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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3498
Country: United States

New firmware updates for a slew of Canon 1D bodies:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1230555/0#11712449


[edit for TOPP: Bücker Jungmann at the edge of the Colorado Rockies.]



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8664
Country: United States

Absolutely beautiful, Steve. That deserves a very large print on an otherwise empty wall

Gero



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Thanks, Gero! This is the one the owner picked for his print...but he only got an 8x10. :-/



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 347
Country: United States

That's really nice Steve, Congrats...

Lynn



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9758
Country: United States

gerov wrote:
you would be crazy not to spend a day in Yosemite - it is truly beautiful. And while you're at it, stop by Sequoia National Park, or at least make a point of seeing the Sequoias in Yosemite. Truly majestic trees.


Plan your lodging now, as in right this very minute. Things usually fill up 6-8 months in advance (sometimes 10-11 months for summer reservations), and you'll probably find little-to-nothing available. Some of the places around the parks are dumps beyond belief: for example, stay the hell away from the "Yosemite View Lodge" based on my (shudder) personal experience, and don't ask for details... you don't want to know.

Plan out your driving times, too... those are long distances and the travel times quoted by Google Maps or Yahoo maps will seem very long to you, as though you could drive faster, but the elevation and nature of the roads mean you travel more slowly than on an open, level highway.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3498
Country: United States

I just spent a pleasant half hour reminiscing about Alliance 2011, starting on page 2447. That was the year we first descended on HQ for Thursday; Friday was fabulous; Jim shot the BA jet and the T-38 behind the B-25, in the dark; and Sunday was a washout. Really great stuff from everyone who attended!

It's not even two years later, and we're 1400 pages down the road...



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

Only an 8x10? Wow Zim, I would think that would make a great 16x20 for his hanger walls or something



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1210
Country: Australia

Thanks guys about to pull the trigger tomorrow on the exact trip details n flights etc..

Got a couple of fun days planned in Charlotte attending the Goodguys nationals & visiting a few racecar shops...

LA for 2 days then Yosemite road trip for 3 days then Las Vegas & SEMA for 6 days.

Of course the best part will be MA2A get together & Alliance. Cant wait to finally meet up...B25 Flight will be a bucket list thing for me,...you guys can get one anytime, ...we dont have any downunder. Pixels will be harvested.

Passport...check
Visa.........check
Flights......nearly check
Accomodation ...nearly check
Camera gear ....check

Be prepared for some Aussie surprises..

Al



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9758
Country: United States

I don't yet have any images of flying machines, but I did get this fellow (and a few of his friends) on the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria...

The new AF-S 80-400 is doing very nicely on the D800. Definitely a keeper for those times when I'm traveling and the 200-400 or the 500 would not be appropriate for the packing list.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2663
Country: United States

Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
gerov wrote:
you would be crazy not to spend a day in Yosemite - it is truly beautiful. And while you're at it, stop by Sequoia National Park, or at least make a point of seeing the Sequoias in Yosemite. Truly majestic trees.


Plan your lodging now, as in right this very minute. Things usually fill up 6-8 months in advance (sometimes 10-11 months for summer reservations), and you'll probably find little-to-nothing available. Some of the places around the parks are dumps beyond belief: for example, stay the hell away from the "Yosemite View Lodge" based on my (shudder) personal experience, and don't ask for details... you don't want to know.

Plan out your driving times, too... those are long distances and the travel times quoted by Google Maps or Yahoo maps will seem very long to you, as though you could drive faster, but the elevation and nature of the roads mean you travel more slowly than on an open, level highway.


Having been to Yosemite three times, Oakhurst CA is a good place to stay. It is about 1 hour to the valley from there. It is not many miles, but the road is not exactly straight!!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3498
Country: United States

astrobrian wrote:
Only an 8x10? Wow Zim, I would think that would make a great 16x20 for his hanger walls or something


The Dutch have a reputation for being even more frugal than the Scots...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3498
Country: United States

Will there be any other MA2Aers at this weekend's Gathering of Warbirds and Legends in Topeka? I head out today: decided to drive my Model S and it will take an overnight charging stop in western KS to get me there. At any rate, it would be great to meet up with anyone who's also going.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16336
Country: United States

Fun times Zim! Looking forward to this October. Wish I had known that you were going to Topeka, might have influenced my decision to stand down. They wanted me to attend, but I blew it off. Have a great trip, keep us posted.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1929
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
New firmware updates for a slew of Canon 1D bodies:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1230555/0#11712449


[edit for TOPP: Bücker Jungmann at the edge of the Colorado Rockies.]


@Zim - The Jungmann image is terrific. I am stunned that the owner only wanted an 8x10



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2663
Country: United States

The 747 sure is a better looking plane. The 380 just looks fat.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3498
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Fun times Zim! Looking forward to this October. Wish I had known that you were going to Topeka, might have influenced my decision to stand down. They wanted me to attend, but I blew it off. Have a great trip, keep us posted.


Well, you might tell whoever 'they' are that I'll be there looking for A2A opportunities. Never hurts to shake the tree...



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1929
Country: United States

Tim Adams wrote:
The 747 sure is a better looking plane. The 380 just looks fat.


I'm a Boeing fan no doubt, but the 380 reminds me of the time I went to the circus as a youngster. We went into the freak show tent where the bearded lady was on display. She was sure ugly, but I could not stop looking at her



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

So I see Alliance and KTKI are in the running for the CAF National Airbase That could get interesting.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3498
Country: United States

I'm in Goodland, Kansas, charging at an RV park while I wait for a big-ass line of T-storms to overrun my goal for the night, Wakeeney, KS. The car has done well: I would have made it well over 300 miles on the charge I left home with, but the wx radar returns are ugly and the headwinds suddenly got fierce.



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2114
Country: United States

Beautiful light, Jeff



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