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Holy freaking cow Rafael! That makes my brain hurt.


Feb 03, 2014 at 03:11 AM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
I know what you mean, Rafael : I'm still living in Roman times and my masters are Marc-Aurèle and Seneca.... -)
ô tempora, ô mores.....


My longing is not for stoicism, although there is great wisdom in Marco Aurelio: " This is the chief thing: Be not perturbed, for all things are according to the nature of the universal; and in a little time thou wilt be nobody and nowhere, like Hadrianus and Augustus. In the next place, having fixed thy eyes steadily on thy business, look at it, and at the same time remembering that it is thy duty to be a good man, and what man's nature demands, do that without turning aside; and speak as it seems to thee most just, only let it be with a good disposition and with modesty and without hypocrisy."

My longing is for a time simpler, the life of Haciendas I knew growing up, manned by enterprising, friendly people; self sufficient, some accessible by beast of burden only. A life simple and full of daily purpose, communal activity, and tired restful nights.



Feb 03, 2014 at 05:35 AM
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It was a good day all around here in Seattle . . .

A few more from this morning - 16/3.5 AI and 135/3.5 AIS.





Found This On The Trail . . .

  NIKON D800    45.0 mm f/2.8 lens    45mm    f/2.8    1/90s    400 ISO    -1.0 EV  







Quite The Good View

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    16mm    f/8.0    1/500s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  







The Wilds And Sprawl Colliding

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/5.6    1/750s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  







Time For Some Tylenol Before Bed

  NIKON D800    16mm    f/8.0    1/350s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Feb 03, 2014 at 05:48 AM
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One more before heading to bed -

A look toward the skyscrapers of Seattle poking out of the morning fog with some Olympics visible in the background.
135/3.5 AIS

In the second image you can make out the Columbia tower and the Space Needle.

John





Home Sure Looks A Long Ways Away

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/5.6    1/750s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  







Nearly 100%Crop

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/5.6    1/750s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Feb 03, 2014 at 06:06 AM
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Jay - thanks for the comment on Clifford House. Gorgeous stack of the flower. You certainly are a master of what look like Azaleas (?)

Ray - thank you. Great start with your new "baby"

Buddy - a beautiful dog.

Mihai -very nice snow shots.

Ken - thanks. Charleston images are well captured.

Georg - I like both the "trailer" pics.

Rafael - you perseverance with the 15 mm certainly paid off. Well done.

Leighton - I preferred the colour version of the "village". Cute general store though and a fabulous image of the stove!

Chin - those look like herrings and very appetising too!

Samy - Thank you. You'll be able to guide tourists round Baltimore soon! More great pics.

John - I really like the 1st image with the log steps.

Raymond - both snow shots are gorgeous.

Larry - very nice portraits.

Steve - two beauties.

Jose - more good storm pics.

Leighton - please say "happy birthday" to Barbara from me. Lovely portrait.




Feb 03, 2014 at 06:52 AM
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John - congrats to the Bowl-thingie ;-) and your fantastic hiking-shots! My favs are "Quite The Good View" (proper title!) and "Home sure looks…". The B&W-mountainscape, the sunstar and the pathway are great too.


Feb 03, 2014 at 08:08 AM
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Mishu01 wrote:
Ave Caesar "Z"! Muritori te salutant!

BTW if you are still living in Roman times your master must be Marc-Aurelius not Marc-Oreo or whatever...
Cordial,
Michel



Marc Aurelius ? what is it ? The Romanian name of Marc-Aurèle (in French) or Marcus Aelius Aurelius Verus (in Latin) ? -)
Nota bene : the right ortography is moritori and not "muritori"....



Feb 03, 2014 at 08:21 AM
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Rafael, impressive shots with the maxed-out 400/3.5! Eliminating vibrations is a bit difficult with this combo, I assume.
Btw, if the bird is a crowned-crane: there's a good reason for keeping those birds at a distance - about 10 years back a crowned crane "picked" through mesh-wire a visible dent into my lens while I was trying to get a cool super-wide portrait ;-)



Feb 03, 2014 at 08:38 AM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
I know what you mean, Rafael : I'm still living in Roman times and my masters are Marc-Aurèle and Seneca.... -)
ô tempora, ô mores.....


Haha, I'll pick the late 19th century, but with some penicillin please Or I skip the time-travel and just visit Leighton's general store ;-)



Feb 03, 2014 at 08:44 AM
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Leighton - I'd love a local store like that

John - beautiful views of the trees and the view in the snow

Rafael - I'm having trouble stabilising the 105 micro + pn11 let alone that monster. Love the crane shot

Ray - Nice shot of the berries in the snow

Buddy - Love the one of the dog and his chew / tug toy

Andy



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Some quick notes while looking at the past pages:

Greg, the Sunset-shot is an instant classic. Wonderful in every aspect.

Samy, nice work on the Old Otterbein Church - I like your B&W-conversion.

Leighton, I'm glad to see that shops like the "General Store" are still in business. Discount-supermarkets have driven most small stores out of the market here - a real problem for elder folks living in rural places.

Ray from the North - love your winter-detail-image. My fav is the one taken with the 28/2.8.

Buddy, I really enjoyed looking at the vertical woods-shot.

Ken, very nice work on St. Michaels! A short tele-lens is a great tool for architecture-photography.

