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Title: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 13, 2010, 08:21:06 PM
was working in the woods on Saturday morning

took a shot of the boss (she was thrilled  :whistle:)

(http://s2.postimage.org/KZeKJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsKZeKJ)

noticed the sun and took this of the light through the trees

(http://s2.postimage.org/KYpmJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsKYpmJ)

Maggie and Robin take great shots



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2010, 08:26:02 PM
Looks very serene Dave.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2010, 08:27:28 PM
I never posted my photos from my Costa Rica trip but the sun through the woods reminded me of this shot in the rain forest.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Costa%20Rica%202009/Rainforest.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 13, 2010, 08:38:01 PM
Great shots guys! Mary Anne looks like if she had an axe you would be in trouble:)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2010, 08:54:49 PM
Mary Anne looks like if she had an axe you would be in trouble:)

 :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 14, 2010, 02:37:55 PM
she has an axe
I am in trouble :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 16, 2010, 06:33:27 PM
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg87/Dave6746/globe.jpg)
took a picture of this in the woods last fall
don't know what it is other than a growth of some kind but it is very geometric


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 16, 2010, 06:44:50 PM
OK Dave, nifty whatever it is. before scrolling further, I thought it had something to do with the ax.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: johnp on September 16, 2010, 06:52:46 PM
Dave i just can't imagine you being able to do real work, i bet you just watch and tell people how to work. :no:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Leo38 on September 16, 2010, 07:18:22 PM
Dave, that's a puffball fungus.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 16, 2010, 08:16:25 PM
I don't think so Leo38
I've eaten lots of puffballs and they are quite smooth, even little ones
the texture of this is what drew me to take the picture
those are pine needles on the forest floor, this thing was quite small and growing in the shade
the puffballs I know grow in pastures with full sun


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 16, 2010, 08:17:02 PM
Dave i just can't imagine you being able to do real work, i bet you just watch and tell people how to work. :no:

You have "outed" me JohnP :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Leo38 on September 16, 2010, 08:34:55 PM


Gem Studded Puffball.

(http://s3.postimage.org/sgHrA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgHrA)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on September 16, 2010, 09:11:02 PM
Quote
took a picture of this in the woods last fall
don't know what it is other than a growth of some kind but it is very geometric

Must be a new species of fungus from the family Ontarionsis.  I think the name is Scooterensis daveisii  :whistle:

________
Dick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 16, 2010, 09:40:38 PM
Damn Leo38, I should have picked it and fried it in butter.... :hissy:

Hey Dick, how bout the fungus amungstus.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 20, 2010, 03:39:38 PM
Yum!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 20, 2010, 05:19:45 PM
was coming out of the woods with a load in the trailer and took two shots with different settings on the camera
first is "landscape"

(http://s2.postimage.org/eBFO9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tn36ktic/)

second is "dusk/dawn"

(http://s2.postimage.org/eCbe0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tnookbxg/)

the difference in how the camera processes the info is quite dramatic


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 20, 2010, 07:00:14 PM
Both are interesting shots, you would think they were taken at different times of day. Does either come close to what you were percieving?
Digital photography is fantastic. If it's a shot I don't want to miss, I can set the camera to process three different exposures at once. One a little lighter and one a little darker than the camera setting. There is software that will blend the three to give the best photo or it can be done manually, to suit what your perception of the scene was or what you wish to portray. Very useful for shaded areas with bright sky, light filtering through forrest, etc. With most film cameras it would have meant resetting the F stop and taking three different pictures, still no way to blend the three shots, pick the best, dodging and burning during the print making. Of course, a person can now scan the negatives onto the computer and do the same as with digital but a few more steps, involved.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: whstmoke on September 20, 2010, 07:15:47 PM
dave you seem to be getting this, you might try shooting in the raw and if you have the right software to go with it the results are endless.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on September 20, 2010, 07:24:14 PM
Dave

What kind of camera are you using.  What photo editing software?  Just curious.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: paul on September 20, 2010, 09:15:00 PM
Quote
took a picture of this in the woods last fall
don't know what it is other than a growth of some kind but it is very geometric

Must be a new species of fungus from the family Ontarionsis.  I think the name is Scooterensis daveisii  :whistle:

________
Dick

Looks like a Buckminsterus Fullerus geodesic puffball


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 21, 2010, 03:40:28 PM
Hey Phil
The light conditions were closest to the landscape shot but without the glare on the tree trunk, a mix of the two I guess.  Dramatic enough to get me to stop the tractor.
Diversion
The camera is a Nikon Coolpix L14 and haven't used any of the software other than Windows to download it from the camera.  What you see is what I shot.
Whstmoke
I like to take pictures and hope that I frame the image well enough to make it interesting.  Saw a tree root growing over a rock and it reminded me of a snake.
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg87/Dave6746/Sunday110908037.jpg)
I never thought of changing the colour or texture to enhance the image. :homer: doh!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 24, 2010, 02:06:44 PM
From a previous life.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/B-17%20Flight/TexasRaidersTail2.jpg)

For those that don't recognize it, this is a B-17.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 24, 2010, 02:08:04 PM
I left it big.

(http://s3.postimage.org/1idO9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2m8lg9s4/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 24, 2010, 02:43:27 PM
good posts folks
thanks Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 24, 2010, 03:44:48 PM
Google aerial photos had my backyard right after my old elm tree got taken down.  There was cut-up wood everywhere.  Great photos all.

Robin I love that sky image.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on September 24, 2010, 06:36:10 PM
Early Fall color in North Texas.  The cooler wetter weather shows in my crape mrytles.
(http://s3.postimage.org/2b7NS.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4f3sab2c/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 24, 2010, 07:36:09 PM
Ahh so beautiful, Craig!



It's 5 o'clock somewhere??





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 24, 2010, 09:26:07 PM
Airplane Gas, the area's only remaining reminder of the days of Wigwam Motels, before Interstates and corporations turned most stops into cookie cutter images of the previous. Not that consistency isn't comforting, knowing that the distant lights will provide familiar arches but you have to dig a little deeper now to find a burger from some small town you happen into, yet still remember 40 years from now.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1000654crop.jpg)
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1000645crop.jpg)

 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on September 24, 2010, 11:00:27 PM
I loved those old places.  I still remember staying in the concrete TeePee motel on route 66 when I was a kid. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 05, 2010, 10:24:22 PM

(http://s2.postimage.org/lHZMJ.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/18240x8dg/)
fishing boat in the harbour on Lake Nipigon at Red Rock
no work there either so you can buy a house, loosely described as a "fixer upper" for under 25K


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: gurock1 on October 06, 2010, 06:02:39 AM
Between 2005 and 2009 I was semi-retired and living half the year in Asia, mostly Thailand.  During that time I would rent either a Yamaha Nuovo (135cc scooter) or Honda Airblade (125cc Honda competitior) for about $100.00 a month.  They could go a little over 100 KPH 2up, 40 Kilo friend as passenger.  There would be days that I spent adventuring on the bike.  Here are a few pics.
(http://s3.postimage.org/PyIVr.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wobxjclg/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/Pz1SA.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wop5u4jo/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PAxF0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wqg09bb8/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PAF8r.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wqkyvcsk/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PAP70.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wqrl0qro/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PB0AJ.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wqzuph8k/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PB5A0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wr35s684/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: gurock1 on October 06, 2010, 06:44:39 AM
Here are a few more!
(http://s3.postimage.org/PD9hr.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wth5q7wk/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PDbMA.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wtit9kec/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PDXai.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wue8h5s4/)
A friend above and his friend but also a picture of the red Yamaha Nuovo.
(http://s3.postimage.org/PE68S.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wukumjr8/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PEiCA.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wut4ba84/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PEnBS.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wuwfdz7o/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PEv5i.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wv1e00p0/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PEA4A.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wv4p2pok/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PEK39.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wvbb83no/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/PEMyi.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wvcyrg5g/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: gurock1 on October 06, 2010, 06:50:15 AM
One of the things about riding in Thailand is that everyone wears shorts, sandals, T-Shirts, and these lousy helmets that wouldn't protect you from a whiffle ball.  It's not so bad on a bike like the red Nuovo going 25MPH on a street where most of the traffic is motor scooters, but on an expressway going 65 MPH an accident is sure death.  One saving grace is that the expressways have a special lane that's only for motor scooters.  Also the traffic drives on the other side Englsh style.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 06, 2010, 06:57:50 AM
I'm fond of  Thailand.  I'm really fond  of  their  food.  I took a vacation there about 15 years ago.  Somewhere I have a pic of me riding an elephant somewhere out west of Bangkok.  All things considered,  I'd prefer a motorcycle - faster, more comfortable, and they come in better colors.

It's the only country I've visited any length of time with left-hand traffic.  The most difficult thing I found was being a pedestrian, and remembering not to step off the curb looking the wrong way for traffic.

Thanks for the pix.  I really love that place.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: gurock1 on October 06, 2010, 07:43:07 AM
I love the food, the scooters, the people, foot massage, tailors, weather, and the slow life style.  One of the advantages of renting a scooter is that you can go off on adventures to the countryside where elephants are walking on the beach.  I have this picture of two older ladies on a beach who saw me and wanted to take my picture because they had rarely seen a caucasian tourist.  There are a few pictures in there of a Philippine Island named Boracay.  It's a wonderful island that's only eight miles by two miles with white sand beaches all around it and a mountain in the middle.  You can rent a scooter, ATV, or a catamaran with an owner to sail it for you.  Lobster, jumbo shrip or crab can be bought in a nice restaurant for fifty cents an ounce with garlic butter and garlic rice or from the catamaran owners for five dollars for a big bucket.  Also the picture of the elephant is on the main land side of where there is an island called Koh Samet, back in Thailand.  You can park the scooter, take a ferry for forty five minutes to the island and rent another scooter on the island for five dollars a day and explore the island.  The road is mostly twisties and hills around the island with sand and dirt ruts.  It's the only place I ever went down on a scooter in Asia.  The road was going down hill and there was a sand bog at the bottom.  I couldn't stop before my wheels were in sand ten inches deep.  I dropped the bike at about six or seven MPH and would have ended up standing but for the fact that I had a lady friend on the back and by going down I made sure that I didn't nail her with a foot.  A 250 pound American accidently kicking a 90 pound Thai lady could be bad, so it was better to take the dive.  The next day I was pretty sore.  You have to add to it that I drove the bike two hundred miles that day, spent an hour and a half or more on ferry boats, swam on an empty beach, ate dinner back in the resort area at a fine restaurant, and spent the later evening listening to 60s, 70s, music from a live band at a small out door club fifty feet off the beach.  It makes me wonder why I'm back in midwest America.  I guess the answer to that is money and responsibilities.  BTW that day cost me $3.00 scooter rental, $8.00 gasoline, $5.00 second scooter rental, $10.00 lunch for two, $30.00 resort hotel rental with free breakfast, $20.00 fine dining dinner, $12.00 one hour massage $6.00 each for myself and lady friend, and $20.00 drinks 10:30 to 1:00 AM beach music bar.  Total $108.00, in the USA I can't begin to contemplate the costs of a day like that.  But a day like that costs a twenty plus hour air trip in each direction and not working for the time frame needed to go around the world.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 06, 2010, 01:31:31 PM
Also the traffic drives on the other side English style.

You mean the correct side of the road  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 06, 2010, 02:09:37 PM
Some of these may look familiar to our Canadian friends, that's if they are in the 80's  Very Happy

No sure if this station is still there now
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Old%20BW/c16f0241.jpg)

My Dad is standing second from the left
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Old%20BW/362add72.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Old%20BW/3644de9b.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 06, 2010, 02:48:50 PM
That's some nifty ole pictures, MLC! Some really took that cocked hat to extremes and the guy sitting on the ground looks like he woke with a hangover with his money and watch missing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 06, 2010, 03:12:39 PM
That's some nifty ole pictures, MLC! Some really took that cocked hat to extremes and the guy sitting on the ground looks like he woke with a hangover with his money and watch missing.


Indeed Phil, we actually think he looks like our Mr Bean. http://www.mrbean.co.uk/uk/ (http://www.mrbean.co.uk/uk/)    :rofl:

If we didn't know better he could be on a mobile 'phone.....


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 06, 2010, 03:33:19 PM
Beautiful photos gurock, thanks for posting.

What kind of plane is that in the last photo mlc?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 06, 2010, 03:44:33 PM
Dan, I'll be blowed if i can remember, a friend on another forum told me, but the old grey matter has let me down on this occasion.

I am guessing that someone else on here will tell us  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on October 06, 2010, 03:49:43 PM
If a PBY Catalina.  It was an amphibious float plane used for sea patrol and sub hunting in WWII.  It was designed and built by the Consolidated Aircraft Company.  One of the most famous squadrons that flew them was the Black Cats who painted their planes flat black and attacked Japanese ships at night. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 06, 2010, 03:57:26 PM
If a PBY Catalina.  It was an amphibious float plane used for sea patrol and sub hunting in WWII.  It was designed and built by the Consolidated Aircraft Company.  One of the most famous squadrons that flew them was the Black Cats who painted their planes flat black and attacked Japanese ships at night. 

Thanks Craig I knew someone would know  :2tu:. My Dad was instructing the C.A.F during and just after the WWII.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 06, 2010, 04:01:08 PM
great photos all
many of the old train stations were allowed to decay and torn down but some were moved and restored
that one appears to be in Shediac, NB
This is a grab from the link included,
"Shediac is also connected with air transportation. The first Transatlantic airmail sent to Lancashire, England was stamped at the Shediac Post Office on June 24th,1939. Flights went from Shediac to Foynes, Eire. Prior to that, in July of 1933, the first air squadron left Italy to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty-five (25) hydroplanes under the command of General Italo Balbo safely landed on the calm waters of Shediac Bay. The first commercial flights from North America to Europe departed from the Shediac terminal Pan American Airways seaplanes beginning on July 19th, 1937. The "clipper" stopped in Shediac one a week to refuel. The break out of World War II in September of 1939 saw the decline of the hydroplanes and as a result of this, the Shediac terminal shut down its operations. During the war, the terminal was used by small military planes of the Canadian Government."
http://www.shediac.org/history.cfm (http://www.shediac.org/history.cfm)
According to it the town purchased the train station and it was restored. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 06, 2010, 04:31:26 PM
Great follow on Dave, many thanks.

I think they built all the station house to look the same, this one is still being used I think in Sackville which is only about 30 miles away.


(http://s1.postimage.org/KZY79.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2nefzgp50/)

Now if you read about Sackville it has ties with Yorkshire where I live  Very Happy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sackville,_New_Brunswick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sackville,_New_Brunswick)

I just love finding out about places, apologies if I get carried away  :whistle:




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 06, 2010, 07:30:08 PM
they did all look somewhat alike but there are variations on the theme
great old places and I remember them fondly
will take a picture of the one at Havelock and post it one day


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Daboo on October 07, 2010, 03:03:49 AM
Here are a couple of my favorites from a trip I made with my youngest daughter to the North Cascades National Park.  We drove on 25 miles of dirt road to get to this place.  The view was so amazing, I had to pull over to get a picture.
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_goeFHbQ_Zdc/TK0ZmgtfhuI/AAAAAAAAA_s/LwR2CRXadhw/s640/IMG_0070.jpg)

This was at one of the lakes we hiked into.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_goeFHbQ_Zdc/TK0aG3UpC2I/AAAAAAAAA_0/c9PQaaxZNx8/s640/IMG_0026.jpg)

These next two photos are of a mountain goat that calmly walked across the trail, then looked down at us for a moment before moving across the hillside and rocks with more ease than one of us getting up from our chair to grab the TV remote from across the room.
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_goeFHbQ_Zdc/TK0aWdosqvI/AAAAAAAABAE/qnv35g42BLk/s640/IMG_0065.jpg)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_goeFHbQ_Zdc/TK0aYPUXHgI/AAAAAAAABAU/k0BIG-bsIfk/s640/IMG_0066.jpg)

Before this, I'd only seen mountain goats from across a valley a mile away.

Chris


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 03:51:05 AM
Omigosh, those rail station photos reminded me of a painting I did a long long time ago in a life far far away, when I was just starting to try to use watercolor.  I did it from a picture.  I'd never seen a train depot like that, and maybe now I know where it originated:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/station_sml.jpg)

The painting has been in my closet unframed for years.  It's pretty technically terrible, but it has some charms, maybe I'll frame it and hang it somewhere - um - out of the way  :whistle:

And, if you wondered, I put it on a windy rainy cold late spring day somewhere in Texas.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 07, 2010, 10:20:16 AM
Robin, did you carry on painting?

I think you do yourself an injustice there, looks fine to me  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 01:39:21 PM
Robin, did you carry on painting?

I think you do yourself an injustice there, looks fine to me  :2tu:

Thank you,  Yes, for about five years, then found something else.  That seems to be how my pass times go.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 07, 2010, 01:42:18 PM
Robin, did you carry on painting?

I think you do yourself an injustice there, looks fine to me  :2tu:

Thank you,  Yes, for about five years, then found something else.  That seems to be how my pass times go.

Sounds about right for me, "you have too many hobbies Dad" my son keeps telling me.

I just hope I don't go off wanting to move to a big scooter over the winter period  :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 07, 2010, 01:45:59 PM
I think it is great Robin... technically terrible?  I don't see that... I think it rocks!  Looks like a fun place to explore!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 01:54:45 PM
I just hope I don't go off wanting to move to a big scooter over the winter period  :dunno:

I always would like to go back to prior ones.  I recently looked at replacing my dried up paints, but didn't.  I still subscribe to the audition notices, but never audition because the rehearsals would eat in to riding time.  And, the most expensive one ever, when I see an airplane go by, or ride by an airport, I want to do that again, but that one is just way too time consuming.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 07, 2010, 02:04:14 PM
I just hope I don't go off wanting to move to a big scooter over the winter period  :dunno:

I always would like to go back to prior ones.  I recently looked at replacing my dried up paints, but didn't.  I still subscribe to the audition notices, but never audition because the rehearsals would eat in to riding time.  And, the most expensive one ever, when I see an airplane go by, or ride by an airport, I want to do that again, but that one is just way too time consuming.

I guess they will always be there waiting for me to take them up again.

Amateur Radio (anti social)
Watching Soccer (anti social)
Golf (Anti social)
Motorcycling (anti social-ish)
Photography, well I always have my camera with me, so on going.
Car Rallying (definitely anti-social)

Having said that Julie married me for ME not my hobbies  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 07, 2010, 02:14:27 PM
..and Julie is a very nice social hobby :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: RASZ on October 07, 2010, 02:20:52 PM
Omigosh, those rail station photos reminded me of a painting I did a long long time ago in a life far far away, when I was just starting to try to use watercolor.  I did it from a picture.  I'd never seen a train depot like that, and maybe now I know where it originated:

([url]http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/station_sml.jpg[/url])

The painting has been in my closet unframed for years.  It's pretty technically terrible, but it has some charms, maybe I'll frame it and hang it somewhere - um - out of the way  :whistle:

And, if you wondered, I put it on a windy rainy cold late spring day somewhere in Texas.



Robin, you are truly an amazing person with constant surprises.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 07, 2010, 03:12:09 PM
..and Julie is a very nice social hobby :)

Oh yes, without a doubt....


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 03:21:27 PM
Motorcycling (anti social-ish)
Car Rallying (definitely anti-social)

Hmmm.  For me, riding is a largely social thing.  Several of us even have radios to chat along the way.

And, I found car rallying also social.  During the activity you're in the car with another person, and there's the time at the start, and more importantly the beer time at the end, with all the other drivers and co-drivers.  Autocrossing was even more so.  While competing you're (usually) solo in the car, but 99% of the time you're watching and chatting with the other drivers, most of whom were quite delightful people - just as with all activities.

Flying, though, now that was a mostly lonely activity.  Either in the airplane by myself, or in the hangar working on it, again by myself.  Good thing I'm a natural loner, huh?   :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 07, 2010, 03:58:48 PM
Motorcycling (anti social-ish)
Car Rallying (definitely anti-social)

Hmmm.  For me, riding is a largely social thing.  Several of us even have radios to chat along the way.

And, I found car rallying also social.  During the activity you're in the car with another person, and there's the time at the start, and more importantly the beer time at the end, with all the other drivers and co-drivers.  Autocrossing was even more so.  While competing you're (usually) solo in the car, but 99% of the time you're watching and chatting with the other drivers, most of whom were quite delightful people - just as with all activities.

Flying, though, now that was a mostly lonely activity.  Either in the airplane by myself, or in the hangar working on it, again by myself.  Good thing I'm a natural loner, huh?   :2tu:


Robin it depends how you look at it, anti-social as for the partner, not for meeting other people.

I have had some great fun rallying, spending days on end with my friends in the forests of the UK, OH just remembered that was the downfall of my first marriage  :hs1: , but not looking back  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 04:39:32 PM
Robin it depends how you look at it, anti-social as for the partner, not for meeting other people.

Ah, yes, that was quite the opposite of my view.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 07, 2010, 04:46:36 PM
Chris your photos are amazing.  What a rare and wonderful shot of the mountain goats.

Robin your painting is wonderful... you are full of surprises and quite talented.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 04:52:15 PM
Thank you so much.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 07, 2010, 05:41:21 PM
Robin it depends how you look at it, anti-social as for the partner, not for meeting other people.

Ah, yes, that was quite the opposite of my view.


Julie encourages me to do most things (apart from getting another tattoo) that I want.

She will play golf with me when she retires next August and hopefully will come out more on the bike/scooter.

I encourage her with garden (and cut the grass) but refuse to talk to the plants to make them grow.

I think we make a good couple  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 07, 2010, 06:04:35 PM
Chris - Must have been a great experience getting that close to the mountain goats. I've gotta get to the western mountains again some day. Always in a hurry to get somewhere when I was young and crossing.

Robbin - If I haven't said it before, you amaze me. If I've said it before, you still do.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 07, 2010, 06:23:35 PM

(http://s4.postimage.org/nTsJ0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1chmhubdw/)
after seeing your painting I thought I would share
this was a drawing I did a number of years ago
hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed your train station Robin


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 07, 2010, 06:35:28 PM
Dave, that's lovely. Dang, there are some talented folks riding scoots.

No talent, but I've been to Thailand, too.

Laos across the Mekong River.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Military/NKP003.jpg)

Welcome to Nakan Phanom Royal Thai Air Base.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Military/NKP004.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 07, 2010, 06:56:10 PM
Wow you guys are so talented!!  I couldn't draw a straight line if my life depended on it!   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 07, 2010, 07:36:48 PM
Really good Dave, I especially like how you handled the delicate wings and feathers.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on October 07, 2010, 07:47:01 PM
midlifecrisis

Great old pictures.

I described the picture of the RAF types in their uniform to my Dad.  He figures that they were on their way to air crew training somewhere in Western Canada under the British Commonwealth Air training Plan. Most of them were LAC's (Leading Air Craftsmen) who were chosen to be potential officers. The propellor insignia on their arms is for LAC.

Note the white patch in the front of their caps, designating them as "potential air crew" as pilots, navigators, etc.

My Dad was also in the RAF from 1939-1945.  He was stationed at Moose Jaw Saskatchewan in 1941-1942 under the same plan for ground crew training, working on the planes that the "potential officers" used.  Mostly Harvards.

Pilots and air crew came to Canada from all over the British Commonwealth as well as other countries, as Canada was the safest place in WWII for air crew training.

As my Dad says " somebody had to stay on the ground and keep those "kites" (planes) flying, after those mad bastards keep crashing them".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Commonwealth_Air_Training_Plan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Commonwealth_Air_Training_Plan)

When my Dad finished his ground crew training in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in January 1942 where the temperature was -35 degrees Fahrenheit, he was immediately shipped to the North African campaign where the day time temperatures reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit.  He arrived in North Africa still with his winter kit as their summer uniforms were delayed.

_______
Dick



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 08:35:58 PM

([url]http://s4.postimage.org/nTsJ0.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1chmhubdw/[/url])


Absolutely delightful!  Charcoal or pencil?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 07, 2010, 10:02:48 PM
midlifecrisis

Great old pictures.

I described the picture of the RAF types in their uniform to my Dad.  He figures that they were on their way to air crew training somewhere in Western Canada under the British Commonwealth Air training Plan. Most of them were LAC's (Leading Air Craftsmen) who were chosen to be potential officers. The propellor insignia on their arms is for LAC.

Note the white patch in the front of their caps, designating them as "potential air crew" as pilots, navigators, etc.

My Dad was also in the RAF from 1939-1945.  He was stationed at Moose Jaw Saskatchewan in 1941-1942 under the same plan for ground crew training, working on the planes that the "potential officers" used.  Mostly Harvards.

Pilots and air crew came to Canada from all over the British Commonwealth as well as other countries, as Canada was the safest place in WWII for air crew training.

As my Dad says " somebody had to stay on the ground and keep those "kites" (planes) flying, after those mad bastards keep crashing them".

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Commonwealth_Air_Training_Plan[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Commonwealth_Air_Training_Plan[/url])

When my Dad finished his ground crew training in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in January 1942 where the temperature was -35 degrees Fahrenheit, he was immediately shipped to the North African campaign where the day time temperatures reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit.  He arrived in North Africa still with his winter kit as their summer uniforms were delayed.

_______
Dick




Thanks Dick for the feedback.

My Dad was over there training the "potential officers" as navigators.

During the scurmishes my Dad was in Lancasters etc as a navigator/bomber and during the bombing of Berlin had one or two bullets come up through the fusilage, his legs being the recipitents of said bullets.

I am not sure how long he spent training the recruits in Canada but will quiz my Mum.

Some more that I found
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Old%20BW/33ecf748.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Old%20BW/de112569.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Old%20BW/384a28e1.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Old%20BW/49207568.jpg)

I don't think the weather stopped them flying.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 08, 2010, 01:49:10 PM

([url]http://s4.postimage.org/nTsJ0.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1chmhubdw/[/url])


Absolutely delightful!  Charcoal or pencil?

Thanks Robin.
Don't think it is as good as the stuff you and Dan create but I am proud of the effort.
It was "drawn" with a .003" marker actually and is a series of dots.
Bad choice on my part cause the ink in black markers is usually very dark red and fades over time.
That is a copy of the original which hangs in a darkened room and is slowly fading away.
Used to do a lot of art work and then stopped.  Not sure why but it lost it's "fun".
Thanks again. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 08, 2010, 02:27:03 PM
Dig the bi-plane photo.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 08, 2010, 02:48:15 PM
Dig the bi-plane photo.

Me thinks it could be a tiger moth  :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 08, 2010, 03:10:49 PM
Don't think it is as good as the stuff you and Dan create but I am proud of the effort.

Not so for my part.  I'm strictly a dilettante.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on October 08, 2010, 03:16:11 PM
Don't think it is as good as the stuff you and Dan create but I am proud of the effort.

Not so for my part.  I'm strictly a dilettante.


Had to look that one up Robin  :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 08, 2010, 03:32:14 PM

Not so for my part.  I'm strictly a dilettante.


Had to look that one up Robin  :whistle:

Sixteen years in academia accidentally expanded my vocabulary to where friends sometimes need an interpreter to converse with me   :hs1:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 08, 2010, 03:47:23 PM
Don't think it is as good as the stuff you and Dan create but I am proud of the effort.
It was "drawn" with a .003" marker actually and is a series of dots.

Most creative people are their own worst critics.  They know where the perceived flaws are in their work and immediately focus on that while others admire the complete image.


Not so for my part.  I'm strictly a dilettante.

Professional training or schooling is overrated.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 08, 2010, 04:25:18 PM
Professional training or schooling is overrated.

That's another thing my time in academia taught me  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 08, 2010, 08:42:42 PM
For any interested, don't know if this is the thread for this or not, the best "how to" draw book is, imo, "Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain" by Dr. Betty Edwards.
Not expensive and it works.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on October 08, 2010, 10:18:40 PM
For any interested, don't know if this is the thread for this or not, the best "how to" draw book is, imo, "Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain" by Dr. Betty Edwards.
Not expensive and it works.

+1!!!  In fact, that's where I started.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 09, 2010, 05:10:57 AM
I started by drawing "cubby".


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 09, 2010, 05:38:11 AM
Flies & gnats are all I can draw but I always loved to watch Jon Gnagy.

Edited to add - That's not quite accurate, in addition to flies & gnats I could do a set of construction drawings, lay out a set of cabinets with perspective but that's acquired knowledge and accomplished with tools not talent. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 09, 2010, 07:45:30 AM
don't forget a pretty mean song and dance routine Phil


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 09, 2010, 03:05:28 PM
don't forget a pretty mean song and dance routine Phil

LOL, another thing accomplished without talent.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 19, 2010, 03:58:33 PM
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Me/TakeCharge.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 19, 2010, 04:03:43 PM
 :rofl:
gotta pass this one on
thanks Phil, made my day :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 19, 2010, 04:58:36 PM
Phil were you having a bad hair day??


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 19, 2010, 05:42:40 PM
Phil were you having a bad hair day??

More like a bad hair decade, just like my first wife, hair kept disappearing. Hat and static electricity had messed up my politician comb over. Just like the first wife, I separated what was left, myself. Co-worker caught me working, for a change, added the quote and it hangs at the entrance to my cubicle.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 19, 2010, 06:15:50 PM
:)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 10, 2010, 02:56:43 PM
A little color however not much at all this year!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on November 10, 2010, 04:01:31 PM
nice one Maggie
we are pretty much done but there was a small tree/shrub in the understorey in the woods last week

(http://s4.postimage.org/mw4mk4is/Nov_8_2010_008.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mw4mk4is/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 10, 2010, 04:47:28 PM
Ours is done too, just a bunch of brown sticks mixed with evergreen trees.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 10, 2010, 05:47:57 PM
Most of the trees here are still green.  Maybe I'll get to post a picture in a week or two.  That is if they don't just go brown and drop their leaves. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: WestCoast400 on November 10, 2010, 07:47:16 PM
A few images from this years' rides.

(http://s3.postimage.org/13psfngqs/01_01_06_1133_edited_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/13psfngqs/)
Yaquina Bay

(http://s3.postimage.org/13r7pb81w/01_01_06_1247_edited_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/13r7pb81w/)
The Bridge of the God's Bridge on the Columbia River

(http://s3.postimage.org/13s834ux0/01_01_06_1293.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/13s834ux0/)
The Columbia Gorge looking East

(http://s3.postimage.org/13t3icgas/01_01_06_1312.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/13t3icgas/)
Overlooking Astoria and the Mouth of the Columbia River

(http://s3.postimage.org/13uaibh50/01_01_06_1343.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/13uaibh50/)
Along the Alsea river



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on November 10, 2010, 08:28:45 PM
they were all great but I like the last one best
thanks for posting


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 10, 2010, 08:32:43 PM
So lovely, RSD!

BTW, I got poison ivy on the hike and cache the other day.  I guess it is not dead yet :(


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on November 10, 2010, 08:55:40 PM
and even when it is it can harm you


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 10, 2010, 09:03:21 PM
Blah.... It really gets to me.  Pete got nothing and we were going through the same spots bush whacking to a caches.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on November 10, 2010, 09:13:46 PM
some people are more sensitive to the oil than others Maggie


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 10, 2010, 09:22:31 PM
Right.  I don't even know what it looks like because I've never had to worry about it.  My sister, though...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: WestCoast400 on November 11, 2010, 12:28:04 AM
Maggie, look for a product called "tecnu"; it is a lotion that will remove the Poison Oak oil that causes the rash.  If you have the same level of problem I have with Poison Oak, you will love it.  It works best if used before the rash breaks out, but it does help after the break out.  It also removes Skunk odor, I also use it on the dog after he has a run-in with a "Black and white striped kitty".


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 11, 2010, 01:04:59 AM
Nice thanks!  Will look for it!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 27, 2010, 06:57:27 AM
I found this today:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/OldHouse2sml.jpg)

I saved the full sized one (about 4Mb) if you're interested:

http://www.rwashburn.com/misc/OldHouse2.JPG (http://www.rwashburn.com/misc/OldHouse2.JPG)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: johnp on November 27, 2010, 09:21:38 AM
Robin you should take more care of your house. Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on November 27, 2010, 11:06:57 AM
I woke up to this today

(http://s3.postimage.org/1yo6qxnlw/IMG_4357.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1yo6qxnlw/)

More on its way, but it is quite early for us, despite the analysts saying its has been the warmest year since records began  :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 28, 2010, 05:28:50 PM
Great shot Robin!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on November 28, 2010, 09:31:53 PM
oh,wait a minute..that was the house used in the movie  "Night of the living Dead" ...seriously...i recognized the house...i think it was filmed in dallas texas,..i know because,people in the video all wear checkered polo shirt,and they wear hat.,and they talk with accent..the film was done 1990's

you'll notice the house on this video..//and even the tree beside the house is still there... wow Robin that house is a good find!!
Night of the Living Dead [1990 Remake] Part8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R1oIHRTTUA#ws)


Night of the Living Dead [1990 Remake] part9(final) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmwh1tG2sjY#ws)





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 29, 2010, 12:57:25 AM
oh,wait a minute..that was the house used in the movie  "Night of the living Dead" ...seriously...i recognized the house...i think it was filmed in dallas texas,..i know because,people in the video all wear checkered polo shirt,and they wear hat.,and they talk with accent..the film was done 1990's


Ah, but were it so.  This one I found in Fairfield, Tx.

A friend of mine has done several zombies, he was the park ranger in a low budget called "Zombie Campout" seven or eight years ago, filmed at Grapevine Lake.  And, it turns out, there's a whole sub-culture of zombie movie fans and film makers, and the Campout one got him other parts.  He did one in L.A. about three or four years ago where he was the sheriff, called "Die-ner (Get It?)" It took place in a - ya know - dinner, and everyone - well - died, get it?  Despite the title, it's a pretty good movie if you can stand to watch zombies.  He sent me a pre-release DVD about three years ago and I had to apologize because I only made it about half way through.  Unfortunately, I didn't stop before the duct-tape scene.
http://www.die-nermovie.com/ (http://www.die-nermovie.com/) 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 29, 2010, 02:20:07 PM
Over the Thanksgiving holiday we visited Pete's family in Ohio.  We went to a little artist colony town named Yellow Springs (one of the last stops on the underground railroad)

The town was cool, had a lot of trees and stops sign wrapped in lace or felt designs.

The little girl in the picture below was super adorable.  Her Mother owned the Soap Shop. They were outside holiday decorating. She has several stuffed dogs...  she reported the dog tucked in her jacket had popcorn farts, LMAO!!

I love the garden stone, it is entitled Swap Party!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on November 29, 2010, 04:22:12 PM
Yellow Springs is an interesting place.  When I was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, we used to go through it to get to John Bryan State Park.  Liked to walk along the Clifton Gorge.  Very Pretty.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 29, 2010, 04:28:49 PM
That's neat, I like the tree. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 29, 2010, 04:38:14 PM
Yellow Springs is an interesting place.  When I was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, we used to go through it to get to John Bryan State Park.  Liked to walk along the Clifton Gorge.  Very Pretty.

The area is really nice,  I enjoyed!


Title: Back from Vegas
Post by: Didiki on November 29, 2010, 10:52:53 PM
Just got back from a week in Las Vegas.

It was a split second decision.  We were sitting around the house last Sunday night looking at the snow falling and hearing the weeks weather forecast for more lousy weather, so I got on the web and found a really cheap one day airline/hotel ticket sale to Las Vegas.  We booked it and left at 5:15am Monday morning.

 You can do these kind of things when you are retired and have the time to do them.

Weather in Vegas was sunny and warmer then here.

Vegas was Vegas.  Good time.  They are really suffering economically though.

Lots more homeless on the street than I thought we'd see.

These two pictures are about the most honest ones I took.

I laughed when I saw the sign the homeless guy made, I gave him a buck and had this picture taken.  At least he was honest.

The tip jar speaks for itself.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1110511.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0099.jpg)

________
Dick



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 29, 2010, 11:37:34 PM
Glad you guys had a good time, Dick.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on November 30, 2010, 12:34:20 AM
those are nice ,cute pictures maggie,,i love the reptile figurines.!!

..and didi, they really do crazy things in vegas huh....be careful, they say...what happens in vegas,,is highly contagious!! lol


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 30, 2010, 07:07:28 PM
Great shots Dick.  I appreciate you rewarding honesty!  :2tu: :hug2:

Hope you had a good time.


Title: Post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 02, 2010, 12:34:03 PM
I commented on another thread that the weather could hold up the collection of my new Silverwing, this is why  :head:

Photos taken this morning before I left for work

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4379.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4380.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4384.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4381.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4382.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4385.jpg)

07:20 for my local airport to Amsterdam
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4383.jpg)

I left the car about a mile from where I work as the hill had not been gritted, we all got stuck on our estate yesterday and had to be towed out by our friendly farmer

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4386.jpg)

The motorway flowing freely, quite different to yesterday
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4387.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4388.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4389.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4390.jpg)

Our friendly farmer on his way to the cafe  :laugh:
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4391.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4393.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4394.jpg)

Arrived at work
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/Bike/IMG_4397.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 02, 2010, 01:38:57 PM
Awesome shots!!  Thanks for sharing,Paul!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on December 02, 2010, 03:14:22 PM
The snow must really be bad...all the traffic is going the wrong way :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 02, 2010, 03:19:28 PM
The snow must really be bad...all the traffic is going the wrong way :dunno:

 :rofl: I wondered when someone from over the pond would comment on that  :2tu:

Took me 4 hours to get 18 miles yesterday, its better today, a little snow, so should get home ok, mainly because all the sensible ones stayed at home  :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on December 02, 2010, 03:42:00 PM
Paul --  sorry to see all your snow but at the same time glad you got it and not us.

Great photos -- thanx for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 02, 2010, 04:00:46 PM
Paul --  sorry to see all your snow but at the same time glad you got it and not us.

Great photos -- thanx for sharing.

We can send it over if you wish  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on December 02, 2010, 06:00:03 PM
nice pictures paulie!!

..and this is the very reason why people from Canada and East coast come to Arizona during Winter...our life in AZ doesn't freeze...should i say, we enjoy life 365days/per...LOL
i like to see snow..but not live with them..lol
thanks for sharing pics Paul!!




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 12, 2010, 03:29:33 PM
SNOW!!!! Not a lot but the wind is wicked today!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 12, 2010, 04:24:54 PM
SNOW!!!!

Nice images to see, not so much to live in.

It's 34F at 8:00 this morning, it'll be sunny but windy and no more than 45F.  This winter seems to be more the start of another ice age rather than one of global warming.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on December 12, 2010, 06:18:54 PM
Rained all day and night yesterday and now the snow is moving in.  It looks nasty outside.  The roof of the Metrodome collapsed during the night leaving the Vikings with nowhere to play.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 26, 2010, 06:01:40 PM
Time to blow the cobwebs away so a little walk around my home town.

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0387.jpg)

The Boss  Very Happy
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0381.jpg)

The River Wharfe runs through our town, frozen for the first time since 1963
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0368.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0367.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0380.jpg)

Local river dwellers waiting to be fed
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0375.jpg)

Further down stream
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0384.jpg)

A Red Kite looking for some lunch
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0373.jpg)

Local "Pub" having water problems
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_0389.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 26, 2010, 08:03:39 PM
hmmmm  Let's hope the pub's problem is only water. :)

Pretty scenery.  Thanks for the walk along.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on December 29, 2010, 05:46:23 AM
Scooter riding was pretty much out of the queston today, so I chose an all day, 4 wheel drive, trip to Cataloochee Valley on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040325.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040203Twk.jpg)

Elk were reintroduced to the Cataloochee area of GSMNP in 2001.
A group of young bucks.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040431.jpg)

Big daddy.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040559Twk.jpg)

Some things are probably going to be viewed only once in a life time or never. A couple of young bucks practicing for the day they feel ready to take on big daddy.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040280Twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040278Twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040277Twk.jpg)

I took a little shy of 400 photos today but just one more here.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040565Twk.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 29, 2010, 05:50:59 AM
National Geographic has nothing on you, my dear!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 29, 2010, 06:09:14 AM
Wonderful photos Phil!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 29, 2010, 11:01:15 AM
Great pics Phil  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 29, 2010, 01:33:10 PM
Awesome pics,Phil!!   Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2010, 03:25:00 PM
WOW Phil, those are great!  Do you have a zoom lens on your camera.  How close can you get?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on December 29, 2010, 07:03:33 PM
Excellent pics Phil.

________
Dick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on December 29, 2010, 07:23:50 PM
Great photos guys -- makes a person want to get outside and enjoy the beauty.

Thanx for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on December 29, 2010, 07:49:52 PM
WOW Phil, those are great!  Do you have a zoom lens on your camera.  How close can you get?


Thanks everyone, I shot 382 pictures, got lucky on a couple.

 Dan, I currently use a Panasonic DMC-FZ18 Ultrazoom, the Leica lens is equivalent to 28-504MM on a 35mm film camera. It is about three generations old, I think the latest version is DMC-FZ35. Though lacking some of the speed and versatility of a DSLR, digital ultrazoom cameras offer a step beyond standard point and shoot without need to carry multiple lens. I'm continually amazed at how many purchase high dollar DSLR cameras, use only 'auto' mode and the original lens, mainly because everyone told them it's what they need to  take good photos.

Sometimes you don't need the zoom.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040549Twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040542Twk.jpg) 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2010, 08:03:30 PM
Excellent Phil.  Is this the model you are writing about...

(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/32517173-2-440-OVR-1.gif)

I got Serena a Canon camera for Christmas.  She has been wanting a DSLR for some time but I think she is just too busy to really use it properly.  Matter of fact I went the exact opposite with a camera, I tried to find her the slimmest feature packed camera I could and it came down to two contenders.  A Panasonic similar to yours but much smaller with a 12x zoom Leica lens and the Canon with a 4x zoom lens.  I went with the Canon because of the rave reviews and the ability to take fantastic low light shots.  I was really torn, hoping to see what she has taken when she comes back from India in two days.  In short I agree with you the Canon and Panansonic that I looked at had the auto feature plus both allowed fairly involved manual controls as well.  And if you are into photoshop the Canon shoots raw images.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 29, 2010, 08:18:40 PM
Excellent Phil.  Is this the model you are writing about...

([url]http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/32517173-2-440-OVR-1.gif[/url])

I got Serena a Canon camera for Christmas.  She has been wanting a DSLR for some time but I think she is just too busy to really use it properly.  Matter of fact I went the exact opposite with a camera, I tried to find her the slimmest feature packed camera I could and it came down to two contenders.  A Panasonic similar to yours but much smaller with a 12x zoom Leica lens and the Canon with a 4x zoom lens.  I went with the Canon because of the rave reviews and the ability to take fantastic low light shots.  I was really torn, hoping to see what she has taken when she comes back from India in two days.  In short I agree with you the Canon and Panansonic that I looked at had the auto feature plus both allowed fairly involved manual controls as well.  And if you are into photoshop the Canon shoots raw images.


Dan, the new Canon DSLR's are great BUT have to agree that you need the time to use it. Shooting in RAW is good but then to use Photoshop to edit is a different story all together  :no:

When I retire I may study photoshop, but till then I will just experiment with it  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2010, 08:21:11 PM
If I wasn't clear I purchased a Canon S95 for Serena.  A very sophisticated point and shoot with many manual settings if you desire.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on December 29, 2010, 09:17:51 PM
Yep, that's the same as my camera, Dan. I looked at reviews of the Canon S95, very nice camera. Over the years, Canon and Panasonic have ran neck and neck back and forth for top rated ultrazoom camera. I've seen some really great photographs from Kodak ultrazooms. This is my 4th ultrazoom and I'll probably move to a DSLR on the next purchase. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on December 29, 2010, 09:38:02 PM
MLC, love the photos, I'll always remember them as illustrating birds of various feather may also flock together.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 30, 2010, 10:06:24 PM
great photos everyone


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 15, 2011, 08:38:52 AM
Headed south at 6:30 Friday morning to Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, every year around 50,000 Sandhill Cranes take a break there on their way to Florida. This weekend is suppose to be the peak of the migration, so off we set not by scoot but the trip also served as a scouting run for what appears to be a good day to get in a ride tomorrow.
It was a tad chilly this morning, snow on the ground and hoar frost glittering on any vegetation around the waterways made the scenery well worth bearing the bite of the early morning air.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040598twk.jpg)

 Venturing into the area, we were greeted by dense fog, though the din of thousands of the objective of mission was evident, the source of the ruckus was obscured.
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040606twk.jpg)

So we rode around the area, looking for other things of interest.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040755twk2.jpg)

Returning once the sun had an opportunity to burn off a bit of fog the objective was achieved.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040666.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040737twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040702twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040634twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040625twk.jpg)

All in all a lovely winter's day.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1040582twk.jpg)

Afterwards we headed to the Ocoee river, site of the 1996 Olympics white water events. If interested there are more pictures at the following link.
http://philngoodpictureplace.shutterfly.com/ (http://philngoodpictureplace.shutterfly.com/)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on January 15, 2011, 03:32:00 PM
Great pix Phil -- thanks for sharing.  Hope you found the roads for your ride.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2011, 05:11:22 PM
All those images are good Phil and a few of them are amazing.  Thanks so much for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 15, 2011, 05:52:39 PM
I love this thread!!!  Those winter shots are fabulous.  I'd almost (almost!) be okay with getting cold in order to see it 3D.

This thread may cost me, though.  I've been having niggling thoughts of getting a better camera than point'n'shoot.  What do you experts think of this:
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-FZ35-Digital-Optical-Stabilized/dp/B002IKLJU0/ref=pd_sim_p_6 (http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-FZ35-Digital-Optical-Stabilized/dp/B002IKLJU0/ref=pd_sim_p_6)
The 'hidden' price is $239, btw.  That's less than I paid for my first point'n'shoot.

It uses a proprietary battery, but there's an after market for about $12.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2011, 06:19:00 PM
Robin that is similar if not identical to Phil's camera.  I believe it is very good but he will be able to give you a better opinion than I can.  I'm all for good photo equipment so I say go for it, especially someone like you who shares so many great ride reports through images.  So think of it as something for all of us here at maxi-scoots!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 15, 2011, 06:25:32 PM
Ha!  Okay, so that makes it less painful, it's for the good of all of us   Very Happy

I am interested in Phil's thoughts.  The only negative I've found is one person who said there's a little delay between pressing the button and it taking the pic.  That's irritated the life out of me with the point'n'shoots, too.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on January 15, 2011, 06:49:23 PM
I love this thread!!!  Those winter shots are fabulous.  I'd almost (almost!) be okay with getting cold in order to see it 3D.

This thread may cost me, though.  I've been having niggling thoughts of getting a better camera than point'n'shoot.  What do you experts think of this:
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-FZ35-Digital-Optical-Stabilized/dp/B002IKLJU0/ref=pd_sim_p_6[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-FZ35-Digital-Optical-Stabilized/dp/B002IKLJU0/ref=pd_sim_p_6[/url])
The 'hidden' price is $239, btw.  That's less than I paid for my first point'n'shoot.

It uses a proprietary battery, but there's an after market for about $12.


Robin

Never give up your point and shoot, you will see most professional photographers with one in his/hers kit.

They come in very handy for those off the cuff shots.

Good choice of DSLR though  :2tu:

Paul


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2011, 08:21:32 PM
Paul I agree with you, for the most part point and shoot cameras will do most of the work for decent images.  Matter of fact that is why I got Serena the Canon S95.  While it is a point and shoot it also has many manual functions.  In either case the camera Robin is looking at and the one Phil owns also works as a point and shoot, just not a compact format.

Robin this may sound stupid elementary but some of the techniques that has really worked for me with my own cheap pns camera is to make sure the light is coming from behind me, to the side or low in the sky, to hold the button before pressing to give the camera time to focus and try to be as still as possible or using a solid surface to brace the camera against if I don't have a tripod (which I usually don't).

I was really happy with my cheapo Olympus camera with the way it took images this fall at the Grand Canyon.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 15, 2011, 08:27:12 PM
I agree with all of that.  A couple years ago I was having my hair done and the lady moved my purse, and said "That's heavy, what's in there?"  I said "Oh, just the usual, makeup, GPS, camera."

My Olympus makes photos that make me happy if I pay attention to simple things like what Dan just said.  I don't know beans about photography either.  I'd probably always carry the Olympus in my purse.  And I don't know what I'd do better with this Panasonic I'm looking at, but y'all are really showing some great stuff here.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on January 15, 2011, 10:10:36 PM

Robin this may sound stupid elementary but some of the techniques that has really worked for me with my own cheap pns camera is to make sure the light is coming from behind me, to the side or low in the sky,

Dan, comments are usually true, but, try with the sun behind the subject but force the flash to work, gives a great shot  :2tu:

Paul


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 15, 2011, 10:36:36 PM
Robbin, I just spent a while writing something and then lost it, don't know what button I hit. I hate when that happens. I'll try again this evening.

Everyone knows I don't recommend, first thing you know someone gets something they don't like and ain't talking to you no more. On the other hand the DMC-FZ35 is 3 or 4 generatons newer, with more features and pixels, than the FZ18, I paid $300.00 for, at that price it's going to be hard to make it through the weekend without ordering one.
   Under ideal conditions you wouldn't get a better picture, than a good point and shoot, with the FZ35 or a DSLR. Realisticly, a $4000.00 DSLR, with only the usually supplied 50mm lens, set to automatic is nothing more than a point and shoot. What it can do is provide versitility to get better pictures in less than ideal conditions. Low light, set it on a tripod and take 1/2 second exposures of your scoot and scenery; select a slow shutter speed to add motion to a mountain stream; got a sun and shadow shot but either lose detail in the shadows or the sky is over exposed, select 'auto bracket' to take 3 or more different exposures at the same time and use computer software to blend them all together using the best elements of each. That delay between pressing button and shutter actuation is caused by the lens auto focusing first. There are two ways to avoid the delay on the FZ35, select 'continuious auto focus' and the camera will focus whereever it is pointed. The other is point it at a curve in the road, press the 'AE lock' button, the camera will stay focused on the curve and when a scooter comes around, press the shutter and no delay. Hawk eating a rabbit 50 yards away, zoom in and count his feathers.
   To me, the mega-zoom cameras make a great motorbiking camera, providing much of the versitility of a DSLR without having to carry 3 lenses, filters and accessories sized for each lens. Their weakness, limited by the same smaller sensor used in point and shoot cameras, compared to a full size DSLR, picture quality is not very good in circumstances requiring anything much above ISO100 and slow continuious shooting. So, if you're looking for continuious shots of a running deer, looking to take pictures at basketball games or indoor concerts, you would probably be disappointed.
   If you read the reviews, you'll see a lot of talk about picture quality but what only a few tell you is it's mostly to do with viewing at full resolution on a computer screen. Print a 8x10 or 11x14, JPEG from a good 8meg point and shoot and a manipulated RAW image from a DSLR and get someone to tell you which is which.
   A few points;
   It's a pretty big camera (as big as a compact DSLR) and you'll want a few accessories to get the most from it, filters, one spare battery will do, you'll need a good sized purse. Also, a good tripod is essential for good long zoom shots.
  As a former fan of AA battery cameras, the battery will give you more shots than a set of AA and remains viable much longer than rechargable AA batteries.
  Olympus, Fuji and Kodak cameras are often programmed to produce vivid (some say unrealistic) color, you might find the reds and blues a bit more muted from other brands. Vivid fans can add a bit at the saturation button of adjustment software.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 16, 2011, 02:47:15 AM
Robbin, I just spent a while writing something and then lost it

I'm sorry for that, I just hate it when it happens to me.  Thanks so much for taking all the time and trouble for repeating it.

I don't recommend, first thing you know someone gets something they don't like and ain't talking to you no more.

Understood, and that's childish, I'd never even think to do that.

I think I also anticipated most of the stuff you said about what not to expect from a camera like this, and what to reasonably expect.  I know this isn't a pro camera, and I'm most decidedly a complete photographic idiot, so it's still out of my league.  Maybe I'll learn something from it - probably not.

I had the Amazon shopping cart loaded up with the camera, a 16gb card, and an after-market spare battery, waiting on your response, so now I've pushed the buy-button, it's on its way.

Thanks so much!

Edit to add:  If this 16gb card works on my GPS, I'm going to get another and load my entire music collection - probably 600 CD's - onto it.  My riding pleasure will be greatly expanded  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on January 16, 2011, 03:20:21 AM
If you'll excuse me, I need to mop up my brain... You guys just made it ooze out...

I'll stick to taking pictures with my phone and being disappointed when they suck every now and then being amazed when they come out really good (iPhone, best camera in a phone I believe)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 16, 2011, 07:15:35 AM
Robin, I think you'll enjoy the camera. I've had four ultra-zoom cameras, started out with an Olympus 8X, first generation ultra-zoom, which the wife still uses. Even with it's antiquated 3.2 meg picture size, it makes a great snapshot camera producing 4x6 prints that will rival any, 8x10 prints that will rival most.

'Those Eyes', Olympus 725UZ, 8 Oct 2006, hand held at 300mm
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/P1010054.jpg)

'Trust', Panasonic DMC-FZ7, 2 Sept 2007, hand held at 311mm
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/P1010290.jpg)

'Wake Up Song' Panasonic DMC-FZ18, 28 Jun 2009, hand held at 504mm
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/P1020344twk.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 16, 2011, 07:36:37 AM
Can't wait to try it!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 16, 2011, 07:41:32 AM
Good info and great pics Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on January 16, 2011, 08:23:02 AM
Wow... "Those Eyes" was awesome... did you take it?

Also, if you did, do you mind if I post it to my Facebook (properly credited of course)?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on January 16, 2011, 11:29:21 AM
Wow... "Those Eyes" was awesome...

Have to agree Matt, great photo  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 16, 2011, 08:48:21 PM
Wow... "Those Eyes" was awesome... did you take it?

Also, if you did, do you mind if I post it to my Facebook (properly credited of course)?

Matt, I took it, you can use it. Thank you for asking.
Usual conditions, no modificatons, nothing commercial or illicit; without comment/title those pictured or I might find objectionable; removal from public display upon request of those pictured or myself.
Of course, the full resolution version is not posted or available for use.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 17, 2011, 05:57:13 PM
great shots Phil
the "Eyes" have it


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 17, 2011, 07:29:02 PM
If I get a good photo it's luck, an acorn for a blind pig. My intention was to show some of the capability of three different ultrazoom cameras, even in the hands of an inept.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on January 17, 2011, 09:28:37 PM
Took a trip down to Cowichan Bay last week, a small funky waterfront village.

Had fresh Halibut and chips at the Rock Cod Cafe.

This guy was patiently waiting in a tree for his lunch of spawning Salmon.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140059.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140055-1.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140054.jpg)

Cowichan Bay.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140124-1.jpg)

The usual Seagulls.  Around here we call them Shit Hawks.  They eat anything.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140148.jpg)

_______
Dick




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on January 17, 2011, 09:45:07 PM


The usual Seagulls.  Around here we call them Shit Hawks.  They eat anything.

([url]http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140148.jpg[/url])

_______
Dick

Shit Hawks is an understatement, they are an absolute menace at our coasts, they dive bomb you to pinch your chips and whatever else you maybe eating  :hissy:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 17, 2011, 10:16:09 PM
Great shots Dick! I see you are also using a ultrazoom Panasonic camera, DMC-FZ28, a generation newer than my FZ18. Number P1140055-1, one of the eagle pictures was taken in automatic 'landscape mode' at 470mm (35mm film equivalent), F6.3, shutter speed 1/400th second. Nice, was that hand held or on a tripod?

Dick, I'm bringing attention to this because Robbin just ordered a FZ35, don't know if you had been following the thread.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 17, 2011, 10:30:30 PM
Great shots Dick! I see you are also using a ultrazoom Panasonic camera, DMC-FZ28, a generation newer than my FZ18. Number P1140055-1, one of the eagle pictures was taken in automatic 'landscape mode' at 470mm (35mm film equivalent), F6.3, shutter speed 1/400th second. Nice, was that hand held or on a tripod?

Dick, I'm bringing attention to this because Robbin just ordered a FZ35, don't know if you had been following the thread.

Okay, I'll bite.  How on EARTH did you know Dick's settings?  Is that stored in the image somewhere?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 17, 2011, 11:09:10 PM
Great shots Dick! I see you are also using a ultrazoom Panasonic camera, DMC-FZ28, a generation newer than my FZ18. Number P1140055-1, one of the eagle pictures was taken in automatic 'landscape mode' at 470mm (35mm film equivalent), F6.3, shutter speed 1/400th second. Nice, was that hand held or on a tripod?

Dick, I'm bringing attention to this because Robbin just ordered a FZ35, don't know if you had been following the thread.

Okay, I'll bite.  How on EARTH did you know Dick's settings?  Is that stored in the image somewhere?

Yes it is, most all digital cameras imprint the information onto the image file. I right clicked on the image, selected properties, followed the link to 'photobucket' and downloaded a copy of the image. Once you have a copy, in most any imaging software program, right click on the photo and select properties. Of course you can check properties on any of your own photos, some point and shoot cameras offer less information. In 'Picasa' and some other imagining software you can select to show properties of an open photo in a side window all the time.
By the way if you wish, you can set most software programs to strip information from files you upload. Mostly useful for pro photographers, a bit of copyright protection, etc. but if anyone has one of the cameras that also records GPS information you might want to restrict uploaded camera information when uploading home photographs and such.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 17, 2011, 11:17:22 PM
I'll be darned.  Gimp doesn't show much at all, but Paintshop reveals all.

GPS information?  I'd never a thunk it.  Thanks for the tip.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on January 18, 2011, 03:47:26 AM
You guys didn't know that in a former life Phil was with the CIA. :laugh: :laugh:  Nothing escapes him.

_________
Dick



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on January 18, 2011, 05:23:12 AM
Flickr by default also shows some camera information (the only thing I know for sure is camera taken by, and GPS coordinates if available)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 18, 2011, 03:43:42 PM
great shots all
Phil, I don't think it is just luck
those are great images well framed
bought my wife a book, Polar Obsession
the photos of the author swimming with leopard seals are simply awesome and the book is worth a look
yuz guys would enjoy it I think


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 18, 2011, 06:33:07 PM
You guys didn't know that in a former life Phil was with the CIA. :laugh: :laugh:  Nothing escapes him.

_________
Dick




Bonified gradgit of the Jethro Bodine double naught spy skool, shhhh.
Jethro Bodine - Double Naught Spy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5aNn4Sfmas#)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 18, 2011, 07:46:53 PM
Great shots, Dick!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 20, 2011, 08:15:42 PM
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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: midlifecrisis on January 20, 2011, 09:32:45 PM
.

and did you?  :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 20, 2011, 09:45:30 PM
No just wishful thinking.....  this was my play day.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 20, 2011, 11:11:41 PM
SQUIRREL!  I love that photo Maggie.  Made me think of this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSUXXzN26zg&feature=related


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 21, 2011, 06:14:47 AM
Got the Panasonic tonight.  Expect some terrible photos soon, hopefully improving into acceptable sometime in the foreseeable future.

One complaint:  .pdf manual only.  For this level of device, that's insufficient.  It's printing now, I'm binding it in a 3-ring.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 21, 2011, 06:44:13 AM
The Canon S95 I just purchased only had a pdf manual as well Robin.  Was surprised as you.  The nice thing about a pdf manual is that it should be more thorough than a printed manual.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 21, 2011, 06:47:41 AM
I have five more sheetsto print, and the printer ran out of cyan.  I told it to print gray-scale only, but it still will not print without a new cyan.  I hate Epson printers, and have no idea why I bought another.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 21, 2011, 07:34:45 PM
he doesn't look happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 22, 2011, 08:05:29 AM
Like the sign, snow covered trees and the other but is that a squirrel or a bat?

Edited to add - Dang, I thought I was posting right below Maggie but there was another page of new posts.

Robin, glad you got the new camera, hope you enjoy it. PDF only must be a cost saving device in the last couple of years but I downloaded the pdf version and have to say I haven't looked at the printed version since about a week after I got the camera, though it is in my camera bag.

I've always gotten good service from Epson printers, maybe just luck. Have you changed the cartridges previously? Often as a cost saving device (for them) new printers don't come with a black cartridge, mixing the colors to create black, requiring the additional purchase of a black cartridge for true black. Also, original cartridges are usually only about 1/4 full, another cost saving device (for them).


