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D70FAN
01-26-2014, 11:01 AM
Excellent shots Chris! I always give these guys a wide berth. Small but painful.

Ken, your heading to Iceland in March? Not exactly tourist season.

Your turn Falcon.

kgosden
01-26-2014, 04:06 PM
Actually early March is timed for ice caves and Aurora Borealis (I hope). The first week starts with a new moon so extra dark skies, but hopefully a little bit of light by the end of the week to keep the ground from being totally black. This is the end of the 11 year solar cycle peak and for a not well explained reason there tends to be better displays within a few eeks of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. Still long dark nights so that the peak hours 10-midnight are plenty dark.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-26-2014, 06:46 PM
I look forward to your Aurora pics when you go.

Falconest174
01-26-2014, 10:34 PM
Not right time of year for bugs. We are still getting assaulted by the Arctic. Another cold snap due this week. I did shoot an eagle on Sat but am not proud of the shot due to negative sky conditions. Played with it a bit as well. Cloned out some lines from High tension towers that ran behind the bird.

D70FAN
01-27-2014, 12:31 AM
Those are beaut's. Well done!

kgosden
01-27-2014, 09:44 AM
Falconest,

Those are not bad at all. Great that you managed to get a view from above the wing in that second one. Dark birds against the bright sky are always an exposure challenge particularly if you only get a chance at a few quick shots.

Falconest174
01-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Kgosden;
Yep, I had to manipulate the exposure to bring the detail out and not turn the sky to whitewash. The fun part was cloning out the wires and not making it obvious that something was done to the pic. The pic with the head on the Left was especially bad as one wire went right behind the head and out past the tail. (Am I giving away too many secrets?) :rolleyes:

K1W1
01-28-2014, 01:23 AM
You need to spend a couple of minutes getting rid of those power lines it would be dead set easy. They totally ruin the shots IMO.

Rooz
01-28-2014, 01:34 AM
so when are you going to be posting your farewell nikon thread ?

K1W1
01-28-2014, 02:41 AM
so when are you going to be posting your farewell nikon thread ?

Have I ever said that I would be selling the D300?

Rooz
01-28-2014, 03:04 AM
Have I ever said that I would be selling the D300?

good point. i guess you could gut it and use it as a cool ashtray. lol

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/12187078524_57da7e77da_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/12187078524/)
. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/12187078524/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

K1W1
01-28-2014, 04:44 AM
There are two to many there. What have you and Mrs Rooz been up to that you have forgotten to mention?

P.S. I don't smoke. :D

D70FAN
01-28-2014, 12:02 PM
In flight entertainment. The Southwest crew did a nice job of cleaning that day.

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D70FAN
01-28-2014, 01:13 PM
A nice day to fly. 7R-25L.

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Falconest174
01-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Well, I DID remove the one that was behind the wing. :rolleyes:
Thanx anyway. I left it in as those that live in this area know that there are many power lines around the spot I shot these. They would smell a rat if I took ALL of them out.
Local TV station used them as well this week, Part of their "YouNews" program where they display photos sent in by local folks. Pictures of local stories, landscapes, wildlife and the occasional special contest. Cheap publicity.

K1W1
01-28-2014, 08:49 PM
Well, I DID remove the one that was behind the wing. :rolleyes:
Thanx anyway. I left it in as those that live in this area know that there are many power lines around the spot I shot these. They would smell a rat if I took ALL of them out.

Sorry but I have a moral issue with that.
You modified the photo but only modified it enough so people didn't suspect that it was modified.
Tell me what is right about doing that.

Falconest174
01-28-2014, 09:57 PM
I was being a bit facetious. Truth is I didn't want have the 'puter crash halfway through the job before I saved the file. Had that happen on a Sunset photo, got so frustrated that I quit. I do tend to do the minimum of modifications to my pics most of the time, unless I am creating an 'artistic' image.

D70FAN
01-29-2014, 11:28 AM
A moral issue? ;) LMAO :)

tim11
02-01-2014, 04:09 AM
Sailing...
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Rooz
02-01-2014, 03:43 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/12258255305_9d562870a4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/12258255305/)
Introducing Mocha (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/12258255305/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

tim11
02-01-2014, 10:50 PM
Great shot of the lion Rooz. :D

D70FAN
02-02-2014, 12:03 PM
Yay! Real rain today. May try to get some photos in case it doesn't happen again. :rolleyes:

jr_rodriguez
02-02-2014, 01:47 PM
No tripod on hand, so I had to use the railing
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kjmdrumz3
02-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Man, I miss this forum and my equipment! Fantastic as always!

Rooz
02-03-2014, 03:19 PM
No tripod on hand, so I had to use the railing
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nice work jr

D70FAN
02-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Wow. Virtually hand-held. what was the exposure time?

Very Nice.

jr_rodriguez
02-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Thanks Rooz!

D70FAN: Exposure was 1/2s at F/18

I was on vacation with the family and didn't carry a tripod with me (I was already carrying enough stuff for several people!). That's when I really wished I had a mirrorless system. Obviously still would've needed a tripod lol

kgosden
02-04-2014, 09:56 PM
Yes, but probably a smaller tripod. I am starting to really appreciate the m4/3rd size benefits with the E-M1...

D70FAN
02-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Winter Surf... Marina Beach.

Ahhh. That's more like it. Just let the AT&T Pro Am start at Pebble Beach and you are guaranteed several days of rain and daytime temps around 10deg C. Caught a couple of surf-rescue guys out having some fun at Marina Beach (usually notorious for rip currents and wicked winter surf) . Water temp is about 12deg C. Sorry but had to resort to using the old 70-300 G, then crop X2. I'll get that Tammy one of these years.

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K1W1
02-08-2014, 04:32 AM
A daytime temps around 10deg C.


Oh I wish. Our low tonight will be 30C

D70FAN
02-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Wow, sounds like Arizona. Like we used to say "winter is right around the corner"...

