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Wolverine
2005-Dec-30, 02:33 PM
Since there are a number of photographers here on BAUT, I thought we should have a thread to share non-astronomical images. Post your goodies here! I'll get the ball rolling...


I was treated to a gorgeous hill country sunset here on Dec.28th which resulted in my shutter working overtime. Here's one of my favorites from the batch:

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6575/sunset122825ef.th.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sunset122825ef.jpg)

Canon 20D 20D & EF 17-40mm f/4L lens @ f/5.6, 1/80", ISO 100

sidmel
2005-Dec-30, 02:50 PM
This was from an accidental double exposure when my camera batteries were going low.

http://www.handyblues.org/images/When_Worlds_Collide.jpg

The inside part is from my aunt's house, the other was taken in Auduban State Park.

** Edited for typo

Wolverine
2005-Dec-30, 02:58 PM
Cool double!

mickal555
2005-Dec-30, 04:51 PM
Here are my attempts...

http://www.scotsons-shack.com/Photography.htm

I hate JPEGS artifacts.... And scanning film prints... damn film...






I atached one from russel island.

sidmel
2005-Dec-30, 05:53 PM
Here's one I entered in a photo contest...didn't win...

Anyway, it was taken at an overlook in Rocky Mountain National Forest. My, at the time, fiance was feeding them cheetos and I happened to catch this one (on film).

http://www.handyblues.org/images/1089157.jpg

LurchGS
2005-Dec-30, 06:09 PM
I've posted the link before...http://www.sibko.com/index.php?page=ErikGallery

Just my camelspotting photos, though

ngc3314
2005-Dec-30, 06:14 PM
This is sort of astronomical, but I like the composition anyway:
http://www.astr.ua.edu/keel/stargaze/ecl09.jpg

Details here (http://www.astr.ua.edu/keel/stargaze/eclipses.html). Comments about an obvious taste for silhouettes will be left to the (backlit) peanut gallery.

sidmel
2005-Dec-30, 06:17 PM
LurchGS

I have a real simple .php photo manager that you might be interested in that will help clean up your photos page and make it easier to manager. It's one file and all you do is drop it in you photo's folder and point a link at it. I actually use it in a frame so I can fit it in to various customer's page designs.

PM me and I'll send it to you.

Oh and here's a link to pre-production site using it: http://www.handyblues.org/shoulders/portfolio.html

R.A.F.
2005-Dec-30, 06:33 PM
Here are a couple of pictures that I'm fond of...

Wolverine
2005-Dec-30, 07:34 PM
Somehow I figured this thread would be a good idea. :)

Keep 'em coming...

LurchGS
2005-Dec-30, 07:45 PM
LurchGS

PM me and I'll send it to you.

Oh and here's a link to pre-production site using it: http://www.handyblues.org/shoulders/portfolio.html

Sidmel - thanks for the offer - that's not my server/site, unfortunately. A friend (who's also a railfan, and goes camelspotting with me) put that page up for me
It's actually pretty easy to use/set up - he wrote the script himself, and everything is in a MySQL database

turbo-1
2005-Dec-30, 08:40 PM
Here is a picture of my old Wide Glide on a nice fall afternoon. I photoshopped all the colors out of the scene except those on the bike. Click on the thumb for a big pic.

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8116/wideglide9zs.th.jpg (http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wideglide9zs.jpg)

mickal555
2005-Dec-31, 03:30 AM
Cool photo :D 8)

paulie jay
2005-Dec-31, 04:22 AM
Here's a pic of one of my guitars.

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Tim Thompson
2005-Dec-31, 05:41 AM
This is from Red Rock Canyon State Park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=631), along California highway 14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Highway_14), east of Mojave (http://www.city-data.com/city/Mojave-California.html), and before it intersects with U.S. 395 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Highway_395). June 30, 2001.

http://www.tim-thompson.com/July_2001-01.10.jpg (http://www.tim-thompson.com/July_2001-01.10.jpg)

Candy
2005-Dec-31, 05:58 AM
Somehow I figured this thread would be a good idea. :)

Keep 'em coming...
Can you get a new section added? I know there are folks, like Cross Country, that wish to post their photos for traveling. I, too, would be interested in something like this for Off-Topic Babbling. I've got the TAM4 coming soon, and I would love to post photos from the sightseeing aspect (Grand Canyon, London Bridges, etc...).

It could be something similar to the Astrophotography, but theme "shows" could be a bonus, too. :shifty:

turbo-1
2005-Dec-31, 03:58 PM
Well, here's one that is marginally about astronomy. Obviously, the star-gazing was not going to be too good on this particular night.

http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/8544/aurora1uu.th.jpg (http://img481.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aurora1uu.jpg)

Click on the T-nail for a bigger version.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-02, 03:17 PM
Can you get a new section added? I know there are folks, like Cross Country, that wish to post their photos for traveling. I, too, would be interested in something like this for Off-Topic Babbling. I've got the TAM4 coming soon, and I would love to post photos from the sightseeing aspect (Grand Canyon, London Bridges, etc...).

It could be something similar to the Astrophotography, but theme "shows" could be a bonus, too. :shifty:

I'm not sure we have enough call for a dedicated photography forum. This thread should work as an all-purpose bit of fun, but if there's a specific photo series for an event (e.g. TAM 4 (http://www.tam4.com/)), then it probably deserves its own thread.

jkmccrann
2006-Jan-03, 02:48 PM
Some very nice photos here guys, keep up the good work, hopefully someday soon I'll be able to add my own contribution here, just as soon as I buy that new camera of course. :)

suntrack2
2006-Jan-03, 05:13 PM
that's nice work done by you, nice photographs, all photographs are beautiful, marvelous.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-03, 06:52 PM
I made a terrible mistake lastnight. Training my camera on some beautiful pinkish cirrus clouds around sunset, along with the crescent Moon over the tree by my back porch... I neglected to notice there was some junk on my lens that totally ruined the shot. Grr. That's what I get for being in a hurry.

Swift
2006-Jan-03, 07:53 PM
I made a terrible mistake lastnight. Training my camera on some beautiful pinkish cirrus clouds around sunset, along with the crescent Moon over the tree by my back porch... I neglected to notice there was some junk on my lens that totally ruined the shot. Grr. That's what I get for being in a hurry.
I feel your pain. My best (worst) one-that-got-away story was from the year I spent in Paris (1984/85). I always had my camera with me. One day, towards the end of my stay, I went to some museum and because it was pouring rain and I had already been there 9 months, I decided to leave the camera home. When I came out of the museum, half the sky was pitch-black with rain clouds, the other half was sunlight, and across the Paris skyline was a magnificent double rainbow. :mad:

Moose
2006-Jan-03, 08:30 PM
Edit: Misattributed. I mistook this for another spot on the river, and thus another trip entirely. This is actually my father and cousin on the upper Restigouche just off the beach of the Cross Point Island camping ground.

mickal555
2006-Jan-03, 08:48 PM
I took some great photo's of the twelve apposles (http://www.australianexplorer.com/twelve_apostles.htm) at sunrise, and promtly lost the film :( .

paulie jay
2006-Jan-03, 10:30 PM
Bah! I caught a fish that was THIS big!!!



Here's one from a recording studio that I quite like.
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mickal555
2006-Jan-03, 10:35 PM
Bah! I caught a fish that was THIS big!!!



Here's one from a recording studio that I quite like.
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Nice- thoose "everyday" photo's are pretty cool I really like you other guitar one...

paulie jay
2006-Jan-03, 10:37 PM
Hey Mickal - how did you get that cute cat pic mixed into the quote??

mickal555
2006-Jan-03, 10:39 PM
Strange... I don't know... :think:

paulie jay
2006-Jan-03, 10:40 PM
Magic!! :)

mickal555
2006-Jan-03, 10:43 PM
Magic!! :)
Must be, I'm going to get my 1mill of randi :D

paulie jay
2006-Jan-03, 10:47 PM
So the question remains... who owns the cat? http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/tiere/g075.gif

suntrack2
2006-Jan-04, 10:45 AM
the hobby of photography is the best one, this also recalls our memory after many years if we see the same photographs after some years, our brain immediately recalls the information and what was happened on that day, what was eaten.

Lianachan
2006-Jan-05, 01:37 AM
I love photography, and take photographs almost compulsively! They tend to be archaeological sites, though. I am trying to visit and photograph as many brochs as possible (there are 100's).

Here are some (more or less randomly selected) examples.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_PICT00014.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/PICT00014.jpg)
This was the other day, from my parent's garden.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_PICT0045.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/PICT0045.jpg)
This is the center of the very impressive Callanish standing stones.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_PICT0049.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/PICT0049.jpg)
A broch! I'm fascinated by these structures, and spend too much time researching them. This fine and famous example is at Carloway.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_cheeky.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/cheeky.jpg)
To prove I do venutre out of Scotland, here's an inhabitant of Gibraltar.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_PICT0033.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/PICT0033.jpg)
So you know what it's like round here - this is near my house.

Candy
2006-Jan-05, 01:54 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_cheeky.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/cheeky.jpg)
To prove I do venutre out of Scotland, here's an inhabitant of Gibraltar.I like!

Lianachan
2006-Jan-05, 02:13 AM
One last one.

This is what you get when you take a photograph of your drunken friend, who has just taken your lightsaber and got onto his kid's trampoline. I knew you'd be wondering what that must look like.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/th_PICT0141.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/PICT0141.jpg)

paulie jay
2006-Jan-05, 04:01 AM
Here's one I took of my desk, with some rather harsh lighting. I like the effect though.
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Wolverine
2006-Jan-09, 09:16 AM
Pretty sunset last evening. See here (http://wolvsden.blogspot.com/2006/01/sols-departure.html).

*Edit: removed invalid URL.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-09, 09:17 AM
I'd also added a couple more here (http://wolvsden.blogspot.com/2006/01/tranquility.html), from mid '05.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-10, 02:12 AM
From this evening...


*Edit: whoops, I accidentally included one image containing a hint of my roof. Swapped.

Dragon Star
2006-Jan-10, 02:55 AM
Stunning Pics Wolverine:clap: :D

Wolverine
2006-Jan-10, 03:49 AM
Many thanks. :)

I'm going to see what I can hock or pawn to come up with some additional lenses, especially with spring right around the corner. Then things will really improve.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-11, 12:50 AM
Glow

Dragon Star
2006-Jan-11, 12:59 AM
Sheesh...DOES ANYONE HERE LIKE SUNSETS?

:razz::)

Wolverine
2006-Jan-11, 01:04 AM
I do. :)

Lianachan
2006-Jan-11, 01:48 AM
I have about 400 of my own photographs of archaeological sites in the Scottish Highlands, if that boils your kettle?

Edited supplemental information: I also like sunsets.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-11, 01:50 AM
Post some. :)

Lianachan
2006-Jan-11, 01:51 AM
Post some. :)

There's 2 in this thread already!

Wolverine
2006-Jan-11, 01:52 AM
Sorry, I missed 'em. :o

*scrolls back*

Lianachan
2006-Jan-11, 01:57 AM
Another couple, not especially good just already on photobucket for some reason (can't remember putting them there).

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/th_PICT0006.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/PICT0006.jpg)
A standing stone, up a hill in the middle of nowhere. Look closely, and see if you can spot the Christian cross that medieval vandals carved onto it. It's the last standing of a circle of twelve, and there are several cairns, some stone rows and another stone circle all within 200 yards of it. Busy site!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/th_BrochFloodedChamber.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/BrochFloodedChamber.jpg)

This is the chamber at the bottom of the stairs, between the walls of a broch. The loch next to the broch has risen in the last few centuries, so this chamber is now flooded.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-11, 02:56 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/th_PICT0006.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/PICT0006.jpg)
A standing stone, up a hill in the middle of nowhere.