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 22, 2011, 02:08:27 PM
Phil it is a squirrel... I guess it came out dark because of the lighting?  I had just shoveled and threw some fruit and lettuce out for the animals.   I got some snow in my boot and  bent down to move it out when I looked over and saw someone watching me :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 24, 2011, 05:43:00 PM
this is a shot of the house yesterday morning, it was clear and cold, about -22C
(http://s1.postimage.org/k5jhw22s/Jan_24_2010_018.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k5jhw22s/)
it is very cold this morning, this is a shot of the weather station on top of the fridge showing the outside sensor reading

(http://s1.postimage.org/k6oubqf8/Jan_24_2010_020.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k6oubqf8/)


Title: Re: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 24, 2011, 07:40:54 PM
Burr!


Title: Re: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 24, 2011, 08:28:26 PM
Burr!

+1
Before spending a couple of years in Northern Maine, I thought cold was cold, there couldn't be much difference between 0 and -35. It didn't take long to find it was as different as +35 and 0 but difficult to explain to those who have never experienced it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on January 25, 2011, 05:58:15 AM
It's -35 and sunny, how is that even possible?!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 25, 2011, 04:08:56 PM
It's -35 and sunny, how is that even possible?!
it is coldest on sunny clear days and clear nights
think of clouds as an giant space blanket reflecting warmth back to the earth instead of allowing it to radiate away
when it warms up, relatively speaking, like to-day it will be cloudy and we will get more snow


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 04:58:27 PM
Dave I tried to explain that weather phenomenon to my friend years ago and she just laughed at me.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on January 25, 2011, 05:00:31 PM
Great explanation Dave.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: JT on January 25, 2011, 08:30:13 PM
My grandson Liam and I getting ready to hike the Big Rock trail at Fort Mountain State Park in Georgia.  Temperature was in the mid-20's and a fresh snowfall from the previous night was completely undisturbed.  Very Happy  The lake was also completely frozen over, though quite thinly.

(http://pics.scootercat.net/d/231569-2/P1210590.JPG)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 25, 2011, 08:33:14 PM
Looks like fun!!  Everyone is bundled up!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 26, 2011, 05:54:46 PM
I never think of an ice covered lake in Georgia


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: JT on January 27, 2011, 01:59:00 AM
Maggie, we had a great time.   Very Happy

I never think of an ice covered lake in Georgia

Neither did I, till I saw it.  Must have something to do with the fact that it's 2400' ASL.  There was no snow in the surrounding area until you got close to the park. The road to the northern part of the park was closed because it was iced over.

(http://pics.scootercat.net/d/233465-2/P1210608.JPG)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on January 27, 2011, 04:35:38 AM
Wait your in Georgia?!? And you didn't tell me?!? For shame!!!

I haven't seen a completely frozen lake before in ga, but I haven't gone looking either.. I have walked out (extremely carefully and slowly with weight very spread out) on partially frozen lakes... Always terrifies me because I don't have the experience to know before I put my weight down what can support me


... You were at fort mountain?!??! (yea I just caught that fact, not used to it being abbreviated) that just hurts man, you were within 20 miles of me and didn't even grab lunch with me


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 27, 2011, 03:52:41 PM
we all have our stereotypical images of places
enjoy the snow and ice


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: JT on January 27, 2011, 04:53:22 PM
Wait your in Georgia?!? And you didn't tell me?!? For shame!!!
...
... You were at fort mountain?!??! (yea I just caught that fact, not used to it being abbreviated) that just hurts man, you were within 20 miles of me and didn't even grab lunch with me
I didn't even realize you lived in Calhoun.  :dunno:  My sister lives off Hwy 225 about 1/2 way between I-75 and Chatsworth.

Chalk up the abbreviation to military usage.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on January 27, 2011, 06:12:56 PM
Wait your in Georgia?!? And you didn't tell me?!? For shame!!!
...
... You were at fort mountain?!??! (yea I just caught that fact, not used to it being abbreviated) that just hurts man, you were within 20 miles of me and didn't even grab lunch with me
I didn't even realize you lived in Calhoun.  :dunno:  My sister lives off Hwy 225 about 1/2 way between I-75 and Chatsworth.

Chalk up the abbreviation to military usage.

You still here or back home?

We live off Red Bud Rd (hwy 156), right at Red Bud (which is little more than a school, gas station, and dollar general)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: JT on January 27, 2011, 09:44:48 PM
We're back home.  My wife, daughter, future son-in-law, and grandson drove up Thursday the 20th for my nephew's wedding, then drove back home Sunday the 23rd.  I've ridden my Burgman within 5 miles of you.

And I think my nephew (other one, not the one that got married) goes to the same school as you.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on January 27, 2011, 10:38:01 PM
Considering it was for a wedding, I doubt you'll be in town anytime soon *grumble* ok, I'm over it :P

I go to Georgia Northwestern Tech


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: JT on January 27, 2011, 11:56:07 PM
Get yourself a scoot or MC and I'll ride up when the weather is a bit warmer.  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on January 28, 2011, 12:32:17 AM
Get yourself a scoot or MC and I'll ride up when the weather is a bit warmer.  :2tu:

Workin on it! :P


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 30, 2011, 04:30:11 AM
As Craig - Buffalo - reported on the "What I Found" thread, we had a late-spring day today, which nicely coincided with the Two Wheel Texan's monthly pie run.  At the old abandoned bridge he showed you, I had some fun with the new Panasonic FZ35.  All but the last of these were taken in point-and-shoot mode, but I gotta tell ya, even in that mode, this camera takes far better pix than my Olympus 300.  I'm sure glad y'all pointed me to it.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Bridge2sml.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Bridge3sml.jpg)

I sure wish I'd done this one differently:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Bridge4sml.jpg)

Just because the camera will do it:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Bridge5sml.jpg)

This one has no value at all other than simply that I was able to take it by adjusting the aperture so I could get it from inside a building into a sunny day. See, I learned something  Very Happy

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/ComeOnInChuckSML.jpg)





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on January 30, 2011, 04:58:37 AM
Good show Robin. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 30, 2011, 05:39:25 AM
Nice Robbin! I'm very glad to hear you are enjoying the camera.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2011, 06:27:02 AM
Excellent Robin!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 30, 2011, 02:05:27 PM
Very nice, Robin!  I love the bridge.  The shots look marvelous!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 31, 2011, 05:01:01 PM
enjoyed the shots Robin
keep shooting


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 01, 2011, 07:50:35 PM
Friday we rode into 80F plus, a beautiful day.

Today...  Dallas is iced in

Out my front porch:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Front2.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Front1.jpg)

Out my back door:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Back1.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 01, 2011, 08:14:23 PM
brrrrr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on February 01, 2011, 08:47:36 PM
Be careful you guys.

Looks like a huge storm is surging across the States.

_______
Dick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 01, 2011, 08:48:46 PM
Burrr.....Robin.  Still sleeting like mad here!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on February 01, 2011, 10:11:50 PM
Robin, it looks like you got about the same amount of sleet that I did. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: DASHER1 on February 01, 2011, 10:15:56 PM
clear and very cold here in saskatchewan.
this morning -31C
with windchill  -45C
BUT ITS ON ITS WAY OUT.HURRAY!!
tomorrow to be -1C
now thats better!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 02, 2011, 05:05:31 PM
good for you DASHER1, we are expecting 30cm of snow, about a foot, with high winds
but the temps aren't severe, -11 C right now, it is the drifting that is a problem


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: DASHER1 on February 04, 2011, 01:36:04 AM
+5 C  today and melting.
gotta love them groundhogs!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on February 04, 2011, 06:12:04 AM
Snowed here again today... Bout an inch


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 04, 2011, 03:42:36 PM
This winter is starting to take on some aspects of a bad experience:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Snow_Feb4_11sml.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 04, 2011, 03:43:21 PM
Wow check that out!!!  Be safe, Robin!!  Are you staying home today??


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 04, 2011, 03:52:53 PM
Wow check that out!!!  Be safe, Robin!!  Are you staying home today??

It's getting silly.  We were closed the past three days for ice on the roads.  Last night the word was that schools are closed today but central staff should report an hour late.  This morning at 5:30 the auto-caller called and said stay home today.  So, a little group of about four of us are telecommuting, trying to get the time critical stuff done.

An interesting situation - the ice is still there, under the snow, and when I stepped off the curb going for the shot, the snow slipped on the ice underneath in the gutter and I went down.  At least without the snow you could see where it was slick.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 04:52:34 PM
Here is the snow fall we got walloped with on Wednesday.

My driveway is under there somewhere.
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Random/snowy-front-yard.jpg)

We shoveled all this snow out by hand.  Between the houses there is very little room to put the snow.
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Random/snowy-drive.jpg)

We couldn't open the back door because the snow was too deep.
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Random/snowy-backyard.jpg)

We shoveled the entire driveway and sidewalks by hand... well hands and shovels.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on February 04, 2011, 05:10:34 PM
do you really need to shovel those snow on the side before you can get your car out of the driveway?..why not just drive over those snow? i mean, snow is soft right? i'm sure it will flatten when the wheels go over it...pls educate and orient me,or correct me if i'm wrong,,,,what do i know,,i live in Arizona.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 05:18:29 PM
Most cars and trucks will bottom out if the snow is too deep robster.  The tires will have very little traction and the wheels just spin, it really doesn't take a lot of snow to stop most vehicles.  It isn't all nice and fluffy and when it is a few feet deep it becomes quite heavy.  We couldn't even open the back door of the house because the snow was resisting too much.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 04, 2011, 07:15:38 PM
Lousy weather but nice pix.

We never ever get snow here - or least that used to be the truth.  We might have to start planning for this stuff if the past two winters are any indication.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 04, 2011, 07:28:30 PM
Dan, beautiful scene. Been there, done that as they say. Thanks for the memories.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on February 05, 2011, 06:01:37 PM
Don't think this guy is going riding for a while.

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/100_0027.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 05, 2011, 06:05:34 PM
Hopefully our thaw has begun:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/thaw1.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on February 05, 2011, 06:40:50 PM
Really -- Park & Ride

(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/?src=http://www.lfpress.com/news/world/2011/02/04/AP_POD16.jpg&size=640x425&quality=90)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 05, 2011, 06:44:03 PM
We woke up to a few more inches of snow... bad enough the geese were flying north.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 05, 2011, 11:33:49 PM
Flying north?  Oh no!

Now this is a big improvement:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/thaw3.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 05, 2011, 11:35:10 PM
([url]http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/?src=http://www.lfpress.com/news/world/2011/02/04/AP_POD16.jpg&size=640x425&quality=90[/url])


 :rofl:

Okay, it's not supposed to be funny.

Pffffft  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 06, 2011, 12:42:22 AM
I need to save that picture for the next time someone is lecturing on the inability of southerners to drive in snow.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on February 06, 2011, 04:34:07 AM
now,who among the ladies here got stranded?? ..pictures don't lie..lol
i suggest,get AMA or Triple A.. :hug1:

(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9752/stranded.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 06, 2011, 04:50:34 AM
now,who among the ladies here got stranded?? ..pictures don't lie..lol
i suggest,get AMA or Triple A.. :hug1:

Good gosh!  Are those heels she's wearing?

I traded AAA for AMA, and I try to keep my cell phone charged.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on February 06, 2011, 04:42:31 PM
I need to save that picture for the next time someone is lecturing on the inability of southerners to drive in snow.

I once believed all the talk about northerners knowing how to drive in snow.  Then I got caught in a snow storm just south of Detroit and found out they don't do any better than the folks down south. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2011, 04:50:06 PM
I need to save that picture for the next time someone is lecturing on the inability of southerners to drive in snow.

I once believed all the talk about northerners knowing how to drive in snow.  Then I got caught in a snow storm just south of Detroit and found out they don't do any better than the folks down south. 

Craig the bad drivers were probably visitors from the south.  :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on February 06, 2011, 06:10:49 PM
Yeah, and they took the time to get Michigan plates for their cars  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2011, 08:31:20 PM
A rental!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on February 06, 2011, 09:52:34 PM
That lady has one ugly look on her face...

Her husband probably took the pic as he drove past lol!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 07, 2011, 04:43:45 PM
typical February here
lots of snow but on Saturday it was bright and got to 0C, 32F.
it was wonderful, people out walking and soaking up the sun

(http://s2.postimage.org/2qq5p9sdg/Feb_3_2010_002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2qq5p9sdg/)

this was fairly early last Thursday, I think, we have added an inch or two since
the best part is that I will be riding 6 weeks from now


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: DASHER1 on February 08, 2011, 01:09:48 AM
IN Saskatchewan we have more gravel and rock in the pavement i think.
so i found it easier to drive.when i was in British Columbia a few yrs. ago it
snowed.their pavement i think is alot smoother,which made it way worse to drive.
your sliding all over!
i thought it was just the drivers their,i found out different.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 12, 2011, 10:12:34 AM
Mead's Quarry, now part of Ijams nature center, fed by springs and through cracks and caves equalized with the Tennessee River (Fort Loudon Lake), a short distance away, forms a man created, though unintentional, lake. In my youth it was a gaping, loud other than Sunday, hole. My grandfather, welder and mechanic, kept the trucks, huge derricks, rock crushers and other various equipment roaring, screeching and banging 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. Among his most critical duties was ensuring huge pumps kept springs and river from encroaching on operations, 24-7. Grandmother's brother worked his way up to foreman of the plant, many uncles and cousins were employed there. Being family got you hired but it cut no slack, there were no cushy jobs. Everyone wore the same sweat streaked white coating of lime, breathed the same lime laden air.  Mother issued only two inflexible laws, other than moral, school and I would never work the quarry. Grandfather died when I was twelve, he fifty-four, fell over at work, heart had given all it had. Breaking the chain was costly but I'm the first male to see sixty. It's good to see the quarry returning to nature, becoming a refuge for life and beauty, yet a reminder of those who sacrificed in the pits of hell to break the chain.
Tomorrow we ride, weather and circumstances have combined.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/IMGP0138twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/IMGP0150twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/IMGP0109twk.jpg)

Self Portrait

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/IMGP0143crop.jpg)



 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 12, 2011, 04:40:20 PM
Fine images, and finer narrative.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2011, 05:40:48 PM
Great story, Phil I really love your photos.  You've developed a very good eye for composition.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 12, 2011, 07:36:12 PM
What Robin said...  Love the self portrait!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 13, 2011, 05:08:57 PM
I love my mornings!! Would never change being an early riser for the dank dark of night.





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 05:31:28 PM
Beautiful colors Maggie.  Had you not told me I would have thought it was twilight or sunset.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 13, 2011, 05:40:26 PM
Thanks Dan, we always have the best winter sunrises... They are gone quickly in a matter of minutes.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 13, 2011, 08:20:04 PM
Lovely Maggie!
 Being an early riser isn't a necessity. As a denizen of darkness, once prowling neon illuminated terrain in pursuit of predawn pleasures, both foreign and domestic, has culminated with the viewing of many a wondrous sunrise prior to respite.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 13, 2011, 10:53:43 PM
True Phil... however I am not sure I have ever been up past 1am in my life :)  One day I will have to try.  But then I feel it comes at the sacrifice of my mornings.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 14, 2011, 03:51:52 AM
I seem to have an unhealthy interest in falling-down buildings.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Barn_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 14, 2011, 05:55:21 AM
That's a nice one, Robbin! I have no idea whether it is an unhealthy interest but it doesn't appear to be a rare obsession, my picture taking excursion mentor has to stop at every one he spots, while I usually wait in the truck. If it especially interests him but is inaccessible, such as posted 'No Trespassing', he goes into conniption fits, mumbling obscenities until we find some critters or a creek for him to photograph.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 14, 2011, 02:06:23 PM
I love old buildings especially barns!  Very nice, Robin!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 14, 2011, 05:30:03 PM
old buildings are like old people, more character
liked all the photos Maggie, Phil & Robin
great read Phil
thanks for posting


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: smorris on February 15, 2011, 02:07:09 AM
old buildings are like old people, more character


I love older faces. They hold so many stories. This was a local on a ferry trip we took a couple of years ago. He came on and made his way to the back and plopped down. Didn't seem to pay any attention to the view or the tourists, a he'd probably seen them all a million times. One of my favorite photos I've taken.

(http://smorris.smugmug.com/photos/33402804_5DLGu-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 15, 2011, 04:58:31 AM
Very nice, Steve!
Candid is about my only interest in photographing people. To me, once someone knows they are being photographed it's almost impossible to get anything that appears natural, with one exception. Sometimes if I can catch a shot just at the instant someone realizes or wonders if they are being photographed but before they can react or the beginnings of a reaction, I am very pleased with some. Though 99% of the times I get 'The Picture' it's out of focus or so over exposed it's useless and unduplicatable.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 15, 2011, 05:25:08 AM
I'd never be your model Phil, acting taught me to pose when the camera is in the same county  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on February 15, 2011, 06:08:23 AM
this lady hold many stories
too,,my crystal ball tells me ,she used to be a gymnast..  :danceing:

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9410/oldies.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 15, 2011, 06:40:52 AM
I'd never be your model Phil, acting taught me to pose when the camera is in the same county  :2tu:

Surely you've tested that FZ35 enough to know I wouldn't need to be in the same county. Well, maybe in Texas unless you got close to a county line, but stay in character if you're ever crossing East Tennessee.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: smorris on February 15, 2011, 07:12:47 AM
Very nice, Steve!
Candid is about my only interest in photographing people.

Thanks,

I'd love to do more candids, but I'm not pushy or ballsy enough to do that almost "in your face" street photography that you see, with so many wonderful gritty photos. Sure, I can sit way back with a tele and do it, but then it compresses things too much and doesn't look as involved. You have to be there with a short lens to get "that look". I've got a small Zeiss 35mm rangefinder that is virtually silent, but it takes longer to focus and compose than my big dSLR. Still, I'd sometime like to do a little people stalking with the Zeiss. A lot of people used to use twin-lens reflex cameras for candids, because with the camera down at chest level, it was less obvious to the subject that they were being photographed. The name slips my mind, but one of the more famous street photographers used this technique. I've got one of those, too, but the lab I used to use closed up, and I haven't looked for another since. Guess I've relied too much on digital...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 15, 2011, 03:47:33 PM
This was candid and quick...  My niece Sofia at the St. Louis Zoo.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 15, 2011, 03:52:54 PM
My niece Sofia at the St. Louis Zoo.

 Very Happy

Very cute, of course.  But what an art shot.  Those come once per blue moon.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 15, 2011, 05:09:54 PM
great shot Maggie
both subjects seem oblivious to all else


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on February 15, 2011, 05:39:33 PM
That shot is beautiful, you could probably sell it to the zoo, if you were inclined to


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on February 15, 2011, 08:23:10 PM
Here are some pictures I took when we made our ride to Colorado a couple of years ago. 

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Colorado/June1224-viewthroughthetreeontheroc.jpg)

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Colorado/June1028-anotherviewofBlackRiverfro.jpg)

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Colorado/June933-ViewfrompulloffatWolfCreekP.jpg)


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Post by: msgtphil on February 15, 2011, 08:23:21 PM
Maggie, cameras are full of buried treasure, you've pulled out a jewel and what a darling niece!

Edited to add - Craig you posted while I was writing, beautiful scenery!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 15, 2011, 08:43:31 PM
great shots Craig
especially the tree growing on the rock outcrop
symbol of tenacity


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on February 15, 2011, 08:59:11 PM
I took a lot more pictures on that ride (about 150).  I think I posted a link to them in the old board but if anyone is interested you can see them at Colorado Pics (https://picasaweb.google.com/JCNolen/ColoradoJune2008#)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2011, 09:50:00 PM
Maggie your niece could model, very photogenic.

Craig I love the middle shot of the Colorado River.  Simply beautiful.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 15, 2011, 09:59:42 PM
Thanks, Dan. Of course she takes after me ;)

Craig, love them all!  Probably the lone tree the best.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: JT on February 18, 2011, 01:43:47 AM
Keeping the bread warm (or vice versa ?).  Taken at a bakery in Amsterdam.

(http://pics.scootercat.net/d/30-2/Amsterdam_Cat_in_Bakery_Window_Lg.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 18, 2011, 01:45:58 AM
Keeping the bread warm

Precious!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 18, 2011, 02:14:21 PM
Very cute!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 18, 2011, 05:09:06 PM
nauseating
although the cat hair might increase the fibre


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 18, 2011, 07:23:29 PM
nauseating
although the cat hair might increase the fibre

Will have to admit, Dave, that was closer to my initial reaction.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 18, 2011, 11:36:42 PM
It can still be cute but doesn't mean I am buying my bread there :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 19, 2011, 03:02:10 AM
Now I know the origin of 'cat head' biscuits. I thought it was because they were about the size of a cat's head.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: JT on February 20, 2011, 02:07:10 AM
It can still be cute but doesn't mean I am buying my bread there :)
That's exactly what I was thinking when I took the pic.  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 21, 2011, 02:56:07 AM
Speaking of falling-down buildings - I was out caching today and came across this:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Crumble.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 21, 2011, 03:06:57 AM
   Last excursion to Ijams Nature Center, I roamed Mead's Quarry, this trek over and into the adjacent Ross Marble Quarry. Mead's was a working quarry when I was young, Ross had ceased operations, though most of the buildings and equipment still stood. Are you concerned about exposed bolts on playground equipment? The following is my childhood playground. Of course, it was absolutely forbidden. Stopping for injury or freezing halfway down was not an option, no rescue squad, death was preferable to parents discovery of our transgressions. When I was five, after having a broken arm set, I was fussing at Dr. Brown because the cast was so heavy. One of the young emergency room doctors said, "Dr. Brown, that does seem like an awfully thick cast." He answered, "Yes it is but you don't know where this boy lives."

These offer some scale, couple on the stone bridge and in lower left of first, man on quarry floor.
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_16crop1.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_29.jpg)

Most paths are wide, cycling is also popular here, with racks for securing provided where people might wish to park and hike. Amazing, I didn't notice those vines until downloading photos or I would have looked for closer photos of them. Next time.
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_111crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_114twk.jpg)

Path winding into pit is narrow and winding but very well thought out and natural appearing except where safety rails have been placed from necessity.
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_41.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_51twk.jpg)

From below, first is through entrance in stone bridge, called the key hole.
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_65twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_73crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_103twk.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 21, 2011, 03:12:36 AM
Phil, I can see the attraction.  Love the Doctor's comment. Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 21, 2011, 03:24:08 AM
Robin, we must have been posting at the same time. Nice find, I think that one is a bit beyond the fixer-upper stage.

Edited to add - love the framing with the big tree. Appears that tree could have seen the house come and go.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 21, 2011, 03:49:39 AM
Robin, we must have been posting at the same time. Nice find, I think that one is a bit beyond the fixer-upper stage.

Edited to add - love the framing with the big tree. Appears that tree could have seen the house come and go.

Thank you.  Funny thing, that was the first one I took, then I  moved around to improve the composition, but when I saw the batch, that was the one.

The quarry pictures are remarkable.  And, your narrative about that being your play ground reminded me of the places I played.  I was an only child (well, my sister was 13 years older) and as I got to be nine or 10 I sort of had a relative lot of freedom.  The worst I did wasn't climbing to the top of the highway billboards, that was tame.  I made torches of branches with burlap wrapped on one end - like giant Q-tips - soaked the burlap with naphtha, lit them one at a time, and explored the storm sewer system near my home -the original Dora the Explorer.  This wasn't just looking down the man hole, mind you, it was going down into the system, and up those concrete pipes for hundreds of feet.  The memory makes me shudder and squirm right now, just thinking of it.  That was indeed a different time...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 21, 2011, 04:38:51 AM

This wasn't just looking down the man hole, mind you, it was going down into the system, and up those concrete pipes for hundreds of feet.  The memory makes me shudder and squirm right now, just thinking of it.  That was indeed a different time...

Now that's something I wouldn't have done! There are a couple of, well explored, cave systems in Ross quarry but extent of my exploring was just inside the entrance of one to get a drink of cool water from an underground stream. Did you ever find anything interesting?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 21, 2011, 04:46:42 AM
Did you ever find anything interesting?

Are you kidding?  In a storm sewer?  Nothing at all.  It wasn't about that, of course, at nine years old it was about - experiencing.  Going where the grown-ups don't go, can't go, wouldn't go, and would be outraged if they knew.  Not getting into my childhood other than it put the fun into disfunctional.  That's why I'm so weird now  :clap: so I guess I should be thankful. :whistle:

Edit to add:  There's something to that last part.  I'd not wish my childhood on anyone, but it did make me - um - interesting? :dunno:  I'm betting there are others around, of my "certain age", who have a similar attribute.

Now, back to the pix.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2011, 05:23:51 AM
I would love to explore around that quarry Phil, both as a kid and now.  Robin loved the story of you exploring the storm sewer, nice picture of the fallen building as well.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 22, 2011, 03:28:13 PM
I think the fact that we were able to take risks was a good thing.
Great photos Robin and Phil.
Those blocks of limestone are incredible.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 24, 2011, 08:03:31 AM
Robbin, since I had never tried downsizing a photo in PSPP-X2, I thought I would see, the first I downsized to 25% (646x428) using PSPP-X2, the second is the original downsized by 'photo bucket' to 1024x768 on upload.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_10cpresize.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/20110219_10crop-1.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 26, 2011, 01:46:23 PM
Sand Key, Florida

Snow when I left St. Louis...

 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2011, 04:03:07 PM
Nice shot Maggie, looks like a post card or wall art.  I really like the shot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 27, 2011, 02:29:03 AM
Yes, delightful.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 27, 2011, 07:00:49 AM
That's beautiful, Maggie! Amazing the difference a few hundred miles can make isn't it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 27, 2011, 02:09:33 PM
Thanks guys not bad for a cell phone picture!


We ran into a bike show yesterday while looking for a geocache.  Also ran into a beautiful Ducati with an awful top box!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=100208&id=1038301734&l=febc5986e4 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=100208&id=1038301734&l=febc5986e4)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2011, 03:22:00 PM
Definitely a Ducati but I don't know if I would say beautiful, it has the quirkiness of a Versys.  I'm pretty sure that's the same model bike that Dave owned before his deer incident.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 28, 2011, 07:46:11 AM
I'm going with Dan on this one, though the top box definitely doesn't help. Though Ducati does make some beautiful stuff, I don't care how much praise is heaped on it, how well it handles, I can't look at that model without getting sad. The first time I ever saw one in person was from about that angle and the first thing I thought was pictures of starving children, spindly limbs, a great big head and bloated belly.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 28, 2011, 06:32:04 PM
you have a way with words Phil :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2011, 04:28:36 PM
For anyone interested, a new best-deal on a Lumix:

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/495081911?SSAID=64460 (http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/495081911?SSAID=64460)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 02, 2011, 04:37:48 PM
Ordeing one now.. thanks Robin!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 02, 2011, 04:38:08 PM
*ordering.....


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2011, 05:14:19 PM
So tempting.  So, so tempting.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2011, 06:08:49 PM
Not sure if my post was a favor, or not  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2011, 06:13:31 PM
A test of willpower and self control is needed from time to time.  Let's hope I pass.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: oldwing on March 02, 2011, 08:16:10 PM
A formal portrait.

Patrick
(http://s3.postimage.org/13nb9zmis/Portrait_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/13nb9zmis/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 02, 2011, 08:25:14 PM
A test of willpower and self control is needed from time to time.  Let's hope I pass.

Not sure we're gonna be able to pass here.  VERY tempting!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 02, 2011, 10:07:15 PM
A test of willpower and self control is needed from time to time.  Let's hope I pass.

Not sure we're gonna be able to pass here.  VERY tempting!

Ok, so we didn't make it.  Too good a deal with too many options we like.  Ours will be here next week.

thanks Robin!!

+1 Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2011, 10:14:57 PM
Ok, so we didn't make it.  Too good a deal with too many options we like.  Ours will be here next week.

My work here is done
 :banana: :banana: :banana:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 02, 2011, 10:17:12 PM
Ok, so we didn't make it.  Too good a deal with too many options we like.  Ours will be here next week.

My work here is done
 :banana: :banana: :banana:

:rofl: :rofl:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2011, 10:21:45 PM
Incidentally, while this is most decidedly not a video camera, the video it makes is way superior to the best point'n'shoot I've had.  Very nice color vs. semi-washed-out.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 02, 2011, 11:24:48 PM
I am excited to get end of week or first of next.  Thanks Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2011, 11:50:27 PM
Robin how much video can the camera record?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 03, 2011, 12:16:00 AM
Robin how much video can the camera record?

Depends on the size of your SD card, of course, but a bunch.  I think I can get close to an hour on the 16Gb card I have.  If that doesn't work out, I have a 32Gb one in my GPS with music on it that I can re-purpose.  I may be wrong on this, I don't have much experience.

Oh, by the way, I tried taking a riding video a couple weeks ago with it mounted on the handlebar.  The camera is heavier than a point'n'shoot, although light as a feather compared with it's size.  The result is that it bounces around more than the p'n's.  Also, the resolution is so much better that the bouncing is more annoying.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 03, 2011, 06:05:13 AM
I have three predecessors of the FZ35, FZ5, 27 & 18. I purchased the FZ5 used but paid $300.00 apiece for the other two and the FZ35 has many more advanced features. You would be hard pressed to find another camera with anywhere near the versitility for that amount. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 03, 2011, 04:42:27 PM
Shipping, will have mine tomorrow!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 03, 2011, 05:36:09 PM
We missed the same day deadline.... Mon for us. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 04, 2011, 05:21:41 AM
An observation about that after-market battery I bought.  The brand on back is "Synergey Digital".  I got it on Amazon when I bought the camera.

It charges up, but once removed from the charger, it doesn't take long to go to two bars out of three.  When I leave it in the camera a while (few days) unused, it goes to one bar.

I'm not sorry I bought it.  The OEM lasts for hours in still photo, the after-market one not nearly so much.  But it was less than half the price of the OEM  and is a good back up.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 04, 2011, 07:26:39 AM
If it uses the same double hump battery of most FZ series look for Duracell DR9668C, Available at some Walmart stores or on line around $23.00.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 04, 2011, 03:24:15 PM
If it uses the same double hump battery of most FZ series look for Duracell DR9668C, Available at some Walmart stores or on line around $23.00.

Great, I'll look for it.  This one was something like $13, so I guess that was too cheap.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 04, 2011, 07:51:56 PM
This one was something like $13, so I guess that was too cheap.


Not necessarily, try charging and discharging completely a few times. Sometimes it just takes a while to get them motivated after setting on the shelf a while. If not, send it back and get another, the replacement will probably be better. Rechargeable batteries can be fickle.


Title: Re: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 04, 2011, 08:36:51 PM
Christmas time!!





Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk



(http://s3.postimage.org/1qqtd98sk/189729_1787399078269_1038301734_2067484_1636580_n.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1qqtd98sk/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 04, 2011, 09:04:16 PM
HoHoHo
Merry Christmas little girl.
:)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 04, 2011, 09:07:18 PM
Very nice, enjoy Maggie!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 04, 2011, 10:01:45 PM
HoHoHo
Merry Christmas little girl.
:)

Can I ummm well.. umm never mind ;)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 04, 2011, 10:08:42 PM
Maggie -- I think you are spoiled with all your goodies.  It make me envious living on a fixed income and nobody to spoil me.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 04, 2011, 11:07:03 PM
I am sorry Stu... :(


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on March 05, 2011, 08:20:33 PM
Winter can get pretty brutal around here.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/weather.gif)



_________
Dick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 05, 2011, 09:17:06 PM
+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 06, 2011, 02:01:27 AM
That's a good one Dick!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 06, 2011, 07:09:52 AM
That is a good one, Dick! Combination out house, ice box.

I woke around three this morning, couldn't get back to sleep, so I started looking for something to do. It was cool, raining and windy, I'll take any one of the three but not cold and wet in the wind. So I jumped in the truck a little after six and headed for Cade's Cove in the GSMNP, after stopping to fill the tank. I didn't know gas was $3.27 a gallon, it was $2.95 the other day. Still not enough to get me to take a chance on being cold and wet in the wind. Passed a Goldwing trike but  when I saw he was wearing short breeches, white socks and loafers with a rain jacket in 46 degree weather, I realized he was nuts or had a coal stove on there somewhere. It was drizzling rain, windy and looked like there was a storm coming any minute. The forecast was for 2 inches or more rain today, with possible flooding again but it just kept on drizzling and turned into the best day I ever had, sighting critters close up on the loop, saw a bunch of deer but no bucks for some reason and wild turkey, usually skittish, were just looking at me and going about their business until another car pulled up. Ended up taking just shy of 300 pictures and was back home before noon. Here's a few I thought nifty.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0705crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0795crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0788crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0760crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0780crop2.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0627crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0669.jpg)

Spring is on the way!

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0893crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0891crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 06, 2011, 07:43:46 AM
nifty

Yes, "nifty".  That's the word.

Ya know, I didn't always live in a fortress of civilization.  It grew up around me.  When I was a child, I could plainly see the Milky Way in my back yard.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 06, 2011, 08:16:58 AM
When I was a child, I could plainly see the Milky Way in my back yard.

Me too. I remember sitting in the front yard watching the reflection of Sputnik as it crossed overhead and later John Glenn. Well, not his reflection but the capsule he was in. Stars covered the sky so brightly it was hard to pick out the mover. Now, I have to drive 60 miles or so to see the stars. It's all because of skallywags, ner-do-wells and heathens, gotta light it up, if they trip while carrying off your stuff, they'll sue you.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 06, 2011, 01:48:01 PM
Love the wildlife shots!  The pano shot is breathtaking!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 06, 2011, 02:41:50 PM
Great shots Phil.  What camera and lens were you using?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 06, 2011, 05:44:52 PM
Great shots Phil.  What camera and lens were you using?

Thank you folks. The camera is a Pentax K-r, the scenic was 18-55 & wildlife 55-300 Pentax.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 07, 2011, 03:23:56 AM
This forum can effect in numerous ways, after three years of programming by Robbin & Maggie, I have an urge to take pictures of old structures.

Cantilever barns were common in East Tennessee but supposedly rare outside the region. An early example of ecology, the construction method provided extended shelter using less material.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0838.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 07, 2011, 03:34:56 AM
Wow, can't say I have ever seen one...till now.  So cool! Thanks for sharing, Phil!

I took my camera out with me today and left it in the bike.  I was having such a good time riding a long ride with no heated gear I never stopped :(



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 07, 2011, 03:38:41 AM
Cantilever barns

Never heard of nor saw such a thing.  Pardon my impudence, I've saved your photo on the hope I'll turn it into a painting sometime in the foreseeable future.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 07, 2011, 03:57:39 AM
Cantilever barns

Never heard of nor saw such a thing.  Pardon my impudence, I've saved your photo on the hope I'll turn it into a painting sometime in the foreseeable future.

No problem, I'd be pickled tink if it provided inspiration. Google search images 'cantilever barn' and you'll find other examples and numerous photos of that particular barn from various angles. Being in one of the most popular areas of GSMNP it's a well documented structure.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 07, 2011, 04:03:10 AM
Google search images 'cantilever barn'


Also found this  :laugh:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/barn.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 07, 2011, 04:12:50 AM
Very interesting structures.  Thanx Robin & Phil for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 07, 2011, 04:35:19 AM
That is a humdinger, not sure I'd feel comfortable standing under it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: smorris on March 07, 2011, 05:19:53 AM
Cantilever barns were common in East Tennessee but supposedly rare outside the region. An early example of ecology, the construction method provided extended shelter using less material.


What an interesting design! Around here, we had bank barns, where the second story is accessed by an earthen ramp.

(http://www.cccrow.com/images/kit-b/pbb-4.gif)

Not many stone ones around any more, but plenty of later wooden ones. I was once in an old rickety one that had a disassembled WW1 Jenny in the lower level. Never heard if they took it out before it eventually fell down.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 07, 2011, 06:41:10 AM
Interesting how older buildings vary from region to region, intended usage, type of crops, available materials, terrain, often influenced by building methods known to settlers from their place of origin modified to local conditions.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 06:05:45 PM
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cades%20Cove%202011-03-05/IMGP0705crop.jpg)

Wow!  Love this shot Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 07, 2011, 06:19:12 PM
nice pics Phil, Robin & Dan
love the barn
I wanted to take photos of my great-grandfathers initials that he carved in the beams of the family barn but the new owners wouldn't let me on the property
their generosity of spirit was underwhelming
that tom's plummage is further along than up here Phil
your snow isn't in very good shape though


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 06:25:48 PM
Whoops I had forgotten to use the quote feature.  Dave I copied that photo from Phil's posting, that landscape panorama is his not mine.  Sorry for the confusion.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 07, 2011, 06:31:52 PM
still a nice shot though
I was so enthralled with the wild life shots that I entirely overlooked the first one in Phil's post.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 08, 2011, 04:04:18 AM
Dave, our snow has given way to jonquils and forsythia in the lower elevations and in the highest is quickly turning to excitement for kayakers below. Though still possibly getting in a couple of hard punches prior to the end of the month, our winter is on the ropes with a cut above the right eye.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 08, 2011, 03:30:26 PM
wishing ours would take a dive


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 13, 2011, 03:02:35 AM
Rider in the sky, I could only see his helmet.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP0907PentaxCrop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 13, 2011, 03:32:32 AM
Super  cool!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 13, 2011, 03:34:54 AM
Rider in the sky

Oh, I do LOVE that interpretation  :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 13, 2011, 04:24:17 AM
:2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 14, 2011, 03:08:36 PM
you are one of the most inventive people I know Phil
not only a super shot but a very clever description
you da best


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 04:07:48 PM
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Random/no-guns.jpg)

This sign was on the door to a banquet hall at a wedding I was attending in Wichita.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 14, 2011, 04:32:53 PM
I can't remember that one. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 14, 2011, 04:45:50 PM
Does that mean rifles are allowed?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 14, 2011, 08:46:35 PM
Does that mean rifles are allowed?

and revolvers would be my interpretation. Since I don't know who was getting married, I'll not speculate whether the sign was for the one event or permanent. Dan might have more insight into that.
Similar signs are a familiar sight in states that allow carry or issue carry permits.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2011, 06:27:35 PM
Similar signs are a familiar sight in states that allow carry or issue carry permits.

I think you are right Phil.  It wasn't event specific and I did see it on a few other public entrances.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 18, 2011, 01:17:46 AM
Tonight when I came out to my bike, I found it for sale :)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 18, 2011, 01:31:10 AM
Now that's funny!  Is it April Fool's Day yet??


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 18, 2011, 01:42:38 AM
Maggie -- will you take PayPal, Cash or cheque?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 18, 2011, 01:47:21 AM
I already bought it ;)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 18, 2011, 02:04:44 AM
Is that phone # right?  I'll over-bid, you can pocket a cool $100 on the flip.   :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 18, 2011, 02:10:02 AM
That is my number... I am thinking to flip it I will need about $3,000 more ;)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 18, 2011, 02:24:43 AM
The lady's a tough dealer, whew   :starwars: :starwars:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 18, 2011, 03:57:42 PM
If you do decide to sell for that price consider me first in line please.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 19, 2011, 03:49:37 AM
Maggie, I think I can get you $4,999.99 for it in Tennessee. I'll even come and get it, just go ahead and sign the back of the title, so I don't have to bother you, later.

It turned into a lovely afternoon, hitting 76F but I didn't ride. I left to go elk hunting at 6 this morning with a friend and a camera. I like to ride motorbikes but going and seeing is the overriding objective, my hunting partner isn't a rider and the motorbikes I have available aren't the proper tool for hunting.

One of the better sections of 'Elk Lookout Tower Road'. The patchwork of roads to the left is a coal mine.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Hatfield%20Knob/IMGP0935.jpg)

The last elk hunt was south to Cataloochee Valley, NC where we got our limit.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cataloochee%202010-12-28/P1040278Twk.jpg)

This hunt takes us north toward Kentucky to 'Hatfield Knob', TN. Though the hunting wasn't as close up as NC, most of he shooting was from 300mm to 500mm, we bagged 25 elk and a bit of scenery. The first photo gives an idea of actual distance.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Hatfield%20Knob/IMGP1078crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Hatfield%20Knob/IMGP0938.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Hatfield%20Knob/IMGP1066crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Hatfield%20Knob/IMGP0993crop.jpg)

And a bit of scenery, the white portion that looks like snow was fog rolling up the mountain side like a reverse waterfall. Easy to see how names like 'Blue Ridge' and 'Smoky' mountains came to be.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Hatfield%20Knob/IMGP0957crop.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 19, 2011, 04:33:23 AM
Fantastic Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 19, 2011, 04:36:45 AM
Nice Phil.  Who does the tagging?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 19, 2011, 04:48:33 AM
Being redundant - I love this thread.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 19, 2011, 08:56:25 AM
Who does the tagging?

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency tags them, all part of a reintroduction of elk to the area, began in 2000. The original released are also have radio collars but I don't know if the ones born here are later fitted with radio collars or not. I know many don't have collars. The original release came from Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada. Later releases were from 'Land Between the Lakes' but that herd also originated from EINP.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 19, 2011, 02:22:00 PM
Simply amazing.......


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 19, 2011, 02:45:24 PM
Great photos -- good to see wildlife prospering and coming back.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 20, 2011, 03:23:33 AM
Trying out the new camera and took some pictures of the Super Moon tonite.  Just remember - still trying to figure this thing out.  :)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/P1010207.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 20, 2011, 05:53:28 AM
Looking good, Bill!

Super moon strip tease with Spirits in the Night.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1114crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1107crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 20, 2011, 11:59:35 AM
Very nice pics.  We had to much cloud cover to see anything.  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 21, 2011, 04:56:15 PM
nice pics Phil
have a similar re-introduction in Ontario
local news station ran footage of a bull a years or so ago
impressive animals


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 21, 2011, 09:07:42 PM
After yesterdays 369 mile ride, I still had the will to get out and ride in the 80 degree weather.

Slightly overcast which was actually nice.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5547207263_ce57cd24b9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547207263/)
Windsor Harbor Railroad Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547207263/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5026/5547189687_42928423cf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547189687/)
Reflection Windsor Harbor Railroad Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547189687/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5547193433_000fdc63e1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547193433/)
Windsor Harbor Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547193433/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5021/5547207129_57f75c8902.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547207129/)
Geocache on Bluffs in Herculaneum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547207129/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5547207007_e5210c0981.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547207007/)
Doe Run - Herculaneum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547207007/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5547197461_23c03c999e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547197461/)
Kimmswick Gate (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5547197461/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: smorris on March 21, 2011, 09:08:16 PM
It was too hazy here. So here's a photo I took a few years back to simulate what I would have seen if it wasn't hazy out. :)

(http://www.morrisgarage.com/misc/rawmoon.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 21, 2011, 09:08:31 PM
Other Misc shots

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/sets/72157626194180655/show/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/sets/72157626194180655/show/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 21, 2011, 09:14:35 PM
Good pix Maggie == enjoyed them all.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 21, 2011, 09:33:41 PM
very good everyone
enjoyed the first shot of the bridge Maggie
like the darkness, kind of brooding/melancholy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 21, 2011, 10:48:16 PM
Thanks, Dave & Stu. 

The bridge pano was with my cell phone.  I was going to monkey with the exposure but like you, liked it the way it looked.  Had a lot of orbs in my pictures from the bridge and I see one on my bike.  Must be lots of ghosts there... glad they liked the bike ;)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 22, 2011, 01:19:24 AM
Good stuff as always, Maggie! I like the industrial shot for some reason and scoot by bridge.

Steve, that's a great simulation!

Nothing but more elk hunting for me today. 'Her Majesty' wished to see Cataloochee Valley, NC and her wish is........

Not so horny now, eh.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1328crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1323crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1308crop.jpg)

Any assistance with make and model appreciated?

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1268crop.jpg)

A couple of structures

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1290twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1282crop.jpg)

Oops, one more.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1295crop.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on March 22, 2011, 03:27:02 AM
This is one of my favourite photos from a ride in the Southern Alps in 2008. Photo of Castle Hill Station.
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/Mountain%20ride%20072009/SANY0013.jpg)

Another favourite of mine.
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/1000km_in_a_day/ride085.jpg)
Road on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Nikau palm in the foreground.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 22, 2011, 06:32:37 AM
Great pictures, Kiwiscoot! Easy to see why they are favorites.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 22, 2011, 12:21:50 PM
Very nice, Kiwi!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 26, 2011, 09:35:49 PM
Thunder snow 3-26-2011... yes MARCH 26th!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 26, 2011, 10:01:31 PM
enough to make you sick :(


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 02:30:10 AM
Still snowing... poor tulip tree!  5"



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 27, 2011, 02:38:11 AM
Nice pix Maggie - if it were DEC 26.   :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 03:03:01 AM
Bingo!  Thanks...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 27, 2011, 03:23:26 AM
Today in north and central Texas was about as perfect as a riding day gets.  Craig (Buffalo) and I headed out alone, as is becoming more and more common, but it's better than not heading out at all.

This afternoon, coming back into the north Texas area we detoured into what's known as the Bluebonnet Trail, and just had to stop and snap pix.  This one is my favorite, albeit it did not shrink as well as I'd hoped.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/small_bluebonnet-barn.jpg)

If you aren't familiar, the bluebonnet is the state flower here, and people are pretty gaga over them.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 03:33:01 AM
So cool!  I looove bluebonnets!

When I was in school at UT I used to go out near LBJ's ranch and look for bluebonnet and jumpin jack ( is that what the red ones were called?) fields.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 27, 2011, 03:39:55 AM
So cool!  I looove bluebonnets!

When I was in school at UT I used to go out near LBJ's ranch and look for bluebonnet and jumpin jack ( is that what the red ones were called?) fields.


I don't know jumpin jack, and couldn't find much googling it.  What I thought of first was the Indian blanket, they're coming out now, too.  Is this it?

http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Indian%20Blanket%201.htm (http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Indian%20Blanket%201.htm)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 03:43:55 AM
No that is not it... let me look around a bit.  Senility, gotta love it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 27, 2011, 03:45:35 AM
HA!!!  I got senility all over you, dear!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 03:45:46 AM
http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Field%20Indian%20Paintbrush.htm (http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Field%20Indian%20Paintbrush.htm)

Indian paint brush.... somehow i do not think I called them that though.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 03:46:46 AM
Yeah you were right... just looked different close up!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 27, 2011, 04:25:24 AM
No, the Indian Blanket and Indian Paintbrush are different flowers.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 27, 2011, 04:30:43 AM
Robin, I love the picture!  Miss the bluebonnets!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 27, 2011, 04:33:00 AM
Robin, I love the picture!  Miss the bluebonnets!

Yeah, how'd you get so far off base?   :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 27, 2011, 06:51:34 AM
Sorry about the snow, Maggie. Seems like the 'Blizzard of '93' was around this time of year, those west of the Mississippi may not remember it but I certainly do. My electric was off for six days. If my brother hadn't had a 4WD truck we would have been up poop creek. First thing I did when things got back to normal was find an old International Scout II, haven't been without a 4WD vehicle since and never will. Had to look it up, March 12-13, so a tad earlier.

Great Bluebonnets, Robbin. How you liking that Panasonic?



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 27, 2011, 06:58:02 AM
Robbin. How you liking that Panasonic?

I love it.  It's going to be a better camera than I am a photographer for quite a while to come



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 12:29:06 PM
No, the Indian Blanket and Indian Paintbrush are different flowers.

Yes, I see now.... to much cabin fever and internet. It all was looking alike ;)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on March 27, 2011, 02:58:39 PM
Nice pix Maggie - if it were DEC 26.   :dunno:

Do you know why programmers have a hard time telling the difference in Halloween and Christmas?





Because OCT 31 = DEC 25, I'll give you time to soak that in, and walk away >.>

Highlight for reason/solution: Octal and Decimal are two numbering systems, the Octal for 31 equals Decimal 25

For anyone who read it before I caught it, yes I meant 25, not 26


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 27, 2011, 03:01:49 PM
thanks for the spring bouquet


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 27, 2011, 03:48:12 PM
OCT 31 = DEC 25

 :laugh:  Okay, I'll readily admit, I've never heard that one before.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 04:15:37 PM
Boolalalalala



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 27, 2011, 04:20:45 PM
Quote
Do you know why programmers have a hard time telling the difference in Halloween and Christmas?

Because OCT 31 = DEC 25, I'll give you time to soak that in, and walk away >.>

A: Because DEC25 = OCT31
Explanation:

DEC25 means Decimal 25 - so the number 25.
OCT31 means Octal 31 - which is 25 (for those who do not remember their math, octal is base 8).

Still confused? Well, lets count:

  DEC = OCT     DEC = OCT     DEC = OCT     DEC = OCT
   00    00      08    10      16    20      24    30
   01    01      09    11      17    21      25    31
   02    02      10    12      18    22
   03    03      11    13      19    23
   04    04      12    14      20    24
   05    05      13    15      21    25
   06    06      14    16      22    26
   07    07      15    17      23    27



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on March 28, 2011, 11:42:04 AM
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/900miles-1460%20kms%20in%20a%20day/ride002.jpg)
These were on my 1000 miles in 24 hours attempt. These are Lupins.
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/900miles-1460%20kms%20in%20a%20day/ride003.jpg)

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/900miles-1460%20kms%20in%20a%20day/ride004.jpg)


Title: Where the giants play marbles
Post by: Kiwiscoot on March 28, 2011, 12:37:28 PM
Two weekends ago I took a ride down to Dunedin. These are the Moeraki Boulders that I passed on the way.
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/Dunedin%20Feb2010/ride001.jpg)

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/Dunedin%20Feb2010/ride002.jpg)

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/Dunedin%20Feb2010/ride003.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 28, 2011, 01:52:18 PM
like the lupins kiwi but the boulders are truly astonishing
are they kind of like massive pillow lava?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 02:10:56 PM
Agree with Dave, all great shots but those boulders are amazing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 28, 2011, 02:13:56 PM
So cool as always, Kiwi!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 28, 2011, 03:14:26 PM
Gorgeous scenery Kiwi! Agree, the boulders are amazing!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 28, 2011, 03:15:32 PM
Gorgeous scenery Kiwi! Agree, the boulders are amazing!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on March 28, 2011, 05:57:26 PM
Here's another take on Elk.

Phil was correct in staying away from these guys to take his great pictures.

We get lots of Roosevelt Elk around here, and during rutting season you stay the hell out of their way.

YouTube - Showdown In Elk Town - Human Planet, Cities, Preview - BBC One (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=794wEIbHlDc&vq=large#)

_______
Dick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 06:50:14 PM
Great video Dick, thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on March 28, 2011, 09:59:23 PM
Those horns look pretty sharpto me. Would give you a painful nudge.

Davew - no they are not lava boulders. They are truely round like a marble and seems to be formed in the soft claylike soil here on the coast. There is some complicated process that I can't remember anything about, should've read the info board better me guess.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moeraki_Boulders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moeraki_Boulders)
for those with an enquiring mind.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Norm on March 29, 2011, 01:40:16 AM
Dick that was great!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 29, 2011, 02:10:26 AM
When I was a kid in Alaska (Elmendorf AFB) we had moose come through the yard, but not in anything close to those quantities!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: desliderman on March 29, 2011, 02:33:01 AM
I stopped and snapped this along state route 210, just east of Kansas City.  I don't know why they left it standing.

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q284/Desliderman/IMGP0721.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 29, 2011, 03:43:35 AM
Wow Don, that is cool!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2011, 04:09:35 AM
I don't know why they left it standing either but I'm sure glad they did.  Great shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on March 29, 2011, 09:34:46 PM
Great shot - someone must have had a sense of humour.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 30, 2011, 12:28:46 AM
Well Kiwi, I was determined to be different but no getting around it. i agree beautiful scenery and I've never seen anything like those amzing boulders. Beautiful, strange place you have over there!

A little something I found I found on the couch this morning.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/IMGP1413crop.jpg)

 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 30, 2011, 01:07:53 AM
Uh-oh, baby pix!!!

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/babypic.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 30, 2011, 02:07:16 AM
Wow Robin, that looks like professional portrait photography.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 30, 2011, 02:10:30 AM
Wow Robin, that looks like professional portrait photography.

Thanks.  I think like Phil (I think he said something like), even a blind pig gets lucky once in a while.

Edit: Incidentally, this was not long after the Lumix came in to our lives :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 30, 2011, 02:39:31 AM
That's a heck of a fine acorn, Robbin! I was doing just a tad of composition in my head, looking to crop out the hand lotion and bring those eyes a tad closer, when I read the label. Whoa, toke in a jug, no need to light it, just rub it on and enjoy the new time release formula. You Texan really know how to treat glaucoma.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 30, 2011, 02:42:00 AM
That's a heck of a fine acorn, Robbin! I was doing just a tad of composition in my head, looking to crop out the hand lotion and bring those eyes a tad closer, when I read the label. Whoa, toke in a jug, no need to light it, just rub it on and enjoy the new time release formula. You Texan really know how to treat glaucoma.

Oh, you noticed that  :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on March 30, 2011, 04:23:05 AM
Loved the shots of those peaceful pets. Luckily they're not in our city. This is Christchurch where I scoot around
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Feb%20Erthquake/earthquake.jpg)

This was the moment the quake hit a month ago. Look at the dust from the falling buildings. Death toll 182 at the moment. Fortunately I was in the north-west (far lefthand of pic) when it happened.

Sorry not a very uplifting picture - will do better next time.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Valalvax on March 30, 2011, 04:41:44 AM
Wow....

I saw the picture and thought at first it was a disaster, then realized it was probably fog, then read your message.... that's depressing

When you say the moment, do you mean like moments after? Or after it happened you left town? Not that it matters...


Baaah nevermind, I just realized that it wasn't your pic >.>


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 30, 2011, 05:38:45 PM
great pics and links all
enjoy this thread mmmensely


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 30, 2011, 06:52:57 PM
Sorry not a very uplifting picture - will do better next time.

Kiwi,  not to worry.  It's a facinating picture of a realtime event.  Amazing it was captured at all.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 30, 2011, 09:03:14 PM
a great photo is a great photo
I remember some pictures of awful events for the power of the lens and the emotion it brings with it
some are iconic, a young Vietnamese girl with severe burns fleeing towards the photographer
not a fun event but a powerful photo


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 30, 2011, 09:12:50 PM
Fascinating and powerful!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 03, 2011, 08:47:00 AM
Dick, I don't know how I missed the elk video before, that's amazing. Loring Air Force Base, Maine was similar but with moose roaming the lawns of base housing. There were signs "The moose are loose on Loring." Didn't realize before then, moose (moosies) are as tall as elephants, maybe taller. The fellow on the video was calling male elk, stags. I was until someone told me, elk were bull, cow & calf, like moose. So, I looked it up, maybe different in Canada.

We had a couple of days rain and the winds came in last night, about the only time the Smoky Mountains aren't so smoky. So, I packed up about 5:30 this morning and headed for the national park in the truck since it was still raining pretty good, got to Cade's Cove just about sunrise. Though dark clouds still lingered, the rain had stopped. It was getting light but the sun still had a way to go before clearing the peaks, so I parked in a pull off to get my camera out of the bag and pour myself a cup of coffee from the thermos. As I sipped coffee, I caught some movement about 30 yards into the trees, some sort of fairly good sized bird, with a wing span of 48" give or take 30", and a spot of red was gliding toward the ground. So, I eased out of the truck with the camera and crept toward the tree line, snapping off a few rounds as the bird pecked at a rotten stump. Realizing it was a red headed woodpecker of a sort I've never seen and ain't likely to ever again, the 18-200 lens just ain't getting in close enough and I have to stop shooting to change the focus point from multi to spot as the camera is focusing on everything in sight except the damn bird. I know if I go back for a longer lens he ain't gonna wait so I try to creep closer but he's no dummy, my bad hip ain't in stalking mood and I got no cover and of course he spooks. As I headed to the truck I notice four deer have wandered up to the other side of the road to watch my woodpecker stalk. So I wander over to the truck, swap on the 55-300 (equal to 450mm in 35mm film size) and shoot a few deer. Then I spot that dad blamed bird about 20 yards further into the wood, intriqued with another rotten stump. So, I make it to the tree line this time and slowly work my way closer, stopping every couple of steps to fire a couple of shots. Finally, I work my way to about 20 yards from the fellow, get down on one knee, raise the camera, focus, perfect, I can see his eye sparkle in the view finder. Just as I go to push the button, I hear a bunch of rustling and snap just as the birds flapping air borne. In the dim light, plus whatever wrong settings I was using, it's all the camera can do to catch a blur of feathers. I turn around and see half a dozen other tourists stomping into the tree line. Evidently they thought I'd spotted a bear and wanted to make sure it was startled enough to maul me. Guess I was lucky it was only a bird. Well, that's my long excuse for taking about 80 shots at this woodpecker and getting one crappy picture that at least you can make out it's a bird.
   Then I took some more pictures of stuff, got home about 11:30AM, downloaded pictures, loaded the scooter and rode until dusk, except I stopped to visit a cousin for a hour or so and didn't take any more pictures.

I reckon this is what's known as a Pileated Woodpecker but I don't know anything about birds except Blue Jay, Mocking bird, Crow and I ain't never got a good picture of one. So, if it ain't a Pileated Woodpecker, please feel free to let me know.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1482crop3.jpg)

And a couple more shots

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1577twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1603crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1673crop.jpg)

And I just love this one "ET Phone Home or Contrail"

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1617crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 03, 2011, 02:10:48 PM
Great story Phil. The bird shot is excellent.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on April 03, 2011, 02:28:39 PM
Great shots Phil -- obviously a sign that spring is coming.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 03, 2011, 02:40:36 PM
Everything is greening up!!  Great shots, Phil!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SocoPete on April 03, 2011, 02:44:46 PM
I love green! Glad winter is leaving.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 03, 2011, 07:14:54 PM
We call them bulls, cows & calves unless we don't know so I guess the guy didn't know.
Have a couple of pileated that nest in the back forty Phil and that is a good photo of one although I have never seen one on the ground before.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 03, 2011, 08:20:59 PM
Thanks everyone, it is greening up nicely. When I was there a couple of weeks ago just about all stark, though most are still practically nekkid, trees are sporting an underwear of budding. Suppose to get more rain tomorrow night, so I would expect everything to be green by the end of the week. It's a beautiful day but I'm stuck waiting to pick up my son from work as we are still looking for a replacement vehicle from his crash. That's OK, the best spots will be crowded today, midweek I and the usual suspects will have free range.

Dave, thanks for the info on bulls and birds. Though I don't know my birds well, I also thought a woodpecker on the ground unusual. Evidently that stump housed something especially woodpecker tasty. He was working it over steadily.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 04, 2011, 04:00:24 AM
I was having breakfast yesterday morning and spotted some kind of red headed woodpecker, a pair, on the tree across the street.  By time I got the camera and was maybe able to get a shot, they were gone.  Shucks.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 04, 2011, 10:10:04 AM
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1431crop2.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 04, 2011, 03:56:41 PM
We had a scheduled SLSC ride with friends but the high wind advisory made us wimp out.  Riding in 50-60mph gusts is not my idea of fun....

Pete and I hopped in the Jeep and headed south along the Great Mississippi Road and geocached.  I had always wanted to go to Kaskaskia Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaskaskia,_Illinois (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaskaskia,_Illinois)  so that was our planned destination.


Funny how the eye can catch the smallest of things running across the forest canopy

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5028/5588387643_0b16c99779.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588387643/)lizard (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588387643/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



I love Missouri cornfields in spring, they are thistle fields! (not by farmer's choice but Mother Nature)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5308/5588389467_48ce7d8abe.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588389467/)Thistle.2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588389467/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Yes, it was windy!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5588392157_fd5ed5ea17.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588392157/)Windy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588392157/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Of course I have to search out an old bridge!  found this one on the backside of a marble graveyard.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5588998160_90d8c2ff96.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588998160/)RR Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588998160/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5588393169_11453a8df5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588393169/)marble (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588393169/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

1675 Church founded by Marquette

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5588400247_a94632a9c0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588400247/)church (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588400247/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Liberty Bell of the West  (older than THE Liberty Bell)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5588995038_78e0a9cdef.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588995038/)bell.1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588995038/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5301/5588995794_bfc0de1d20.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588995794/)west-liberty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588995794/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2011, 04:02:28 PM
Neat shot of the little lizard.  Did he sit and pose or was he a skittery little fella and take off right away?  The thistle filled farm field is my favorite.  Do all Liberty Bells have cracks in them??


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 04, 2011, 04:05:59 PM
The lizard sat and posed for quite a bit...

Here is some history on the bell and it's crack


Called the Liberty Bell of the West, the Kaskaskia Bell is older than the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Kaskaskia was the center of French colonial administration for the Middle Mississippi River Valley during the 18th century and the 650-pound bell was a gift to The Mission of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the town's citizens from King Louis XV of France.