Time to visit the (California) Central Coast. We now feature RAIN, and scattered sunshine.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-08-2014, 09:49 PM
More morning walks, backlit with a one click lightroom process

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/12400431174_42b5fcd636_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12400431174/)

kgosden
02-08-2014, 10:51 PM
Nice shot of the spare camera body sherpas.

jr_rodriguez
02-09-2014, 11:01 AM
More morning walks, backlit with a one click lightroom process

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/12400431174_42b5fcd636_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12400431174/)

Wonderful shot DPR

Falconest174
02-09-2014, 08:33 PM
DPR; raisin' 'em right on Nikons. Way to go! :cool:

Rooz
02-10-2014, 01:41 AM
More morning walks, backlit with a one click lightroom process

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/12400431174_42b5fcd636_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12400431174/)

Fantastic portrait on every level

D70FAN
02-10-2014, 06:34 PM
It is very cool that they like to shoot. I'm sure Nikon would be happy as well. Should send them a copy. ;)

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-12-2014, 02:49 AM
Now that you point it out I suppose it could be an image in a Nikon lifestyle advert, but alas there's no obvious sell us your image to use in our campaigns tab on their website.

And thanks for all the positive comments though

Jbomb
02-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Just give them an email, and a small scale image of it, like 320x180 or something, and say you have HD copy available if interested.

K1W1
02-12-2014, 01:59 PM
Now that you point it out I suppose it could be an image in a Nikon lifestyle advert, but alas there's no obvious sell us your image to use in our campaigns tab on their website.


It's just a shame one of them isn't a convicted drug dealer belonging to a family with a drug dealing history and an penchant for press publicity. That would have been a $50,000+ photo in that case.

kjmdrumz3
02-12-2014, 09:30 PM
Take it easy on me on this one guys. I've been out of it for a few years now. Just got LR installed and HAD to have something to play with. So I grabbed my little boy, fresh out of the bath, and snapped one. Nothing extravagant, obviously, but just wanted to get my hands dirty again. Sold off most of my stuff (D90, D700, SB-900, 80-200 f/2.8, etc.) so I shot this with my old D40x, and an SB24 bounced into an off-white wall. Minimal PP. Those of you that remember me may remember that I would post pics of my infant son....how time flies!!!

EDIT* I don't even remember how to properly share a photo! LMAO

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D70FAN
02-12-2014, 11:37 PM
Try reducing the size to about 960x638 (or so). Helps when viewing at normal aspect.

Rooz
02-13-2014, 12:51 AM
Take it easy on me on this one guys. I've been out of it for a few years now. Just got LR installed and HAD to have something to play with. So I grabbed my little boy, fresh out of the bath, and snapped one. Nothing extravagant, obviously, but just wanted to get my hands dirty again. Sold off most of my stuff (D90, D700, SB-900, 80-200 f/2.8, etc.) so I shot this with my old D40x, and an SB24 bounced into an off-white wall. Minimal PP. Those of you that remember me may remember that I would post pics of my infant son....how time flies!!!

EDIT* I don't even remember how to properly share a photo! LMAO

its a fantastic portrait kj.

K1W1
02-13-2014, 03:45 AM
I have a 1920 pixel wide monitor and I can't see anything right of the left eye. Please reduce the sixe to no more than 1024 pixels wide. Until you do the formatting of this entire page is screwed up.

kjmdrumz3
02-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Is that better? I can't tell because I have my computer going to my 55" TV. Sorry for jacking up this page lol.

Falconest174
02-14-2014, 08:14 AM
kjmdrumz3; May have been awhile but you still can shoot. Nice one.

D70FAN
02-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Yup. That size works much better.

tim11
02-15-2014, 02:17 AM
Just clowNing around... :)
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Dread Pirate Roberts
02-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Really like that one Tim.

KJM glad to see you back and posting, yep I remember and heck time does fly. Lovely portrait and shows it's not all about the gear.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-15-2014, 06:44 PM
It's just a shame one of them isn't a convicted drug dealer belonging to a family with a drug dealing history and an penchant for press publicity. That would have been a $50,000+ photo in that case.

Oh man that's good K1W1. I'll take a couple of well raised kids over Schappelle Corby any day though http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-14/islamists-protest-parole-for-schapelle-corby/5261874

Yesterdays bushwalk
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/12552866645_f75d6acdf8_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12552866645/)

D70FAN
02-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Just clowing around...


I think you need a touch more saturation Tim. :cool:;)... and a spell checker. LOL

tim11
02-16-2014, 04:00 AM
D70Fan,

I'm always uncertain how much saturation... and normally stay on the lean side. You guys are my spell checkers!

tim11
02-16-2014, 04:02 AM
That's two huge roos Dread. On the drive through Vic-SA we were always take care not to hit those guys. They normally stand still watching our car until the right moment. Then they jump in... .

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-16-2014, 05:19 AM
To help your roo paranoia Tim. This shot's taken by my son, not many of his come out but I was very pleased to find this.

https://s3.yimg.com/so/7300/12561492415_06245de27a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12561492415/)

D70FAN
02-16-2014, 10:57 AM
D70Fan,

I'm always uncertain how much saturation... and normally stay on the lean side. You guys are my spell checkers!
Was just kidding on the sat. Great shot. :)

D70FAN
02-16-2014, 11:16 AM
After digging through the muck the occasional gem pops up. Your son and I are kindred spirits (LOL). That is a great shot.

Falconest174
02-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Tim; the one in the front with the big pink hair just about fried my monitor. :p
DPR; Your son took a nice shot of his sister, the 'roos are just by way of 'environment'.

kjmdrumz3
02-18-2014, 12:47 AM
Here is a couple of my little guy painting a dinosaur.

Such concentration!
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The MASTERPIECE!!!
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tim11
02-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Precious shots!

kjmdrumz3
02-18-2014, 10:07 PM
I'm still (again) pleasantly surprised at just how sharp the 18-55 (non-VR) kit lens can be when used correctly and given enough light. Stopped down a little it gives me fantastic results. Not a low-light lens to be sure, but it's great otherwise. First shot was taken with the 50/1.4. Second was the 18-55.

kjmdrumz3
02-19-2014, 01:33 PM
Wow this place is dead. Used to be a couple of pages a day. What happened?

kgosden
02-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Since Jeff moved onto DPReview he just left the forums alive for those 2 dozen or so of us die hards.

kjmdrumz3
02-19-2014, 09:45 PM
That sucks :( Any other forums you guys belong to that are a little more lively?

D70FAN
02-20-2014, 12:05 AM
Maybe not so lively, but great photography. Join in and contribute a bit more. So far you are doing great.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-20-2014, 03:38 AM
Both shots are buet kjm. When it happened we all discussed other possible sites and Jeff tried to navigate us over to his new home but I think it was unappealing to dip the toe in the big bad internet where the crowd was less collegiate. It is still such a great (but now very small) gang here.