Steve, the lanterns are really nicely captured.

Chin, both story and picture about the fishing-harbour are great!



Feb 03, 2014 at 09:03 AM
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The monsoon rains are here now, cyclones forming left right and centre but only small ones so far. We're not like the locals though, we WANT a big one

Shot of the kid's school oval / playing fields. 28/2.8 @ f8


_DSC5898 by cadman342001, on Flickr

A native ginger in flower in the garden. 180/2.8 @ 2.8


_DSC5940-2 by cadman342001, on Flickr

View looking up the street. 28/2.8 @ f8


_DSC5903 by cadman342001, on Flickr

Andy



Feb 03, 2014 at 09:12 AM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Marc Aurelius ? what is it ? The Romanian name of Marc-Aurèle (in French) or Marcus Aelius Aurelius Verus (in Latin) ? -)
Nota bene : the right ortography is moritori and not "muritori"....


OMG! You catched me!



Feb 03, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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Thank you for all the kind comments and likes on the store.

John - I don't know where to start, I like all that you've shared on the last few pages.

Ray - Love the weed berries in the snow. Those are nasty weeds that love to grow along my fence lines.

Larry - Nice family portraits, thanks for sharing. I think it's time for a selfie!

Rafael - Beautiful macros using an unusual rig. Good idea.

Peter - I shall pass it along.

Andy - Nice of you to drop in again, I love the first one. Feels like the monsoon here as well today. Over an inch of rain since last night and still going. What are the critters I see crazing?



Feb 03, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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Ken Hill wrote:
Ray (OH) - WE were on a highway in SC and saw the same sunset here. Perfect!

Thanks Ken. It was a gorgeous sunset, one of the beauties of colder weather when the air is clear!

Rafael, the widest I own is 17mm, and I don't tend to shoot down there simply because i'm still learning to make a good 17mm photogrpah unless I'm out west somewhere in a grand landscape to fill the frame. Your 15mm efforts are awesome, I'll study them for sure to grow my knowledge of filling the frame. Your Tc on ext tube on TC rig is outrageous, and congrats on some cool captures. Definitely helps to controls one of my three major considerations in photography, background!!

spf zero is superb, Chin. I really like the fact that you did not goose the color up much, if at all, or if you did it is artfully done.

Steve, the chinese lantern shot is marvelous!



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Feb 03, 2014 at 01:46 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Ray I think my kit is just about where I want it to be. Not sure about the 135 F2 just now. I sold 5 lenses that I wasn't using this week. Weeding out my collection was a little painful for a hoarder like me. I sold the 24mm 2.8, 35mm 2.8, 135 2.8, 180 2.8 AI and the 100-300 AIS. They have all gone to a better home. I still want to sell the TC -14, 14A and 200 AI as well as the Nikon FA and 35-135.

Ray, eighteen hours and no one's challenged this statement yet? We must be slipping.

Leighton, I like the interior of the general store, perfectly processed and captured. And as far as the "weed berries" go, I never really thought about them that way but they do grow everywhere it seems that is not tended. I believe they are part of a large group of plants collectively called sumac. For photographers the leaves are pretty reliably colorful in the fall, at least around here, though they only make for good detail shots, the larger settings are usually not photogenic.

John, the hiking and mountain shots have me jealous again. Fav is "Quite the good view". Mountains and snow you can drive to and get out of sounds like an ideal winter to me! And congrats on the Seattle win, did you make it back from the hike on time to catch the action?

Appreciate all the words on the winter sunset and red&snow images. I hiked around for about three hours yesterday, and this was literally the only color other than dull brown and white that I saw.



Feb 03, 2014 at 01:46 PM
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Thanks guys. I try I try
And sometimes I fail
Have been wrestling with a 16 shot pano of the entire harbour since yesterday
From boats lined up at the waterfront to the squid drying by the coop building
It. just. refuses. to. stitch.
Gah!

>>

Just wrote it off as a lost cause
Here's one of the other lady who appeared after we bought stuff
She didn't look friendly so she got no sale from us heh heh



data on personal equipment by Zichar, on Flickr



Feb 03, 2014 at 02:24 PM
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I wouldn't have noticed them if you didn't mention it Leighton
They look like emus perhaps?



Feb 03, 2014 at 02:25 PM
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Thanks everyone for the comments.

Georg, for HDRs I use Photomatix 4.0; the program offers several presets, and as I am not a PP guru, I simply select the less overdone result possible from the several presets.


Rafael, great demo of 15/3.5 capabilities for gardens and architecture;

Bigdee, fantastic sunset! Was the shot taken in the "old good days" or more recently?

John, as usual, gorgeous landscapes.



Feb 03, 2014 at 06:43 PM
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georgms wrote:
Rafael, impressive shots with the maxed-out 400/3.5! Eliminating vibrations is a bit difficult with this combo, I assume.
Btw, if the bird is a crowned-crane: there's a good reason for keeping those birds at a distance - about 10 years back a crowned crane "picked" through mesh-wire a visible dent into my lens while I was trying to get a cool super-wide portrait ;-)


The reason, Georg, is that the bird must have seen its reflection and this is seen as another bird in its territory. It is common with many birds to attack car wing mirrors and there was one instance where a ground hornbill pecked holes in a beautifully polished car at one of our game reserves



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