The bell was cast in La Rochelle, France in 1741 and inscribed with the words: POUR LEGLISE DES ILLINOIS PAR LES SOINS DU ROI D’OUTRE L’EAU (For the Church of the Illinois, by gift of the King across the water). On one side of the bell are the royal lilies of France and the other side features a cross and a pedestal with the fleur de lis. The bell was shipped from France to New Orleans and then pulled up the Mississippi River by ropes on a bateau, arriving in 1743. On July 4, 1778, during the American Revolution, the bell was rung to celebrate the liberation of Kaskaskia from the British by the American forces of George Rogers Clark and his Long Knives.

The bell is currently housed in a brick building built by the State of Illinois in 1948. At one time visitors could enter the shrine and actually touch the bell and hear its soft peal but now it can only be viewed by looking through a barred doorway. A brief audio program has recently been added giving visitors a history of the bell. During the flood of 1973, the bell was washed from its stand, widening a hairline crack that had been discovered in 1948.

In spite of the crack, the bell continued to be rung every 4th of July. The bell was washed from the stand a second time during the flood of 1993, widening the crack to a dangerous width and now can no longer be rung for fear of further damage, though Independence Day ceremonies are still conducted at the site. Behind the bell is a wall mural depicting the village of Kaskaskia as it was during colonial times. Adjacent to the building is the Church of the Immaculate Conception.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 04, 2011, 04:36:26 PM
Opps forgot about the headless Potman!


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257/5588383049_0dd6223226.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588383049/)PotMan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5588383049/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SocoPete on April 04, 2011, 04:57:33 PM
Here are my pictures from yesterday Geocaching.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=120144&id=1311303127&l=731b155197 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=120144&id=1311303127&l=731b155197)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 04, 2011, 05:02:52 PM
I love your wide shot of the Liberty Bell, sweetness!  That is awesome!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on April 04, 2011, 11:09:05 PM
Interesting pictures Maggie and SocoPete . 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 02:04:12 AM
Headed into the big city today.....


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5590086919_f2ee495a95.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5590086919/)
Chouteau Industrial  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5590086919/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5099/5590089683_54108ab8b3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5590089683/)
Chouteau Industrial  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5590089683/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5590099333_53b1d288cb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5590099333/)
Graffiti Wall STL Riverfront (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5590099333/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2011, 02:18:58 AM
Excellent Maggie.  I was going to say I liked the first best but I really like them all.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 02:28:27 AM
Thanks Dan, I liked all my industrial shots today...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5590675712_a40c50f2d7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5590675712/)
Chouteau Industrial  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5590675712/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 05, 2011, 04:34:35 AM
Great stuff Pete & Maggie! I like the arch through brick & steel.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2011, 04:50:10 AM
The Pacific Ocean approaching Puerto Quepos.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Costa%20Rica%202009/View-of-the-Pacific.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 05, 2011, 05:39:34 AM
I keep looking and learning from y'all.  Thanks so much.  Those are all fabulous!

This one I thought at first, 'now that's a real screw-up'.  But it is, after all, pretty much what I had intended, and I started liking it more, so, here for your derision :)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/screweduprosepic_sml-1.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 05, 2011, 06:13:49 AM
I had way too much fun with this thing!

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/bbq1_sml.jpg)

This is at Gilley's in Dallas, it's one of those multiplexes of entertainment.  I have lunch there probably once a week.  This is the first time in months the GUN has been outside.  It was overcast and hazy, but ya takes yer shots when ya gits 'em.

---

This one makes me smile - taking dead aim on downtown Dallas:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/bbq2_sml.jpg)

We're gonna blast 'em out of the universe with - brisket.  In that last shot you can see the workings of a barbecue pit, or smoker.  The fire pit is in the bottom rear, the meat goes in the cylinder, and the barrel is, of course, the smoke stack.  The star on the bottom of the grip on right is the air intake.  I bet some of y'all know more about how it works than I do.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 12:33:23 PM
The ocean shot is nice, Dan.  I love the people in the shot to the left.  I like the rose shot, Robin.  Mistake or not it is beautiful!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2011, 01:27:56 PM
Robin that "screw-up" shot is wonderful.  I have tried doing something similar with the macro feature on my camera but it never turns out like I intended.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 05, 2011, 01:49:43 PM
Thank you.  There's more out-of-focus bloom in the foreground than I had intended, but the effect worked out well.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2011, 02:07:31 PM
Well you could just crop the photo in half, only using the upper half of the image.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2011, 02:11:10 PM
Maybe like this...

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Random/flower-crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 05, 2011, 02:13:09 PM
Maybe like this...

Yes, much better!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Norm on April 05, 2011, 03:54:01 PM
You people are very talented! Maggie I love the black and whites!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 05:37:26 PM
Wow that crop makes that picture my desktop picture, if that is ok, Robin?  WOW


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 05:37:36 PM
Thanks, Norm!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 05, 2011, 06:26:31 PM
Great stuff Pete & Maggie! I like the arch through brick & steel.
I'm with Phil on this one.
Is that a skink Maggie?
The stump is probably full of ants and grubs, favourite woodpecker food.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 05, 2011, 08:36:00 PM
Wow that crop makes that picture my desktop picture, if that is ok, Robin?  WOW

No need to ask.  I'm glad you like it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 09:25:30 PM
Great stuff Pete & Maggie! I like the arch through brick & steel.
I'm with Phil on this one.
Is that a skink Maggie?
The stump is probably full of ants and grubs, favourite woodpecker food.


I had to google skink... I think that is a northern fence lizard, Dave!   I am not afraid of snakes etc.  Once I am over my startled stage when they run in front of me!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 06, 2011, 02:55:36 PM
the only native lizard, that I know of, in Canada is the skink
if you look at it too hard the tail comes off :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 06, 2011, 03:16:22 PM
Here is a pic of one of the members of our GAP trip.  This was after the zip lining through the forest, it ended with what the guides called a "Tarzan swing".  You climb a platform and then jump off, first there is about a fifteen foot free fall before the bungee snaps you up and send you careening out over the forest.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Costa%20Rica%202009/Tarzan-Swing.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 06, 2011, 03:42:57 PM
"Tarzan swing".

Kind of makes knee dragging seem placid.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 06, 2011, 05:06:18 PM
:)  I am ready to go zip lining this summer down at Meramec Cavern Park!  Looks like so much fun!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 06, 2011, 05:09:36 PM
Maggie it is crazy fun.  While we were in Costa Rica the zip line course had 12 stations.  The last one was 400 feet above the ground and covered a 1/4 mile.  Thrilling!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 06, 2011, 05:15:43 PM
We did ziplining last year here in central florida... what great fun! :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 07, 2011, 06:54:45 PM
Nice photo, Dan. I'll stick to motorbikes, unless I have to escape a burning forrest or Godzilla.

Edited to add - Dang, two pages of new. Nice macro, Robbin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 06:55:57 PM
This sign was outside along the road at our hotel Mono Azul.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Costa%20Rica%202009/Slow-Sign.jpg)

I guess all sorts of critters can run out into the roads.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 07, 2011, 08:39:58 PM
..he he he..


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 07, 2011, 08:41:40 PM
I zip every morning while getting dresseed.......at least I try to remember to do it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 08, 2011, 12:27:13 AM
I zip every morning while getting dresseed.......at least I try to remember to do it.

:clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 08, 2011, 12:41:23 AM
I guess all sorts of critters can run out into the roads.


Sort of a new twist on the "Slow Children" signs.

I printed a full color version of the sign, put it up by my cubette at work.  Thanks.  Maybe we'll have fewer dogs and primates run over by careless software engineers - well, except for me, I'm slowing for nothing.

(http://s3.postimage.org/m9mdbymc/motorcycle_mama.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m9mdbymc/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 10, 2011, 05:50:27 AM
All - Dan, Phil, Maggie, you know who you are

Photoshop Elements 9.  My cost as an 'edjumacator' is $69.  Should I?  Or is that hopelessly out of date?

Also, I'm using Premiere Elements 8.  Photoshop and Premiere Elements 9 bundled, $119.

My experience with Premiere is that, with each version, it becomes less and less intuitive and more difficult to run - sort of like Microsoft Office, ya know.  But thought I'd ask if I should go that way.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2011, 06:05:42 AM
For me I like the more programs the better especially if they are bundled.  I really don't know much about Premier other than it is for video, I've never used it.  Also I've only ever used the pro versions of PhotoShop other than playing with Elements at the Apple Store.  For what it's worth I thought Elements was quite sophisticated for a consumer product.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 10, 2011, 06:59:13 AM
I wouldn't be able to resist 'Lightroom' at only $20.00 more, $89.00 teacher price for software that retails for $300.00. Adobe is discounting Elements 9 to the general public for $79.00. On the 'Pentax forum' most of the know it all photographers are touting 'Lightroom' as the cat's meow, the bee's knees, sick. Since you are currently using with Adobe Elements the interface for Lightroom should be familiar.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 10, 2011, 07:05:08 AM
I wouldn't be able to resist 'Lightroom' at only $20.00 more

Okay, not the first y'all have said of that.

What is "Lightroom", compared with Photoshop?



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 10, 2011, 07:51:13 AM
You would be able to integrate using your current version of elements along with 'Lightroom'. I will post a link that may answer questions about why Lightroom but maybe not all of them.
http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/columns/digital-horizons/lightroom-vs-photoshop.html (http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/columns/digital-horizons/lightroom-vs-photoshop.html)

Then I should tell you the real reason I've never moved to Photoshop products is I don't care for Adobe's proprietary ways while Paint Shop Pro is developed on open source. So, I'm not really a good source for information on Photoshop programs. Still, it appears Adobe is the main game and I am eventually going to have to fall in line. So, Lightroom is the way I would go today, especially if I already had Elements 7 or 8. Matter of fact, next time I'm on campus I'll be picking up Lightroom and if I find it more useful for what I do than PSP, I'll surrender.

Edited to add - This fellow gives some simplicity to why I'll get Lightroom, especially the localized adjustments on a photo, something I've never been able to figure out how to do well in Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/adobe/lightroom.htm (http://www.kenrockwell.com/adobe/lightroom.htm)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 10, 2011, 05:48:36 PM
This fellow gives some simplicity to why I'll get Lightroom

And, that's the one that convinced me.  Several things:

"From what I can see, Lightroom 2 is the world's first single piece of software that could be the only piece of photo software a moderately serious photographer might ever need."

"Lightroom can make HTML galleries, which are the same type I do by hand the hard way in Dreamweaver 8, as well as make spiffy Flash (animated) galleries. "

"The whole package only needs about 80 MB of hard disk space." - So, I would expect it to run very fast, too.

He's talking about me here, " Lightroom is superior because normal people will be able to figure it out. " and here, "For normal people, Lightroom 2 can replace a host of more expensive programs that most people will never figure out."

And, this was the clincher:  "Baby Ryan in a speed-eating contest"   Very Happy





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2011, 07:36:06 PM
(http://tapa.tk/mu/a6cd8b8a-3ba3-86f9.jpg)

Aloha mainlanders!  That's Diamond Head next to my big fat head. Hope all is well. Weather here is perfect. I may not come back.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 11, 2011, 07:37:53 PM
Sweeeeeet!  Looking good!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 11, 2011, 07:48:11 PM
Sweet, Dan! You've been getting in some great travelling lately. When is motorbike rental day?

The closest I ever got to Diamond Head, 1969.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/DiamondHead001.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 11, 2011, 08:42:24 PM
green with envy Dan
hey Phil, I had something that looked like that on my forehead when I was a teenager....


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 11, 2011, 09:06:43 PM
hey Phil, I had something that looked like that on my forehead when I was a teenager....

LOL - Hope there wasn't a DC-9 wing in the middle of it, Dave!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2011, 09:21:29 PM
Phil you may be tired of me writing this but that is another great photo. Bike rental is Friday but I may rent a Symba and scoot over to the Pearl Harbor memorial Wednesday. I've been very fortunate lately and I will not take it for granted.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 12, 2011, 12:06:13 AM
I highly recommend visiting the Arizona, Dan.  Very special place. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 12, 2011, 05:48:55 AM
Ordered Lightroom from JourneyEd.  That should make me the professional photographer I always knew I could be  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Me: So, doctor, will I be able to take world class pictures?

Doc: Well, Ma'am, I'm sure you will.

Me: Good.  I never could before.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 12, 2011, 01:18:33 PM
Nice!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 12, 2011, 04:58:02 PM
but will you be able to dance ballet better?   :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 12, 2011, 05:05:10 PM
but will you be able to dance ballet better?   :whistle:

Couldn't get worse.   :dunno:


Title: Re: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 15, 2011, 05:40:33 PM
Robin will appreciate this...you are hiking for a cache..getting close. You say to your geocache partner..I bet it is behind that tree! You look then jump back!!

(http://tapa.tk/mu/ad9ce718-66e3-121a.jpg)

Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk


Title: Re: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 15, 2011, 06:18:10 PM
Robin will appreciate this...

Yeowie - that took my breath away.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 15, 2011, 06:40:16 PM
Ever have one of those days???  This Angel looks so forlorn!







Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SocoPete on April 15, 2011, 06:42:47 PM
Yea it was attention getter.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 16, 2011, 12:10:02 AM
Love the squirreled angel, good catch. I thought it was more about Daniel Boone until I realized the hat had eyes.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 16, 2011, 04:40:10 AM
Maggie I love that angel photo.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: bdesj on April 17, 2011, 07:10:35 AM
View from US 395 just north of Bridgeport, CA- pic from yesterday when I was passing through.  Yosemite NP backs up to the other side of those mountains.
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0838.jpg?t=1303016848)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 17, 2011, 12:19:57 PM
So beautiful!  Great shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 17, 2011, 12:27:42 PM
Wow, what a shot. I love it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on April 17, 2011, 02:29:01 PM
Very professional looking photo.  Really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: bdesj on April 17, 2011, 06:43:03 PM
Thanks, guys.  Now that I look at the big image, I still like my composition, but I`m not at all happy with the blurry sides.  I don`t know if that`s because I wasn`t steady enough for whatever shutter speed (my digital doesn`t tell me the speed or aperature) or if that`s just how it works goes an inexpensive zoom lens.  I do know that I`ve gotten lazy since I went digital- with the ability to shoot hundreds of pictures in a day, I`m not as careful as I used to be, and it shows.

Does anybody know of a sub $200 digicam with controls similar to an "old school" SLR?  By that, I mean clear exposure information, either Aperature or Shutter priority Auto exposure (or both), and easy manipulation of the two, with easy exposure comp.  Easy being ONE button to do ONE thing, as opposed to having to hold this while you rotate that or push microscopic buttons multiple times to scroll through options.  While I`m wishing, zoom is nice, but if I could get something between the equivalent of 35mm and 50mm focal length, I really could do without the zoom.  Any small digital camers fit that description?  Actually, a digital version of something like the later model Minolta, Olympus, or Yashika automatic rangefinders would be perfect.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 17, 2011, 09:02:48 PM
Beautiful, love those western mountains.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: bkg123 on April 18, 2011, 12:14:44 AM
Thanks, guys.  Now that I look at the big image, I still like my composition, but I`m not at all happy with the blurry sides.  I don`t know if that`s because I wasn`t steady enough for whatever shutter speed (my digital doesn`t tell me the speed or aperature) or if that`s just how it works goes an inexpensive zoom lens.  I do know that I`ve gotten lazy since I went digital- with the ability to shoot hundreds of pictures in a day, I`m not as careful as I used to be, and it shows.

Does anybody know of a sub $200 digicam with controls similar to an "old school" SLR?  By that, I mean clear exposure information, either Aperature or Shutter priority Auto exposure (or both), and easy manipulation of the two, with easy exposure comp.  Easy being ONE button to do ONE thing, as opposed to having to hold this while you rotate that or push microscopic buttons multiple times to scroll through options.  While I`m wishing, zoom is nice, but if I could get something between the equivalent of 35mm and 50mm focal length, I really could do without the zoom.  Any small digital camers fit that description?  Actually, a digital version of something like the later model Minolta, Olympus, or Yashika automatic rangefinders would be perfect.
Look at a Canon powershot G10 or G11. Should be able to pick one up for around $200.00 maybe a bit more. (G12 is current) I absolutely love mine. Does all you asked for, takes beautiful shots, small and powerful. Has full manual control to full auto. I hate it because now I hardly ever take out my DSLR.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 18, 2011, 06:06:34 PM
like the wide open spaces and I would look forlorn if a squirrel sat on my head


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 18, 2011, 06:37:18 PM
Silver Soil Snakes
(http://s1.postimage.org/1hw9v28p0/apr_18_2010_004.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1hw9v28p0/)
Roots from a birch tree that are exposed.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 18, 2011, 07:43:20 PM
Nifty Dave, are those related to the northern snow snakes that slither under the snow and delight in tripping people? I had numerous encounters while in northern Maine, though I never actually saw one. Appears the silver soil snake would have a similar effect lurking under leaves.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 19, 2011, 03:42:58 PM
pretty much Phil
while in the service I participated in training British troops in winter warfare
there are marks on the snow causes by small pieces of snow coming off trees and pushed by the wind
the random marks were attributed to the elusive and potentially lethal snow snakes
the ones I displayed are a definite trip hazard when hidden by leaves


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 24, 2011, 07:50:27 AM
Photos from 3/25/2011, I liked this series enough to purchase a few. Yes, I'm holding up the BMW but it definitely makes the photos much more interesting. Right complex set of turns right there, not a lot of mirror checking, didn't know he was there until he passed a bit later or I would have moved over.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/Photo3-US129P-CT-1.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/Photo4-US129P-Text.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 24, 2011, 03:55:23 PM
Looking good, Phil!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 24, 2011, 04:19:25 PM
Phil I think your Xciting looks way better than that particular BMW.  I would probably purchase a few photos if I had the chance.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 25, 2011, 12:52:00 AM
Here's a few from my most recent Cuba trip in Feb.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/SunsetfromCabana-2.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/CentroStreetyNoche.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/CentroCaronNightStreet.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/HavanaDawn.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 25, 2011, 01:01:56 AM
Fantastic Steve! when I first looked at it, I was convinced it was a painting. Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 25, 2011, 01:25:31 AM
Wow, stunning!! Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2011, 01:51:47 AM
Amazing photography skills.  Love the shots.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 25, 2011, 02:06:42 AM
Yes, I'm holding up the BMW

Well, not much.  If you weren't dragging metal, you were within microns of it.  Very nice riding, you're now pre-approved to ride with us  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 25, 2011, 03:16:52 AM
Steve, that's as fine a example of exceptional picture taking as I've ever seen and I studied every national geographic I could get my hands on for quite a long spell. That first one and the one with the car are just flat out phenomenal! Not that I didn't like the others, those just really tickle my fancy.

Yes, I'm holding up the BMW

Well, not much.  If you weren't dragging metal, you were within microns of it.  Very nice riding, you're now pre-approved to ride with us  :laugh:

Yes and you can see that BMW still has a good five to eight inches before he comes close to scrapping anything. Everybody knows a Kwang Yang, Not Xactly Xciting can't lean very far without scraping something, I seen it in all the reviews. I'm honored, I'd be thrilled to fall in behind you folks some day.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 25, 2011, 04:36:22 PM
Like the shot of the scoot Phil, you can see the BMW has a way more opportunity to lean than you but yours looks better.
Steve, those shots are phenomenal.  Like the two street scenes the best, very gritty.
The first looks like the cover of a sci/fi novel with the cannons pointing at the modern city.
Keep posting everybody they're great.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 26, 2011, 12:00:08 AM
Thanks, guys.  Now that I look at the big image, I still like my composition, but I`m not at all happy with the blurry sides.  I don`t know if that`s because I wasn`t steady enough for whatever shutter speed (my digital doesn`t tell me the speed or aperature) or if that`s just how it works goes an inexpensive zoom lens.  I do know that I`ve gotten lazy since I went digital- with the ability to shoot hundreds of pictures in a day, I`m not as careful as I used to be, and it shows.

Does anybody know of a sub $200 digicam with controls similar to an "old school" SLR?  By that, I mean clear exposure information, either Aperature or Shutter priority Auto exposure (or both), and easy manipulation of the two, with easy exposure comp.  Easy being ONE button to do ONE thing, as opposed to having to hold this while you rotate that or push microscopic buttons multiple times to scroll through options.  While I`m wishing, zoom is nice, but if I could get something between the equivalent of 35mm and 50mm focal length, I really could do without the zoom.  Any small digital camers fit that description?  Actually, a digital version of something like the later model Minolta, Olympus, or Yashika automatic rangefinders would be perfect.


Ok, surprise!!!! I bet you didn't know that every camera, cheap or expensive stores it's shooting data in what is called an EXIF file which is encapsulated within the image file. If you use a program called an EXIF viewer, you can read all the info on your files.

Your lovely mountain shot.... here's the data. I use a program (free download) called EXIF Pilot. So your shutter speed for your image was 1/464 sec and it was shot at f:5.6. You can see all the other info that the exif file provides.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Misc_Photos/ExifData.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 26, 2011, 12:20:47 AM
Thanks for your kind comments on my photography guys. Glad you enjoy them. Here's a few more to amuse you.

You see lots of sidecars in Cuba. Here's a Jawa motorcycle with sidecar.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Jawa_Sidecar.jpg)

Electric scoots are becoming popular in Havana. This is a Minerva.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Minerva_Scooter.jpg)

Lots of history to photogaph and architecture.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Real_Fuerza-Dusk.jpg)

I like to experiment with Panoramas, made by stitching multiple frames together. Here's Plaza de la Cathedral both in the day and the night.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/PlazadeCatedralDayPan.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/CathSq-Pan-1.jpg)

Stormy weather along the coast is always good for some wave shots along Havana's Malecon shoreline drive.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Malecon_WavesCROP5-1.jpg)

If you like gritty, Havana sure has lots of it. Like a time-warp back in time to the 1950's

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/StreetScene2.jpg)

But I also get out into the countryside such as here in Vinales, Cuba's premiere tobacco growing region.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Vinales_Dawn2-CROP-1.jpg)

Much of the labour is still done by hand out in the fields.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Tobacco_Workeryagua.jpg)

And of course, at the end of the day, here's me with a nice cold beer and a freshly rolled Cuban cigar. Can life get any better?

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/SteveyVinales2.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 26, 2011, 12:29:15 AM
Just gorgeous!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 26, 2011, 01:13:36 AM
Loved them all, especially the crashing waves.  I tried to catch images like that in Hawaii but never to the depth and beauty of your shot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 26, 2011, 04:29:21 AM
Does anybody know of a sub $200 digicam with controls similar to an "old school" SLR?  

When you said 'digicam' I thought you were looking for a video camera for some reason. Appears that Panasonic DMC-LX3 Steve is using sometimes is capable of some amazing captures. For pure ole pull over to the side of the road and take some pictures with great results, I think you're hard pressed to find a more versatile, easy to use camera than the Panasonic ultra zoom series. They aren't tiny but they are light weight and come with a Leica lens that can reach out to 500mm or back off to a decent 25mm wide angle lens, all important adjustment are a button push away. Several forum members recently purchased the DMC-FZ35 in the $200.00 range. There are several digital range finder type cameras available with interchangeable lenses but no where near the $200.00 range.
   Actually straight picture taking is much simpler with the ultra zooms or my DSLR than any of my film SLRs. All the complicated stuff is what you were never able to do with a film SLR, except during processing. Set it to auto or one of the scene modes and fire away, set it to aperture priority, select your opening and it does everything else. Want compensation, has it's very on button, push it, toggle in the amount and push OK. I do miss the ultra zoom when rapidly losing an interesting subject with the wrong lens attached. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 26, 2011, 02:51:24 PM
thanks for the infor Phil
Steve, I enjoy your photos immensely, great stuff.
Are the colours enhanced or do you use a filter?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 26, 2011, 08:44:53 PM
thanks for the infor Phil
Steve, I enjoy your photos immensely, great stuff.
Are the colours enhanced or do you use a filter?


Thanks, appreciated. I do some editing in Photoshop with the images.  That's one thing about digital photography in that 1/2 the final result is in the post-processing of the image.

Just for an example, and I sure hope bdesj doesn't mind, but I "tweaked" his mountain image to show what you can do with a little photoshop work. Some call it "cheating" while others (myself included) simply look at it as optimizing the image to get the most out of it. His original untouched image is the top one, while the tweaked one is the bottom one.
So what did I do. Well adjusted the color balance, the Shadow/Highlight balance, the brightness and contrast and the color saturation a bit. Also, I selectively added some Unsharp Mask which is usefull to actually slightly sharpen an image. You notice this along the edges that he was complaining about.

Hope you like it bdesj. It's a great image BTW. Beautiful country in the mountains.

Steve

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Misc_Photos/mountains.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 27, 2011, 11:02:34 PM
Ok fixed the database and bought this thread back to life... THANKFULLY!


Test!


My favorite Bunny :)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 28, 2011, 02:09:50 AM
Maggie, that's pretty cute though it's either a bit kinky if consenting adults or borders on spousal abuse if not.

I do some editing in Photoshop with the images.  That's one thing about digital photography in that 1/2 the final result is in the post-processing of the image.
Some call it "cheating" while others (myself included) simply look at it as optimizing the image to get the most out of it.

I think you would be hard pressed to find very many published photos that haven't been manipulated a bit. I reckon ole Ansel Adams found about as much contrast in the dark room as in the field. 'Pushing' using higher ISO settings than the films rating and over developing to compensate; Colored filters to manipulate contrast in black & white photography; 'Burning & Dodging', holding different sized objects between the lens and paper during developing to over or under expose areas are just a few of the most often used manipulations in film photography.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2011, 03:27:01 AM
Some call it "cheating"

If that's cheating, then riding a motorcycle is cheating because you should be walking.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2011, 03:41:46 AM
Working in PhotoShop or any photo editing program can be as artistic and endeavor as the actual photography.  I should dig out my before and after Grand Canyon shots, very, very different.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 28, 2011, 04:02:16 AM
Did you guys go back a page (since the server glitch) and look at the tweaks I put on bdesj's lovely image of the mountains? Shows just a bit of what can be done.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2011, 04:23:06 AM
Did you guys go back a page (since the server glitch) and look at the tweaks I put on bdesj's lovely image of the mountains? Shows just a bit of what can be done.

I did, and that substantiates that it's not cheating.  That was fabulous.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2011, 05:25:25 AM
That looks great!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2011, 10:21:57 PM
I did not take this picture, a friend of mine who lives in New Melle, MO did.... this was the tornado that went through last weekend.




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2011, 10:50:32 PM
Wow, that is an amazing photo.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2011, 11:01:47 PM
I did not take this picture, a friend of mine who lives in New Melle, MO did.... this was the tornado that went through last weekend.

Now there's a picture I'd never EVER shoot!!!  Not without a huge long telephoto lens straight from the CIA, anyway.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 29, 2011, 05:45:09 PM
Maggie, that shot is awesome in the truest sense of the word.
Steve, seems my response to your doctoring the photo of the mountains was lost.
Echo what others say.
The images you have posted are captivating.  If that is cheating I am all for cheating.
I have taken photos and been underwhelmed when viewed later, the colours I perceived weren't present.
Your are vivid and attention getting without being gaudy.
Keep posting and I'll have to save up to buy a photoshop type product.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 29, 2011, 06:49:46 PM
Wow, that is an amazing photo.

+1!! I hope he and his family came through the ordeal well.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 29, 2011, 10:23:28 PM
Ok, here's a few more to titilate you.

Moonrise over Cabana Fortress, Havana. (for the techno geeks, shot with a 600mm lens)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/MoonoverCabana.jpg)

I love shooting at night. Some of the streets are almost surreal.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/NighStreetinCentro.jpg)

Francis Assissi Church

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/FrancisAssisiyNoche.jpg)

The  Capitolio or Cuban Capital Building

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/CapitolioNoche-2.jpg)

Just a street scene in the Centro Habana neighbourhood

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/NighStreetinCentro-2.jpg)

Perhaps my favourite night photo. Just kids playing in the night.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Habana%20-%20Dusk%20to%20Dawn/StreetUrchinsynoche.jpg)

And..... because this is a two-wheel forum, this is how you get a wheel home. Find a friend and hold on.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Motorcycle-Wheel.jpg)

They also have 3-wheeled scooter things called Coco-Taxi. Basically a driver in front and two seats in the back under the bubble. Fun and breezy on a hot day.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Coco-Taxi.jpg)

This is also a favorite spot of mine to take the rental scooter. It's Parque Alemendares alongside the Alemendares River and runs for miles. Like running down the inside of a long green tunnel. Wheeeeee!!!!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Parque_Almendares-1.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on April 29, 2011, 10:48:54 PM
Great photos -- thanx for sharing.  Have the nite time shots been enhanced or is that natural from your camera?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 29, 2011, 11:13:18 PM
Great photos -- thanx for sharing.  Have the nite time shots been enhanced or is that natural from your camera?

Well first off, I shoot on full manual where I can set both the aperature and shutter speed. Then I bracket the exposures and try several options. I find that I usually end up going anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds or so.
In Photoshop after, I'll always adjust the tone map so that I get good highlights and still have shadow detail. Some color balance is also good, but with night photos the actual color is a bit of a guess anyway due to the many different colors of artificial lighting in use. And I'll also sometimes do so good old fashioned burning and dodging (electronic style) to keep all the tones where I want them. It really does depend a lot on how you want the image to "feel". Subjective at best but I try to get some semblance of what my memory tells me the scene looked like. Generally though, time exposures make the scene look "lighter" than what reality would look like, especially the night images.

Hope you enjoy them. Any more questions, just ask away.

Steve


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 30, 2011, 02:18:20 PM
The night shots of the streetscape are very appealing to me.
Victor Mature should be standing in the shadows with a 4 inch brimmed fedora, trench coat with the collar up and a cigarette with smoke curling up past his eye.
The colour pallette really enhances the image.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 01, 2011, 06:49:56 AM
Noodling  around with Lightroom:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/P1000975-3.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 01, 2011, 07:08:29 AM
Nifty Robbin! How are you feeling about 'Lightroom'?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 01, 2011, 01:25:07 PM
there's some drama in that sky
only thing I didn't like was the antenna in the skyline, intrudes on nature
nice shot Robin


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 01, 2011, 02:10:45 PM
How are you feeling about 'Lightroom'?

Kind of a like/hate thing.  What it does, it does well, and it's very easy, intuitive.  Problem is that it is primarily an organizer designed for a computer illiterate, and that gets in the way.

only thing I didn't like was the antenna in the skyline, intrudes on nature
nice shot Robin

That was the shot I was presented with and I couldn't get anywhere to eliminate it.  I could have 'shopped out, but by time I got to that point I'd sort of gotten attached to it, it seemed to add something, to me anyway.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2011, 02:48:12 PM
I like the composition Robin and the sunlight and clouds are excellent, very dramatic.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 01, 2011, 02:52:41 PM
didn't mean to be negative
the contrast in light levels in the sky makes the photo very interesting


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 01, 2011, 03:08:11 PM
didn't mean to be negative

Not taken that way at all, and thanks so much! for the opinion.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on May 01, 2011, 06:11:44 PM
Quote
Posted by: davew

The night shots of the streetscape are very appealing to me.
Victor Mature should be standing in the shadows with a 4 inch brimmed fedora, trench coat with the collar up and a cigarette with smoke curling up past his eye.
The colour pallette really enhances the image
.

Agree.  Wonderful shots. Thanx for sharing Steve.

Those street scenes remind me of other cities in central America in the 1950's.  Time has stood still in old Havana.

Dave.  Victor Mature or maybe Alan Ladd.  We are really dating ourselves again my friend.  :laugh:

_________
Dick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 01, 2011, 07:58:46 PM
We have to date outselves Dick, no one else will take us out.  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 01, 2011, 08:07:49 PM
I call this "Misplaced Priorities"

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/P1000990-4.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on May 01, 2011, 10:35:00 PM
Looks kind of like my priorities.  The empty plate on the left held the chocolate cake I had already eaten :hs1:

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Pie%20Run%2004%2024%202010/HPIM1289.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 01, 2011, 11:28:20 PM
Thanx for sharing -- not!!!  (the goodies not the pix)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 01, 2011, 11:48:25 PM
Like the pie and cake shots. Now I have to run to the store.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 01, 2011, 11:55:26 PM
ooooooooooooooh, Pecan Pie!!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 03, 2011, 01:42:31 PM
Out geocaching and ran into a few Morel mushrooms.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 03, 2011, 02:34:43 PM
Maggie -- are those mushrooms edible?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 03, 2011, 02:49:26 PM
Yes, very much so.  They are very sought after here in Missouri.  People make a living Morel hunting then selling at Farmers Markets etc...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 03, 2011, 03:31:14 PM
here too
I don't trust my own recognition skills to gather mushrooms in the wild but morels are prized for their flavour
the only fungi I pick and eat are puffballs


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 03, 2011, 04:51:02 PM
What are the cooking methods -- fry, battered, deep fried?  Gotta get me some.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 03, 2011, 05:10:12 PM
Butter and garlic and sauteed... served over a nice steak or chicken.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 06, 2011, 09:25:59 PM
Well, there's more to life than the open roads on a scooter. There's also the open skies in a sailplane (glider). Just thougth I'd show you guys/gals what else I used to do. Not current right now as my flight medical expired. Need more bucks as well, or no Buck Rogers. Enjoy the photos.
Steve


(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Flying/ChandelleApogee.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Flying/Me-G102cockpit.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Flying/Me-G102.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 06, 2011, 10:25:35 PM
WOW!!!  looks like fun but not for the weak at heart


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 07, 2011, 01:15:08 AM
Very nice Steve! Nice photos, also! Since you don't appear to be on Oxygen or in a pressure suit, I'm guessing the curvature of the horizon is a bit exaggerated in the last.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 07, 2011, 01:47:25 AM
Very nice Steve! Nice photos, also! Since you don't appear to be on Oxygen or in a pressure suit, I'm guessing the curvature of the horizon is a bit exaggerated in the last.

Yup, I'm only at about 8,000' MSL and the oxygen limit is 12,000 and above. The curvature is caused by the fisheye lens used for the photo. Believe it or not, the camera is only mounted about 8 feet out from the fuselage of the aircraft, on a boom that extends about 4 feet forward of the wing's leading edge. Took me six months over the winter to design and manufacture the bracket/boom because remember, I couldn't drill holes in the composite wing. Had to be a compression fitting only. Worked out ok with a bit of "duct tape"!!! LOL!!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2011, 02:37:59 AM
That is amazing Steve!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 08, 2011, 11:38:54 PM
Holy cow, Steve.  Those are sweeeeeeet!  I do not even want to upload my manipulated photo now!

I took this photo by accident with my cell phone and it was all yucky.  I decided to manipulate it a bit to make it look better.  I might have gone overboard.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2011, 12:22:50 AM
I don't think so Maggie, if it was yucky it is quite good now.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 09, 2011, 01:38:23 AM
I like it, looks like an old small rail depot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 09, 2011, 02:31:39 AM
Great photos Steve.  Only got to ride in a sailplane once.  What a blast!  Much different than powered flight.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 09, 2011, 03:53:54 AM
Maggie, that's a great photo. Taking a photo and using color only on one object and turning the rest to black and white is a great effect on certain subjects. Your barn works really well with this.

And ok, it's public confession time. I studied Photojournalism at University and spent 18 years working as a news photographer, then 3 more years as a corporate aviation photographer before switching to business management. So I've had a lot more practice at it than most people, plus have $25,000+ worth of photo gear sitting around at home to play with. Kinda gives me an unfair advantage. But hey, ask away and I'm always willing to help others improve their abilities.

Anyway... keep shooting. That's how we all improve. As for me... I'm a complet 10 thumb novice at scooter repair and maintenance. So we all have our weaknesses and strengths.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 09, 2011, 03:43:54 PM
Thanks for the public confession, I don't feel so inadequate now. :)
Great shot Maggie, lots of character in the building.
The wild flowers are in bloom up my way.
This is a purple trillium.
(http://s4.postimage.org/35uoynelg/May_9_2011_002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35uoynelg/)
This is a white trillium, the provincial flower for Ontario.
(http://s4.postimage.org/35v26y6jo/May_9_2011_003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35v26y6jo/)
 :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 09, 2011, 09:28:02 PM
Lovely Dave!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 10, 2011, 02:20:20 AM
Ohhhh, I love  purple trillium!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 11, 2011, 05:00:51 AM
Pete taking picture of me...  generally I am the picture taker on the rides.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on May 11, 2011, 05:16:03 AM
steve,,wow are you in power gliding hobby/ultralight gliding? ...never in my wildest dream to ride any of those,,no offense but i don't want to mess with gravity..one mistake and down you go...i'd rather grow mushroom than fly in the sky....i'm just really afraid of heights and gravity...i knaw,i need to conquer my fear....thanks for sharing pics,,and be safe out there,,i mean up there...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 12, 2011, 01:26:26 AM
Maggie, that looks like a wonderful piece of road for a scoot. Do you hand hold the camera or is it mounted to the bike?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 12, 2011, 01:33:41 AM
Thanks Steve, I love Hwy W, the tree lined canopy road is so much fun!

Pete took that and he held it in his hand...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 15, 2011, 10:41:45 PM
Blue Mountains, Ontario
Walters Falls
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/Walters%20Falls.jpg)

Eugenia Falls
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/Eugenia%20Falls.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 16, 2011, 12:01:28 AM
That's beautiful Stu.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 16, 2011, 01:19:57 AM
That's beautiful Stu.

+1 very nice falls


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 16, 2011, 04:58:52 AM
Cumberland Gap National Park, Kentucky. That's cloud in foreground, not smoke.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1789crop.jpg)

No scoots on this trail

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1812crop.jpg)

A few things I found interesting from a family cemetary in the area

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1843crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1845.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1841.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 16, 2011, 02:08:57 PM
Very interesting Cemetery plots.  Thanx for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2011, 01:50:24 PM
Those are great, Phil!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 18, 2011, 05:49:50 PM
Just a bit too rough to go sailing today --

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_1205.jpg)

Peaceful, serene, May sunset on Lake Huron --

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_1224.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 18, 2011, 06:01:34 PM
Nice shot of the wave crashing Stu.  I like the other shot as well.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 18, 2011, 09:26:50 PM
Nice pictures, Stu! Looks a bit rough.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 18, 2011, 09:57:40 PM
Here are a few artsy pics of the Grand Vista.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/MUSA%20Photo%20Week/GV-Tree-3.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/MUSA%20Photo%20Week/GV-Long-Road.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/MUSA%20Photo%20Week/GV-bw.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 19, 2011, 12:02:12 AM
Beautiful shots of a great looking bike!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 19, 2011, 04:00:58 AM
Stu, the run downwind would be fun!  Granted, the slog back would not.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 20, 2011, 03:28:37 PM
Can't see the culprit, but he was busy last nite.  The fog and dew really highlighted the artwork.

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_1687.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2011, 03:53:21 PM
Industrious little bugger.  Great shot Stu!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 20, 2011, 06:03:47 PM
Just a bit too rough to go sailing today --


Very nice picture!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 20, 2011, 06:07:23 PM
I got a new app for my Android based phone,  Vignette.  Has a million settings so I am just learning....



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2011, 06:13:37 PM
Cool Maggie, that photo should be on their website or menu.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 20, 2011, 06:23:06 PM
Thanks, Dan!  A new restaurant that just opened here in town.  The scooter club went the other night.  They had the nest ever flash fried spinach!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 24, 2011, 02:20:52 PM
like em all, keep posting


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 24, 2011, 02:28:29 PM
was picking little turtles off the road and my driveway
here is a little snapping turtle

(http://s3.postimage.org/2agcqms04/May_24_2011_006.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2agcqms04/)

here is Matt, my oldest son, holding an even smaller eastern painted turtle

(http://s3.postimage.org/2agobe7gk/May_24_2011_008.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2agobe7gk/)

just for you Norm :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 24, 2011, 02:40:15 PM
I like turtles, they are cute!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 24, 2011, 02:41:04 PM
Outhouse



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 24, 2011, 03:06:44 PM
spent some time in one of those


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2011, 03:19:12 PM
Love the turtle shots Dave!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 25, 2011, 09:53:58 AM
Maggie, you were in East Tennessee and didn't let me know!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 25, 2011, 12:49:24 PM
:) Eastern Missouri


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 25, 2011, 10:53:34 PM
:) Eastern Missouri

Sorry, I should have looked closer at the style, very upscale. ET facilities would have a simple shed roof and vertical wood placement.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: DaveO on May 27, 2011, 06:42:53 AM
Saw something today I've never seen before, driving past a WalMart in Bowling Green, MO this caught my eye. Amish parking !

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6498/dave52011110.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/dave52011110.jpg/)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 27, 2011, 01:25:37 PM
Nice


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 27, 2011, 05:03:59 PM
looks like scooter parking that the Amish are taking advantage of..........


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 28, 2011, 05:01:46 AM
looks like scooter parking that the Amish are taking advantage of..........

Yep, there's a bucket to wash scoots and a rail to chain them up.


Title: Flutter's 1st Day Out
Post by: Maggie on May 29, 2011, 11:25:22 PM
I finally got Flutter out of the garage after a VERY long winters nap!  Have not ridden her since Nov of last year.  I got her all washed and waxed and went for a ride. I know I said all winter I wanted to trade in Flutter for a Downtown 300i,  I lied.  Man I love this bike.  She will be with me until she can no longer roll...


Down by the Tracks

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/5772932063_60bbc1ba2b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5772932063/)
Down By The Tracks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5772932063/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Sorry folks the road is closed.....

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5773474238_668998a31f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5773474238/)
Road Closed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5773474238/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

The very swollen Meramec River

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/5772934439_fcd6f0c64d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5772934439/)
Swollen Meramec River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5772934439/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


I stopped at St. Vincent's Cemetery to check on a geo cache we have hidden in the back by the Mausoleum, I found the marker to be simple yet pretty.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5189/5772939247_fa6b5e276f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5772939247/)
Unknown (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5772939247/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Virgin Mary at St. Vincent's Cemetery, I had my own private blessing of the bike.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/5773475440_1dde9465d4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5773475440/)
Virgin Mary (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5773475440/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

On the way home I had to stop for groceries.  The small bike is a great grocery getter especially with the helmet hook up front!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2216/5772940519_355e464d75_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5772940519/)
Frozen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5772940519/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 30, 2011, 12:23:09 AM
The signs said "Road Closed" , "Road Flooded".  So did you go down the road just to make sure?

It looks the Virgin is actually standing on your scoot -- very imaginative.

Guess they wouldn't let you take her into the store.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2011, 12:50:32 AM
The signs said "Road Closed" , "Road Flooded".  So did you go down the road just to make sure?

Of course :)  See picture above.  Had I just not washed and waxed her, I would have put her in the water.



It looks the Virgin is actually standing on your scoot -- very imaginative.


Thanks, just dumb luck.


Guess they wouldn't let you take her into the store.


Ummm, next time I will have to ask!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 30, 2011, 06:13:13 PM
be careful Maggie those floors look slippery


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 31, 2011, 01:03:23 PM
After our club ride yesterday,  Pete and I headed over to JB National Cemetery to pay our respects.   Over 180,000 graves in JB and numerous burials every day.  The Boy Scouts and other adventure groups put out 180,000 flags in 2 1/2 hours!

Far as the Eye Can See

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/5780296205_96041c4011_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5780296205/)
Far as the Eye Can See (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5780296205/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Paying Respect

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2609/5780840690_2de9a186d2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5780840690/)
Pay Respect (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5780840690/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Not One Man Lost


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/5780295287_c56b94a48b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5780295287/)
Not One Man Lost (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5780295287/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr





I was sadly reminded that St. Louis has become a flyover city. No longer the hustling hub it once was...


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5780316179_f86e911e09_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5780316179/)
Flyover  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5780316179/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 31, 2011, 01:59:01 PM
this is a bridge about 30 miles from me
some historic significance but I don't know what

(http://s4.postimage.org/1jlvu29no/May_29_2011_007.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1jlvu29no/)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 31, 2011, 03:35:40 PM
I love stone bridges!  So cool!  Thanks for sharing, Dave!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2011, 03:36:01 PM
I finally got Flutter out of the garage after a VERY long winters nap!  Man I love this bike.  She will be with me until she can no longer roll.

I think the Bet & Win is the only bike that KYMCO nailed in both design and engineering from that generation of scoots.  Glad to hear you are keeping it around.  Love the photos too!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 06, 2011, 02:23:01 PM
Yesterday we were asked to take the 30 Day Scooter Gang out to Sandy Creek covered bridge.  It's a place Pete and I go to a lot since it is close to the house.  Had a good day with the little bikes... always nice to share new places with others.




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 06, 2011, 06:00:07 PM
cool picks Maggie


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on June 06, 2011, 06:15:20 PM
Maggie's pictures are always interesting.  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 06, 2011, 08:21:54 PM
Cool indeed!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2011, 09:34:41 PM
They are all good shots Maggie.  The covered bridge image really jumps out from the rest... in a good way!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 06, 2011, 09:45:28 PM
Thanks all...

Dan, that is my fav.  That is Pete up there watching me stand in the water :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on June 07, 2011, 06:57:09 AM
This was a springtime excursion. Little wide spot in the road in Spiderweb SC just sw of Aiken.

Patrick
(http://s3.postimage.org/1q3t05kn8/Sprong_2011_1_006.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1q3t05kn8/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on June 07, 2011, 08:02:49 AM
Yes,a Morphous indeed. This was our "rescue bike " we bought from some maroon that didn't know what he had.
(http://s2.postimage.org/e07cadk4/Rosebud_011.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/e07cadk4/)
This is my wife's primary ride, when not on the Spyder with me. Can you tell by the farkles?

Patrick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on June 08, 2011, 04:48:54 PM
Okay, here is my artsy contribution. Yes, I can make pictures of something other than motorcycles. This is our 3 year old Hibiscus. Dies back every winter,and this year it's never looked better. Enjoy!
(http://s3.postimage.org/29tkh9i9w/Artsy_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/29tkh9i9w/)

Patrick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 08, 2011, 04:53:48 PM
If I planted out my hibicus it wouldn't grow back.
Nice shot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on June 08, 2011, 10:35:34 PM
Here's one I shot today. Part of our club's Scooter Tag game in Toronto. It's a CF-5 "Freedom Fighter" for those who are interested.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/new.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 08, 2011, 10:41:10 PM
Very cool!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on June 08, 2011, 10:42:09 PM
Steve -- great photo -- should have photoshopped out the supports to make it look wild.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 09, 2011, 01:01:39 PM
there's one just outside of Trenton too Steve
oh yeah Steve, next week one day I plan to hit the butter tart store in Lindsay


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 09, 2011, 01:04:26 PM
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg87/Dave6746/June92011010.jpg)
some more of the carnage from last night's storm


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 09, 2011, 01:05:20 PM
Hate to see mature trees lost...  at least you can reuse for firewood!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 09, 2011, 01:27:56 PM
They won't be wasted but there is a lot of work out there.
I would guess about 60 cords of hardwood anyway.
I'll be in another "home" by the time I use it all up.  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on June 16, 2011, 01:05:17 AM
There were several of the pictures from my trip that I though came out good just as stand alone pictures and I though I would post them here. 

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Big%20Bend%202011/Day%202/HPIM1338.jpg)

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Big%20Bend%202011/Day%202/HPIM1362.jpg)

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Big%20Bend%202011/Day%203/HPIM1373.jpg)

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Big%20Bend%202011/Day%203/HPIM1411.jpg)

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Big%20Bend%202011/Day%206/HPIM1537.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on June 16, 2011, 01:25:25 AM
Very interesting photos -- thanx for sharing.

The 3rd one has a bit of resemblance to Mt. Rushmore.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: M!ke on June 16, 2011, 02:51:54 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5837647799_771ff5685a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlm-photos/5837647799/)
warbirds (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlm-photos/5837647799/#) by Mike_M1963 (http://www.flickr.com/people/mlm-photos/), on Flickr

Incase your wondering where this is .... here is a link:
http://www.tri-statewarbirdmuseum.org/ (http://www.tri-statewarbirdmuseum.org/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 16, 2011, 04:12:04 AM
Very nice, Craig.

Where'd it go, Mike? Never mind, I found it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 16, 2011, 04:56:20 AM
Great pictures, Mike!  I like the well picture.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on June 16, 2011, 07:52:37 PM
I missed one.  I like this one because of the contrast between the pretty white flower and the rest of the plant.  You may have to zoom it up to see but every thing except the flower is covered with sharp spines and barbs. 
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Big%20Bend%202011/Day%203/HPIM1380.jpg). 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 17, 2011, 01:43:13 PM
Looks pretty but yet very dangerous!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 17, 2011, 01:57:40 PM
I have been sick for a week and homebound....ugh!  I had to get out of the house yesterday.  Pete and I took a little ride over to Illinois to geocache and we also scheduled in a trip to see a bluff top mausoleum we have ridden past hundreds of times.   What a fascinating pace!  Sadly wear and graffiti have taken it's toll but there are plans to restore the mausoleum to it's original condition.  

Can you imagine, the bodies were pulled form the mausoleum and burned :(  During the 60's the local trustee we meet said "hippies" came up and did drugs etc.. etc...  I did a lot of stupid things as a kid but if I ever desecrated a cemetery I bet I still could not sit down if my Dad knew.  What is wrong with people???

View from bluff top Illinois in foreground, Mississippi River then Missouri.  

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5239/5842201098_f89719bb7d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5842201098/)
Bluff View (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5842201098/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/5842201074_0bfb5518f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5842201074/)
Bluff View (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5842201074/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/5841654165_b16259c7e2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5841654165/)
Mausoleum  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5841654165/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/5842200416_fc5766fb6b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5842200416/)
Mausoleum  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5842200416/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2568/5841652709_5bc3401068_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5841652709/)
Marker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5841652709/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2560/5841652219_a903be2147_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5841652219/)
Marker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5841652219/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2011, 02:29:57 PM
Love the panorama shot.  Real shame about the vandals and graffiti.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 17, 2011, 02:35:48 PM
I forgot to mention.  From the Mississippi River to the bluff bottom is about 5 miles.  Imagine if you were standing there in the Great Flood of 1993, you would be standing in 8-9 foot of water. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on June 17, 2011, 02:37:23 PM
Is there something wrong with the younger generations that they have to desecrate monumental items and paint graffiti on everything? 

Great pix Maggie -- glad you are feeling better..


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 17, 2011, 04:55:01 PM
every younger generation does it
great photos Maggie and Craig
like the shot of the bare shrub


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 17, 2011, 07:43:45 PM
Very interesting, I imagine someone liked that view very much to have done so much to spend eternity there.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 17, 2011, 09:05:14 PM
It is actually a very interesting story if you are interested:

http://faculty.mckendree.edu/scholars/winter2010/oberto.htm (http://faculty.mckendree.edu/scholars/winter2010/oberto.htm)


I had read on another site that accused Miles of nefarious acts involving separating militia folks from their land.  This site hints at the notion...

The trustee we spoke to said there are thousands of unmarked graves in the woods and in the pasture to the east of the bluffs.  They figure no one was buried in the bottoms due to flooding.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2011, 04:35:33 AM
I wish this board would preserve my subscribed threads.  I lose track of them.  I just now caught up on this one and what a lot of lovely images.  Those aerobatic glider pix made me want to get my medical renewed.  And Maggie's manipulated phone pic was just delightful.

Today out caching I was trying to find the way in to one and stumbled upon this house, nestled among McMansions.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/OutOfPlace.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2011, 04:51:45 AM
You may have seen this elsewhere,  but I've worked on this copy (no visible power lines, and other stuff).  It's a fun historical site.  Too bad, for me, that Paul Newman wasn't there to greet me.  Of course, that would have been quite a trick for him, wouldn't it?

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/JerseyLilly_shopped.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2011, 10:10:25 PM
WOW, those are GREAT Robin.  I feel I could walk right into the wild west!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2011, 11:25:42 PM
WOW, those are GREAT Robin.  I feel I could walk right into the wild west!

That's pretty much what you do.  I really wasn't expecting anything more than a cheesy tourist trap.  This is a tiny town of upwards of 100 in the middle of nowhere, a few yards north of Mexico.  But I was very pleasantly surprised.  The state has done a very nice job of erecting a pleasant, tasteful, and informative place to stop and spend a while, and it's even free, with little, if anything, offered for sale.

I recommend it if you're passing through Langtry, Tx.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on June 20, 2011, 01:38:35 AM
I can't think of why anyone would be just passing through Langtry,Tx  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on June 20, 2011, 02:15:43 AM
I can't think of why anyone would be just passing through Langtry,Tx  :laugh:

:laugh:  Was wondering about that myself.  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 21, 2011, 04:24:27 AM
Pete and I took a ride today but not on the bikes...  we headed down to the Current River area to see Blue Spring.  Along the way we stopped at Elephant Rock and on the way home we stopped at Devil's Well.   Would have loved to have been on all the roads we were on today on the bikes except for the roads into Blue Spring and Devil's Well.  Both were barely passable with the Jeep.

Blue Spring is the most amazing thing in Missouri I have ever seen!

Blue Spring (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flSsUmerwUc&feature=player_embedded#ws)



Here are the rest of our pictures from the day.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/sets/72157627010208796/show/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/sets/72157627010208796/show/)



(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5147/5854805543_f1fa25ba9f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5854805543/)
Blue Spring (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5854805543/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2011, 10:08:04 AM
That is stunning Maggie, the color is so vibrant and beautiful.  You live in such a picturesque state.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 21, 2011, 01:28:27 PM
very pretty place Maggie


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 21, 2011, 02:09:43 PM
I was not ready for how spectacular Blue Spring really is.  The pictures barely do it justice.  We saw tons of wildlife!  Snakes, salamanders, beavers, countless butterflies, dragonflies, turtles, deer, fish and of course mosquitoes and horseflies.  Horseflies really love Pete :)  I tried to chase down a huge black snake for a photo op but I could not catch him.

I love this state, Dan.  It's amazing diversity keeps up going outdoors constantly.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on June 21, 2011, 02:21:38 PM
Great photos Maggie -- thanx for sharing.  Why do you take pictures of Pete but never see any pictures taken of you?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 21, 2011, 02:34:20 PM
Because Pete doesn't post his pictures here :)  He takes pictures of me that I occasionally do not delete :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MaxB on June 21, 2011, 02:45:29 PM
Maggie Are those on the white river????

If so I canoed past those , in a previous life (younger days). Beautiful area.

MaxB


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 21, 2011, 03:10:14 PM
Max, both the Blue Spring and the Devils Well are off the Current River. I have always wanted to go to the White river at the River of Life tree house cabins!  One of these days... so much to see, so little time!  The Ozark water way is an amazing place. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 21, 2011, 03:41:20 PM
"The Osage Indians reportedly called this spring “Spring of the Summer Sky.” Spring water is actively dissolving away limestone and or dolomite as it moves through the earth. Springs are actually excavating new caves through this process. This dissolved limestone and or dolomite, along with the influence of the spring's depth (approx.300') and the blue of the sky, impart the blue color of the spring."
Edited to add source - http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places-go/natural-areas/blue-spring (http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places-go/natural-areas/blue-spring)


Maggie, we need to look into having the forum accredited as a community college, a couple of years membership and 'English 101' should warrant an associate degree in several fields.
Great stuff as always!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on June 21, 2011, 03:44:09 PM
Beautiful place Maggie, thanks for sharing. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 21, 2011, 05:35:43 PM
the colour of Lake Louise is similar and for the same reasons
not my picture, stole it from Widipedia

(http://s2.postimage.org/2af0hv78k/Lake_Louise.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2af0hv78k/)

have to add another spot in Missouri to the the list


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MaxB on June 21, 2011, 07:08:33 PM
Max, both the Blue Spring and the Devils Well are off the Current River. I have always wanted to go to the White river at the River of Life tree house cabins!  One of these days... so much to see, so little time!  The Ozark water way is an amazing place. 

Thats the one, The Curent river, its the one we canoed down,  My mind is getting older, some of my files are getting corrupted. HAHAHAHAHA
As I remember the water was REALLY COLD!!!!


Title: Re: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 21, 2011, 07:29:42 PM
Very cold....

Phil, another factoid on the spring is that you can put the Statue of Liberty in the spring hole and she would still be 5 foot under water.

Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 21, 2011, 07:40:00 PM
and her torch would go out......


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 21, 2011, 08:27:40 PM
and her torch would go out......

Now that's funny, Dave!! Would all that copper, iron and lime water make a giant battery? Maybe the whole spring would glow, wonder what color the water would turn.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 21, 2011, 08:55:48 PM
...someone call Homeland Security, STAT!


Title: Re:Our newest family member
Post by: Didiki on June 23, 2011, 05:16:56 PM
Seeing as how my riding days are pretty well over, my wife and I were contemplating other means of transportation.

Living out here in the boonies, we came to the realization that one vehicle was not sufficient, so, we have now opted for a second car.

This is my wife's new car.  Picked it up yesterday down in Victoria, on her birthday. 

It's a 2011 smart for two coupe.  3 cyl, 70 hp, 2 passenger, 50+ mpg.  Great for her getting around.

Seeing as how she is crazy about leopard skin spots, we had the whole damn car wrapped in leopard skin.

The dealer even programmed in a leopard roar that can play when you want it.

Took it out for a spin in Victoria yesterday and man, did it turn a few heads.  School kids flocked over to see the leopard car, and were screaming with laughter when the car roared at them  People were pointing and laughing and giving her the thumbs up.  We got stopped in a road block on the way home and even the Mountie was smiling when he talked to her and waved us through.

My wife has never been one to do things half measure, and this just fits her personality.

The leopard skin seat covers, steering wheel cover, arm rest cover and safety belt covers, are delayed in the mail from the States due to Canada Post postal strike.  When they arrive, this will be one "catty" drive.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140660.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140704.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140682.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1140687.jpg)

That's the straits of Juan de Fuca in the background with the Olympic mountains in Washington state.

__________
Dick



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on June 23, 2011, 05:22:07 PM
:clap: I can see where it would turn heads!  She'll be the talk of any town she visits. :)  Vicki said "Good for her!"


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on June 23, 2011, 05:27:36 PM
Sure is different.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 23, 2011, 05:45:40 PM
you need to install a couple of styrofoam cones for teeth in grill/mouth
would complete the picture Dick
great buy hope she loves it


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 23, 2011, 06:50:31 PM
Very nice, that's 'the cat's meow' for sure.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 09:30:47 PM
Very cool and fun.  Way to commit to an idea.  Hope she loves it... and you to Dick.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: M!ke on June 23, 2011, 10:18:34 PM
Nice. Now she can go to those Smart car rallies!


Title: Re:Our newest family member
Post by: Robin on June 26, 2011, 03:08:48 AM
Seeing as how she is crazy about leopard skin spots, we had the whole damn car wrapped in leopard skin.

I so so love that!  Fabulous.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 28, 2011, 02:32:56 AM
Dick, that is so damn cool!!!!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2011, 04:21:02 AM
Serena got home a bit early today so we went for a walk in the Fells Preservation.  It is a fairly large preserve and it starts right from our backyard.  It was a bit dreary out so grey is the color of the sky today.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/forest-path.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/forest-preservation-center.jpg)
This is the community forest center.  I didn't see any info other than the sign saying what it is but it looks like it may have been a home at some time in the past.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/footbridge.jpg)
Footbridge.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/Hello.jpg)
Not sure what she is doing but it is cracking me up.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/Fells-Preservation.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/bug.jpg)
A bug flew right in front of our face... tiny in this shot but it's right by my squinty eye.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/forest-floor.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/campground.jpg)
Looks like there was a campsite between the rocks.  A few broken booze bottles, guessing it may have been teenagers.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/rock-wall.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/Lost.jpg)
A bug free shot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on June 29, 2011, 04:26:32 AM
Great backyard Dan!  Liked the last picture best.  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 29, 2011, 04:27:13 AM
Great pictures! Love the last shot of you and Serena!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on June 29, 2011, 04:27:27 AM
Great backyard Dan!  Liked the last picture best.  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on June 29, 2011, 05:01:07 AM
Double post  :head:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 29, 2011, 02:52:40 PM
super pictures
that was the Canadian party centre with the camp fire
like the couples shot


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 29, 2011, 07:19:07 PM
Extraordinary, Dan! Very nice extended backyard. I would post some photos behind mine but taking pictures upsets people at the crack house. I agree, very nice photo of you and wife.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 13, 2011, 05:57:24 PM
I started a photography class last week.  So far I'm impressed.   The text is "photography" by london and upton -the price almost took my breath away but it's also very good.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on July 13, 2011, 06:54:22 PM
I started a photography class last week.  So far I'm impressed.   The text is "photography" by london and upton -the price almost took my breath away but it's also very good.

