42938a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11527154246/)

And yesterdays bushwalk with the kids

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2822/11527287264_ca3bd12fcf_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11527287264/)

D70FAN
12-24-2013, 12:24 AM
Nice photo D70, I'll never get there.

Never say never. When your daughter (and/or son) is a famous international photo journalist, maybe she'll (he'll) take you along some time.

One of the great things about Denmark... pretty much everyone speaks English.

K1W1
12-24-2013, 01:11 AM
The mountain sentinel

The once huge Mountain Ash now silently stands guard over the eastern approaches to Mt Beenak with the strength of a military blockhouse.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/11527525726_c5234d7a8e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/11527525726/)

K1W1
12-24-2013, 01:13 AM
And yesterdays bushwalk with the kids


So what is the teenage rebellion in your house?
One of the kids saying "I want a m4/3 camera just like Rooz"?

:D

Phill D
12-24-2013, 02:06 AM
That's a lovely bushwalk shot DPR. Very nicely captured expressions. With all that Nikon brainwashing I doubt they even know what m4/3s is though :D

Falconest174
12-24-2013, 03:22 PM
At least he is starting them off right with NIkon's. ;)
Another nice family shot.
B4 I forget, I want to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Here is the pic I posted on FB, the desires apply here as well. ( Too Lazy to re-edit the pic for here.)

D70FAN
12-24-2013, 11:23 PM
Thanks for the snow Rich... and the holiday greeting.

George

D70FAN
12-26-2013, 01:08 PM
A Bushwalk (of sorts) on the River Bollin Trail near Manchester airport. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, sorry I could not travel both... Only covered about 1 mile (working trip).

Another place that I would like to return.

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D70FAN
12-26-2013, 01:19 PM
Another from the same trail. I didn't get to the cotton mill/museum... bummer.

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D70FAN
12-26-2013, 09:00 PM
And finally...

The Lonely Trabbi.

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And, what else, a propeller.

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Falconest174
12-26-2013, 09:17 PM
D70fan;
Your flight home? Or just a shuttle?
Liked the 'Bushwalk' shots.

Rooz
12-27-2013, 01:31 AM
At least he is starting them off right with NIkon's. ;)
Another nice family shot.
B4 I forget, I want to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Here is the pic I posted on FB, the desires apply here as well. ( Too Lazy to re-edit the pic for here.)

I'm an atheist so the religious stuff is just mumbo jumbo spoiling an otherwise very pretty image.

D70FAN
12-27-2013, 09:07 AM
Hence the "Gods Country" tagline.

D70FAN
12-27-2013, 09:10 AM
D70fan;
Your flight home? Or just a shuttle?
Liked the 'Bushwalk' shots.

Actually a flight from Stansted to Manchester-Leeds (where the trail shots were taken). :-)

tim11
12-27-2013, 02:26 PM
Somewhere over the Malaysian coast...
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K1W1
12-27-2013, 02:50 PM
Hence the "Gods Country" tagline.

It's an Australian joke that you probably don't get.

D70FAN
12-28-2013, 10:50 PM
Yup. Probably not. :D

D70FAN
12-28-2013, 11:15 PM
Somewhere over the Malaysian coast...

Seems to be a Airbus 300...

tim11
12-30-2013, 04:18 AM
No. It's the Boeing 747 with a flip-up wingtip variant.

Rooz
12-30-2013, 04:35 AM
i dont think 747's have the blended tall winglets. if its a Boeing its a 757, 738 or maybe a 767ER

K1W1
12-30-2013, 05:18 AM
i dont think 747's have the blended tall winglets. if its a Boeing its a 757, 738 or maybe a 767ER

747 400s do.

D70FAN
12-30-2013, 05:02 PM
Yup. That is not a 747 engine mount as well. The engine pylons of the 747 are under the wing. The wing/engine configuration looks more like a 737-800. Not sure why I thought it was an Airbus. Totally different winglets.

Rooz
12-30-2013, 06:22 PM
747 400s do.

they have smaller sharper edged winglets.
im pretty sure its a 738, the engine cowling fin is another sign.

tim11
12-30-2013, 06:27 PM
You guys are probably right. The trip started in Sydney with the 747 but that shot might be taken after I switched the flight to a smaller plane in Kuala Lumpur many hours later.

K1W1
12-30-2013, 08:28 PM
Welcome to the Aviation Nerds United section of the forum.

tim11
12-30-2013, 10:48 PM
Thanks. Well.... I thought, from Rooz' signature, that he was religious too.

Falconest174
12-30-2013, 11:32 PM
Welcome to the Aviation Nerds United section of the forum.

