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You may remember I consider myself a 18th or 19th century person, did not like the 20th all that much and the 21st is just a waste of time.



I know what you mean, Rafael : I'm still living in Roman times and my masters are Marc-Aurčle and Seneca.... -)
ô tempora, ô mores.....



Feb 02, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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The village waking up.

Which one do you like better?




Waking Up by Leighton W, on Flickr


Waking Up in Color by Leighton W, on Flickr

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Feb 02, 2014 at 01:34 PM
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I just got back after a week out
What did I miss?

Brought the FE2 but took only three I think
Just pigged out much

Leighton: I found out the old farm has been sold to a Chinese temple
They're turning part of it into a columbarium
The access road now has a gate right up front with Private Property sign, pretty ominous looking

I'll just post some of the oldies from Japan:
Not squid



spf zero by Zichar, on Flickr




Feb 02, 2014 at 01:37 PM
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p.3547 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Zichar wrote:
I just got back after a week out
What did I miss?

Leighton: I found out the old farm has been sold to a Chinese temple
They're turning part of it into a columbarium
The access road now has a gate right up front with Private Property sign, pretty ominous looking


Welcome back.

Yikes, The world is going to need more places like this if we keep losing farm land. I like the fish, are they smoked?



Feb 02, 2014 at 01:43 PM
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Another week, another church to photograph. This one is the oldest one in Baltimore, so looking at Mihai and George's excellent conversions on the previous page, I decided to try PSE's limited black and white conversion capability. Tried its noise filter, but didn't like the results.

Old Otterbein Church, built in 1785, so its been in continuous use for 229 years!

http://oldotterbeinumc.org/web_pages/webPage/1

28 3.5 PC


OldOtterbeinChurchBnW by maryland_photos, on Flickr



Feb 02, 2014 at 01:48 PM
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Alrighty I've got some time to hammer this out...

After days of bugging my friend to bring us to something distinctly local
Not the city, somewhere old, where people practised their crafts
On our last day, he asked his colleagues and one ventured ... Tsuyazaki Sengen?
Exactly what we wanted, if only we found out about it earlier instead of wandering around the supermarkets!

So where we were; all the drying squid and dried up fish
The fishing boats with coughing old men with a lone cigarette hanging off their drooping lower lip
Skillfully dumping dirty water in even dirtier pails off the sides
We met this old woman wrapping nets over the baskets of bird food
The rest engaged her in conversation, me snapping away at the background
Oh the curse of being *that* oblivious photographer

I couldn't quite imagine, but she's 88 and does this daily!
Posed for photos and talked a bit about what we could use the items for
And pointed us to the nearby wooden building, a co-op for the fishermen and women
Please help buy my stuff (paraphrased), she bowed politely

Trooped in the front door, shelter from the cold strong winds
And asked the counter lady if we could buy dried whatever from the old woman outside
She laughed amusedly as she pointed to the 5 photos above on the wall
Which one? They're all old, the youngest 77, the oldest 88
A tiny whiteboard besides each to denote the products they sell and how many completed
KPIs inescapable even in senescence



on the catwalk too by Zichar, on Flickr



Feb 02, 2014 at 01:50 PM
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Some better detail of this ancient structure (ancient for Baltimore), using the 85 1.4 AIS.

Top of the 18th century spire.

OtterbeinChurchSpire by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Door and windows for Leighton

OtterbeinChurchDoor3 by maryland_photos, on Flickr


OtterbeinChurchWIndows by maryland_photos, on Flickr



Feb 02, 2014 at 01:52 PM
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Also with the 85 1.4 AIS.

Sign taken through the iron grate fence that surrounds the church (the fence on the Sharp Street side needs considerable work).

OldOtterbeinChurchHistorySign by maryland_photos, on Flickr

And an apartment tower (at least I assumed they were apartments) looking out in front of the church across Conway Street.

ApartmentTower by maryland_photos, on Flickr



Feb 02, 2014 at 01:55 PM
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Just air and sun dried I think
I actually have photos of some in their 'raw form' i.e. just fish pinkish white of flesh placed on the baskets
They're split right down the middle and their heads are still attached
So umm their heads are halved too and eyeball sockets pretty visible
Didn't think to post that for the benefit of any easily-queasy viewers

I'm not sure if they're the same type (if so what happened to their heads?) and how they get to this version
That said, I've had this type before though, and if I'm not wrong, the brown colour is a kind of glaze, from a mixture of soy sauce, mirin (Japanese cooking wine of sorts) and sugar
Brushed on then sprinkled with sesame seeds, dried a bit further
Sadly, I'm also regularly guilty of not asking questions on where my food comes from + how it's prepared
I just eat 'em



Feb 02, 2014 at 01:58 PM
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I like the color ones Leighton, just seems to wake up the scenery more.

leighton w wrote:
The village waking up.

Which one do you like better?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/12268305423_47eef9e946_b.jpg
Waking Up by Leighton W, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/12268669244_f64c891b09_b.jpg
Waking Up in Color by Leighton W, on Flickr




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Beautiful depiction of the scene Chin, both in words and with the pictures. What's KPI? And what's a columbarium?


Feb 02, 2014 at 02:00 PM
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saph wrote:
Door and windows for Leighton








Something seems wrong when you have to have iron gates to keep folks out of a church.



