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Old 03-12-2014, 12:58 PM   #601
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Thanks! At some point, the blaze looked completely out of control and I thought that the whole neighborhood might burn down!
This made the news all the way in Denver! Glad you're not affected.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:02 PM   #602
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I know you are FIREd but those photos look like you were close enough to be SINGEd....
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:31 PM   #603
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:50 PM   #604
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I know you are FIREd but those photos look like you were close enough to be SINGEd....
I was not that close (about 800ft away), but my camera has a big optical zoom which allowed me to close in safely on the action. Still, I could feel the intense heat from the blaze from my vantage point. The building is still smoldering this morning.

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Read about the blaze in the news yesterday. glad you're OK
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Death of a Mall by jglennhart, on Flickr


Walking around a mall that has been dead for several years, save for a few anchor stores moving out his year. Took some preliminary snapshots today for a possible photo essay, Death of a Mall; or some such. Photos were snapped quickly with iPhone. Trying not to be too conspicuous, lol...


Death of a Mall 2 by jglennhart, on Flickr


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One of Dale Chihuly's art exhibits ImageUploadedByEarly Retirement Forum1394753380.612806.jpg in the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden
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A few recent photos from around my yard.
#1 is Cedar Waxwing with a beak full of Spanish Moss.
#2 is Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I rotated this photo 90% CW. The bird was actually hanging from bottom of branch, but that composition just felt weird when viewed.
#3 is obviously a bee. I find bees difficult to shoot. The AF on the DSLR/Lens combo I was using has difficulty focusing on small, high-speed objects. I had to take a lot of shots to get one with acceptable focus.
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Nice shots.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:48 AM   #611
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i took the little fuji x100s out yesterday for a spin at street photography here in flushing ,queens ny.

great camera with awesome features for street photography. i find i use it more than my nikon d800. quite a few are at iso 1000 or more.


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other areas of interest are macro , i love bugs and flowers you can never get to close is my motto. luckily i have not been bitten or stung yet.

nikon d800 with 105mm vr and r1c1 macro flash, and lots of extension tubes.

i enjoy teaching others the art of macro photography. once you learn it becomes so easy to do and cranking out nice shots of flowers and bugs becomes easier and easier.









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we like wildlife photography too.









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Great macro shots! I can't wait for spring to get out with the camera and do some more of that.
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me too. my wife and i are both into photography and when we are not with the grandkids we are out doing our photography thing.

the problem with us both being into it is we have no adult supervision.

whatever we want to buy no matter what it costs there is no one to say no ,don't buy that. in fact we need 2 of everything.

we ended up spending 18k last year on all new stuff and no one stopped us ha ha ha...
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here are a few flower shots, i like flower guts.... marilyn is more a capture the entire flower kind of photographer but i like the inner world of flower guts.










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the problem with us both being into it is we have no adult supervision.
I understand that! DW likes the results - she loves what I do with family photos so she accepts my expenses - but if both of us were deep into it we'd be way overspending on gear.

I've done some photo books with Lightroom and the Blurb plugin that comes with LR of family gatherings that if you can catch it on sale come out to ~$17 each for 7x7 pages. Order half a dozen copies and family goes gaga over it.
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we are starting to put one together of the new grandkids.

i love the look of the photobooks ..
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I bought the Nikon R1 flash kit last spring using the pop-up flash on the D7000 for the commander, really like that. Lens is the 85mm DX macro. The 200mm macro is on my "wish list". The first two were taken in daylight and I used the flash to kill the ambient. 1/250 sec. @f/25 on those.
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That's strange - I'm looking at the same images in LR and here they show up about 1.5 stops overexposed losing detail in the white flower and the stalk on the tree buds. The same jpg images. What would cause that?
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