Well, I am not as up on the various versions of commercial aircraft, but I used to be almost as bad when it came to WWII aircraft, could tell the difference between the many varieties of Bf 109 Messerschmitts, as well as most of the US and other allied planes. Fav plane was the P/F 51 Mustang. The "D" version with the bubble canopy and the 1400Hp Merlin engine. See not the only nerd. :cool: Now if we could only have a WWII airshow............

D70FAN
12-31-2013, 10:37 AM
Well, I am not as up on the various versions of commercial aircraft, but I used to be almost as bad when it came to WWII aircraft, could tell the difference between the many varieties of Bf 109 Messerschmitts, as well as most of the US and other allied planes. Fav plane was the P/F 51 Mustang. The "D" version with the bubble canopy and the 1400Hp Merlin engine. See not the only nerd. :cool: Now if we could only have a WWII airshow............

The Reno and Oshkosh air races (and air show) where the P51D is one of the premier racers in unlimited class. Have to wait until August/September though.

I might try to get up there next year. And maybe the fly-ins at Watsonville and Salinas.

D70FAN
12-31-2013, 09:41 PM
I want to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year.

It's been a pleasure to communicate with you all, and see your great images posted here.

Thanks.

tim11
12-31-2013, 11:45 PM
Thanks, D70Fan. And the forum will live on.

Here's my first posting of 2014.
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Phill D
01-01-2014, 03:37 AM
Lovely detailed and colourful shot Tim and a Happy New Year to you all from an Olympus shooter.

Rooz
01-01-2014, 03:47 AM
thats a great shot tim

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-01-2014, 04:18 AM
One from Christmas day, I've been slow to load and process them so you may get a ragbag of belated posts in a few splurges

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/11684542316_ab6a5312a3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11684542316/)

kgosden
01-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Tim,
Nice carousel shot. A few weeks early for the year of the horse.

D70FAN
01-01-2014, 05:23 PM
Great shot Tim. Starting the new year right.

Dread... Westfield (antlers) shopping malls are everywhere. Very cool stained glass backdrop.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-01-2014, 10:40 PM
Thankfully the very overexposed window could be somewhat recovered from the raw file.

Great Ocean Road (southern Victoria)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/11702366674_f942c645b1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11702366674/)

Rooz
01-02-2014, 02:56 AM
having just extended my love affair with Olympus buying an EM1 i again looked at my dslr and thought...why ? i should just bite the bullet and sell it. i took it outside to shoot some frames. shot 1 with the 85/1.4 wide open...BOOM bang on...no chance this rig is going anywhere

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/11704921095_1ce4823eb5_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11704921095/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11704921095/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Phill D
01-02-2014, 05:20 PM
It's horses for courses Rooz, I'm sure you'll use them all. That's a lovely shot of your son.
I'll be interested in your views of the EM1 when you've had a play.

Rooz
01-02-2014, 05:23 PM
Phil it's everything I thought it would be. A superb tool. My main gripe so far is the on/off switch which should have been on the left side so I could operate with one hand. It handles brilliantly albeit a hideous looking thing. lol

tim11
01-02-2014, 08:27 PM
Why selling? If you need the money I can understand; otherwise keep them all.

Here's one from the fair ground.
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Falconest174
01-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Tim great carousel shot;
Coming from the Carousel Capitol of the (USA anyway) world. We have 6 here, all placed by a local company that, when at its peak, employed the majority of the workers in this area. Calling ourselves the Carousel Capitol was a local tourist-attractor. Check out article in local University paper. http://www.bupipedream.com/news/9687/binghamton-carousel-capital-world/

tim11
01-03-2014, 06:06 PM
That's interesting Falconest. That should be an attraction for all the children and their families in the country.

Falconest174
01-04-2014, 08:06 AM
It is a big deal, locally. There have been carousel tours sponsored by many local groups. For a while we had carousel horses set up in center city, until they were vandalized and had to be removed. They are still very popular and see lots of use every summer.

D70FAN
01-05-2014, 12:11 PM
There is a carousel museum in the Portland OR area with some really interesting restored and unrestored features as well as 3 completely restored carousels.

This was an interesting character bench seat in the group.

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Falconest174
01-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Project for this coming Spring and Summer, shoot the local Carousels. :rolleyes:
They have many different horse styles and benches similar to what you have shown, D70fan.
Now I have to prepare for our Arctic blast.-10 temps and -30 wind chills. Jealous of you guys Down Under.

D70FAN
01-06-2014, 10:31 AM
Come out West. Still late summer here... unfortunately.

tim11
01-06-2014, 02:46 PM
A town that is the capital of carousels has the right to make it a big deal. At least from my point of view.