Sounds great Robbin! Have you aquired a Digital SLR or find a class that doesn't require it? All the classes offered around here specify a DSLR as prerequisite. I've always thought that strange, since long ago most beginner film classes required starting with a basic camera.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 13, 2011, 09:08:06 PM
I started a photography class last week.  So far I'm impressed.   The text is "photography" by london and upton -the price almost took my breath away but it's also very good.

Sounds great Robbin! Have you aquired a Digital SLR or find a class that doesn't require it? All the classes offered around here specify a DSLR as prerequisite. I've always thought that strange, since long ago most beginner film classes required starting with a basic camera.

The catalog description specified a manually set-able camera, so I showed with my Lumix.  The instructor was talking only SLR's, so I asked, and he said that would be okay.

I wanted to do at least part of this class before considering a SLR because I have no idea what to go looking for.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 14, 2011, 01:25:33 PM
Have fun, Robin!

I have always wanted an DSLR just would like to learn how before I make the leap!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 16, 2011, 02:28:35 PM
For Pete's 60th birthday I "surprised" him and we went to Kentucky Speedway for their inaugural  Sprint Cup event.  Was my first NASCAR event as well.  I was very impressed by the noise and how fast the cars really go.  Does not even compare to TV.

http://animoto.com/play/wqVMgIGNlK2EzC75hyFx3Q (http://animoto.com/play/wqVMgIGNlK2EzC75hyFx3Q)




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on July 16, 2011, 09:37:28 PM
Very nice shot Maggie. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on July 16, 2011, 11:21:22 PM
Looks like a fun time, nice video.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 16, 2011, 11:40:32 PM
Kentucky Speedway

Absolutely wonderful shot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on July 16, 2011, 11:48:20 PM
Cool Maggie!  Looked like Pete enjoyed himself.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 17, 2011, 01:06:24 AM
Thanks very much!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 18, 2011, 01:51:57 AM
110 heat index... Yes it was hot as........



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on July 18, 2011, 04:58:07 AM
Nifty photo, like the industrial setting and the tweaking.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 26, 2011, 03:10:49 AM
Out riding today found an old cemetery...this was a War of 1812 Veteran.


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on July 27, 2011, 02:50:53 PM
cools pics Maggie


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 02, 2011, 04:30:29 PM
I have always wanted an DSLR just would like to learn how before I make the leap!

That was my plan, too.  When I got the Lumix I said it was 'training wheels'.

And it worked out well.  I used the Lumix and was able to mostly fulfill the assignments, except the minimum aperture on it is f8.  It did its chore, it inexpensively got me through the learning curve about what goes where and why on a camera.  Yesterday I took the training wheels off and pounced on a Nikon D5100 with a 18-105 lens.  Whew!!!

And the good thing is that the Lumix is still useful.  It's smaller and lighter than any SLR can be, and it makes excellent photos.  Its zoom lens goes out to a 35mm effective length of 408mm!!!

BTW, has anyone noticed a distinct drop in posting activity since the oven came on all over the country?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2011, 04:57:26 PM
BTW, has anyone noticed a distinct drop in posting activity since the oven came on all over the country?

You think we would be posting more since we are not out riding!

Congrats on the new camera.  Can't wait to see some of your upcoming shots.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 02, 2011, 07:39:23 PM
I thought my personality was driving folks away.....


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 02, 2011, 10:29:14 PM
I think so many places being much hotter than normal, it takes a while for people to get acclimated, plus rouncheer there is that humidity thing. By the time I accomplish what I have to do outside, leaving behind the air conditioned comfort of home or auto, for a ride has become a less attractive option over the past couple of weeks.
   Recently, I have spent quite a few hours in the salvage yard accumulating various bits and pieces for the son's vehicle. Though we tried to get as much done mornings before the most oppressive heat, circumstances often placed us, mid-day, in a field of steel, glass, gravel, no trees and no breeze. Throw in some lawn care and that's about all the outdoor activity I'm interested in but we've gathered all we can for now and maybe toward the end of the week I'll be ready to ride at least early in the morning.
  Though, you would think more time for posting there just hasn't been much motorbike related, except what I do find here. There have been some fairly satisfying accomplishments, though.

The photos are of the original seats installed in PJ's Tracker, followed by the set we acquired from the junk yard for $70.00 and installed.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP2588.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP2587.jpg)

Not only are the replacements in excellent condition and more sporty, they are much plusher, the side bolsters hold you in the seat better and the rear seating is now two separate seats allowing one to be folded forward for more carry capacity while still seating three or both can be folded forward. Well worth the cost and a gallon or so of perspiration.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP2591.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP2590.jpg)




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2011, 10:34:06 PM
That upholstery is so 80's... I'm hearing the AxelF theme in my head when I look at them.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 02, 2011, 10:40:15 PM
That upholstery is so 80's... I'm hearing the AxelF theme in my head when I look at them.

Ain't it, though, it's a '97 but made in Canada and has a factory cassette player. I hit post before I added the after shots.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 02, 2011, 10:41:27 PM
I think so many places being much hotter than normal, it takes a while for people to get acclimated, plus rouncheer there is that humidity thing. By the time I accomplish what I have to do outside, leaving behind the air conditioned comfort of home or auto, for a ride has become a less attractive option over the past couple of weeks.
   Recently, I have spent quite a few hours in the salvage yard accumulating various bits and pieces for the son's vehicle. Though we tried to get as much done mornings before the most oppressive heat, circumstances often placed us, mid-day, in a field of steel, glass, gravel, no trees and no breeze. Throw in some lawn care and that's about all the outdoor activity I'm interested in but we've gathered all we can for now and maybe toward the end of the week I'll be ready to ride at least early in the morning.
  Though, you would think more time for posting there just hasn't been much motorbike related, except what I do find here. There have been some fairly satisfying accomplishments, though.

The photos are of the original seats installed in PJ's Tracker, followed by the set we acquired from the junk yard for $70.00 and installed.

([url]http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP2588.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP2587.jpg[/url])

Not only are the replacements in excellent condition and more sporty, they are much plusher, the side bolsters hold you in the seat better and the rear seating is now two separate seats allowing one to be folded forward for more carry capacity while still seating three or both can be folded forward. Well worth the cost and a gallon or so of perspiration.

([url]http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP2591.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP2590.jpg[/url])





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2011, 11:17:17 PM
Still an 80's/90's vibe but I like it a lot better!  More of a Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine tune in my head now.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on August 03, 2011, 12:48:22 AM
Very nice Phil!  I like 'em!  And the price seems good too.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 03, 2011, 01:10:04 AM
Still an 80's/90's vibe but I like it a lot better!  More of a Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine tune in my head now.

Katrina and the Waves, there is something you don't hear every day. Though I think I hear that song about every day, I believe that's the first I knew who did it. Coincidence their first album was first released in Canada, home of Canadian Automotive Manufacturing Inc. (CAMI) where the Tracker and both sets of seats originated or example of 'string theory' universal connection? In any case, as far as I'm concerned the Tracker, through Dan, has revealed it's name and, by me, will hence forth be known as Katrina.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 03, 2011, 01:35:29 AM

BTW, has anyone noticed a distinct drop in posting activity since the oven came on all over the country?

Satan called... he wants his weather back.   Damn 102-104 on scoot coming home.  *almost* to hot to scoot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 03, 2011, 01:37:16 AM
I like those seats!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on August 03, 2011, 01:50:26 AM
I like them too. 

Offically 110 here today but out on the roads it was much hotter.  My son said his car thermometer was showing 116 on the way home on the freeway.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 03, 2011, 02:08:20 AM
Satan called... he wants his weather back.   Damn 102-104 on scoot coming home.  *almost* to hot to scoot!

Last I looked today it was 108, but the car thermometer said 118 sitting faced away from the sun.  I've decided it has gone past too-hot-to-scoot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 03, 2011, 02:23:43 AM
will hence forth be known as Katrina.

That's great Phil.  I like the cosmic connection!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 03, 2011, 06:28:39 PM
it was 90's (year) in the U.S. but converted into Canadian years it is in the '80's hence the appearance Phil.
The CAMI plant is located in Ingersoll, ON.
Home of the Big Cheese.
http://www.ontarioplaques.com/Plaques_MNO/Plaque_Oxford10.html (http://www.ontarioplaques.com/Plaques_MNO/Plaque_Oxford10.html)  :2tu:
used to live in Woostock which is now home to a Toyota plant and just down the 401.

modified to add:
this Canadian moment brought to you by NinjaDave  :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 03, 2011, 07:01:17 PM
it was 90's (year) in the U.S. but converted into Canadian years it is in the '80's hence the appearance Phil.
The CAMI plant is located in Ingersoll, ON.
modified to add:
this Canadian moment brought to you by NinjaDave  :dunno:

Like the 'Big Cheese'! Best touring car I've had was a 1975 Ford Elite, also made in Canada, Oakville plant I believe. I drove that car 24 hours a few times with only rest area power naps. There was never a sore neck, aching shoulder, leg stiff or sore bum.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 03, 2011, 08:34:12 PM
the GM Oshawa plants have always been rated very well for product too
the Oakville plant was plagued with producing stuff that didn't have a big following, the Windstar was one
we are eager little beavers up here so to speak


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 04, 2011, 06:05:04 AM
Here's one of three photos I'll turn in for a composition assignment.  Comments welcome.  Negative ones would be more appreciated quickly, I turn this stuff in tomorrow night  :dunno:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/peekeboo_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 04, 2011, 12:28:46 PM
It's a nice photo Robin but if I were to be critical I would say that the composition is out of balance.  Visually the image is weighted to the left side with both the large trunk and ostrich head with nothing much to balance on the right.  I think if the shot were lower where the ostrich would break the plane of the trunk or if the ostrich were on the other side of photo it would be more balanced.

I do like the ostrich though, nice capture.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 04, 2011, 02:35:31 PM
It's a nice photo Robin but if I were to be critical I would say that the composition is out of balance.  Visually the image is weighted to the left side with both the large trunk and ostrich head with nothing much to balance on the right.  I think if the shot were lower where the ostrich would break the plane of the trunk or if the ostrich were on the other side of photo it would be more balanced.

I do like the ostrich though, nice capture.

Thank you!!!  I've been uncertain about this one.  It's fun, but that's not the point here.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 04, 2011, 04:57:24 PM
I see lines, vertical and horizontal lines, some formed by irregular shapes (rocks & wood grain) and the couple of downed trees in the back ground add lines in an oblique. Downloading and viewing the photo in full screen helped with the visuals, brought the neck and head into the foreground and made it a more obvious focal point, without the distraction of the surrounding page. I think it's a nice photo, especially for close to 500mm zoom (35mm Eq.). I'm sure it's even nicer at full resolution.
   My only comment would be the Panasonic will usually capture quite a bit more detail at ISO 100 but I have no way of knowing for sure if you had enough light to do so at that zoom range. Information shows ISO 250, F/8 at 1/400th of a second, which indicates it was quite bright out. Just guessing but maybe F/5.6 would have still rendered good depth of field and allowed a shutter speed of at least 1/100th of a second at ISO 100. Not sure though, the lens can suck up quite a bit of light at that zoom range but I always like to keep ISO100 until forced by conditions to change.

edited spelling


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 04, 2011, 05:12:14 PM
When I said "without the distraction of the surrounding page", I was referring to this web page not the remainder of the photograph.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 04, 2011, 05:19:19 PM
I see lines, vertical and horizontal lines, some formed by irregular shapes (rocks & wood grain) and the couple of downed trees in the back ground add lines in an oblique. Downloading and viewing the photo in full screen helped with the visuals, brought the neck and head into the foreground and made it a more obvious focal point, without the distraction of the surrounding page. I think it's a nice photo, especially for close to 500mm zoom (35mm Eq.). I'm sure it's even nicer at full resolution.
   My only comment would be the Panasonic will usually capture quite a bit more detail at ISO 100 but I have no way of knowing for sure if you had enough light to do so at that zoom range. Information shows ISO 250, F/8 at 1/400th of a second, which indicates it was quite bright out. Just guessing but maybe F/5.6 would have still rendered good depth of field and allowed a shutter speed of at least 1/100th of a second at ISO 100. Not sure though, the lens can suck up quite a bit of light at that zoom range but I always like to keep ISO100 until forced by conditions to change.

edited spelling

It was quite bright out,- and about 104F, that's why the bird is panting so  :)   I went for the fast shutter speed because it was hand held with a huge zoom - I was at least 100 feet away - and let the ISO kick in automatically.  

This stuff is all part of my learning curve.  There are a lot of variables to remember and I'm far from used to juggling them all.

Thanks for everything.

edit to add:  Incidentally, the variables are far easier to manipulate on the Nikon, maybe I'll start getting better at that.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on August 05, 2011, 01:10:42 AM
Here's one I shot at the Metro Toronto Zoo. Thought you guys might like it.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Zoo/Tiger.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 05, 2011, 02:18:22 AM
Very nice photo, big kitty. Great eyes, the kitty and photographer.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2011, 02:33:12 AM
Another great shot Steve!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 05, 2011, 02:43:41 AM
Love those eyes!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on August 05, 2011, 03:49:04 AM
Well done again!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 09, 2011, 02:20:28 PM
the way he has his ears back gives more menace to the shot
love it


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 10, 2011, 04:19:30 AM
Found at a private home not far from where I live.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/potsandgate_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 10, 2011, 04:54:10 AM
Great shot, love those pots!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 10, 2011, 05:52:48 AM
Nice big jugs, yet the small ones appear fuller.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 10, 2011, 04:41:21 PM
Phil!!!!!!!!!! :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 10, 2011, 05:43:50 PM
 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on August 10, 2011, 06:21:27 PM
Each to their own, Phil.  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 10, 2011, 07:31:25 PM
Each to their own, Phil.  Very Happy

While melons are quite a sight full, peaches, plums and grapes, I find equally delightful.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 13, 2011, 02:01:08 PM
there is beauty in everything, well almost everything


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 15, 2011, 05:38:36 AM
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/SuzukiRacing.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: mikbak on August 15, 2011, 09:58:27 AM
Scoot @ Llyn Brianne Wales UK

(http://s4.postimage.org/2ey2eqlwk/P1030455.jpg) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Uu2YdNwlzls/SuctuKMY8SI/AAAAAAAAK0M/IUpyOc4TIxk/s800/P1030455.JPG)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 15, 2011, 12:29:40 PM
Love the colors, Robin!  Nice view!

The Silverwing looks great Mik


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on August 16, 2011, 12:09:48 AM
Robbin that picture came out good.

Did anyone notice something a little different about the race bike. 

When was the last time you saw a motorcycle with the drive chain on the right swingarm. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 16, 2011, 01:11:30 AM
now that's a scooter
like the contrast


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 16, 2011, 05:55:26 AM
I wished I could think of something to make the toy scooter pop into the foreground, but I don't think even added lighting would have done that.  It was fun to align the "forks" of the two machines, though.

Craig had said it wasn't a Suzi engine, but who would have thought it was a Rotax...  guess that's why the drive train was on the right.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 20, 2011, 01:20:54 PM
Morning Coffee....I love my mornings!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on August 20, 2011, 05:00:12 PM
Very nice Maggie, almost looks like a painting. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 20, 2011, 05:16:27 PM
Thanks, Craig. I found a new programs for my iPad called snapseed.  I love it!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 20, 2011, 06:31:46 PM
Surrealistically nice, Maggie!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on August 20, 2011, 09:46:04 PM
I've really have to work on my composition, I've been decapitating things.  Either the screens on these cameras are too small or my arms are not long enough!

Any guess on the name of this vessel?

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7689.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 20, 2011, 09:50:12 PM
You are in Plymouth :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on August 21, 2011, 04:40:52 AM
You are correct!

Yes, she is the Mayflower II
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7690a.jpg) (http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7687a.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7686a.jpg)

Situate Light House

While we were there we met some locals who told us about the story on the marker.
Her last name was Bates and she was a direct decendant of the Lighthouse keeper.  Amazing courage these two young women had!
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7711a.jpg)  (http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7709a.jpg)

Here are some other good looking vessels roaming the south shore!
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7701a.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 21, 2011, 05:55:38 AM
Very nice!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 21, 2011, 07:41:33 AM
Morning Coffee....I love my mornings!


Delightful, and I'm glad you like your mornings.  I live for the night, so here's this evening, at the end of a nice caching day.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Sunset.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 21, 2011, 07:45:09 AM
Yes, she is the Mayflower II

Being a southerner, and not well New England traveled, I had no clue.  It's magnificent.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 21, 2011, 07:55:18 AM
A bit before the sunset shot during the golden hour: Another Brick In The Wall

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/AnotherBrickInTheWall.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 21, 2011, 12:22:09 PM

Delightful, and I'm glad you like your mornings.  I live for the night, so here's this evening, at the end of a nice caching day.

Beautiful shot! I love the sun against the landscape.

The bricks have a nice look of sporadic decay.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 21, 2011, 12:24:16 PM
Great pictures, Paul.  I might have been there once or tens times :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on August 21, 2011, 09:21:32 PM
Great pictures, Paul.  I might have been there once or tens times :)

 :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 22, 2011, 06:04:06 AM
Nice Robbin, that stuff above the A/C looks kind of like a gecko, alligator or such. Some parts of East Tennessee, only the people that live on top get to see sunrise and sunset, for the rest it comes over the trees around ten, goes behind them around two.

We do have some stuff you gotta get out early if you wanna see. We headed out before light this morning, taking my son's recently acqired Geo Tracker on it's first, right far from home and civilization, shake down venture, GSMNP, through Cade's Cove to Parson's Branch Road, one way gravel/dirt comes out on U.S. 129, smack in the middle of and only road to intersect 'The Dragon'. Along the way we crossed paths with a few critters.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2663crop.jpg)

Bear sighting one

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2676crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2685crop.jpg)

Bear sighting two

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2741crop.jpg)

Bear sighting three, most bear I've ever seen in one day, the first bear had two cubs, second bear had one cub, in the undergrowth, this bear was alone.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2756crop.jpg)

If you think some scrawny, begger's lice infested, poor excuse for a bear is going to get away with looking at me like that watch the video.

100_00014.mov (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVE0YRKvD0c#ws)

 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 22, 2011, 02:25:20 PM
Saw these on your Facebook, Phil!  The wildlife is very good!    You did not post my favorite to here... the church.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 22, 2011, 05:06:23 PM
Thanks, Maggie. I have numerous of the church interior, I'll post a couple this evening.

Methodist Church, Cade's Cove, GSMNP

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2699crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2689twk.jpg)

First saw this couple, from Ohio, at 'Henry Whitehead's Place', Cades Cove, GSMNP, later at second bear sighting and again at Calderwood Overlook, U.S. 129 Deal's Gap, they had followed the same route we did. They were very excited with their trip, actually spotting a mother and three cubs, more bears than we did. Mama bear had raised up on them, just gave them a warning not to venture any closer and went on with her business. Also, if you like romance, I suggest reading about 'Henry Whitehead's Place'
http://www.cadescove.net/auto_tour.html (http://www.cadescove.net/auto_tour.html)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2725crop-1.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2766crop.jpg)

The Geo project is coming along nicely, been quite a while since I rode in a car with the top down, it's capabilities are comparable to a jeep and the 1.6 liter engine is as good on gas as many big motorbikes. I am seriously considering one of my own, mainly for the top down capability. It's only slightly larger than a Goldwing, gets about the same MPG, and when it rains, just stop and put the top up.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2705crop.jpg)





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 24, 2011, 04:31:34 PM
Great photos Maggie, Paul, Robin and Phil.  Gone for just a few days and I missed so much!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 24, 2011, 05:12:53 PM
Thank you Dan.

And somehow I missed Phil's last post.  They are all good shots, of course.  But omigosh - that first one out the church window is just soooo my kind image, I do love that.  It's the kind of stuff I'm always looking for and seldom finding.  Fabulous!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 24, 2011, 07:00:25 PM
Yeah the church window is my desktop on my ipad this week!  LOVE IT!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 24, 2011, 07:29:55 PM
Gee, I'm blushing. Thanks everyone. I have a friend, fine published amateur photographer, who is constantly doing window shots. I'll have to give Monte credit as it's something I rarely did previously and I'm sure I attempt to mimic his style. Monkey see, monkey do.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on August 24, 2011, 07:55:37 PM
Great pics and video Phil.

Blackie was more interested in getting some grub than being aggressive.

________
Dick



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 28, 2011, 07:19:10 AM
Football time, Tennessee School for the Deaf vs Georgia School for the Deaf, tonight. They play 8 man football, Georgia had no reserves every player played every play. We went to a game against North Carolina School for the Deaf a couple of years ago that NC had to forfiet because of a couple of relatively minor injuries they could no longer field a full team. Alabama wins the conference every year, for some reason they always have a huge team. When my son played I went to all the games, Away games are 200 to 300 mile drive. Tennesse is the Vikings, in purple.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP2890crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP3030crop.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 29, 2011, 12:57:10 PM
So cool!  I love high school football!  Great action shot, Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 29, 2011, 12:58:38 PM
This is a scooter shop in Indianapolis we visited this weekend.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 29, 2011, 01:42:44 PM
Now, there's a really positive marketing plan  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 29, 2011, 03:44:08 PM
Great sign and that's an opinion from experts so what can you do!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on August 29, 2011, 04:24:20 PM
 :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 29, 2011, 05:12:53 PM
I love that sign Maggie!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 01, 2011, 03:40:47 AM
Vicki and I went swimming with the manatees at Crystal River today.  Saw 4 - a mother and her 2 offspring and a single at a different location.
 
The first 3 were in shallow water so the pictures are not exceptionally clear.  They were feeding, so stirring up the bottom a bit (as were those swimming with them... more than just us).  We were able to interact with them and touch them without any problem.  That's me in the second picture.

A couple of shots at the first location.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/Swimwithmanatees0811007.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/Swimwithmanatees0811029.jpg)

This was at a spring location so the water was much more clear and deeper.  We didn't get to touch this one because he was swimming alot and rolling almost constantly.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/Swimwithmanatees0811044.jpg)

For perspective, the female in the first picture is about 7-8 feet long and about 1.5x broader than my shoulders.

The one in the last picture is probably 8-9 feet long.

They are not the most beautiful animal, but they were very fun to be around.  We had a blast!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 01, 2011, 04:28:45 AM
<sigh> The best we can manage around here is either lunch with Shamu or catfish noodling.  That must have been lovely.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 01, 2011, 01:53:18 PM
What a great experience Bill.  That last photo is very sharp.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 01, 2011, 02:03:00 PM
Bill and Vicki that looks like great fun!  Thanks for sharing. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 03, 2011, 05:31:49 AM
Oh good gosh, I'm like a little girl with a brand new pink Barbie tricycle and don't know what to do with it yet but just gotta show it off.  Have patience with me, please.

http://www.rwashburn.com/maxiscoot/pix1.wmv (http://www.rwashburn.com/maxiscoot/pix1.wmv)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 03, 2011, 07:12:08 AM
Colonel, I've never been in the water with them but, last time I stayed on Key Largo, a pod hung around an area behind the motel. I would sit and watch them for hours. Great photos, looks like a wonderful time. Doctors should write prescriptions for manatee watching for stress. 

Robbin, I was just about to ask if you have a plaid skirt and white blouse. Then I saw there was a link to a slide show. If it was a shiny pink Barbie tricycle, all the girls would be pouting and the boys peeking. Great Photos! My favorites are 'fellow on horse', 'tractor side' and 'scooter rider silowe siloqui over exposed.

Bridges of the Cumberland Plateau, viewed today. Well, yesterday now.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cumberland%20Plateau%202011-09-02/IMGP3113.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cumberland%20Plateau%202011-09-02/IMGP3213.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cumberland%20Plateau%202011-09-02/IMGP3505light.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 03, 2011, 07:16:25 AM
Phil, it's hard to compete with people who live in paradise.  Fabulous.  As always.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 03, 2011, 12:54:12 PM
Love the picture of Craig, Robin!  Really all of them are outstanding.. the spider shot will be my desktop this week.  I took a screen shot and snagged it :)

Damn Phil!  One is as great as the other!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on September 03, 2011, 04:35:31 PM
Love the picture of Craig, Robin!

I liked it too so when she sent me an early copy of it I used it as my avatar on the BurgmanUSA site. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 03, 2011, 04:52:56 PM
Maggie, here's the original:

Edit:  Nope, that wasn't the original, photobucket shrunk it.  Wait a minute...

Okay, now:

http://www.rwashburn.com/maxiscoot/spidey.jpg (http://www.rwashburn.com/maxiscoot/spidey.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 03, 2011, 04:57:54 PM
Thanks Phil.  I agree about the stress reduction.  It worked wonders on Vicki and I.  That was her first thought as we were riding back to the marina.

And wonderful photography as usual!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 03, 2011, 05:03:48 PM
Robin, well done! :2tu:  I had to look at your signature to be sure I hadn't missed that you got that ST1300 you talked about earlier.  It sure is the right color! :) 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 03, 2011, 05:11:02 PM
Robin, well done! :2tu:  I had to look at your signature to be sure I hadn't missed that you got that ST1300 you talked about earlier.  It sure is the right color! :) 

Oh I know!  The red one is just a hunk.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 03, 2011, 07:26:43 PM
Thanks Robin... I like making my desktop pictures that you guys take.  I still have Phil's church on the iPad and you will knock Bill and the manatee off the laptop :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 03, 2011, 07:36:57 PM
WOW!  I made the laptop! :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 04, 2011, 05:30:01 PM
Lovely images Robin and such regal music.  You have a wonderful eye as a photographer, you should look into freelance photojournalism.  I so love the photo of the tractor, just wish that phone pole and wires weren't in the background.

Phil your shots are captivating, that last one with sun breaking through the clouds is spectacular.

Great job the two of you.  Don't forget about some amazing photos such as these for the scoot calendar.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 04, 2011, 06:23:32 PM
just wish that phone pole and wires weren't in the background.


Huh, what pole and wires?

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/CaughtInATractorBeamScotty_sml_edit.jpg)

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Thanks SO much for the critique.  I need all the help I can get.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 04, 2011, 09:16:58 PM
LOL, that's great, Robbin. Fellow on a horse, I think I've seen pictures before. Is that a 'pony express' statue? I like the partial with sky, shows the detail, looks like some ghost rider coming at you.

Dan, the photos I post here are usually not calender eligible, I'll look for riding scenic shots. My friend Monte and I spent 13 hours in his truck and exploring 'The Cumberland Plateau' which is the the western rise from 'The Great Valley' about 100 miles west of Knoxville. The prime objective was 'Fall Creek Falls'; layered sandstone formations, at 1800', that once formed the coastal area of a shallow sea and exploring a bit of the last barrier to westward expansion between here and the Rockies. If anyone is interested more photos are posted at the following link.
http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cumberland%20Plateau%202011-09-02/ (http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cumberland%20Plateau%202011-09-02/)

Fall Creek Falls

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cumberland%20Plateau%202011-09-02/IMGP3227.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 04, 2011, 11:48:50 PM
Very nice of the falls....

Robin, great job on the removal of the lines and pole!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 02:47:19 AM
Huh, what pole and wires?

 Very Happy

Phil, I like the images you provided already but some more of this quality would be fantastic.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 05, 2011, 03:36:41 AM
LOL, that's great, Robbin. Fellow on a horse, I think I've seen pictures before. Is that a 'pony express' statue?


Oops, almost missed the question.  No, that's downtown Dallas about a block west of city hall.  About fifteen years ago they put up a herd of longhorns and a few wranglers.  They're even over-sized, bigger than real-life - this is Texas after all  :-&

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55711-d196365-Reviews-Pioneer_Plaza-Dallas_Texas.html (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55711-d196365-Reviews-Pioneer_Plaza-Dallas_Texas.html)

http://www.durangotexas.com/eyesontexas/dallas/pioneerplazadallas.htm (http://www.durangotexas.com/eyesontexas/dallas/pioneerplazadallas.htm)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 05, 2011, 04:25:50 AM
Wow, that's pretty danged nifty!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 06, 2011, 03:33:12 AM
Labor Day Geocaching Run with some Scooter Club Members....  had a great day, picked up 16 geocaches today.


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6186/6118766746_cf83a84003_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118766746/)
Guys having Fun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118766746/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6198/6118225225_5402eded4d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118225225/)
Caboose (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118225225/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6088/6118223739_0539898a3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118223739/)
Rail (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118223739/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6118771702_43a5c00bc9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118771702/)
Coming (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118771702/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6182/6118226317_fa22e16d81_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118226317/)
Flutter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118226317/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6088/6118228751_78106c80f7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118228751/)
Wheels (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6118228751/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 06, 2011, 04:23:07 AM
Great pictures Maggie.  I particularly like the rail reflection.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on September 06, 2011, 04:43:36 AM
Very nice Maggie. 

We managed to get 6 of our group together for a ride to East Texas today but I didn't take a single picture   :hs1:.  Maybe it was the cooler tempertures that had me just wanting to ride and forget the camera. :dunno:  It sure was nice riding in high 80s instead of low 100s  Very Happy.     


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 06, 2011, 05:49:41 AM
If anyone is interested more photos are posted at the following link

I was interested, and thanks for sharing them.

I am still so envious of you  people who live in such abundant photo country.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 06, 2011, 05:54:18 AM
Labor Day Geocaching


Good for you.  My guys haven't seen the joy of caching, they are patient with me for one or two grabs, I don't push it farther.

Grabbed one here today:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/NewYorkCemetery.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 06, 2011, 01:49:35 PM
Yeah you made it to NY!  ;)  Robin we never really cache when we are out on a big group ride.  However a few have picked it up so it makes it fun to dedicate a ride here and there just to caching.



Great pictures Maggie.  I particularly like the rail reflection.


Mine as will, Bill.  I probably added to much "drama" filter.  I like the original as well.  I sat the camera on the track and after I took the shot it started shaking.  I looked up and saw the train coming  :2tu:



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 02:49:34 PM
Beautiful shots Maggie.  The lighting on many of them is superb.  You said you used a filter?  Was it in the camera or through computer software?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 06, 2011, 02:57:40 PM
Thanks, Dan.  Is a new program for my iPad2 called Snapseed.  I really like it a lot. It's amazing how many programs are out there that make photo editing *simple*  Even built in camera programs for cell phones blow my mind!

http://www.niksoftware.com/snapseed/usa/index.php?view=intro/main.shtml (http://www.niksoftware.com/snapseed/usa/index.php?view=intro/main.shtml)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 03:25:50 PM
Great link Maggie, I like the other software selections available for my Mac.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 06, 2011, 03:32:00 PM
I am going to buy a mac laptop...  been wanting on for a bit now.  I really want the capibilities of easier video editing with iMovie.  I have iMovie on the iPad2 but it is very limited.

Look what one of our club members made in iMovie (laptop/desktop version) 

Forest Park Scooter Ride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oQTBBFzgmA&feature=player_embedded#ws)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 04:37:49 PM
That is a wonderful video, you have some very talented club members.

iMovie is fantastic.  I have hit a few limits with it but for my purposes it way outperforms my needs.  I especially like the layers of sound and volume control for different tracks.  Makes getting rid of wind noise fairly easy.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 06, 2011, 08:48:26 PM
Great photos, Maggie! My favorites were train at bridge, B&W and the under rail car shot.
I don't see a 'thank you' icon in this thread, is it missing or have I hit a wrong button again?

Robbin, sent me on another excursion of Texas geography and history with New York, TX. Cemetery, thanks.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 07, 2011, 12:30:30 AM
Robbin, sent me on another excursion of Texas geography and history with New York, TX. Cemetery, thanks.

Not sure it was worth the trip Very Happy  It's one of the smallest towns around, although it is still slightly bigger than Bug Tussle.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 07, 2011, 12:32:06 AM
Maggie, that video was very very nice.

I wish I'd find some good video software for Windows.  I am SO over Premiere.


Title: Attitude
Post by: Kiwiscoot on September 07, 2011, 02:12:40 AM
Saw this very used scoot in Wellington New Zealand this week. It's driven everyday and the patina on it is rust & worn thru paint. I loved it - it has attitude and just speaks of experiences, journeys and owners. Sorry not the best quality photos as it was taken on a cell phone.
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Other%20scoots/Pic_0906_069.jpg)

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Other%20scoots/Pic_0906_068.jpg)

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Other%20scoots/Pic_0906_070.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2011, 02:24:51 AM
Nice, I like the looks of the shots. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 07, 2011, 02:39:51 AM
Nice, I like the looks of the shots. 

Me too!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 07, 2011, 02:41:22 AM
Nice, I like the looks of the shots. 

Me too!

Add me to that list!  What make is the scoot?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 07, 2011, 02:42:39 AM
Especially nice from a cell phone camera, too.  Very well done.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: roboscoot on September 07, 2011, 04:42:56 AM
i loved all the photos ....which left me yearning for my  old summer home in upstate new york....a place called montour falls.....near horse's head and not far from watkins glen....at the foot of lake seneca in the finger lakes region///what a place to ride.....miles and miles of open country......and now i am about 25 mins from times square nyc.....it makes me think about moving...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on September 07, 2011, 07:53:27 AM
It is a chinese knock-off of the Aprilia Mojito - one of the most beautiful small scoots.
(http://www.bournespeed.co.uk/mojito/new%20black.jpg)

http://www.kanoa.com/moto/aprilia/index.html (http://www.kanoa.com/moto/aprilia/index.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 14, 2011, 11:47:46 PM
Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, 'The Niagara of the South'. I'm kicking back at the 'Dupont Lodge' waiting for the full moon and if conditions are just right a chance to view a 'moonbow', supposedly here and a falls in Africa are the only places the phenomenon occurs.
http://www.corbinkentucky.us/cumberlandfallsstatepark.htm (http://www.corbinkentucky.us/cumberlandfallsstatepark.htm)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP3674.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP3630.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP3729.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 15, 2011, 12:15:31 AM
I looked up a moonbow and found it's much harder to produce than a daylight rainbow, but you're in good shape tonight if the clouds hold off.  I hope  you have your tripod and remote shutter button with you  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2011, 01:22:48 AM
Beautiful Phil.  Is it a hard spot to get to?  Good luck with the moonbow shot.

I hope  you have your tripod and remote shutter button with you  :)

I would really like a remote shutter button.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 15, 2011, 03:06:34 AM
Beautiful Phil.  Is it a hard spot to get to?  Good luck with the moonbow shot.

I hope  you have your tripod and remote shutter button with you  :)
I would really like a remote shutter button.

Dan, you can drive almost upto the falls but it's chained off and you can only get so close to the falls at top and not allowed to go to a point where you can view the whole falls from top at close range. Still if a 'moonbow' is viewable, the only spot is from the upper viewing area. There are some good vantage points from a distance.
Robbin, I have a tripod, I'll use the delay timer set for 2 seconds. Push the button the delay gives it time to settle down before the shutter opens.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 15, 2011, 03:12:59 AM
Robbin, I have a tripod

Waiting up all night for the prints.  No pressure mind you  :hug1:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 15, 2011, 03:17:48 AM
Well, I better start with excuses right away, then. Actually it's cloudy right now. Best time is around 11:00 - 11:30 so hoping for a break in the clouds but looking like there will need to be a return trip. I'll find a way to screw up the shot anyway. I have trouble getting a simple photo not out of focus. That should cover it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 15, 2011, 03:55:31 AM
I'm copying all those excuses down for my later use.  But good luck with the cloud cover.  It's cloudy here - finally!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 15, 2011, 04:04:42 PM
I'm copying all those excuses down for my later use.  But good luck with the cloud cover.  It's cloudy here - finally!!!


All cloud, no breaks.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 15, 2011, 05:07:26 PM
Shucks.  Sorry.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 15, 2011, 08:37:02 PM
Bummer, sorry to hear that, Phil!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 16, 2011, 05:11:10 PM
From my temporary quarters in a cheap motel behind a 'Holiday Inn Express', a bit of esoteric trivia. Operated by the the weather bureau, located in a small town just south of Charleston, West Virginia this facility provides cloud and fog for West Virginia, Northeastern Kentucky and South Ohio, or so I have been lead to believe.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP3803crop2.jpg)

Beacons for soul and body, through early morning fog.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP3822beacons.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 16, 2011, 05:35:12 PM
 Very Happy :laugh: Very Happy :laugh: Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 16, 2011, 05:52:43 PM
:2tu:  Wonderful, Phil!


Title: Re: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 16, 2011, 07:35:55 PM
Nice shots, Phil.

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 18, 2011, 12:42:29 AM
Whathadkns?

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP3905crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 19, 2011, 01:11:43 PM
I actually know a lot of history about this bank... it's quite interesting why they named the bank 5/3 and not 3/5. (think prohibition)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 19, 2011, 01:51:13 PM
Whathadkns

Fabulous  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 19, 2011, 01:54:03 PM
(think prohibition)

And with that hint, I took a wild guess.  Then I researched it and,  sure 'nuff, my wild guess was right  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 19, 2011, 02:43:39 PM
Since Pete and I could not go on our Arkansas trip, we loaded up the Jeep and moved to Ohio....  we didn't really move there just visited family and friends!

Indiana... I always start humming the Paul Simon song America when we travel through Ill/Ind

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6162625228_e3df96cc5b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162625228/)
Indiana (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162625228/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

We visited our dear friends the Orlandis...they moved from St. Louis to Westerville.  They raise backyard chickens.  This chicken trampled the others to get her mug in the shot.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6167/6162096251_5ca0f5589f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162096251/)
Picatta (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162096251/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Westerville was a step back in time with modern twists... was a lovely community.  We walked into town and shopped.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6167/6162628504_7884753573_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162628504/)
Shopping (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162628504/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6158/6162627774_cd467b919e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162627774/)
Shopping (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162627774/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

What everyone needs??


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6158/6162091057_8574220ce0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162091057/)
Really (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162091057/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


I REALLY love this painting.  It was very dark yet humorous.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6162631150_9b891e4a11_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162631150/)
Vultures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162631150/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



Westerville is home to the Iron Pony.  I kid you not, it is a bike shop the size of a Wal-Mart!!  It was overwhelming!!  We left with a lighter wallet.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6163/6162095781_f9aee30f36_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162095781/)
Iron Pony (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162095781/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


On the way home to St. Louis, we stopped at a candle outlet and found a very cool Model T Museum.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6161/6162630110_2529d1a0db_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162630110/)
Museum  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162630110/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6162632144_4d22a9961e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162632144/)
Model T Snow Buggy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162632144/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6162630320_c546e08ce8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162630320/)
Model T (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162630320/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6162094727_f43bd84e86_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162094727/)
Model T (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162094727/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


We passed this guy from Connecticut headed west on I-70.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6162/6162630676_1dda30c24e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162630676/)
PC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6162630676/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 19, 2011, 02:55:31 PM
Cool! And yes, at least one. Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 19, 2011, 03:21:53 PM
I like the photogenic chicken!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on September 22, 2011, 07:44:46 PM
that chicken looks like it has a real attitude


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 23, 2011, 12:14:26 AM
Great stuff, Maggie! Amazing, I-64 just east of Lexington is one of the most consistently peaceful and relaxed drives but crossing the border into WV, traffic always gradually increases, between Huntington and Charleston, chaos gradually increases to rival any major city. While dodging commuters and industrial traffic, I began singing 'America' prior to arriving safely in Cross Lanes a few days ago, though I prefer the 'Yes' cover of the S&G tune.
   As I understand it, 'The Circle G Ranch' is a portion of East Tennessee that once broke from Pangaea bouncing from continent to continent prior to finally sticking to North America, resulting in a wide diversity of wildlife. Easily confused, I visited the sight yesterday but may have failed to read all the available information.
 
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4160crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4192crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4137crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP3994.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4074.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4023crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP3996crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on September 23, 2011, 12:18:39 AM
Very good  :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 23, 2011, 12:44:09 AM
LOVE the ostrich!  .. makes my chicken look friendly :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 23, 2011, 12:58:05 AM
That's some really serious diversity, alright.

I'm partial to the blond headed goat.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 23, 2011, 01:58:14 AM
Circle G Ranch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUKIPdSLQ-k#ws)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 23, 2011, 02:56:18 AM
 :rofl:

Looks like you might have gotten a little French kiss, Phil.

 :rofl:

Thanks for a crying-laughing spell...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 23, 2011, 03:17:54 AM
My pleasure  :groucho:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2011, 04:09:03 AM
I think that ostrich was coming on to you Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 25, 2011, 05:35:47 AM
We had lunch at the Smokestack restaurant today.  I took a couple pix like this one of the actual smokestack and, as I so often do, messed up the camera settings.  This time I left the white balance set wrong.  But, I'm sort of seeing it as one of those artistic happy accidents  Very Happy

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/smokestack.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 25, 2011, 07:18:22 AM
Reminds me of a rip in the space/time continuum, where something is transported from an alternate universe, before it fully materializes. Use to happen all the time before I stopped, I mean when I was younger. Nice!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 25, 2011, 07:21:36 AM
Use to happen all the time before I stopped

Me too.  Stopped?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 25, 2011, 07:35:56 AM
Stopped visiting alternate universes, 'The spice must flow.'


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 25, 2011, 02:00:17 PM
This time I left the white balance set wrong.  But, I'm sort of seeing it as one of those artistic happy accidents  Very Happy


It is a very cool happy accident.  However if you need to it is possible to salvage images like this when the accident isn't happy.  Use your photo software and adjust the rgb sliders to add red and green and also to reduce blue.  After that you can decide if the shadows and highlights are in need as well.  I did this quickie example with your image.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Random/smokestack2.jpg)

I like your happy mistake better as an interesting photo but the above adjustment takes away the etherealness of your shot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 25, 2011, 03:38:45 PM
However if you need to it is possible to salvage images like this

Thanks.  That's interesting too.

I've spruced a few shots up, but I didn't even mess with that one.  There isn't information there to make it do what I intended.  I wanted the building to be a dark outline with the smokestack in focus with good detail.  Apparently the AF focused on the glass, though.  I did quite a few shots, all with big f stops, and they all had the building in focus.  Should have turned AF off I guess.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 25, 2011, 07:58:29 PM
Well, it's a nifty picture and I learned something. Never associated Texas with coal.

"Looking over the handful of buildings left standing in Thurber today, you'd have a hard time believing it was once a thriving company town at the turn of the century and the most important mine site in Texas for 30 years. At one time a town of over 10,000 residents representing 20 nationalities, Thurber was the largest town between Fort Worth and El Paso. Now with a population of just 5, Thurber stands as a testament to the power of economics and technology to build and destroy communities."
http://www.smokestack.net/index.shtml (http://www.smokestack.net/index.shtml)
 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 26, 2011, 04:55:49 PM
I like that Robin... I love "look through" pictures!


Barn at Devil's Well



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 26, 2011, 07:25:36 PM
Barn at Devil's Well

And you know I go weak in the knees about old tumble-down buildings.  Fabulous.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 26, 2011, 09:47:06 PM
That's a cool image of the barn Maggie.  Reminds me of someone who has been beaten down over time but still stands strong and proud.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on September 27, 2011, 03:54:32 AM
There are several pictures here I promise, but a short prologue is necessary.

A Friend and an Honor

(http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/Telegram/Photos/2026034a_20110919.jpg) (http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/Telegram/Photos/2026034_20110919.jpg)
Captain Harold Simmons a dear old friend passed on last week.  After 90 years the body just gives out I am told. 

As a proud U.S. Air Force Captain and B-24 pilot in World War II, he was based in Italy and North Africa. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for completing 50 combat missions, the Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation.

Last year for his 89th birthday, his family surprised him with an honor flight in the B-24 the Collings Foundation exhibits around the country (perhaps others have seen the Wings of Freedom Tour).  He and Muriel, his wife of 68 years boarded the B-24 in Manchester, NH and were flown to our hometown airfield!  Needless to say he was very excited and moved by the experience!  My favorite memories of Harold take place on the south shore at the beach house where many hours of his storytelling took place, we all sat riveted and listened.  He always greeted you with a firm handshake and a huge smile!

It is ironic that the WWII birds were visiting this past weekend.  Just after his memorial service the B-17 did a flyover, (chills).

Be sure to thank an older vet for their service to our country   when you pass them, they truly deserve it!

The weather was iffy to poor at best and it took several trips to the airport to get what I was able to shoot.  Only the B-17 was able to make it in, the P-51 was weather dependent (meaning probably not) and the B-24 was undergoing an engine change. Those are the excuses now some pictures:

B-17G “Nine O Nine” on apron:

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/909full.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/909nose.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/909belly.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/909tailgun.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/909tail.jpg)


B-17 in pattern to land taken from my backyard deck

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/909fly1.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/909final.jpg)

F-4 Corsair?  Phil?
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/f4corsair.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 27, 2011, 04:12:38 AM
Thanks Paul!  Great story! 

RIP Hero!  :uflag:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 27, 2011, 04:13:47 AM
I'm sorry for your loss.

That photo shoot was fun, thanks.

A long long time ago in a lifetime far far away, I was in a flour bomb contest and spot-landing contest.  The flour bomb thing is where you do a low pass (I think it was 50 feet AGL or something like that) over an object, in this case the windsock at mid-field, and throw out baggies of flour.  The one who hit closest won.

I had a Cherokee 140, so I had to open that little storm window on the left and just sort of guess when to toss the bombs - a Cherokee is a low-wing, if you don't know, no visibility straight down.

The CAF B-17 Chuckie came in and entered, too, and somehow I got a ride in it during its bomb run - I must have been flirting that day.  They didn't have to open a little storm window, the guys in back with me laid on the floor, and at the appropriate time they opened the belly, the bomb doors, and just chunked the flower baggies at the windsock.

They didn't do any better than I did :)

That was a special memory for me, though.

http://members.cox.net/b17brian/b17/Chuckie/index.htm (http://members.cox.net/b17brian/b17/Chuckie/index.htm)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 27, 2011, 04:37:40 AM
This one of my favorite flights (I actually logged B-17G Pilot-in-command time in my logbook  :2tu:)  The plane is Texas Raiders.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/B-17%20Flight/TexasRaiders3.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/B-17%20Flight/TexasRaidersTail2.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/B-17%20Flight/TexasRaidersTail.jpg)

(Sorry for the size  :hs1:)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 27, 2011, 05:12:03 AM
Great barn, nice weathering.

Edited to add - two pages of new threw me off but great surprise with all the war bird photos. Rest in Peace Capt. Simmons, 50 missions in WWII, amazing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 27, 2011, 12:22:09 PM
Sorry about the loss of your friend, Paul.   Thanks for sharing his story! The pictures are very nice as are Bill's.  I love the shoot looking back.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 27, 2011, 04:55:47 PM
F-4 Corsair?  Phil?
([url]http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/f4corsair.jpg[/url])


My guess is T-28 but it is mostly guess, AF & Navy used them but doesn't appear to be an F-4, Corsair, as the elevators extend beyond the vertical stabilizer on Corsair and it appears the rudder extends past the horizontal stabalizer on this aircraft. Colonel Bill, got an identification?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 27, 2011, 09:48:46 PM
F-4 Corsair?  Phil?
([url]http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/f4corsair.jpg[/url])


My guess is T-28 but it is mostly guess, AF & Navy used them but doesn't appear to be an F-4, Corsair, as the elevators extend beyond the vertical stabilizer on Corsair and it appears the rudder extends past the horizontal stabalizer on this aircraft. Colonel Bill, got an identification?


Agree, it's not an F-4U Corsair.  I had to do some looking cuz didn't recall the T-28 having an antenna out front.  I think it's an AT-6 Texan.  The AT/T-6's wing leading edge sweeps back and the T-28's is virtually straight across.  Fun exercise. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on September 27, 2011, 10:23:32 PM
I would guess a T-6 also. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on September 27, 2011, 11:13:30 PM
Thanks for a great story and photos Paul.

Our WWII vets are rapidly thinning out due to advanced old age, and we should respect them all.

My Dad was also a veteran of WWII.  When the war started on 03 September 1939 he and his younger brother immediately signed up.  Because they were both apprentice airplane mechanics at the time, they were immediately put in the RAF, didn't have to do the basic training,  and sent to separate air force bases in England for ground crew work.

My Dad saw action during the Battle of Britain, North Africa in Tunisia, and Algeria against Rommel, then over to Malta, Sicily and Italy.

He was ground crew, and kept the planes in the air with none of the glory that the pilots got.

He still calls planes, kites, and worked on Spits (Spitfires) Hurries (Hurricances) Lancs (Lancasters) Wellies (Wellington bomber) Halifax and Beaus (Bristol Beaufighter).

He said the best plane to work on was the Mozzy (Mosquito bomber).

The air force bases were he was stationed in North Africa, Sicily and Italy were jointly shared by both the RAF and the USAAF.  Ground crews from both air forces would help each other out when needed.

He really enjoyed working on the P38 Lightning. He figured this was the finest light bomber of the war.

He celebrated his 93rd birthday this past June and still going strong.  Widower and living alone and independent as hell.

He keeps reminiscing about the war years, but hey, even though I've heard the stories a hundred times, it was his life altering experience for 6 years.

He had a few close calls while in the air, and being bombed and strafed by the Luftwaffe while on the ground.  He hasn't flown in any type of plane since May 1945 when the war in Europe ended.  Said he's had enough flying to last him a lifetime.

Here he is in 1942 in his RAF desert fatigue uniform in North Africa.  Said it was a cold day when the pic was taken.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/YatesFamily015.jpg)

And here he is back in June 2011 on his 93rd birthday.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/XmasandNewYears2004013.jpg)

A bit of family history.

As Paul says, when you see a vet, thank them for their service.  They sacrificed a lot.

________
Dick



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on September 27, 2011, 11:42:14 PM
Dick,

Your dad looks incredibly good for 90!  Thanks for the story and please thank your father for his service for me!

Bill


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 28, 2011, 01:27:02 AM
Very cool, Dick!

+1 to what Bill said.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 28, 2011, 07:05:44 AM
I went back to the first page, ended up looking through the first 16 pages, lost track of time, started about three hours ago. Some great stuff in this thread.

Robbin, realized it has only been a bit over half a year since you purchased the Panasonic FZ-35. Didn't you move to a DSLR a couple of months ago? If so, do you think the Panasonic was instrumental in an increased interest in photography and the move to a DSLR?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 28, 2011, 02:01:54 PM
I went back to the first page, ended up looking through the first 16 pages, lost track of time, started about three hours ago. Some great stuff in this thread.

Robbin, realized it has only been a bit over half a year since you purchased the Panasonic FZ-35. Didn't you move to a DSLR a couple of months ago? If so, do you think the Panasonic was instrumental in an increased interest in photography and the move to a DSLR?


I bought the Panasonic as sort of training wheels.  It has the capability to be set manually, has a real view finder, etc., and still doesn't cost what I consider a large pile of money - I had no idea what I would need in a DSLR.

It served its purpose well.  I used it to begin a photography course for which I would otherwise have needed a full DSLR.  And, during the first portion of the course I was able to learn how to use a camera, and what features I would want.  When I got to a point where the aperture available on the Panasonic was more limited than what I wanted, I had also figured out what I wanted in a DSLR.  I ended up with a Nikon D5100 and Nikon 18-105 lens.  I shortly added a Tamron 70-300 lens and a remote shutter release.  I already had an old Bogen tripod.  And with that, I'm having a really good time shooting tons of throw aways, and an occasional shot I like.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/NatGrocers_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 28, 2011, 02:09:32 PM
That is an awesome shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on September 28, 2011, 11:59:47 PM
I agree, awesome. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2011, 12:59:56 AM
The weather was just about perfect today.  Instead of riding my bike I explored deeper into the Fells Preservation just behind my house.  Looked on the map and noted a body of water to the south of me, thought I would make that my destination.  Here are a few shots of what I saw today.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/sunnycanopy.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/twistedroots.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/bridgefalls.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/tinyrapids.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/cascading.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/stonypond.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/destination.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/Walk%20Through%20the%20Fells%202011/reservoir.jpg)

What a perfect day.  Spent about two hours exploring, sometimes all you need is a good pair of boots, a slightly breezy day and a little bit of sunshine for an uplifting experience.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 29, 2011, 01:28:44 AM
Robbin, great color in the neon picture. That sign reads a bit different if you read it straight across, rather than one side and the other.

Dan, that is a spectacular back yard and some great picture taking! Did you use a filter to get the sparkling water of the last or did it just capture?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 29, 2011, 01:35:08 AM
Ah!  You people who live in paradise...

Those are wonderful.  I'm so envious. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on September 29, 2011, 02:06:56 AM
I especially like the tree root picture and the waterfall picture right after it. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2011, 03:26:03 AM
Thanks all.  Phil I purposefully shot over the sparkling water to capture that image... however it is enhanced in PShop.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 29, 2011, 03:31:42 AM
however it is enhanced in PShop.

Hmm.  Didn't know you could do that.  Nice.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2011, 03:48:10 AM
however it is enhanced in PShop.

Hmm.  Didn't know you could do that.  Nice.

Not sure I was clear.  The sparkles are there naturally.  I forgot exactly what I did in PhotoShop but I know I adjusted the curves, highlights and shadows and then an unsharp mask.  When used together you can greatly enhance edges and highlights so the entire image is just a bit more intense.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 29, 2011, 03:53:24 AM
Ah.  I thought you somehow enhanced those sparkles to be bigger than life - they are, even in real life.  That was so nice.

Incidentally, PS elements doesn't have color sliders like every other graphics program I've ever worked with (you mentioned them about fixing that strange window shot I did a couple days ago).  Is that the way PS is too, or is it something they took out of elements?  Edit: There are other things I find lacking about elements too - e.g. you can't re-size by pixels, only by measurement, inches, cm, etc., so I do that stuff with Gimp.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2011, 05:08:06 AM
I've only played around with Elements on a computer at the Apple Store so I don't know much about it.  For PhotoShop the sliders I had mentioned earlier are the rgb/cmyk sliders in the Curves window (command - m on the Mac).  There are other ways to adjust colors but that is my preferred method.  Not being able to re-size by pixels would be annoying when working on web images.

By the way Robin, I really liked the neon lit sign.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 29, 2011, 01:03:47 PM
They are all great, Dan!  So nice to have that in your back yard!

This is extremely over processed! Especially loved the reds. I do love how HDR can make an ordinary picture look 100% better.








Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2011, 05:44:47 PM
That car is a beauty and I love how you brought out the shiny metallic body.  I recently purchased the latest PhotoShop and have begun tinkering with the HDR settings.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 29, 2011, 06:07:06 PM
Really sweet when you crank it up to full volume, looks great in front of the old station. Looks like a early Monte Carlo parked beside it, two motorbikes coming out of the paint at door to front fender seam and someone may be trapped deep in the paint forward of front wheel. I love HDR photos, even when they move into surreal, they are still great.

Edited to add - Dan, the brightness on my laptop is dull as a laptop with dull brightness, your pictures still looked great but they really pop on the work computer. If I was derelict enough to look at them at work, I bet they would, I mean.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 04, 2011, 05:01:19 PM
Fresh Corn

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cataloochee-Max%20Patch%202011-10-02/IMGP4820.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Land Surveyor on October 04, 2011, 05:30:05 PM
I would guess a T-6 also. 

Pretty sure you're right.  I know somebody who has an AT-6.  It has that funky swept-back wing.

These are some great photos and even greater stories, you guys.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 05, 2011, 03:13:57 AM
Extremely rare bullcow two headed elk, few live to maturity as they usually pull themselves apart attempting to run in opposite directions.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cataloochee-Max%20Patch%202011-10-02/IMGP4789crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on October 05, 2011, 03:47:27 AM
I'd read about those but never seen one.  Thanks!! Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 05, 2011, 12:51:41 PM
Never even heard of one.  Now I have and seen one, thanks Phil!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Land Surveyor on October 05, 2011, 01:43:37 PM
Any Jackalopes?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on October 05, 2011, 03:25:27 PM
I think you have to go a bit south west for jackalope. The elk in Cataloochee Valley, GSMNP are in rut, supposedly some of the best viewing season. Took a trip down there Sunday and it was interesting, all the big bulls seem to know who is who for the time being, with territories staked from 'Big Daddy' to 'Only the Lonely' maintaining about 200 yard space between. If interested more can be seen at
http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cataloochee-Max%20Patch%202011-10-02/ (http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cataloochee-Max%20Patch%202011-10-02/)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/Cataloochee-Max%20Patch%202011-10-02/IMGP4773crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on October 16, 2011, 03:43:54 AM
I shot this picture of the sun coming through the trees when Robin and I stopped for her to do a Geo Cache.  I though it was pretty.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/HPIM1780.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 16, 2011, 02:46:22 PM
I like that too Craig.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 16, 2011, 03:25:37 PM
Very nice!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 16, 2011, 04:30:11 PM
We had a full day of hiking, geocaching and a Halloween Farm Party



Cliff Cave Park - Looking up from the cave

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6101/6250029614_accd4e834c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250029614/)
Looking Up (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250029614/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Ever had that feeling someone was watching you?  I had to climb a very steep hill from a spring creek bed to get this cache that was under the ledge. As I was signing the log, I caught the gnome watching me out of the corner of my eye.. it freaked me out!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6233/6250030758_8566dcb30e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250030758/)
I'm watching you (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250030758/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


This was quite unusual, the cache name is STL Pontiac.. what kind I have no idea,  furthermore how did it end up in the middle of the woods???

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6234/6250031578_35525821cd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250031578/)
STL Pontiac  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250031578/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Steps to the Haunted House... we go to a Halloween Farm Party each fall.  This year we took my nieces. Had a blast as always!  What's better than a huge barn, lots of food, free beer, hayrides, haunted house, haunted barns, bonfires and fireworks??

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6055/6250031680_2bfea495c6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250031680/)
Come In (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250031680/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6107/6250031708_32619552b7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250031708/)
Boo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6250031708/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on October 16, 2011, 04:40:24 PM
Nice Maggie, that gnome would probably have freaked me out too. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 16, 2011, 05:16:36 PM
Nice Maggie, that gnome would probably have freaked me out too. 

Me too!

Loved those photos Maggie.  I miss celebrating Halloween.  Serena just doesn't get it and isn't interested.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 16, 2011, 06:09:38 PM
I absolutely love Halloween!!  Tonight I will carved my pumpkin and watch the Cards beat the Brewers.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2011, 02:47:08 AM
I love Halloween too.  Brewers already down 4 runs in second inning...

Wait, this just in, Brewers hit a homerun.  Still down three runs.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on October 20, 2011, 02:24:24 AM
On the river 5 minutes from home last Wednesday after work
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/Dunedin/2011-10-12190522.jpg)
Magic


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on October 20, 2011, 02:26:59 AM
Karitane New Zealand
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/Dunedin/2011-09-25151047.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 20, 2011, 02:28:28 AM
Both gorgeous!  The kayak picture looks so relaxing!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2011, 02:38:58 PM
Really like that kayak photo.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on October 20, 2011, 03:00:42 PM
Really like that kayak photo.

Agree. There is something special about.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on October 28, 2011, 04:17:15 PM
great shots everyone
like the two pumkins in the dark Maggie


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 02, 2011, 05:37:54 AM
Ignore this  post.

I fell off the subscribe list to this thread again, this post should get me back in the loop.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 02, 2011, 01:18:09 PM
Hey Robin,

Do me a favor :)

Go to each of these boards...

http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=34.0 (http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=34.0)

http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=33.0 (http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=33.0)

Then click on Notify at the top.  See if that helps any?  I have been reading on the SMF boards that topic notification is not always the most reliable :(


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 02, 2011, 01:52:12 PM
Hey Robin,

Do me a favor :)

Go to each of these boards...

[url]http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=34.0[/url] ([url]http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=34.0[/url])

[url]http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=33.0[/url] ([url]http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=33.0[/url])

Then click on Notify at the top.  See if that helps any?  I have been reading on the SMF boards that topic notification is not always the most reliable :(


Done.  I'll see how it  goes.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 29, 2012, 08:58:07 PM
Yesterday at the Pie Run:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/CandyStoreGirl_sml.jpg)

I got lucky to catch this image at all, it was fleeting and I snapped fast with whatever setting was already there.  Turned out it was a 1/20 second exposure - thank goodness for anti-shake lenses.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 29, 2012, 09:02:02 PM
so many choices...............


