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#101 posted 1001 days ago

Be – U – T- ... ful!!!!

gorgeous

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#102 posted 1001 days ago

Jim,

Your Zion Park pics are simply GREAT… Yes, Ansel Adams would enjoy looking at them! You’re right there with him!

Golly, I druelled (dreamed of) owning a Hasselblad for years! I thought was simply the BEST camera one could own!

What was your favorite type of film, F-Stop, & developer back when you made those shots?
I’ll bet you still have a few cameras, etc. I still have mine… even though obsolete & too expensive to use, etc.

Thank you for posting your beauties!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#103 posted 1000 days ago

Joe,

Thanks so much for the kind words. The Hasselblad is truly an amazing camera, and the Ziess lenses are simply the best.

When I was still shooting film I would use Kodak Tri-X or Ilford Delta and usually developed them in Kodak HC-110. I always printed on fiber based paper, never liked the RC stuff. My papers of choice where Oriental Seagull for graded paper and Zone VI Brilliant for veriable contrast.

I sold most of my photography and darkroom equipment to pay for my woodworking tools, but I still have a few items just in case I get the bug again.

Here’s one that I shot with a Leica M7 35mm.. Another outstanding camera.

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….

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#104 posted 1000 days ago

I would like to also say that there are some very talented photographers here. Beautiful work everyone!! I really enjoy veiwing it all.

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….

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CharlieM1958

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#105 posted 1000 days ago

And thank you, Jim, for jumping into the action with your classic B&W beauties. Speaking of black and white and trees, I took this recently in Jackson Square here in New Orleans.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#106 posted 1000 days ago

Jim,

Yes, those Leica’s were the Cat’s Meow of the Range Finder cameras!

Let’s see the mid 1950’s to mid 1960’s is when I was hot n heavy into it.

My experience with Tri-x was very good high speed (ASA 400-450) with HORRIBLE grain.
Plus-X was a little bit slower (ASA 80) than Try-x and better grain.
Panatomic-x was slow (ASA 25), but with decent average light, was good with very fine grain.
I bought it in bulk and wound my own cartridges… was a lot cheaper!

Seems like I got good results using Accufine developer.

Oh… yes, I had some Printing filters (#’d 0-10) for Contrast control… Poly-Contrast paper IIRC…
That was good stuff… you could bring out a completely washed out negative to a beautiful well balanced print! Amazing stuff!

Charlie: Your Tree picture of above, did you make the print forcing more contrast to it? Looks like a lot of contrast to really make it dramatic! Or, did you do it all on a computer adjusting the contrast, etc.? Looks great!

BTW: The St. Louis Cardinals just won the World Series!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#107 posted 1000 days ago

Joe, I both removed the color and adjusted the contrast on the computer with Adobe Lightroom.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#108 posted 1000 days ago

COOL! I was guessing PhotoShop…

Good job!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#109 posted 999 days ago

All these beautiful view made me think of LJ “Frank”. His photography of the wilderness and his poetry, I really miss.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#110 posted 999 days ago

oh so true :(

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#111 posted 999 days ago

Lew, yes…. I had forgotten about Frank.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#112 posted 999 days ago

Awesome beauty of nature captured here, folks! This has been a real eye candy thread!

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#113 posted 999 days ago

he wasn’t well and was off the site for some time.. then he came back for a while but I haven’t seen him for a few months. I hope he is doing well.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#114 posted 999 days ago

OMG – I just got online after being gone for a few days and WOW, look at all these amazing photo’s!!!!

I just have to chime in and raise Charlie a butterfly or two…..

Monarch 1-f

Monarch 2-f

These are both Monarch Butterflies

This is a fantastic thread, keep it up !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#115 posted 999 days ago

Thought I would add a couple more pics tonight….

Thistle-f
This is a Thistle Plant

Queen Anne's Lace-f
This is Queen Anne’s Lace
If you look closely, the small red dot in the middle is actually a red/purple part of the flower. It is supposed to represent a drop of blood from when Queen Anne pricked her finger from a thorn.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#116 posted 999 days ago

All right, Gene… you win. But only because your model is prettier than mine. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#117 posted 999 days ago

Hey Charlie, your model was beautiful as well…... even a little more slim I think!
How do you like Adobe Lightroom ? I was thinking about trying it…...

Some beautiful photos on this thread….