But -10? hmmm........... I'd rather stay warm. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-06-2014, 08:05 PM
Now I have to prepare for our Arctic blast.-10 temps and -30 wind chills. Jealous of you guys Down Under.

We've been hearing tales of -37 and -50C windchill in Milwakee on the radio this morning, presumably to make us feel better having had a really cold summer so far. For the last couple weeks we've had daytime max's of around 24C when we're much more used to mid 30's.

I'm all for seeing artistic shots of carousels if you shoot em.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Dawn Roos on a bushwalk this morning

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/11812897723_6f2154a015_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11812897723/)

Mrs Dread

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7335/11813388166_a249ef6e30_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11813388166/)

D70FAN
01-07-2014, 12:38 PM
Only in California...

Must be a Vegan Spider.

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Dread Pirate Roberts
01-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Saltpan, taken around the Coorong in the south east of South Australia

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/11836044736_eda4a88544_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11836044736/)

Rooz
01-08-2014, 01:21 PM
That's a beauty.

D70FAN
01-08-2014, 04:28 PM
Definitely a nice shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-09-2014, 04:50 AM
Since you were so kind here's 3 more from the set

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/11852475295_9deaec2f27_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11852475295/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/11852474755_725edfa36b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11852474755/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/11852898734_fe893e5d66_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11852898734/)

Falconest174
01-09-2014, 08:44 AM
Love the boathouse pics, wonderful architecture. :D

tim11
01-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Just fences. I don't know why I love the shots. :)

Falconest174
01-09-2014, 04:03 PM
DPR: our wind chills are measured in Farenheit degrees, -50C would be more than -100 Farenheit. Even with that, those chill factor are truly polar colds.

D70FAN
01-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Masterful shots Dreadmeister. That lens just does things that no other zoom seems to do.

Someday... damn now I'm back on e-bay. ;)

kgosden
01-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Love the fences. Especially the first one.

Falconest, hope it is clear skies in southern NY (if it isn't north of Albany its south to my mind). There is supposed to be a great chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis in the northern hemisphere tonight.

Falconest174
01-09-2014, 10:39 PM
kgosden;
Unfortunately not, clouds have already moved in. Local eather guy thought we might have a shot at them but the clouds betrayed him/us.

Falconest174
01-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Here are some Ice pics taken yesterday. There is a lot of pan ice as well as shoreline ice cracked and broken as the river level dropped some 3 feet from the high level when the ice originally formed during our cold snap. The first, is looking North toward the new bridge construction, The second is looking South, the last one is a close up of some of the ice broken up as the river level dropped. Tweaked for an artistic look. Hmm, just noticed circular spot on the first two, time for a cleaning.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-10-2014, 10:09 PM
Thanks for the clarification, although I parroted it without thinking I did suspect our radio disk jock was short on facts and long on hyperbole.

From this mornings zoo walk with the kidlets (D300 & 70-200 this time)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/11881960143_c3d1b2fdfe_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11881960143/)

Falconest174
01-11-2014, 09:20 AM
I see you are getting them trained for their photographer jobs early. :rolleyes: Don't know if they still qualify as 'kidlets'.
Are they always THAT lovable with each other?

D70FAN
01-11-2014, 02:59 PM
Falcon, nice shots, makes me cold just looking at them. You need to talk to the local utility about the wire clutter. ;)

Falconest174
01-11-2014, 06:31 PM
D70fan;Thanx.
Comes with living near the towers. Sux, especially during sunsets. Today the temps were in the upper 50's. Go figure.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-12-2014, 02:49 AM
This mornings fitness walk, my daughter photographing a kangaroo

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2873/11903380523_4013c62f48_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/11903380523/)

D70FAN
01-12-2014, 12:08 PM
A Anne Geddes/Annie Griffiths Belt Moment? Hopefully she knows who the former is.

A picture that she should treasure. Great shot dad.

tim11
01-14-2014, 03:01 PM
A green field of my native homeland.
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Rooz
01-15-2014, 03:11 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/11962419696_e029e2f854_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11962419696/)
. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/11962419696/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

tim11
01-18-2014, 04:47 PM
Balancing act
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Dread Pirate Roberts
01-18-2014, 05:20 PM
This mornings walk, complete with chocolate milk mustache

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/12020595735_75b76cd52f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12020595735/)

D70FAN
01-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Chris, The AW1 shot is pretty compelling. Tough to do with a DSLR.

D70FAN
01-18-2014, 06:40 PM
From AM Radio to Cellular UHF.

