Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
/forum/topic/600984/4045

1       2       3              4045      
4046
       4047              4345       4346       end

FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4546
Country: United States

.....



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2242
Country: United States

OK Dan, you win. There is a cartoon that circulates in Texas this time of year that has drivers jumping out of their cars running away as they yell "It's a snowflake, we are going to die!". This was my interpretation of that cartoon.



Joe Costa
Registered: Dec 06, 2012
Total Posts: 90
Country: United States

Final resting place...



DanNehmer
Registered: Nov 26, 2009
Total Posts: 272
Country: United States

Eddie,

Your joke reminds me of a real life experience. In 1988 or 1989 I was working for OMC, Evinrude/Johnson Outboards and Cobra Stern Drives. One Sunday I was heading to the Stern Drive plant in Jackson, TN and had some time to kill so was taking a leisurely drive from Nashville on the two lanes. Nice, cool day with about 1/2" inch of light fluffy snow on the ground and I was taking my time driving the speed limit (for once).

Well one of those "characteristic" old small town southern sheriff pulled me over. Pot bellied, revolver in a flap over holster, thick southern accent, big hat, etc.... My first thought was great, this Yank won't ever be heard from again and I was nervous because I couldn't figure what I was doing wrong.

He said in a thick southern drawl, "Son, don't know if you know this or not but that white sh!t is snow, and it's slippery. I'm gonna have to write you up for Too Fast For Conditions. License and registration." Handed him my Wisconsin drivers license, the rental car papers and waited for my poison. He didn't get past the rear bumper on my car before turning around and coming back to the drivers window. "Son, you live in Wisconsin all your life?" Yes Sir. "We'll slow down and stop encouraging the locals, they just don't understand this sh!t like you Yanks do!"

And I was off, no ticket, nothing. But I did drive slower that day.

Dan



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 4494
Country: United States

Did he say "You in a heap o' trouble, boy."?



Slug69
Registered: Mar 04, 2008
Total Posts: 1084
Country: Australia

JWilsonphoto wrote:
If this doesn't tell you where we are, nothing will. CNN's Jake Tapper insults Marcus Luttrell by telling him he thinks his team died "senselessly", Marcus straightens him out, respectfully, but clearly. You tube pulls the footage immediately. If this situation were reversed, the clamor would be deafening!


I think Jake was out of his depth. Maybe he should stick to reviewing discussing films not based on real incidents.

He forgot that the United States has had a professional armed services for more than 30 years. These people weren't drafted and they are SEAL's for goodness sake.

The point is they volunteered.

It was insulting indeed.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3613
Country: Netherlands

Jay Killer Image good way to start the weekend :-)



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4546
Country: United States

Jan-Arie wrote:
Jay Killer Image good way to start the weekend :-)


TY! Hope everyone has a great one!



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1906
Country: United States

I went to the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona on Friday. A terrific show, but not the best venue for quality image making. Here is a photo I took of one of my favorite hot rods - Bombshell Betty. A 1952 Buick Super Regal that set a land speed record at Bonneville for the XO/GCC class of 165.38 MPH. Betty runs 320ci straight-8 cylinder Buick engine. The wild looking intake covers a pair of Holley 2 barrels that feed Betty when she gets hungry and wants to go fast.

While I enjoyed the entire show, the dry lake bed racers are my favorites. Good 'ol American ingenuity, craftsmanship, and problem solving is on display in large measure with these machines. The only true common thread is "going fast".



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4546
Country: United States

Like something out of Dick Tracy...

Wicked Cool car Jeff and well captured!



Tim Ashton
Registered: Dec 27, 2006
Total Posts: 3071
Country: Australia

nickjohnson wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
Seagate is claiming that they'll be able to produce 20TB capacity internal hard drives by 2020! Which is great, because we'll need that!!


Well..... that being the case (and I've no reason to doubt it) we will need a radical improvement in disk I/O to make it usable. By that I mean “real” I/O – not just fancy caching.

Oh, and Jim …. please slow down some – just a little – your last schedule update made me tired, and all I did was read it.

