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Thanks folks for the comments on the Air and space museum shots.

Paul, very nice images and cool collection of Ai and Ais lenses.

Tony, terrrrific images of the Capitol!! The reflections images are super! Great to have Nikki hanging around this area.

Monty, that picture of the family walking towards you was a classic.

Philippe, your images were super again.

Curtis, your zenfolio images didn't show up, some settings may need to be tweaked still.

Will get to the rest later today.

Here's one with the 180 2.8 AIS, through glass at the observation tower at the museum yesterday. Lots of fog and drizzle, and the planes coming in to land would come out of the mist suddenly and then there were a few seconds to try and get the picture. This would be more fun to do on a sunny, bright day.

Samy






Dec 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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p.2207 #2 · p.2207 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


"Did I hear someone talking about cats just now??"

105 1.8 wide open



Dec 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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My dog loves cats

Reagan



Dec 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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Matt, I'm glad you could get out and just enjoy yourself.


Dec 10, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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Space shuttle is cool, Samy. I should make plans to see one of them someday.
Some great cat expressions and captions, esp NightOwlCat.
Nice capitol shots with Nikki, Tony. Especially the reflection.
Matt, what great family captures with Brandon and Santa.

Leighton, Ray, and Georg, thanks for the comments on my last picture posts.

Happy Monday all!
Ray



Dec 10, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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leighton w wrote:
It's time to show you the latest stats from the blog. Looks pretty popular.

Pageviews today
14
Pageviews yesterday
49
Pageviews last month
2,505
Pageviews all time history
12,839

Mishu01 wrote:
Thanks Leighton for your hard work!

What can I say? Romania shows a great interest in Nikon MF glass and particularly in Nikki's adventure! :-)


Thanks Mihai.

After you mentioned what you did about Romania, I got curious and looked into the stats a little more. It seems the blog has been spammed and they decided to use your post number 7 to do it! I've been getting emails stating that there was a comment made on this post but I never saw any, so I just ignored them. seems that one post has over 400 hits more on it than any other posts in the entire blog.

It's a shame they had to pick on our blog. I'm not sure if there's anything that can be done through Blogger, but I'll check into it.



Dec 10, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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saph wrote:
Discovery at its retirement home in the Air and Space Museum in Virginia.

Samy



Cool looking place to do a days shooting. Is it near Dulles airport?



Dec 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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JimmyChoo wrote:
Dean, thanks for your compliment.

Leighton, I like the shot of Jed in the barn.
I notice something about Jed; his nails looked long. Have you noticed this, that they are longer lately? From what I recall of our second GSD sometime before his passing that his nails seemed to get longer than previously and required clipping. When we found out that he had athritis of the hind legs, we realised that that was the reason for his long nails. Because of the pain he had become less active. All that walking and running about used to naturally file his nails short.


Thanks Jimmy. Yes, Jed's struggled with his hind end for some time. He's still very fast when he wants to be, but I'm sure it's taken a toll on him. In fact, he's due to go to the vets this week, they'll cut his nails while he's there.



Dec 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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box185 wrote:
I have really been enjoying the photographs and conversations posted here over the past several weeks. I've been wanting to post some images too. The first three were taken by my wife during our visit to the Amana Colonies near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. These are some of her first images with a MF lens. That's me in the orange coat, but the cat quickly caught all of her attention. My attention turned to her in the last photograph.








Welcome back Paul, beautiful portrait of your wife! Keep posting.



Dec 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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Tony, great start with Nikki, I'll send you an email.


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The Udvar Hazy Center is right near Dulles Airport, it is kind of the 'garage' for the Air and Space Museum in DC... both Smithsonian institutions. Thanks for all the great comments on my Nikki set at the Capitol Dome. It'll be a bit slow till Thursday this week I think but I'll pick it up into the next weekend!




Dec 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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saph wrote:
The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil - have never seen another plane with single props front and back like that one.



At least 2 other : the famous Cessna 337 "Push Pull" and the Moynet 360 Jupiter built here in France in the 60s.
http://www.337skymaster.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moynet_Jupiter



Dec 10, 2012 at 01:39 PM
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I'm only 28 pages behind.... ;-( and busy this week.

But, the good thing is that I bought a new-to-me Macbook Pro, very fast, and I can't wait to see how well this machine will handle my LR files. I always had to wait because he was loading an image. That will be history with a 2,7 Ghz i7 processor and 16 GB memory!
But I made a mess of migrating my data, so that will keep me a bit busy.

So Monty, no SSD and no retina...

I'll check all your photo's in between...



Dec 10, 2012 at 01:45 PM
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Rinie Hoff wrote:
I'm only 28 pages behind.... ;-( and busy this week.

But, the good thing is that I bought a new-to-me Macbook Pro, very fast, and I can't wait to see how well this machine will handle my LR files. I always had to wait because he was loading an image. That will be history with a 2,7 Ghz i7 processor and 16 GB memory!
But I made a mess of migrating my data, so that will keep me a bit busy.

So Monty, no SSD and no retina...

I'll check all your photo's in between...


Yes, that will be a VERY fast computer! That is just about what I am using. I have an i7, but a bit slower processor. I did put an SSD in when I got the D600

You will be VERY happy with it!



Dec 10, 2012 at 01:59 PM
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There's something calming about that shot, Samy. Love the conversion, looks very old-school


Dec 10, 2012 at 02:01 PM
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***** BLOG UPDATE *****

Tony's off to a good start with Nikki. Here's his first post.

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2012/12/tonys-first-post.html



Dec 10, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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Rinie Hoff wrote:
I'm only 28 pages behind.... ;-( and busy this week.

But, the good thing is that I bought a new-to-me Macbook Pro, very fast, and I can't wait to see how well this machine will handle my LR files. I always had to wait because he was loading an image. That will be history with a 2,7 Ghz i7 processor and 16 GB memory!
But I made a mess of migrating my data, so that will keep me a bit busy.

So Monty, no SSD and no retina...

I'll check all your photo's in between...


Congrats on the new puter! Don't be a stranger!



Dec 10, 2012 at 02:11 PM
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Thanks Leighton and Monty.
Monty, I chose the fastest I could find second hand. That way I'll be done for the next couple of years.

I don't want to be a stranger, it's just that sone things take sooo much time. I do have nice photo's from over a week ago, but I haven't been able to process them.
And tomorrow night we have a department outing in the aquarium, so I'll certainly take my camera, and then the next night I have a excursion on 'available light' photography, so I still take pictures..... but I don't have time to process them ;-)

Take care you all!



Dec 10, 2012 at 02:43 PM
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Why is a notebook a he but a lens a she?

>>

The ribbon-making venture didn't quite fly, only made one sale...
I thought of and crafted this goldfish
Couldn't quite figure out how to make it look like it was swimming in water, copped out and just took the shot by the window

45PCE



i'm given to (CKC_8753) by Zichar, on Flickr



Dec 10, 2012 at 02:44 PM
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Zichar wrote:
Why is a notebook a he but a lens a she?

>>

The ribbon-making venture didn't quite fly, only made one sale...
I thought of and crafted this goldfish
Couldn't quite figure out how to make it look like it was swimming in water, copped out and just took the shot by the window

45PCE



Are you referring to my laptop?
HE is made with cold aluminium, my former one was a SHE, because she felt a lot warmer



Dec 10, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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