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Old 09-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #161
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Well, I did move the slide switch to write-protect the card. I'm not sure how foolproof that is (I've been out of the forensics field for a decade) but it used to be an "almost" sure thing.

But I'll keep that in mind in the future. No problems with it today. Looking at the contacts with a magnifying glass I did later see some spots of crud (technical term) on them that came off with alcohol. That was probably it.
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A couple from today. Went looking for fall colors but found none.

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Well, I did move the slide switch to write-protect the card. ...
Yes, I think that should be very safe. I'm pretty sure (not 100%, maybe 99.999?) that even bad instructions from a bad contact would not allow any writing to happen with the switch set - I'm assuming that is really a hard switch that can't be over ruled by anything other than a lightning strike.

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Old 09-30-2013, 12:52 PM   #164
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DW is catching the photography bug. She used to use our canon powershot sd850is, but has been using her phone for the past year or so. Today she told me that she wants a "point and shoot". She'll use it almost exclusively for people shots - family gatherings, etc. I'm looking at reviews, but there isn't a clear best choice.

Photo guys and gals - do you have a recommendation for a point & shoot camera?
Get one with a viewfinder. The LCD screens tend to wash out with almost any backlight...
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Fun watching young squirrel - Canon SX40 HS, no editing

He/she eventually went for it but I was too slow with the camera...
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Just hanging out...
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Scratching an itch...
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35 feet above us, loudly screeching at our dog who was digging up stashes of nuts buried in our yard...
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Interesting comments by Thom Hogan on the stare of mirrorless camera systems these days.

At www.sansmirror.com on 10/3 /13
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Interesting comments by Thom Hogan on the stare of mirrorless camera systems these days.

At Welcome to Sans Mirror | Sans Mirror ? mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras | Thom Hogan on 10/3 /13
I very much want a Fuji X100S. It's pretty close to my ideal camera, but I'm too frugal so will have to be content with lugging my bulky old 9 year-old DSLR around for a few more years.
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He/she eventually went for it but I was too slow with the camera... Just hanging out... Scratching an itch... 35 feet above us, loudly screeching at our dog who was digging up stashes of nuts buried in our yard...
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My niece's husband did a yoga night photo shoot, so I tagged along and took a few shots

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I used to fancy my hand at street photography, but discovered that it was really hard work. I would spend several hours wandering around with a camera and come away with no good pictures, or maybe just one.

The one at top left was taken at an anti-war protest. On looking at the photo some time after taking it, I noticed something about the young woman that made her presence at a rally for peace quite poignant.
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I see what you mean.
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I didn't see it until I enlarged the photo. Yes, poignant.

And I like the contrast (not the photographic kind) in the lower left shot.
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Still life of our farmers market purchases:
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Gee, thanks. Now I'm hungry again.
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While I have the screens out for cleaning/weathersealing the porch and deck presents some opportunities for spiderweb photos. These were last night, lighted by either a pair of SB-900's or the Nikon R1 macro flash with the 85mm macro lens.
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While I have the screens out for cleaning/weathersealing the porch and deck presents some opportunities for spiderweb photos. These were last night, lighted by either a pair of SB-900's or the Nikon R1 macro flash with the 85mm macro lens.
Perfect Halloween pics!
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DW actually suggested printing it out and taping to the front door on Halloween. Very unusual for her to think of anything about scaring the kids.

These were this morning, it was raining so hard one could hardly see the trees but by the time I got the tripod and camera out the rain had almost stopped so I decided to do some panoramas instead. I didn't plan anything outside because of the forecast for lots of nasty weather that didn't materialize. That last one is a full 180 panorama on the back porch. Nikon 10-24mm zoom, tripod (fairly low light and small aperture for depth of field).
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While I have the screens out for cleaning/weathersealing the porch and deck presents some opportunities for spiderweb photos. These were last night, lighted by either a pair of SB-900's or the Nikon R1 macro flash with the 85mm macro lens.
Nice lighting on that spider.

I shot this in the woods. nikon D7000, 50mm hand held. Happy Halloween.
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While I have the screens out for cleaning/weathersealing the porch and deck presents some opportunities for spiderweb photos. These were last night, lighted by either a pair of SB-900's or the Nikon R1 macro flash with the 85mm macro lens.
Thanks for posting your lighting technique! It helps to see a shot and how the photographer provided lighting for it.
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