What a gorgeous landscape, too.

MrClean
2006-Jan-11, 03:18 AM
I took this back in spring of 88 right before my son was born. I was testing out the new camera. This was from the Topeka, KS Huff n Puff Balloon Rally. Can't have it on the Washburn University campus anymore. There is a bunch of student housing now.

paulie jay
2006-Jan-11, 04:19 AM
This is one in which I have (obviously) mucked around with the colour.


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LurchGS
2006-Jan-11, 04:57 AM
So the question remains... who owns the cat? http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/tiere/g075.gif


Duh! Erwin Schroedinger! :D

I'll have to get these images off my laptop if I wanna post them here, I think..

Argos
2006-Jan-11, 12:24 PM
This is one of my favorites: next to the caldera of the Villa Rica Volcano (~ 11,000 ft), in Chile:

Nicolas
2006-Jan-11, 12:40 PM
I like this one I took of my turntable:

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/379518Afbeelding%20014.jpg


I have others of my equipment, but I like those mainly because of the subject and not the picture in itself :).

paulie jay
2006-Jan-12, 04:29 AM
I love that one!


I know I'm just being silly now, but this one appeals to me with it's simplicity.

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vettemama65
2006-Jan-12, 07:12 AM
I love photography, and take photographs almost compulsively! They tend to be archaeological sites, though. I am trying to visit and photograph as many brochs as possible (there are 100's).

Here are some (more or less randomly selected) examples.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_PICT00014.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/PICT00014.jpg)


Very nice.

Nicolas
2006-Jan-12, 09:17 AM
One last one.

This is what you get when you take a photograph of your drunken friend, who has just taken your lightsaber and got onto his kid's trampoline. I knew you'd be wondering what that must look like.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/th_PICT0141.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/PICT0141.jpg)

That reminds me so much of the cover of Mike Oldfield's album "platinum":

http://www.toucansolutions.com/oldfield/images/album_covers/Platinum.jpg

Lianachan
2006-Jan-12, 09:35 AM
That reminds me so much of the cover of Mike Oldfield's album "platinum":

http://www.toucansolutions.com/oldfield/images/album_covers/Platinum.jpg

Crikey. It is similar, right enough. Maybe there's potential for "arty" lightsaber photography!

Nicolas
2006-Jan-12, 09:59 AM
You sure can identify the butterfly and the thing on which it is standing :)

Did you use a (rather) long exposure time to get the trail or did your friend swing like a madman with that saber? ;)

Maksutov
2006-Jan-12, 10:02 AM
Bah! I caught a fish that was THIS big!!!



Here's one from a recording studio that I quite like.

http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/2500/studddio2wu.jpg
Is that a photo of "Patch" Cord, the electronics doctor who uses humor to amplify the recovery of his wired patients? http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/566/iconwink6tn.gif

Maksutov
2006-Jan-12, 10:40 AM
Here's a picture of a flower which was growing by the brook in my backyard

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/689/p10100047kr.th.jpg (http://img57.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10100047kr.jpg)

That was in August, 2003. I have no idea what it is. Any botanists out there?

Nicolas
2006-Jan-12, 10:48 AM
Did it pulsate and did you notice it trying to eat your camera, pets? Did it scream loudly at the moon?

Rather strange flower, no idea what it is. I've never seen that one.

Maksutov
2006-Jan-12, 10:54 AM
Did it pulsate and did you notice it trying to eat your camera, pets? Did it scream loudly at the moon?

Rather strange flower, no idea what it is. I've never seen that one.Don't know about that. I did notice its vines moved up the bank and toward the neighbor's house, where there used to be a dog that barked a bit. It's been quiet and dark up there for some time... :think:

Maksutov
2006-Jan-12, 10:58 AM
Here's a picture of William Faulkner's house here in Oxford, Rowan Oak:

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/5917/rowanoak15zk.th.jpg (http://img367.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rowanoak15zk.jpg)

Taken in July, 2001.


[edit/update URL]

Lianachan
2006-Jan-12, 11:17 AM
You sure can identify the butterfly and the thing on which it is standing :)

Did you use a (rather) long exposure time to get the trail or did your friend swing like a madman with that saber? ;)
Neither, really. The camera just said "it's dark, he's not using the flash, I'd better take my time" to itself and that's how it turned out.

:)

Lianachan
2006-Jan-12, 11:19 AM
That was in August, 2003. I have no idea what it is. Any botanists out there?

Whatever it is, it's very nice. Vaguely reminds me of some of the prettier nebulas, actually.

Maksutov
2006-Jan-12, 11:26 AM
Did it pulsate and did you notice it trying to eat your camera, pets? Did it scream loudly at the moon?

Rather strange flower, no idea what it is. I've never seen that one.After some googling, it appears it's a type of passionflower.

Here are some references:

Link 1 (http://www.passionflow.co.uk/)

Link 2 (http://altnature.com/gallery/passionflower.htm)

Link 3 (http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Passifloraceae/Passiflora_caerulea.html)

Nicolas
2006-Jan-12, 11:28 AM
OK so no more excuses, what have you done to your neighbours?! :D

Nicolas
2006-Jan-12, 11:28 AM
Neither, really. The camera just said "it's dark, he's not using the flash, I'd better take my time" to itself and that's how it turned out.

:)

That's of course a good explanation :).

Argos
2006-Jan-12, 01:02 PM
Here's a picture of a flower which was growing by the brook in my backyard. That was in August, 2003. I have no idea what it is. Any botanists out there?

Whichever it may be, itīs spectacular.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-12, 01:16 PM
Here's a picture of William Faulkner's house here in Oxford, Rowan Oak:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8956/rowanoak2001070111pc.th.jpg (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rowanoak2001070111pc.jpg)

Taken in July, 2001.

Wicked. I'm a big Faulkner fan.

R.A.F.
2006-Jan-12, 03:00 PM
Here's a picture of a flower which was growing by the brook in my backyard.

Reminds me of this one I took outside our front door.

Maksutov
2006-Jan-12, 04:06 PM
Wicked. I'm a big Faulkner fan.You might enjoy a few more photos of Rowan Oak then.

Here's the National Historic Landmark marker outside the house:

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/3642/nationalhistoriclandmark3dd.th.jpg (http://img366.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nationalhistoriclandmark3dd.jpg)

This is a view of Faulkner's office, where he wrote the outline of A Fable on the walls:

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/2042/faulknerofficefable8ne.th.jpg (http://img366.imageshack.us/my.php?image=faulknerofficefable8ne.jpg)

It (the novel, not the office) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-13, 04:10 AM
Awesome! Thanks. :cool:

Reina
2006-Jan-13, 04:46 AM
Some pics from vegas...

Maksutov
2006-Jan-13, 05:42 AM
A few more shots of the ground floor of Rowan Oak.

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4614/rowanoaklibrary12my.th.jpg (http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rowanoaklibrary12my.jpg)

The library. The portrait of Faulkner above the mantel was done by his mother. The sculpture on the table was given to Faulkner by a Brazilian artist

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3471/rowanoaklibrary21ig.th.jpg (http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rowanoaklibrary21ig.jpg)

Another view of the library. Faulkner built the bookshelves, some of which have locking compartments along the bottom row for his shotgun shells. The portrait of Preacher Green Liggin was also painted by Faulkner's mother.

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/8283/rowanoakparlor10rc.th.jpg (http://img78.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rowanoakparlor10rc.jpg)

The parlor. Faulkner's funeral was held here.

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/3990/rowanoakparlor20xi.th.jpg (http://img78.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rowanoakparlor20xi.jpg)

The parlor, with his wife Estelle's Chickering piano.

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/7861/rowanoakoffice13tc.th.jpg (http://img61.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rowanoakoffice13tc.jpg)

Faulkner's office, with his typewriter. He built this room in 1950. Prior to that, he did almost all of his writing in the library.

Maksutov
2006-Jan-13, 05:45 AM
Some pics from vegas...
Nice shots. Looks like the Statue of Liberty photo captured a Moon/Venus conjunction in the background. :)

Wolverine
2006-Jan-13, 05:56 AM
A few more shots of the ground floor of Rowan Oak.

Thanks again Mak, you totally made my day.

Reina
2006-Jan-13, 03:28 PM
Nice shots. Looks like the Statue of Liberty photo captured a Moon/Venus conjunction in the background. :)

I thought that might be venus but I wasnt sure. thanks!

paulie jay
2006-Jan-13, 09:54 PM
Is that a photo of "Patch" Cord, the electronics doctor who uses humor to amplify the recovery of his wired patients? http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/566/iconwink6tn.gif Yeah - evil genius!:D

Maksutov
2006-Jan-19, 03:36 PM
A few more Faulkner photos from Oxford.

Faulkner sign:

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/412/faulknersign2kd.th.jpg (http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=faulknersign2kd.jpg)

Final resting place:

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/8428/faulknerfamilyplot22uk.th.jpg (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=faulknerfamilyplot22uk.jpg)

William's on the left, Estelle is on the right.

Faulkner is still keeping an eye on Yoknapatawpha County, though. Here he is looking out over the Oxford Square from in front of the city hall:

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9422/williamfaulkneroxfordms1oz.th.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/my.php?image=williamfaulkneroxfordms1oz.jpg)

Damn shame he didn't keep the original, still current, spelling of "Yokna", which is "Yocana"*. Ah, "Yoconapatawpha County". Think of all the pronunciation problems that would have caused for the non-locals! The man really did have a kind heart.

I took the pictures of Faulkner's grave on a Saturday morning. Apparently either some literary fans or rednecks had caroused there the night before.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1424/faulknerfamilyplotwithrednecks.th.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/my.php?image=faulknerfamilyplotwithrednecks.jpg)

Given that the litter was Bud Light bottles, I would tend to identify this as redneck spoor. I cleaned up the mess before taking more pictures.


*Although there are claims that "Yocana" is an abbreviation of "Yoknapatawpha".

Argos
2006-Jan-19, 04:57 PM
Thought you might like this: Scanner photography (http://mirror.geo.localizedmedia.com/scannerphotography.com/index.html). A cool way to explore time-motion relations.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-20, 01:27 AM
Man, glad I keep my gear ready to go at all times. I'd just about given up on what I thought would be a lackluster sunset -- until it turned spectacular. What a sight.

Nicolas
2006-Jan-20, 01:29 AM
I love this planetary gimmick of having an ever changing beautiful painting over our heads :). Nice pictures!

Maksutov
2006-Jan-20, 02:55 AM
Man, glad I keep my gear ready to go at all times. I'd just about given up on what I thought would be a lackluster sunset -- until it turned spectacular. What a sight.Great stuff! Makes you kinda feel for those who are color-blind.

You need to set up a studio called "Sunsets-я-Us"!

Wolverine
2006-Jan-20, 06:39 PM
Thanks. :)

Once I've secured a couple more lenses to work with, I plan on actually creating and hosting a website dedicated to my photographic chicanery... something more than my lil blog.

There will be an entire section devoted to sunrise/sunset.

Nicolas
2006-Jan-20, 07:49 PM
sun goes up - sun goes down - sun goes up - sun goes down - sun goes up - sun goes down - sun goes up - sun goes down - sun goes up - sun goes down

Free interpretation of Homer J Simpson :)

Melusine
2006-Jan-23, 08:43 PM
Man, glad I keep my gear ready to go at all times. I'd just about given up on what I thought would be a lackluster sunset -- until it turned spectacular. What a sight.
Those are beautiful shots, Wolverine. I showed it to my co-worker...it's so hard for us to see sunsets like that unless we go up a skyscraper or get out of the city. Gorgeous view.