Jim.. TAKE NOTE. Some of the truest words posted on this forum
Edit for TOPP

One from a nice day out @ St Abbs



Nick. Your landscapes just take my breath away. The clarity of the air helps but that bloke behind the camera certainly adds that little something

Tim



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United States

It would only work for statics, but it is amazing what money can buy you.

http://www.naturescapes.net/articles/opinions/the-case-for-and-against-medium-format/



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4546
Country: United States

"Exhausted"
Detail from Planes Of Fame's unpainted A36 Apache (2010) meets Canon 135mm f/2L wide open with a liberal application of Pixel Dust:



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7749
Country: United States

that is SOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooo cool! Yes, I'm a fan of snow.

DanNehmer wrote:
Eddie,

In February of 2011 we kinda did get snowed in! First photo is the front porch, and the second was looking out the living room window. Drifts were over 6ft that storm. It was a BIG storm even for Kenosha, WI where we were living at the time. Actually enjoyed that storm, wasn't so cold you froze so it was fun to be out all day.

Enjoy,
Dan



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7749
Country: United States

And all I can hear when I read this is "Have you rehabilitated yourself, kid?" in Arlo's voice.

DanNehmer wrote:
Eddie,

Your joke reminds me of a real life experience. In 1988 or 1989 I was working for OMC, Evinrude/Johnson Outboards and Cobra Stern Drives. One Sunday I was heading to the Stern Drive plant in Jackson, TN and had some time to kill so was taking a leisurely drive from Nashville on the two lanes. Nice, cool day with about 1/2" inch of light fluffy snow on the ground and I was taking my time driving the speed limit (for once).

Well one of those "characteristic" old small town southern sheriff pulled me over. Pot bellied, revolver in a flap over holster, thick southern accent, big hat, etc.... My first thought was great, this Yank won't ever be heard from again and I was nervous because I couldn't figure what I was doing wrong.

He said in a thick southern drawl, "Son, don't know if you know this or not but that white sh!t is snow, and it's slippery. I'm gonna have to write you up for Too Fast For Conditions. License and registration." Handed him my Wisconsin drivers license, the rental car papers and waited for my poison. He didn't get past the rear bumper on my car before turning around and coming back to the drivers window. "Son, you live in Wisconsin all your life?" Yes Sir. "We'll slow down and stop encouraging the locals, they just don't understand this sh!t like you Yanks do!"

And I was off, no ticket, nothing. But I did drive slower that day.

Dan



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7749
Country: United States

Oh, and some things I came across that reminded me of a few battles folks here have fought against some copyright infringers

http://petapixel.com/2014/01/23/open-letter-photography-thieves/

http://petapixel.com/2014/01/24/make-money-twitter-ignore-copyright-creative-credit/



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 774
Country: United Kingdom

Tim Ashton wrote:
nickjohnson wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
Seagate is claiming that they'll be able to produce 20TB capacity internal hard drives by 2020! Which is great, because we'll need that!!


Well..... that being the case (and I've no reason to doubt it) we will need a radical improvement in disk I/O to make it usable. By that I mean “real” I/O – not just fancy caching.

Oh, and Jim …. please slow down some – just a little – your last schedule update made me tired, and all I did was read it.

Jim.. TAKE NOTE. Some of the truest words posted on this forum
Edit for TOPP

One from a nice day out @ St Abbs



Nick. Your landscapes just take my breath away. The clarity of the air helps but that bloke behind the camera certainly adds that little something

Tim


Thank you Tim – your too kind.
When we do get clear days up here the quality of the light is exceptional, as you can see. As for the bloke behind the camera - all I can say is that it was quite embarrassing just how long it took me to realise that standing behind the camera, and therefore well out of the way, hugely improved results.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1906
Country: United States

Colorful night ramp at LAX….



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3613
Country: Netherlands

Great one Jeff vivid colors are you able to provide exif whit this photo?



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1906
Country: United States

Jan-Arie wrote:
Great one Jeff vivid colors are you able to provide exif whit this photo?


Thanks J-A; you're too kind. The vivid colors you liked were are courtesy of PP white balance work in LR. The various ambient light sources typically found at an airport can make achieving proper white balance difficult. Gratefully, LAX's ramp lighting is not as bad as other major airports.

EXIF
Exposure - 10.0 sec at f/11
Focal Length - 135mm
Exposure Bias - 0 EV
ISO Speed Rating - ISO 160
Exposure Program - Manual
Metering Mode - Pattern
Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM



1       2       3              4045      
4046
       4047              4345       4346       end