JIM – I have to agree with Charlie…... Holy shades of Ansel Adams is right! Beautiful !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#118 posted 999 days ago

Gene, I use both Photoshop and Lightroom. Lightroom really has some great adjustments that PS does not, but it doesn’t take the place of PS, because it doesn’t do crops, resizing, etc. I highly recommend it… the only bad thing about it is that the interface takes some getting used to. You can’t just open a file with it… you have to import it, make your adjustments, and then export it back to another (or same) folder. It’s kind of a PITA. What I would love is if they just took the capabilities of Lightroom and built them into Photoshop (and Photoshop Elements).

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#119 posted 999 days ago

Charlie, wow, it does sound like a PITA with all the importing and exporting…. I use Photo Impact and Compupic Pro for most everything…... never have taken the time to really use / get used to Photoshop, even though i do have it…... probably should..

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#120 posted 999 days ago

Close enough!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#121 posted 999 days ago

TopamaxSurvivor:

WOW!

Maybe that is where you got your name? LOL

Nice shot…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#122 posted 999 days ago

amazing photos everyone!!! amazing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#123 posted 999 days ago

Boy! I’m tryin’ to keep up! Went to the store and got a “Paint-by-Numbers Kit” and,... and…

Actually the better half imaged this one:
Painted Bunting 4/26/09

Wave at these fine Lumberjocks…
Th…Th…That’s all folks…

Sharp Shinned Hawk 12-20-2008

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#124 posted 999 days ago

ooooh he’s beautiful

We had an indigo bunting in our yard a couple of years ago. I had never seen one before. He visited a couple of times and I haven’t seen him since.

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#125 posted 999 days ago

Topamax: Where did you get that shot of me before I’ve had my morning coffee?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#126 posted 999 days ago

what an amazing shot of the hawk. WOW

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#127 posted 999 days ago

Topomax….Both pics are just beautiful! Wish we had some of those Buntings out our way, what beautiful colors…

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#128 posted 999 days ago

HorizontalMike”

Nice shots!

What kind of telephoto lens do you have?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#129 posted 999 days ago

Joe SAID: ”What kind of telephoto lens do you have?”

It all depends on what we are shooting:
Camera—Canon 300D Digital Rebel 6.3Mp (one of the first in the USA, Sept/Oct 2003)

On hand-held Leslie and I use a Canon 70-200 f/2.8L zoom

But most often we use an early (2003) Orion (Synta) 80mm f/7.5 F/L 600mm Telescope w/tripod
BTW, the MoonLite focuser on it cost as much as the telescope at the time. ;-)

Leslie's Birding Web Here

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#130 posted 999 days ago

HorizontalMike:

Hey man, you’re just a tad SERIOUS about photography aren’t you?!

Awesome stuff… BUT, based on the other pictures we have seen, I’m sure there is a lot more equipment in the inventory that made some of these pictures possible…

Thank you for showing! Great stuff!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#131 posted 999 days ago

I’ll bet that cat uses that scope more than anyboy when he gets hungary.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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majeagle1

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#132 posted 999 days ago

HorizontalMike: ..... same lens I use with my Canon 7D . Love it for wildlife and Indy Car Races!

That Orion looks fantastic…. now that is what I need!

Thanks for sharing…....

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#133 posted 998 days ago

Topa, that cat was named ”Dogface” and weighed in at 22lb. Sad to say we lost him to cancer last year. He was a good cat though, thanks for noticing.

OK Gene and Joe, here is when I get serious about photography. And to think I COULD HAVE knocked 15yr off my mortgage instead. Oh well… ;-)

BELOW—Leslie doing some SERIOUS Birding, and YES that IS a bird field guide on the railing.
8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#134 posted 998 days ago

Ever spy on the neighbors?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#135 posted 998 days ago

To be honest, they are too far away and besides whut fer?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#136 posted 998 days ago

gee that camera equipment would buy a whole shop full of tools…maybe there is a way to mount a saw blade on that observatory, as it goes around…it makes some mighty nice cuts…hey…just saying…lol…...what a nice set up mike..i was looking at your web page…seeing what is out there in outer space, just lets me know that god has been busy for a very long time…..what does the bom say about all of that…, i just love the set up, i bet its hard to go to bed some nights…just looking at all of that is amazing…thanks for showing us…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#137 posted 998 days ago

I don’t know why people do that kind of stuff, but with those telescopes, nothing it too far away ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#138 posted 998 days ago

Holy crap, Mike! I’ve never known anyone with their own observatory.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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majeagle1

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#139 posted 998 days ago

Whoaa Mike, I agree with Charlie….. “Holy Crap!