Nicolas:
I love this planetary gimmick of having an ever changing beautiful painting over our heads

:)

Nicolas
2006-Jan-23, 09:17 PM
http://upload.talk2.nl/files/772434td-150%20028.jpg

(the trick in photographing shiny metal - and in fact many objects- is NOT to use the flash. As you see, already without flash you get all shades up to white)

paulie jay
2006-Jan-24, 12:50 AM
This one is a close up of a feature on my bed head.

1749

Nicolas
2006-Jan-26, 11:28 AM
For those who wonder why I'm not into astronomy:

Light polution as seen from my window

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/958580lichtvervuiling%20001_renamed_12575.jpg
(15 seconds lighting time dramatization)

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/796446lichtvervuiling%20006_renamed_24024.jpg
(1 second lighting time, approximate realistic lighting as far as these things "catch" on CCD, the perspective in the clouds is lost a bit to name just one thing)

I do not have a tripod and these are taken from behind glass with a budget camera

These are taken at 2 o' clock in the night in the Netherlands on 26 january 2006. Normally, it should be pitch dark at this time.

Argos
2006-Jan-26, 11:30 AM
With that a sky like that you don´t need light pollution. :)

Nicolas
2006-Jan-26, 11:32 AM
No, but the clouds make the daily amount of light pollution visible :)

Halcyon Dayz
2006-Jan-26, 02:27 PM
Nothing to look at, and yet we produce more astronomers
per capita then any other nation. I am not sure why.

SeanF
2006-Jan-27, 04:23 AM
Took this photo while driving home from work today (hey, if it's not illegal to watch movies while driving, it can't be illegal to take pictures while driving, right?)

The picture's not real clear, but I just thought the shadow of the plane's contrail being cast on the cloud above it was pretty cool...

mickal555
2006-Jan-27, 07:16 AM
Woa, the goverment is starting to make invissable chemtrails!!!

Nicolas
2006-Jan-27, 10:16 AM
Took this photo while driving home from work today (hey, if it's not illegal to watch movies while driving, it can't be illegal to take pictures while driving, right?)

The picture's not real clear, but I just thought the shadow of the plane's contrail being cast on the cloud above it was pretty cool...

Are you sure the contrail is below those clouds? That would mean the sun is extremely low, in order to give a shadow on the cloud above it.

btw it's these contrail shadows that make people believe they've just missed a huge meteor coming down (looks like a smoke trail :)). Or they think the plane has flown a hole through the clouds. While planes actually do this, not his extreme though :).

SeanF
2006-Jan-27, 02:22 PM
Are you sure the contrail is below those clouds? That would mean the sun is extremely low, in order to give a shadow on the cloud above it.
Well, the picture was taken within maybe 20 minutes of sunset, so the sun was pretty low in the sky.

But if you look towards the lower left of that specific formation, it sure looks to me like the contrail is between me and the cloud. Since I know I was below the cloud, I'm pretty sure the contrail was, too. :D

Nicolas
2006-Jan-27, 06:45 PM
20 min before sunset, the sun normally is rather low indeed :D. Well, nice photo of natural shadows above the object itself! :).

I'll take your word for it that you were driving below the clouuds ;)

Wolverine
2006-Jan-28, 10:22 AM
Hey, I'm being attacked by chemtrails too. I caught one of the perpetrators in the second image. ;)

Maksutov
2006-Jan-28, 10:41 AM
Nothing to look at, and yet we produce more astronomers
per capita then any other nation. I am not sure why.If you're talking about Holland/Netherlands/et al, it's probably because the opportunities for observation were so rare, which then led to many cloudy days and nights to figure out just what those observations meant.

Math and other forms of scientific analysis don't need clear skies once they have good data to work with.

Zeer waarschijnlijk aan me.

Halcyon Dayz
2006-Jan-28, 11:09 AM
That might very well be it. :think:

(Your Dutch seems a bit rusty ;) )

Maksutov
2006-Jan-28, 11:22 AM
That might very well be it. :think:

(Your Dutch seems a bit rusty ;) )Thanks. My Dutch is filtered through my Deutsche, which is Platt at its best! Time for reverse osmosis, it would seem.

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-28, 12:33 PM
Seeing if I can make this work.

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-28, 12:36 PM
Guess Not.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-29, 02:24 AM
Sunset series (http://wolverinesden.org/2006/01/28/transformation/), Jan 28. A most welcome sight after a few days of nothing.

Maksutov
2006-Jan-29, 08:19 PM
Sunset series (http://wolverinesden.org/2006/01/28/transformation/), Jan 28. A most welcome sight after a few days of nothing.Excellent photo. That's quite a series you've got going. Sailor's delight!

Here's a shot of a sugar maple near the old homestead in the mountains of eastern Tennessee.

http://img493.imageshack.us/img493/4305/pa2800089ol.th.jpg (http://img493.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pa2800089ol.jpg)

Yup, it was October.

Dragon Star
2006-Jan-29, 08:23 PM
Thats a great shot Mak, thanks for sharing.

The Supreme Canuck
2006-Jan-29, 09:20 PM
Here's one from my trip to Europe. It's a cathedral in Florence.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5686/florence9bi.th.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=florence9bi.jpg)

Warning: This is a rather large image.

Wolverine
2006-Feb-01, 09:59 AM
Crescent Moon over last evening's sunset:

Nicolas
2006-Feb-01, 10:04 AM
That maple picture has beautiful colours and atmosphere, Maksutov. Do you have a less compressed version? The JPG artifacts spoil the softness of the image a bit. On the other hand, they do give RCH a field day :D.

Nicolas
2006-Feb-01, 11:58 AM
I've made a close-up of a Harrier plane scale model I started building some years ago (I never finished it, I should pick it up once). btw never mind the gaps in the rest of the model, it is not glued and puttied (:)) yet. The close-up is of the pilot. I handpainted it, using a brush only (no airbrush, way too small for that). It is a 1/72th scale plane. The pilot is so small I can't really see the eyes of the pilot with my own eyes :). I used a magnification glass to paint some details, but I don't have a good one, let alone one with a stand. So it was guessing what I was painting sometimes :). Looking at it now, I wish I had filed off the mold line, but that's a bit late now. Anyway here's the pic. I used only one colour of green for the suit. The wrinkles in the plastic form made the deep parts get more pigment and become slightly darker. Also the glow and shade of the (no flash) photo enhances this effect. This gives a really nice colour range in the suit, though it all is the same shade of green, painted only once :). It looks better on pic than in reality, I think I'll put a pic of the model on display when it's finished instead of the model itself ;). That's one good 1/72th pilot mold they used in this kit! The rest of the kit is not that good, as many parts hardly fit. Take the instrument panel front: now it's not alligned with the black front block, but otherwise it just wouldn't fit. ther parts are even harder (inlets, wings, nose cone...). For reference, I added a pic with a AA battery for scale. The pilot is small :).

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/20316pilot%20closeup.jpg

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/90295scale.jpg
Indeed, the height of the pilot is about the diameter of an AA battery.

Nicolas
2006-Mar-07, 11:43 PM
In the category "photogrpahs with metal":

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/8984852.jpg

Canon A510, closeup mode without flash.
digital recut from a larger picture and very lightly brightness/contrast adjusted in paint shop.

A large version of this picture (somewhat different recut) is now my windows background :)

Wolverine
2006-Mar-08, 12:16 AM
Spring is almost here. :)

Dragon Star
2006-Mar-08, 12:33 AM
Spring is almost here. :)

Aww man, you got me all excited now!:dance: Beautiful Image.

Nicolas
2006-Mar-08, 09:32 AM
I hope spring is almost here.

It's snowing, it's raining, everything's grey and brown...I vote for spring!! :D

Beautiful pictures, Wolverine.

mahesh
2006-Mar-08, 09:40 AM
Oh Joy of Joys!

thanks Wolverine

captain swoop
2006-Mar-08, 10:08 AM
I did photography at College in the early 80s and my first job was running a Darkroom!

I went Digital at Christmas, I have just got myself an Olympus E500 Digital SLR to replace my venerable pair of OM2 Spots and Cannon T90. I was never one for Auto Focus but the E500 has a Manual focus ring as well, which is nice.

Nicolas
2006-Mar-08, 10:22 AM
I like to use the auto settings, but sometimes I play around with the ISO, F and t values of my digital cam. There is a manual focus as well, but not with a ring so I don't really like to use that one. Autofocus tends to do the job, though sometimes it keeps on focussing on the wrong part :).

I'm slowly learning to take good pics. Though taking sharp pics in lkow light conditions from the hand (no tripod) is quite impossible to me. I always end up with blurred photo's in that case. How does one take sharp pictures sy on a holiday, when there's no tripod around? Or does the amount of light in outside conditions allow for so short lighting times that pictures are bound to be sharp? I don't like using the flash, but that one gives a really short light time, resulting in sharp pics :).

Melusine
2006-Mar-08, 12:59 PM
Spring is almost here. :)
Isn't that second butterfly so pretty? Nice pictures, Wolverine. I'm going to the New England in early May where I can really feel spring (unlike here). I miss all the chrysanthemums. As Wordsworth would say, "Ye that through your hearts to-day, feel the gladness of the May!"

I might break down and buy a digital camera. :think: If I had a scanner, I could show Nicolas my pictures of these little toy soldiers and my Estes rocket from years ago. (My then-boyfriend collected little men.)

captain swoop
2006-Mar-08, 01:13 PM
Well, there is a rule for working out the slowest shutter speed compared to the focal length of the lens to avoid camera shake.

If the light is low set the ISO up to 400 or more, you will get more 'noise' doubling the ISO is equiv to 1 'stop' on the shutter or aperture so 400 is one stop faster than 200 etc. Some Digitals go up to 1600 ISO, if it means you get the shot the noise can be got rid of to some extent. User Shutter Priority if your camera has it and try not to go below about 1/125th of a second. Under exposed pictures can be corrected to some extent in Photoshop.

If the shutter speed goes right down then try and brace the camera against something, wall, tree, post etc.

If you have a digital SLR then you can buy a 'fast' lens with apertures of around 2:0. Olympus offer lenses in the E range with apertures of 2.0, They cost a more than the other lenses in the range but they are 'faster'

Nicolas
2006-Mar-08, 01:43 PM
My digital has ISO 50,100,200,400.
What exacly do you mean by one stop?

I'd have to check, but I thought I could set F from 4 to 8 or something like that, depending on the chosen ISO.

The lower the exposure time the less shaking you see in the pic, but inside you need a bit of exposure. ANd low light + high ISO = noise. That's why in general my inside pics are shaky or noised when taking them without tripod (I don't have one)

Wolverine
2006-Mar-09, 02:13 AM
What exacly do you mean by one stop?

As in F-stop (aperture).


Isn't that second butterfly so pretty? Nice pictures, Wolverine.

Thanks Melusine and everyone. Not satisfied with those last pictures, I camped out for a while today and achieved better results -- posted here (http://www.wolverinesden.org/2006/03/08/invasion-of-the-butterflies/).
(Sorry, I'm too lazy to go resizing them again to attach. ;))

mahesh
2006-Mar-09, 04:23 PM
aw shucks man, Wolverine !

these are so beautiful.

(do you sell them?)

mickal555
2006-Mar-15, 09:29 AM
Wow

Thoose are some beutifull images Wolve :D

Wolverine
2006-Mar-16, 12:48 AM
Thanks. :)

mahesh: I've never sold prints, but might give it a shot in the future. For the time being I'm a little short on equipment (and desired skill...).