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on January 29, 2012, 09:52:45 PM
That little girl was all over everywhere, her mom was standing in line to order and trying to get her to come over where she was but the girl kept running to see first one thing then another.  The girl was adorable and not bothering anyone but her mom was pulling her hair out trying to get her corralled while keeping a place in the long line to the order desk.     


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 29, 2012, 11:43:17 PM
Awesome shot, Robin!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on January 30, 2012, 12:30:34 AM
Wonderful capture Robin!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SocoPete on January 30, 2012, 02:10:21 PM
That's a great shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 30, 2012, 02:17:46 PM
My new ride....

You can't be downtown without coming home with a picture of the arch.




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 30, 2012, 03:03:22 PM
My new ride....

With ape-hanger handlebar  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on January 30, 2012, 04:41:40 PM
Riding Roger Rabbit.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 14, 2012, 08:16:59 PM
First time I've had the opportunity to snap one of these fellows strutting their stuff.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP7615crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP7619crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP7622crop2.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 14, 2012, 08:55:06 PM
Nice Phil!  Like the contrast in the last one between the 2 birds.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 14, 2012, 08:56:32 PM
I agree Bill.  Nice detail in that last shot Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 14, 2012, 09:24:24 PM
Yes, it's the 'one'.  Nice.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 14, 2012, 10:25:38 PM
Awesome shots as always!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2012, 03:30:59 PM
I forgot to mention I am stealing the peacock pic for my ipad home screen and Robin's tea party for my lock screen :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2012, 04:04:30 PM
I forgot to mention I am stealing the peacock pic for my ipad home screen and Robin's tea party for my lock screen :)


Then you may want the full-size one:  http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/TeaParty.jpg (http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/TeaParty.jpg)

Edit:  Well, so Photobucket still shrunk it.  If you want it big, let me know...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2012, 06:19:31 PM
No that is perfect thanks!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 18, 2012, 07:31:15 AM
Thanks folks! In my lifetime, I have taken maybe five or six pictures I was happy with the result. None of these are among them so I'm always pleased to make it to any of your screens, Maggie.

I've tentatively named this one 'Got DEET' or 'Hey, I'll trade antlers for a can of 'Off'.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP8001crop.jpg) 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 18, 2012, 07:44:19 AM

Edit:  Well, so Photobucket still shrunk it.  If you want it big, let me know...

After you hit the upload button, look toward the upper right corner for 'customize upload options' to go bigger but still can't get full resolution, you gotta 'go pro' and pay to get close to full tilt boogie but then I'm assuming all that statement is concerning photos.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 18, 2012, 03:08:11 PM
'Got DEET'

Brrrr, that gives me the willies.  Poor guy.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 19, 2012, 01:39:54 AM
Ewwwww poor thing!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on May 19, 2012, 06:50:04 PM
So maybe this is where I would share some photos?
Don't know why it didn't work the first time...


(http://s19.postimage.org/9hry130mn/Kermit_Ride4_Sallys_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9hry130mn/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/xzk1oz373/Miracle_Strip_Earl_Cr_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xzk1oz373/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/ot1r1oxyn/Navigating_Home_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ot1r1oxyn/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/igr75lka7/Red_SW7978_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/igr75lka7/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/3ytzxlsz3/Relay4_Light_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3ytzxlsz3/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/6hfoyaepb/RSW_Naked_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6hfoyaepb/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/pnsw1gv73/RSWYuengling_Wb_Cr.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pnsw1gv73/)


(http://s19.postimage.org/lfy3sptrj/Diff_Color_Horse_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lfy3sptrj/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/bjx0t2nzj/E_VRK4_Christmas_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bjx0t2nzj/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/6mjg7ym0f/Von_Santa_Rosa_Is66_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6mjg7ym0f/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/95558n7qn/VRKat_Bon_Secour_Bay_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/95558n7qn/)

(http://s19.postimage.org/wxegk69rj/Vw_Battleship_ALgun_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wxegk69rj/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 19, 2012, 08:11:00 PM
Great photos, Earl! Loved the boats, whales and beer truck. I, just this year, tried some various brews from that brewery, quite tasty and this forum is where I first heard the name. Interesting to see what the Swing looks like undressed. Hoping you will provide some long term relationship thoughts on the Versys once you get settled in. I think there is a 'Post photos of your ride' thread somewhere. I looked for it earlier but appears it is buried in the pages. I remember Maggie mentioning a photo gallery when she cranked up the new house but I had forgotten.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 19, 2012, 08:30:42 PM
I think there is a 'Post photos of your ride' thread somewhere. I looked for it earlier but appears it is buried in the pages.


http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=34.0 (http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?board=34.0)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 20, 2012, 06:27:56 AM
24th of May week-end, a holiday in the GTW
weather was almost perfect and went for a small ride
this is a rise over a lake just a few miles north of where I live
just park on the side of the road

(http://s9.postimage.org/ah3q4zkqz/CIMG2121.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ah3q4zkqz/)

walk about 50 feet and this is the view of Lower Rock Lake
(http://s14.postimage.org/8y111dzxp/CIMG2117.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8y111dzxp/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on May 20, 2012, 06:37:40 AM
GR8 Pictures Guy's!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2012, 05:33:19 PM
Nice photos Ava, the Swing really stands out against the painted whale building plus I really like the shot of the bike without the plastics.  Neat to see the way the motor lays in the chassis.  Do you still have the Versys?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2012, 05:34:05 PM
Dave I love this photo...


(http://s9.postimage.org/wga4s71l9/CIMG2121.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on May 21, 2012, 07:33:58 PM
Nice photos Ava, the Swing really stands out against the painted whale building plus I really like the shot of the bike without the plastics.  Neat to see the way the motor lays in the chassis.  Do you still have the Versys?


The whale building picture was taken the first
full day I owned the bike.  I rode the long way
home to see how it did on the road.  Loved it
and took many photos of my newest love,
all along the coast and up through all the cool
little towns on the way home.

(http://s19.postimage.org/yv89fovzj/De_Cowled_Engine_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yv89fovzj/)
Another shot of the RSW sans cowling.

I do still have the Versys although I'm kinda
'saving it.'  It barely has over 6k miles but
its development was arrested by the new
shop.  Once the shop is complete and the
house remodel is finished, it will be my
first project.  I have Pelican side cases
and a Givi-like top case to install, along
with the associated crash bars.

Then I want to learn to wheelie it.  I just
learned yesterday that there is actually
a weelie training facility.  Crazy, I know
but I've wheelied bicycles all my life and
have been off the ground enough to know
'what's up!'  So what if I'm 64 when I start?

Heck, I wheelied the SilverWing!


(http://s19.postimage.org/9wqcrmga7/50_Wheelie_Block_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9wqcrmga7/)
Well, yeah, it was unintentional. 
Forgot about having this 50#
mineral lick in the top case.
Gunned the throttle coming
across the 4-lane with traffic
coming and up she went.
Too late to stop so I just took
her up into the Wally World drive
and let her down slowly.

Whoda thot?




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 26, 2012, 09:25:51 PM
all I see is an X Dan


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2012, 05:03:36 PM
all I see is an X Dan

Fixed it Dave.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 18, 2012, 12:37:01 AM
Today there were two car shows, so I decided to do a photo walkaround.

This guy chromed the inside of his hood.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/1_6-17.jpg)

Looks like I was doing a lot of "reflection" toay.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/2_6-17.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/3_6-17.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/4_6-17.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/5_6-17.jpg)

I enjoyed this ironic reflection.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/6_6-17.jpg)

Complete with an Elvis, with scarves for the ladies.  I passed...
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/7_6-17.jpg)

Wish I could share the full size image so you could read all the fun stickers.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/8_6-17.jpg)
The one left of the lock says "Honk if you see parts falling off"


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 18, 2012, 01:04:15 AM
Those are great! I love the chrome and reflections.  Elvis.. umm well it's Elvis ;) An outstanding shot, caught a lot of emotions!

The Camero reflection is great!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on June 18, 2012, 01:21:11 AM
Love the reflections Robin! Great job!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on June 19, 2012, 02:58:59 PM
Avachava...wheelied a SWing.  What???  Wish you had a picture of that.  Loved the pics you posted.

Robin...wow.  I especially love the Camaro and Elvis shots. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 19, 2012, 05:04:59 PM
Robin, you just keep getting even more gooder. All great, love the chrome as long as it belongs to someone else. Between Nashville and Pigeon Forge Tennessee has more Elvi than traffic cones but like the shot. Is she recoiling or thrilled?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on June 19, 2012, 05:08:07 PM
anyone knows how to post pics from an ipone? using a regular login and not from an apps?  thanks in advance


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2012, 05:36:52 PM
There were two women dancing in front of the stage, but the one I shot was really grooving.  I thought she was going to swoon when he did that scarf thing.  I tried to get a good shot where you could see her face, but it didn't happen, I had to either get lucky or have continuous shooting turned on.  (I wish they'd call it fully-automatic  :laugh:)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2012, 06:00:30 PM
There were two women dancing in front of the stage, but the one I shot was really grooving.  I thought she was going to swoon when he did that scarf thing.  I tried to get a good shot where you could see her face, but it didn't happen, I had to either get lucky or have continuous shooting turned on.  (I wish they'd call it fully-automatic  :laugh:)

You can see the excitement in her hands...  very cool!! (creepy but cool)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2012, 06:00:58 PM
anyone knows how to post pics from an ipone? using a regular login and not from an apps?  thanks in advance

Wait for IOS6 to come out. (hopefully any day)  iPhone IOS5.1.1 does not have a native raw uploader.

IOS6 is gonna rock the ipad/iphone world! (espeically Siri users)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on June 20, 2012, 02:18:40 AM
yehey!! i figured out how to post pictures, you need to upload photobucket apps tho, then from there you can copy the img link... this pic took me about 45 seconds to upload here... hmmm coool!! im making a desert right now.
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee471/coolsterr/7d1802f1.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: robster on June 20, 2012, 02:20:28 AM
is the image big?? i can't tell from the iphones point of view. let me know whats the ideal size , thanks maggie


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 20, 2012, 02:22:52 AM
is the image big?? i can't tell from the iphones point of view. let me know whats the ideal size , thanks maggie

It's 768 by 1024, and looks just fine.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 20, 2012, 04:50:35 AM
Looks good, Rob! The photos are perfect size for my screen resolution.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 20, 2012, 02:29:49 PM
Looks good for the size of the forum.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 21, 2012, 07:30:32 PM
great shots Robin


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 24, 2012, 02:11:33 PM
I never quite know where to post these, not riding adventures after a couple hundred trips but seems every time I get on a motorbike it heads the same direction and there isn't much left to find on my ride. Not really sure why I even post them other than to say 'Hey, I'm still riding and I have documentation' and if I post enough maybe in a couple thousand years someone will dig up a hard drive with some of my photos. Wouldn't it be a hoot if in the 2212 the only evidence of how people lived in 2012 was a hard drive full of 'Maxi-Scoot' forum! Anyway a couple more shots from GSMNP Foothills Parkway from yesterday evening.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP8449hdr.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP8452crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 24, 2012, 03:59:31 PM
I appreciate seeing them, and thanks for showing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on June 24, 2012, 04:06:51 PM
+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 25, 2012, 05:47:38 AM
+2
I'll tell you when I get tired of the hills Phil and the way you frame them is usually different.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 25, 2012, 12:59:06 PM
Very nice Phil!

I hope you post them just for us :)  I know we all love them and never tire of seeing the gorgeous shots.



I do wish more people would post pictures.  I love each and every picture posted here!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on June 25, 2012, 03:19:15 PM
Very nice Phil!
I hope you post them just for us :)  I know we all love them and never tire of seeing the gorgeous shots.
I do wish more people would post pictures.  I love each and every picture posted here!

Absolutely.

Archaeologists finding out about
the 'ancients' in 2012 from Maxi-
Scoots!  What a hoot!

"These primitive peoples made their
way around using clever internal-
combustion powered conveyances
that held only an operator and
perhaps one passenger. 

"They must have had extensive trade
routes across their planet.  Materials
found with them contained an incredible
mix of natural and primitive synthetics
of surprising diversity for such an open-
air-loving race.  Despite lacking even
the basic teleportation technology,
these nomads were never-the-less
fairly successfully mobile, given their
self-imposed, two dimensional limits.

"One can only imagine what danger
and thrills existed back in this forgotten
time when wild animals still roamed
freely and one was limited to physical
movement along prearranged paths
of crumbling stone and tar.

"Imagine having to actually physically
GO somewhere to enjoy the views,
smells and feelings.  These primitives
could barely communicate without using
cumbersome, complicated devices that
had to be physically activated. 

"This research team has much admiration
for these ancient ones, these
Maxi-Scootists!"


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 25, 2012, 04:24:41 PM
"These primitive peoples

Nice.  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2012, 03:12:14 PM
Phil I absolutely love that shot of the Xciting logo and the landscape behind it.  Belongs in the maxi-scoot calendar.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 26, 2012, 08:21:36 PM

(http://s18.postimage.org/k4luhnq2d/chicory062512.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k4luhnq2d/)

chicory blooming in the edge of the drive, the shade of blue is very appealing to me

(http://s16.postimage.org/x5j6ohe35/frommailbox0612.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x5j6ohe35/)

picture of the house taken from the mailbox, not exciting but gives a flavour of the neighbourhood, decidedly woods


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 26, 2012, 08:49:36 PM
Can you boil & drink the chicory?? The blue flower is lovely!  I love the view of the house!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 26, 2012, 08:54:53 PM
roasted chicory root is used as a substitute for coffee Maggie but you have to roast it first
you and Pete are welcome to visit any time, the invitations is open to all on the board


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 26, 2012, 10:13:22 PM
All roast it :)  I do like Chicory coffee they sell in the store.

Dave, Pete and I might have to come knocking one day!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 27, 2012, 06:17:04 AM
Thanks Dave, learned something about Chicory in addition to having lovely blooms. My grandmother loved coffee with chicory, I remember mainly because everyone else complained and someone would make a store run for a can of regular coffee. Actually granny loved any coffee and for the first time I wonder if she really cared so much for the chicory or subtly ensuring a supply of coffee. I've never tried it, didn't drink coffee until I was 35 years old, but next store run I'll try a bit. The lawn appears to require minimum mowing, nice.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 27, 2012, 01:08:26 PM
A lot of people say it is strong/bitter.  I googled chicory and found it has an interesting history. Like the informational blurb, I like mine 1/2 and 1/2.

http://www.cafedumonde.com/coffee.html (http://www.cafedumonde.com/coffee.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on June 27, 2012, 02:00:36 PM
Wow, I drank chicory-flavor coffee
when I was little and have since
purchased it from Community
Coffee (real LA company). 

But I'd never seen the blooms!
There is a rich history of how it
came to be cultivated and loved
as a coffee-substitute, chiefly
during the War when shipping
was cut off or critical.

It can probably be considered an
acquired taste as most people
seem to either like it or spit it
out.  We're careful to warn regular
coffee drinkers before just springing
it on them.


(http://s17.postimage.org/bwvcphku3/Layered_Cuppa_Cr_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bwvcphku3/)
Ever had your coffee do this?
Susan likes her clear cup so
she can watch her java...



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2012, 10:48:35 PM
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Ireland/guinness-valves.jpg)

Some valves in the Guinness Storehouse.  Thought they looked interesting.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on June 28, 2012, 01:24:35 AM
Pretty 'Stout' valves, Dan!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 28, 2012, 01:29:43 PM
Love that industrial eye, Dan!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 02:02:03 PM
Thanks Maggie!

Now that is funny ava!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on June 28, 2012, 04:00:10 PM
Cue old standard joke about
Alec Guiness...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 28, 2012, 05:02:34 PM
thats a groaner AvaChava


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: kb.bear on June 28, 2012, 05:55:10 PM
I love the valve pic.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on June 29, 2012, 01:23:38 AM
I would have quoted you Dave,
just to let you know that I would
have just clicked the "Thank You"
button if it weren't missing, but
the quote thing isn't working.

Wonder if there's a connection?

Anyway, some jokes I can tell
better than others...


(http://s17.postimage.org/idyeoe9x7/Sand_Riders_Cust_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/idyeoe9x7/)
These Sand Riders are SOOO
comfortable!  Light, cool and
inside zippers are the bomb!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on June 29, 2012, 08:43:08 PM
New to my gardent this year.  Can't wait for them to get ripe to put in some cobbler.


(http://s8.postimage.org/8lucqqd8h/IMG_6657.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8lucqqd8h/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/8oqvcegir/IMG_6653.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8oqvcegir/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2012, 08:44:08 PM
Very nice Zippy!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 29, 2012, 10:11:37 PM
New to my gardent this year.  Can't wait for them to get ripe to put in some cobbler.




YUM!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 29, 2012, 10:12:16 PM
I would have quoted you Dave,
just to let you know that I would
have just clicked the "Thank You"
button if it weren't missing, but
the quote thing isn't working.

Wonder if there's a connection?

Anyway, some jokes I can tell
better than others...


([url]http://s17.postimage.org/idyeoe9x7/Sand_Riders_Cust_Wb.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/idyeoe9x7/[/url])
These Sand Riders are SOOO
comfortable!  Light, cool and
inside zippers are the bomb!




Quote works :)

I still have not figured out why Thank O Matic is not.  Maybe because I did this section long after we install that mod?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on June 30, 2012, 04:07:38 AM
Quote works :)
I still have not figured out why Thank O Matic is not.  Maybe because I did this section long after we install that mod?


Sometimes quote just lies there
and doesn't want to wake up.
For me.  Probly a personal problem...

I always wondered where raspberries
came from.  I ate so many blackberries
growing up they should have given me
a complimentary phone of that name
and my fingers should be permanently
purple.  I only dream of having ever
found raspberries...




(http://s14.postimage.org/4p5elnqt9/Black_Berry_Fingers_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4p5elnqt9/)
Purple fingers!

(http://s14.postimage.org/koo257mv1/Blackberry_Apple_Pie_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/koo257mv1/)
This Blackberry/Apple
Pie was the bomb!


(http://s14.postimage.org/h6c28tlz1/BBerry_Time.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/h6c28tlz1/)
It's berry time...

(http://s14.postimage.org/sjylk0whp/Mango_Delight1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sjylk0whp/)
Mango delight is a
breakfast bonanza.


(http://s14.postimage.org/fh2z0r69p/Strawberry_Short_Cake.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fh2z0r69p/)
Does this need a caption?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 30, 2012, 07:27:42 PM
strawberries, blackberries, blue berries, raspberrie
all the berries are berry berry good




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on July 01, 2012, 03:36:09 AM
strawberries, blackberries, blue berries, raspberrie
all the berries are berry berry good

Good rhyme that I whole hardily agree with.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 02, 2012, 03:48:36 AM
I was going to post something here and found I'd gotten dropped off the notify-list again.  Aaarg.  Nice pix everyone.

Today I made a short caching day - only eight caches, all new, published last night, and no first-to-find's, the regional FTF hound had hit before I got up this morning.

I planned it so the last one was at a bird sanctuary, I grabbed the cache then did a photo walkabout inside.  Here's my favorite image.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/GobbleGobble_sml.jpg)

Second favorite.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Screech2_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2012, 04:45:52 AM
WOW Robin, great shots.  Thanks so much for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on July 02, 2012, 02:18:58 PM
I like the eye of the owl but the colour of the wattles on the turkey are awesome.  The peacock eye that is captured adds interest.
Great post.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 02, 2012, 02:27:20 PM
Amazing shots, Robin!  They belong in a conservation magazine.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 02, 2012, 07:10:17 PM
Shooting through fencing was challenging.  With the turkey, you can see a piece of chain-link bottom right.  I tried burning it out but that just made it more noticeable.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on July 02, 2012, 10:08:35 PM
Great photo of valve! Is the writing on the pipe short for turn right for on or rotten? Maybe just an old hippie, right on man right on.

Edited to add - I'm all the time doing that when there are two pages of new, commented on Dan's and with the reply up pops a whole page of missed photos with boots, berries and birds. Nice stuff, everyone! Robbin, it appears you've found your artistic media or another anyway.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 02, 2012, 10:47:18 PM
it appears you've found your artistic media or another anyway.

That is nice of you to say.  I hope you're correct.  While it's not easy, it's easier than painting, and far easier than stage acting.  Although I miss both of those activities, too.

Stage was particularly frustrating because you worked a couple months in rehearsal, the show went up for a few weeks, and poof, it was gone like a dream, like smoke drifting away.  Ah, but the rush of being on stage... nothing can take the place of that.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MaxB on July 02, 2012, 11:56:04 PM
birds of a feather........."ROBIN"
I do like the pics, wonderful color rendition.

maxB


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on July 03, 2012, 12:23:01 AM
Shooting through fencing was challenging.  With the turkey, you can see a piece of chain-link bottom right.  I tried burning it out but that just made it more noticeable.

You did good as the fence helps
de-emphasize the background.
Sometimes depth-of-field is hard
to engineer, given ambient light
levels.  Both your shots are spot
on!  I've never been that close to
a turkey (although a lot of turkeys
seem to stay close to me)!

Let's see if I can find any encounters
with fencing:


(http://s17.postimage.org/bxofkntzv/Dusty_Likes_Carots2_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bxofkntzv/)
Unlike his owner, Susan knows
a trick to get Dusty back inside
the fence (he loves carrots).


(http://s17.postimage.org/mls6ji3yz/Cow_Lick.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mls6ji3yz/)
You have heard tell of a
cow lick, right?  They love
kitchen treats!


(http://s17.postimage.org/lxjc0k597/Doggy_Date.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lxjc0k597/)
I sent this to a female friend
asking if she'd like a date with
a dog.  She said she'd done that.


(http://s17.postimage.org/evleed1nf/Cleo_Turkey.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/evleed1nf/)
Cleo was so pitiful when we locked
him outside during Thanksgiving.
He's now gone to that big turkey
dinner in the sky...




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on July 03, 2012, 12:25:24 AM
The cow lick is a great shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 03, 2012, 12:27:06 AM
The cow lick is a great shot!

+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on July 03, 2012, 12:33:09 AM
Ha ha thanks, but you can get that
just about any day of the week if
you show up with your vegetable
scraps.  They ADORE corn cobs and
we chill watermelon rinds before
handing out the chunks.  Be prepared
to get SLIMED!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 03, 2012, 12:54:39 AM
Fun shots, but the cow lick gave me a minor case of the willies.  It would look far better to me as a taco de lingua :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on July 03, 2012, 12:58:05 AM
Their tongues are raspy (great for wrapping
around grass and pulling) but they are pretty
gentle when taking treats.  The tough part
for most people is all the slime and slobber,
but once you get past that they are fun to
feed and pet.  They really like having their
'nubs' rubbed and chins scratched...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 03, 2012, 01:10:30 AM
As a city girl I never had much business with cattle.  I worked a few summers during middle school and high school at a riding stable, so I got pretty familiar with horses.  I dreaded mornings, my chores were to saddle up each of the about dozen or so horses, then get on and get the morning meanness out of them.  Sometimes that involved half-hearted bucking and rearing.  I never was thrown, which is mostly an indication of the half-heartedness of their bucking and rearing, certainly not my riding prowess.  But this shetland pony - for the children, ya know - was just plain mean, ornery, or maybe psychotic.  He was a gelding, but he acted otherwise.  And when he couldn't buck you off he'd head for a barb wire fence and try to run you in to it.  You had to go side-saddle pretty quickly.  God I hated that pony.

I haven't been on a horse since I was about 18, and that's one of the few activities I've abandoned which I most decidedly have never missed.

You will now be returned to your regular photography channel programming.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on July 03, 2012, 01:34:20 AM
The last time I rode a horse he turned
around and bit me on the, well, man-
breast.  I punched him in the nose,
only I missed the nose and hit his
face bone and hurt my hand.

My friend, Nonie says one of his
horses has a habit of turning around
and biting your toes.  Makes those
"Cowboy Flip-Flops" impractical.


(http://s7.postimage.org/x7a621ep3/Dusty_My_Friend_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x7a621ep3/)
Dusty's current owner is a moron and
should be locked up for horse abuse.
The sister told Susan it looks like he
likes us more than them.  Ya think?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on July 03, 2012, 01:52:05 AM
Cow licks, some of you have previously seen this on FB

Circle G Ranch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUKIPdSLQ-k&feature=g-upl#ws)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 03, 2012, 01:52:37 AM
..he he he...

YUCK!!!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: happyoldscoot on July 03, 2012, 02:30:53 AM
This is the firt time I've checked out this thread --trying to feel cooler in our Phoenix 110 deg temp by looking at all the winter scenes on previous posts by some talented photographers. 

Came across some pix I took on a December ride 2011 in the White Tank Mountains.  Yeah- December!
(http://s9.postimage.org/nrizoummz/B0001496.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nrizoummz/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/ov340t7a3/B0001503.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ov340t7a3/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/fbtf7cjrv/B0001506.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fbtf7cjrv/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 03, 2012, 02:37:23 AM
Glad you posted up some pictures!  Love the scoot on the road shot.  Is that a gravel road or just heavily graded?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 03, 2012, 02:40:02 AM
I'd forgotten.  My father called cheap beer "calf slobbers".  Eeeeew.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: happyoldscoot on July 03, 2012, 07:04:07 AM
It's paved with some nice sweepers -- about 8 miles total


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: happyoldscoot on July 03, 2012, 07:06:52 AM
Glad you posted up some pictures!  Love the scoot on the road shot.  Is that a gravel road or just heavily graded?

It's paved with some nice sweepers about 8 miles in the park


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 03, 2012, 01:22:00 PM
It looks like lots of fun and really beautiful scenery.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on July 03, 2012, 05:56:08 PM
Glad you posted up some pictures!  Love the scoot on the road shot. 

+ 1 Nice with the blooms around the cactus.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on July 03, 2012, 11:10:49 PM
liked the video of the cow lick, reminded me of the old days
the road appears to what we call "tar and chip" in fact the side road to my place is the same, lots of gravel with tar applied, that accounts for the parallel lines, and then some more gravel on top
an inexpensive way to pave a road


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on July 15, 2012, 04:08:44 AM
Tennessee and Texas forever bound by more than just Te, from Sam and Davy to Blue Bell.
"The Chocolate Monkey" Pigeon Forge, TN.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP8710crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 15, 2012, 04:12:49 AM
Tennessee and Texas forever bound by more than just Te, from Sam and Davy to Blue Bell.
"The Chocolate Monkey" Pigeon Forge, TN.

Your prose sometimes read poetic.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on July 15, 2012, 04:18:39 AM
Gotta love the Blue Bell. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on July 15, 2012, 04:27:24 AM
They're lucky to get any Blue Bell Ice Cream in Tennessee,
because they 'eat all we can & sell the rest'......... :laugh:
( tv commerrcial often seen in Texas )


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on July 15, 2012, 05:34:11 AM
They're lucky to get any Blue Bell Ice Cream in Tennessee,
because they 'eat all we can & sell the rest'......... :laugh:
( tv commerrcial often seen in Texas )

Yep, forever bound. They don't ever mention Alabama in those commercials do they?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on July 31, 2012, 05:26:20 PM
this is a martello tower in Kingston

(http://s14.postimage.org/hi3znxrj1/034.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hi3znxrj1/)
this is a close up

(http://s7.postimage.org/9898jul4n/martello2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9898jul4n/)

photo of a statue of our first Prime Minister in a nearby park

(http://s15.postimage.org/hhotwmql3/026.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hhotwmql3/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 31, 2012, 05:40:41 PM
And now I know what a martello tower is.  Thanks.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 31, 2012, 06:18:14 PM
And now I know what a martello tower is.  Thanks.

+1

Nice pictures, Dave! 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on July 31, 2012, 06:21:44 PM
Interesting old tower.  Was that moat around the outside designed to be flooded with water or is it always a dry moat? 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on July 31, 2012, 07:22:44 PM
It was dry, there are gun ports on the tower for firing into the moat.  There are about five of these towers sited around Kingston harbour.
They were built in response to the War of 1812 cause the New York frontier is just across the river.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on July 31, 2012, 09:04:48 PM
That tower is fascinating.  Thanks for sharing Dave.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on July 31, 2012, 09:27:09 PM
It was dry, there are gun ports on the tower for firing into the moat.

Thanks, many folks think moats always have water in them but some were designed to be dry and some were designed so that they would be flooded or left dry as the situation dictated. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2012, 12:07:54 AM
My father-in-law is a sweet man, very thoughtful of others but he is very anxious about following plans and time schedules.  I have this prelude so you can appreciate the photos I'm about to share.  While visiting Toronto he took Serena, myself and my mother-in-law to lunch and afterwards to Niagara Falls.  As it turns out we ran a little late at lunch and he was concerned about missing our reservations for dinner (we actually did miss it, by an hour) so we did a drive-by of Niagara Falls.  No time to stop, just roll down the window and snap whatever photos you can.  Even from the car the Falls are amazing, spectacular a true wonder and really special to view from the Canadian side.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/niagra-drive-by.jpg)
Don't blink, we're rollin' now.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/falls-spray.jpg)
The spray is invigorating.  Needed to use the wiper blades.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/falls-spary-2.jpg)
More spray.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/niagra-falls.jpg)
Postcard perfect.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/garden-clock.jpg)
A garden clock.  We didn't stop the car for this one either.  I was okay with that.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/niagra-river.jpg)
We finally stopped at a pull-out and I was given the opportunity to check out the view of the Niagara River.

So there it is, my drive-by of the beautiful Niagara Falls.  I definitely plan to come back again.  It could make an excellent motorcycle road trip adventure.

By the way, what is with the traffic in the Toronto area?  I think it is worse than LA.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on August 14, 2012, 12:33:20 AM
Dan, those are some nice postcard photos you took!  We will be driving cross country in my TR6 for a national show there in a few weeks. I certainly hope the traffic is calmer by then! Your photo's are inspiring as we've never been there. This will be a prelude for my wife.
Thanks for the post!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2012, 12:36:24 AM
Thanks CS, the Falls are beautiful you both will have a wonderful time.  The traffic around the Niagara Falls area isn't too bad, it's when you get closer to Toronto that chronic gridlock begins.  Like I said, I plan to go back myself and would encourage anyone in the vicinity to make the trip.  I'm kicking myself for not having gone earlier.  Just make sure to take your time and enjoy the experience... no drive-bys!  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on August 14, 2012, 12:36:47 AM
Cool!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 14, 2012, 01:09:02 AM
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.  We will be there 3 weeks from tomorrow....  we are going to make a short detour on way to the rally!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on August 14, 2012, 01:32:30 AM
I got to visit the Falls for the first time in late 1970....
arrived in Buffalo late on Sunday afternoon driving a moving van...
asked around as to the best way to get to the Falls, so after dropping
my trailer, I headed out on the recommended route.
Arrived at the Falls about 10 P.M.
I had been at the Falls about an hour, & was getting ready to leave,
when I was approached by an RCMP patrol car & 2 ( very polite )officers,
inquiring as to how I got a semi-truck tractor into the parking lot there,
as that type of vehicle was not permitted there.
I advised them that I had crossed the bridge at Buffalo, to Fort Erie & driven up
along the riverside parkway directly to the Falls parking lot...at which point,
they both turned pale.
They advised me that, not only was my truck not permitted in the Falls parking lot,
my type of semi-truck commercial vehicle was not EVER permitted on the riverside
parkway between Fort Erie & Niagara Falls.
They then provided information as to the 'best route' for me to get me & my truck
out of Canada, without creating additional issues.
I followed their recommendations EXACTLY. Thanks again, officers.  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 14, 2012, 04:08:03 AM
Beautiful pictures Dan! Got to see the falls a couple of years ago, wonderful, amazing and my first Tim Hortons.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 14, 2012, 06:12:21 AM
the Niagara Parkway from Niagara Falls to Niagara On The Lake is fantastic
take a winery tour while you are there, pick up a bottle of gewürztraminer, some cold cuts, bread and fruit and have a picnic
makes for a great day


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: strkngfang on August 14, 2012, 12:20:54 PM
Nice pics.  I've always wanted to go to Niagara Falls.  Maybe in the near future??


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 14, 2012, 07:05:26 PM
A couple of weeks ago 'Her Majesty' dragged me off horseback riding at a place called 'Big Rock Dude Ranch'. This dude seemed to run the general store but uninterested in making sales.

I posted this one to FB so some have seen it.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9302crop.jpg)

I saved this one for here

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9300crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2012, 07:26:13 PM
I saw this on Facebook Phil but on my Kindle Fire...  looks so much nicer on my big screen computer.  Was he aggressive or passive towards people?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 14, 2012, 08:05:14 PM
I saw this on Facebook Phil but on my Kindle Fire...  looks so much nicer on my big screen computer.  Was he aggressive or passive towards people?

+1

It is my lock screen on my ipad!  LOVE LOVE it!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 15, 2012, 04:14:26 AM
Dan, he just sat there doing rubber neck poses but I didn't know if that might mean welcome or don't come any closer in peacock and since he had the high ground I thought discretion the best course, not venturing any closer. It was late afternoon on a week day and no one else was around but since the area is open to the public I would assume he isn't very aggressive.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 15, 2012, 04:17:10 AM
since he had the high ground I thought discretion the best course, not venturing any closer

That's why we buy zoom lenses!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: strkngfang on August 16, 2012, 12:09:14 PM
Nice pic, definitely don't see that every day.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 18, 2012, 06:40:02 AM
Went to the Fort Worth Tx. Zoo today.  Smaller than Dallas', and as usual, better.

White tiger
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_01.jpg)

Bird brain?
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_02.jpg)

Awk!  Hello!  (It really said that to me)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_03.jpg)

Prey, fleet and sure of hoof:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_04.jpg)

Be kind to your web-footed friends:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_05.jpg)

Barbeque iguana:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_06.jpg)

Hola, Scarlett:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_07.jpg)

The Great Gatsby:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_08.jpg)

U Can't Touch This:
[a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo"][/a]
I love that song, but it's this guy's attitude too:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FW_Zoo_8_12/zoo_09.jpg)

I used the Tamron 70-300 for everything.  That mostly works well for places like a zoo.  I had the Nikkor 17-105, and that would have worked far better for close stuff, like the iguana, but I was too lazy to change lenses.  So, I sat way out in the middle of the hallway to shoot the iguana - glad I didn't get trodden upon.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2012, 02:35:12 PM
Excellent Robin!  I imagine zoo's are great for photographers.  Always thought cats didn't like water, guess I was wrong.  Simply beautiful images.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 18, 2012, 03:31:08 PM
great shots Robin, especially the tiger
I'm a sucker for meercats too, they had a colony at the Toronto Zoo and the young ones were fun to watch.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 19, 2012, 07:12:51 AM
Excellent Robin!  I imagine zoo's are great for photographers.  Always thought cats didn't like water, guess I was wrong.  Simply beautiful images.

Tigers seem to be huge swimmers.  Google it, there are lots of videos of tigers, including the inbred white variety, swimming around like Mark Spitz or Missy Franklin.

Not so with house cats.  At my previous house I went a little CRAZY and put a swimming pool in the back yard.  But, that's another story, this story is about my previous cat (previous house, previous cat, yes, this was quite a time ago).  This cat had the run of the house and the back yard.

One day I was working on the pool - which seemed to be a never-ending task, but again that's another story.  Miss Kitty was out there with me but I wasn't paying any attention, she was as familiar with things as I was and had never given me a worry.

I mixed up a big bucket of some chemical (don't remember which one, there were so many, but that's another story).  I stood up, picked up the bucket, threw the contents, and SPLASH, into the pool.

And immediately SPLASH again. Huh?

Miss Kitty had been calmly drinking from the pool at the shallow end.  When I threw the mixture in (down at the deep end, by the way), the SPLASH startled her.  And, she jumped.  Forward.  Into the pool.

I was simultaneously horrified and laughing uncontrollably as she turned (an excellent swimmer I should mention) and CLAWED her way back to dry land where she took off like a scalded dog, leaving a wet trail like a huge snail across the deck, straight into the house where  she left a wet trail like a huge snail throughout the house until she found a hiding place.  I had to beg her - drag her - out from under something and capture her in a beach towel to blot her to a dry - well, less drippy - condition.

After that she would still drink from the shallow end, and I must admit to having tried endlessly to provoke her into repeating her Greg Louganis impression by shouting "BOO", but Miss Kitty was a smart cookie and wasn't to be fooled again.





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 19, 2012, 07:15:19 AM
Really extraordinary stuff, Robin! I was going to comment but I would have to go through all of them. So I'll just say the tiger, the gorilla Wow! The eyes, your's and those captured, Wow! Mountain goats seem to all have beautiful eyes. You are cooking some great stuff with that camera!

I got my DSLR with a package of 18-80mm and 70-300mm lens and was constantly changing lens. Soon after I was shooting with a friend who had a Tamron 18-200, after a day of constantly swapping lens while he shot away swapping only for the most distant wildlife or a prime ultra wide angle every once in a while, I ordered a Tamron 18-200mm that night. Pretty reasonably priced and Tamron often has big rebates available. Tamron also has a 18-270mm lens in Nikon and Cannon mount but it is a bit pricy and the 18-200 cuts lens swaps by about 80% for me. The 18-200mm is stated in digital so it gets fairly close to the zoom on the Panasonic ultra-zoom which is stated in 35mm comparable. Well, actually the Panasonic I had, I think the newer model you had was a longer zoom. I swap to the 70-300 only for distant wildlife and should put the 18-80mm in the closet as it hasn't been out of the bag since I got the 18-200mm.

Edited to add - I should have said the 18-200 in combination with 70-300 gets close to the ultra-zoom capability.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 19, 2012, 07:30:21 AM
Really extraordinary stuff, Robin! I was going to comment but I would have to go through all of them. So I'll just say the tiger, the gorilla Wow! The eyes, your's and those captured, Wow! Mountain goats seem to all have beautiful eyes. You are cooking some great stuff with that camera!

I got my DSLR with a package of 18-80mm and 70-300mm lens and was constantly changing lens. Soon after I was shooting with a friend who had a Tamron 18-200, after a day of constantly swapping lens while he shot away swapping only for the most distant wildlife or a prime ultra wide angle every once in a while, I ordered a Tamron 18-200mm that night. Pretty reasonably priced and Tamron often has big rebates available. Tamron also has a 18-270mm lens in Nikon and Cannon mount but it is a bit pricy and the 18-200 cuts lens swaps by about 80% for me. The 18-200mm is stated in digital so it gets fairly close to the zoom on the Panasonic ultra-zoom which is stated in 35mm comparable. Well, actually the Panasonic I had, I think the newer model you had was a longer zoom. I swap to the 70-300 only for distant wildlife and should put the 18-80mm in the closet as it hasn't been out of the bag since I got the 18-200mm.

That 18-200 sounds like a sweet spot, a lens to keep mounted almost all the time.  I don't have such a thing I'm afraid, I have the 18-105 with 3.8 max f, going down to 5.6 at full zoom.  My Tamron 70-300 may be the same one you have, it's good for most stuff outside in daytime, but don't try to get close to anything - see the iguana, taken from at least four feet away, it won't even focus much closer than that - NOT a macro lens :)

I just ordered a 'fast' lens from BnH, it's a Sigma 17-50 with a 2.8 max, but that 2.8 stays through the entire "zoom", so I'm hoping it will become my 'always on' lens - we'll see.  Of course, 50mm on the Nikon small format is a "normal' lens, so there's really no telephoto to it, just wide to normal.  I'll have to telephoto with my feet.  But it has great reviews and the price was - okay, very high, over $600, but by comparison... not so bad.  It'll probably arrive sometime this next week, I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Edit - minimum on that fast Sigma lens is 22, but I've never found a need to use a smaller f than that.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 19, 2012, 08:37:58 AM
Sweet, 2.8 throughout I could have used yesterday as I was too lazy to carry the tripod though I know that even on the brightest days when you walk into a rain forest you're gonna need a tripod or a very fast lens. I took a trip to North Georgia yesterday, the mission was to find and document as many family burial sites as possible and research location of additional sites for for a follow up trip. Though the mission was fairly successful we spent more time searching than anticipated. Though GPS constantly provided exact location we were often temporarily unaware of exactly where we wanted to be until discovering there are two Yellow Creek Baptist Church Cemeteries approximately 31.7 miles from each other. Guess 31.7 miles was distant enough that unawareness of name duplication would be normal in the 1800s and I think there are more Mt. Vernon Baptist Churches in Georgia than bulldog decals. So, after finally clearing up the double Y.C.B.C. situation I decided M.V.B.C. would require more research as grid searching the whole of North Georgia in hope of finding the correct Mt. Vernon couldn't be done in a day. So we headed for the secondary mission, seeing Amicalola Falls, where laziness led to shooting at 800 ISO when I couldn't frame a shot while using the handrails of the stairs to steady the camera. Good for pictures, not so much for me there were many stairs.

It's a long way up but I'm almost there. That's my mission driver, friend, co-worker, camera guru, published, award winning amateur photographer, Monte providing scale on the bridge.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9621.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9631.jpg)   

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9632twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9615.jpg)

One of my great uncle's marker was broken and propped in place, when I moved the broken piece to adjust the marker for a photo I found a bit of a surprise.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9526crop.jpg)

Afterward we saw 6 more Black Widow spiders without trying, more than I've seen in the entire rest of my life.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9522crop.jpg)

Just one more, my great great great grandfather and Grandmother, Edley Morgan Kirby and Falby Catherine (Taylor) Kirby.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9517crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 19, 2012, 01:33:22 PM
great story Robin and equally great shots Phil
the one of the falls is very sweet


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2012, 02:49:42 PM
Phil I really like that first shot of the falls where the bridge intersects the middle of the frame.  Black widows had always fascinated me when I was growing up.  I've never seen one except for photos.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 19, 2012, 03:57:39 PM
Omigosh yes, that bridge and falls is just fabulous.  I wanna go!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on August 19, 2012, 03:57:40 PM
Robin..Wow!  that is all i can say.  Phil, beautify fall & that black widow shot is cool.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on August 19, 2012, 07:17:40 PM
Beautiful photos guys! I need to take my DSLR out more often. I have a Canon 60D with a 18-105 & 70-300mm Lenses.
Dan, We get black widows all around our property here (outdoors thankfully!). Common spiders they are. Our pest control company has been doing a great job to keep them clear. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 20, 2012, 02:11:13 AM
Wow, great shots!!

Love the Macaw, Robin.  Poor Ms. Kitty...

Phil, the bridge and falls are amazing shots!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 22, 2012, 02:11:27 AM
Went to the drive through safari 'Circle G Ranch' Knoxville. A nice place for picture taking and often no fence or human influenced objects can be kept from frame and sometimes they don't matter.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9845crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9797crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9800crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9713crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9679crop.jpg)

For some reason every time I see this fellow I think I am in a cartoon.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9754crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 22, 2012, 02:54:45 AM
Went to the drive through safari 'Circle G Ranch' Knoxville.


Oh my, how really nice.

We have Fossil Rim near here,
http://www.fossilrim.org/ (http://www.fossilrim.org/)
It's a drive-through place sort of like that.  The biggest reason I've not been so far is that it's a no-motorcycles-allowed place.  Hmm, wonder why...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 22, 2012, 03:53:05 AM
Yeah, maybe they just don't like motorbikes. On the other hand, the fellow below is sweet as a kitten but a few months ago he took the mirror out on my truck jockeying for position to get a treat. I don't think I would want to be on a motorbike when he's whipping his head around.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP9688crop.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2012, 04:33:50 AM
I like all of them Phil.  Great angle on the camel.  The deer looks like a statue and that white animal at the end with his mouth open seems like he has something to say.  Great stuff.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on August 22, 2012, 03:17:14 PM
Vicki just pulled this off Facebook. I don't recall seeing before and liked it. Guess we are in for some 'group therapy' soon. :)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/47358ec3-dbea-c160.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 22, 2012, 08:58:25 PM
Nice, like the therapy/group therapy line.

Edited to add -
Robin, finally got to check out the 'Fossil Rim' link. Nice, I'd like to see the rhino and Giraffe.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 23, 2012, 02:30:59 AM
The Sigma fast lens came.  I tried it out.  Low light is improved, but not sufficient for the price, and for having a specialized lens I'll likely resist using.  It's going back.  Oh well...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 23, 2012, 01:09:17 PM
They are all great shots, Phil!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 23, 2012, 05:17:57 PM
great Phil and I like the llama/alpaca whatever at the end, had a cousin once that looked a lot like that


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 23, 2012, 11:11:36 PM
Guess we are in for some 'group therapy' soon. :)



10 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 24, 2012, 12:35:54 AM
The Sigma fast lens came.  I tried it out.  Low light is improved, but not sufficient for the price, and for having a specialized lens I'll likely resist using.  It's going back.  Oh well...


Sorry to hear you weren't pleased. If you are looking for wide and fast probably investing in a couple of prime lenses, wide and ultra-wide, is the way to happiness, though costly. Check the Nikon forums for recommended, reasonably priced prime lenses. Nikon and Canon are the most popular mounts, should be some nice slightly used lenses available, also.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 24, 2012, 12:55:22 AM
That's a good piece of advice, thank you.  I'll check with the B&H used stock, see what shows up.  There's also a used camera store here, not far from my favorite Nikon/Canon dealer.  You can find all sorts of strange stuff in there, albeit I've not yet found anything I wanted to buy.

BTW, I got this lens from B&H.  This is my first return to them, and it was absolutely no questions asked other than was it still in new condition - which it was.

My next purchase will likely be an extension tube, or maybe one of those sets of three.  Frankly most of them have prices that give me the willies, so I'll have to talk myself into that, too.

Edit:  Now that's strange, I was going to click the 'thank you' button, and there is none.  There are none anywhere I've looked.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on August 29, 2012, 03:53:27 AM
Love the animal shots!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on August 29, 2012, 03:55:50 AM
Here's a balcony shot from our motel room this past weekend.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/010-11.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 29, 2012, 11:28:16 AM
Looks relaxing!


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on August 30, 2012, 03:34:42 AM
Nice swimming hole.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 26, 2012, 04:56:20 AM
We had a yard sale at my daughter's over the weekend, Saturday morning a couple rolled up in this 1965 Ford XL convertible. The fellow explained for 1965-1966 models Ford dropped Galaxy from this line so XL is the full model name.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP0222StraightCrop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP0219crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Cars/IMGP0221twk.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on September 26, 2012, 05:23:10 AM
Sorry...the dude doesn't even know what he's driving...
those pictures are of a '68...& Ford still used the Galaxy
model name....my Dad had a '65 Galaxy 500 convertable...
the Galaxy 500 XL series had the bucket seats & a console...
beginning in 1962. It was the 'top-line' model.
This IS a nice-looking restoration...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on September 26, 2012, 05:57:20 AM
65 galaxie (http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/plugins/PostviaEmail/images/1965_Ford_Galaxie_500XL_Hardtop_Coupe_For_Sale_Rear_resize.jpg)

 66 galaxie (http://www.nashnut.com/0b07-66galaxie2.jpg)

68 XL Fastback 390 (http://www.musclecarcalendar.com/FabFords2003/FFF69.jpg)  Mine was green w/ black vinyl top


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 26, 2012, 11:23:56 AM
Yeah, I thought '65 was a bit hinky but to be a bit fair to the fellow it is a possibility I had a senior moment concerning what year he said it was, though certain he stated Ford separated the XL from Galaxie for the model year. I did find several sources that indicate 'Galaxie' was dropped from the '67 LTD and '68 XL but remained on the 500 and other models, though it appears little attention was paid. Wikipedia even contradicts by stating such but then identifying a photo as '68 Galaxie XL. Whatever year and model it was a fine looking example.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 26, 2012, 12:15:07 PM
Nice looking red!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ut1205 on September 26, 2012, 06:16:57 PM
A 65' Galaxie 500 XL with a 390 was my first "ride".  Got my license in 65'.  Quite a "tank" by today's standards.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on September 26, 2012, 09:54:18 PM
The Galaxy 500 LTD mentioned above was the dressed-up Luxury model...
the Galaxy 500 XL was the dressed-up Sport model.
In the later years, they both had the hidden headlights, with doors that
opened-up when the headlights were turned on.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on September 27, 2012, 09:06:51 PM
For those of you who are getting
up there in years and perhaps
wondering how much longer you
will be able to safely stand up your
ride, here is a thought.  I used to
be a VW mechanic but it just never
occurred to me to put a TypeIII
automatic in a trike or buggy!

This is one of the finest creations
I and my air-cooled VW fanboy
friends have ever seen. Deb has
owned several trikes but this one
beats all.  What a hoot!

(Click images for full size)


(http://s7.postimage.org/pereqj08n/Trike_Front_Cr_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pereqj08n/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/fiqbqvugn/Debs_Auto_Trike_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fiqbqvugn/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/47no2inlj/Debs_Trike_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/47no2inlj/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/z34utnv1z/Debs_Smokin_Trike_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/z34utnv1z/)


(http://s7.postimage.org/ya6hpna47/Auto_Trike_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ya6hpna47/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on September 28, 2012, 04:21:51 AM
There are only two types of trike I would consider, the VW engined trikes or the V-twin minimalist style (frame and fenders no bodywork). That's a nice automatic VW trike.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on September 28, 2012, 08:03:12 PM
Deb had some carb trouble once and
actually pulled a wheelie on this jewel.
It surprised her but she kept a level
head and knew not to come off the
gas too quickly.  We are throwing a
surprise lunch ride party for a friend
who is 84 tomorrow (who's Nomad is
in the shop being triked) and he is
scheduled to ride on the back of
Deb's trike to the event!  What a hoot!


(http://s12.postimage.org/hnimq9vvt/Primo_Valkyrie_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hnimq9vvt/)
Coach Rice Trike Shop in Loganville,
GA does some mighty fine work, like
this astounding Valkyrie conversion.
We saw almost ever kind of machine
you could imagine triked in their
immaculate shop.  (Except scoots,
but I'll bet they do those too!)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 04, 2012, 02:31:57 AM
This afternoon, this quickly grew up to be a nice thunderstorm.  We beat a rapid retreat from the cloud-to-ground lightening striking far from the cell.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/TSTM.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 04, 2012, 03:15:23 AM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on November 04, 2012, 03:16:27 AM
I like the composition.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 04, 2012, 05:40:04 AM
Thanks y'all.

I just don't understand, I never get notification of postings to these threads.  I checked back manually to verify that.  Really frustrating...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on November 04, 2012, 05:43:00 AM
Beautiful!
+1!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 02:28:49 PM
Robin that photo is jaw-dropping.  I love it!!

Lately I haven't been getting notifications here as well.  I have noticed that when I access earlier notifications with my Kindle that I lose ongoing notifications... it may be a coincidence but I don't know what else is happening.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 04, 2012, 02:55:31 PM
Thanks y'all.

I just don't understand, I never get notification of postings to these threads.  I checked back manually to verify that.  Really frustrating...




I just added this mod...

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1861 (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1861)

Read through and see if you can apply and if it helps.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 04, 2012, 04:51:09 PM
Thanks y'all.

I just don't understand, I never get notification of postings to these threads.  I checked back manually to verify that.  Really frustrating...




I just added this mod...

[url]http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1861[/url] ([url]http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1861[/url])

Read through and see if you can apply and if it helps.


I didn't get notification of this post by you.  I disabled and re-enabled notification on this thread, I'll see if it's fixed now.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on November 04, 2012, 05:07:07 PM
Robin, the forum gods are against you. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 04, 2012, 08:41:48 PM
That picture came out nice Robin. 

I'm assuming none of the ones with the Sun behind them came out.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 05, 2012, 01:25:27 AM
I'm assuming none of the ones with the Sun behind them came out.   

Came out, meaning there was an image there, yes, but came out, meaning it was something I would show anyone, no.




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 05, 2012, 01:26:07 AM
Robin, the forum gods are against you. :)

That's it.  Still no notifications.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 05, 2012, 02:18:04 AM
Robin that photo is jaw-dropping.  I love it!!

Thank you!

We turned east and I saw that, and I said to Craig "Oh my, oh my, I have to stop."  I knew I had some good material when I was finished, but when I had 'the one' picked out and did the color correction and stuff, I thought "Did I do that???"  Someone here (Phil) once said something like, even a blind hog will sometimes find a truffel. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 11, 2012, 05:16:15 AM
We went to the International Motorcycle Show today.  It tours a few U.S. cities during the cold months, so I'm confused about how International the show is, but whatever...  Dallas is first, we were there on day two, so here's your preview:

http://www.rwashburn.com/maxiscoot/ (http://www.rwashburn.com/maxiscoot/)

Two options, big or sml, depends on whether you're on dial-up or not.  Caution, music is to my taste :)

The show is about six miles west of my home.   It took me over 150 miles to get home.  Go figure...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 11, 2012, 06:15:52 PM
We went on a afternoon ride after leaving the show so it was sunset when I got home.  I stopped on a hill about 2 miles from my house to shoot these pictures of the sunset.

(http://s9.postimage.org/f6fgyihsr/Clouds_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/f6fgyihsr/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/gwyhzzzbv/Clouds_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gwyhzzzbv/)

And I shot this one from my backyard after I got home.

(http://s10.postimage.org/viox62qid/Clouds_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/viox62qid/)

Edited to add:
What do you guys think, is that last picture better cropped down like this?
(http://s10.postimage.org/h1919ijtx/Clouds_3_cropped.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/h1919ijtx/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 12, 2012, 01:31:41 AM
Love the video, Robin! 

Craig those are absolutely awesome!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 12, 2012, 02:53:23 AM
I had just made the last turn to head back to my house and when I looked off to the right I saw that scene and knew I had to get a picture.  I went about a half mile further to get to the top of a hill so I could get a clear shot of it hoping it would not go away before I got there. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 12, 2012, 03:08:23 AM
I think I liked the un cropped one better....  really perfect either way.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 12, 2012, 03:27:16 AM
I like both too but I think from a purely artistic composition standpoint the second is probably better.  Just a little too much going on in the full picture. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on November 12, 2012, 04:13:24 AM
Robbin absolutely wonderful and same for the sunset Craig. Tough call on the crop, while many 'photographers' would possibly say the house, power pole and vehicles clutter the photo, the age of 'photo shopping every perceived imperfection sometimes leaves me longing for a bit of reality. I will say that I was never happy with any of my landscape pictures until I read some fellow saying the key to landscape pictures was one, two, three, 1.foreground, 2. mid-ground, 3. distant view.

I like both but you might try cropping just a bit more bottom just about top of fence line and right side just right of the tree and see how you like it. That cheats the tree line in until it becomes foreground and adds a bit of symmetry eliminating the blank space right of the tree to me.

Then I happened to notice in the original the clouds looked like a giant bird with flapping wings covering the sky so I stole it and over exposed it until the clutter disappeared or is that under exposed, I get confused.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Clouds_3CraigTwk.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on November 12, 2012, 04:21:09 AM
Nice one Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 12, 2012, 05:36:50 AM
I like that Phil.  It takes some of the busy out without loosing the imagery in the clouds.   



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2012, 04:51:41 PM
Those are beautiful Phil and Craig.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on November 13, 2012, 05:01:24 PM
Buffalo, I like the cropped one better.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2012, 05:30:08 PM
All these beautiful sky pics reminded me of a shot I took last year out in California, near LA.  Snagged this with my iPhone.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/california-sky.jpg)

I really liked the image but wished the power line cable wasn't in the right hand side of the frame.  Shot this from a moving car so there wasn't time to compose the photo properly.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 13, 2012, 05:47:54 PM
Love the colors in that one Dan. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on November 13, 2012, 06:27:10 PM
What power cable??

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/california-sky.jpg)

Photoshop is great for getting rid of pesky critters.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on November 13, 2012, 06:46:34 PM
Very nice Dan! Amazing how many variations the sky can take. Reminds me of a beautiful sunrise on the way to work a few years ago. Later, leaving work I noticed every vehicle was covered in a fine red-orange dust. The news said a storm picked up the dust in Texas creating a delightful sunrise before settling here.
I was going to say Photoshop didn't involve hazardous chemicals like a darkroom but then I remembered vinyl for the CD, paper instructions and cardboard boxes and if you want prints...... Well, at least this way everyone shares the hazard equally not just the photographer.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on November 13, 2012, 06:52:59 PM
Stu, that's what I was thinking. Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2012, 08:39:10 PM
Pretty good touch-up Stu.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on November 14, 2012, 12:32:55 AM
magic


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 18, 2012, 04:43:46 PM
Serena and I visited one of her friends that lives in Middletown, RI across the bay from Newport, RI.  We took a long walk through Newport which is famous for it's beach mansions... I did not know that until it was pointed out by a friend of mine.  Didn't really get any photos of the mansions but took some nice shoreline photos.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/falling-cliff-sign.jpg)
First a bit of warning along the cliffs.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/ri-beach-4.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/ri-beach-3.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/ri-beach-2.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/mansion-beach.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/rocky-path-water.jpg)


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/little-yamaha.jpg)
Always have an eye open for interesting bikes.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/feet.jpg)
Thought this sculpture was kinda funny.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 18, 2012, 04:46:25 PM
*sigh* miss Newport.  Great shots, Dan!  Wish I knew you were going would have recommended the Black Pearl restaurant.  Best clam chowder ever! A good reason to go back ;)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on November 18, 2012, 04:51:24 PM
Beautiful Dan. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 18, 2012, 05:02:33 PM
Should've asked you Maggie, we walked right past it.  We picked a place called Benjamin's for lunch.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 18, 2012, 06:52:14 PM
Nice Dan, any idea what kind of bike that was. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2012, 04:16:06 PM
Craig, it was a small and heavily modified Yamaha.  Probably a 250cc motor and looked vintage.  Don't know more than that.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 19, 2012, 05:23:03 PM
I thought the engine case look like a Yamaha but it is a four stroke and has a mono shock so I'm thinking a newer bike made to look vintage.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2012, 05:45:49 PM
Here is another view for you Craig.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2012%20Newport%20RI%20Shoreline/little-yamaha-2.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on November 20, 2012, 06:22:17 AM
Beautiful and amazing, Dan. That thar appears to have started as a Yamaha XS-650.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 24, 2012, 03:01:48 AM
Went hunting today and shot some stuff:

These people are NOT afraid of color
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5368-CapDal.jpg)

It's a foot bridge across the far north end of our neighborhood lake
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5341-BW.jpg)

I called this one "Follow me y'all"
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5302.jpg)

And then, there's this - not sharp, but a lucky shot still
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5300.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on November 24, 2012, 03:16:49 AM
Nice Robin, I especially liked the bridge picture. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 24, 2012, 03:57:30 AM
Nice Robin, I especially liked the bridge picture. 

Darn, not getting notifications any more.

Thanks, I'm trying to remember to play with B&W where it works well.  Not exactly Ansel Adams, of course...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on November 24, 2012, 05:28:23 AM
Not exactly Ansel Adams, of course...

No, it's a very nice Robin.  :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 24, 2012, 06:28:36 AM
Thanks  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on November 24, 2012, 07:46:37 AM
I like the house, can't tell if the windows are made that way or if it's a tape or paint treatment. If made that way the bright color is a nice way to draw attention to some nifty craftsmanship, if not it's still a nice bit of painstaking detail work. It gets a bit heavy with the shutters, though. All nice but I'm drawn to the last, seems the birds could be doing some choreographed flash mob scene.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 24, 2012, 08:34:03 AM
seems the birds could be doing some choreographed flash mob scene.

It was much like that.  There was this noise and I turned.  All beaks were pointed west.  I got the shot at the peak of excitement, after that, everything went back to normal.  Quite strange.

Birds seem to tend toward that kind of herd activity.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 24, 2012, 01:48:07 PM
Love the bridge picture, it's perfect!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 24, 2012, 04:25:56 PM
Thanks y'all.  I hadn't really thought about the bridge, but you caused me to re-think it:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5341-BW-1.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on November 24, 2012, 04:50:53 PM
I both bird pics. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 24, 2012, 04:59:48 PM
Thanks.  I've put the latest bridge, and the 'follow me' shot, into a collection for possible entry in the 2013 contest.  I just wish that open-beak shot had been sharp.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on November 24, 2012, 05:14:56 PM
Really like the "Follow me y'all" shot Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on November 25, 2012, 01:02:24 AM
Not exactly Ansel Adams, of course...

No, it's a very nice Robin.  :clap:
+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 03, 2012, 02:04:08 AM
NO!



(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/NO_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 03, 2012, 03:03:37 AM
Love it! Love the colors.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on December 03, 2012, 04:21:03 PM
 :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on December 03, 2012, 05:17:56 PM
NO customers.