K1W1
02-20-2014, 04:00 AM
An old one just because nobody else is posting pictures.

https://v4s.yimg.com/sk/3054/2621730321_125ab06022_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/2621730321/)

K1W1
02-20-2014, 04:02 AM
https://v4s.yimg.com/sk/3062/3083532969_2c08f9df65_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/3083532969/)

kjmdrumz3
02-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Thanks for the responses guys. I've always loved the camaraderie here. Great photos, ideas, and advice. I'll be sticking around and posting more and more as I reacquire equipment ;)

kjmdrumz3
02-20-2014, 08:32 AM
I love that second shot K1W1!

D70FAN
02-20-2014, 11:38 AM
Rich. Great shots. Like the Carb shot... alot.

kj, What's the plan for a new cam? The D40x seems to do a nice job in your hands.

kjmdrumz3
02-20-2014, 12:42 PM
kj, What's the plan for a new cam? The D40x seems to do a nice job in your hands.

Thanks! I really do love the D40x. it produces fantastic images if I do my part and keep within it's limitations. Feed it enough light and it is perfectly capable. And it was the first DSLR I ever owned :) But I hate the fact that it doesn't have a focusing motor in it. I've thought about picking up a D90 again just for that reason since they are dirt cheap now. But ideally, I'd like to get my hands on another D700 and 80-200/2.8. I sold my combo RIGHT before the D700 prices started tumbling, so I basically broke even.

K1W1
02-20-2014, 02:02 PM
I love that second shot K1W1!


Rich. Great shots. Like the Carb shot... alot.


Thanks guys. I posted those in the spirit of the current camera conversation. They are both D50 shots. The first was with a 16-85 lens and the second with a 55-200VR lens.

D70FAN
02-20-2014, 04:24 PM
Speaking of "older" cameras. A shot from the D70. Taken at a trading post in Williams (AZ).

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kjmdrumz3
02-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Just bought a D90 off of eBay. $316. I paid $1100 3-4 years ago. And over $600 for the D40x 6 years ago. You can find D40's for around $100 now. Ridiculous.
Now I just need to find a 70-300 vr on the cheap. Anybody? ;)

K1W1
02-20-2014, 10:03 PM
Just bought a D90 off of eBay. $316.

I have seen D300 bodies in the $300-$500 range on ebay here in Australia recently.

kjmdrumz3
02-21-2014, 08:49 AM
I have seen D300 bodies in the $300-$500 range on ebay here in Australia recently.

The D90's seem to be selling for $400-450 here in the US so I feel like I got a pretty decent deal. The wife was super happy that I didn't spend $1200 on a D700 (yet lol) so I can't complain!

D70FAN
02-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Congrats on your "new" camera. The D90 is a good choice. A little behind the ISO curve, but if you are like me, most of your images are daylight, or manageable light shots, versus indoor, or night sports. Certainly a step up from the D40x as far as control. I'm looking forward to the images through your viewfinder.

kjmdrumz3
02-21-2014, 09:53 AM
Congrats on your "new" camera. The D90 is a good choice. A little behind the ISO curve, but if you are like me, most of your images are daylight, or manageable light shots, versus indoor, or night sports. Certainly a step up from the D40x as far as control. I'm looking forward to the images through your viewfinder.

Yeah my D700 was WORLDS ahead of anything I had ever shot in the ISO department, and I'm really looking forward to another one of those. But the D90 will have to suffice for now :)

tim11
02-21-2014, 11:42 PM
The Sydney harbour bridge from underneath.
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D70FAN
02-22-2014, 10:53 AM
"The Dark Underbelly". A shot not frequently seen of this iconic landmark. I never have.

Thanks Tim.:)

Falconest174
02-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Just a few of the snow shots from this winter. This is of a 200 yard length of the river that has been entirely frozen over for several weeks. These were taken early last week before our recent thaw that has reduced much of the snow to a relatively thin coating. Some places were bare where the snow had been blown off the crests of rises along the riverbank. The Peace sign showed up Monday, and close examination seemed to indicate the folks that did it used snow shovels to create quite a wide path. Curiously, when I zoomed in on the closeup I was able to see the actual wire in the fencing they had jumped to produce the sign. Remarkable resolution for the 70-300 Tammy! (24Mp doesn't hurt either:rolleyes:) This is a very steep slope, 45 or more. Had they lost their footing they could have dropped all the way to the highway with disastrous consequences.

D70FAN
02-22-2014, 07:11 PM
The final frame looks familiar...

That Tammy has always done a good job. This time is no exception. :)

Falconest174
02-22-2014, 08:10 PM
D70; Yep those trees are in my sunset pic from Dec. ;) That shot was taken with the Sigma 17-70.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-23-2014, 01:35 AM
My son and I on a new train
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3820/12714594084_26a010c0bc_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12714594084/)

Public opening of a station I helped build
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/12714580194_9c5b2b8d2c_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12714580194/)

Public waiting to board a new electric train on the station opening day
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/12714098315_f61b6cabe1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12714098315/)

kgosden
02-23-2014, 10:29 AM
DPR,

Nice shots. The station looks great. Colorful trains.

tim11
02-23-2014, 03:05 PM
Nice snow shots Falcon.

Dread. Great clear shots there. I remember, soon after Sept 11 2001, if you used a camera like that inside a station some dumb security will come talk to you.

Falconest174
02-23-2014, 03:08 PM
DPR; You do nice work, photographically and at your 'real' job. If I ever get rich I might like to ride that train on my dream trip down under.

D70FAN
02-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Here is the weather we have been waiting for. Nice to see dark horizons to the west.

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tim11
02-27-2014, 03:46 AM
It's time for a new shot. :)
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Dread Pirate Roberts
02-27-2014, 04:39 AM
very pretty Tim

A couple from the last week (it almost feels like back to where I began with both being leading line shots)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5478/12812906965_c78c8bcb7a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12812906965/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/12813314764_322b520d14_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12813314764/)

D70FAN
02-27-2014, 11:00 AM
D70; Yep those trees are in my sunset pic from Dec. ;) That shot was taken with the Sigma 17-70.

OK. Then the 17-70 seems to work well... as well. :)

D70FAN
02-27-2014, 11:03 AM
very pretty Tim

A couple from the last week (it almost feels like back to where I began with both being leading line shots)

The hanging lights really do a number on your brain, looking like the shelving extends through the escalator. Well done.