Dragon Star
2006-Mar-16, 01:01 AM
Those Butterflies are great shots, spectacular!:clap:

I agree, Photography art is certainly a possibility for such shots, national geographic or discovery mag and many others often puts up $$$$ for such shots as you have.

submit them and see if you can!

Nicolas
2006-Mar-29, 03:46 PM
I have a slowly reacting digital camera and only 4* optical zoom, but still I managed to shoot this one:

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/488512meeuw.jpg

This image is cut from a larger image (I cut some sky out :)), but is not digitally zoomed or altered; this is raw data. I had a hard time making such a picture :).

It is shot from inside my room, without tripod (I don't have one and I had to "hunt" the seagulls :)).

suntrack2
2006-Mar-30, 10:14 AM
nicolas, very nice photo of Bird, actually catching the birds is quite difficult as far as its clearity of photo is concern, but here your camera-intelligence shown a great fleet.that's very nice.

Wolverine, your wolverine's den site is very very nice, I like it mostly.

sunil

Nicolas
2006-Mar-30, 10:21 AM
Thanks! The camera's own intelligence was good indeed. It did the auto focus a bit too far (the bird was still coming towards me when I commanded auto focus, which is a bit or even quite long before shooting the picture itself :)) and thanks to lots of sunlight it had a very short shutter time anyway, so blurring wasn't too bad.

Had the bird flown more parallel to me, focus would have been less off and the end result maybe somewhat sharper.

But I like the picture, it looks a bit like a painting. And it does capture the powerful forms of the seagull in flight.


I like this way of "hunting" over the one with bullets :).

snabald
2006-Mar-30, 03:22 PM
Two of my favorite photographic subjects, my Pugs and my Transformers:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/snabald/yukiII.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/snabald/family/yuki1.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/snabald/Alternators/wj_sm.jpg

Tinaa
2006-Mar-30, 04:59 PM
Spring is almost here. :)


How 'bout some photos of some Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Indian Blanket and other wildflowers that are blooming now? My daughter doesn't like to let me borrow her camera.

Monique
2006-Mar-30, 05:00 PM
Wolverine you have eye for beauty, I am impressed. :)

Wolverine
2006-Mar-30, 06:35 PM
How 'bout some photos of some Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Indian Blanket and other wildflowers that are blooming now?

I went out scouting for some the other day and couldn't find any. The (severe) drought we've had has really tweaked spring's progress here. Usually the redbuds are in full bloom by now along with a host of flora, but I haven't been able to find a blossom within miles. Hopefully the rain we just received coupled with warmer temps will kick-start the process.

Wolverine
2006-Mar-30, 06:35 PM
Wolverine you have eye for beauty, I am impressed. :)

Thanks. :)

Wolverine
2006-Mar-30, 06:37 PM
snabald: your pugs are adorable. That top shot is fantastic.

Tinaa
2006-Mar-30, 09:29 PM
I went out scouting for some the other day and couldn't find any. The (severe) drought we've had has really tweaked spring's progress here. Usually the redbuds are in full bloom by now along with a host of flora, but I haven't been able to find a blossom within miles. Hopefully the rain we just received coupled with warmer temps will kick-start the process.

Come on down SA way. I've seen blue fields. No paintbrushs though. The Primroses are in bloom too.

Monique
2006-Mar-31, 05:11 PM
Wolverine have many admirers here. Is easy to understand. ;)

kashi
2006-Apr-20, 01:55 PM
...some photos I took at night in Melbourne.

teddyv
2006-Apr-20, 02:45 PM
These weren't digital photos, but a couple of favourites from a couple jobs. The first is underground drilling at the Skukum Creek deposit. The second is GPS surveying in D.R.Congo at Twangiza. The second I didn't take, so I hope that doesn't break the spirit of the thread, but its such a great shot.

gwiz
2006-Apr-20, 03:18 PM
I'm going to kick things off with some photos I took at night in Melbourne.

Fake! Where are the stars?

Laser Jock
2006-Apr-20, 03:37 PM
The first is a cute pic of the lil' Laser Jock (3.5 months old now). The second is from a climb up Longs Peak this past summer.

kashi
2006-Apr-20, 11:12 PM
Fake! Where are the stars?

Lol!!! You can't even see them in real life...damn light pollution.

Dragon Star
2006-Apr-21, 12:28 AM
Cute kid you got there Laser!:D

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-21, 01:07 AM
I had no idea that this thread was in existence. I'll have to start sharing out some of the better images that I've taken since we've started our pgoto journeys... but that will have to wait until I get home from work. Anyone here from Montana? You might recognize a few of these places.

Plus, this weekend we're going to Yellowstone, so hopefully we'll get some good shots there, as well.

...John...

The_Radiation_Specialist
2006-Apr-21, 02:05 AM
Heres one I took a couple of years ago (I think I was 12 back then), in a camping trip in the rainforests of Malaysia. I used an old Epson digital camera. This is the river we had to cross to get to the area where we could camp.

Lurking Nerd
2006-Apr-21, 06:20 PM
Anyone here from Montana? You might recognize a few of these places.

Yo. Grew up in Glendive, moved to Bozeman for college, met a girl and stayed. Gotta say I like the country and weather better over here. I may recognize some places but I don't get around the state that much. I'll be interested in seeing them anyways.

Nerd

Doe, John
2006-Apr-21, 10:57 PM
Lets' start a Montanian's thread, hey? I'm in Helena myself. Just got digital and will have some pics once camping season gets in full swing. :)

Captain Kidd
2006-Apr-22, 02:34 AM
Ok, here's a few from me (those are thumbnails by the way).

The Lost Sea - a large cave & underground lake (one of the largest in the world apparently, the lake shots didn't come out too good except for the fish):
http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT001th.jpg (http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT001.jpg)

Bald River Falls in the Tellico River Gorge:
http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT002th.jpg (http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT002.jpg)

Take off! (I love the ability to waste digital "film" for shots like this):
http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT003th.jpg (http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT003.jpg)

Midshipman Kidd, still needing to learn to lift with his legs not his back:
http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT004th.jpg (http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT004.jpg)

The family farm... a bit run down, no more dairy production goes on there anymore:
http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT005th.jpg (http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT005.jpg)

A storm that rolled through tonight:
http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT006th.jpg (http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/baut/BAUT006.jpg)

Melusine
2006-Apr-22, 09:25 AM
OK, I had stopped commenting at Wolverine, so....

Nicolas: I'm going to do something with your seagull, and show you. It's lovely and so airplane-you. (Remind me of something I want to show you)

Snabald: Those little pugs look perpetually terrified. My close uncle had a brown Pug; they have so much personality for little dogs and their crooked teeth always crack me up.

Kashi: Your first photo--that skyscraper with the crane at the top--it's an unusual design. The second photo has a dazzling array of differently colored lights, but what's the deal with that "Amie" promenade? I love cityscape pictures, as well as nature ones. Melbourne looks fun.

TeddyV: I agree that second photo is excellent. The children's dark skin against the lush, green tropical plants, the looks of consternation on some of their faces...it tells a story, though what exactly is the story going on there?

LaserJock: Happy-looking child and love the rocks, lots of rocks!

The Radiation Specialist: Boy, sure looks like dense forest. Am I seeing the river right--low water over shale rocks? Did you come across any temple ruins?

Captain Kidd: I remember National Geographic once had an article on The Lost Sea (http://www.maps-gps-info.com/tn.html). Very cool. I've driven through Tennessee twice from Texas to Connecticut each way via I-84, I-81, I-75, I-59, I-10, and it is a far prettier route than I-95 to I-85. I have a picture of the Tennessee Welcome Center sign and it was a memorably CLEAN, pristine area with neatly cut grass along the highway. (The only problem was the ravines would have been more fun had I not been in a 15-foot UHaul with my car towed behind on a dolly, and the motels along that route are few and umm, yucky.) When I was young we went to the caverns in VA and WV...the whole Appalachians are full of cool spots like that, aren't they.

Great falls shot, fat little Robin, and your son is precious with that huge bright, orange pumpkin. Farm looks so clean and pristine, and that lightning shot is EXCELLENT...an atypical shot of conjoining streaks.

Nice photos everyone. I need to go get a mystery photo that I want to see if anyone recognizes, because I don't know it's exact location.

Melusine
2006-Apr-22, 01:04 PM
I have two "puzzle" pictures. I really don't know what they are, but would like to know.

This one was taken from a plane, hence the haziness from the windows. I know roughly where it is, but would like to know the exact location.

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/907/3813710r101569ll.jpg

This one was taken one morning about a year ago on Quintana Beach. It was right after the sun rose, so humans weren't out and about at that point. My mother and I were trying to figure it out: my first guess was a crab of some sort, but I have never seen a crab imprint exactly like that. The tide was receding. It's kind of cool...it looks like a little sun imprint.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8176/0216804r100514ll.jpg

At the same time, I took this photo. Portuguese Man 'o Wars are very pretty when in the water, though quite "stingy."

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8792/0216804r100939ri.jpg

I tried putting it back in the water using a piece of driftwood, but it was dead.

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/4159/0216804r101145kv.jpg

Sadly, Mr. Incredible could not be saved either. Not so incredible, after all. :shifty:

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7730/0216804r101354dh.jpg

mugaliens
2006-Apr-22, 02:25 PM
Judging from the terrain, it looks like the American southwest, perhaps from S. CA to NV, AZ, S. CO, etc. If you could tell me "roughly where it is," I could consult a JOG and perhaps find out exactly where it is. (JOG stands for Joint Orthographic, and it's a type of chart built to a 1:250,000 scale - great for matching the physical ground with location).

I'm glad the PMOW was dead. They hurt!

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Apr-22, 02:40 PM
I just noticed this thread today. So many great shots!

Captain Kidd, awesome shot of the lightning!http://www.websmileys.com/sm/fingers/fing32.gif

Melusine...not Mr Incredible!!:sad: Could nothing be done???


Here's a shot of my lake at dusk:

http://members.shaw.ca/dkm.pod/lake%20at%20duska.JPG

Dragon Star
2006-Apr-22, 04:25 PM
Wow, that shot is breath taking...this is for sure background worthy.

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Apr-22, 04:52 PM
Wow, that shot is breath taking...this is for sure background worthy.
Thanks. I've got that shot as wallpaper on my computer.

Melusine
2006-Apr-22, 07:11 PM
Judging from the terrain, it looks like the American southwest, perhaps from S. CA to NV, AZ, S. CO, etc. If you could tell me "roughly where it is," I could consult a JOG and perhaps find out exactly where it is. (JOG stands for Joint Orthographic, and it's a type of chart built to a 1:250,000 scale - great for matching the physical ground with location).

I'm glad the PMOW was dead. They hurt!
That's cool, the JOG. I guess I could post the progression of photos, but it was from Houston to Las Vegas and it's definitely past Lubbock, Texas in either New Mexico or Arizona. The dude next to me wouldn't stop talking and trying to look out the window at the same time--grrr--so I was often distracted. Continental flies a straight shot to Vegas, pretty much, if that helps. I could look up their route map, but it's not exact anyway. That flight I was in the first seat of coach, so I didn't get a TV that shows the plane's progress. It was definitely way before the Canyon, so I say New Mexico. If you could find that out, that would be cool. I need to take off right now. :razz:

Melusine
2006-Apr-22, 07:14 PM
Big Brother, your lake??? More info please about the lake. What a beautiful, serene picture. Very nice.

Mr. Incredible was actually on his back. I turned him over and let the waves sink him into the sand. I was reminded of the high school story, "The Most Dangerous Game" for some reason. I loved that movie, btw, a lot of fun...Pixar does a good job.

