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Reply #3500 on: August 13, 2018, 01:03:48 PM

Khlong Toei

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Reply #3501 on: August 18, 2018, 04:03:44 PM

A little further along the way.





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Reply #3502 on: August 21, 2018, 10:43:08 AM

The bottom picture is stunning.  Suitable for framing.  I'd put that on my wall.

A little further along the way.



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Reply #3503 on: August 21, 2018, 07:22:39 PM

At the Black Hills and the Badlands. The Badlands are fucking awesome. I would go back in a minute.





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Reply #3504 on: August 23, 2018, 05:59:09 PM

I love the second photo, again, great mood and ambience. I've always found it difficult to do good landscapes that aren't just bright and sunny and I think that's a prime example of how to do it. Though I've got to ask - is that a golf course on the right?

Iain - really like the confluence of nature and civilisation in the railroad shot.
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Reply #3505 on: August 23, 2018, 08:53:49 PM

In the Badlands National Park? Nope, no golf course. Just weird terrain. Such a strange and interesting place.
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Reply #3506 on: August 24, 2018, 06:47:55 PM

I was wondering whether I was seeing things.

Photos taken from hiking the Cotswold Way, one of the UK's National Trails, earlier in the year. Starting off with a 60MP pano. I almost feel like buying a new computer because the photos take so damn long to load.


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Reply #3507 on: August 24, 2018, 07:04:54 PM

Oh god. I love the tree in the second shot. I mean, really just love it. That is a classic image.
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Reply #3508 on: August 24, 2018, 11:44:30 PM

I agree, this page has a bunch of nice shots but that tree pic is the best i've seen in awhile.

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Reply #3509 on: August 25, 2018, 12:10:54 AM

Thirding the love for that tree pic.  It's beautiful!

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Reply #3510 on: August 25, 2018, 05:33:57 AM

Tree pic is great, but I'm a sucker for landscape shots.  The two wide angle shots of the country side are fantastic.

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Reply #3511 on: August 26, 2018, 02:01:27 AM

Thanks for the comments folks, really appreciate it. Productive weekend and more backlog processing. This time from some fireworks at the end of last year.


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Reply #3512 on: August 28, 2018, 02:25:42 PM

True to the thread name, took one photo on Saturday while visiting family.


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Reply #3513 on: August 29, 2018, 08:13:18 AM

Into the Ozarks. The museum the Walton money went into is pretty great--I would put it in my top five favorite art museums anywhere in the world, really.

Didn't get any decent shots between the Badlands and Arkansas, really--it was pouring rain across all of Nebraska and Kansas, with nearly zero visibility.





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Reply #3514 on: September 03, 2018, 08:54:31 AM

Nashville.





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Reply #3515 on: September 03, 2018, 10:23:01 AM

Drunk white girls in downtown Nashville, check.

I was there a few weeks back and it amazes me how thatís much it is there...
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Reply #3516 on: September 03, 2018, 10:28:20 AM

Yeah, I'd never been there before and I was kind of surprised at the sheer number of white women of all ages roving around in packs--some of them plainly a group of folks from work going out for a night on the town, others were tour groups. I sort of liked that--I mean, it meant that there were a lot of women who felt safe about being out and drinking. But it was a curious scene; the whiteness of it especially was kind of overwhelming.
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Reply #3517 on: September 03, 2018, 03:36:27 PM

Presented for your guilty viewing pleasure: http://www.cmt.com/shows/bachelorette-weekend

A show I am only aware of because I am Facebook friends with one of the women in the pilot.
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Reply #3518 on: September 03, 2018, 11:05:24 PM

Quick phone photo of a water monitor at the local park and his raven friend. I did have a real camera with me, but I only had a wide-angle lens and b&w film loaded. This was about as close as I could get without spooking the scaly guy.


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Reply #3519 on: September 03, 2018, 11:21:21 PM

Seems pretty close! Very cool.
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Reply #3520 on: September 04, 2018, 09:22:23 AM

Yeah, I'd never been there before and I was kind of surprised at the sheer number of white women of all ages roving around in packs--some of them plainly a group of folks from work going out for a night on the town, others were tour groups. I sort of liked that--I mean, it meant that there were a lot of women who felt safe about being out and drinking. But it was a curious scene; the whiteness of it especially was kind of overwhelming.