Those are truly “SERIOUS” lenses…... are they what is called “Hyperbolic”? Don’t know anything about them but I seem to remember seeing a picture of one once….. WOW!

I’m going to check out your website to see if I see any aliens !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#140 posted 998 days ago

Hey guys… I’m beginning to feel Sorry I Asked! LOL (just kidding… Mike)

That is once bunch of EQUIPMENT!

Yes, I can see it happening… buy this… then that… this… next thing you know you got THAT!

Orbit adjusting cameras n ALL! AWESOME!

A PO… Personal Observatory…

Thank you very much, Mike… Awesome…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#141 posted 998 days ago

I have one thing so say

“fieldtrip”

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#142 posted 998 days ago

Hey thanks folks! THAT’s why I had to buy all my WW equipment last year, before I ran out of $$$ ;-) At least astronomy and WW are stay-at-home hobbies for the most part and much easier on the wallet after you are all set up, except for the wood 8-)

P.S. —That’s what happens to math/science teachers and/or ex-teachers. Just ask Cosmicsniper

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#143 posted 998 days ago

I think it is a good lesson in “investment”

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#144 posted 998 days ago

waaow a few days away and the blog is in full blumen :-)
thank you for sharing all the beatyfull picture´s

Jim thank´s for reminding me of earlyer days with Adam Ansel in the backpack
and fiber paper in the darkroom together with some good redvine :-)

Mike
very nices scopes you have
is it a 2000 mm mirror scope Leslie is using …

Dennis

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#145 posted 997 days ago

Dennis,
That is a 10in or 2500mm f/10 SCT. Got two of them, one in the observatory and one for free standing. In all truth, that image is the ONLY time we were able to look horizontally at that magnification (it was light rain and VERY stable). Most of the time there is just too much turbulence in the atmosphere. Much easier looking straight up at night.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#146 posted 997 days ago

thanks Mike :-)
I don´t know anything about looking up and out
but it reminded me of a 2000mm I saw in Prag twelwe years ago attached to an russian camera
like the big SLR pentax have made
I have a 500 mm I can change to a 1000 with adding a ring between it and the camera
not much I have used it since it need alot of light to avoid shaked pictures

Dennis

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#147 posted 544 days ago

Gigapixel photography

One of my former laser colleagues, when I was still working in laser interferometry, introduced me to this gigapixel photography about 6 years ago when there were only a few photographs available on the web.

He knows Douglas McCulloh, who one of the designers this gigapixel camera, which is now being used by National Geographic, NASA, and a group trying to preserve some historic senses of the U.S.!

The amount of resolution is unbelievable!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#148 posted 544 days ago

OldNovice, I sure am glad you posted and bumped this thread back into view… so to speak. I can’t compete with that gigapixel photography (although it looks like HorizontalMike can make a go of it, and awesome stuff by the way), but I do manage to get some nice shots from my Fujifilm Finepix, 12 Megapixel with 18X zoom… basically a midrange point and shoot which I ever use only a few of the settings. Still, maybe it’s enough to revive this thread and let others know that off topic ain’t all that bad. Here’s a few of my favorite shots.

These first three were taken at the Belmont “L” train station in Chicago

There are many of these tile mosaic characters that decorate the train station. I don’t know the artist or the inspiration… just know I like ‘em.

Have you ever stopped to look at a simple dandelion?

I mean really looked…

So everybody, be they on foot or wheels, can enjoy our beautiful lake front, this is a handicap accessible section near Montrose Harbor, in Chicago.

This one just kind of snuck in on me. I was navigating the muddy edge of a marshy pond with my camera ready to shoot some dragonflies, when I accidentally pressed the button. Can you find the frog?

And of course, some random flowers…

Don’t ask me what they are, I don’t know. :)

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#149 posted 544 days ago

Nice pics Ted! It has been probably +30yr since the last time I took the “L”. Thanks for the memories. 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#150 posted 544 days ago

I wish I could say the same… except for decorating many of the stations and renaming the routes, it hasn’t changed much.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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