Cool shot Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on December 04, 2012, 06:47:34 AM
Is that No free 'compressed' air or is there a fee for breathing on the property?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 04, 2012, 07:09:37 AM
Is that No free 'compressed' air or is there a fee for breathing on the property?

A funny story about that.  That place is less than half mile from my office building - nothing but the best for gov'mnt workers, I'll post a pic of our building sometime.  One day about three years ago my friend Pat and I went to lunch at a place north of there - we pass by there, and by the Dallas Police HQ to get to lunch in this case.  Pat had a Toyota Rav4 with tire pressure sensors, and she knew she had a low tire.  On the way back to the office she pulled into that place and I'm saying "NO FREE AIR" and she's saying "I"LL PAY FOR IT".  The guys there almost fell over each other giving us FREE AIR for her low tire.   :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 04, 2012, 06:55:14 PM
Great shot, great story.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on December 06, 2012, 02:33:06 AM
Gosh, what with all the great shots here, I feel compelled to represent the 3 wheeled world with a shot the Missourians will find easy to duplicate, and all the rest will simply wonder why.
(http://s7.postimage.org/f54npxkav/IM000041.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/f54npxkav/)
David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 06, 2012, 01:35:37 PM
Been there done that :)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5264/5878830001_2db27b223b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5878830001/)
World's Largest Rocking Chair (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5878830001/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on December 06, 2012, 10:31:58 PM
Rock & Roll!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 07, 2012, 07:43:11 PM
Like the Studebaker Maggie.  The seat is empty so I guess someone there is off their rocker.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 07, 2012, 07:54:00 PM
A HS classmate of Vicki's.

HOHOHO

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/08/7unezure.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 07, 2012, 10:22:13 PM
Thanks for the smile, that is cool!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on December 08, 2012, 12:17:33 AM
Thanks for the smile, thay is cool!

+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 08, 2012, 05:14:39 PM
Thanks billg


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on December 08, 2012, 07:04:37 PM
 Very Happy Very Happy :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 09, 2012, 03:08:42 AM
Fight it as I may, deny it as I do, winter again approaches north Texas.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5603.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 09, 2012, 03:56:06 AM
Fantastic, Robin!


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 09, 2012, 04:14:33 AM
Thank you.
I didn't get notify on your post, I hope that's not back!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 09, 2012, 04:14:54 AM
A rider prepares:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5607.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on December 09, 2012, 05:09:08 AM
Fight it as I may, deny it as I do, winter again approaches north Texas.

And it felt like it this morning. 

The picture of the four trees came out good.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 09, 2012, 05:46:48 AM
Great picture Robin. Has the feel of a north Texas winter day.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 09, 2012, 06:48:35 PM
can't beat black and white
very nice


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on December 09, 2012, 06:56:21 PM
Some of you might recognize this distinguished fellow on his 4 wheels.  Normally he rides a big Hog around the Golden Steeds Campground where last year's Rally was held.

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/Bob on the tractor.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 10, 2012, 04:45:13 AM
Someone name this bird (species I mean, don't say its name is Donald  :head: )

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5687.jpg)

Same species but I've abstracted this shot some.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Grab.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on December 10, 2012, 07:00:15 AM
Someone name this bird (species I mean, don't say its name is Donald  :head: )

 :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 10, 2012, 02:36:54 PM
I don't know but he has pretty blue eyes....


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on December 10, 2012, 08:05:05 PM
?? maybe some kind of goose.  It sure has pretty wings.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 10, 2012, 08:48:07 PM
MR DUCKS.

MR NOT.

OSAR.  SEE DEM WANGS?

LIB.  MR DUCKS.

---

Sorry 'bout that  :laugh:

The hooked beak end is starting to make me think 'cormorant'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Great_cormorant_in_flight.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Great_cormorant_in_flight.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 14, 2012, 06:00:10 PM
Ding ding ding. We have a winner. It's a Cormorant that may have spent the summer in Kingston, Ontario.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on December 16, 2012, 02:55:43 PM
From the ridiculous to the sublime? Either way, these were shot within one block of each other. Supposedly the self described "Ugliest house in Charleston." To a classic mouldering away. As Rod Serling used to say " Submitted for your consideration."

(http://s12.postimage.org/yrzppa9yh/DSCF1042.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yrzppa9yh/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/60cr3xoqz/DSCF1043.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/60cr3xoqz/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/cymnnpv47/DSCF1046.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cymnnpv47/)

By any road, a Merry Christmas to all!

Sincerely, David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 16, 2012, 04:40:35 PM
I love em both.
The MG is a car of my dreams and the "hat on the house" is fantastic.
Really like the horse shoe shaped doorway.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on December 16, 2012, 07:49:07 PM
Interesting house.  I like the MG. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 16, 2012, 07:56:53 PM
Yep, like the hat. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 17, 2012, 01:27:10 AM
Love the hat!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 17, 2012, 01:32:18 AM
Santa and the gang.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/17/pajyrehu.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 17, 2012, 01:36:50 AM
Wicked!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 19, 2012, 07:12:56 PM
The reindeer have the cruiser scowl.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on December 20, 2012, 09:28:43 PM
Merry Christmas to one and all. Been fiddling with the camera and the self timer. I guess that's why I look so surprised. Anyway, I think you'll agree; it appears that the sane one is on the right.
(http://s11.postimage.org/ho10etr27/DSCF1060.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ho10etr27/)
Sincerely, Peace, Love and Tim Horton's   David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 20, 2012, 11:48:20 PM
Merry Christmas, David!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 23, 2012, 02:04:00 AM
Darn it, dropped off the notify list again.

I like the Santa hat.  And the MG.  And the cruiser dudes.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 23, 2012, 02:13:37 AM
Pelican Air, you're clear to land runway 17 wet, wind 250 at 20.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_6015_zps7693d820.jpg)

(Flight Instructor:)  Flair!!!

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_6016_zpsb0de03c2.jpg)

(Flight Instructor again:)  Not bad, but keep flying, you're not done yet.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_6007_zps7f716bf6.jpg)

(You know who again:)  Don't you even think of taking off that seat belt until you've parked the plane and shut the engine down.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_6008_zpse8324ff1.jpg)

That wasn't bad for a first solo, but you need more left rudder.  You land a tail dragger in a crosswind like that and you're gonna ground loop and blah blah blah blah...

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_6024_zps7af4caa4.jpg)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 23, 2012, 02:20:38 AM
Sounds familiar, especially the "blah blah" part. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on December 23, 2012, 02:30:05 AM
 :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 23, 2012, 02:44:48 AM
I got some lucky shots this afternoon  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 23, 2012, 04:02:17 AM
Beautiful action shots.


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 23, 2012, 04:11:36 AM
Darn, still no notifications.

Thanks Maggie.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on December 23, 2012, 04:13:40 AM
Great page all from roof hat to bird landing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 24, 2012, 03:20:55 AM
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/GotTheTicket_zps64557daf.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 24, 2012, 03:38:15 AM
Looks like that bird is displacing as much water as the Spruce Goose. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 24, 2012, 06:44:56 AM
great series of pics
can't look at pelicans and gulls without thinking of "Finding Nemor"


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 24, 2012, 03:33:52 PM
Gimme Nemo!

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/GimmeNemo_zpse210b3e5.jpg)

That's not really Nemo, it's a Cheeto.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 25, 2012, 12:59:46 AM
mine, mine, mine, mine


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on December 25, 2012, 01:12:36 AM
mine, mine, mine, mine

:)


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 25, 2012, 01:28:27 AM
Dancing at the Yule Ball

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DancingAtTheYuleBall_zps6c104f1a.jpg)

Chinese Geese at our neighborhood lake.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 25, 2012, 07:40:49 AM
a feathered ballet


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 26, 2012, 03:42:38 AM
In Dallas, this qualifies as a white Christmas.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/WhiteChristmas_zps3d85e838.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on December 26, 2012, 04:51:57 PM
At least you can clear the sidewalk
with a broom, instead of a shovel.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on December 26, 2012, 06:57:05 PM
Love seeing your photos Robin! Keep up the GR8 work & keep them coming!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 26, 2012, 07:25:48 PM
Well, thank you.  That one was borderline humor, not much snow going on there last night, but here, we call it "White Christmas".

Oh, and we didn't even have to sweep it off the walkways, it never stuck.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on December 29, 2012, 04:48:47 AM
Ok, how many of you have done this?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/29/jybe2ury.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on December 29, 2012, 08:54:22 AM
 :clap: :rofl:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on December 29, 2012, 04:38:57 PM
Wonder how long those little plastic wheels lasted.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on December 29, 2012, 05:01:01 PM
Crazy!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on December 29, 2012, 05:16:00 PM
:clap: :rofl:
+1
That is very good.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on December 31, 2012, 06:56:59 PM
Love the photos Robin!

What a great shot Phil.  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 01, 2013, 10:09:39 AM
Our weather turned quite seasonal just before Christmas.

(http://s13.postimage.org/yh2lzepdf/008.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yh2lzepdf/)


(http://s7.postimage.org/k2utm31l3/013.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k2utm31l3/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 01, 2013, 04:16:10 PM
Pretty, Dave!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 01, 2013, 07:48:38 PM
Our weather turned quite seasonal just before Christmas.

It is quite lovely to see in your photographs.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on January 01, 2013, 10:55:18 PM
Our weather turned quite seasonal just before Christmas.

It is quite lovely to see in your photographs.

But only in photographs. Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 01, 2013, 11:24:05 PM
Our weather turned quite seasonal just before Christmas.

It is quite lovely to see in your photographs.

But only in photographs. Very Happy

I'm afraid that's my opinion.  :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on January 02, 2013, 12:50:48 AM
Yeah, snows pretty as long as you don't have to drive/ride in it or shovel it. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 02, 2013, 06:01:42 AM
I actually look forward to this time of year, find it invigorating.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 02, 2013, 07:10:28 AM
I actually look forward to this time of year, find it invigorating.

As Basil Faulty said, "Bracing."


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 02, 2013, 08:34:00 AM
Basil makes me smile, alot.
In real terms I may be from Barcelona. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 02, 2013, 02:28:05 PM
I like a light snow. We had about 3" over NYE.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 04, 2013, 04:31:24 PM
Quite lovely.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 09, 2013, 01:29:06 AM
I WISH I'd taken this, I didn't, it's posted to a photo site I hang in.  I just wanted to share something I really love.

http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/935193 (http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/935193)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 09, 2013, 01:43:40 AM
That looks really cool!


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 09, 2013, 09:04:06 PM
Very cool indeed. Thanks Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on January 10, 2013, 04:39:52 AM
While working on my TR6, I shipped some parts out to have them micro polished. What a perfect day for a ride on Marie's bike. I strapped the package and off to the Post office it went!


(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z229/Chandlerazman/IMG_1262_zpsdee5ae4c.jpg)


(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z229/Chandlerazman/IMG_1264_zps89bbadfe.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Noth on January 10, 2013, 04:51:53 AM
Looks like you could eat off the floor of your garage... Excellent !


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 10, 2013, 01:59:00 PM
You really did a great job on Marie's scoot.  It looks great!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on January 10, 2013, 04:43:54 PM
Thanks Maggie. I enjoy her bike as it is ultra plushy smooth. lacking on power for my taste, however the ride makes up for that! It has been sitting for a month so it was time for a ride to charge things up.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on January 11, 2013, 02:33:03 AM
You would have been dueling with Norm for last place in our messiest garage contest a couple years ago. What is that on the stand by the door, looks like an alternator but appears mighty big?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 11, 2013, 02:37:01 AM
I thought, I've NEVER had a garage that nice, neat, nor clean.  Not even when I just moved in.  Sweet.  And, painted concrete?  I guess there's no use of centerstands in there, my garage floor is a mess from that.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on January 11, 2013, 04:32:53 AM
Phil, that is a underlift tranny jack. It hydraulically lowers heavy components. I just tore down the engine a week ago and left the alternator there as a shelf. In my old age (soon to be 43!) my body aches yet I love my car hobby hence the big stuff. My wife is awesome for supporting all of my oct tendencies!


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Post by: Robin on January 13, 2013, 03:13:52 AM
(I got lucky again:)

Pelican flight of three, welcome to White Rock Seaport, please expedite left turn at first taxiway Alpha and contact ground 23.9.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_6693_zps561c7488.jpg)

(Ground) Pelican flight, taxi to dinner, enjoy your fish.

Edit to add: Obviously I've never landed on water, I have no idea what the phraseology would be  :hs1:


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Post by: Maggie on January 13, 2013, 03:24:41 AM
Perfect, Robin!


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Post by: Buffalo on January 13, 2013, 03:37:22 AM
Nice shot Robin.  Isee you made it out before the rain and cold set in today.


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Post by: Robin on January 13, 2013, 04:21:02 AM
Nice shot Robin.  Isee you made it out before the rain and cold set in today.

No, after the rain.  Temp dropped hugely while I was out shooting, started out without a jacket, ended up clutching my jacket around my neck.


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Post by: MoganDavid on January 13, 2013, 04:40:44 AM
Speaking of flying...
http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/ (http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/)


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Post by: Robin on January 13, 2013, 05:24:27 AM
Speaking of flying...
[url]http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/[/url] ([url]http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/[/url])


I don't get it.  Looks like a completely straight forward approach and landing.  ???


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Post by: billg on January 13, 2013, 05:34:52 AM
Nice Robin! 

Yep, straight forward, except for that glass cockpit and side controllers.  :)  Otherwise, just a tour of the bay (done that) an ILS.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 13, 2013, 05:43:55 AM
Nice Robin! 

Yep, straight forward, except for that glass cockpit and side controllers.  :)  Otherwise, just a tour of the bay (done that) an ILS.

OH!  I watched the whole thing like I was looking at a Saturday Night Live episode, waiting for the joke, or maybe Twilight Zone where something impossible happened.  Silly me.

It's been over ten years since I flew.  A friend's husband recently (i.e. the past few years) got his private, then instrument rating, and has since gone into a partnership in a Cirrus.  He kept saying he wouldn't have anything that didn't have a glass cockpit, and I was thinking about the gyros I kept going in the Cherokee, that's all we had in GA then.
 


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Post by: billg on January 13, 2013, 05:49:52 AM
Understand Robin.  I did the same with the video.   :hs1:  And "steam gauges" are all I flew with.  Just more than most. :)  I do miss flying the Warrior and 172.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 13, 2013, 06:08:25 AM
Understand Robin.  I did the same with the video.   :hs1:  And "steam gauges" are all I flew with.  Just more than most. :)  I do miss flying the Warrior and 172.

Yes, I miss it a bunch, just not enough to do what, take the time, and spend the cash, it would to take to go back.

Frankly, what I miss is the landings.  I got so I would know on final it would be a squeaker, or something less so.  Everything else about flying is mostly like driving on the interstate.  Except for those rare occasions...  like when the fan up front stops and the pilot starts to overheat  :whistle:  Only had that happen once, and very briefly, but it isn't hard for me to remember after all these decades.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on January 13, 2013, 06:34:28 AM

I don't get it.  Looks like a completely straight forward approach and landing.  ???


You DO get it.  sorry to disappoint you.  I thought it was interesting.


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Post by: billg on January 13, 2013, 06:37:57 AM
Yep, hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror. Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 13, 2013, 06:38:55 AM

I don't get it.  Looks like a completely straight forward approach and landing.  ???


You DO get it.  sorry to disappoint you.  I thought it was interesting.

Silly me, I was looking for something else.  Thanks, it was fun to watch.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on January 13, 2013, 04:23:01 PM
I enjoyed it, because the first time I ever rode in an airplane
was OUT of San Fran on July 2, 1957. A United Airlines DC-7C
non-stop to Chicago, with my Mom & baby brother, to meet
my Dad & 2 middle brothers, who were already there by car.
Took notice of the 'glass-dash'...didn't have to turn the wheel
& follow a compass for a new heading...just turn a knob
on the display, & the computers on the plane took you there.
Nothing like the old Piper Colt I started logging my hours in.


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Post by: Maggie on January 13, 2013, 08:48:37 PM
Dreaming about riding....


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 22, 2013, 01:54:16 AM
Winter Cardinal.  Was 19 down by the river this morning.  Burr!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on January 22, 2013, 02:07:00 AM
Had a couple of those fluttering around our backyard
for the last week or so.


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Post by: billg on January 22, 2013, 02:37:33 AM
Love the color contrast.


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Post by: Robin on January 22, 2013, 02:44:05 AM
Dreaming about riding....



(http://s2.postimage.org/81iq1z0tx/cuteness_overflow.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/81iq1z0tx/)


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Post by: Robin on January 22, 2013, 02:45:03 AM
Winter Cardinal.

It's almost like you B&W'ed the whole image except for the bird.  Nice.


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Post by: Buffalo on January 22, 2013, 02:58:36 AM
Nice picture Maggie


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Post by: Dan on January 22, 2013, 03:02:43 AM
That's beautiful Maggie.


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Post by: Maggie on January 22, 2013, 03:07:09 AM
Thanks a tad blurry cause I was shivering!


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Post by: Maggie on January 25, 2013, 03:40:54 AM
Sunset was amazing tonight!



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Post by: Robin on January 25, 2013, 04:09:55 AM
Sunset was amazing tonight!



Yes, it was.  Thanks.


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Post by: Buffalo on January 25, 2013, 05:10:16 AM
Beautiful Maggie


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Post by: davew on January 25, 2013, 07:20:59 AM
a St. Louis Cardinal, nice Maggie
spring training starts soon


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 25, 2013, 03:07:54 PM
Thanks, all!


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Post by: Dan on January 25, 2013, 03:23:43 PM
That is a beautiful sky.


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Post by: Maggie on January 27, 2013, 03:05:53 PM
Our moon has been awesome the past few days.  This picture doesn't do it justice.  I have not learned to shoot at night well. I'm practicing for the moonbeam at the rally!

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Post by: MoganDavid on January 27, 2013, 04:17:32 PM
On the way home from dinner last night, my friend and I noticed how huge the moon looked.  I had hoped to see a moonbow at Cumberland Falls when I was there a couple years ago.  But, they had cloud cover and rain :^(


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Post by: Robin on January 27, 2013, 05:51:09 PM
Our moon has been awesome the past few days.  This picture doesn't do it justice.  I have not learned to shoot at night well. I'm practicing for the moonbeam at the rally!

One thing I learned from someone else is that you have to shoot the moon with a fast shutter speed, no more than 1/60, because in relation to the sky, the moon moves fast.

I still haven't gotten a really good one.  I may need a longer lens to do better.  At 300mm there's still a lot of cropping to do.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 27, 2013, 05:59:31 PM
I did a slide show of some of the shots I did last year and liked: http://www.rwashburn.com/dallas2012/ (http://www.rwashburn.com/dallas2012/)
It's six minutes.  Plus, you get some country music with it.   :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 27, 2013, 07:09:22 PM
Robin, I remembered you told me before and I forgot that!  Thanks again, I need to apply that now.


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Post by: Maggie on January 27, 2013, 07:38:05 PM
Great job on the video, Robin.  One shot was as great as the next.  Loved the music choices as well, perfect!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 28, 2013, 12:55:11 AM
Ahh it was a Full Wolf Moon!


http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/26/16715209-its-time-to-howl-at-the-full-wolf-moon?lite (http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/26/16715209-its-time-to-howl-at-the-full-wolf-moon?lite)

Sept. 19, 7:13 a.m. ET — Full Harvest Moon  Just in time for the rally :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on January 28, 2013, 01:47:43 AM
Kamakazi gull

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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 28, 2013, 01:48:24 AM
Ouch!


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Post by: Diversion on January 28, 2013, 01:50:17 AM
This should not happen to any bike:

We left London, ON (headed for Florida) and the roads were slushy, mushy, dirty and wet.

After only 60 miles, my Reflex looked like this:
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/florida_2013/tn_100_0804.jpg)

After driving through more dirty roads in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky, she looked worse for the wear --
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/florida_2013/tn_100_0807.jpg)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/florida_2013/tn_100_0808.jpg)

Things were better going though Tennesee & Georgia.  Hopefully our campground in Florida will let us wash both the bike and the motorhome - maybe even have a shower ourselves.



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Post by: Maggie on January 28, 2013, 02:19:15 AM
Holy Cow!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 28, 2013, 02:21:21 AM
How did the new RV ride?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on January 28, 2013, 02:31:22 AM
  about like my MINI right now __ TERRIBLE!  My 06 MINI S had always been a Summer toy until this year.  Neither the PO nor I ever took it out in snow or salt.  trouble is, this year I got a different Summer toy with front engine and rear drive, making the MINI the better of the two for Winter.  Our weather lately has precluded me from washing it.  Sadly, it looks an awful lot like your poor Honda.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on January 28, 2013, 02:39:30 AM
How did the new RV ride?

New RV is absolutely great.  We've only had it 2 months and this is our first trip.  It's a 1999 32ft Winnebago Itasca (Wide body but no slide outs).  454cu in (7.4 litre) Chev Vortex engine.  Sleeping in a queen size bed in a motorhome is a dream -- better than any motel.

Today we drove 464 miles in 8 hours -- cruise control set at 68 mph.  From what I can see now, we are getting about 10mpg -- not bad through the Tennessee hills.

Be in Florida tomorrow morning and hope to meet up with Bill & Vicki mid-week.  Bill - bring a long brush, lots of soap and mega loads of elbow grease.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on January 28, 2013, 02:41:04 AM
Kamakazi gull

Yeesh!  Around here it's turkey buzzards.  That gull hurt, a lot.  A turkey buzzard is big, heavy, and STOOOOOPID, and would take your head off.  I saw a Goldwing after buzzard-strike, it had major body damage, even a missing mirror.  Still not quite like a deer, though.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2013, 04:31:54 AM
The Bounder is gone Stu?  I always liked the name.

Can you put a cover over your bike when it's strapped to the back.  Hurts me to see a yellow Reflex like that.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on January 28, 2013, 06:11:06 AM
Be in Florida tomorrow morning and hope to meet up with Bill & Vicki mid-week.  Bill - bring a long brush, lots of soap and mega loads of elbow grease.

Look forward to seeing you guys!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on January 28, 2013, 06:06:28 PM
You're not winning a concours d'elegance with that scoot.
Nice moonshot Maggie.  :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on January 30, 2013, 09:05:05 PM
Well, speaking of Florida
(http://s9.postimage.org/t2b7mb1iz/DSCF1144.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t2b7mb1iz/)
And a Pyder in the Keys
(http://s7.postimage.org/x31xh2txz/DSCF1146.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x31xh2txz/)
And what trip to the Space Coast would be complete without
(http://s2.postimage.org/m3yqaeisl/DSCF1154.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m3yqaeisl/)
This is a sign at our hotel in Cocoa. How many mistakes do you count?
(http://s2.postimage.org/tk2l9xvvp/DSCF1148.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tk2l9xvvp/)
And of course, the trusty Cockagnome
(http://s8.postimage.org/ru9jyel4x/DSCF1143.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ru9jyel4x/)
I will never drive through Miami again. I'n not so sure I would even take a bus through there. Next trip down there will concentrate on the Everglades.
Yes, there will be a next trip.

David


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Post by: msgtphil on February 03, 2013, 07:40:04 AM
Love the Keys. Great Pictures!


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Post by: Robin on February 03, 2013, 08:09:25 AM
A few mild winter days this week, so I rode out to the neighborhood lake late yesterday and got lucky:

Edit: Looks like Photobucket has started allowing MUCH BIGGER images, I hope these fit.

Icarus - otherwise known as "The Gull from Impanema" - or "Ghost Flyer In the Sky"?

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_7198_zps833857c8.jpg)

Larry, Curly, and Mo.  Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_7157_zps6a8936c0.jpg)

O mi god, it's full of stars

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_7215_zpsf5b9d3bd.jpg)


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Post by: Maggie on February 03, 2013, 02:54:26 PM
Great shots David and Robin. 


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Post by: Diversion on February 03, 2013, 03:55:08 PM
Beautiful shots guys


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Post by: Dan on February 03, 2013, 04:32:38 PM
Robin, these shots are on a totally different level of beautiful.  These may be your best so far.  Have you learned some new techniques or purchased new equipment? 

Loved the 2001 quote!  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 03, 2013, 07:29:37 PM
Robin, these shots are on a totally different level of beautiful.  These may be your best so far.  Have you learned some new techniques or purchased new equipment? 

Loved the 2001 quote!  :)


Thank you.  Funny, that line wasn't in the original movie.

New?  Well, no, not really, I just shoot shoot shoot, and get maybe four or five good ones out of 100 or more.  I think it's the "shoot shoot shoot" part that helps.  Ever so often I try something new, recently it was continuous shutter.

I've also been posting on a local photo site and get some feedback that way.

I did get a lens I just LOVE!!!  I have a Nikon 18-105 I got with the camera (D5100) and a Tamron 70-300 I added later.  Both are really good, but the 18-105 is obviously limited in zoom, and the 70-300 is pretty BIG.

The new one is a Tamron 18-270 with the same f/ as the Nikon, so it completely replaces the Nikon, and effectively replaces the 70-300, although I sometimes use it.  And, at 18 it's the same size as the Nikon, plus it is a little lighter!  Did I mention I love this lens?  B&H: http://tinyurl.com/3u2vug6 (http://tinyurl.com/3u2vug6)   YouTube sales pitch: http://tinyurl.com/czzhjf8 (http://tinyurl.com/czzhjf8)

I just ordered a 2X teleconverter, that should be fun to play around with.

Incidentally, I did a portrait of my friend Caracal yesterday afternoon:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_7414_sml_zps94488942.jpg)




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Post by: msgtphil on February 03, 2013, 08:57:47 PM
Dang Robbin, I agree with Dan you just keep pulling amazing stuff through those bits of glass!

A few from Friday's drive about the corners of NE Tennessee, SW Virginia. Without indication of light source, dawn crept through the gray scale, as did we. Gradually approaching Virginia, the trucks tread pattern marked our passage nothing marred the freshly fallen snow along Frog Level Road winding ahead, two lane a slight exaggeration. Somewhere about middle gray and the border numerous picturesque barns, silos and various sights began emerging along a new to us route. A good day for drive about.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1109HDR.jpg)

A bit of previous culture

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1113cross.jpg)

The high winds accompanying last week's storms had cleared the air intensifying color and distance.
Blockhouse at 'Natural Tunnel State Park', VA. 

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1135crop.jpg)

Portion of view from The Blockhouse.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1130crop2.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1158crop.jpg)

Backbone Rock Tunnel, near TN/VA border. A popular motorbike destination and portion of NE Tennessee ride nicknamed 'The Snake'.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1195crop2.jpg)

A portion of the view from 'Andrew Johnson National Cemetery' Greeneville, TN.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1230crop.jpg)




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Post by: Robin on February 03, 2013, 09:33:54 PM
More photos from paradise.  Thanks Phil.  I love the first one, the barn, of course. 

And I like the second one.  I was surprised at the spelling, theatre is usually used for live productions where theater for movies.  Maybe it was different then.

The others are only excellent  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 03, 2013, 11:18:36 PM
More photos from paradise.  Thanks Phil.  I love the first one, the barn, of course. 

And I like the second one.  I was surprised at the spelling, theatre is usually used for live productions where theater for movies.  Maybe it was different then.

The others are only excellent  :)

Thanks Robbin! Theatre is quite common around here, my guesses are many served multiple function, especially in single venue towns; with the advent of film many play houses with theatre in the name adapted to showing film and new construction stuck with the existing or folks in Tennessee were not yet aware of alternate spelling. Another distinction often proposed is that theatre is an art form a theater is a place.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 04, 2013, 12:09:21 AM
When I was a child the movie theaters had a stage, although I doubt they were ever used after they hung the screen.  The place I went for movies always started and ended the movies showing the movie on the curtain, then the curtain was drawn to reveal the screen.  Incidentally, it took me a long time to figure that out, I thought all movies started and ended in red tones with vertical folds.  Even the black and white ones.  Children...

But, I don't recall ever seeing a movie theater with the word "theater" on it, they just looked like a theater and only displayed the name.  Llike "New Isis" where I went as a child, and which has been dark for decades.  Or, the "Casa Linda" in the neighborhood where I live now, which was stunning with its art deco inside as well as out, and which was also dark for long years and years, and I kept hoping someone would revive as an art house or stage venue, but sadly is now an organic grocery. :crying:

(http://s18.postimage.org/u4ycie7yd/Lakewood.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/u4ycie7yd/)

If you look closely just above "organic" and "naturally" you can see 'Casa Linda', but it stays dark now.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 04, 2013, 12:21:45 AM
Phil, I already liked all these on Facebook.  Each one is just dead on.   Love the shot of the scoot, Robin.


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 04, 2013, 04:42:59 AM
I found this today.

"I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today"

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/IwillgladlypayyouTuesdayforahamburgertoday_sml_zps43d85f70.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2013, 03:12:47 PM
Thank you.  Funny, that line wasn't in the original movie.

I actually read the book.  :2tu:

Phil, I love those photos.  Like Maggie, I was all over them on FB.  One of my favorites is missing.  I think your composition in many of those photos is spot on, especially the block house with the fence line leading up to it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2013, 03:13:46 PM
"I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today"

Okay, took me a bit but I finally got it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 04, 2013, 03:38:56 PM
What significance does the quote from Wimpey have to that amazing granite ball?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 04, 2013, 04:00:43 PM
What significance does the quote from Wimpey have to that amazing granite ball?

There is another ball the same size in the distance.  Arranged like that, the far ball looks rather like the nose on the near ball.  Then there are the circular marks, the near one looks like Wimpy's closed eye and the far one looks like his nostril.

Oh, and the tree shadows reminded me of his thinning hair.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 04, 2013, 05:53:24 PM
That's great composition Robin!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 04, 2013, 06:02:14 PM
Thank you so much.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on February 04, 2013, 08:19:56 PM
Great eye Robbin! I was among the head scratchers prior to direction.

Speaking of composition, I have to credit Monte for the blockhouse he said "There you go get down on that fence", also a lot of credit to modern electronics. It was so very cold around 10 degrees with a stiff breeze which completely ignored the 'Thinsulate' label in leather gloves turning fingers to fiery stumps barely capable of pressing the shutter button. I set the Pentax to 'Auto Picture' and left the result to the engineers. On the other hand the wind had scrubbed away the usual haze and due to the cold we were the first and only visitors at every stop.




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 04, 2013, 09:49:58 PM
It was so very cold around 10 degrees

Oh!  My!!  Gosh!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 05, 2013, 04:55:59 AM
The Texas Star is a giant ferris wheel near where I live.  It's not The Eye, but it's the biggest in north America, we like to say, so it's one of the most photographed icons around here.  it's tough to get a new view, I think maybe I did.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/AnotherStarShot_sml_zps05810cfa.jpg)

Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Star (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Star)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on February 05, 2013, 09:42:35 AM
Very nice shot of the Ferris wheel.  You do have a good eye, there.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 05, 2013, 01:31:53 PM
Good view, Robin!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 05, 2013, 02:42:32 PM
Thank you.  I think this one is going into the contest.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 05, 2013, 03:25:06 PM
Thank you.  I think this one is going into the contest.

Good choice!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 05, 2013, 03:29:29 PM
Pete and I went to Nashville for the weekend to avoid some cold weather.  On the way home we always cut across some back roads through Kentucky towards Missouri.

When we left the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, it was 38 degrees and rainy. When we got home it was 60 degrees and sunny. Pete stayed up on the look out.

I sure do not know how barge workers work on the rivers in extreme conditions.  At 38 and spitting rain I was freezing!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8504/8446785597_63b3eee7a8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8446785597/)
Fort Defiance (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8446785597/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Confluence  - Ohio Left Mississippi Right

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8446785599_b91d73fdbb_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8446785599/)
Ohio.Mississippi Rivers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8446785599/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 05, 2013, 04:01:54 PM
Very cool Robin. Once explained it was visible.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 05, 2013, 08:09:31 PM
Y'all have such lovely country, everything you look at is wonderful.  I loved the pano of the rivers.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 11, 2013, 01:17:51 AM
Note to self...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/11/u6ysuvav.jpg)

... never leave windows down in a blizzard.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 11, 2013, 01:46:06 AM
Whoa!


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 11, 2013, 02:14:21 PM
I'm making a note of that.
(http://s12.postimage.org/6q9ooaox5/IMG_00000048.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6q9ooaox5/)
We have snow but never that much.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2013, 02:34:45 PM
That's a crazy shot Bill.

Very pretty scene Dave.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 11, 2013, 05:23:57 PM
Oh my gosh!  What would one do about that I wonder...

And that is a lovely show scene.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 11, 2013, 06:09:15 PM
The snow was very pretty Saturday morning but that night the temperature dipped to -27C which converts to very cold in Fahrenheit.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 11, 2013, 06:26:22 PM
Minus anything, C or F, that's too darned cold.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2013, 04:42:50 AM
This morning we were greeted by these fellows.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Stoneham%20House/Deer1_zps7f08cf2e.jpg)
Here they are sneaking into our backyard from the woods.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Stoneham%20House/Deer2_zps72ff74cc.jpg)
Carefully scoping out the driveway to make sure it's safe.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Stoneham%20House/Deer3_zps8d998eb3.jpg)
Looks okay to everyone.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Stoneham%20House/Deer4_zps21df22c7.jpg)
Time for a conference.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Stoneham%20House/Deer5_zps4390850f.jpg)
Now gotta run!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on February 24, 2013, 05:09:50 AM
wonderful pics of the close-by deer.
As for the ball, have seen them in a couple places supported by a thin layer of pressurized water so that the ball can by spun by hand.  One place was earlier this week in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 24, 2013, 06:20:18 AM
Cool Dan!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 24, 2013, 07:47:26 AM
This morning we were greeted by these fellows.

Mixed feelings.  They're beautiful.  On the other hand, around here they threaten our lives by darting out in front of us as we motorcycle through the countryside.  They're like squirrels, they can't see well so they can't make up their minds, and you can't tell where they'll go next.  Really nice images though.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 24, 2013, 02:15:02 PM
Great shots!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on February 24, 2013, 05:52:50 PM
Nice pics of the deer.  We don't have those up here in this part of Alaska--just those pesky backyard moose.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 26, 2013, 04:07:14 AM
Truth in Advertising

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/absolute_zps32ed656a.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on February 26, 2013, 04:13:53 AM
   Substandard vodka reservoir?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 26, 2013, 04:23:39 AM
Very substandard  Very Happy

Okay, that was cheating, here's something a little nicer.

We all know of Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Donald's three identical triplet nephews, recently also known as the Quackstreet Boys, the boy-band in "House of Mouse".

Far ago in the mists of time there was a rare appearance of a fourth nephew, Phooey, but Disney doesn't like to talk about that.

This fifth nephew, Drooley, never made it in either animation nor print media, for reasons which are apparent in this image.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/HueyDeweyAndDrooley_zpse2b83949.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 26, 2013, 06:12:51 AM
Wonderful photo Robin!!  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 26, 2013, 06:29:54 AM
Thank you.  It's kind of interesting, on a local photo site I post images on regularly, astounding images have become so common that this one was only barely noticed.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on February 26, 2013, 12:25:04 PM
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/The%20red%20Deau/church2.jpg)
HDR photo of an earthquake damaged church I pass often.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 26, 2013, 12:27:51 PM
Kiwi, is the church condemned or do they expect to put it back together?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2013, 01:47:36 PM
Thank you.  It's kind of interesting, on a local photo site I post images on regularly, astounding images have become so common that this one was only barely noticed.

ADVrider is a lot like that.  Regardless Robin, I think your photos are the best.  Keep bringing them please!

That's a fascinating shot Kiwi, looks like nature is starting to reclaim the area just a little bit.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on February 26, 2013, 09:51:46 PM
Kiwi, is the church condemned or do they expect to put it back together?
Like a lot of old buildings like that, it's in limbo. Church does not have enough money to fix, but covenants on buildings so they can't demolish them & the lawyers get rich.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 27, 2013, 03:36:57 AM
Robin, screw them.  This photo is wicked nice!

Love the limbo church, Kiwi.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 27, 2013, 03:49:46 AM
Robin, screw them.  This photo is wicked nice!

Love the limbo church, Kiwi.

I'm keeping track of the church too, looks like it's made little progress.  Darn.

Yes, I like Drooley, but Maggie, you should see the shots that are posted there.  A lot of fluff, but a lot of just astounding stuff, too.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on February 27, 2013, 06:09:15 PM
Drooley is cool in a damp and gooey kind of way.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on February 27, 2013, 06:29:02 PM
This little fellow (about 6ft long) lives just down the road from our campsite and guards the boating area and swimming area to make sure no one goes the wrong way.

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/gator_01.JPG)

A couple of water birds just out of reach of the gator.

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_2171.jpg)

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_2185.jpg)

The security guard in the tree.

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_2186.jpg)





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2013, 07:22:26 PM
Those are great shots Stu!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on February 27, 2013, 07:36:42 PM
Maybe some of them will greet us when we get there. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 27, 2013, 07:45:24 PM
Wonderful shots.  I'm happy it's a peaceful and serene place with the residents watching out for the campers.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 27, 2013, 08:21:35 PM
Great shots, Stu!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2013, 02:45:37 PM
This isn't a good quality image but I was happy to finally get close enough to photo one of the turkeys that hang around our house.  I took four photos, the other three, not so good.  Once I got close enough the bugger just ran off.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Stoneham%20House/Turkey-at-Door_zps9c9edb5f.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 28, 2013, 02:49:22 PM
Turkeys in the driveway?  Nice!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2013, 02:54:15 PM
Yep.  They come from the woods in our backyard and head into our neighbors yard.  He has a bird feeder and they scrounge along the ground underneath the feeder.  They stop by our place hoping to find some scraps but usually don't stick around very long.  This morning Serena told me this one was on our front porch looking inside.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on February 28, 2013, 05:27:32 PM
You know Dan, that there is plenty of eatin' just in your driveway between the deer and the other fine fowl!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on February 28, 2013, 07:03:18 PM
Flying Bowling Balls! Had one hit the windshield of the truck once!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 28, 2013, 08:10:05 PM
Flying Bowling Balls! Had one hit the windshield of the truck once!

Poor truck!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on February 28, 2013, 11:27:59 PM
Flying Bowling Balls! Had one hit the windshield of the truck once!

I hit a turkey several years ago, in my little Ford Ranger pickup.
He hit the upper corner of the windshield on the passenger side...
broke off the radio antenna....replaced the antenna & windshield.
Windshield didn't break open...just cracked that 1/3rd side of
the windshield.  Also had to replace the underwear I was wearing.  :hs1:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 01, 2013, 02:17:40 PM
I can't get that close to the ones around here.  Good shot considering the subject.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2013, 04:44:29 AM
Talkin' birds...

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Peek-a-Boo_zpsdb266bee.jpg)

I got tons of 'em.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2013, 04:47:06 AM
Nothing up this sleeve...

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/NothingUpMySleeve_zps4a094a11.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2013, 04:50:45 AM
Stall.  What I like about this is the flight feathers on the trailing edge lifting up into the buffet of the stall.  The only other time I've seen that was in those stupid ground school drawings.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_7591_zps68d171ac.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2013, 04:56:25 AM
Fading into the sunset

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_7587_zps97c7d047.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 02, 2013, 05:03:16 AM
WOW!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on March 02, 2013, 05:56:12 AM
Fantastic!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 02, 2013, 06:09:32 AM
Wonderful Robin!  Love the explanation of the airflow over the wings.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on March 02, 2013, 06:23:22 AM
You are a SUPERB photographer!
Do you use a Canon SLR?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2013, 06:47:15 AM
You are a SUPERB photographer!
Do you use a Canon SLR?

No, I'm sorry to disappoint, I'm a Nikonian.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 02, 2013, 09:43:06 AM
You are a SUPERB photographer!
Do you use a Canon SLR?

No, I'm sorry to disappoint, I'm a Nikonian.

So which Nikon do you use?  I have 2--a Nikon D90 DSLR and a Nikon S8200 compact, which take surprisingly great pics.  I am finding that the D90, while a good camera, is a bit too much camera for me.  It's got things on it that I can't begin to understand what they are.  I just leave the thing in the auto mode and it does everything for me.  About the only thing it has going for it, for what I use it for, is the fact that you can mount different lenses on it.  I have the stock 17--105 lens and a 70-300 zoom.  I probably need to sell it and get something a bit more useable for me.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 02, 2013, 01:06:08 PM
Fading Into the Sunset is marvelous, Robin!


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2013, 03:38:51 PM
Spectacular shots Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on March 02, 2013, 04:33:25 PM
WOW!

My thoughts exactly.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 02, 2013, 04:48:48 PM
Thank you all.

So which Nikon do you use?.

I have a D5100.  It's between the D3100 and D7000.  I've thought of getting the D7000, but I can't find anything but the flash commander which it would give me extra.  Mine has a fully articulated monitor, so I can put the camera in live view, swing out the display in almost any position, and shoot overhead, from the floor, around corners ;) and the D7000 has the monitor fixed to the back of the camera.

I shoot mostly in aperture mode, but sometimes it'll blow the image out so I have to go to manual.

This is my first (and only so far) SLR.  I got it with a Nikon 18-105.  I later got a Tamron 70-300 which is nice, but certainly has no wide angle, it won't even go to normal, and that is unfortunate sometimes.  It's also pretty huge and heavy.

A few months ago I sprung for a Tamron 18-270 - no, that's no typo, 18-270.  It's the same size as the 18-105, about three inches long retracted, and is actually lighter than the -105.  It immediately fully replaced the 105, no need for it at all, and I've gotten where I never use the -300 either.  I LOVE this lens!!! 

Recently I got a 2X teleconverter that I've played with once.  With the heavy -300 lens, it doesn't work well, the wind will wiggle it.  I'll try it with the -270 which is way WAY lighter and smaller.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 03, 2013, 05:53:56 AM
I did NOT take this image, I scavenged it from the photo site I post  on.  I'm so in love with it, I wanted to share.


(http://s1.postimage.org/w5c0uoj1n/colors.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w5c0uoj1n/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 04, 2013, 06:19:40 PM
Simply great Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on March 09, 2013, 04:57:09 PM
Mother Nature and the wind helped to create this unusual snow drift at my back door.
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9156_zps08411e85.jpg)

Last weekend was very nice and I had planned on going for a short ride today.  Behind those double doors is my sleepy Silverwing, not getting this shed cleared out till maybe next week :hs1: Snow measured here in the drift is about three feet.
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9160_zpsbb7bac9d.jpg)

Some of you may remember pictures of my trailer I used to gauge the amount of snowfall we has a couple years ago.  Well here it is again, mind you that I had cleared a path to this on Wednesday as my Brother-in-law needed to use my trailer to pick up a project bike this weekend. Measured from the ground to the top of the rail around the trailer the snow measures 22" :hs1:
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9162_zpsf713f959.jpg)

As unpredictable and ferocious as she may be, she leaves us telltales that riding season will soon be here...
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9165_zps953c9c16.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on March 09, 2013, 05:15:46 PM
I'm getting cold just looking at those pics.  I like the one with the budded flowers.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 09, 2013, 05:23:08 PM
he top of the rail around the trailer

What trailer?  :dunno:

Must be strange to walk to your glass door and face a snowdrift.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 09, 2013, 07:17:52 PM
Great shots Paul.  That first one of the drift is wild!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 10, 2013, 07:27:19 PM
It pays to be patient:

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_2202.jpg)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_2205.jpg)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_2206.jpg)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_Dsc_2207.jpg)





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 10, 2013, 07:40:36 PM
Very nice Stu!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on March 10, 2013, 07:41:20 PM
Nice shots!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 10, 2013, 10:24:02 PM
Very nice, Stu!

Dan, love the snow shots.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 11, 2013, 01:38:48 AM
Well done. Glad the weather is better Stu.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 11, 2013, 01:54:36 AM
It pays to be patient:


Your patience did indeed pay.  Wow, nice.  Around here a lot of people I know are trying to shoot one of those.  Pelicans, gulls, cormorants, they're a dime a gross, and we even have egrets and night herons if you have a really long lens, but the great blue is really elusive, you get within several hundred feet and they're off.  Congrats on your shots.

This is one of the images that's making me smile this week.  Still winter out, so this makes me feel warm and cheery.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_3379_sml_zps8a1f8d52.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 11, 2013, 02:00:09 AM
Love all the colors, Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on March 11, 2013, 06:53:17 AM
It pays to be patient:

Great series!

I blew a few trillion pixels on sea gulls last summer and didn't get a thing worth the effort!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 11, 2013, 07:13:46 AM
It pays to be patient:

Great series!

I blew a few trillion pixels on sea gulls last summer and didn't get a thing worth the effort!

That happens sometimes, and sometimes you just snap on on a whim and it's a winner.  But that's the fun of it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 11, 2013, 07:39:37 AM
Is she a cutie or what?  Our granddaughter Aimee, age 3, taking absolute delight in a plate of fruit and veggies.
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/photo_zps3d60b2de.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 11, 2013, 12:48:17 PM
She is very cute, Greg!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ZippyGirl on March 11, 2013, 04:36:16 PM
She is precious!  That food looks yummy too.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 11, 2013, 04:43:30 PM
Sorry about the quality of the pic.  It was taken by our daughter with her I-Phone and sent to us as a text.  I had to email it to myself then save it to my photos file on the computer, which may account for the slight fuzziness.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on March 11, 2013, 04:47:28 PM
That's OK.  The subject matter makes up for any lack of picture quality.  She is cute.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on March 11, 2013, 06:03:33 PM
That's OK.  The subject matter makes up for any lack of picture quality.  She is cute.
+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 11, 2013, 07:09:22 PM
+2


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on March 11, 2013, 07:13:32 PM
Grandkids are so cute -- I wish I had had them first.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 11, 2013, 11:03:28 PM
This is not my picture, it's Phil's.  I stole it from his facebook.  It is my iPad wallpaper.  I just noticed the cat today after two weeks :)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 11, 2013, 11:29:50 PM
that is a fine old barn with a lovely cat


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2013, 12:24:21 AM
Well I think it is a fine old cat with a lovely barn.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on March 12, 2013, 02:00:42 AM
Well I think it is a fine old cat with a lovely barn.

There are no lovely cats -- except D Jag's... one in particular:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-shows/art-of-the-automobile/1955-jaguar-d-type (http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-shows/art-of-the-automobile/1955-jaguar-d-type)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on March 12, 2013, 02:34:08 AM
GR8 Pictures everybody! Nothing to shoot around here but dirty snowbanks!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 13, 2013, 01:07:06 AM
Great stuff everyone.
Edited to add, I had been meaning to post a few of these and since Maggie reminded me by finding and letting the cat out of the bag here they are. Since Charlotte NC, is a right fur piece for a motorbike show alone we figured to whack a couple of birds with one trip so planned a convoluted route back to Knoxville via South Carolina. In order to visit Stone Mountain National and State Park, SC. Being a medium gray, damp day and a tad chilly we had the park to ourselves other than the cat which greeted us at the parking area and provided a guided tour of 'The Living Farm'. I suppose 'Living Farm' is because there is stock and the farm is still worked.
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1297.jpg)

Whether to deter vandalism or good ole southern hospitality the cat followed everywhere. That is Monte testing privy comfort.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1308.jpg)

The only other life form observed.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1320crop.jpg)

Another of cat at barn. The variety of color and texture of wood was better than I could photograph.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1332twk.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1335crop.jpg)

And a couple without comment.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1341crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1342crop.jpg)





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on March 14, 2013, 05:26:06 AM
Beautiful property!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2013, 05:28:11 AM
All those images are wonderful Phil, the last one is very striking.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on March 14, 2013, 09:32:02 PM
Beautiful!! Did you get to keep the cat?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on March 15, 2013, 12:54:20 PM
Beautiful!! Did you get to keep the cat?

No, the cat walked us back to the car then got a bit snooty and wandered off after discovering all we had to eat was peanut butter crackers. If we had only known I would have brought a fish sandwich or such.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 15, 2013, 04:59:18 PM
Great shots Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on March 16, 2013, 02:16:02 AM
Vicki found this one.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/16/e9u6yhe2.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on March 16, 2013, 06:51:22 AM
A long standing family tradition!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 17, 2013, 06:59:53 AM
There's this web site in Dallas where photographers post their best stuff.  This afternoon we met for the first time, about 20ish of us, and did a photo walk around.

Here's my entry in the photo walkaround favorite funny shot:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_9111_zpsf80af648.jpg)

But, at the end of the day going back to go home, I found this:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_9216_zps119343f9.jpg)

And a close up:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_9217_zps4f385b6b.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on March 18, 2013, 03:05:13 AM
Went for a short ride over the weekend to the BRP owner's event in Daytona. Here is just one highlight from that event
(http://s15.postimage.org/rocwrvel3/DSCF1162.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rocwrvel3/)
And here's what it looks like trying to get back to I-95

(http://s22.postimage.org/jn08v8ahp/DSCF1213.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jn08v8ahp/)
Once you do get back, here is the result

(http://s14.postimage.org/aq2wwnk1p/DSCF1224.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/aq2wwnk1p/)
Until next trip...
David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on March 18, 2013, 03:19:55 AM
can't decide which looks better, your beautiful full dress Spyder or the beautiful full dress Victory that was on Maggie's ride.  I have a soft spot for both.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on March 18, 2013, 03:25:39 AM
Well then have a gander at this.
(http://s12.postimage.org/jem5j64s9/DSCF1180.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jem5j64s9/)
Not a Vision, but a sharp scoot!

David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on March 18, 2013, 03:49:52 AM
In my MINI Cooper S, I tried to stay close behind a modified Victory, I think called an 8 Ball, going Southbound through the dragon. He had a passenger held in place by a custom, unique, wrap-around backrest he had fabricated. She was very slender and did not add a great deal of weight.
He rode so well -- only touching down twice very briefly, that I figured he had to be a local. When we got to the store at Deals Gap.  I pulled in by him and told he him rode very well.  He said I did a good job keeping up with him.  As I suspected, he was from the Knoxville area and knew 129 very well.  He had done performance and suspension mods, which were evident by how remarkably well he sauntered through the twisties, sometimes while smoking a cigarette.


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Post by: Maggie on March 18, 2013, 02:51:36 PM
David, did ya go above the yellow line :) Looks like you guys had a great time!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 18, 2013, 02:53:31 PM
Like the old SilverWing, Robin.   Also the sweeper is very funny!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on March 18, 2013, 02:55:54 PM
He's waiting to get a picture of the pope.
Very good.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 18, 2013, 03:00:08 PM
I love the Victory 8 Ball!  It is such a bad ass bike!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on March 18, 2013, 06:09:47 PM
David, did ya go above the yellow line :) Looks like you guys had a great time!
No, should you do so, folks with blue lights are waiting.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on March 18, 2013, 06:59:01 PM
GR8 Pictures all! I get green with envy when I see sunshine & No snow!!

Who would of thought the Spyder's would be as popular as they are today when they first came out!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on March 19, 2013, 02:20:39 AM
Looks like Spyders are here to stay, at least in my crowd. I have to say, without straying off topic too much that if it were not for certain lumbar vertabrae I would be on 2 wheels sooo fast. But the Pyder has been what has kept us on the road and knees in the wind.
(http://s15.postimage.org/680xpbbqv/DSCF1196.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/680xpbbqv/)
Sincerely, David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: MoganDavid on March 19, 2013, 02:43:20 AM
David, how is a Spyder any less punishing to L4-L5 or L5-S1 disc than a soft riding cruiser or scooter?


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Post by: Robin on March 19, 2013, 03:28:16 AM
David, how is a Spyder any less punishing to L4-L5 or L5-S1 disc than a soft riding cruiser or scooter?

I wondered that too.  Got a friend with serious lower back issues who wonders if he'll be riding his Star any more.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on March 19, 2013, 06:00:38 AM
Well, as far as my issues go, my ability to balance, hold up and generally horse a big bike around at low speeds was compromised. I never knew when sciatic pain would cascade into spasm. Did drop the 'Wing at low speed  because of it (it was an '05 I had bought less than three weeks prior) and it was murder trying to get it back up.(yes, I know the tricks) That's what drove me to the Pyder. Why not a triked 'Wing? That's another story.

David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 19, 2013, 06:06:43 AM
Okay, understood.  My friend's issue is with the bouncy-bouncy compression of the back bones, and that probably wouldn't be much reduced on a three-wheeler.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 19, 2013, 05:07:38 PM
I think the problem with a cruiser is the riding position.  Normally one sits, leaning slightly rearward with the feet out in front.  As a result, there is no support for the spine, and every jolt goes directly up the backbone.  Can cause issues over time.  Other bikes, the Spyder included, have the feet either under the knees and/or hips, so the legs act sort of like shock absorbers, taking up some of the jolt from a bump.  Also, the sitting position has one sitting upright or slightly forward to reach the handlebars, which gives some relief to the back.  Finally, when the feet are under the knees or to the rear some, the rider can use his or her legs to rise up off the seat slightly if they see a bump coming up.  Can't do that on a cruiser.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 19, 2013, 05:09:51 PM
Well, as far as my issues go, my ability to balance, hold up and generally horse a big bike around at low speeds was compromised. I never knew when sciatic pain would cascade into spasm. Did drop the 'Wing at low speed  because of it (it was an '05 I had bought less than three weeks prior) and it was murder trying to get it back up.(yes, I know the tricks) That's what drove me to the Pyder. Why not a triked 'Wing? That's another story.

David

David,  what kind of gas mileage do you get with your Spyder?  My wife is interested in one, but we're having trouble justifying the cost because of the limited riding up here and she doesn't know how much longer she can tolerate riding.  Still, a Spyder would make a great 2-up ride.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on March 20, 2013, 06:09:06 AM
On our trip to Daytona, without the trailer, we averaged 28 to 30 mpg running 91 octane at about 70 mph.We are a couple of well fed folks so ymmv. With the trailer about 27 to 28 mpg. It beats the SUV, but not most 2 wheelers. There is a lot of wind protection on an RTS, not found on the RS (crotchrocket version). There is a guy on Spyderlovers.com,I think he is AKSpyderrider who has had 4 Spyders. I'll see if he wants to contact you, oh he and his wife currently have 2 RTs.
David


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Post by: masscoot on March 31, 2013, 06:55:06 AM
My first ride of 2013!  Logged just over 101 sometimes chilly miles!

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/e3e20cbd-fbce-4c8a-88e6-6b361f084284_zpse1361cca.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/9556d3f3-f277-43cb-81d0-0b6c52c80f09_zps590463b1.jpg)


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Post by: Maggie on March 31, 2013, 03:23:14 PM
Nice to see you got out, Paul.

Good shots!  I love vistas and scenic overlooks.  The water still looks cold blue!


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Post by: msgtphil on March 31, 2013, 08:45:12 PM
Nice!


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Post by: Robin on March 31, 2013, 09:47:37 PM
My first ride of 2013!

Hooray for spring.  What a lovely scene, punctuated by a lovely candy red bike.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on April 01, 2013, 01:50:31 AM
Thanks folks...just what I needed.  It did get a little chilly but I refused to "plug in the electrics" because after all its spring!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 01, 2013, 01:53:53 AM
That's how I felt this week on rides to work, Paul.  I refused my heated gear and balaclava.  I need to get my body acclimated again.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 01, 2013, 03:58:23 AM
Love the Quabbin and the roads around it.  Great pics Paul.  My bike is still on the tender in the corner of the garage.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 01, 2013, 04:37:31 AM
In the springtime, a young girl's fancy turns to - - - food:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FM-1_zpsfedca0f3.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FM2_zps678697a2.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 01, 2013, 03:14:11 PM
Ohhhhhhh that watermelon looks awesome! 


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Post by: Dan on April 01, 2013, 03:58:51 PM
Tasty pics Robin!

Might I also add that these photos have a different quality than previous images you have posted.  Are you doing something different?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on April 01, 2013, 04:01:39 PM
In the springtime, a young girl's fancy turns to - - - food:

I'm gonna guess that you didn't make the TwoWheelTexans monthly pie run
to Llano ??


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 01, 2013, 04:10:30 PM
Tasty pics Robin!

Might I also add that these photos have a different quality than previous images you have posted.  Are you doing something different?

I brightened them both to emphasize the colors, and I probably sharpened them.  These are relatively old shots, dating back to before I was shooting raw, so all I have is jpg, and I don't know I have the original jpg.  Wish someone had slapped me way back and made me shoot raw.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 01, 2013, 04:12:39 PM
In the springtime, a young girl's fancy turns to - - - food:

I'm gonna guess that you didn't make the TwoWheelTexans monthly pie run
to Llano ??

I only do them if I can get up in the morning and make it by lunch, so I'll bet you're right.  I was real if-fy for Goldthwaite, that was 170 miles down the interstate.  When they changed to Llano I immediately sent my "Out".


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on April 01, 2013, 04:37:56 PM
I only do them if I can get up in the morning and make it by lunch, so I'll bet you're right.  I was real if-fy for Goldthwaite, that was 170 miles down the interstate.  When they changed to Llano I immediately sent my "Out".

Understood...that Pie Run would have been a 150 mile ride on FM state roads for me from the Waco area to Llano.
( in Texas, FM roads are 'Farm-to-Market' roads..posted as FM with a 2,3, or 4 digit number..the lowest-level
of State maintained roads..County roads have a CO or CR number assignment)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on April 01, 2013, 04:47:54 PM
Man, I'd do 150 miles anytime for a pie run if the pie was good!  I think our record was something like 250 miles for a cup of coffee.  Any excuse for a ride, ya know.

Robin, you've got a great eye for a photo.  Thanx for sharing.

BTW, what exactly is RAW and how do you shoot and use it?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 01, 2013, 05:12:37 PM
Man, I'd do 150 miles anytime for a pie run if the pie was good!  I think our record was something like 250 miles for a cup of coffee.  Any excuse for a ride, ya know.

Robin, you've got a great eye for a photo.  Thanx for sharing.

BTW, what exactly is RAW and how do you shoot and use it?

raw is the - well, raw - image.  The camera saves whatever it saw when the shutter opened.  Think of it as the original film negative, but better.  You can then put the raw image in a photo processing program like PhotoShop and do a whole lot of stuff with it that you can't with a jpg image.  With jpg, you only have the image you told the camera to save, and it's already compressed, so you've already lost information.

Let's say I shoot a shot in sunlight, but I forgot to change my white balance from florescent to sunlight.  I can just fix it in a raw image, but if I were only shooting jpg, I can't save the shot, it's trash.

Why I mentioned that I don't have the raw images with these is that, if I did, I could go back to those raw images and start from scratch.  You never save over a raw inage, if you make changes to it, those changes are saved as a second file, and you can simply delete that change file if you like.  At this point I don't know where the original jpg is, or even if I still have it.  And, if I could identify the original jpg, I still couldn't do all that much with it that I haven't done already.

If a camera is set to automatic, as with virtually every point-n-shoot, the camera takes it's best guess at everything and adjusts aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance.  We just hope it gets it right.

So, Dan, why don't you straighten me out here :)  I'm sure you can do a lot better explaining it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on April 01, 2013, 09:12:16 PM
!50 miles for the pie runs is about the limit because the official start time for them is 11 PM.  That means you really have to get there by about 10:30 if you want to take pictures of everyone arriving like Robin usually does. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 01, 2013, 09:39:31 PM
So, Dan, why don't you straighten me out here :)  I'm sure you can do a lot better explaining it.


That was perfect Robin.  I know PhotoShop, file types and a good deal of image correction but you are way ahead of the curve on me for camera info.  I'm learning from you!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on April 02, 2013, 03:10:39 AM
!50 miles for the pie runs is about the limit because the official start time for them is 11 PM.  That means you really have to get there by about 10:30 if you want to take pictures of everyone arriving like Robin usually does. 

Buffalo...yer fingers are gettin' tired....That should be 11 A.M....not P.M..... :hs1:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on April 02, 2013, 04:10:26 PM
Thanks, Robin.  I guess one would need a good photo program, like you say, like Photoshop or similar.  I've never worked RAW images, but then, I'm not that serious a photographer, I suppose.  But I can see how doing photos that way would result in some spectacular results. But I'm retired, so I have the time to take to learn if I want.  LOL!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on April 02, 2013, 04:28:11 PM
Buffalo...yer fingers are gettin' tired....That should be 11 A.M....not P.M..... :hs1:

AM, PM it all runs together anymore  :laugh:

I would blame it on the meds but they never gave me any. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 03, 2013, 01:09:07 PM
 :hs1: :lmao1:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 03, 2013, 05:31:22 PM
Another Vicki find. :)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/03/a5a3ezu9.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 03, 2013, 06:17:11 PM
Silly!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 03, 2013, 06:41:52 PM
A head turner. Like it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on April 03, 2013, 09:33:14 PM
Great shots!!