Dread Pirate Roberts
02-28-2014, 11:42 PM
From a walk around the historic part of town with the local scout troop

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2813/12849093545_72a94800b3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/12849093545/)

kgosden
03-01-2014, 05:59 AM
Ah, finally a picture of your pirate ship.

D70FAN
03-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Arrrrrr. Nice shots all.

Falconest174
03-01-2014, 09:59 PM
Don't see much of a crew, all on leave?

tim11
03-04-2014, 04:51 AM
Ah, finally a picture of your pirate ship.

Without the mast. I guess with current anti-piracy laws in place he wouldn't want to be identified...

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-04-2014, 05:37 AM
Very clever fellas. So who's going to post the next photo mates, or is this blackguard going to make ye walk the plank

Falconest174
03-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Here are some shots from our recent St. Patty's Day parade. Yeah, I know it is early, but this way we get some big names to show up. National politicians, and Nationally know pipe bands. The guys in the wild costumes are the Philadelphia String Band. We could do without the politicians, but you have to take the bad with the good. We got stuck with Senator Chuck Schumer.

D70FAN
03-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Great shots Rich. Nice to see you clicking people (I should talk). Schumer was there eh? Must be Irish/German. I don't know his politics, but at least he's not in Congress. Kind of a positive-negative. :rolleyes:

K1W1
03-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Wow. You somehow managed to capture and post St Patricks Day parade photos several weeks before the event. Isn't modern technology wonderful. :D

Falconest174
03-04-2014, 02:00 PM
K1W1; I have a time machine, don't tell anyone.:p
D70fan; Schumer IS one of our Senators to DC. So, yeah we're stuck with him for at least 2 more years. Just another NYC Democrat.

tim11
03-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Another ancient ruin from the old home town.
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kgosden
03-07-2014, 04:38 PM
Tim

One of the better shots of ruins I have seen. Well composed.

D70FAN
03-07-2014, 07:13 PM
Looks like they left some stones unturned.

Another nice one from "The Tim Collection".

Phill D
03-08-2014, 02:35 AM
I think it's past a little DiY :)
Nice shot though.

K1W1
03-08-2014, 03:26 AM
The ultimate sand pit for big boys

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/13006675813_ff52e20678_b.jpg

Tonka toys for big boys (bigger than you Rooz :D )

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2175/13006544455_62b9de057e_b.jpg

kgosden
03-08-2014, 07:04 PM
So is that an actual worksite or some place you can pay to play? There are a few big boy playgrounds here in the states that I have heard about. At least one near me that let's you drive an armored personnel carrier over cars for a few hundred dollars.

K1W1
03-08-2014, 07:50 PM
So is that an actual worksite or some place you can pay to play?

It's the annual open days at the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club (http://www.melbournesteam.com.au). All these old earth moving machines are owned by one family who restore them and keep them operational. The Euclid truck is deliberately kept in "as used" condition.

This is how the rear dumping loader works. They were mainly used by the railways apparently in places where they wanted to minimise ground damage from the tractors doing slew turns.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/13020419135_3619975a45_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/13020419135/)

tim11
03-09-2014, 04:34 AM
Thanks guys. Well, it's a 'tad' heavy in post processing but I just need to make it pretty.
Yes they left some stones unturned. And the power-that-be still leave them unturned for the reason that any stone that could be sold were already gone. Unfortunately that's the story of Cambodia.

K1W1
03-09-2014, 06:08 PM
Austin A7 by the dam.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/13020607323_616fdb4695_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/13020607323/)

Falconest174
03-09-2014, 06:33 PM
K1W1; Beautiful! Love antique cars.

K1W1
03-09-2014, 07:58 PM
In that case say congratulations to this Fiat on it's 100th birthday this year (ignore the stereo selfies)

1914 Fiat "Zero"

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2661/13020434225_188ef7e0d0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/13020434225/)

kgosden
03-09-2014, 10:21 PM
Fiat made some great cars in the early days. Seem to recall seeing a monster gran prix Fiat from around 1920 with a 27 liter 4 cylinder engine.

Falconest174
03-09-2014, 10:40 PM
Cool Stereo carbide lamps.
Kgosden; 27 liter??? Seems a bit large. Like about ten times. 2.7 maybe? At 27L it would be 6 3/4 liter per cylinder. Each cylinder would have the displacement of around 3 and 1/2 2 liter soda bottles. I don't think even John Deere one-lungers had that large a displacement.

K1W1
03-10-2014, 12:27 AM
Yep I'd be thinking typo and 2.7 litre rather the 27 litre. I also suspect that it would have been a 6 or 8 cylinder. It's only really since about the 1980s that manufacturers have been able to get enough strength in their casting to go bigger than around 500cc per cylinder and still have sufficient revs for an automobile to operate.

kgosden
03-10-2014, 08:35 PM
Took a bit to find some references, but early 1905-1920 GP cars had some big engine displacements. In 1907 the Fiat 4 cylinder was at 16 liters (http://www.grandprixhistory.org/fiat130.htm), but they kept going until...
"The Fiat S76 was produced in 1912 and featured a 28-liter four-cylinder engine. The cars were driven by drivers such as Felice Nazzaro, Antonio Fagnano, and Pietro Bordino. The cars, according to records two were created, were used for racing and for attempting speed records."

http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/top-gear-rides-shotgun-in-fiats-217litre-demon

D70FAN
03-10-2014, 09:39 PM
Hmmm. 21.4 liters is ~1324 cu. in. That's a big 4 lunger... Not a big rev-er I assume.

Nice photos Rich.

Falconest174
03-11-2014, 09:47 AM
According to the information they were revving less than 1500rpm. pretty slow in the days of 20K rpm F1 cars. A shot from yesterday.
"I See You"

kgosden
03-11-2014, 10:35 AM
Falconest,

Great eagle with a great pose. Was it cropped and sharpened? Looks a little noisy for ISO 400, but not to an annoying level, just made me wonder about the post processing.

