Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 957
Country: United States

Captain Autopilot at the controls.

Has anyone else bought Moose Peterson's eBook "Taking Flight"? I just bought it, but at 1.43 GB, it'll take about 12 hours to download on my dead-slow DSL connection.

Erich



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Lovely, Leo!

But why are there a bunch of F-117's in the sky?


You crack me up Zim! The "angry pot roast" line.......



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
Country: United States

Leo your pano is beautiful! I'm assuming forgiveness was granted. Sheila is so used to it she has added several time zones related to me specifically:

Photographic Time: Incalculable to any degree, but has income attached so forgiveness is generally unnecessary. She roughly equates this time zone with the time it takes to watch grass grow, and views it as being just about as exciting.

Airport Time: Equally incalculable, but carries with it a myriad of labor related penalties prior to forgiveness.........uh, really acquiescence would be a better description.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
Country: United States

Anyone else notice that we're closing in on 4M hits? Whodathunkit!?



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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ELinder wrote:
Captain Autopilot at the controls.

Has anyone else bought Moose Peterson's eBook "Taking Flight"? I just bought it, but at 1.43 GB, it'll take about 12 hours to download on my dead-slow DSL connection.

Erich

Grabbing that for my trip to Florida, will see how that is during the flight.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Anyone else notice that we're closing in on 4M hits? Whodathunkit!?

Should we set a goal of 5M by AFW?



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
Country: United States

I didn't know it until today, but one of my images was displayed on the big screen in the center of Times Square, kind of an honor. BTW, not the whole shot, please don't put my name on that, the image on the jumbotron........



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
Country: United States

And there are a couple of rolling business cards around the country as well...............



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
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I love all my clients, but this one is 1 mile from HQ, which makes them a special treat to shoot for!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Encore has a CEO who is a great guy and fastidious to boot. The manufacturing facilities, grounds, approaches to the grounds are immaculate at all times. Last week we were shooting a new manufacturing facility specializing in aluminum wire products. I was up on a scissor lift shooting a panoramic perspective of the facility. parts of the line are still under construction and there were a dozen palettes, some tools, and some trash in the right hand of the composition. I was already shutting down several hundred thousand dollars of wire production to get the image, dare I ask for a clean up on aisle 1? Our age old question about wanting the shot ran through my mind, so I asked. Within five minutes fork lifts were scurrying back and forth, and workers were all over the place. A half dozen guys showed up with rags and spray bottles to clean the yellow safety bumpers and the handrails. Last, but not least, the gentleman on the Tennant floor buffer came around the corner and put a spit shine on the whole scene. Gotta love the cooperation, and it made all the difference in the world.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Flight of a different sort..?



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
Country: United States

I'll bet that is an interesting read Laura.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Ok Guys and Gals,

What opinions do you have re: pano techniques. Do you need special heads, special pano equipment? I don't have a ball head, probably should invest in a good Gitzo version. I have several assignments coming up where a very hi res pano might be a great addition.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Ok Guys and Gals,

What opinions do you have re: pano techniques. Do you need special heads, special pano equipment? I don't have a ball head, probably should invest in a good Gitzo version. I have several assignments coming up where a very hi res pano might be a great addition.


I've got a variety of pano heads from a gizmo that cost $125 bucks (and won't really support a pro body and lens very sturdily) up to a Gigapan robotic pano-creation device. But you probably only need to make single row panos with the camera in portrait mode: is that right? If so, Really Right Stuff makes a nice, single-axis pano head and nodal slide for a reasonable price. Call me tomorrow and we can talk about it.

The great advantage of using a pano head, once you've got it set up properly for a given camera and lens combination, is that you can make panoramas that are easy to stitch, even when there is a lot of depth in the scene, front-to-back. I don't care what Scott Kelby says, you can't hand-hold a pano of a scene with lots of depth (or a macro pano) and expect decent results without tearing your hair out in post: the parallax kills you.

The RRS tutorial on pano gear and technique is here.

http://reallyrightstuff.com/WebsiteInfo.aspx?fc=108

[I swear this wasn't a TOP when I posted it last night: I owe you one]



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1649
Country: United States

gerov wrote:
Lovely colors and texture in the sky on this one, Leo. Any chance you can produce an image that is framed in between the final and the original pano? Would love to see how that looks.

Gero


How about this crop Gero?



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
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Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Lovely, Leo!

But why are there a bunch of F-117's in the sky?



I could tell you that they are "Night Hawks", but that would be a tough pill to "Swallow"



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1649
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Leo your pano is beautiful! I'm assuming forgiveness was granted. Sheila is so used to it she has added several time zones related to me specifically:

Photographic Time: Incalculable to any degree, but has income attached so forgiveness is generally unnecessary. She roughly equates this time zone with the time it takes to watch grass grow, and views it as being just about as exciting.

Airport Time: Equally incalculable, but carries with it a myriad of labor related penalties prior to forgiveness.........uh, really acquiescence would be a better description.


Thanks Jim!

Since the majority of my photo time is not attached to income, I can relate to the the labor related penalties!



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1649
Country: United States

Working for peanuts...



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1649
Country: United States

Taken by my wonderful and talented oldest daughter.



ironhide
Registered: Oct 06, 2009
Total Posts: 97
Country: United States

futurshox wrote:
stevez wrote:
But why are there a bunch of F-117's in the sky?


Ha! I've probably told this before, but it reminds me of the first time I came the USA, and I had the window seat about 40,000ft over the north west US as we flew towards Texas. I looked out of the window just in time to see a loose formation of four B-2s fly past, about 10,000 feet below. That was quite a welcome :-)


On my first flight into the US, a pair of Super Hornets flew by some distance below us with their lights blinking against a darkening sky. They looked like they were just gliding past at an easy pace. That was nice



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