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Apr-23, 01:58 PM
Big Brother, your lake??? More info please about the lake. What a beautiful, serene picture. Very nice.

Mr. Incredible was actually on his back. I turned him over and let the waves sink him into the sand. I was reminded of the high school story, "The Most Dangerous Game" for some reason. I loved that movie, btw, a lot of fun...Pixar does a good job.
OK, it's not MY lake...but it's the lake where I have my cabin.

It's Christopher Lake and it's about 2 hours north of Saskatoon in the boreal forest. Not very big, and not very crowded. There are some great sunsets there, very dark skies at night, and some great displays of Aurora Borealis.

As far as Mr. Incredible is concerned, I expect you were reminded of the part when Rainsford, after falling overboard, crawls out of the sea onto the beach of the mysterious island.

teddyv
2006-Apr-24, 07:41 PM
TeddyV: I agree that second photo is excellent. The children's dark skin against the lush, green tropical plants, the looks of consternation on some of their faces...it tells a story, though what exactly is the story going on there?

Melusine, I don't know if that was a question looking for an answer, or more of comment. I don't know if you have ever made it to Africa, but its pretty common through the sub-Sahara to attract the attention of the locals when we (as very white North Americans) are working in the area. The kids are very curious. If there is a look of consternation, it may be some of the kids (and this goes for some adults as well) might be a little unsure as to exactly what is happening.

Melusine
2006-Apr-25, 10:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melusine
TeddyV: I agree that second photo is excellent. The children's dark skin against the lush, green tropical plants, the looks of consternation on some of their faces...it tells a story, though what exactly is the story going on there?

Melusine, I don't know if that was a question looking for an answer, or more of comment. I don't know if you have ever made it to Africa, but its pretty common through the sub-Sahara to attract the attention of the locals when we (as very white North Americans) are working in the area. The kids are very curious. If there is a look of consternation, it may be some of the kids (and this goes for some adults as well) might be a little unsure as to exactly what is happening.
No, I've never made it to Africa, though the Serengeti and environs have always interested me since growing up on Wild Kingdom and Bernhard Grzimek. It was a question, iow, it looks like you are surveying, but I wanted to know more. :-)

Actually, one doesn't have to go to Africa to get children curious: I've had that happen in "hobunk" towns in Georgia and Texas where a stranger in town doing something unusual draws attention. Pull out a toy flying saucer, and you're the hit of the neighborhood! But you're right--in parts of Africa this is pronounced. Did you see the recent documentary, "Darwin's Nightmare?" It was up for an Oscar, and is disturbing, though some of the children are remarkably optimistic.

**No one has figured out where my rock mound is. :sad: I will post the progression of photos, but BAUT is so slow now, I'll wait until it has some coffee, or something.

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-25, 04:27 PM
Alright, I finally got off my arse and have whipped up some posts dealing with our family photojournies. I'm using direct links (to ImageShack), since there will be a few images per post and I didn't want to overwhelm anyone.

Our first such trip, on the 22 of January, took us to the nearby Fresno
Reservoir of the Milk River, and then later on the Bears Paw Mountains, all
in Eastern Montana, around our current hometown of Havre. Being an
experimental trip at this point, we didn't go far, but still managed to get
a bunch of great images. I've picked out three of my favorites. Margo took
all of these shots.

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/3402/milkrivervalleyii5fv.jpg This image
is a view of the Milk River valley directly below the small Fresno dam.
Being winter, things are still brown and the trees are spindly and skeletal.
The sides of the valley are the upper most reaches of the Havre Badlands,
sediments some 78 million years old and rich in microfossils, as well as the
occasional fragmented specimen of Hadrosaurs or Tyrannosaurs.

http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/9599/oldhomestead3rh.jpg This image is
of an old homestead, probably on the order of near 100 years old. It's kind
of hard to tell, because things can age fast in this part of the country,
but there is no lack of old ruins around this part of the state, and many of
those date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This place is in
better shape than most, and sits in the middle of a field of grain --
obviously bare at the moment!

http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/8451/sunsetonlake1ii1fj.jpg One of my
favorite shots from this trip, this was taken at First Lake in the Bears Paw
Mountains, just south of Havre. It is an artificial lake, the earthen dam
being off to the right and not visible. Most of the lake was still frozen
at this point, and as the sun was going down, passing through a high, hazy
layer of clouds, it produced a remarkable sunset.

I'll post our next photojourney tomorrow. Hope you all like!

...John...

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Apr-25, 06:35 PM
Great pics John.

The one of the homestead was interesting. Where I live, those are seen all over the place in rural Saskatchewan.

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-25, 09:33 PM
Thanks!

I'd love to dig up more information on some of these houses, but in so many cases they are on land that is seeing its fifth or sixth owner, with little or no records to be found of the earlier inhabitants. In many other cases, of course, the houses are simply the old homes of the farmers' grandfather or great-grandfather. It's amazing as to the history that can be found in what, to all initial appearances, is an empty field of grain!

...John...


Great pics John.

The one of the homestead was interesting. Where I live, those are seen all over the place in rural Saskatchewan.

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-26, 02:12 PM
Okay, time for a review of our second Photojourney:

This is our second photo journey, taken February 5, 2006. We decided that there was much more to
see in the Bears Paw Mountains, judging from our brief visit the previous
week, and so we decided to take a few back roads. The weather was, by and
large, sunny if a bit brisk, although higher up in elevation there were snow
flurries. We didn't get that far; in fact, the one point where we were
about to enter a snow fall, the road morphed into a private access road, and
so we had to turn back anyway.

These mountains, literally an island of high peaks in the middle of the
Eastern Montana plains, are filled with a maze of back roads, valleys,
arroyos, and gulches. Prairie conditions prevail lower down, but the higher
one goes, the more similar the biomes are to the Rocky Mountains. Lower
down there are many, many ranches and small farms, many of them over 100
years old. Here's a good link on the Mountains
(http://www.bigskyfishing.com/Montana-Info/Hi-Line/bearpaw-mountains-picture
s.shtm), along with some great summer pictures.

All the following images were taken by my wife, Margo.

http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/5015/montanaranchii4gg.jpg This is one
of those ranches, in a more open valley than most, and much larger than
most. The classic red barn, I think, is great, although it is by no means
uncommon here. In the background you can see a typical range of lower hills
that mark these mountains. Why some are covered with pine forests and some
aren't I don't know, though I have a hunch it has something to do with 150
years of settler wood harvesting, and possibly a few thousand years of native
American influence as well.

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4510/ranchbuildings0jy.jpg Here's another
shot of a different farm, this one backed right up to a hillside, probably
for protection from the elements during the winter. It may indeed look
pretty brown right now, but currently (as of early April) the grasses are
starting to turn green, and will probably be a nice velvety, rich green by
the time May is over. Alas, as is typical of the weather in this part of
the state, the grasses will fade back to brown by the late summer.

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/9386/valleyinthebearpaws8zr.jpg This is
a view looking towards the heart of the mountains, and in the snowy distance
you can see Mount Baldy, the highest peak in the small range. I love this
shot because of the depth that it contains, and decided to use it here even
though it was taken from inside the car (you can just see some reflections
from the car window in the sky).

That's it for this journey. Again, I'll post the next one tomorrow.

...John...

teddyv
2006-Apr-26, 04:31 PM
. It was a question, iow, it looks like you are surveying, but I wanted to know more. :-)

The equipment is a roving GPS receiver. It's a little dated now as far as style. The surveyor was carrying out a topographic survey in the area of gold deposit in the eastern Congo. Our consulting company was responsible for the work.


Did you see the recent documentary, "Darwin's Nightmare?" It was up for an Oscar, and is disturbing, though some of the children are remarkably optimistic.

No, I haven't seen that.

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Apr-26, 06:38 PM
John, well done!http://www.websmileys.com/sm/fingers/fing32.gif

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-26, 09:20 PM
Thanks, Dunk!

...John...

Nicolas
2006-Apr-26, 10:47 PM
OK, I had stopped commenting at Wolverine, so....

Nicolas: I'm going to do something with your seagull, and show you. It's lovely and so airplane-you. (Remind me of something I want to show you)


I'm curious! I really like that picture. It's not too sharp, but it really looks like a painting that way. Too bad that was the highest resolution I could get. Taking the picture was a pain (seagulls don't do what you want, when you want it), but it was a good pass time during study breaks :D.

I'm curious what you're going to do with it! :D

Melusine
2006-Apr-27, 01:42 AM
John Dollan, nice pictures and commentary. Tell your wife they're wonderful photos and thanks for sharing. Jared Diamond talks about tree harvesting, etc. in his book, "Collapse," and how mountains in South America have been scoured, etc. I love the last photo where the mountains look blue against the brown foreground. Nice. I've never been up that way, and my step-sister lived in Boise, Idaho (very pretty mountains there, too) and I never visited her (nor in Hawaii). Life is too short!



I'm curious! I really like that picture. It's not too sharp, but it really looks like a painting that way. Too bad that was the highest resolution I could get. Taking the picture was a pain (seagulls don't do what you want, when you want it), but it was a good pass time during study breaks :D.

I'm curious what you're going to do with it! :D
I think you're right about the resolution--I was just going to play around with it with different effects--I'm not quite getting what I want, which is to put Mr. Seagull superimposed on one of my pictures. BTW, my boss gave me his Kodak Easy Share catalogue--it's so easy to put one's photos on canvas ($90), cards, books, shirts, etc, these days. I'd like to do something with some astrophotos since I have no wall-space left...hmm, unless I repaint the kitchen wall with the crooked diamonds...;)

Did you give up on moons?

If you want a seagull to dive-bomb you, just go near its chick or nest. I might buy a cheap scanner this weekend.

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-27, 03:23 AM
John Dollan, nice pictures and commentary. Tell your wife they're wonderful photos and thanks for sharing. Jared Diamond talks about tree harvesting, etc. in his book, "Collapse," and how mountains in South America have been scoured, etc. I love the last photo where the mountains look blue against the brown foreground. Nice. I've never been up that way, and my step-sister lived in Boise, Idaho (very pretty mountains there, too) and I never visited her (nor in Hawaii). Life is too short!

Glad you liked them! Wait until we get some of Glacier Park! THOSE are the mountains that I consider home, and they are tremendously beautiful.

...John...

Charlie in Dayton
2006-Apr-27, 03:30 AM
Here's a pic of one of my guitars.

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...butbutbut...they don't go to 11...

Nicolas
2006-Apr-27, 07:02 AM
John Dollan, nice pictures and commentary. Tell your wife they're wonderful photos and thanks for sharing. Jared Diamond talks about tree harvesting, etc. in his book, "Collapse," and how mountains in South America have been scoured, etc. I love the last photo where the mountains look blue against the brown foreground. Nice. I've never been up that way, and my step-sister lived in Boise, Idaho (very pretty mountains there, too) and I never visited her (nor in Hawaii). Life is too short!



I think you're right about the resolution--I was just going to play around with it with different effects--I'm not quite getting what I want, which is to put Mr. Seagull superimposed on one of my pictures. BTW, my boss gave me his Kodak Easy Share catalogue--it's so easy to put one's photos on canvas ($90), cards, books, shirts, etc, these days. I'd like to do something with some astrophotos since I have no wall-space left...hmm, unless I repaint the kitchen wall with the crooked diamonds...;)

Did you give up on moons?

If you want a seagull to dive-bomb you, just go near its chick or nest. I might buy a cheap scanner this weekend.

The aim was to shoot the seagull pictures from inside my room - which I did :).

The same goes for the moon pictures. I did not give up on them, but I never had clear skies on the quarter moons. Too bad :).