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Reply #3521 on: September 08, 2018, 10:29:00 AM

More Nashville.





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Reply #3522 on: September 10, 2018, 05:12:20 AM

Tried shooting lightning again the other night. Pretty intense storm going on with a lightning flash every few seconds, I had the remote trigger set to just take shot after shot without interruption. It took 1100 pictures over the course of about 30 minutes. From all of those I got precisely two frames with actual lightning visible (as opposed to vaguely illuminated clouds).


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Reply #3523 on: September 10, 2018, 02:49:18 PM

I keep wanting to try the same thing, but I've never had the combination of a clearly forecast opportunity and access to the right kind of place. (Ideally, a balcony up high that has an overhang, I think.)
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Reply #3524 on: September 10, 2018, 10:46:38 PM

Well I'm 'lucky' in that we get daily huge thunderstorms here, my apartment is 27 floors up and the balcony has a fairly unobstructed view to the larger skyline. If you had a weatherproof camera (or even an umbrella stand), you could probably do just fine from the top of a multistorey carpark or a reasonably clear bit of parkland.

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Reply #3525 on: September 12, 2018, 12:21:34 PM

My most successfull lighting shots came from a storm when I was in San Diego.  Basically, I set the exposure time to 30 seconds, but dropped apature as a low as it would go.  Even at 30 seconds, the normal picture would be dark.  But a single lighting blast would light up everything.  Letting the camera sit for 30 seconds of exposure during the storm would always get a good shot. 

I can imagine its harder in bangkok though because there is just so much more extra ambient light than even San Diego.  Iím certain I could take some amazing shots here, but not from my house.  So it would require effort from me to get said shots, which is always tricky.   awesome, for real

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Reply #3526 on: September 14, 2018, 07:42:28 AM

I was pretty happy with this shot in Asheville NC as we got closer to the end of our trip this summer.



Didn't like Asheville much though, and I had expected to. Being loved to death, maybe. Lot of strung out people on the streets in between all the tourists.



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Reply #3527 on: September 23, 2018, 02:49:45 AM

Decided to try something different, so I went to the park with my manual focus M42 Macro Takumar 50mm f/4, a flash (which I didn't end up using) and some M42 macro tubes (which also stayed in my bag the whole trip).


Got a bunch of insect butts.



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Reply #3528 on: September 23, 2018, 09:16:25 AM

Love that last one. I keep meaning to go out on an "insect safari" with a spray bottle of sugar water--apparently that often gets them to slow down enough that you can get a couple of macros off of the same bug and then combine to get better focus on the whole body. I also talked to a guy who captures some of them, puts them in the refrigerator for a bit and then puts them on a light table that has a bit of sugar water on it--they are sluggish and the water keeps them busy so that he gets great shots of the whole insect. That part seems like a lot of work, but maybe worth trying.
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Reply #3529 on: September 23, 2018, 11:14:17 AM

Yeah, I was doing it the hard way for sure. I figured I'd set up the tripod and wait for insects to walk in front of my lens. That, super didn't happen. For one, I couldn't get the tripod close enough to the subjects, also the only way to focus at 1.5x was to move the camera back and forward until the bug was visible. That's super difficult when your FoV is basically a few square millimetres and the bug is wandering around. I ended up shooting handheld and just hoping that I got a few lucky shots where the focus and the framing lined up.

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Reply #3530 on: October 05, 2018, 09:26:12 PM

Went to a nice little waterfall (~75 ft) nearby last weekend with the grandson. Was so lazy I didn't once pull out my Nikon, even though I'd shlepped it and a tripod all the way up there and back! :/  But I did get some fairly nice shots with the phone. I think. I'm sure there's something good in these two at least (and a couple others) but I'm not sure what to do to bring it out. Any suggestions?

Side view of the falls:


View out from behind. Always fun to walk behind a waterfall!


The google photos app volunteered a version of the second one converted into B&W which was almost cool, and might be really cool if enlarged to the size of a wall or so, but was pretty much just speckled noise on the phone between the variably lit water droplets and variably lit leaves and variably lit rocks.

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Reply #3531 on: October 10, 2018, 12:34:42 AM

Buriram Province, Thailand.

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Phanom Rung,a 10th century Hindu temple built by the Khmer.


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