Falconest174
03-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Cropped quite a bit. Exposure corrected, sharpened substantially, and denoised as well. Wanted to save it if I could as I liked the pose. was quite a way off at the time. Flew closer but the dark background resulted in motion blur. SS around 1/25oth at the closest. This was shot at about 1/350th. Just wish I had a Looong lens for this guy. He is around a lot but most of the time on the opposite bank of the river, 100 yards or more and quite a reach for the 70-300. anyone giving away a 150-500. <that's a joke son> :p Figured I could maybe get an 8x10 out of it but no more.

kgosden
03-11-2014, 08:46 PM
A nice shot regardless. A longer lens would get you into tripods and gimbals pretty quickly. I will say it is subjects like those where the Bigma 50-500 is nice to have.

Rooz
03-12-2014, 03:25 AM
According to the information they were revving less than 1500rpm. pretty slow in the days of 20K rpm F1 cars. A shot from yesterday.
"I See You"
thats amazing

K1W1
03-12-2014, 05:38 AM
Southwards Car museum in NZ has a car with a WW1 Zeppelin motor in it. Four air cooled cylinders that are so far apart you can stick you hand between then without touching anything. I heard it running once and it sounded like it was revving at about 200 rpm.

D70FAN
03-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Falcon, that shot (eagle) just shows the advantage to having a ton of pixels to work with. Very nice image.

Considering the size of the pistons, and the machining technology of the day, it's surprising that they could rev much above 2000 RPM. If you are ever in Detroit (actually Dearborn) head over to the Ford Museum, or if in Indy the Raceway Museum is fantastic.

D70FAN
03-12-2014, 11:07 AM
Here is a shot of one of the cars from Indy. The unique STP Special driven by Mario Andretti. A rather high rever.

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kgosden
03-12-2014, 02:14 PM
Turbine cars are great to see running. One year at the Amelia island Concours they had about a dozen including the three Firebird prototypes. The rules for that show are all cars must run, even prototypes.

K1W1
03-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Turbine (Rolls Royce Allison) powered motorcycle

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5262/5648946233_be4907dd62_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5187/5648944367_4267311803_b.jpg

kgosden
03-12-2014, 07:25 PM
That had to get hot between the legs.

tim11
03-13-2014, 06:34 AM
Here's a Benz.
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K1W1
03-13-2014, 03:08 PM
And here is a faster Benz

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2717/4465967771_a4a6b713a6_b.jpg

or more expensive Benz

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4463743729_5550e23454_b.jpg

Falconest174
03-13-2014, 03:34 PM
K1W1; Actually, I think the top one IS the more expensive car. F1's aren't cheap, and a lot more expensive than a vintage Benz.

tim11
03-13-2014, 04:24 PM
But here is a Lambo....
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And a cooler Lambo.
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K1W1
03-13-2014, 05:00 PM
K1W1; Actually, I think the top one IS the more expensive car. F1's aren't cheap, and a lot more expensive than a vintage Benz.

I was actually referring to the car you posted a pic of but there was a 1955 Gullwing sold for US$4.62 million a couple of years ago so in actual fact the car I posted a pic of may well be worth more than a F1 car anyway.

D70FAN
03-13-2014, 06:06 PM
The Borg-Warner Trophy.

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Rooz
03-14-2014, 03:42 AM
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/13143891014_bb45bb28e0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/13143891014/)
The Clowns (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/13143891014/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Falconest174
03-15-2014, 10:02 PM
Don't remember posting a pic of a car. But I did run across this from last Summer as I was working on another project. Liked what I ended up with. Do wonder if a wider format crop would look better. What do you guys think?

"This Is MY perch, go get yer own!"

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-16-2014, 05:28 AM
The longest incrementally launched rail bridge in the southern hemisphere. If you refine the criteria enough anything can be the biggest something.

Case in point we've just had a summer with the most days over 43C (which the masses have been suckered into thinking was our hottest summer ever).

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/13188113415_f6e9b9e89e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/13188113415/)

D70FAN
03-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Incrementally launched? Does that mean they opened a section at a time, so the train could go to the end of the newest section, stop, and the passengers walk to the other side on planks? Gives walking the plank an new meaning... cleaver Mr. Dread Pirate Roberts.

I do like the image.

Has the train company ever considered framing some of your work for the head office or stations? They should.

Falconest174
03-16-2014, 12:17 PM
D70fan; Was thinking the same thing. Maybe they had the passengers go hand-over-hand along a suspended cable with freight hanging from their ankles.
"Honey, I am going to need to buy new pants, they made me haul a piano across the bridge today. I am now 6'10" or 2.1 Meters tall now!":p

K1W1
03-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Out chasing motorcycles yesterday

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2183/13188125263_bfdbfded77_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93125368@N06/13188125263/)

K1W1
03-16-2014, 04:13 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/13187687235_b0988dec52_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93125368@N06/13187687235/)

Rooz
03-16-2014, 06:23 PM
both fine images. like the movement in the first. shame about the orange vest.

Falconest174
03-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Better to be seen than hit, though.

K1W1
03-16-2014, 08:02 PM
The orange vest has "Marshal" written on the back. I had one on as well. They are a pain in the a^*e because they restrict air flow through the jacket vents even though they look like they have plenty of holes in the fabric.
The rider in other photo is a participant he has an armband on his right arm. The colour denotes which group he was in.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-17-2014, 01:26 AM
Incrementally launched? Does that mean they opened a section at a time, so the train could go to the end of the newest section, stop, and the passengers walk to the other side on planks? Gives walking the plank an new meaning... cleaver Mr. Dread Pirate Roberts.


I recommend you watch this funky little time lapse video showing how the whole incremental launch thing went shot from the southern abutment.

I've not offered the contractor any of my shots. I did occasionally shoot the project for my department though but I was on the clock at the time so felt it legitimate to give them the images. Any shots taken in my own time (the creative shots basically) I kept to myself.

D70FAN
03-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Dread. Did you forget something? Maybe an attachment? i.e. The funky time-lapse video.

Falconest174
03-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Down by the river today on my usual walk and had this opportunity to catch a number of gull's on the ice and in the air. They were giving me airshow passes showing off.:rolleyes:
Ice is mostly gone although a couple of slabs stranded on the shoreline show how deep it had gotten during this winter.

D70FAN
03-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Great shots Falcon. Different type of gull than we have here.

Here is a shot of your winter vegetable garden. i.e. Salinas Valley (Mount Toro in the background). Steinbeck country. Of Mice And Men, Grapes Of Wrath, East Of Eden.

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D70FAN
03-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Dread, Here is our equivalent to your magnificent trestle. I have a feeling that it took a little less time. Even back in 1927. This Southern Pacific line is no longer active.