Melusine
2006-Apr-27, 12:02 PM
Nicolas, you can leave your apartment sometimes. Really, I've tried it and it works. ;-)

Ok, still no location for "my mound." Here's the sequence of airplane photos...if only I could remember when I started taking them.

Part I. BAUT only allows 8 images in a post, but 8 is a fine number:

First one, then in order:
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9899/3813710r100514sx.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r100514sx.jpg)

I'm not used to little flat-faced cameras, that's a finger:
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7809/3813710r100720wm.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r100720wm.jpg)

Next:
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9168/3813710r100934ha.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r100934ha.jpg)

This is my William Shatner shot; there really is a furry thing on the wing, you just can't see it:
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5595/3813710r101140xo.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r101140xo.jpg)

BTW, another plane, a smaller one flew close by almost level. It's nice to get a sense of how fast we're going:
http://img280.imageshack.us/img280/5863/3813710r101352nu.th.jpg (http://img280.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r101352nu.jpg)

So now the mound appears:
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/703/3813710r101564fb.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r101564fb.jpg)

Next:
http://img280.imageshack.us/img280/4721/3813710r101772tz.th.jpg (http://img280.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r101772tz.jpg)

We've almost arrived. That's Lake Mead, and Hoover Dam somewhere down there:
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6974/3813710r101982tq.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r101982tq.jpg)

Melusine
2006-Apr-27, 12:23 PM
Part II (of determining location of mound en route to Vegas plus a couple of extras)

**ImageShack has locked up and I can't get back into it. Part II will have to come later. I want an invincible PC! :mad:

Okey doke....

We're either banking or I'm drunk:
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4961/3813710r102196ym.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r102196ym.jpg)


This is supposed to be a desert! Look at the obscene golf course oasis:
http://img284.imageshack.us/img284/7295/3813710r1023101ce.th.jpg (http://img284.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r1023101ce.jpg)

It was a hazy day, plus two panes of plexiglass:
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6776/3813710r1025110jm.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r1025110jm.jpg)

No wind, thankfully:
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8748/3813710r1027124mn.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r1027124mn.jpg)


My b-in-law (with face chopped) eating an obscene cornbeef sandwich at the Carnegie Deli at The Mirage casino-mall. The scraps from this restaurant could probably feed the Lake Victoria area for a year.
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6471/anthonyandsandwich3oj.th.jpg (http://img188.imageshack.us/my.php?image=anthonyandsandwich3oj.jpg)


Another victim to Vegas excess and large proportions:
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/2430/dudewithcornbeefsandwich1ke.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dudewithcornbeefsandwich1ke.jpg)

The cutest guy in Vegas...the dolphin!
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2535/3813710r1039188mo.th.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3813710r1039188mo.jpg)

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-27, 01:55 PM
Hi folks...

Here's our third photo journey, from February 12, 2006. We had decided to work our way to Malta and
Fort Peck. It was a long day, but it was definitely worth it. In fact,
along the way we made a long stop at Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, and
though it was largely empty and still frozen over, we spent so much time
there that we only had a couple of hours at Fort Peck itself. Still, we
considered this trip a reconnaissance mission, and are planning to return to
it this summer, when it's warm and prime camping weather!

All the images were taken by my wife, Margo.

http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/7244/bowdoinlakeii1ch.jpg Here's a view
of the Bowdoin lake, all frozen over and marked by old, crusty snow drifts
that have themselves frozen solid. It looks pretty barren, and at the time
it was, but by the height of the summer it will probably be absolutely
teeming with geese and ducks, perhaps even swans, and a whole plethora of
other wildlife forms.

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/9295/sacredheart8wf.jpg Along the way to
our destinations, along highway 2, we came across a church. I'm not sure
how old it was; it didn't seem to still be in use, although the adjoining
cemetery was. It is of a definite southwest design, and really reminded me
of the old Spanish missions that we'd find in New Mexico.

http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/8207/wagonwheel5zy.jpg At Fort Peck, we
came across a few public access roads and had time enough to go on a couple.
On one, we came across an old wagon wheel propped against a fence. With the
coming sunset, it provided the perfect photo opportunity!

This was something of a sparse one, I know, but to keep the length down I'm choosing only the best of the shots.

...John...

Nicolas
2006-Apr-27, 04:12 PM
Nicolas, you can leave your apartment sometimes. Really, I've tried it and it works. ;-)


I know ;) :D

I just never take the time to go out with my camera. I do go out though, don't panic :D.

blueshift
2006-Apr-27, 04:34 PM
Here is a past toy that was a compassion to work on a few years back.

http://www.angelfire.com/sc/BOBBYNVENUSTRIKEPAGE/history.html

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Apr-27, 06:12 PM
Melusine, those food portions ARE obscene! Man!:exclaim: :eek:

By the way, there's no such thing as an obscene golf oasis!;)

Anyway, I'm off to Ireland. I'll check out the thread in a couple of weeks.

Melusine
2006-Apr-27, 08:02 PM
Melusine, those food portions ARE obscene! Man!:exclaim: :eek:

By the way, there's no such thing as an obscene golf oasis!;)

Anyway, I'm off to Ireland. I'll check out the thread in a couple of weeks.
I expected you to make a comment about the golf--I actually toned down my first description. You don't want to hear me go on about golf courses in Florida, do you? :D Yeah, all the food there is obscenely proportioned, not cheap, but really who wants that much? It looks like some grade-school class project that one could start carving Devil's Tower out of like in "Close Encounters." I had a cheeseburger that turned into a huge sloppy mess. I cut out my sister laughing and my b-in-law's face is pretty funny, but the guy I took a picture of reading his paper--he never looked up. :eh:

I don't have much in ImageShack: here's the Apollo 17 capsule at Johnson Space Center here. I touched it...actually petted the capsule door and such, lol, while listening to Cernan on some headphones. The room is very dark. I half expected some intercom voice to say, "Please step away from the capsule!" (I have to touch everything, it's no wonder I don't get thrown out of museums, but I figured that since it went crashing through the atmosphere my touching it was nothing. The bottom looked nice and toasted.)

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5876/apollo17capsule6xl.th.jpg (http://img513.imageshack.us/my.php?image=apollo17capsule6xl.jpg)

Have a fun and safe trip to Ireland, BBD!

Melusine
2006-Apr-27, 08:04 PM
John Dollan, I really like the mission and the wheel. Or should I say Margo?:)

Nice pics!

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Apr-27, 08:57 PM
I expected you to make a comment about the golf--I actually toned down my first description. You don't want to hear me go on about golf courses in Florida, do you? :D Yeah, all the food there is obscenely proportioned, not cheap, but really who wants that much? It looks like some grade-school class project that one could start carving Devil's Tower out of like in "Close Encounters." I had a cheeseburger that turned into a huge sloppy mess. I cut out my sister laughing and my b-in-law's face is pretty funny, but the guy I took a picture of reading his paper--he never looked up. :eh:

I don't have much in ImageShack: here's the Apollo 17 capsule at Johnson Space Center here. I touched it...actually petted the capsule door and such, lol, while listening to Cernan on some headphones. The room is very dark. I half expected some intercom voice to say, "Please step away from the capsule!" (I have to touch everything, it's no wonder I don't get thrown out of museums, but I figured that since it went crashing through the atmosphere my touching it was nothing. The bottom looked nice and toasted.)

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5876/apollo17capsule6xl.th.jpg (http://img513.imageshack.us/my.php?image=apollo17capsule6xl.jpg)

Have a fun and safe trip to Ireland, BBD!

Thanks Mel. I hope to have some good pictures of Ireland to share when I get back.

I was at the Space Center when I was in Houston back in January. It was awesome!! But wouldn't you know it, I forgot my camera back at the hotel.:wall:
Anyway, I crashed the Shuttle sim about 6 times before I gave up.

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-27, 09:00 PM
John Dollan, I really like the mission and the wheel. Or should I say Margo?:)

Nice pics!

Margo sends her thanks! Beginning with our Yellowstone trip (a few days in the future as far as this forum goes, though we went this past weekend) I'll start showing both her and my images. I like to think that I'm getting a wee bit better at this!

...John...

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-28, 02:10 PM
Our fourth photo journey, on March 24 2006, came after quite a delay, due to weather and
generally cold conditions. As a sort of "testing the waters" trip, we
decided to drive out to Saddle Butte, which is only about 2 miles from where
we live, although the road that we went on goes deep into the heart of the
Bears Paw Mountains. We drove out a total of about 15 miles ourselves, but
as we had evening plans and the trip itself was a sort of impulse things, we
didn't go any further. However, an impression was made upon the boys on
this trip. Saddle Butte is where the giant rock "H" can be found, up kept
by the high school, with the current graduating year always displayed next
to it. You know, almost every town has one. Well, you can of course see
the "H" quite clearly from home, but we also drove right under it, and THAT
piqued the boys' interest a lot. In fact, Jackson is now absolutely
enamored of the "H", and STILL talks about both it and Saddle Butte!

All the images were taken by Margo.

http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/6826/montanahorses8wu.jpg Along the way,
the most that we saw of interest were horses, and cattle with their new born
calves. These horses were playing around at the fence right by the road,
and they were quite regal in their movements. In this shot, they are
galloping away, but the still-snowy Bears Paw Mountains in the background
only add to the scene.

http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/8647/calf5vg.jpg Alright, this is a
small image, and while I tend to view cattle as strictly a food source, you
can't help but to think that this little guy is kind of cute. In fact,
judging from the way he was walking, I wouldn't doubt that he was but a day
old or less. He was a part of a much larger herd, of course, and wasn't the
only calf we could see. But he was the only one that seemed curious about
us... or rather our big red car, from which Margo was shooting.

http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/3039/atarun7sc.jpg Another shot of one
of those horses, this time at a full gallop. he was actually chasing the
other horses, but here it looks like he was racing our car.

That's it for this photo journey. I'll be getting the next tomorrow. Hope you guys enjoyed!

...John...

Hydro
2006-Apr-28, 03:07 PM
Anyone want to guess where these shots were taken? Hint: The highest paved road in the U.S.

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Laser Jock
2006-Apr-28, 04:20 PM
Anyone want to guess where these shots were taken? Hint: The highest paved road in the U.S.

2504

2505 Easy: Mt. Evans (http://www.14ers.com/photos/MtEvans/p_mtevans.html)

Hydro
2006-Apr-28, 04:24 PM
Easy: Mt. Evans (http://www.14ers.com/photos/MtEvans/p_mtevans.html)

I knew that was too easy, as I am a flatlander :)

Summit lake was an amazing view, and I'm glad the ram was on the top rock when I arrived (out of breath).

Pikes Peak was not as impressive, in my opinion.

Melusine
2006-Apr-28, 05:59 PM
Thanks Mel. I hope to have some good pictures of Ireland to share when I get back.

I was at the Space Center when I was in Houston back in January. It was awesome!! But wouldn't you know it, I forgot my camera back at the hotel.:wall:
Anyway, I crashed the Shuttle sim about 6 times before I gave up.
I have one of the Mercury capsule that I really like, too. Shoot, you were here in Houston in January? You should have told me...I'd have taken you, your wife (or date or dude) out to a great Greek restaurant or some cool places I know. I hope you played golf, at least.

BTW, my parents have been trying to go to Ireland, but were told due to football (soccer) that getting anything was near to impossible, and better wait until it's over. Hmm. Again, have a great time!

Melusine
2006-Apr-28, 06:02 PM
Great shots, MargoJohnDollan! The horse galloping is wonderful, and I am a sucker for baby cows (calves). We have them back again in the property behind our Florida home. (I like goats too.)