Feb 02, 2014 at 02:23 PM
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Zichar wrote:
Just air and sun dried I think
I actually have photos of some in their 'raw form' i.e. just fish pinkish white of flesh placed on the baskets
They're split right down the middle and their heads are still attached
So umm their heads are halved too and eyeball sockets pretty visible
Didn't think to post that for the benefit of any easily-queasy viewers

I'm not sure if they're the same type (if so what happened to their heads?) and how they get to this version
That said, I've had this type before though, and if I'm not wrong, the brown colour is a kind of
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Did you eat a lot of seafood while in Japan? Is there any concern about the safety of it?



Feb 02, 2014 at 02:26 PM
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Jay, your focus stacked macros have been marvelous! Great technique and patience in doing those, thanks!

Mihai, I think a couple weeks ago you were wishing for snow, seems like it came all at once. Great images and wonderful conversions!

Jose, those urban skyline images are always very dramatic and the latest ones have all that drama going on. Superb!

Ken, like the gold leaf and the hotel lobby decoration the most. Very nice!

Leighton, looks like an enjoyable celebration! Did you end up doing all the work that day instead of Barbara

Georg, I really like the second photo, the colors are superb. Yes, that looks like very useful lighting indeed I also liked what you did with the 28 3.5 PC and the building with the glass windows.

Rafael, superb demo of the 15 3.5's capability, and your immaculate lineups of old glass always makes the knees go weak

Scott, I too had to look at the first pic again, it looked like a realistic railroad scene. Very well done with both the photos.

Bigdee, very nice cheerleading pictures with the 180.

Ray (FL), looks like you're bringing the best out of that 55 1.2K right away!

Ken, that first one of that huge ship was superb! Great demo of the 16 fisheye's capability even with the sun in the frame!

Ray (OH), nice winter sky colors.

Peter in Knysna, just love that WaveDancer photo with the 28 3.5 PC! And great use of it for bokeh too!

Gregg, like the flowers, and the quote from your profile "Too many hobbies, not enough time"

Tony, welcome back! Liked your photos, especially the one against the fence.

Doc and Haldunk, welcome and hope to see many more pics from you folks.

Jeff, all the best with the eye procedure.

John, those ferry scenics are always mesmerizing to look at!

Ray, complaining about 50 degrees for your sole winter day of the year

Buddy, nice selfie!





Feb 02, 2014 at 02:26 PM
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Unfortunately precautionary measures are part of that landscape Leighton. All those huge churches have locked heavy doors.

leighton w wrote:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7421/12268225285_58e07f8dab_b.jpg

Something seems wrong when you have to have iron gates to keep folks out of a church.




Feb 02, 2014 at 02:29 PM
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p.3547 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


saph wrote:
Beautiful depiction of the scene Chin, both in words and with the pictures. What's KPI? And what's a columbarium?


In French (it is a latin word) a columbarium is the place in a cemetery where cinerary urns are stored



Feb 02, 2014 at 02:31 PM
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Thanks for the explanation Philippe. I had to look up cinerary too, and here I thought I had a reasonably good grasp of vocabulary


Lieutenant Z wrote:
In French (it is a latin word) a columbarium is the place in a cemetery where cinerary urns are stored




Feb 02, 2014 at 02:38 PM
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The columbarium is a building with rows and rows of shelves within, meant for the placement of urns that hold the ashes of the cremated deceased. Or at least that's how I'd describe it! Phew

KPI would be Key Performance Indicator, the yardstick for which your success is measured upon. Often a numerical component to determine one's achievement. Sorry I've been a corporate apparatchik for too long now

My wife and I ate anything and everything, ahem. Debated it shortly before we booked the tickets there but once we landed, all precautions went out the window. The locals did not seem perturbed at all. In quite possibly self-delusional mitigation, we told ourselves that we were visiting Kyushu, umm as far away from the northern site of Fukushima as we could be, discounting Okinawa.
Only thing we abstained from was whale meat. But that's because we watched The Cove and didn't want to support the whaling industry.



Feb 02, 2014 at 02:45 PM
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the solitaire wrote:
Greg, I use a D300 as well. Not even the D300s, just the plain old D300. It is capable of making good Pictures but most of those up to ISO 800. Anything beyond that can be used for web but is lacking for print.
Once you know and can work around that Limitation there is not much you can not do with the D300. It's still a fast and responsive camera and with the right choice of AF lenses I use mine for Sport/action shots mostly.

With a grip the camera becomes twice as good in my opinion. The main
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TS,

Thanks for the information on the D300. I've got much to learn (which is what makes it so interesting) about digital imagery and the D300. I've looked into the grip and think I'll order one. Your comments also tell me that my approach to making images is still oriented to think in terms of film but that will change over time. Ironically shortly after I got my D300 my brother in law bought a D7100 for my sister for a birthday gift and yes, the D7100 and I found it has much to offer. Thanks for the information!



Feb 02, 2014 at 03:19 PM
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Time for my daily "fix." This is one of my favorites, shot on Kodachrome 64 with my Nikon FE2. I'm not sure which lens, I think it was my 28mm Nikon Series E. No filters except maybe a UV. No effects.


Sunset on Lac Qui Parle Lake



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