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Falconest174
03-17-2014, 07:59 PM
D70fan; Thanx. Are they irrigating, there? We have seen stories that they were cutting back on irrigation in many areas due to your drought.

K1W1
03-18-2014, 01:46 AM
Playing "rescue the crap photo"

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/13212967113_9dcf93e6b3_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93125368@N06/13212967113/)

D70FAN
03-18-2014, 06:48 PM
D70fan; Thanx. Are they irrigating, there? We have seen stories that they were cutting back on irrigation in many areas due to your drought.

Irrigation goes on, but more fields are left fallow longer. Salinas sets on a relatively large aquifer fed by the Salinas river (we get our water here from that source as well). We'll just have to see how it all pans out. You can bet that higher food prices are in the offing.

D70FAN
03-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Nice rescue Rich.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-20-2014, 05:34 AM
Dread. Did you forget something? Maybe an attachment? i.e. The funky time-lapse video.

Oops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNm7TTuPEoM

kgosden
03-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Cool time-lapse.

Falconest174
03-20-2014, 09:57 PM
Inflicting more seagulls on my patient friends at DCRP. Feel free to flame me. :p
The last one I personally like as it shows what 24Mp can get you. Gull is at the top of a 50' light pole and yet I was amazed at the clarity of detail in the bird's eye, including the solar highlight. It is a major crop from a full frame image, some 600K before resizing for here.

K1W1
03-20-2014, 10:13 PM
Dust spot in pics #1 and #3. Top of the image towards the right.
At the very least clone it out or better still a sensor clean might be in order. Pic #3 is a little concerning. What is that horizontal line between the dust sport and the edge of the image?

D70FAN
03-20-2014, 10:45 PM
Oops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNm7TTuPEoM

That... is coolis maximus. Whoever thought of that method is a genius. Keeps all the major construction in 2 locations.

Falconest174
03-21-2014, 07:49 AM
K1W1; Oops, thought I had cropped that out. Re; #3 don''t see any h. line in the image, will have to check the orig.
Excuse #1 I was tired as I had just finished my taxes.
Excuse #2 Eyes were burned out, see excuse #1. :rolleyes:

D70FAN
03-21-2014, 10:43 AM
You missed Excuse # 3 - Saint Patty's day after-blindness... can last up to a week.

Rooz
03-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Damn that last gull image is sharp as hell ! Awesome.

Falconest174
03-21-2014, 08:30 PM
As a Christian I don't indulge. Some of the Parade costumes are blinding, So I guess that could count.:rolleyes:
Yep, Awesome is right. I could take full bird image to 24x36.
Got some more good stuff today but will hold off on posting for a day or so. Want to see some other folks stuff.

K1W1
03-22-2014, 01:18 AM
Yep it's that time of year again, get used to it. :D

(The Nikon needs a rest it's now been used three times in seven days)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uUuVWunltOo/Uy01aZeNzBI/AAAAAAAAIkc/bw_sX4PK8RY/w1598-h717-no/20140322-RLR_3162.jpg

Rooz
03-22-2014, 01:23 AM
Damn that's a shame you weren't a tad wider for that to get the scorer. Getting the ball hitting the back of the net is pretty awesome.

K1W1
03-22-2014, 04:20 AM
Shotgun photography at 9fps. I have a great shot of her kicking the ball but unfortunately there is another player in between me and her. If she followed the ball in slightly quicker she would have been in frame so it's her fault anyway. :D

I did actually think of cropping her out and just having the goalie looking over her shoulder.

Falconest174
03-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Watching American Baseball in Sydney, gotta love it. Just wish I WAS in Sydney to watch it, not having to watch it on TV here in the States. :(
If I was there, I would be looking a couple of blokes up. :rolleyes:

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-24-2014, 05:23 AM
Dread at the pirate cove (aka Hallett Cove SA)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/13377922185_8c0caba565_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/23125083@N04/13377922185/)

K1W1
03-24-2014, 06:01 AM
Wot no camera around your neck? Which one of the kids shotgunned it for the trip? :D

Phill D
03-24-2014, 05:29 PM
So where's all the pirate gear then :)
Was this your day off.

Falconest174
03-24-2014, 08:37 PM
DPR; Nice casual portrait.

tim11
03-26-2014, 07:48 PM
No eye patch? :confused:

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Very funny Tim.

Happy now? From the archives of my nieces fancy dress party.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3831/13474304454_cc37da59e9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mwFkh3)

Falconest174
03-28-2014, 10:45 PM
AAAARgh!I be a Pirate Matey!!

tim11
03-29-2014, 12:58 AM
Oh! Real pirates!

D70FAN
03-29-2014, 11:18 AM
The Dread Family Roberts. What a great photo.

D70FAN
03-29-2014, 11:49 AM
Sometimes they just seem to pose.

A Brown Gull, on an overcast day.

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D70FAN
03-29-2014, 12:12 PM
A rare sight here. Monterey may be a tourist town, but cruise ships rarely anchor here. The Celebrity Century gets here once a year. This time they picked an unusual overcast and rainy day.

Note: After checking their website it appears that we will be part of their new Pacific Coastal Cruise, so we will see more of it in coming weeks.

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Falconest174
04-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Contrast from Yesterday to today, and it is NOT an April fool.
#1 Gull flyby
#2 Yesterday morning with 6" of snow. :(
#3 Same area 24 hours later, snow gone and temps in the mid 50's F.:confused:
#4 First Robin shows up today. 4/1/14 He seemed to believe that today's nice weather wasn't an April Fool joke.

kgosden
04-01-2014, 09:57 PM
Great detail on that robin. Ours never leave in Georgia.

Falconest174
04-01-2014, 10:49 PM
Got real close, 12' or so. Nearly stepped on him at first. He was on the ground when I stepped around a leftover snow pile from Yesterday.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-03-2014, 05:49 AM
How does it melt so fast, incredible.

Falconest174
04-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Bright sun and temps jumped to the 50's Farenheit both days. Snow was almost entirely gone by late Mon. afternoon. What is left is from our Winter inundation of snow that we had through most of Jan. and Feb. With sub-zero and near zero (farenheit) cold many nights, the ground was frozen very deeply, so snow piles from plowing have taken longer than usual to melt off.