You two are making me want to take a longgg road trip. Thanks! :)

Melusine
2006-Apr-28, 06:14 PM
I knew that was too easy, as I am a flatlander :)

Summit lake was an amazing view, and I'm glad the ram was on the top rock when I arrived (out of breath).

Pikes Peak was not as impressive, in my opinion.
Hydro,The ram photo is great. I didn't recognize the mountains at first, but after looking at this map, I realized we had driven up and around Pike's Peak, though it was closed at some point because of snow/ice. I have pictures of animals and such, and the aspen trees looked lovely. I'll have to scan some. Thanks for sharing. :)

http://www.colorado-mapsite.com/maps/us_co_denver_ua.jpg

Hydro
2006-Apr-28, 06:28 PM
Thanks for sharing. :)

My pleasure. I will post more as time allows. My wife has lots of exotic flowers, for example :)

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John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-28, 09:12 PM
Great shots, MargoJohnDollan! The horse galloping is wonderful, and I am a sucker for baby cows (calves). We have them back again in the property behind our Florida home. (I like goats too.)

You two are making me want to take a longgg road trip. Thanks! :)

**grins** Well, you'll really get the urge once the images from our Yellowstone trip are redy to post. Plus, in July, we've decided to go to Yellowstone and the Tetons for an entire week. Great stuff coming up.

On a very high note, Margo will be showing some of her best shots in an art gallery this summer, as well, here in Havre. I'm more thrilled than I can say that she's finally getting to work with her life's dream!

...John...

Lurking Nerd
2006-Apr-28, 11:31 PM
Here's a few I took during fire season a few years back. The first is taken out the window of a 2nd story bedroom. I took the other 3 after walking about 5 or 6 blocks east of the townhouse. I think the 1st of these was taken a day or two before the others and was definetly taken earlier in the day. They may not be the most dramatic pictures, but I think they are interesting because I didn't have to leave town to take them. Heck, I didn't even leave the house for one of them.

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-30, 05:21 AM
Our fifth journey on March 26, 2006 came only a couple days after the fourth. We had been
invited to the opening of "Narnia" in the redressed theater in Rudyard, so
we decided to stop at a few places along the way and take a few shots. We
visited Fresno again, as well as a couple of spots just off of Highway 2.
The weather had since turned cold once again, however, and much was still
frozen. However, by the time that we headed home, the sun was out and
bright.

All the images were taken by Margo, as usual.

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/3825/countryschool6sp.jpg This is an old
school house that at least one former (recently) MSU-N teacher attended when
he was a child. A great view of an old ruined structure that should, by all
rights, be preserved as a state historical landmark.

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/695/homestead4dc.jpg Another ruined
home. I love the split chimney on this one.

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/3299/front8qv.jpg Towards the end of the
day, the clouds began to break. Even this oncoming front did not have much
of an impact.

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/6573/liamonthebeach6ec.jpg This is Liam,
walking along the shore of Fresno. As you can see, it was cold and windy.
But it was still difficult getting he and his brother back in the car!

Hope y'all enjoy!

...John...

hermajesty
2006-May-02, 05:58 AM
It's actually Yocona.

The beer bottles are actually a tribute, albeit Bud Light is not much of a tribute to anything. It's a way of honoring our beloved Faulkner, going to his grave late at night, usually drunk (the only way he'd have it), and pouring out a drink or two for him.

frogesque
2006-May-02, 05:12 PM
Couple taken last year:

Red Admiral on Sunflower

http://frogesque.com/29sep05/sf.jpg

Emerging Moonlight.

http://frogesque.com/14sep05/edn1.jpg

If you have a bad case of light pollution you might as well make the most of it!

Taken from Seafield (Kirkcaldy) overlooking the Firth of Forth toward Edinburgh. Arthur's Seat is on the extreme RHS skyline and Inchkeith (with the lighthouse) is kind of in the middle

John M. Dollan
2006-May-02, 10:01 PM
Hi folks...

This is from our sixth family trip, on April 2, 2006. On this
trip, we brought along our niece, Megan, which really upped the interest
factor! She was thrilled with the trip, and I think she managed to get the
boys interested in certain things that we saw as well. Of course, there
were plenty of other times where they were more interested in playing with
each other rather than what we were seeing! Our primary destination was
Tiber Reservoir, just beyond Chester. Of course, things were still kind of
cold, and there was still plenty of ice to be seen on the water. But there
was more wildlife in evidence, including geese and ducks, the occasional
bird of prey, and at least one snowy owl sitting in a field (which, alas, we
did not get a picture of). We also found plenty of places to camp here, and
the odds are pretty good that we will be returning later this summer, when
the water's warm and the grass is green.

All the images were taken by my wife, Margo, as usual.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2012/belowtiberdam7by.jpg This is a view
across the water, just below the spillway of the Tiber dam, which is itself
a large earthen structure. Across the water you can see the highly eroded
valley sides, made up of sediments that I have been told are rich in
fossils. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to investigate this. The water
itself was quite calm and passive, but being below the spillways can become
very turbulent, I'd imagine. There were definitely fish in it, though, as
several large jumpers were observed -- but of course always escaping the
camera's eye!

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6932/jacksonthrowingrocks4hc.jpg Splash!
Yes, we all remember that, as a child, the best part of going to a large
body of water (heck, *any* body of water) is the sheer fun of tossing rocks
in the water and making big splashes. We managed to catch Jack in the act,
just as a record-breaking sized rock made a wet and noisy touch down. It
was followed immediately by his loud "Woo-hoo!"

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/1672/kidsbelowtiberii4mh.jpg The
troublesome trio! Liam (in blue), Jackson, and their cousin Megan, taking a
reluctant break from throwing rocks and twigs into the water to pose for a
picture. The kids loved this trip, and all of the opportunities to get out
and simply screw around. And that, of course, in one of the primary points
of these trips!

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/1325/moiraattiberdamspillway4el.jpg Here
is Moira, our youngest, carefully investigating a totally new environment to
her. While the boys were tossing in rocks, the bigger being the better, she
was stumbling about and squatting down, taking detailed peeks at the rocks
and bits of woody debris that she was finding. When she found the water,
she was thrilled with splashing a foot or a hand in it, at least until she
started getting cold. In the background, you can see the spillway of the
Tiber dam, quiescent at this point in the year. The images above, by the
way, were taken below this spillway. This image is taken up above, at the
shore of the lake itself.

Hope you guys enjoy.

...John...

Captain Kidd
2006-May-03, 02:17 AM
Couple taken last year:

Red Admiral on Sunflower

Emerging Moonlight.

If you have a bad case of light pollution you might as well make the most of it!

Taken from Seafield (Kirkcaldy) overlooking the Firth of Forth toward Edinburgh. Arthur's Seat is on the extreme RHS skyline and Inchkeith (with the lighthouse) is kind of in the middleWow, very nice. I've been trying to do macro shots but I don't have the right lens for it.

suntrack2
2006-May-07, 08:13 AM
John, is that Havre lake? in the image!

John M. Dollan
2006-May-07, 01:50 PM
John, is that Havre lake? in the image!

It's Tiber Reservoir (or Lake Elwell; some people use the names interchangeably) , which is about 60 or so miles from Havre. A remote but still popular location for people in this part of the state.

...John...

The_Radiation_Specialist
2006-May-07, 02:18 PM
This is a really big Buddha statue in Malaysian Jungles.

mahesh
2006-May-08, 11:15 AM
This is a really big Buddha statue in Malaysian Jungles.

EXQUISITE! Rad Spec


thanks

Melusine
2006-May-10, 06:29 AM
Lurking Nerd, those are great photos. I like the second one especially, which reminds me of Magritte's L'Empire des Lumieres (http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1930000/images/_1931304_magritte150.jpg) with the dark foreground, but then you have this huge smoke cloud! I'm wondering why you choose to put a date-stamp on your photos though...I find those distracting. :)

Margo/John, there isn't a photo that's just ho-hum. The clarity of these photos when enlarged is just superb. What kind of camera/lens are you using? I like the abandoned schoolhouse images--they're sort of spooky and sad anachronisms. Otoh, I can imagine your kids having loads of fun exploring these new places. The one of Moira in her vivid, red raincoat against the muted stone colors suddenly reminds me of that ONE shot of color in the movie "Schindler's List" where the little girl crosses the street in her red overcoat. The storm front (clouds) would please the The Cloud Appreciation Society. Great stuff you're doing!

Frogesque, nice macro shot with butterfly. I tried chasing one last weekend, but did far better with the water striders. Cool hole in the sky. ;)

Hermajesty, what are you referring to? Did I miss something?

Radiation Specialist, you went on a cool trip, for sure.

I have seven rolls of 35mm film to develop, and nearly 200 digital photos that I need to plug in. I'm not looking forward to doling out the $$ for the 35 mm, but we'll see what turns up; out of ~168 shots I just want one particular ghostcrab photo to come out right...:lol:

Charlie in Dayton
2006-May-11, 01:47 AM
There's always a bunch of photos on the annual pilgrimage to the Keweenaw, but most of 'em are motorsports related.

However...last year, I took a few minutes off the road to try some astro photography. And just before I got back into the car, I decided to get artistic a tad...

Sunrise in late October over M28, west of Seney, MI (in the Upper Peninsula)

Cougar
2006-May-11, 02:51 AM
http://www.xmission.com/~dcc/r4-21.jpg

Tokyo Night

Nicolas
2006-May-11, 07:48 PM
For the first time I managed to grow a new flower on the rose I got (well, the earlier ones died before they opened):

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/5850732.jpg

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/8679563.jpg

(it was too dark to make good pics without flash with this camera)

Wolverine
2006-May-12, 12:15 AM
Not trying to downplay the great shots posted in this thread, but I don't think it was intended to be sticky. Unpinned.

suntrack2
2006-May-12, 01:59 PM
charlie, very nice photo by you, I think such road is beautiful for a poet to chalk out new poem, here the road appears like rays coming through horizone and travelling on the road. nice photo by you.

sunil

Nicolas
2006-May-12, 09:22 PM
Today my rose completely opened up: :)

http://upload.talk2.nl/files/638856roos.jpg

I'm having difficulties with getting the colours as they are in reality without losing depth in the rose flower itself.

Melusine
2006-May-12, 09:39 PM
Not trying to downplay the great shots posted in this thread, but I don't think it was intended to be sticky. Unpinned.
Darn, I had thought whomever had made it a sticky did a good thing since it makes it easier to find. I say stay sticky!

Nice rose shots Nicolas. Yellow roses (and yellow flowers in general) are beautiful. :)

Cougar, Tokyo looks like one big Times Square...never been there, but would like to go at some point.

clop
2006-May-12, 10:47 PM
A sea eagle carrying a fish across the face of a sunset over the Arabian Sea.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/tumkin/my%20photography/sunset.jpg

clop

Melusine
2006-May-13, 04:07 PM
That's very pretty, Clop.

Here are my nightime pals: the first one is unfortunately not the photo I wanted, but it's nowhere to be found. I had the flashlight between my knees and the crab cast a perfect crab-shadow behind him. Very ghostly indeed! This is the only one of two that came out, and I'm on my knees taking his picture. I imagine he was a little annoyed and stunned, but he happily scurried off.

The second one I took from my car window on the beach. April 29th and 30th had extraordinarily high and low tides on the Galveston-Surfside-Quintana Beach coastline--the highest and lowest I've personally ever seen there. At this point the tide was just going out, and I had to dodge many ghost crabs heading for their holes while driving on the beach. This guy posed for me. :razz:

Lianachan
2006-Jun-05, 10:54 PM
Was having a rummage, tidying my hard drive, and I found these pictures of hereabouts which I took a few years ago. Fairly poor quality, due to being scanned in from olde wurlde printed photos!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_woodedstream.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/woodedstream.jpg)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_winter4.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/winter4.jpg)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_winter3.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/winter3.jpg)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/th_winter.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Lianachan/Misc/winter.jpg)

suntrack2
2006-Jun-06, 10:32 AM
nice photography here, preserved photos and live photos are one of the best.