Folks are still driving on our lakes... :no: :dunno: :rofl:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on April 03, 2013, 09:41:26 PM
Another Vicki find. :)

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/03/a5a3ezu9.jpg[/url])


farfeigneugen??  Or however you spell it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 04, 2013, 11:04:06 PM
Like the sidecar!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on April 05, 2013, 01:22:56 AM
No rhyme or reason. Took the bike to a job last week or so in North Scottsdale. It was posing for a photo shoot in the customers driveway with my high tech camera...iphone


(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z229/Chandlerazman/IMG_1488_zps9e2c92a4.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2013, 03:53:47 AM
That red really pops off the background.  Very nice.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on April 05, 2013, 04:35:44 AM
Lookin' good! No reason needed to take pictures!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2013, 01:02:38 PM
I agree with Dan, great pop!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on April 07, 2013, 09:57:59 AM
So, on a semiannual or so trip to Healing Springs, Bob's regular copilot was replaced for this run by girl with jugs

(http://s14.postimg.org/b0kl3qupp/DSCF1228.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b0kl3qupp/)

And a wonderful time was had by all.

David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 07, 2013, 02:44:41 PM
Nice red Kwang Yang, is it just me or do scooters look better with cactus, maybe the soft-hued surrounds make bright colors pop.

At first I thought one of them three wheel motorbikes was coming, the other going but I figured it out and room for the lady's gallon jugs.

Edited spelling


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 07, 2013, 03:12:24 PM
LOL @ David!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 07, 2013, 03:28:24 PM
Funny :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on April 08, 2013, 06:09:47 PM
I've figured out how to use the remote control, got my hot dog (wait a minute I am a Hot dog) and bag of popcorn...am I ready? You bet I'm ready...GO RED SOX!!!!!

Boston Red Sox Home Opener today!
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9188_zpsa158b816.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 08, 2013, 06:18:55 PM
Sox are home in America's Most Beloved Ball Park!!

GO SOX!!!!!!  Time to go bird hunting today!

Great picture, Paul!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on April 08, 2013, 06:35:10 PM
GO SOX!!!!!!  Time to go bird hunting today!

Whew! There for a minute I thought I was going to have to warn you to be on the look out for my Great-Uncle's ghost! He and Dizzy were Cardinal fans to the end!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 08, 2013, 08:10:28 PM
No part of me likes the Cardinals at all.... I bleed the real red.  Sox red.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 08, 2013, 08:25:19 PM
They beat up the Jays pretty good on Sunday.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2013, 08:29:52 PM
Is that your pooch Paul?  I love em'!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 09, 2013, 01:49:51 AM
Some might say that's the perfect use of that towel.  :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on April 09, 2013, 01:55:46 AM
Is that your pooch Paul?  I love em'!

Yes, that is my Lily...the cutest Puggle in the World!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 18, 2013, 09:00:53 PM
Serena and I went for a walk after work yesterday.  This park is known as Whip Hill, it's right next to our house and is part of the larger Fells Preservation.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2013%20Whip%20Hill/Purple-Flowers_zps60b0bd8b.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2013%20Whip%20Hill/Whip-Hill-Path_zpsbd1e8c69.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2013%20Whip%20Hill/Fallen-Tree_zps368ba865.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2013%20Whip%20Hill/Snapped-Trunk_zps577b4960.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2013%20Whip%20Hill/Fallen-Tree-Sunbeams_zps09df18b3.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Vacations/2013%20Whip%20Hill/Crystal-Spring-Path_zpsfb41c7ef.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on April 19, 2013, 06:41:01 AM
Looks like Spring has sprung.

Are you allowed to carry out windfall?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 19, 2013, 01:07:44 PM
It's white pine so no good for firewood.
Pretty shrub.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:08:56 PM
I don't know if we can or cannot Expat.  I've got plenty just past my backyard if it were allowed.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 19, 2013, 01:47:14 PM
Looks beautiful!  Go spring!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 19, 2013, 04:10:45 PM
That area of Pennsylvania that we rode last year would be spectacular right now.  Noticed alot of rhododendrons while we were riding.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on April 19, 2013, 04:42:20 PM
The wild flowers especially the blue bonnets are blooming around here. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on April 19, 2013, 05:46:10 PM
Nice pictures!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 21, 2013, 11:32:57 PM
I was riding the light rail passenger train this afternoon and shot this guy out the window.  I thought it was Christmas again  :2tu:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/OldDudeBiker_zps3d7e06c8.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/OldDudeBiker_zps3d7e06c8.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 21, 2013, 11:39:40 PM
Great shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on April 22, 2013, 12:03:20 AM
Ah....a new Ural...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on April 22, 2013, 05:16:35 AM
The sidecar and muffler look like they're off an old BMW.

Good catch, Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on April 22, 2013, 04:57:19 PM
I was riding the light rail passenger train this afternoon and shot this guy out the window.  I thought it was Christmas again  :2tu:

([url]http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/OldDudeBiker_zps3d7e06c8.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/OldDudeBiker_zps3d7e06c8.jpg.html[/url])


Ho, Ho, Ho!!  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 22, 2013, 05:02:58 PM
What I love about the picture is his smile.... A perfect capture.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 22, 2013, 05:28:15 PM
What I love about the picture is his smile.... A perfect capture.

When you zoom in on the original, you can see teeth in his smile.  Of course, that could be a grimace from his beard blowing in the wind  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 22, 2013, 06:25:34 PM
What I love about the picture is his smile.... A perfect capture.

That's what I was thinking, he just looks so content.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on April 22, 2013, 09:34:56 PM
That look on his face says it all!  :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on April 22, 2013, 11:01:16 PM
The sidecar and muffler look like they're off an old BMW. Good catch, Robin.

Urals are built in Russia...copy of WWII vintage BMW. Not much update..
except for a disc brake in front. They do sell a 'fancied-up' model...but they
also still sell a model that looks like Army-issue. Saw them at the Int. Motorcycle
Show in Dallas.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on April 23, 2013, 05:01:58 AM
I'll have to look into the Ural. We've got/had all kinds of Iron Curtain bikes here (I had an MZ way back when) but this one I don't remember seeing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on April 23, 2013, 04:26:49 PM
I'll have to look into the Ural. We've got/had all kinds of Iron Curtain bikes here (I had an MZ way back when) but this one I don't remember seeing.

They even have an option where the wheel on the sidecar is connected to cycle by driveshaft,
so you have 2-wheel drive...nice option for winter climates.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on April 24, 2013, 04:35:56 PM
Great shot of a guy enjoying the ride.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 24, 2013, 07:30:15 PM
Nice on the fly capture Robin (LOL, I had to remove a b). Nifty shutter speed stopped the rider but left lots of signs of motion. I reckon a major reason I always wanted to try a sidecar rig, don't recollect ever seeing a hacker without a grin or without grinning.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 25, 2013, 04:41:17 AM
Plastiki is in town to stay, and it's in the pond at Fair Park, near my home, for now.  I thought I'd shared with y'all but Craig let me know that I hadn't.  I took these weekend before last when no one was around at all.  This weekend was Earth Day, so it was crawling with people.

So here:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_9839_sml_zps90dd6c24.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_9839_sml_zps90dd6c24.jpg.html)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_9871_sml_zpsda5b9583.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_9871_sml_zpsda5b9583.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 25, 2013, 05:09:51 AM
Interesting that it ends up in an inland man-made pond.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 25, 2013, 05:16:08 AM
Interesting that it ends up in an inland man-made pond.

That's temporary, I think for Earth Day.  It's moving soon to a permanent display.  I'd probably have to pay to see it next time :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 25, 2013, 05:55:03 AM
Nifty! Plastiki, I get it....maybe, Kon. maybe a double play plasticee, plasticey, plasticy.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 25, 2013, 06:19:50 AM
Nifty! Plastiki, I get it....maybe, Kon. maybe a double play plasticee, plasticey, plasticy.

You do get it.  They named it as a word play on the Kon-tiki.  This boat sailed from the north west coast of the U.S. to Australia.  It's made mostly of recycled plastics, and as you see, floated by about 12,000 un-recycled plastic bottles.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 25, 2013, 01:36:59 PM
Interesting..


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2013, 07:16:18 PM
Very cool Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on April 25, 2013, 10:29:40 PM
For a bit I was trying to work in Rikki Tikki, realized I was confusing mongoose with the boat which led to contemplating that one letter stands between rat and raft and whether there was a connection. Rat stow a ways led to being called raft, short for rat float.
   Nifty boat, I recollect seeing it on the news when the voyage began but not the name. Now I have to research the construction, because I have often screwed the cap of an empty on tight to later find it partially collapsed with temperature change. I'm wondering if they filled the bottles with a more stable gas than ambient.   


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 25, 2013, 11:19:59 PM
I'm wondering if they filled the bottles with a more stable gas than ambient.   

I guess I thought they had just pressurized them so that, no matter how low atmospheric pressure went they wouldn't buckle.  But thinking about it, I'm thinking that eventually that pressure would have leaked out around the cap seal, and given enough time even through the bottle itself.  Dunno.  Interesting question, let me know if you find an answer..


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 26, 2013, 02:31:04 PM
Not taken by me.. I wish. Looks like something out of a fantasy movie... or whatever genre they call LOTR.

Yosemite National Park

This is the spectacular moment the photographer struck gold - by capturing a bolt of lightning cracking through a rainbow in a freak weather display. (Nolan Nitschke/ Caters News)




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 26, 2013, 02:49:12 PM
You're right, looks like a production.  Spectacular in any case.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 26, 2013, 02:53:50 PM
Wow, that's surreal.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 26, 2013, 04:02:00 PM
Oh my, yes, that's wonderful.  I'm glad you shared it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 26, 2013, 04:04:05 PM
I caught this last Saturday and posted it today, I thought y'all might enjoy.  It's an external link.

http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/1072626/in/date/2013-04-26 (http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/1072626/in/date/2013-04-26)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on April 26, 2013, 04:56:29 PM
That's terrific Robin! :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on April 26, 2013, 05:14:02 PM
Not taken by me.. I wish. Looks like something out of a fantasy movie... or whatever genre they call LOTR.

Yosemite National Park

This is the spectacular moment the photographer struck gold - by capturing a bolt of lightning cracking through a rainbow in a freak weather display. (Nolan Nitschke/ Caters News)




That is an amazing photograph!


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Post by: Dan on April 26, 2013, 05:22:49 PM
I LOVE IT Robin!!!


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Post by: davew on April 26, 2013, 05:25:18 PM
That is special.
Looks forlorn, love it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 26, 2013, 05:39:58 PM
I caught this last Saturday and posted it today, I thought y'all might enjoy.  It's an external link.

[url]http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/1072626/in/date/2013-04-26[/url] ([url]http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/1072626/in/date/2013-04-26[/url])



That is great, Robin!! I love the expressions you are getting.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2013, 02:49:08 AM
Memories...



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2013, 02:52:05 AM
Memories...



I know those people!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on April 28, 2013, 03:22:26 AM
Wow....didn't know that picture existed....
home base for the scooter rally...
Travelers Inn...Eureka Springs, Arkansas...
not sure what year...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2013, 03:44:33 AM
2008, Mike.


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on April 28, 2013, 04:18:23 AM
Nice shot! I was there!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2013, 04:24:51 AM
I caught this last Saturday and posted it today, I thought y'all might enjoy.  It's an external link.

[url]http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/1072626/in/date/2013-04-26[/url] ([url]http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/1072626/in/date/2013-04-26[/url])



Hey y'all, I got Photo Of the Day with that pooch!!!  Woo-hoo!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on April 28, 2013, 06:08:14 AM
Good shot, Robin. Congrats!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on April 28, 2013, 01:34:35 PM
I like this shot
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/The%20red%20Deau/Dunedin%20Christchurch%20via%20the%20Lakes%20April2013/48-20130427_152318_HDR_zps6c1fe8bc.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/NZscoot/media/The%20red%20Deau/Dunedin%20Christchurch%20via%20the%20Lakes%20April2013/48-20130427_152318_HDR_zps6c1fe8bc.jpg.html)

Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with the camera set to HDR.
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/The%20red%20Deau/Dunedin%20Christchurch%20via%20the%20Lakes%20April2013/49-20130427_145302_HDR_zps109d8e3f.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/NZscoot/media/The%20red%20Deau/Dunedin%20Christchurch%20via%20the%20Lakes%20April2013/49-20130427_145302_HDR_zps109d8e3f.jpg.html)
{sorry Maggie for the top box!! :-&} I find my eyes seem to have a problem focusing on the detail. Unfortunately I did not take time in taking the photo, was pretty much just hop off the bike, snap & back on. Autumn/fall is a beautiful time of the year. I see Samsung has a new Galaxy S3 phone with a proper zoom lens on it, now that could be a pretty good tool.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2013, 01:46:33 PM
Another shot of paradise.  Nice.  The one with the back of the bike is what some of us call nicely composed  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2013, 02:35:40 PM
Beautiful Kiwi...

I have to disagree with my friend, Robin.  I can only imagine what I'm missing due to that evil black thing ;)

Just amazing scenery!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2013, 03:02:19 PM
That's beautiful Kiwi.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on April 28, 2013, 04:06:40 PM
+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Kiwiscoot on April 28, 2013, 11:26:34 PM
Beautiful Kiwi...

I have to disagree with my friend, Robin.  I can only imagine what I'm missing due to that evil black thing ;)

Just amazing scenery!


(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/The%20red%20Deau/Dunedin%20Christchurch%20via%20the%20Lakes%20April2013/65360fce-1f36-4620-8bfb-8d64cd0bfaa1_zpsb2ccaa79.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/NZscoot/media/The%20red%20Deau/Dunedin%20Christchurch%20via%20the%20Lakes%20April2013/65360fce-1f36-4620-8bfb-8d64cd0bfaa1_zpsb2ccaa79.jpg.html)
Just for Maggie!! :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2013, 11:54:28 PM
 :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 29, 2013, 12:06:36 AM
:). Thank you!


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 29, 2013, 04:11:52 AM
Saturday morning I went to Lubbock to see A Prairie Home Companion live.  I've seen it live before but I'll readily admit I never went almost 400 miles for it.  Something in another thread made me think a few of y'all might enjoy my shots.

I got to Lubbock early and went by the theatre to see a) how to get there and b) what parking was like.  Would you believe, PARKING WAS FREE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!!! What a concept, you'd never find that in Dallas!!!  I got a shot of Russ's rig out behind the theatre, it's a Kenworth.  The trailer is plain white, the only marking is "Air Ride Equipped".  But the tractor is nicely decorated:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/RussRig_zps68155e50.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/RussRig_zps68155e50.jpg.html)

The live audience gets about 15 minutes warm up by Garrison and the All Star Shoe Band, but finally...

The show begins
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/OnAir_zps3f81eda5.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/OnAir_zps3f81eda5.jpg.html)

I am no country music fan, I tend toward alternative.  My current favorites are Silversun Pickups, .fun, Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, etc.  But I've always loved Jimmy Dale Gilmore (Did You Ever See Dallas From a DC9 at Night).  Here he is (the silver hair hunk) with Joe Ely, and behind Jimmy Dale (not shown here) Butch Hancock as The Flatlanders.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/JimmyDaleAndJoe_zpsa6124dcc.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/JimmyDaleAndJoe_zpsa6124dcc.jpg.html)

We listened to All Star Shoe Band of course, sponsored by

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/GuysShoes_zps85b54155.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/GuysShoes_zps85b54155.jpg.html)

And, it was a quiet week in Lake Woebegone, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/QuietWeekInLakeWoebegone_zps108451df.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/QuietWeekInLakeWoebegone_zps108451df.jpg.html)

Garison's daughter (Garison is several years older than me, btw) is fifteen.  She was playing tennis last night so she couldn't listen to the show.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 29, 2013, 01:22:34 PM
Very nice, shots!  LOVE Mumford and Sons

Have you heard The Mavericks new music yet??  If not I will remedy that today :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 29, 2013, 01:49:58 PM
Very nice, shots!  LOVE Mumford and Sons

Have you heard The Mavericks new music yet??  If not I will remedy that today :)

Don't think I've experienced The Mavericks.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 29, 2013, 02:37:24 PM
I'm totally obsessed with this song... the Spanish version is even better.

The Mavericks were rocking in the mid 90's then disappeared.  The new music simply kicks ass.

The Mavericks "Come Unto Me" at the 2012 Americana Music Festival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiIzChCyB8s#ws)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on April 29, 2013, 04:05:45 PM
A bit of Latino/TexMex sound...
taking Maggie back to her college days... :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 29, 2013, 04:13:19 PM
Very true, Duster...  I use to go downtown to listen to Omar & the Howlers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, SRV etc etc when I was in Austin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 29, 2013, 04:18:56 PM
Very true, Duster...  I use to go downtown to listen to Omar & the Howlers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, SRV etc etc when I was in Austin.

Maggie is the reason Austin stays weird, they can't get over her.

I'll take a listen to your track this evening.  There's something very familiar about the band name, I'll bet I've heard them and don't recall.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on April 29, 2013, 04:23:22 PM
Dang Robin, I would have hobbled over on my crutches to go see that  :laugh:. 

Liked that group Maggie, never heard them before. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 29, 2013, 04:32:19 PM
Dang Robin, I would have hobbled over on my crutches to go see that  :laugh:. 

Liked that group Maggie, never heard them before. 

Ya know, it was fun.  But, I've seen that show twice before, and I always come away thinking it's better on the radio.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on April 29, 2013, 04:55:30 PM
Ya know, it was fun.  But, I've seen that show twice before, and I always come away thinking it's better on the radio.

Kind of the way I felt about Tuna Texas, more fun to listen to than to go see. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 29, 2013, 05:21:08 PM
Kinda like Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!.  Love the show, I went to see a broadcast and it was blah.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 29, 2013, 06:37:50 PM
The fun part was watching Fred Newman the sound man.  And, he's also an actor it turns out, he does a lot of the characters as well as sound effects.  The other times I saw it, Tom Keith was still with them, he didn't do much acting as I recall.

They didn't do Life of the Cowboys because they ran long on The Flatlanders, I'll bet Newman does Dusty.

At least when you watch PHC live it's real time.  With Wait Wait they cut it down and polish it for radio.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 06, 2013, 02:24:10 AM
A few from a recent off the beaten path excursion toward middle Tennessee, Yorktown, Great South Fork and back. A driven but could be ridden tour if you are ever in the area.

Somewhere along some back road we spied this deactivated fire tower and looped back to see what was what. No markings, no plaque with historical information, only a plywood sign which said 'It is not prohibited to climb this tower but it's your ....' or something similar. I have heard it was satellites that resulted in abandonment of fire towers.

So off goes Monte, I stayed cause somebody had to take his picture. Yeah, that's it, nothing to do with keeping my ..... on the earth.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1490crop2.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1490crop2.jpg.html)

While he took in the view from atop, I found a bit of a scenic view from ground level.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1502crop.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1502crop.jpg.html)

Once a short line local railway for removing timber and coal, which has been converted to a 15 or so mile scenic route to the O&W (Oneida & Western) Railroad Bridge.  You can drive across the bridge BTW but I am not so sure riding it would be a good idea. The road dead ends a short way past the bridge anyway.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1579twk.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1579twk.jpg.html)

Among reasons for going other than the bridge itself, which was once two bridges for other railways prior to being sliced together here, the view of The Great South Fork River.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1594crop.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1594crop.jpg.html)

There were numerous other stops but to keep this from getting too long just one more.
Near Pall Mall Tennessee, the resting place of Sgt. Alvin C. York, Medal of Honor, WWI. Possibly the most famous Tennessean not buried in Texas.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1512crop.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP1512crop.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 06, 2013, 02:25:43 AM
Love the bridge shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 06, 2013, 03:15:00 AM
All lovely shots.  But, I would have been kicking people out of my way to the top, what a view!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on May 06, 2013, 03:41:20 AM
Neat old bridge.  I think I would have ridden over it just for the heck of it. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on May 06, 2013, 05:56:10 AM
I liked the reference to Sgt York. I also like the way he is being honored still.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 06, 2013, 06:09:30 PM
There is a similar tower you could climb near Lake Placid.
Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on May 06, 2013, 07:21:38 PM
Great shots Phil.

The picture of the old fire tower brought back a lot of memories of the first days of my forestry career, back in the 50's.

I spent 7 solitary days in the cab (shack on top of the tower) of one of those towers one summer. Had to relieve the regular lookout guy who had a family emergency.  Forgot to bring some reading material, and all he left behind were a couple of really old Readers Digest magazines.  I must have read them from cover to cover a dozen times.  :laugh:

 Any "smokies we saw", we used the Osborne Fire Finder en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_Fire_Finder‎
to determine where the smoke was.  This was a large topo map of the area, which was oriented along the North/South axis.  It was mounted on a large flat table, and had a sighting device which you looked through to get a map compass bearing on where the fire was located from your location.  Then using a hand cranked phone we'd call it in to our local forestry base, so they could get a triangulation on the fire, using 2 or more sight bearings.  Thankfully, I never did see any fires for the time I was up the tower.

Many of these towers were abandoned or put into mothballs, sold or scrapped when new technology was introduced that was supposed to instantly pinpoint fires.  Technology is great but a good set of eyes on the ground, and a good map is just as important.

Thankfully, they are still in use in some areas.

__________
Dick


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 06, 2013, 07:58:39 PM
Dick, thanks for the 'inside' information on fire towers, very interesting. I can't even imagine spending 6 days in one.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 06, 2013, 08:00:32 PM
That's interesting stuff, Dick.  Thanx for sharing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 06, 2013, 08:29:30 PM
When I was a child I read some book about working in a fire tower, and it sounded so romantic that I started wanting to do that.  I do think I could make a week easily, if I had books, a laptop with internet, and a treadmill.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on May 07, 2013, 02:50:14 AM
Nice shots! I always enjoyed listening to A prarie home companion! Garrison Keeler is a GR8 storyteller


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 12, 2013, 04:08:19 AM
So, here's the artsy-etc shot from today's ride-around.  A bullet hole in a shop window.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_0987_sml_zpsc83817f2.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_0987_sml_zpsc83817f2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 12, 2013, 04:41:14 AM
Neat stuff Robin.  I couldn't identify the image at first, then I read your description.  I like it!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 12, 2013, 04:49:13 AM
Neat stuff Robin.  I couldn't identify the image at first, then I read your description.  I like it!

I sort of thought you would  Very Happy


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 12, 2013, 03:59:24 PM
Interesting with the lights in the background or is that foreground?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 12, 2013, 05:08:45 PM
The bokeh is lights inside the shop, the rest is the reflection of the sky and buildings behind.  Shooting f/8 for 1/1250 sec, ISO 400, and 78mm focal length.  The only post-processing was to sharpen the image just a little, and crop it left/right to sort-of print size.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 13, 2013, 12:57:01 PM
Thought it was a bug on a wire till I read the description.
Like the bokeh.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on May 13, 2013, 06:54:27 PM
Thought it was a bug on a wire till I read the description.
Like the bokeh.

My exact same thought!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 14, 2013, 01:23:40 AM
I managed to get a couple shot of Peggy's Mother's Day bouquet that Kristi, our daughter got her.  These are about the best of them, and they're really not all  that good.  The light was pretty harsh coming in the dining area window, but it's still a nice photo.  Hopefully this weekend, if the weather is decent, I'll be going out to a place that's supposed to have a couple of nesting swans close to the road, so I can really see how this camera does.

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/MothersDayFlowers004_zps2d1d38ae.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/MothersDayFlowers004_zps2d1d38ae.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/MothersDayFlowers009_zpsed3eab28.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/MothersDayFlowers009_zpsed3eab28.jpg.html)

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/MothersDayFlowers010_zpsa69134b2.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/MothersDayFlowers010_zpsa69134b2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 14, 2013, 02:16:35 AM
I managed to get a couple shot of Peggy's Mother's Day bouquet

Nice!!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on May 14, 2013, 02:18:45 AM
I like the on of the whole bouquet.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 14, 2013, 03:35:11 AM
I like the on of the whole bouquet.

Me too


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 14, 2013, 03:37:56 AM
So you know I'm going against the flow.  My favorite is the middle one with the subtle lighting.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 14, 2013, 05:46:57 AM
I was struck by the first one.  Agree with Robin about the subtle look as well.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 14, 2013, 05:53:52 AM
1954

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_1008_sml_zpsa2d34c8f.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_1008_sml_zpsa2d34c8f.jpg.html)

Another capture on this week-end's photo ride-around, this was in Ladonia, Tx.

Incidentally, for you mature folks, there's another shot coming from another angle, titled 1958  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on May 14, 2013, 11:05:08 AM
I had some great times in my 1954 Bel Air. Powerglide, power steering, came in handy when I high sided my 550/4 and was in assorted braces and a cast for a good bit. When I wasn't broken came the great times, that is. In some haze or another we christened my particular Chevy at the levee the Starship Alexander. Good times at the levee too. Oh, I'm a 1954 as well, and I would like to think I look a bit better than that one.

David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 15, 2013, 02:54:54 AM
Nice, Greg.  I like them all.

Love the car, Robin.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2013, 02:58:48 AM
Thanks, Maggie.

Okay y'all, I got a photo of the day today, and I'm just stunned.  It's an okay image, but I never thought it would be picked for anything.  I found it earlier in the day from the Chevy, on my photo ride-around.

http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/1090596/in/category/portraits (http://www.capturedallas.com/photos/1090596/in/category/portraits)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 15, 2013, 03:16:05 AM
Nice shot of the '54, I'm surprised the grill is still in it, use to be highly sought after to customize other makes. I was saying that doll was spooky before I read, nice capture.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 15, 2013, 03:17:28 AM
Very nice Robin!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2013, 03:24:55 AM
Phil, 'spooky' is the NICE word.

As promised, another angle, this one is

1958

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_1012_zpsa8242c23.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_1012_zpsa8242c23.jpg.html)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 15, 2013, 03:54:10 AM
Congrats on the photo of the day, Robin!

It's very nice in a creepy sort of way. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 15, 2013, 02:31:46 PM
Yes, that doll is creepy, the kind that gives you nightmares but it is a great shot.  Nicely done, Robin!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 15, 2013, 03:02:01 PM
Congratulations on the recognition Robin, you deserve it.
I find the image of the doll disturbing, kind of "bride of Chuckie "
Was that the intent?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2013, 04:53:05 PM
Congratulations on the recognition Robin, you deserve it.
I find the image of the doll disturbing, kind of "bride of Chuckie "
Was that the intent?

Yes, it was the intent, but it was rather easy.  Remember those old fashion department stores which were narrow, maybe 20 feet wide, and the entrance was surrounded by display windows on both sides, but also there was a free standing display window in the middle, in front of the store entrance, sort of like the box office in front of an old fashion movie theater, but this is all smaller.  So, even in broad daylight, it was dark in the entrance way, and the merchandise displayed in the side windows would be illuminated artificially.  That was where I found this and some other fun images.  There was no artificial light, and light from the street was very directional (from the doll's right), mostly yellow, and just a bit diffused.  That lighting just screamed "mystery", "scary".  It didn't hurt that the doll's eyes were evil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on May 15, 2013, 05:11:17 PM
Have to add my congratulations.  Bride of Chuckie was also what popped into my mind as soon as I saw it.  Creepy but good.       


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 15, 2013, 05:13:38 PM
You find very interesting images. I imagine you find it easy but the majority don't.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2013, 05:39:28 PM
You find very interesting images. I imagine you find it easy but the majority don't.


The hard part is thinking of places where interesting images might be found.  Once there, it's just luck.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 15, 2013, 07:04:18 PM
I think that some people see mundane things and make them interesting and others see mundane things and keep going.
But all that aside I do appreciate you sharing the images you find.
Thanks.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Diversion on May 19, 2013, 01:11:59 AM
Found these interesting tree carvings on an old country road NE of Barrie ON.  No idea who did the carvings or what their significance is:

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/trees/DSC_2218.JPG)

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/trees/DSC_2219.JPG)

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/trees/DSC_2220.JPG)

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/trees/DSC_2221.JPG)

(http://www.cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/trees/DSC_2222.JPG)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 19, 2013, 01:27:29 AM
Those are pretty cool!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 19, 2013, 02:26:02 AM
They are wood spirits.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on May 19, 2013, 04:41:31 PM
Those are neat looking. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on May 20, 2013, 09:58:54 AM
Related to Ents?

David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on May 20, 2013, 04:23:45 PM
Related to Ents?

David

Plausible.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 21, 2013, 01:01:55 PM
Slightly more treeish.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 21, 2013, 01:19:38 PM
Ran across this picture this morning, it made me smile :) Man 3 years goes by in a flash!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 21, 2013, 03:38:20 PM
Ran across this picture this morning, it made me smile :) Man 3 years goes by in a flash!

I was sure 'nuff fat then, wasn't I.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 21, 2013, 05:10:52 PM
BS....


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 21, 2013, 05:20:48 PM
It made me a little sad, too, when I realized who was on that trike - don't remember his name, but I sure liked him.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 21, 2013, 05:26:13 PM
That was Wade... we sure do miss him.  What a character and a heart of gold.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 21, 2013, 05:28:54 PM
He asked me to marry him.  I could do worse, I've proven that.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 21, 2013, 06:59:13 PM
He asked me to marry him.  I could do worse, I've proven that.

Wow, you too?   ;)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2013, 07:15:17 PM
Stu, those tree carvings are really cool.  What a great find.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 28, 2013, 01:52:14 AM
Stu, the tree carvings are spiffy! Very interesting Maggie and Robin, uncertain whether "You too" was related to proposal, proven could do worse or all of the above but most likely best left.

Had to have Monte turn around and go back for this one.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/MaggiesPlace2.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/MaggiesPlace2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 28, 2013, 01:55:45 AM
Congratulations to Maggie on her acquisition of another beer joint.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 28, 2013, 02:03:16 AM
Whoo Hoo!!

Thanks, Phil.  I love it!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on May 28, 2013, 03:09:33 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: HappyPuppy on May 28, 2013, 09:12:38 AM
Ok some pics from a ride a couple weeks ago.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/28/udaquty3.jpg)

Near the top of the pass on the Cascade Loop

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/28/abezyseb.jpg)

The other side (Eastern Washington ) was the other extreme of the Pass. It was roasting. My bike is in the foreground

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/28/dety8aga.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 28, 2013, 12:52:13 PM
Nice pictures!  Is that a prop from a ship?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 02:18:21 PM
Phil, for some reason I had thought Maggie posted that photo on facebook.  Neat find, now that would be a fun photo game.  How many signs can we find this summer with the name "Maggie" in them.

Excellent shots HP!  Love the mountains.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 28, 2013, 02:47:38 PM
I did post it on FB, it is my new cover shot :)

Maggie Madonia
12 hours ago

My friend Phillip Sise took this. Love it!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 28, 2013, 03:13:52 PM
Like your place Maggie.
The next get together should be there.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 28, 2013, 03:18:49 PM
Very interesting Maggie and Robin, uncertain whether "You too" was related to proposal, proven could do worse or all of the above but most likely best left.


I was speaking to the proposal :)  I hit the jackpot with Pete.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: HappyPuppy on May 28, 2013, 07:23:24 PM
Nice pictures!  Is that a prop from a ship?

No , behind me is a dam. It is from that.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Duster on May 29, 2013, 02:36:55 AM
Nice pictures!  Is that a prop from a ship?
[/quoteNo , behind me is a dam. It is from that.


It's a turbine impeller from an electrical generator at the dam.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2013, 03:10:34 PM
Here are a few shots from the Memorial Day Weekend.  We stayed in Camden, Maine with Serena's folks.  I had brought along my Canon camera but never took it out of the backpack and shot all of these with my iPhone.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/2013%20New%20England%20Images/camden-waterwheel_zpsc9d9cc1c.jpg)
This waterwheel is non-functional now but the river that used to power it runs directly underneath our hotel.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/2013%20New%20England%20Images/rockport-dock_zps34d3f135.jpg)
The docks in the town of Rockport, ME.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/2013%20New%20England%20Images/rockport-boatlift_zps251a132b.jpg)
This is the boat lift for the harbor.  Just out of frame to the top of the photo are two large straps that wrap around boat hulls to lift the boats onto waiting trailers.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/2013%20New%20England%20Images/lime-kiln_zps275ac7db.jpg)
An abandoned lime kiln.  The area of Rockport used to be very industrialized.  This lime kiln was used to fire lime into building material that concrete has since replaced.  It was shipped all over the US and to Europe.  A large fire ravaged the kiln and it never recovered.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/2013%20New%20England%20Images/marshall-point-lighthouse_zpse1978c30.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/wisart/media/2013%20New%20England%20Images/marshall-point-lighthouse_zpse1978c30.jpg.html)
My favorite photo of the weekend.  This is the Marshall Point Lighthouse and while the crummy weather wasn't pleasant it did give way to some beautiful skies.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 29, 2013, 03:27:09 PM
Here are a few shots from the Memorial Day Weekend.

Oh My Gosh!  Stunning.  Thanks so much!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 29, 2013, 03:36:19 PM
Love the picture of the lighthouse.
Thanks Dan.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 29, 2013, 04:43:00 PM
Love them all especially the lighthouse!

I know what you mean re the iPhone and pictures.   I forget to get my camera out a lot of late!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 29, 2013, 04:47:19 PM
Those are amazing shots, especially considering they were taken with your phone.  I like the shot of the lighthouse the best.  Great composition there, and the light and contrast are wonderful.  You have a good eye.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2013, 05:50:36 PM
Thanks all, there is still quite a bit the iPhone can't do but for most snapshots like these it works like a charm, especially for web photos, you don't see all the artifacts and distortions at this size.  Plus I do run the photos through PhotoShop.  Still, I am pleased with what can be accomplished with just having the phone handy.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 29, 2013, 06:07:18 PM
Beautiful place, great photos, the color, rust, aged concrete contrast of the water wheel is nifty.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on May 29, 2013, 10:16:07 PM
Beautiful shots as usual Dan! Thanks!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2013, 02:37:37 AM
The lighthouse knocked Phil's cabin in the woods off my ipad desktop.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 30, 2013, 02:53:48 AM
One of 3 visitors to our house the other evening.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/130417013_zps8c75b128.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/b52ace/media/130417013_zps8c75b128.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2013, 03:46:16 AM
 :2tu: Hang Ten!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 30, 2013, 03:56:28 AM
The lighthouse knocked Phil's cabin in the woods off my ipad desktop.

Sorry Phil, I know this is a horrible blow.  Post another, she'll come back to you.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 30, 2013, 03:57:33 AM
One of 3 visitors to our house the other evening.

Oh, nice!  Congrats on your houseguests.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 30, 2013, 04:11:51 AM
This weekend I did a photo-walkaround in Waxahachie, Tx, with a friend, shooting images from which she hopes to pick a few to print and hang in her home in that town - she grew up there and has now moved back.

Here are a couple I enjoyed most:

BNSF leaving the old grainery - railroad crossing, look out for the cars, can you spell that without any 'R's?

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_1980_85x11_zpsf7678b31.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_1980_85x11_zpsf7678b31.jpg.html)

And, turning 180 degrees, this is where the train would go - Under the Bridge and 'Round the Bend. Til' Grandma's House I See.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_1974_bw_zps4166db1e.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_1974_bw_zps4166db1e.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 30, 2013, 04:13:57 AM
Robin, more stunning pictures.  Thanks for letting us share your experiences.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 30, 2013, 04:18:45 AM
Robin, more stunning pictures.  Thanks for letting us share your experiences.

What?  Thanks for sharing yours!!!  I love this thread.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2013, 04:20:05 AM
Wow... gee I hate to knock Dan off so quickly but that train picture is friggin awesome!  So maybe my lock screen??

So great Robin!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 30, 2013, 04:38:09 AM
Funny thing about that train image,  It was parked about a block away and tooting the horn, so we knew it was going to do something.  Carolyn's six year old Vinicio, is a train freak so naturally we were staying.  The bell was dinging, red lights flashing, gates came down, I was ready.  I fired off about a dozen shots, and this was the very first one, the rest, not so dramatic.  It often works that way, but still I shoot shoot shoot.  I've put about 12,000 images on this camera and I have a few hundred keepers max I'm sure.

So, here's Vinicio on the city cabbose:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_1948_zpsa286c06f.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_1948_zpsa286c06f.jpg.html)

Yea, I know, no fair pulling out the kids.






Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on May 30, 2013, 04:40:07 AM
Captured a good pose. :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 30, 2013, 04:42:09 AM
Captured a good pose. :)


This kid doesn't do bad-pose, and what a face.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2013, 05:30:56 AM
Wow... gee I hate to knock Dan off so quickly but that train picture is friggin awesome!  So maybe my lock screen??

So great Robin!!

Well, that didn't last long.  :crying:





Love that train picture Robin.  When I was shooting the harbor images there was a woman walking around with a very expensive camera and tripod.  I immediately thought of you and then for some reason thought she would be as friendly as you... she wasn't.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2013, 05:31:38 AM
Cool frog photo Bill.  I love those little guys.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 30, 2013, 05:46:09 AM
thought she would be as friendly as you... she wasn't.

Hmmm.  Must be because I have a cheap camera, and don't often carry my tripod.  That must be why I'm so friendly.  Yeah, that's it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2013, 01:45:16 PM
Ok Robin on the lock screen and Dan on the home screen :)

Vinicio is adorable!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 30, 2013, 04:44:20 PM
Who doesn't like cute kids and tree frogs, great shots.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 30, 2013, 06:27:05 PM
The lighthouse knocked Phil's cabin in the woods off my ipad desktop.

Sorry Phil, I know this is a horrible blow.  Post another, she'll come back to you.


Dan, Dan, Dan, it's always Dan but I still have the Facebook front page and forever 'The Dream'!

Great train!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2013, 06:56:44 PM
Well, I'm fickle.  Once another great picture comes along I will change.  I love using you guys photos (and Pete's) versus my own.  It makes me  smile :clap:

My FB cover will stay for a bit...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2013, 06:59:59 PM
Lucky or Jasper are normally on the iPhone.

I want to find a good size digital frame I can hang that will rotate pictures.   I have a small desktop model.






(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/31/y8adaruj.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: The Scootist on May 30, 2013, 07:14:09 PM
Dan:
Isn't that lighthouse the one that was in the movie "Forrest Gump" when he ran from coast to coast?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on May 30, 2013, 07:20:06 PM
A few from Monday's drive about toward Middle Tennessee.

Geez, I forgot to document the viewing point but it's looking north across a portion of the Tennessee Valley.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2436crop2.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2436crop2.jpg.html)

Ozone Falls and Monte looking for the shot. A beautiful, little visited area away from major tourist attractions and only about 100 yard walk from the road.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2443crop.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2443crop.jpg.html)

Across the road.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2509sep.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2509sep.jpg.html)

A couple of the roads traveled.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2543twk.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2543twk.jpg.html)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2540straight.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2540straight.jpg.html)

Discovering such as

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2537crop.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP2537crop.jpg.html)



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 30, 2013, 07:42:29 PM
A good attempt at displacing Dan.
Like em.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2013, 09:14:23 PM
Dan:
Isn't that lighthouse the one that was in the movie "Forrest Gump" when he ran from coast to coast?

Not sure.  I'm sure a little google-sleuthing could solve it.


I love waterfalls, very nice Phil.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 31, 2013, 02:42:01 AM
Speaking of 'make me smile', I don't think I ever showed y'all this one.  I got a Photo of the Day on it.  I have it hung 16X20 in my living room.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_0313_zps724b5f39.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_0313_zps724b5f39.jpg.html)

After the smiles start to fade, I'll show you the next one where I got POD - doesn't make anyone smile :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 31, 2013, 02:46:00 AM
A few from Monday's drive about toward Middle Tennessee.

That sepia-toned one is my favorite, of course, but the one of your friend hanging his camera out over the falls would go far on a photo-site, especially if it blows up tack sharp.  Nice.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2013, 04:53:57 AM
I think you shared a link with us before Robin, I think it's one of your best shots.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 31, 2013, 05:11:22 AM
I think you shared a link with us before Robin, I think it's one of your best shots.

Ah, I thought I would have bragged about that one.  I probably showed you the direct link.  I gotta remember that.  Thanks, Dan.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2013, 06:04:22 AM
No worries, the embedded image is more convenient.  Really, just a great job on that photo!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 31, 2013, 01:43:00 PM
Robin, I love that shot.  It is for sure a make me smile photograph.

Great pictures, Phil.  Love the TV shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 31, 2013, 02:55:40 PM
I have that one saved and take it out for a look.
Share a link to it to to people I like.
Short haired dog in a grooming salon looking forlorn.
Reminds me of getting my first hair cut at a barber shop when I was four.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 31, 2013, 04:39:58 PM
I have that one saved and take it out for a look.
Share a link to it to to people I like.
Short haired dog in a grooming salon looking forlorn.
Reminds me of getting my first hair cut at a barber shop when I was four.



If you want the full-size version, you can pick it up here:
http://www.rwashburn.com/maxiscoot/ (http://www.rwashburn.com/maxiscoot/)

File name is DSC_0313.JPG.  It's a bit under 4Mb.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on May 31, 2013, 04:54:08 PM
Thank you.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 02, 2013, 07:06:39 AM
After the storms today, this flower was groaning under the weight of water.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_2113_sml_zps519007d9.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_2113_sml_zps519007d9.jpg.html)

People are calling this flower Winecup.  The name certainly fits, but my mother, a product of the heartland, called them Sweet Williams.  Who knows...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 02, 2013, 12:48:17 PM
Beautiful regardless what they are called!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 02, 2013, 02:29:08 PM
That is lovely Robin.  I tried to a few times to get a shot of a flower with water droplets, never quite turned out how I hoped.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 02, 2013, 02:36:24 PM
Jasper & Lucky love to bird and squirrel watch. They never jump at the screen. If I do not put the feed out this squirrel will come and scratch at the sliding glass door.

Not as clear as I wanted but the squirrel doesn't trust me like he trusts the cats.  Any movements I make the squirrel reacts.

Good Morning, Lucky!


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/8922984425_6b0df204af_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8922984425/)
Good Morning, Lucky! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8922984425/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Jasper are you paying attention to me?

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5338/8923599840_669a06c7e5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8923599840/)
Jasper are you paying attention to me? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8923599840/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 02, 2013, 03:00:20 PM
Love those shots Maggie!  If that squirrel knew any better he would trust you more than the cats.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 02, 2013, 03:11:13 PM
Lucky has grown just a tad...



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 02, 2013, 04:15:02 PM
Dan's right, the squirrel has misplaced trust.  That's fun.  Lucky squirrel.  Lucky kitties too.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on June 02, 2013, 10:18:03 PM
That is lovely Robin.  I tried to a few times to get a shot of a flower with water droplets, never quite turned out how I hoped.

Cheat!!! That's what many flower photographers do. Get yourself a spray atomizer bottle of water, mix in a little Glycerin to increase the surface tension of the water and make it form lovely droplets, and "mist" the flower to get the desired effect. It's all about knowing the tricks.
Steve


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2013, 12:09:01 AM
That is lovely Robin.  I tried to a few times to get a shot of a flower with water droplets, never quite turned out how I hoped.

Cheat!!! That's what many flower photographers do. Get yourself a spray atomizer bottle of water, mix in a little Glycerin to increase the surface tension of the water and make it form lovely droplets, and "mist" the flower to get the desired effect. It's all about knowing the tricks.
Steve

Now wait, what's this about glycerin?  What is the ratio?  (I guess I could google it...)

No, I do carry a mist bottle, water only, and I've used it, but this one was really rain.

Edit:  I've googled it and come up with nothing.  Do tell, please...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on June 03, 2013, 05:56:41 AM
@Robin: Try Googleing this "glycerin dew drops" for a flock of suggestions but it's all going to boil down to what works best for you, when.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2013, 06:03:20 AM
@Robin: Try Googleing this "glycerin dew drops" for a flock of suggestions but it's all going to boil down to what works best for you, when.


O mi gosh!!!  The first page I hit was this:
http://www.apogeephoto.com/march2013/creating-glycerin-drop-reflection-photos-with-focus-stacking.shtml (http://www.apogeephoto.com/march2013/creating-glycerin-drop-reflection-photos-with-focus-stacking.shtml)

What fun, I got a whole new outlook on life.  I have the macro extension tubes, I even have a doubler.  All I need is to find the glycerin.  Shucks, I might could even use the glycerin suppositories my GP turned me on to last year - yeah, I know, TMI.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 04, 2013, 04:31:47 AM
Went to WalGreens for glycerin, no joy.  Across the street to CVS and scored a bottle.

Waited until almost dark.  Took the big 180watt LED with a 3200 Kelvin filter to the back yard where my red oleander is going wild with blooms this year, better than ever before.

Image one is pure water:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_2291_sml_zps2290e9cf.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_2291_sml_zps2290e9cf.jpg.html)

And, unfortunately with vastly different lighting, image two is 25% glycerin in water:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_2309_sml_zps90179d0a.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_2309_sml_zps90179d0a.jpg.html)

While it's not a controlled comparison, I see that the dew drops are generally much larger, and I think a lot more limpid, when I used the glycerin.

Nice!!!  Thanks.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2013, 04:41:54 AM
Those are pretty flowers Robin.  I think I like the first photo better, probably not because water was used instead of glycerin but I like the lighting or composition better.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 04, 2013, 04:44:29 AM
Ha!  Funny, I was concentrating on the (new to me) technology, and nothing else.  Didn't even think about composition, etc.

Still, I like the second one better, not because of the big limpid tears, but I like the light better.  Maybe I should crop it differently.

Edit:  Ain't Photoshop a marvelous thing?  Here's the first one with a little light modification:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_2291_sml_zpsa6b42c5c.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_2291_sml_zpsa6b42c5c.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2013, 04:55:30 AM
Robin, now I wish you would have posted them and not told us which was which.  I wonder if I'm being unintentionally biased???


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2013, 04:56:23 AM
Just saw the new post.  You're just messing with me now.  I love it... all of them.  You're good!  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 04, 2013, 04:58:08 AM
You're just messing with me now.

Yes, but not intentionally, I just had a second thought.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2013, 05:04:59 AM
That third photo is stunning, Robin.  You can mess with me all you like if that's how you're going to do it.  :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 04, 2013, 05:12:35 AM
That third photo is stunning, Robin.  You can mess with me all you like if that's how you're going to do it.  :)

Two minutes with photoshop and I have him wrapped around my little finger  :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on June 04, 2013, 07:14:45 AM
 :hs1: Oh... Steve.... What have you loosed upon the world!?!  :whistle:

@Robin: It's fun, isn't it? BTW, if you find yourself without your filter(s) you can adjust the "temperature" of the shot with software.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 04, 2013, 12:57:45 PM
That third photo is stunning, Robin.  You can mess with me all you like if that's how you're going to do it.  :)

I agree with Dan, that is a great shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 04, 2013, 03:12:33 PM
Just saw the new post.  You're just messing with me now.  I love it... all of them.  You're good!  :2tu:
0+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 06, 2013, 06:04:14 PM
Nice effect with the glycerin, scootering has learnt me more'n schooling! Do the blooms release all their pollen following the session? (Odd spell check complains about scootering but not more'n.)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 06, 2013, 06:43:49 PM
Nice effect with the glycerin, scootering has learnt me more'n schooling! Do the blooms release all their pollen following the session? (Odd spell check complains about scootering but not more'n.)

The blooms fall off as soon as they're finished pollinating.  This bush has never bloomed this much, or this long, before, and we've had other even wetter springs. 

Hmmm, my spell check complains about more'n.  Wonder 'bout scootering - yup, that too, but it does NOT mind 'bout.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 07, 2013, 02:26:25 AM
Nice effect with the glycerin, scootering has learnt me more'n schooling! Do the blooms release all their pollen following the session? (Odd spell check complains about scootering but not more'n.)

The blooms fall off as soon as they're finished pollinating.  This bush has never bloomed this much, or this long, before, and we've had other even wetter springs.  

Hmmm, my spell check complains about more'n.  Wonder 'bout scootering - yup, that too, but it does NOT mind 'bout.

Shouldn't as it thinks you're writing about a bout of something instead of colloquially contracting.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on June 07, 2013, 06:47:44 AM
@Robin & MshPhil

Here give your spell checkers something to really complain about.... pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis  :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Three not 8 on June 07, 2013, 11:16:03 PM
No more Lava soap for you!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 10, 2013, 05:16:50 PM
I did not take this picture, a friend from mid Missouri did.  It's pretty spiffy! This is a five shot pano of the storm.

This storm was so much fun to photograph! The sun was glowing behind it as the line marched forward. It lumbered along at such a slow pace we were able to stay in front of it for quite a long time.





Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on June 10, 2013, 05:25:08 PM
It's sure fun to get a good weather image.  And, that's a really good one.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2013, 05:48:08 PM
That's beautiful.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: msgtphil on June 10, 2013, 06:29:17 PM
Amazing!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on June 10, 2013, 07:37:27 PM
Nice pano!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on June 10, 2013, 07:55:12 PM
Nature never fails to impress!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on June 10, 2013, 11:27:00 PM
Thanks for posting it Maggie, my complements to the friend that took it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on June 11, 2013, 04:02:43 AM
WoW Spectacular!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on June 11, 2013, 01:03:57 PM
That was very cool.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 24, 2013, 02:35:25 AM
Maybe I should put this on the What I Found on my Ride thread, but it's more photo-centric.  Someone posted one of those planet-effect pix and someone else I know said it was nice, but beyond her.  I thought "Not so!" and took this image:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_0870_3_sml_zps748c5812.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_0870_3_sml_zps748c5812.jpg.html)

and in about five minutes, converted it into Planet of the Irigasaurs.  I told her it's easy and fun.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_0870_3_planet_sml_zps1cde8f25.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_0870_3_planet_sml_zps1cde8f25.jpg.html)

So, okay, I did spend some extra time tweaking it and making it nicer, but the basic conversion was under five minutes.  Try it.  This was the Polar Coordinates filter in PS, other image editors probably call it something else.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 24, 2013, 03:24:10 AM
Very cool!  That is wild.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 24, 2013, 04:10:31 AM
Trying to encourage her, I turned it out the other direction, into a tunnel:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_0870-tunnel_sml_zps7b573a6c.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_0870-tunnel_sml_zps7b573a6c.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2013, 04:13:29 AM
Neat effect.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 24, 2013, 04:24:32 AM
It's so easy to do, but as with any extreme thing, a little goes a very long way.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on July 24, 2013, 04:49:30 AM
Looking at them makes my eyes hurt  :laugh:. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on July 24, 2013, 05:26:59 AM
Interesting.  Thanks Robin!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 24, 2013, 01:45:04 PM
I like the second one. I wonder if Alice saw that going down the Rabbit's hole?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on July 24, 2013, 09:36:32 PM
:)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 09, 2013, 05:20:45 PM
:)
+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 09, 2013, 06:01:01 PM
Last one of these - this one is funny.  A bunch of white American pelicans in a line.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_6258_planet_zpsf5560e89.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_6258_planet_zpsf5560e89.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on August 09, 2013, 06:44:40 PM
Robin! This one is OUTSTANDING! BRAVA!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on August 09, 2013, 06:59:28 PM
Robin! This one is OUTSTANDING! BRAVA!

Gosh, thank you.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 09, 2013, 08:33:03 PM
Very cool!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on August 09, 2013, 09:44:10 PM
:clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: HappyPuppy on August 10, 2013, 02:09:46 AM
This is friend John a Vietnam vet ( he still wears camo pants all the time ). He has wanted a chopper since 1968. He finally got it after 9 months of  work at a shop just like he wanted. He is one happy guy



(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/10/va3u2ame.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 10, 2013, 02:12:02 AM
That's very neat.  Congrats to him!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: SilverBullet on August 10, 2013, 05:29:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on August 10, 2013, 06:42:44 AM
+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on August 12, 2013, 06:03:12 PM
The pelican shot is a favorite.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 17, 2013, 06:30:42 PM
It's 76 degrees as I type this.  I really wanted to go for a ride but we are under tornado watches until 4pm.  I went on a walk on the nature trail behind out house instead.

Autumn is moving toward it's end :(

http://youtu.be/BTdLW35VH3w (http://youtu.be/BTdLW35VH3w)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ChandlerScoot on November 17, 2013, 11:06:20 PM
Very nice Maggie :)
Our weather is also in the high 70's by day and high 50's by night. Strangely enough, our vegetation remains green for the most part with some trees losing their leaves around December/january.


On a tree related note, we put up our new christmas tree last week and officially lit it this weekend. The holidays come and go so fast... It's a 9.5' Oregon Blue artificial tree. Cost as much as my forged pistons in the TR6, but it looks quite authentic.



(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z229/Chandlerazman/image_zps7445d7a9.jpg) (http://s191.photobucket.com/user/Chandlerazman/media/image_zps7445d7a9.jpg.html)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 18, 2013, 12:04:00 AM
It's beautiful!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on November 18, 2013, 01:06:08 AM
Lovely tree.

And, lovely fall colors.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: billg on November 18, 2013, 03:32:13 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2014, 09:05:02 PM
Caught this guy this morning stealing a peanut...



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2014, 10:38:53 PM
That's so good, Maggie  I smile everytime I see it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2014, 10:47:45 PM
Thanks, it makes me smile as well.

Sorry you are subjected to my pictures twice :)  Hazard of FB friendship.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2014, 11:34:49 PM
When the photos are this good it's no hazard.  :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2014, 11:55:00 PM
Funny squirrel.  Nice catch.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on April 29, 2014, 12:24:18 AM
Funny squirrel.  Nice catch.
  +1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on April 29, 2014, 06:15:22 AM
This brings to mind that old song...

(http://www.msn-fun.com/images/msn-smileys/3d-animated-smileys/3d-animated-emoticons-smileys17.gif)
Found a peanut
Found a peanut
Found a peanut just now
Just now I found a peanut
Found a peanut just now!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on May 08, 2014, 12:38:07 AM
Returning from work, the long (fun) way.
Practicing with new cam/lens...

(http://s9.postimg.org/53t4i3jaz/Scootin_Home_Nwb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/53t4i3jaz/)
36k, '03 SilverWing
Still the best photo-shoot
vehicle I own (except for
the mtn. bike).


Flowering Windmill
(http://s9.postimg.org/ff5harb0b/Viny_Windmill1_Nwb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ff5harb0b/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 08, 2014, 01:15:38 AM
Lovely, especially like the vine-encrusted windmill.

What's your new camera and lens?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on May 08, 2014, 01:36:57 AM
Lovely, especially like the vine-encrusted windmill.

+1


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 08, 2014, 04:27:37 AM
Nice windmill.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on May 08, 2014, 05:22:40 AM
Lovely, especially like the vine-encrusted windmill.


+1


My Oly was getting tired so I treated
myself to a Nikon D-3300.  It's fast
and accurate and although of the
smaller, DX sensor size, turns in
credible performance.  Especially
with the new prime lens, a 35mm
(normal) AF model.  A friend
gave me some old lenses he had
that are tack sharp, a very compact
50 (equates to about 90 on a standard
size sensor) and a beautiful old 135
(which computes out a little over
200 in old-school parlance).

I am having a ball getting back
to my roots.  32Gb card is so
fast and holds a ton of images.


(http://s30.postimg.org/nbjiho3ul/Amber_Graze_Nwb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nbjiho3ul/)
Amber was abused but a lady is earning
her trust (Liberty handling) and nursing
her back to health.  This image is about
1/4 original...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on May 08, 2014, 05:28:26 AM
Congrats on the new camera! I wish I could get some of my old lenses working on my camera. You just can't beat GLASS!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 08, 2014, 05:58:59 AM
Nikon D-3300
35mm (normal) AF model

A very nice choice.  The D3300 has the same sensor as my D7100, including the missing filter.  I've found no problem with the missing filter, and the sharpness is only limited by the lens in front of it.

I have a 35 too, although I've not used it as much as the 50.

Happy shooting, you're going to really like that sensor and no-filter combo.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2014, 01:35:20 PM
Very, very nice, Ava.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on May 08, 2014, 03:53:42 PM
Congrats on the new camera! I wish I could get some of my old lenses working on my camera. You just can't beat GLASS!
I was surprised at how absolutely tack-
sharp the old manual 50mm lens was.
And shocked that something so 'legacy'
would bayonet right on!  Took awhile
to figure out the manual controls and
the EXIF data lacks lens info.  But
the clarity, when blown up, blew me
away.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on May 08, 2014, 04:09:28 PM
Nikon D-3300
35mm (normal) AF model


A very nice choice.  The D3300 has the same sensor as my D7100, including the missing filter.  I've found no problem with the missing filter, and the sharpness is only limited by the lens in front of it.

I have a 35 too, although I've not used it as much as the 50.

Happy shooting, you're going to really like that sensor and no-filter combo.

My pro friend helped me sort through
the choices (the 5300 was very close;
love an articulating display and built-
in WiFi) but the 3300 was the best
price point choice for me.

When I compared the clarity of
the kit zoom to the old 50, I knew
I had to go for the incredibly
cheap (compared to almost any
other Nikon lens) f/1.8, 35 AF.

I shot an air-cooled VW meet, a
Vintage Japanese Mororcycle Club
meet and one of the Thunder Beach
venues with that lens.

Mostly Aperture-preferred.  I still
have a lot to learn about controlling
depth-of-field and hand holding for
crisp shots, but overall the performance
is just heart-warming phenomenal.

I always thought Nikon people were
a little snobbish (me with my old
school, Pentax screw thread mount
flea market lenses or non-SLR
digitals).

The light finally came on...


(http://s16.postimg.org/587vx891t/DSC_0045.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/587vx891t/)
Downsized from original, yet
still shows intricate detail of
this classic CBX engine!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 10, 2014, 02:14:38 PM
Watering the flowers yesterday and caught this paper white!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/10/3y5ade5u.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Buffalo on July 10, 2014, 03:36:39 PM
Beautiful


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on July 10, 2014, 03:56:07 PM
Great shot! One usually has to catch those as they flutterby.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: jdbrot on July 10, 2014, 04:06:56 PM
Nice.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on July 10, 2014, 04:12:11 PM
Great shot! One usually has to catch those as they flutterby.

Agreed, very nice.  And so hard to catch still.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: davew on July 10, 2014, 05:08:29 PM
Great job Maggie.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on July 10, 2014, 06:51:38 PM
That's a great shot, Maggie.  Great composition, especially catching the white butterfly with the bright red flowers above, making for great contrast.  It almost looks like a black and white photo if you eliminate the red flowers.  Good photo.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Didiki on July 10, 2014, 08:29:46 PM
Very nice.

________
Dick


Title: Re: paper white
Post by: avachava on July 11, 2014, 04:03:59 PM
Incredible composition; nice bokeh.
Somewhat surreal, in that the red
flowers almost appear to be part
of this remarkable butterfly.  I've
never seen one of these, BTW.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on July 11, 2014, 05:53:28 PM
It's a paper white butterfly.

...and here is the kicker.  That was taken with an iPad mini and processed a tad with Snapseed app.

The iphone/mini/etc have a burst button on the side.  I think I snapped about 200 shots to get this one.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: avachava on July 12, 2014, 12:01:50 PM
It's a paper white butterfly.

...and here is the kicker.  That was taken with an iPad mini and processed a tad with Snapseed app.

The iphone/mini/etc have a burst button on the side.  I think I snapped about 200 shots to get this one.


That makes it even more impressive.

"Scribendo disces scribere" is an old
latin term that means 'by writing, one
learns to write.'

I can't imagine what the photographic
equivalent is, but loosely it might be,
'by photographing, one learns to
photograph!' 

You certainly have learned to photograph.

All my mentors over the years have
exhorted me to snap more.  Sadly, old
habits from film days (when I was too
poor to afford it) follow me into the
digital age...

Keep up the good work.


(http://s24.postimg.org/a1woz56rl/Do_Coffee_Nwb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a1woz56rl/)
Discovered in a corner in Panama City


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on January 18, 2016, 06:21:40 PM
A couple of summers ago I shot over 500 frames of seagulls in one afternoon from the back of a boat. Not a one worth keeping! That was with a camera that would do 5 or 6 frames in a burst then pause to catch up. The new one is akin to the energizer bunny!

Even back in the film days those that had the film used the film. That was why B&W was so prevalent; cheap, roll your own, develop the negatives in the kitchen sink, and print 'em in the pantry.