K1W1
04-07-2014, 03:52 PM
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2806/13689917723_c207585369_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mRJpAc)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/13689899263_050f7d6058_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mRJj6V)

Falconest174
04-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Bike shopping? Personally, I like the Beemer. :cool:
Got curious and looked at some of your flikr collection, loved the Stationary engines and old steam tractors.
Oh, yeah the landscapes, too. :rolleyes:

K1W1
04-09-2014, 04:15 PM
Bike shopping?

No it was a guided ride I was volunteering on. All the photos are on another Flickr user account. Here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93125368@N06/sets/72157643503886273/).

tim11
04-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Monsoon at a place I once called home.

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Falconest174
04-10-2014, 09:07 PM
That last shot looks like dodge-em cars in the rain. ;)

D70FAN
04-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Nice shots Tim. Tough to do when you are afloat.

tim11
04-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Falcon,
It looks bad. But there was no accident at that instance. The locals are used to their traffic system. And they didn't travel at high speed.

D70Fan,
It was hard to do in very challenging light and moving subjects. I had to time the shot between the motion of the windscreen wipers. :)
No I wasn't afloat. I was safe, warm and dry in a Hummer H2. My 'apartheid' moment.

tim11
04-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Here it is. Left over from the Gulf war? Most likely.
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K1W1
04-15-2014, 03:50 PM
Left over from the Gulf war? Most likely.


Most definitely not. It's a civilian version that somebody has gone to the Hummer dealer (before GM closed them down) and purchased just like every other H2.

tim11
04-18-2014, 05:04 PM
A cockatoo (no gum tree).
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D70FAN
04-19-2014, 10:05 AM
Finally got an arterial stent put in the left leg. Works great. Finally can get back out there shooting again after 4 months of being hobbled. Gotta love medical science. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-19-2014, 05:00 PM
Yep gotta love modern medicine. Glad it worked out for you D70.

Tim nice cocky (sounds a bit wrong put that way)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/13919542406_6065014c0e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nd2i1s)DP2014.04.05 (250) (https://flic.kr/p/nd2i1s) by Dread Pirate Roberts1 (https://www.flickr.com/people/23125083@N04/), on Flickr

D70FAN
04-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Very nice portrait... she can use that shot for exhibits at the local photo arts shows.

Falconest174
04-21-2014, 12:54 PM
A collection of catches, hits pitches, and runs from Saturday at the ball park. One each, not multiples, although I could have done that.

tim11
04-21-2014, 10:05 PM
Dreads,
Great portrait.

Falcon,
Excellent action shots.

Rooz
04-24-2014, 12:25 AM
Yep gotta love modern medicine. Glad it worked out for you D70.

fabulous portrait mate.


A collection of catches, hits pitches, and runs from Saturday at the ball park. One each, not multiples, although I could have done that.

these action shots are brilliant. excellent clarity.

here's one from my...errr...lucas' new hobby...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5028/13992166934_320b75466b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/njrvKu)Stampeding (https://flic.kr/p/njrvKu) by .Chris.K (https://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/13998005871_f4f243ceee_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/njXrsP)Slash 4x4 Ultimate (https://flic.kr/p/njXrsP) by .Chris.K (https://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

D70FAN
04-24-2014, 07:22 PM
Love the baseball shots Falcon. Unfortunately can never get close enough at a Giants game.

Gave the D70 and a couple of lenses to my grandson. Here is one of his first efforts:

Shasta and Cone

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Falconest174
04-24-2014, 10:49 PM
D70Fan; Nice Pic for his first effort.
RE: game pics.
That's one of the advantages of having a local Minor League team.
Small stadium, easy access, and no ushers telling you to get back to your seat in the nosebleed section.
With the additional convenience of walking distance for me.
Reasonable price as well, Senior box seats are $10 US. $11.50 if I buy them online with the 'convenience' charge.
The only risk is getting conked with a foul ball, or overthrow.
I am 0 for 2 in that regard. Ducked one and a friend got the hit for the other.

K1W1
04-26-2014, 05:58 AM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/13993806896_788bbe8fa2_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/13993806896/)

Rooz
04-26-2014, 06:02 AM
what the ?

K1W1
04-26-2014, 06:50 AM
what the ?

I told you. Your son needs one now that you have stolen his toys. :D

kgosden
04-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Looks like someone bought a nice drone.

Falconest174
04-26-2014, 07:50 PM
Thought I was going to shoot a rescue today, When i saw a helicopter come in low over the city, instead I happened on an EMT/EMS Conference and had an opportunity to take these pictures of the Aircrew and Air Ambulance. Don't of ten see one of these up close. For you aircraft buffs it is a Eurocopter AS 350 B2. With a crew of 3 and space for one patient
Crew consists of Pilot, EMT and Flight Nurse.

K1W1
04-26-2014, 10:14 PM
Proud husbands and partners

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/14028700414_9f4fb7b0eb_b.jpg

Rooz
04-27-2014, 12:54 AM
I told you. Your son needs one now that you have stolen his toys. :D

cars can fly too.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/14026154425_290fb975a1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nnrH3H). (https://flic.kr/p/nnrH3H) by .Chris.K (https://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

D70FAN
04-27-2014, 12:14 PM
You are just having way too much fun.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-28-2014, 06:51 AM
Your grandsons shot's great D70.

Wish you'd all stop posting you toys, I don't have one :rolleyes:

One from last weeks family drive

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/14026224676_230c0a0106_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nns4VW)DP2014.04.25 (130) (https://flic.kr/p/nns4VW) by Dread Pirate Roberts1 (https://www.flickr.com/people/23125083@N04/), on Flickr

D70FAN
04-28-2014, 05:28 PM
Our reservoirs are envious...

Toys? This from a D800 owner. :rolleyes:

tim11
05-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Time to update the thread.

From today's match.
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Falconest174
05-03-2014, 10:54 PM
Yep, looks like a very intense fight over the ball. Got some Baseball pics coming. too tired to do them tonite, almost 1 AM USA East Coast time.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-04-2014, 12:17 AM
Only 3:40pm on a lazy cold (10C) Sunday afternoon here in Aus. I'm sorting photos from last weekends solo camping trip to a local State Park (which was a nice break from adult responsibility)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7361/14098801732_1765b7328f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ntS3yu)DP2014.04.28 (87) (https://flic.kr/p/ntS3yu)

And another.