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Jun-07, 04:16 AM
Here's a picture of Gouganbarra Lake in the mountains west of Cork, Ireland. It was dusk and there was a fog covering the lake.

Maksutov
2006-Jun-07, 04:55 AM
Here's a picture of the Housatonic River in Stockbridge, Massachusetts that I took back in 1965. It's a scan of a 2 ¼ by 2 ¼ Ektachrome slide. The original scan was about 18MB, which I had to knock down to under ~150KB to meet the BAUT attachment requirements.

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This is the location Charles Ives recalled when he wrote The Housatonic at Stockbridge, both the song and the finale to his Three Places in New England.

yuzuha
2006-Jun-07, 07:34 AM
http://members.cox.net/~yuzuha/tric.jpg
Original 35mm image is a lot better than this scanned version.
He lives in the science museum in St. Paul Mn.

Maksutov
2006-Jun-07, 08:19 AM
That's very pretty, Clop.

Here are my nightime pals: the first one is unfortunately not the photo I wanted, but it's nowhere to be found. I had the flashlight between my knees and the crab cast a perfect crab-shadow behind him. Very ghostly indeed! This is the only one of two that came out, and I'm on my knees taking his picture. I imagine he was a little annoyed and stunned, but he happily scurried off.

The second one I took from my car window on the beach. April 29th and 30th had extraordinarily high and low tides on the Galveston-Surfside-Quintana Beach coastline--the highest and lowest I've personally ever seen there. At this point the tide was just going out, and I had to dodge many ghost crabs heading for their holes while driving on the beach. This guy posed for me. :razz:Those eyes in the first one: wow! Looks like something right out of The History Channel's Ghost Crabs of the Haunted Gulf. Wonderful, delicate colors in the second one. He probably posed because he was aware of how pretty he was. ;)

Excellent photos.

Nicolas
2006-Jun-07, 05:35 PM
http://members.cox.net/~yuzuha/tric.jpg
Original 35mm image is a lot better than this scanned version.
He lives in the science museum in St. Paul Mn.

Seeing them like that, it's amazing they once walked where we do now. They look a lot like many current animals (skeleton type), yet there's nothing like them around nowadays (in this case a rhino would come closest I guess). nice pic!

lek
2006-Jun-17, 04:47 PM
Clearly this thread needs to be brought back to page 1...

Here's a picture on shore of a lake near me.

R.A.F.
2006-Jun-17, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the bump, lek...gives me an excuse to post this (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/raflaf/100_51281.jpg) picture of our very sleepy kitty. :)

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Jun-18, 02:48 AM
Thanks for the bump, lek...gives me an excuse to post this (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/raflaf/100_51281.jpg) picture of our very sleepy kitty. :)
HAH!!:D
Terrific picture! It looks like your cat is just about to slide off.

Professor Marvel
2006-Jun-18, 04:47 AM
This is a pic of my daughter on her new Harley. I am (in)famous for taking foot portraits of people (I call them Foot-O-Graphs). I find that not only are they very individualistic, but folks are much less self-conscious when they know that their faces are not in the picture.

http://zone-vx.com/fog_harley.jpg

Maksutov
2006-Jun-18, 05:01 AM
This is a pic of my daughter on her new Harley. I am (in)famous for taking foot portraits of people (I call them Foot-O-Graphs). I find that not only are they very individualistic, but folks are much less self-conscious when they know that their faces are not in the picture.[edit]Nice shot.

Could that tendency to focus on foot portraits be called "Feet Ish Us"? ;)

R.A.F.
2006-Jun-18, 06:46 PM
It looks like your cat is just about to slide off.

She has on occasion completely fallen off of that stereo...it's funnier than hell. However when I took that picture she had been in that particular position for about 20 minutes.

Melusine
2006-Jun-18, 07:19 PM
LOL, RAF, can I save that? That is so priceless...she looks like a white stole just limply hanging over the stereo.

Lek, nice lake! Makes me want to swim.

Professor Marvel, nice quality b&w photo--great. I guess she's really got the Harley gear going, huh?

Yazuha, that brought back memories of the Yale Peabody Museum, which we went to every year in grade school for field trips. It's known for its outstanding murals, but their dinosaurs (and the giant squid replica) really left an impression on us. (Ken Ham can just go the way of the dinos!) Cool picture!

To Mak: Speaking of... http://www.yale.edu/peabody/exhibits/alienearths.html (http://www.yale.edu/peabody/exhibits/alienearths.html) There was no astronomy/space stuff there when we were kids. But there was a really cool excavation of a lightning bolt path.

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Jun-19, 04:00 AM
Prof Marvel, very cool shot! http://www.websmileys.com/sm/fingers/fing32.gif

Here's a picture of a street in Dublin on a rainy day:

yuzuha
2006-Jun-19, 04:34 AM
This is a pic of my daughter on her new Harley. I am (in)famous for taking foot portraits of people (I call them Foot-O-Graphs). I find that not only are they very individualistic, but folks are much less self-conscious when they know that their faces are not in the picture.


Nice shot. I have a friend who just doesn't get that I still take black and white pictures, but color just doesn't give the dramatic contrast in textures and shading that B&W can.

Maksutov
2006-Jun-19, 04:40 AM
[edit]To Mak: Speaking of... http://www.yale.edu/peabody/exhibits/alienearths.html (http://www.yale.edu/peabody/exhibits/alienearths.html) There was no astronomy/space stuff there when we were kids. But there was a really cool excavation of a lightning bolt path.Remember that big Foucault pendulum in the foyer? It was great to go by it after an hour or so and see how it had "moved". Always enjoyed Zallinger’s Age of Reptiles mural. Even though some of its depictions are obsolete, the vibrancy and Devonian/Cretaceous progression are outstanding.

Machindo
2006-Jun-19, 06:15 AM
Me in the Christmas Spirit
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/tyran-t-briggs/MerryChristmasgoddamnit.png

Maksutov
2006-Jun-19, 06:41 AM
Me in the Christmas Spirit[edit]Great picture. You look like jolly old Satan Claus himself!

:clap:

Machindo
2006-Jun-19, 06:55 AM
Hehe, thanks. I try.

Lurking Nerd
2006-Jun-23, 07:10 PM
We have people here in the office that like to decorate offices when the occupant turns another decade older. This was one of the best. He turned 30 and they bought some aluminum foil.

Laser Jock
2006-Jun-24, 01:00 AM
I took this picture this past weekend. It's a small creek near the trailhead for Mt. Antero (http://www.14ers.com/photos/MtAntero/p_mtantero.html)

Dragon Star
2006-Jun-24, 02:41 AM
Hey Machindo, nice poster.:D

Melusine
2006-Jun-24, 06:55 AM
We have people here in the office that like to decorate offices when the occupant turns another decade older. This was one of the best. He turned 30 and they bought some aluminum foil.
Lol, I saw something on TV where a guy in New York City did that to a friend's apartment; absolutely everything was wrapped in aluminum foil. Great for office morale! I miss the young guys we use to have in our office--one went to A&M, the other Texas, and they were always Post-It-Noting eachother's offices or fooling around with pictures, but nothing elaborate as that!

Lurking Nerd
2006-Jun-26, 07:03 PM
We had another coworker who just turned 30 and his office was Post-It-Noted. All monitors and equipement in his office as well as his office door were covered. They've really become more elaborate in the last few years. I think it has to do with the number of people working here shrinking so it doesn't happen all that often.

Captain Kidd
2006-Jul-25, 02:25 AM
Daytona Beach from the Sunglow Fishing Pier. There was wind and surf shaking the pier along with people walking about on it, so there's more blurring than I'd like. Above the first of three low condos on the left is a storm with lightning in it. Unfortunately my wife didn't get the camera to me in time (like an idoit I left it at the beach house when I went fishing) so I missed the really good lightning displays.

http://home.comcast.net/~mcclanahans/Night_Sky_08_RJ.jpg

ToSeek
2006-Jul-25, 02:22 PM
Still a great image.

suntrack2
2006-Jul-25, 03:31 PM
wow, captain kidd, what a nice image here, really funtastic view, even clouds are looking clear in the night.

PetersCreek
2006-Jul-25, 04:41 PM
Great thread and great photos! Here are a few from near my home...

1. http://www.brettluna.com/img/s4/v67/p1179417256-11.jpg (http://www.brettluna.com/img/s4/v67/p1179417256-5.jpg) .... 2. http://www.brettluna.com/img/s4/v67/p1166674686-11.jpg (http://www.brettluna.com/img/s4/v67/p1166674686-5.jpg) .... 3. http://www.brettluna.com/img/s1/v55/p1166669392-11.jpg (http://www.brettluna.com/img/s1/v55/p1166669392-5.jpg)

1. Knik River, Mat-Su Valley, Alaska
2. Thunderbird Falls, Chugach State Park, Alaska
3. Sunset over wetlands near Eklutna, Alaska

Clickable thumbnails...just don't mind my dissheveled website. Work in progress.

Captain Kidd
2006-Jul-25, 04:44 PM
Thanks, I like it enough that I think I'm going to make it my desktop for awhile. I need to adjust it a bit more I see. My flat panel monitor showed it more brightly than the CRTs here at work.

I love the motion blurring of the clouds at the edges, everything pulls the eye to the center quite nicely. I can luck out at times.

Captain Kidd
2006-Jul-25, 04:46 PM
3. Sunset over wetlands near Eklutna, Alaska

Wow, I love that shot.

Wolverine
2006-Aug-13, 07:16 PM
Sunset, August 8th.

turbo-1
2006-Aug-13, 10:42 PM
Here is a photo of my old Wide Glide. I took this on a fall day (note the gloves on the seat) and felt that the fall foliage clashed with the paint-job, so I Photoshopped it all out, leaving just the paint job and the plug wires colored. This bike had head-work by Dave Perewitz (East-coast bike guru), an EV3 cam, an S&S racing carb with Yost Power-tube pre-atomizer, K&N air filter in an S&S breather, and a low-restriction exhaust with anti-reversion features. If you twist the grip, better hold on.

http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/5333/fxwgwpia5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Aug-22, 04:03 AM
While flying back from Ireland in May, I looked out the window as we were flying over Greenland and and got a picture of this glacier. You can see the river of ice very clearly.

ToSeek
2006-Aug-23, 02:14 PM
That's a cool photo.

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Aug-25, 04:49 AM
That's a cool photo.
Thanks. Unfortunately now with increased security, there won't be anymore pictures taken out of the plane windows. Cameras aren't allowed in carry-on luggage any longer.

HenrikOlsen
2006-Aug-25, 09:24 AM
Ah, another case of "if we harass them enough they'll think we're doing our job" security thinking.

Lurking Nerd
2006-Aug-31, 11:06 PM
Just wanted to share a few pictures showing the area I live in. If you drive about 5 miles out of town, there is the start of a trail system that climbs up to a M (For Montana Status University) that is whitewashed on the side of the hill. A website I found said the elevation change is about 850 ft. The trail we took was a mile and half trek that switchbacked all over the hill.

The first picture is looking up from the parking area. The second is looking back at the parking area once we reached the top. The others are the view over the valley and town once you are up there. Sorry it's so hazy as there are several fires in the region and the smoke is everywhere. Two days after this, the smoke was so bad that you couldn't see a quarter as far. I need to try to get a picture next spring when things are green but I just wanted to share these now.