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: techartguy on February 24, 2016, 05:50:00 PM
A few from some of my more "artsy" college years playing with digital and b/w 35mm.....never did bother again with it.

(http://s18.postimg.org/r662rce7p/PDRM0411.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r662rce7p/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/efzlizsj1/PDRM0431.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/efzlizsj1/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/8nog8sdy7/PDRM0064.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8nog8sdy7/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/or0x8lfhb/PDRM0039.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/or0x8lfhb/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on February 24, 2016, 05:55:46 PM
Well, I wish you would bother with it again.  I especially like the bicycles in the snow.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on February 24, 2016, 06:19:46 PM
+1 Robin except I'll take the one through the trees.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 24, 2016, 06:21:39 PM
Very nice shots.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: techartguy on February 24, 2016, 08:32:40 PM
Found a couple of scooter-centric items. Not as composed as the prior but ok. I'll digress from here to avoid said spammyness
(http://s11.postimg.org/wjvrcwcgf/IMG_0272.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wjvrcwcgf/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/6d3xub7jj/IMG_0274.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6d3xub7jj/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/57e39duup/File0097.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/57e39duup/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on February 25, 2016, 08:32:17 AM
A friend & neighbor is planning a trip up to Poland and back on his V-Strom this spring and has proposed that I tag along in our Golf to carry all his & his friends' luggage. I proposed that he, and his friends, buy something more sensible to ride so they wouldn't need me to tag along. I'm going to invite him to visit this thread so he can go buy that new Bergman he so desperately needs.  :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sevenwheels on March 30, 2016, 12:54:31 AM

(http://s10.postimg.org/5ne2ti3rp/IMG_0333.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ne2ti3rp/)
The fleet as of today. Other Yamaha is resting.
David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 30, 2016, 01:40:06 AM
Nice stable.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: CathyN on March 30, 2016, 02:01:28 AM
Great pic Maggie.  I am in awe.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on March 30, 2016, 04:45:27 AM
I jumped to the bottom, saw Cathy's post to Maggie. Scrolled up, saw Dave's photo & wondered how Maggie got those weeds to grow in St. Louis! Scrolled back down then back up & noticed that the photo WASN'T from Maggie.

 :hs1: I really shouldn't be internetting before I've finished my coffee. It's too confusing.

BTW, nice shot of the herd, Dave.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on March 30, 2016, 05:55:25 AM
So, you were HOW drunk last night?

(http://s9.postimg.org/onop78rpn/D751911_sml.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/onop78rpn/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on March 30, 2016, 02:12:09 PM
Yikes, that's a thorny situation.

Thanks all, lol I had to scroll up to see what picture it was :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sevenwheels on May 08, 2016, 09:50:56 PM
And a happy mothers day here
(http://s32.postimg.org/98c5nrnnl/IMG_0368.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/98c5nrnnl/)
David


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 09, 2016, 01:13:59 AM
 :2tu:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 09, 2016, 04:56:31 AM
I went with the photo club to Mineral Wells yesterday, to the old Baker Hotel.  The Baker opened in November 1929 and, despite that really unfortunate timing, was a huge success.  It was the height of opulent luxury in the early '30's, attracting the rich and famous.  It has been closed since 1963.  There are  plans to revive it starting next year, but this is not the first time plans were made.  We'll see...

I went through a hole in the fence, and was run out by the police, along with several other photographic scofflaws.  I shot through a hole in the plywood covering the front door to get the grand lobby.

http://tinyurl.com/hd322yn (http://tinyurl.com/hd322yn)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on May 09, 2016, 07:36:25 AM
Whew! If they're going to restore that old girl they've really got a job on their hands.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 09, 2016, 03:07:44 PM
Robin, what great pictures!  I love going in abandoned buildings!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 09, 2016, 05:24:33 PM
Robin, what great pictures!  I love going in abandoned buildings!

Unfortunately we weren't able to go in.  For a nominal fee of only $1,000, we could have  :rofl:

I shot those inside images through holes in the plywood that boards up the doors and windows.  I went over the fence to get the pool images, and the cactus roof, but it took only about five minutes for the police to show up and end that little photo-walk-around.  No problem though, I already had my images in the camera.  Too bad for the slower shooters :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 11, 2016, 03:28:05 AM
I went with the photo club to Mineral Wells yesterday, to the old Baker Hotel.  The Baker opened in November 1929 and, despite that really unfortunate timing, was a huge success.  It was the height of opulent luxury in the early '30's, attracting the rich and famous.  It has been closed since 1963.  There are  plans to revive it starting next year, but this is not the first time plans were made.  We'll see...

I went through a hole in the fence, and was run out by the police, along with several other photographic scofflaws.  I shot through a hole in the plywood covering the front door to get the grand lobby.

[url]http://tinyurl.com/hd322yn[/url] ([url]http://tinyurl.com/hd322yn[/url])


I was stationed at Ft. Wolters at Mineral Wells in 1968 when I was going through helicopter flight training for the Army.  After my first Vietnam tour I was there again as a flight instructor.  Never spent much time in town though.  Then about 5 years ago we went through Mineral Wells on our way to Brenham, Tx to bring our grandson his car.  It didn't look much like I remember it, which isn't much after 40+ years.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 11, 2016, 03:33:17 AM
I was stationed at Ft. Wolters at Mineral Wells in 1968 when I was going through helicopter flight training for the Army.  After my first Vietnam tour I was there again as a flight instructor.  Never spent much time in town though.  Then about 5 years ago we went through Mineral Wells on our way to Brenham, Tx to bring our grandson his car.  It didn't look much like I remember it, which isn't much after 40+ years.

It's pretty not-impressive, it's more a ghost of the past right now.  That image of the pool was perhaps misleading.  It's not something I would want to swim in.  But that slider turtle in the other image lives in that pool.

Still, there is an investment company planning to revive it starting next year.  We'll see... it's not the first plan for the old place, all of which previously have gone nowhere.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 11, 2016, 05:14:36 AM
I was stationed at Ft. Wolters at Mineral Wells in 1968 when I was going through helicopter flight training for the Army.  After my first Vietnam tour I was there again as a flight instructor.  Never spent much time in town though.  Then about 5 years ago we went through Mineral Wells on our way to Brenham, Tx to bring our grandson his car.  It didn't look much like I remember it, which isn't much after 40+ years.

It's pretty not-impressive, it's more a ghost of the past right now.  That image of the pool was perhaps misleading.  It's not something I would want to swim in.  But that slider turtle in the other image lives in that pool.

Still, there is an investment company planning to revive it starting next year.  We'll see... it's not the first plan for the old place, all of which previously have gone nowhere.


Based on your pics, it will take a tidy sum of money to fix that place up.  It was probably pretty grand in its day.  Knteresting subject, though.  There is beauty in its ugliness.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 11, 2016, 05:19:38 AM
There is beauty in its ugliness.

Exactly.  That's why we were there.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 17, 2016, 04:05:48 AM
Yesterday we took advantage of the beautiful day and went for a drive up the Glenn Hwy to have lunch at Sheep Mountain Lodge, about 75 miles from our house.  Along the way we stopped to take some pics of one of my favorite subject, the Chugach Mountains.  The light was tricky and the amount of light reflected of the Matanuska Glacier is incredible.  I also took some pics of PeggySuz's African Violet.  I thought this one was interesting.  Now that I no longer have the full cast on my arm, but just a plastic thumb support, I can finally start using my new camera without too much difficulty.

This is a view of the Matanuska Glacier.  The black on the left is glacial moraine, which is dirt and rocks scraped up by the moving ice and gets deposited on the edges of the glacier.  There is actually forest growing on the moraine.
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/image_zps3ghshkzb.jpeg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/image_zps3ghshkzb.jpeg.html)

This is a view looking down at Long Lake, at mile 86, with King Mountain in the background.
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/image_zpspnees1zu.jpeg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/image_zpspnees1zu.jpeg.html)

I liked this shot of the African Violet blossom, even with the shadow from the leaf.  I thought it was kind of unique.
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/image_zpsx3ynyauh.jpeg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/image_zpsx3ynyauh.jpeg.html)

All this shot were taken with the Nikon D7200 and the Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens.  It seems to be pretty sharp without much distortion.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2016, 05:01:16 AM
Paradise, through a sharp lens and good camera.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 17, 2016, 06:02:38 AM
Paradise, through a sharp lens and good camera.

Yeah, the roads up here aren't that much to write home about.  Not particularly challenging.  But it's hard to beat the scenery.

It's been so long since I've used a DSLR camera that it's being a bit of a learning curve for me.  I've been used to mirrorless cameras where I can see right on the rear screen or EVF how the image changes with changes in the exposure setting.  With a mirrorless, like the Sony A6000 I had, I can create an effect right in the camera and see what's happening.  With the DSLR I just have to trust the camera.  I'm having a hard  time with that, but all it takes is practice, practice, practice.  eventually I'll get the hang of it as I learn the camera and how it works.  Once I get all the junk shed from my right hand, it'll be fun to get out there and really play with it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on May 17, 2016, 06:37:58 AM
Each 'hair' on the leaf is visible so sharpness seems to be OK.  :2tu:

If you're not getting the same results in the image that you're seeing in the viewfinder then are you correcting your vision in the camera? If so you can play with the "diopter adjustment control". Just remember where you started so you can put it back. Have you tried the Live View yet?




Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: The Scootist on May 17, 2016, 03:36:46 PM
Great pictures Greg!  When I visited Alaska in the mid 1980's I was awestruck by the scenery along the Glen Highway.  The Chugach range start at sea level and top out at only about 7,000 feet, but you see the entire mountain, so they are amazing.  I can't believe how far the Matanuska Glacier has receded.  It was right up to the end of the valley when I visited.  Thanks for sharing your drive.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 17, 2016, 05:23:01 PM
Great pictures Greg!  When I visited Alaska in the mid 1980's I was awestruck by the scenery along the Glen Highway.  The Chugach range start at sea level and top out at only about 7,000 feet, but you see the entire mountain, so they are amazing.  I can't believe how far the Matanuska Glacier has receded.  It was right up to the end of the valley when I visited.  Thanks for sharing your drive.

Thanks.  The unique thing about the Glenn Hwy drive is that the scenery never looks the same each time, despite the fact that the landscape is always the same.  You're right, the Chugach's are not the tallest mountain range, however, just behind those mountains in the pictures, there are a couple over 10,000 feet, and on one that is just over 13,000.  It's just too bad that it's impossible to build a road in there.  It would be spectacular.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 17, 2016, 05:30:20 PM
Each 'hair' on the leaf is visible so sharpness seems to be OK.  :2tu:

If you're not getting the same results in the image that you're seeing in the viewfinder then are you correcting your vision in the camera? If so you can play with the "diopter adjustment control". Just remember where you started so you can put it back. Have you tried the Live View yet?




The diopter is set where it needs to be.  Here's the  issue, if, in fact, it is an issue and not just a different way of doing things:  With a mirrorless camera, you can see every change you make with the camera controls, each move of the aperture ring, exposure compensation dial, or white balance.  I believe that's because  both the EVF and LCD panel give the photographer an image from what amounts to a tiny video camera which visibly shows any change to a displayed image.  With the DSLR, the image one sees is what is bounced off the mirror and through the pentaprism to the viewfinder, thus no visible change to exposure settings.  The same goes for the live view image, except that the image seen on the screen comes straight off the sensor, but still, no visible changes seen.  For me, I just have to learn to trust the camera, and if that doesn't happen fairly soon, I may revert to mirrorless again.  But I do like this Nikon.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on May 17, 2016, 05:37:15 PM
 :whistle:

(http://s32.postimg.org/bosfa0rmd/Garlic_800x1200.jpg)

It's my wife's fault.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2016, 06:54:12 PM
It's my wife's fault.

Nice hair :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2016, 06:57:58 PM
With a mirrorless camera, you can see every change you make

One thing you can do is press the depth-of-field button on the front - just right of the lens as you look through VF.  It'll stop the aperture down to what the image will be.  Might help some.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 17, 2016, 10:44:46 PM
With a mirrorless camera, you can see every change you make

One thing you can do is press the depth-of-field button on the front - just right of the lens as you look through VF.  It'll stop the aperture down to what the image will be.  Might help some.

Correct, but all you will see is the change(s) in DOF as the aperture is changed.  What you can't see is how the image actually changes with adjustments to white balance and/or ISO.  As I learn the camera more, I will figure what works for different situations.  Most notably, that will be sunrise/sunset photos and astro photography.  It's fun learning, though.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2016, 10:58:44 PM
Correct, but all you will see is the change(s) in DOF as the aperture is changed.  What you can't see is how the image actually changes with adjustments to white balance and/or ISO.  As I learn the camera more, I will figure what works for different situations.  Most notably, that will be sunrise/sunset photos and astro photography.  It's fun learning, though.

True, just a small help. 

Another thing I've found is that auto white balance is about 99.999% dead on.  On those rare occasions it comes out a little cold I can change it in post-process (photoshop).  Gotta shot raw to get that, though.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 17, 2016, 11:47:30 PM




True, just a small help. 

Another thing I've found is that auto white balance is about 99.999% dead on.  On those rare occasions it comes out a little cold I can change it in post-process (photoshop).  Gotta shot raw to get that, though.

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No, I don't have any issues with white balance either.  It's only changed sometimes when shooting a sunrise or sunset.  Pretty much leaving it on auto white balance works well.  BTW, I could have gone FX with a D610 for a decent price, but I didn't want the expense of having to buy FX lenses, and as it turns out, I am impressed with the DX format of the D7200.  One of the things I will be looking for is a macro lens, and I'll be looking at used.  The Nikkor 105mm macro is a bit spend, new, so I'll be looking at used stuff sometime in the future.  I peruse the local Craigslist all the time, and once in awhile something interesting shows up.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 18, 2016, 01:12:11 AM
BTW, I could have gone FX with a D610 for a decent price, but I didn't want the expense of having to buy FX lenses, and as it turns out, I am impressed with the DX format of the D7200.  

There is absolutely nothing wrong with those newer DX Nikons.  While I get better images with the D750, I could have lived my life happy with the D7100.  Anyway, I had been trying to buy only FX lenses, so I ended up only buying one FX replacement, the Nikkor 28-300 replaces the Tamron 16-300.

I had thought I'd save the D7100 as my backup, but I'm being pulled really hard toward having it converted to a 590nm IR.  Whew, get behind me devil :)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on May 18, 2016, 04:49:34 AM
Greg, the Sigma Macro got better revies than the nikkor. It's been on sale for $600 but I'm still looking for a used one.
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/macro-lenses/105mm-f28-ex-dg-os-hsm-macro (http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/macro-lenses/105mm-f28-ex-dg-os-hsm-macro)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 18, 2016, 05:49:12 AM
Greg, the Sigma Macro got better revies than the nikkor. It's been on sale for $600 but I'm still looking for a used one.
[url]http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/macro-lenses/105mm-f28-ex-dg-os-hsm-macro[/url] ([url]http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/macro-lenses/105mm-f28-ex-dg-os-hsm-macro[/url])


Sigma makes good lenses, for sure.  It will be awhile before I spend any money on lenses.  Our summer is so full of things that are going to cost a lot of money that I will. Eed some time to recoup.   I am also thinking that a set of extention tubes can work and cost a lot less than a macro lens.  That's what I used back in my 35mm SLR days.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 31, 2016, 12:33:06 AM
I wandered through Fair Park in Dallas today looking for something to shoot.  I found this and thought y'all would enjoy.  It's called "Toy Hauler"  :laugh:


(http://s33.postimg.org/yj3k92ed7/D753942_sml.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yj3k92ed7/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on May 31, 2016, 01:31:38 AM
Definitely needed by some here  :whistle:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on May 31, 2016, 03:01:33 AM
We have been busy getting the Mountain ready for opening, but I managed to get a few shots.

Bleeding Hearts @ the Autoroad Ticket booth
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1990_zpsletbv1o3.jpg)

Found these guys on West Road during morning rounds...I stepped on his traveling companion by accident to get the shot! :dunno:
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1970_1_kindlephoto-9096063_zpsbxedi4bc.jpg)

Got Mr Red Fox off of Admin rd.  (approx 35 yds away using zoom and the "Live" feature) some brightness post work.
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/8a8bb165-1399-4f1d-82c7-890e9126e5c4_zpsvpkgpoam.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on May 31, 2016, 03:28:19 AM
Nice shots, Paul


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on May 31, 2016, 05:10:29 AM
I wandered through Fair Park in Dallas today looking for something to shoot.  I found this and thought y'all would enjoy.  It's called "Toy Hauler"  :laugh:
([url]http://s33.postimg.org/yj3k92ed7/D753942_sml.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/yj3k92ed7/[/url])


Bling! Bling!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 31, 2016, 08:46:20 AM
I wandered through Fair Park in Dallas today looking for something to shoot.  I found this and thought y'all would enjoy.  It's called "Toy Hauler"  :laugh:


([url]http://s33.postimg.org/yj3k92ed7/D753942_sml.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/yj3k92ed7/[/url])



Those are pretty wild.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on May 31, 2016, 08:48:45 AM
We have been busy getting the Mountain ready for opening, but I managed to get a few shots.

Bleeding Hearts @ the Autoroad Ticket booth
([url]http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1990_zpsletbv1o3.jpg[/url])

Found these guys on West Road during morning rounds...I stepped on his traveling companion by accident to get the shot! :dunno:
([url]http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1970_1_kindlephoto-9096063_zpsbxedi4bc.jpg[/url])

Got Mr Red Fox off of Admin rd.  (approx 35 yds away using zoom and the "Live" feature) some brightness post work.
([url]http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/8a8bb165-1399-4f1d-82c7-890e9126e5c4_zpsvpkgpoam.jpg[/url])


Nice images. I like the bleeding hearts.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on May 31, 2016, 01:52:56 PM
I like the newt, too.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 01, 2016, 01:01:20 AM
Love the bleeding hearts. The fox looks inquisitive.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: masscoot on June 01, 2016, 01:42:14 AM
Love the bleeding hearts. The fox looks inquisitive.

I watched him for a few minutes, then he took a drink and went on his way. He stopped and looked right at me and I took the shot.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sevenwheels on July 05, 2016, 01:33:23 AM
Just happened to see Pyder and a Porsche. Oh, and food porn courtesy of Jack's Cosmic Dogs (I had 2)
David
(https://s32.postimg.org/wlerc5dkh/IMG_0445_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wlerc5dkh/)

(https://s32.postimg.org/5gynei18h/IMG_2580.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5gynei18h/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: jacobkohsamui on September 01, 2016, 05:39:14 PM
(https://s9.postimg.org/iczt0zhob/U5_A9208_1a.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/iczt0zhob/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/ocnk4n2gr/U5_A9202_1a.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ocnk4n2gr/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/3v2lszqd7/U5_A9222a.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3v2lszqd7/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/trwa5lu0r/U5_A9228_1a.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/trwa5lu0r/)

Just a picture of who I was riding with (I ride the scooter) and some views on the way...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 01, 2016, 07:31:41 PM
My favorite vacation ever was Thailand.  Your images bring good memories.  Whew, that was a long time ago...

Ride safe.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on September 02, 2016, 07:03:16 AM
Great pix.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 29, 2016, 05:04:31 PM
Pete and I took my niece, Sofia out Pokemon hunting yesterday.  She's always been jealous of the types we collect so the pressure was on!  We (thankfully) got her three rare new to her Pokemon.

The weather was a beautiful mid 60 degree day.  Starting to see some hints we might have color soon!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on September 29, 2016, 05:38:53 PM
How fun was that!  Elk, bison and pokemon, all in a single day.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 29, 2016, 06:04:19 PM
Those are some seriously large pokemon  Very Happy


Title: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 29, 2016, 06:16:20 PM
I caught her down near the bison.  It was no wonder he decided to move along.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160929/f2072cff8c3f397afe115d6ef77b6d54.png)



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 29, 2016, 07:22:20 PM
Pound-for-height, still a seriously large pokemon  :rofl:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 29, 2016, 07:47:13 PM
 :2tu: :rofl: :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on September 29, 2016, 08:47:46 PM
Looks like a good day all around.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sailingskier on September 29, 2016, 10:57:05 PM
Sounds like a fun time Maggie.

Thanks from me for sharing the pictures ... now I know what a Pokemon looks like.  I've been wondering!  :whistle:

Congrats to your niece on the catch !!  :2tu:

Mike


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 30, 2016, 12:23:49 AM


Thanks from me for sharing the pictures ... now I know what a Pokemon looks like.  I've been wondering!  :whistle:


Mike

We catch a lot of ribbing about playing Pokemon at our "age"  Pokemon is now 20 years old and my niece Paulena is 23.  She and Sofia are 13 years difference in age.  So it was fun to have played the original Pokemon with Paulena and now Sofia.

We enjoy it because we get up and move around.  In a way it is a lot like geo-caching.   We like it because we get up and move around.  This summer we've walked an extra 112km because of the game. 

There are about 140 1st generation Pokemon to catch now.  Everyone has their favorite and those tend to be the rarer ones.  I have caught 105/140.   Gotta catch them all ;)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 30, 2016, 05:10:08 AM
"Our 'age'"???  Oh give me a break.  What 'age' created pokemon after all.   :dunno:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 30, 2016, 02:23:26 PM
"Our 'age'"???  Oh give me a break.  What 'age' created pokemon after all.   :dunno:

You would not believe the ridicule Pete and I get... of course you know me, I normally tell people to STFU.  It was the same when we geo-cached. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sailingskier on September 30, 2016, 03:02:47 PM
"Our 'age'"???  Oh give me a break.  What 'age' created pokemon after all.   :dunno:

You would not believe the ridicule Pete and I get... of course you know me, I normally tell people to STFU.  It was the same when we geo-cached. 

Ridicule ???? What ? ... for having fun in an activity with you nieces which brings happiness and healthy fresh air exercise ?  Maybe if Pokemon invaded the Isis camps (and the lives of other evil people) and gave them something to do that didn't bring suffering to others, the world might be a better place ?  :dunno: Guess I can dream ..... :head:

Glad you enjoy the "hunt" Maggie.  I looked into the Geo-caching a while ago and was amazed to find a cache in a tree near the pool where I swim all summer.  It was kind of neat ...in a harmless but fun and strange way.

And..... age is but a number ....

Mike


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on September 30, 2016, 03:11:29 PM
There have been many things "wrong" about Pokemon and of course the squeaky wheel gets the grease (media)  Overall the experience for us has been positive.  We see families out, we talk to people etc...

Yesterday I was sitting on the couch and a Dragonite popped up on my screen.  I went running out the door and down the street to catch him.  As I'm running to catch him I'm joined by a 13 year old neighbor kid running to catch him.  We were both laughing our asses off.

Of course running is a subjective word.   After we both caught him we engaged in a 15 minute philosophical pokemon discussion. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: minimac on September 30, 2016, 03:22:30 PM
Boy, do I feel old! What the hell is a pokemon?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on September 30, 2016, 06:01:52 PM
Boy, do I feel old! What the hell is a pokemon?

Pokemon is a cartoon series that began at least 20 years ago.  It features "kids" in consort with these little creatures that fit into a pocket, but have incredible powers and engage in fighting contests with other pokemon characters.  It's the classic struggle between good and evil.  Pokemon is a contraction for pocket monster.  They are sweet little critter, but morph into powerful, sometimes vicious monsters when ready to fight another pokemon.  Often the "fights" feature the "good" pokemon owners pitted against an "evil" pokemon master. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: kramnalap on September 30, 2016, 06:14:11 PM
Of all the things I thought I might learn about on a scooter forum, pokemon's wasn't on the list.

Thanks for the primer Greg ... and thanks for the chuckles Maggies ("running is a subjective word")


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Robin on September 30, 2016, 07:05:52 PM
Of all the things I thought I might learn about on a scooter forum, pokemon's wasn't on the list.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sailingskier on September 30, 2016, 08:33:57 PM
+
Of all the things I thought I might learn about on a scooter forum, pokemon's wasn't on the list.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

+1000   :rofl: :rofl:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Steve_YYZ on October 29, 2017, 07:27:35 PM
Just a nice photo of my bike.... for no reason other than to remember a great riding day.

(https://i.imgur.com/MLXsmRE.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on October 29, 2017, 07:40:46 PM
That's the #1 reason for photography!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on October 30, 2017, 01:46:36 AM
That's the #1 reason for photography!

Yep, that’s why I do it.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on October 30, 2017, 04:17:00 PM
Just a nice photo of my bike.... for no reason other than to remember a great riding day.

(https://i.imgur.com/MLXsmRE.jpg)

Nice pic!

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sailingskier on October 31, 2017, 12:37:38 AM
Everything about that picture is nice Steve !

Mike


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on October 31, 2017, 06:21:16 AM
Just a nice photo of my bike.... for no reason other than to remember a great riding day.

(https://i.imgur.com/MLXsmRE.jpg)

Nice pic!

Sirkitrider

Yup, looks like an all around nice day.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 12, 2017, 03:05:32 PM
Robin and I spoke this weekend. She's doing well still riding a bit when she and Craig go out. She's really into her photography.

If you went to Huzzah rally you will recognize this photo.

https://flic.kr/p/XvgY8s

If you have time look at her solar eclipse photos!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on November 12, 2017, 05:00:07 PM
I was just thinkin' of Robin the other day & hoping that she would return soon.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on November 12, 2017, 06:46:02 PM
I was just thinkin' of Robin the other day & hoping that she would return soon.

Yeah, me, too.  I always liked looking at her pictures.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on January 07, 2018, 03:36:28 AM
(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6150/6018300654_a4fdced8d4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/aaPn7o)
Flower & scooter Oct04 (https://flic.kr/p/aaPn7o) by willa.jabir (https://www.flickr.com/photos/willajabir/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on January 07, 2018, 03:39:37 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7669496954_164aca7367_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/cFJbf7)
DSCF0505 (https://flic.kr/p/cFJbf7) by willa.jabir (https://www.flickr.com/photos/willajabir/), on Flickr


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: ozark on January 07, 2018, 02:05:49 PM
Below freezing for over 2 weeks now and lots of chemicals on the rodeway.
Bike is covered waiting for warmer weather.  :hs1:

(https://s13.postimg.org/dnn9xop5v/Winter_Ruckus.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dnn9xop5v/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 07, 2018, 03:47:14 PM
The flowers and windmills are nice.  The covered Scoot :-(


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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on January 07, 2018, 05:02:15 PM
Below freezing for over 2 weeks now and lots of chemicals on the rodeway.
Bike is covered waiting for warmer weather.  :hs1:

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Kinda morbid, especially with that logo hahahahaha


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on January 12, 2018, 04:36:13 AM
Winter up here is not my favorite time of the year to go out and take pictures, but over the holidays, my grandson and I went up to Eklutna Lake, about 20 miles from here.  Fortunately it wasn’t very cold, but I’ve frost bitten my fingers and hands too many times over the years to get excited about doing this in the cold.  Anyway, it was very blue up there, with the ice, snow and dark water and blue sky.  Here’s a couple  I took.
And yes, the trees were leaning over like that.  Notice the waning daylight there, and these were taken around 2:30 in the afternoon!!

(https://s9.postimg.org/jl9gyoror/ABF97945-0_DE2-4486-9570-_BD557_D0041_DC.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/jl9gyoror/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/rqriwzl4b/1_C311054-_DF1_D-4_C64-912_A-_A79_C0_ECC58_C0.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rqriwzl4b/)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on January 12, 2018, 08:15:33 AM
I like that 2ed shot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on January 12, 2018, 05:53:12 PM
Amen on the 2nd shot. Looks ok, then when you click it to view full size....it's awesome.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on January 13, 2018, 06:44:29 AM
Not bad for a pic from my iPhone 8 Plus.  I know a cell phone camera isn’t like a “real” camera, but it does a fair job.  Really caught the late afternoon light on the peaks nicely.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on January 13, 2018, 10:05:37 AM
A bit of artistic liberty with this one. The moon was there, but just wasn't big enough, so.......



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 13, 2018, 04:06:15 PM
Beautiful, Greg!

Love the moonshot!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on January 14, 2018, 02:39:17 AM
When the weather improves and the temps moderate so my fingers don’t freeze, I’ll get out and take some more pix.  I’d include a motorcycle if I were still riding one.  Sigh.  Sometimes I miss riding.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on January 14, 2018, 02:40:21 AM
A bit of artistic liberty with this one. The moon was there, but just wasn't big enough, so.......
(https://s17.postimg.org/52znl5jt7/Forza_Moon_s.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/52znl5jt7/)


Nice photo editing.  Makes for an interesting composition.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on January 15, 2018, 08:48:40 AM
I've been looking at that
A bit of artistic liberty with this one. The moon was there, but just wasn't big enough, so.......
(https://s17.postimg.org/52znl5jt7/Forza_Moon_s.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/52znl5jt7/)

I've been lookin at that photo this whole week end. My 1st thought when I saw it Saturday was that it was just a bit too looney.

But I've come around to thinking you've done a pretty good job of it!



Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Yellow Jacket on January 15, 2018, 06:27:57 PM
A bit of artistic liberty with this one. The moon was there, but just wasn't big enough, so.......
(https://s17.postimg.org/52znl5jt7/Forza_Moon_s.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/52znl5jt7/)


Artistic liberty indeed. Did anyone notice the moon is rotated 90 degrees clockwise?


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on February 22, 2018, 09:14:27 PM
Lots of photos recently, but most aren't worth sharing. I thought these were interesting although not good composition.
(https://i.imgur.com/WwFUGs2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Sl7eDph.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NUdzgkb.jpg)

More info here:
http://www.bhamwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Quinlan_Castle (http://www.bhamwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Quinlan_Castle)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on February 23, 2018, 08:41:00 AM
I was about to ask if this was a castle or a prison before I saw the link!
Seems like they were getting ready for the 1927 Zombie outbreak.  :rofl:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on February 24, 2018, 07:46:23 PM
Nice pictures!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on March 03, 2018, 01:49:20 AM
Just another day in paradise!!!!
(https://i.imgur.com/MDDRVhX.jpg)
Ying (baby panda) asked if she could eat the popcorn....kids!!!!!
(https://i.imgur.com/QhT9oA5.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Carol on March 07, 2018, 05:43:58 PM
Clampett - I was in your neck of the woods last weekend.  Sure is pretty down there.  I was in a cage, but sure would like to do some riding in that area.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on March 07, 2018, 07:22:20 PM
Hmmmm, now ya tells me afters ya gets back home. Coulda got ya a glass o water and toothpick at the local diner.

Well, it is called "Alabama the Beautiful". Next time give me a few days warning. Between caring for mom and others in need (retired folks are never busy ya know) I always enjoy fence talk with fellow riders. BTW, I actually prefer the local sushi bar but am open to any culinary tongue tingling delight which is evident by my well rounded shape(Mr Potato Head sound familiar?).  :hug2:


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on March 15, 2018, 10:06:20 PM
The local Historic Museum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside_Museum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside_Museum)

(https://i.imgur.com/UEeQpF2.jpg)

Russian Orthodox Church: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside,_Alabama (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside,_Alabama)

(https://i.imgur.com/9nLALfU.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 16, 2018, 04:37:11 AM
Interesting photos.  I didn’t know the Russian Orthodox Church that far south.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on March 16, 2018, 04:59:34 PM
Greg, I've found that my knowledge feels inversely proportional to my age.
In that vain, I've developed a habit of taking photos and reading those historic markers I previously ignored in an attempt to increase that knowledge.
What better way than on a scooter????

Regarding my own lack of knowledge:
SWMBO insists that a simple plugging of my ears with my index fingers prevents memory leaks.
I need written instructions as my current application of the technique is failing.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 17, 2018, 03:30:23 AM
Greg, I've found that my knowledge feels inversely proportional to my age.
In that vain, I've developed a habit of taking photos and reading those historic markers I previously ignored in an attempt to increase that knowledge.
What better way than on a scooter????

Regarding my own lack of knowledge:
SWMBO insists that a simple plugging of my ears with my index fingers prevents memory leaks.
I need written instructions as my current application of the technique is failing.

Wow!  Plugging my ears doesn’t seem to. Work well for me.  I plug my ears and my brain laughs. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on March 30, 2018, 11:22:44 PM
And old store called Brackett Grocery was a place back in the 1950's where kids would ride their bicycles to and hang out on the store porch, buy sodas, and candy. Everyone knew each other. The store owners lived in the house pictured to the left. A lot of growth had almost covered the buildings and now someone has began clearing. Brought back lots of memories from my previous life 200 years ago (yes, my childhood).
There was an old bus that came by about twice a day ran/owned by an individual. Only one stop sign on the whole length of road created a welcome test of driving skills for young bucks. The community was called Republic. Had 2 stores, a school, and a post office.
Today there is one store, not affiliated with either of the originals. No post office. No school. Well, that's all as far as facts. Of course Ying always has something to say. She asked if this is where the Adams family lived. At least it wasn't "Are we there yet?"
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/40227254225_8deefda480_h.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on April 03, 2018, 02:03:04 AM
Interesting


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on May 15, 2018, 09:19:34 PM
A church in the next community that was always a landmark as a Catholic church. The congregation dwindled until there were none left.
Another church had grown and purchased the building after it had remained vacant for a few years.
Their landscaping efforts are very noticeable and pleasant when passing.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/40326851960_d7453b8b07_k.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Virginian on May 16, 2018, 03:28:45 PM
I caught her down near the bison.  It was no wonder he decided to move along.

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I found a good one yesterday. lol
([url]https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-QH6LtFq/0/bf7e48ae/XL/Screenshot_20180516-092715_Pok[/url]émon%20GO-XL.jpg) ([url]https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-QH6LtFq/A[/url])



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Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sevenwheels on June 14, 2018, 01:40:16 PM

(https://s22.postimg.cc/t2zbdsqst/018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/t2zbdsqst/)
Found this one on a drive I thought was empty. From 2009 or thereabouts,our first scooter trip to the BRP. The black Morphous is now belongs to Bruce. The Majesty went in trade for the Roadster.(sigh)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Virginian on June 14, 2018, 02:14:41 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/14-Vespa-946-Bellissima/i-ZMxnML6/0/57ad2bb4/XL/20180609_164033-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/14-Vespa-946-Bellissima/i-ZMxnML6/A)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Carol on June 14, 2018, 02:40:12 PM
Cool pic, looks like a photo op not to be missed


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on June 14, 2018, 03:40:58 PM
Great picture, Eric


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on August 03, 2018, 02:23:43 AM
This was the pic I'd planned on getting the tag Eric posted, then I found an actual drink vending machine.....
Nothing in the way of beauty(except for Luna and Xing of course), but it was colorful:
(https://i.imgur.com/TQ2KIaA.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Virginian on August 16, 2018, 07:15:19 PM
Well this isn't a pet but this little fellow bounced off the cabin last evening and was stunned. He was still there this morning so I scooped him up in a dust pan and took him to the woods for shade where he promptly flew away to a tall tree. I hope I gave him a fighting chance in life.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-GDxjXrh/0/c8ff0e7d/X2/20180816_122016-X2.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-GDxjXrh/A)

He was ornery and wanted a piece of me. He flipped on his back and went into full attack mode. (as he should)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-dtv3Zxj/0/a738d61d/X2/20180816_122242-X2.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-dtv3Zxj/A)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sevenwheels on August 16, 2018, 11:19:37 PM
That reminds me, today is Julie Newmar's birthday.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: CathyN on August 16, 2018, 11:46:54 PM
That is one ugly bat.  I hate bats.  I couldn’t of picked it up. I am still shuddering. Yuck!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on August 17, 2018, 06:11:15 AM
That reminds me, today is Julie Newmar's birthday.

What a woman!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on August 17, 2018, 06:12:01 PM
That reminds me, today is Julie Newmar's birthday.

Wow!  That's quite a stretch there.  That bat is ugly, and I always thought Julie Newmar was rather attractive.  Unless that's changed.  LOL!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on August 17, 2018, 07:13:15 PM
Bat!!  Glad he was playing possum.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on September 24, 2018, 01:16:35 AM
Riding around the communities of north Birmingham. Many old businesses that have gone kaput...some were works of art or just sweet land marks....just one example of the old buildings:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1881/43568793584_596e9ecb45_h.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on September 24, 2018, 01:25:25 AM
Someone with a good arm (not me) can throw a stone all the way from one side of this little community to the other cross-wise.
Length-wise, it'd still be close. It is near Kaviator in north Alabama:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1954/44152792224_18c946ccc5_b.jpg)
Just to the right of that house with the columns, is the oldest operating post office in the state:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooresville,_AL
The mail drop at the rear:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1940/29936396387_1660426fe5_b.jpg)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1907/43061226740_51c890c914_b.jpg)
.
And the customer entrance:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1902/43961934995_ac339ea0ac_b.jpg)

and the local bicycle shop:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1977/43961928855_6e986279cb_b.jpg)

Xing of course had to go climbing again....but being so cute, I just can't stop her.......
I think her pink fur looks good in contrast to the USPS blue, eh?????


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on September 24, 2018, 06:12:21 AM
Interesting place.
Good photos.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Virginian on September 24, 2018, 07:00:33 AM
Great stuff Clampett!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on October 15, 2018, 04:20:07 PM
Took a short ride yesterday (392 miles) for stress therapy....
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1945/31464257658_f8953cb5fd_b.jpg)
Then got free food, free gas, then eliminated the free status by making a donation to the Choctaw Indian gaming commission  :rofl:
This building is truly beautiful after dark when it is lit up looking like it is pure gold.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1914/30398538717_ecc7a43cdf_b.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on October 15, 2018, 05:33:53 PM
Great adventure.  Interesting looking casino building.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: sailingskier on October 15, 2018, 07:10:39 PM
As you say, I can imagine the night time sight this must be.  Now ... does the ball roll down the ramp at New Years?  That would be sharp too.
Mike


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on October 15, 2018, 07:10:55 PM
You had me worried there, Clampet!! I thought they'd moved Pennsylvania south of the Mason-Dixon.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Virginian on October 15, 2018, 09:07:54 PM
Great pics Larry!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on October 18, 2018, 02:30:13 PM
NIce, pics, I would love to see the casino at night. 


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on October 19, 2018, 11:05:34 PM
Luna wants to know if this new rear rack & top case make her butt look big?
(https://i.imgur.com/CiXYvem.jpg)

New face lift too:
New Givi windscreen.
(https://i.imgur.com/s9rUUGu.jpg)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Virginian on October 19, 2018, 11:57:49 PM
LOL!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on November 04, 2018, 07:48:48 AM
Just a bit but it is color coordinated and that helps.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on November 12, 2018, 12:03:41 AM
Out viewing the fall colors:
(Click HERE (https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMJl4sQxYT0E7qLomr0quidI9-t5h8y67H8EVfMGY-C9qC6KQ3k3TNjVi6_d1eUWA/photo/AF1QipOovochmxjc6XY_3T03KGY2ZeCTb1UtEnBXdj3t?key=QWVsS2otYnVua3FsT1hOTnNOWXRLMEg2cjlHZmNB) to view the sphere photo)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/APNdSConvLn1Dnbwafsr2YnwckZrbPkmhFRor7YE7QyJi2QF-4wbbPQTGqMogG5sYCSglpWhG8cWn45lcokP5SZ4P7Js8-O7Kjdin1QdNL97KAhXEhfA6GKjJ6ukaBxQZId4ZeHpuJFJ_XPN5neRtTkopxgqYjgfQyG6J5bZiOlNz94ILOmcH2R7eoGF21MEDj6HkAWtT0V-27PRruwG4q9-y-iyHOC9dlZQJqmpBCMlBP508ul4OX0BYn3Gx7ObCl1Fx2tGHREae6zmpSMun3_XHqQyuMM8zztu2eTKhoQ4cleSvC2tm-xL-69zMt6tY6XIIjV3cblCtL2S28KNdSTbSX633dga9uiZu68sErAyDe48iftH0lKPu3n1nunWPzpgINylhBSUnFnCbcs4qdD2-H7RcBEGgPO0CwZIsv7UbtaN3I7TY3MGcqrhL3wLHAtbWUmzKH_Z5HuM_Xpz_6HPkRmEg-v27-Rsmj7RVFrwsceAX27hUs-5JR51bTXCVcEzPyGPDsjspMf73cgGuVkGrxu5-GH6p913y9pufV9ZrKnK5zi5RaUGycQ1HIASAGhd3SAl43S7PVJaOa8kV0f3DIUXdpsn0p9f3ddOmBPEQGhIYdUcpgKIdZBkcj19Z1LOmIxUl_JXPhOF1bL_l5v3x3XSe7GIRwgL2R_TGXnG=w1611-h906-no)
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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4hV0d3NYZs-6pBF8U1lrzAKf7Vmqcga6Yc_coUWQSd8hN6jh7PFiZ5VaNyvXGFPts7bxqChU106HagIWmaiMJT3h3OimpQ6SSN57diVfJFZai2z8m8BsOet6bA09bKzo2QmGs3eIBovqz1Kc7aLslgfG52iYG10m5RPAS0Uja8qEiiIjkT01XLM6AqpO9UkE_2jNKpgfaetiuRGVHCkx3y9OrOxEWFWf3jdYmjeBQxHA0yt8h5p3-R0Ud7Z11eqqGFpwqXDNIL2J01myQQn73zzRzlriPbjHijS86wO7yoIvbJHxy0CMHri-0ieIb8ZUdZowdcB3wY44HnE403yp0ZB9iSO05S3bXtt7lq2tvINegLcVIwp0Hyp8d-OhEDXgOQYWEy6a-ZkAJGHFCc71SKHYJ1JnaUz_gF3lfYi3uAVP2xnAI6upiKNjKb2-IK6hA-O6gnVN6t9qPSJ5yO4UrgwVQieDOQnYOURt4ATU27WjiwkN1vuK9Nuoelr-hInAlSW12drBTLejGd-Wt26vNMUIWeOF4CcTPYEfBrF3kYD1ahqrEoQA5hTtrTUI0zHEtE1icsb-_ATIMsEx9QJIUGtKswQHn3fwemOqEP-RbLx_1HoyVAbxyHFv668ii4DPK3xz7MopsnweL0YHGbr0Y00XKdMXRESHt5zx5r4nDGUF34JGZuHE_yaYFGzA9GnJXtGLh_JZXnrzSQQrq1Lu8h83xOchXdreKwQ40g=w1611-h906-no)
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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MQIww1PjOMsnQVeJW_4KBbGESH8anB_9hQdE78tA7poeL_JzD5rjCsaME93ps9eP6a5DPlzzE67RaBKTcts-YGwsKpEwbhzIVUX2_bw1pgEQ67_v72u56UgptvMUVVTSb7HWyafku3q6g-VNC1iQn4dv5a1nLBSPu7L6qPA6X0wzhYp4txwJI2gzUBgKqdv93Yo27lvlpE4_paGgJJXB238-2Qa1mIQbzC2oI1kPlXz6IoN0RAvxEwVrmyYdsPRsWN3V048eJFRUYelWZQpJftDhAWo1QVKrVSZ1q5Q09WrqRlt3Dt25eQHz52nSywcZsSoSUNC1pGJWKzkyxPQNu1MTzw79kToiK9srDS53b9yhy7RMQOUph0r9v-nUYBAm97KG7qCY9RsXTS32GuLgFYtPqSq4sCkDWDTLQTUF03riq7J9s4uxaZg8uEnXVKbN5ev694KEO5QMb6hu7W8uqLZN2GSV3mdUMY3AN4rKIY8aJ7LSSg-gQtp-6RRJu1TFe1R4VhcJ5SYAS_kKnxRvNTI3UY4HzAsNy0M33wAhsnwNSbchVeDwuTcj3la1zqMLEGJqS8uz2VEWOzMBLLLtEpH0UcUu2UBBsx-7xXaqWzmyEVPToDpXjJZxuHv8XjDTxEVf0US-YTpZTmriqC8rp5-4TCBiZtVphhFHZ3z1x0CNT_tAj5qP26yBduUOWxYD7ecAuXMHwncWT4nHBpcYw1a_MCisPuODcG0naQ=w1611-h906-no)
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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MltuU0f3WVXjQeH4_ROnYeVw7qc_oyoBZqzEFSlKczDNckhtK3uI1sgs_css2amLZtQGgXdW4Y_W-TdXqic2byjnd_lBb2lyENX5dOoOaGOjs_9PvE4kG--jP9dk4dnbc20XtyH1Wzvi_8qc0fDRzGsBFnNhvaQ4NJHQEz8cP4LubyUyp0qDhFVsiLUmVi3MmuC3y73lnzfk0PtT1-aWsGKsJeK5Wu7rdo5qDZ16ZlLj0fI_Px37ByXIhoBSi_hx0pFDVFuFnU_Rp99HBYLaYZ1-XhrMuBGEm_K8jx9YCuAFjLsD5XtOFB5Jd6OcmlmudHlhBXw04LfOF5torkES56e7ZY1GGtYW0qicLxs8LL7w4kZhzVehdCdn8qXOz5uYK121oi1QMA82MDa98vDgNLTiEoe6Le9P72nYBEF2kcuhwarToj1Ju6Y9TSu5u-9Cctm5vwZpqCl47g4GA3_e4oH_GupxKjiKR-AuXLWKY0nwizkQgzl0oIAuFkfenfSagCViCDBjG-UKc-Thxw7dJi7qf1nug06ybcUPi4IEv7Hx1E_0R51MeZebE3D9cjKFfrYrjtOiqj1NsV4-nPc5axnjIUV43AaiqxU0-HttCwN-OEVgx9eaCO2zm4cfMOP5En0qxyhqKrxj_vylcZwJOF79jzmwj1lytXvhrceKGI7sTdfFm3txWgF1T8-TN3AStaza_mo4M3ZAd13iqFtP7bvQs1KvUwBRgQpqgQ=w1624-h250-no)


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 12, 2018, 02:03:33 AM
I'm getting am error...


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on November 12, 2018, 02:43:08 AM
Thanks Maggie.
I think I've corrected it. Sometimes things work when you are signed in, but don't work for everyone else. Let me know.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on November 12, 2018, 03:47:14 AM
Working and that is awesome!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Expat47 on November 12, 2018, 08:56:15 AM
KEWL!


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Post by: Maggie on November 13, 2018, 03:14:19 PM
We've had snow twice this week!



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Post by: Greg on November 13, 2018, 06:40:47 PM
That's beautiful, Maggie.  We had nearly a foot of the white stuff the other day and the temperature dropped as low as 14 degrees.  Then Saturday we had a huge sleet storm and that was a mess.  Then Sunday it started to warm up and yesterday it was as hight as 47 degrees at one point, and most of the snow is gone.  This morning I got up at 6am and it was still 40 degrees out.  We thawed out a couple New York steaks yesterday, and I think I'll uncover the grill and fire it up.  Thanks for sharing the image of icy beauty.


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Post by: Clampett on November 13, 2018, 06:54:10 PM
We gets the bad feeling that we might just get a few of them thar dreaded ice crystal thinga majigs this year. Those once in a decade infestations are so pretty to be so debilitating.

(http://photos.yesterdaystractors.com/gallery/uptest/a247580.jpg)


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Post by: Expat47 on November 13, 2018, 08:56:10 PM
We gets the bad feeling that we might just get a few of them thar dreaded ice crystal thinga majigs this year. Those once in a decade infestations are so pretty to be so debilitating.

I understand completely!! We had 14° weather over here today just like Greg! BRRRRRRRR!


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Post by: Maggie on November 14, 2018, 12:07:17 AM
Thanks all... was burr today and Thursday we are gonna get 3" :-) I don't mind winter just not acclimated yet.


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Post by: Maggie on November 14, 2018, 12:40:36 AM
Do y’all get frost flowers??  I only see them this time of year.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181113/e064aece7829cd33365fffb65e131da8.jpg)


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Post by: Virginian on January 08, 2019, 10:15:47 PM
I have never ever seen a frost flower, amazing. Wonderful pics!


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Post by: Virginian on January 08, 2019, 10:16:04 PM
Fried chicken in January! :)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/2018-Yamaha-Xmax-1/i-z8bWMqb/0/58ee888c/XL/20190108_120207-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/2018-Yamaha-Xmax-1/i-z8bWMqb/A)


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Post by: Clampett on January 09, 2019, 03:53:02 AM
After a good rain, the hills open up:
(https://i.imgur.com/39kqtjQ.jpg)


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Post by: Virginian on January 09, 2019, 04:14:58 PM
After a good rain, the hills open up:
(https://i.imgur.com/39kqtjQ.jpg)

Good to see you out and about!


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Post by: Virginian on January 10, 2019, 05:51:51 PM
Amazing evening here at the lake.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-t6Bb9kD/0/32afed66/XL/received_2174449342612287-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-t6Bb9kD/A)


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Post by: Maggie on January 12, 2019, 05:00:34 PM
Overnight.... 3-4” more today. 

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190112/a96b15da22d1cd2350bedc3d5cbbd4ed.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190112/c4e75a53fb41fa679ff75bd0f6d3a3c3.jpg)


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Post by: CathyN on January 12, 2019, 06:42:32 PM
Nice pics. Maggie.  Just starting to have some flurries here.  Forecast says 1-3 inches.  We are on the northern edge of the storm.


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Post by: Expat47 on January 13, 2019, 07:04:06 AM
GREAT shot of the cardinal.


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Post by: Greg on January 13, 2019, 09:12:49 AM
GREAT shot of the cardinal.

Agreed.


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Post by: Virginian on January 22, 2019, 04:52:52 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-Fz6zdr6/0/e9087055/M/received_762327647478586-M.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-Fz6zdr6/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-v5nMB5L/0/70335bec/M/received_2258584734174224-M.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-v5nMB5L/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-KVqwwjf/0/e8c18ad3/M/received_301833750531859-M.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-KVqwwjf/A)


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Post by: Maggie on January 22, 2019, 07:46:06 PM
Very cool!  We missed the lunar eclipse because of snow cloud cover :-(


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Post by: Virginian on January 23, 2019, 04:29:01 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-hD3XCC7/0/7c8f952a/XL/20190122_173446-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-hD3XCC7/A)


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Post by: Maggie on January 23, 2019, 08:14:52 PM
So pretty!  We've been having the best sunrises this week WHEN the sun can get through.  We missed Venus and Jupiter conjunction as well as the lunar eclipse this week!


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Post by: klaviator on January 23, 2019, 09:41:30 PM
Lot's of flooding down here.  I may start building an ARK.  This is a road I frequently ride.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/2019-PICS/i-9wpBqQP/1/c455da3a/XL/P1200006-XL.jpg)


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Post by: jdbrot on January 23, 2019, 10:32:38 PM
Nice pics.


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Post by: Expat47 on January 24, 2019, 08:29:35 AM
Lot's of flooding down here.  I may start building an ARK.  This is a road I frequently ride.

Gopher wood is in short supply this week.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on January 24, 2019, 07:20:22 PM
I just have to brag a bit on my grandson, Ryan.  He took this picture of Portage Glacier, south of Anchorage, last year.  He has a knack for composition and light.  He'll take a photo of a large scene, and then extract the picture he wants out of it.  I like this one for its moodiness and texture.

(https://i.postimg.cc/gXx7CjWP/96155-D67-CB50-4-A55-AB63-29-E5-C7478427.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gXx7CjWP)



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Post by: Maggie on January 24, 2019, 07:24:41 PM
I saw this picture yesterday on his Instagram and I felt cold just looking!   It’s magnificent!!


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Post by: Greg on January 24, 2019, 07:27:02 PM
I saw this picture yesterday on his Instagram and I felt cold just looking!   It’s magnificent!!

I thought so, too.  Sorry I couldn't get a larger image to post, but Photobucket gives me fits.  I highlighted it, clicked to copy it, but it wouldn't copy over to here.  Oh well.  I may give Flickr a try.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Maggie on January 24, 2019, 09:22:53 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190124/f4a43295b1522a690f9f486c3f187a00.jpg)


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Post by: CathyN on January 25, 2019, 12:47:12 AM
These are awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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Post by: Expat47 on January 25, 2019, 06:56:07 AM
That's an excellent piece of art. You've every right to brag and brag some more on this kid, Greg.


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Post by: Greg on January 25, 2019, 06:29:28 PM
These are awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, Cathy.  He's pretty darned good.


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Post by: Greg on January 25, 2019, 06:33:10 PM
That's an excellent piece of art. You've every right to brag and brag some more on this kid, Greg.


Thanks, Don.  Once he decides exactly what it is that he wants to do, he'll really take of I think.  He's got an eye for composition and light, and he knows how to use it.  That one's definitely a wall hanger.


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Post by: Clampett on January 27, 2019, 04:25:52 AM
I know, not much to see. This was named Adair Tire Shop. Nothing left but memories.
When I was younger (cough, cough), us younguns would buy tires for our cars and have 'em out of balance the next day.
We wouldn't even care. This was back when young men actually drove cars. (Can you say 'Uber'?)
(https://i.imgur.com/AjhXezk.jpg)


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Post by: Clampett on January 27, 2019, 04:28:40 AM
And here is an ICBM (Intercity Ballistic Missile). Local team, known as the Rockets.
I told Xing it was here in memory of Wiley E. Coyote  :rofl: and that made her happy.
(https://i.imgur.com/2XwkxPR.jpg)


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Post by: Expat47 on January 27, 2019, 07:59:46 AM
I remember being young but it seems like a lifetime ago.
Thanks for dragging us along.


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Post by: Maggie on January 27, 2019, 07:06:14 PM
NIce to see someone out riding!


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Post by: Greg on January 27, 2019, 07:23:11 PM
I had a great dream about riding last night.


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Post by: Maggie on January 27, 2019, 08:23:29 PM
We've talked about making this thread a yearly post gong forward.   In the next couple of days I will make some changes,   Don noticed it's over 64 pages long now.  Making them into smaller yearly posts will help load better etc.  I WILL not be deleting this thread, just closing once I get the new "vision" worked out.


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Post by: Virginian on January 30, 2019, 08:15:52 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-hdG2HSg/0/a9d40376/XL/20180107_094207-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-hdG2HSg/A)


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Post by: CelticCross on January 30, 2019, 09:06:16 PM
Very nice


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Post by: Virginian on February 03, 2019, 06:21:10 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-KVc6qcV/0/99ec4213/XL/20190203_070221-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-KVc6qcV/A)


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Post by: Expat47 on February 03, 2019, 07:31:03 PM
That's pretty spiffy!!!!


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Post by: Maggie on February 03, 2019, 08:45:12 PM
Gorgeous shot!


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Post by: Virginian on February 03, 2019, 08:50:52 PM
I woke up this morning and was getting toothpicks for my eyelids and looked out. It was amazing!


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Post by: Greg on February 04, 2019, 05:10:07 AM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-KVc6qcV/0/99ec4213/XL/20190203_070221-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-KVc6qcV/A)

Well done.  Good job.  That's a beautiful scene.  Thanks for sharing that.


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Post by: Clampett on February 23, 2019, 10:30:24 PM
Feb 23, 2019 in Alabama. My daily trip to the nursing home and while it is dreary, there are signs of things to come.
While the rest of you are freezing your tail trunks off:
(https://i.imgur.com/73CwzmK.jpg)
.
(https://i.imgur.com/Y0sUuOw.jpg)
.
(https://i.imgur.com/poRwaFR.jpg)


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Post by: Maggie on February 23, 2019, 11:27:47 PM
Starting to get some color!


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Post by: Expat47 on February 24, 2019, 07:16:39 AM
Almost lost your sidekick in that one shot.


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Post by: Greg on February 24, 2019, 07:08:35 PM
When we lived in Idaho we always enjoyed all the flowering trees during springtime.  We miss that.  When those trees down there are flowering, there's still snow on the ground up here.  Thanks for sharing yours with us.  Nice pix.


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Post by: Maggie on March 02, 2019, 12:29:59 AM
Bragging on Greg's Grandson, Ryan.  These two shots are just beyond good!!


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Greg on March 02, 2019, 05:20:25 AM
Bragging on Greg's Grandson, Ryan.  These two shots are just beyond good!!


I don't mind bragging on Ryan, myself.  He does do good work. Here's one he took in the ice cave at the Matanuska Glacier

(https://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/2DC9C996-913D-4320-BE06-D77D293A13AC_zpspndouh42.jpeg) (https://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/2DC9C996-913D-4320-BE06-D77D293A13AC_zpspndouh42.jpeg.html)


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Post by: Expat47 on March 02, 2019, 06:02:43 AM
Good stuff!!


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Post by: jdbrot on March 03, 2019, 12:49:27 AM
Beautiful.


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Post by: CathyN on March 03, 2019, 02:40:00 AM
Always enjoy the pictures you take along with Ryan’s.  Thanks for sharing.


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Post by: Greg on March 04, 2019, 07:56:03 PM
Always enjoy the pictures you take along with Ryan’s.  Thanks for sharing.

Ryan just has that "touch." I'd love to be able to do what he does.  Glad you like those.  Thanks.


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Post by: redeye on March 14, 2019, 11:04:13 PM
Not a riding photo (unless riding a boat counts), but my daughter and I cruised to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor last Friday (3/8/19). This image looks back over the boat's wake toward the Ravenel Bridge, with Charleston at the left of the photo and Mount Pleasant at the right.

(https://i.imgur.com/CDsR23A.jpg)

The photo is my current Facebook background. After years of avoiding all of the most common social media outlets, retiring, and now volunteering to support communications for local social service organizations, I started learning on my own a few months ago. Hard to believe this photo is less than a week old.


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Post by: Maggie on March 15, 2019, 12:14:09 AM
Pretty! 


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Post by: Virginian on March 22, 2019, 02:39:11 AM
Here in Seattle now and just got done whale watching. We saw a full breech outta the water but I wasn't fast enough with the camera.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-fqww8Vn/0/0e58a6c8/XL/20190321_093605-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-fqww8Vn/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-vV2m3wR/0/a6283bd6/XL/20190321_110455-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-vV2m3wR/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-GnQXFL5/0/a4474397/XL/20190321_111129-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-GnQXFL5/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-RmF45Mr/0/1a728ad2/XL/20190321_130030-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-RmF45Mr/A)

A short 13 second video.
https://vimeo.com/325770782


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Post by: Greg on March 23, 2019, 06:09:10 PM
I love the last one of the cormorants and sea lion on the buoy.


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Post by: Virginian on March 24, 2019, 12:09:10 AM
A lady did get a pic of the full breach and I asked her to email me a copy which she did. :)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-ZgkBRqS/0/a5df33b3/XL/Grey%20Breach%20Puget%20Sound%20-%20Copy-XL.jpg) (https://ejohnson-photography.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/i-ZgkBRqS/A)


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Post by: Clampett on April 11, 2019, 12:10:27 AM
I couldn't get this one to look as colorful as it was there, but the neighbor was curious why I was laying in his uncut yard with my scoot parked at the edge of the yard.
(https://i.imgur.com/m96zLtt.jpg)


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Post by: Maggie on April 11, 2019, 03:47:18 PM
Thistle? I love spring thistle and wild violets!


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Post by: sirkitrider-2 on April 12, 2019, 03:21:00 AM
153 today. Just meandering and lunch.

Stopped to snap this pic ... interesting?
(https://i.postimg.cc/vxc4s41F/IMG-9565.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vxc4s41F)

It was two wheel Thursday but man was it windsday :rofl:
My arms, neck and legs are tired from holding on during the wind advisory.
Almost blown over sitting at a redlight. :hs1:

Sirtkitrider


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Post by: Expat47 on April 12, 2019, 06:41:12 AM
Strange photo! Seems like there was going to be something else happen that didn't.

Don't talk to me about wind!!!! I've had more than enough wind and rain (again today) this year to last me for a decade or two. The say it's been 60 years since this much rain has fallen.


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Post by: Clampett on April 14, 2019, 09:06:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JGlNYCph.jpg) (https://imgur.com/JGlNYCp)

(http://i.imgur.com/xptXx3gh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/xptXx3g)


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Post by: Virginian on April 15, 2019, 01:08:30 AM
Great pics Larry!


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Post by: Maggie on April 15, 2019, 02:51:00 PM
Great pictures.  I’m so hoping we’ve turned the corner and can get out this week more.


Title: Re: post a pic
Post by: Clampett on April 15, 2019, 03:53:38 PM
I've not been able to get out much. These are on my daily route. Just makes me smile to see something blooming besides me.  Yuk yuk.


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Post by: Greg on April 15, 2019, 05:20:35 PM
Nice to see green stuff again.  You're way ahead of us up here, but the grass at the edge of our flower garden in the backyard next to the house is turning green!  LOL!