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Dread Pirate Roberts
01-18-2014, 09:05 PM
What a difference the frequency makes. Nice contrast D70

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Homage to David Hobby (does saying homage make plagiarism more acceptable?)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/12029435025_9353caa1da_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12029435025/)

kgosden
01-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Gads, Perry's Handbook, I haven't thought about one of those since my last year in school.

D70FAN
01-19-2014, 12:09 PM
What a difference the frequency makes. Nice contrast D70

I see this image every time I return from the local Wal Mart, or the dump/recycling center. Thought it made an interesting shot. I don't think the 109m antenna are still active as the listed owner is a street address (no city or state), and maintenance is minimal, but they have been a part of the landscape for at least 70 years.

K1W1
01-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Gads, Perry's Handbook, I haven't thought about one of those since my last year in school.

The one at home is old enough to have been hand written by a monk in a cavern somewhere in Europe. I wonder if SWMBO would be amused if I brought her an updated copy for her birthday?:confused:

kgosden
01-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Well it does appear to be two editions out of date. I do believe that they have added a decimal place to the boiling point of ammonia since then. Of course being a specialized text it is not cheap.

K1W1
01-19-2014, 11:31 PM
The eighth edition is $120 on Amazon. You pay over $30 for a novel here and they are not even tax deductible.. :D

Phill D
01-20-2014, 12:11 AM
I really like the laptop shot DPR very nicely caught. My daughter did some similar images for a school project when she was trying to recreate a Joseph Wright type image within a modern setting.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-20-2014, 05:31 AM
Well it does appear to be two editions out of date.

They've only added 2 editions in 25 years, wow.

I'm going to re-shoot it tomorrow but use a brolly cam top right to brighten my face up a little and set the book back a bit so the photo's a bit more about me and less the book. I'm also trying to think of another couple simple personal things that match my background (eg a heat exchanger) and then use it for my linked in pic.

K1W1
01-20-2014, 03:56 PM
set the book back a bit so the photo's a bit more about me and less the book.

Does the book have a Dust cover on it? If it does taking the cover off might remove some of the emphasis on the title.
I'm also not sure about the camera on it's side. I think it would look better on it's base because that is what the eye expects and would therefore de emphasise it a bit.

Phill D
01-21-2014, 12:04 AM
Sorry to disagree about the camera position. To me on its side looks more as if its just been put down having it on its base would to me at least look more posed and constructed. It was the candid nature of the original picture I liked. I use the image my daughter got of me in the same style as my avatar on another forum.

K1W1
01-21-2014, 03:27 AM
I have never actually seen a camera on its side like that that is why to me it looks staged that way. Do you put your camera down like that?
It's DPRs pic so he can do whatever he wants anyway.

Phill D
01-21-2014, 11:35 PM
Actually now I look a bit closer its hand grip down. If I put mine down on its side its hand grip up so I can grab it easily so perhaps my comment isn't really valid. DPRs shot as you said so up to him.

D70FAN
01-23-2014, 01:18 PM
A fountain at Del Monte Shopping Center. A very Monterey theme.

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kgosden
01-23-2014, 01:53 PM
D70Fan, are you just teasing the rest of the US readers in the frigid east?

tim11
01-23-2014, 03:17 PM
That's a great shot D70Fan.

D70FAN
01-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Yeah, sorry to you guys in the frozen states. We are in the middle of what looks to be a serious drought here in the west. Seems weird to complain about sunny skies and 65-75 F days, but no rain (and snow in the Sierras) since November, means no water. Usually by now we've had at least a half-dozen storms, but so far nothing... even clouds and fog are rare.

Thanks Tim.

D70FAN
01-25-2014, 01:39 PM
As a follow-up.

If It Looks Like Spring...

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Dread Pirate Roberts
01-25-2014, 07:52 PM
Nice fountain D70 and too funny thinking of your winter Kgosden. Oh well nearly spring for you as D70 said and you'll be glad you don't have the accompanying drought D70 said they're risking.

kgosden
01-25-2014, 08:22 PM
Having another Artic blast this week. I'm a northerner by birth and inclination so just unhappy when it's cold and there is no snow. Besides it is good prep for iceland in March. The drought in the West is a bigger problem. The only problem for me is the drab grey weather and foliage is not giving enough incentive to play with the new OMD E-M1.

Rooz
01-26-2014, 02:53 AM
not an easy subject i can assure you. i was stung by one a while ago and it f*ckin hurt !
R1C1 and 2 tubes used for these.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/12148785403_b5313462b3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/12148785403/)
.. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/12148785403/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/12148535005_3960db2549_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/12148535005/)
. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/12148535005/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-26-2014, 03:46 AM
Sweet, we've got you shooting bugs again.