"Homage to Heysen"

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/14098835231_eae23ccf5e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ntSdw4)DP2014.04.28 (144) (https://flic.kr/p/ntSdw4)

An ungainly mob

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/14103720095_9f2034d80d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nuifBR)DP2014.04.28 (197) (https://flic.kr/p/nuifBR)

tim11
05-04-2014, 06:23 AM
Nice landscape there Dread. And nice kangaroos too.

D70, Can't wait to see the baseball shots.

Falconest174
05-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Well I am not D70, but I do have some baseball shots. These were shot on a less than perfect day, in and out clouds with sprinkles which can be seen in some of the shots.
Lots more available if you like. :rolleyes: It was a doubleheader Minor leagues play shortened games for doubleheaders, 6 and 7 innings respectively.

kgosden
05-05-2014, 09:34 PM
Like the distance compression in that last one. As akid I always thought that the pitcher seemed awfully close to the batter when you are in the game.

tim11
05-06-2014, 05:04 AM
I like the angles.

tim11
05-06-2014, 05:06 AM
Here's another one from the same match posted above. It was a hotly contested game.
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Falconest174
05-06-2014, 09:24 PM
Tim, Don't think that is what is meant by a 'header'.
More baseball pics:
#1 Big Nug, Canon with 400 F4. Talked briefly with him during the game.
#2 Checked closely at high magnification of image, bat is flexing at impact.
#3 Man on third is waiting for a hit in order to score a run. (The reason I formatted pic this way in PP)
#4 Batter lost grip on bat. and it ended up in section 107. Fortunately no one was there to be hit.

K1W1
05-06-2014, 11:47 PM
So we are playing sports photos then. :D
I'll have a go.

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K1W1
05-06-2014, 11:49 PM
I'll have a go v2 just to show I'm not one dimensional sports wise.

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Falconest174
05-07-2014, 07:20 AM
Looks like a leg tangle about to happen.
Aussie rules F-Ball or Rugby? Looks like a 'mudder'. :rolleyes:

tim11
05-08-2014, 04:27 AM
It's Australian Rule Football. Only AFL players wear sleeveless guernsey like that.

Falconest174
05-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Watched part of an Aussie rules game once and saw a nasty leg break, lower leg bent 30-45 degrees. Owitch!! Think I'll stick to the gym and cycling. :p

K1W1
05-10-2014, 12:02 AM
Broken legs are very unusual in Australin Rules. Soccer has a much higher incidence of leg breaks than Rules or any of the Rugby based codes do.

D70FAN
05-10-2014, 06:34 PM
American football and rugby. Like both. With and without pads. That last image is a great action shot Rich. Mud flying everywhere.

Ya gotta love "mudders".

Sorry guys, never got into soccer.

Major SF Giants fan. So far, so good. :)

Love the B'ball shots Falcon.

D70FAN
05-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Another from the grandsons first outing with the D70.

Usually there is snow all the way to the base of Shasta. This would normally be a June scene.

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Falconest174
05-10-2014, 07:04 PM
D70fan; You got a good one coming on here. Nice shot!

D70FAN
05-10-2014, 10:18 PM
D70fan; You got a good one coming on here. Nice shot!

He has a good eye. Now he needs to learn how to use the camera. That's why I gave him the D70. A good learning DSLR.

First lesson... clean the sensor. ;)

tim11
05-11-2014, 05:31 AM
Agree. Postcard stuff!

tim11
05-11-2014, 05:42 AM
Scenery now? Here's the green paddy field of Cambodia.

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D70FAN
05-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Glad you survived Tim.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-12-2014, 06:36 AM
Nice D70's grandson.

D70, you didn't teach him the rule of thirds on his first outing did you? He seems to have hit it on the money either way.

D70FAN
05-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Nope I have given him very few cues on basic photography, but try to point out the good and not-so-good. Along with the camera (and 2 lenses) I sent him Peter iNova's D70 book-on-disk, and apparently he's reading it. iNova covers a lot of Adams-esque basics in that e-book. Along that line I will suggest he head to the library and look up Adams books.

tim11
05-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Glad you survived Tim.

So you read my original comment before I edited it. Thanks.
I love the scenery of Cambodia's countryside but often the sad memory comes back with it: The forced labour, the constant hunger, the famine, death...
Yes. Some of us have to stay alive to tell the tale.

Falconest174
05-14-2014, 07:52 AM
Here is my new Spring desktop background. Sometimes I just don't want to work. ;)

kgosden
05-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Only sometimes :-)

Falconest174
05-14-2014, 12:24 PM
As a retired person I get to pick my hours and jobs. <Gloat>:p

tim11
05-14-2014, 10:16 PM
That's just too brilliant!

D70FAN
05-15-2014, 07:48 AM
Yeah, same here, only semi-retired, but now I have more time than money.

kgosden
05-15-2014, 08:26 AM
I keep working so I can buy camera toys and take trips to far off places.

Falconest174
05-15-2014, 09:44 AM
I'm like D70fan, way more time than money. Thankfully I was able to get most of the hardware I liked before I retired.

tim11
05-15-2014, 05:03 PM
1 out of 2 ain't half bad. I have neither time nor money. :rolleyes::eek:

Falconest174
05-16-2014, 07:54 AM
Got this pic yesterday of a hen(?) Mallard setting her eggs. She has been there for around 4 weeks now, so should soon be little ducklings around. Can't wait.:D

kgosden
05-16-2014, 01:39 PM
Ducklings go from cute toddlers to weird looking molting things fast so have the camera ready.

tim11
05-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Another soccer shot.
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Falconest174
05-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Tim11;
That black uniformed dude on the right edge looks a bit young to be an official, using teens for officials in youth games? Or is he older than he looks in the pic?
With the final arrival of Spring we are now beginning to see some young birds, here is a shot of a juvenile sparrow just out of the nest and a female Cardinal, of a pair that appear to be nesting in a neighbor's bush. Still no ducklings, although I did get some shots of a large Canada Goose family (15 goslings!), Post some of them when I get them edited.

tim11
05-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Tim11;
That black uniformed dude on the right edge looks a bit young to be an official, using teens for officials in youth games? ...

You got it right. He's about 12, I guess. At that level of competition everyone involved is a learner - the player, the official, the coach; etc.

Falconest174
05-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Train them early, and expose them to the responsibility and they will be somewhat less likely to cause trouble during a game, having been there as an official themselves. (One hopes)